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The #8 jersey worn last year by Frank DiChara who went on to be the MJHL Leading Scorer and voted the League MVP has returned to show it powers.  

PhotoReturning Jr. Royals player JT Hall  switched from his last year #7 to the #8 jersey and scored 5 goals in the season opener vs. the Boston Bulldogs.   Hall also had an assist on the day finishing the game with 6 points.   JT was voted by the team as an Assistant Capt. for this season.  Along with the 5 goals scored by Hall was 2 goals by Nick Drixis one by Zaverdas and one by Goldberg.   Final score was Royals 9 - Boston Bulldogs 3

Game #2 of the opening weekend had the Royals playing the host team Scranton Knights.   Andrew Green opened the scoring  followed by Matt Goldberg with two power play goals and Vinny Monfredo and Michael Cartwright with one each.   Corey Cairo got the win stopping all 20 shots to earn the teams first shutout of the year.

Game #3 of the weekend put the Jr Royals vs the Cranston Reds.  Jake Bichko opened the scoring in the first and got another in the second for a two goal day.  Assistant Capt. Vincent Monfredo also got two goals and three assists.   Cartwright, Hall and Zaverdas got one goal each for a final score of Royals 7 - Cranston 3.   Marchetti got the win stopping 34 of 37 shots.

Hall  finished the three game weekend with a total of 6 goals and 5 assists for a total of 11 points.


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Robert O'Gara Robert O'Gara has been drafted by the Boston Bruins in the fifth round with the 151st pick of the NHL draft. O'Gara who has committed to Yale University made his final choice from between Harvard, Yale, and Princeton. O'Gara is a 6'3" 185lb. strong two-way defenseman with good hands and a good stick.

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Frank Dichiara Long Island Royals Frank Dichiara has been tendered to play for the St. Louis Bandits in the North American Hockey League. Dichiara who lead the MET league in scoring and was the League MVP has signed with the Saint Louis Bandits for the 2011-2012 season. Coach Browns' bandits have won NAHL championship 3 out the last 4 years (07,08 and 09), the hope is that the signing of Dichiara along with some key draft picks can help bring them back this coming season to the championship game. Frank Dichiara Dichiara has high expectations for his future and when asked about going to the Bandits was quoted as saying, "There is a natural growth in hockey that you have to follow. Each step you take leads to another and the opportunity to play for Coach Brown and one of if not the best organizations in the NAHL is going to help me reach my goal." Dichiara who will graduate this year from High School has a 4.0 GPA and is in the top 10% of his class this Jr Royals players has a bright future and we hope that the path he is on leads to continued success.

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Benoit Hogue The Long Island Junior Royals are pleased to announce that former NHL star Benoit Hogue has agreed to join their coaching staff. Hogue's career spanned from 1987 to 2001. He played in 863 regular season, and 92 playoff games for ten different teams.

His best years came with the Islanders from 1991-1995. Hogue registered 105 goals during his three and a half season stay in Nassau, adding 124 assists along the way.

He managed point totals of 75, 75 and 69 in his three full years with the Isles, helping the organization to the Wales Conference Finals against Montreal in 1992-1993.

During his NHL career, Hogue tallied 222 goals and 321 assists. He won the Stanley Cup with the Dallas Stars in 1999.

For the past several years, "Benny" -- as he prefers to be called --- has been the head coach of the Junior Islanders Peewee Elite team that participates in the Quebec Summer Tournament. According to Royals assistant coach Tony Colombo, "Benny is an excellent coach, role model and all around great guy."

The Junior Royals are proud to have Benoit Hogue as part of their coaching staff and look forward to the upcoming season.

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Mike Schwartz
The Jr Royals are proud to announce that Mike Schwartz has committed to the Bisons of Nichols College for the upcoming 2011/2012 season. Nichols College is located in Dudley, Massachusetts and is a member of the ECAC Northeast, an eight-member conference at the NCAA Division III level.
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Stephen Castriota The Long Island Rebels and the Jr. Royals are very proud to announce that standout forward, Stephen Castriota, has committed to the Blue Devils of Fredonia State College for the 2011/2012 season. Fredonia is a member of the SUNYAC Conference, which is arguably the strongest Division III Conference in the United States. Stephen becomes the fourth player from this year’s New York Bobcats to receive a commitment to play collegiate hockey.

Stephen went to the Bobcats from the Junior "B" Long Island Royals, where he played during the 08/09 season. During that season, Stephen was an MJHL All-Star, and finished 4th overall in league scoring. Prior to joining the Junior “B” Royals, Stephen was a key player for the Long Island Royals Midget Minor 07/08 team, which earned a New York State Tier I Championship and a National Semi-final appearance. As a Long Island Rebel, he earned a Bantam and Midget Minor NYS Tier II State Championship, which respectively led to Final and Semi-final appearances in the U.S. Nationals. In addition to his travel youth hockey accomplishments, Stephen earned a Silver Medal with Team Long Island in the 2008 Empire State Games and was a High School Vytra Cup All-Star during the 07/08 and 08/09 seasons.

Stephen hopes to make an immediate impact on the ice at Fredonia. He plans to pursue a degree in Business Administration.

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Brett Roman Photo The Jr Royals are proud to announce that goaltender, Brett Roman, has committed to the Rams of Suffolk University for the 2011/2012 season. Located in the heart of downtown Boston, Suffolk is a Division III program and member of the ECAC Northeast Conference. Brett becomes the sixth player from this year’s New York Bobcats to receive a commitment to play collegiate hockey.

Having played the most minutes of any goalie on the Bobcats, Brett’s contributions in net played an important role in the team’s overall success this past season. Appearing in 21 games, he earned a terrific 11-2-2-0-1 record with a .905 save percentage and 3.26 goals against average. A rookie this past season, Brett battled hard to earn a spot in the regular goalie rotation and was in net during some of the team’s most memorable games, including a 4-4 tie against the New Jersey Hitmen, the EJHL’s top team at the time. The work ethic and focus he displayed on the ice every day was a primary factor in his overall success and improvement throughout the season.

Before joining the Bobcats, Brett was a member of the Long Island Royals 2009/2010 Junior B National Qualifiers. As their top goalie, he played in 28 games, earning a 19-7-2 record while posting a 2.92 goals against average and .905 save percentage.

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2011 Keegan Cup MJHL Championship

For the second time in four years the Jr Royals captured the Metropolitan Junior Hockey League Championship taking home the prized "Keegan Cup".

The Royals finished the season with a 31-6 season record winning their division and moved into the first round of playoffs vs. the New Jersey Rockets in a best of three game series. The Royals finished the Rockets off in two games (5-2, 8-2)and moved into the second round.

The next best of three game series was vs Suffolk PAL. The Royals once again finished off the series in just two games (8-4, 6-3) qualifying them for the Keegan Cup frozen four and a Nationals Tournament spot.

The first game of the Keegan Cup series was vs the Dowd Division Winner Central Penn Panthers who finished the regular season with a 32-2-3 record. Royals goalie Berndan Jones stepped up to shutout the Panthers earning the Royals a win with a final score of 2-0.

The Keegan Cup Championship matched the Jr Royals vs the Palm Beach Hawks. The Royals came out of the gate flying putting up three goals in the first 90 seconds the first by Greg Cartwright with just :31 seconds on the clock. The Royals offensive machine never stopped putting up a total of 13 goals to win the cup.

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PhotoFor the second time in four years the Jr Royals captured the Metropolitan Junior Hockey League Championship taking home the prized "Keegan Cup" .   The Royals finished the season with a 31-6 season record winning their division and moved into the first round of playoffs vs. the New Jersey Rockets in a best of three game series.   The Royals finished the Rockets off in two games (5-2, 8-2)and moved into the second round. The next best of three game series was vs Suffolk PAL.  The Royals once again finished off the series in just two games (8-4, 6-3) qualifying them for the Keegan Cup frozen four and a Nationals Tournament spot. The first game of the Keegan Cup series was vs the Dowd Division Winner Central Penn Panthers who finished the regular season with a 32-2-3 record.   Royals goalie Berndan Jones stepped up to shutout the Panthers earning the Royals a win with a final score of 2-0. The Keegan Cup Championship matched the Jr Royals vs the Palm Beach Hawks.  The Royals came out of the gate flying putting up three goals in the first 90 seconds the first by Greg Cartwright with just :31 seconds on the clock.   The Royals offensive machine never stopped putting up a total of 13 goals to win the cup.

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Seven members of the Jr. Royals 2010-2011 team were selected to represent the MET League North at the 2011 MJHL All Star Weekend. Congratulations to:  Tyler Young, Sean Keating, Anthony Reagan, Frank DiChiara, Vincent Caligiuri, Nick Innella (not in photo),  and Greg Cartwright (not in photo).

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