Carlisle CHILL Light the Lamp in Rochester
The Carlisle Chill Peewee Hockey Club journeyed to Rochester, NY Dec 2-4 to participate in the 2nd Annual Rochester Red Lamp tournament (A/AA division). Friday saw the Chill open their round robin schedule with a pair of games, a solid 3-2 win over the Halton Ravens, followed up with a tough 6-2 loss against the top-ranked Burlington Cougars. With their work cut out for them the Chill suited up on Saturday morning and handed the Tri-City Titans a 5-0 loss earning the Chill a 4 seed and a date with the Cougars in the semis.
The team came to play on Saturday afternoon in the semis, led by solid goaltending from Andrew Cushnie and Nathan Rolfe, the Chill hung on through overtime to force a shoot-out against the favoured Cougars. Leo Manchisi and Braxton Peters provided a pair of goals in the shoot-out, to go along with Cushnie’s two saves to send the Chill to the final on Sunday!
Sunday’s final did not disappoint, in a feisty affair the Chill, led by tournament co-MVPs Braxton Peters and Ethan Thomas, held off the Conacher AAAs 4-2 to earn their first ever banner.
CHILL Announce "Hockey Night in Carlisle" Home Games
Hockey Night in Carlisle comes to the Carlisle Arena select Saturdays at 8pm! Come out and support your local CHILL Hockey Program.
Nov 12th vs Hamilton Bruins - PRESENTED BY ADVANT LEASING
Dec 17th vs Hamilton Steecats - PRESENTED BY INDIA VILLAGE
Jan 21st vs Brant Phantoms - PRESENTED BY CHRISTA'S CAKES
Feb 11th vs Royal City Kings - PRESENTED BY BABONY POST & HOLE
Feb 25th vs London Cobras - PRESENTED BY LANDSCAPING CONCEPTS
Mar 11th vs Tri-City Titans
Apr 1st vs Brant Phantoms - PRESENTED BY CARLISLE SKATE SHARPENING
ORHL Forms Part of New Federation
This August (2016), AAU National Chair Keith Noll announced the sanctioning of the NIHF (National Independent Hockey Federation). The NIHF is the newest member of the AAU Ice Hockey family and provides A - AA and AAA levels of play.
Current NIHF members include the GNAHL (Greater Niagara Amateur Hockey League) with over 200 teams from Mite to Midget, the AAU Elite North American Showcase Series and the “ORHL” (Ontario Rep Hockey League) from Canada with over 60 teams planned this year.
CHILL Hockey 5K Summer Shot Challenge SUCCESS
What a summer!!!! Congratulations to all the players who completed the 5,000 shot challenge... and some of you didn't stop at 5,000! Overall the entire team completed 46,595 shots - AMAZING.
Congratulations to #71 Tomas Perosevic (left) for being the first CHILL player to complete this summer's challenge.
#88 Trent Groves (top right) finished right behind Tom, with some impressive MPH on the shot clock.
#8 Kiefer Sharman (bottom right), despite being away a significant piece of the summer, improvised "cottage style" to be the 3rd CHILL player to complete the 5,000.
Honour Roll Players:
#71 Tom Perosevic 6125
#88 Trent Groves 5800
#21 Noah Vogel 5100
#11 Brady Kuzma 5040
#19 Cameron Morris 5001
#8 Kiefer Sharman 5000
Special mention to our goalies, who also combined for 5,475 shots!!
CHILL Win Inaugural Game
On June 10, 2016 the Carlisle CHILL Hockey Club played their inaugural game, a spring hockey match versus the Vaughan Ice Dogs in the AA/A division of the Toronto Top Gun Challenge. Despite having only skated together 4 times previously, the team won 5-3 with the inaugural franchise goal scored by #88 Trent Groves. Goaltenders #1 Nathan Rolfe and #31 Andrew Cushnie split duties and shared the first franchise win.
Strength & Conditioning Program Launches May 28th
Milton District High School
396 Williams Ave, Milton
Arrive 9:45am, approx 2hrs for the Session
Pre-Season Combine Workout:
This strength and conditioning session will consist of a number of exercises and tests that will allow our Strength & Conditioning Coach to set a baseline of where the team is prior to the summer.
Activities will include:
- shot speed
- 40 yard dash
- standing long jump
- medicine ball throw
- push ups/crunch in 1 minute
- individual agility drills
Post-Session Action Plan:
Jeff will then put a program together for the team and each player based on these results, that can be completed over the summer. Will keep our players fit and healthy!
CHILL land AA Experience and Talent
The Carlisle CHILL have announced the signing of Nathan Noronha, an extremely talented and versatile player, who played the last 2 years with a local Flamborough-area AA team. Nathan had key roles in their 2014 Pittsburgh Classic win, as well as their finalist run in the Chicago Cup in 2015, and the CHILL coaching staff are looking forward to Nathan bringing his winning attitude and leadership to the CHILL locker room in 2016.
CHILL add Speed, Size & Skill
The Carlisle CHILL are excited to announce the signing of Brynn Miller, a dominant force from the OWHA's North Halton Twister Peewee A team. In early skates with the CHILL, you'd never have know Brynn spent most of the 2015/16 season sidelined with a broken fibula & tibia. Prior to 2015/16 Brynn was a consistent "top 2" goal scorer with the Twisters organization. CHILL coaches couldn't be happier to have Brynn part of the CHILL family (literally... with brother Liam on the roster as well!).
CHILL add Local Power Duo
The Carlisle CHILL are thrilled to announce their latest signings of Cameron Morris (L) and Noah Vogel (R) from the Peewee division of a Flamborough-area hockey league. Both have Select experience and will provide an immediate impact to the CHILL.
- at 5'2" and with skills to match, Cameron brings a package of size & speed that the CHILL are enthusiastic about.
- with a cannon shot and fantastic hockey sense, Noah adds a level of versatility & experience the CHILL are thrilled to have.
CHILL Sign Top Local Talent
The Carlisle CHILL are thrilled to announce the signing of Trent Groves, a dominant player (48G, 15A, 21GP) within the Atom divison of a Flamborough-area hockey league. Like Leo Manchisi earlier, Trent's signing reunites him with several members of a previous championship team. CHILL Coaching Staff hope to rekindle that championship drive & focus with a great 2016-17.
CHILL Add Offesive Punch
The Carlisle CHILL are thrilled to announce the signing of Leo Manchisi, one of the top scorers (10G, 14A) of the Alliance's Atom Burlington Bulldogs. Leo's signing reunites him with several members of a previous championship team; both the CHILL coaching staff and Leo look forward to great 2016-17.
CHILL sign Trio of Talent
The Carlisle CHILL continue to build out their top flight 2016-17 roster; this time adding Speed, Size, Grit and Playmaking.
- #41 Declan Babony adds key size & strength, along with his Top-10 goal scoring (11G) skills.
- #7 Liam Miller split time between the ORHL and the OMHA Winterhawks, and brings a strong level of intensity, checking and skill.
- #2 Ethan Thomas, viewed as one of the smoothest skaters in the ORHL, strengthens the CHILL with his league-leading playmaking (19 A) ability.
CHILL lock up top ORHL Goalies
The Carlisle CHILL are thrilled to announce their 2016-17 goalies, #31 Andrew Cushnie and #1 Nathan Rolfe. As members of the ORHL Atom Spitfires, Andrew & Nate currently lead the league with 19 wins and a combined 2.76 GAA.
CHILL sign first 4 players
The Carlisle Chill have locked up 4 players from the first place Oakville Spitfires to their 2016/17 roster, including current ORHL Atom leading scorer #86 Braxton Peters (64G, 16A).
Joining Braxton on the CHILL are:
one of the league's best 2way players, #55 Tomas Perosevic (14pts, 20PIM)
feisty, speedy winger #11 Brady Kuzma (5G, 12A)
multi-position player and hard-nosed league leader in PIM, #8 Kiefer Sharman (20pts, 26PIM)
CHILL unveil jersey concept
Jersey outlines have been created for the inaugural season. The team is still deciding on a final markup and style; however, logos and colour palette are confirmed. Stay tuned for the final copy!
CHILL granted expansion team
The Carlisle Chill have been officially granted an expansion franchise for the upcoming 2016-17 season in the Peewee division of the ORHL.