News and Notes

Game schedule is ready for the Bethlehem tournament March 20-21....
Sat, Mar 20 8:00a vs. Millbrook
Sat, Mar 20 2:00p vs. Berkshire
Sun, Mar 21 8:00a vs. Bethlehem
Sun, Mar 21 12:30p Consolation Game
Sun, Mar 21 3:30p Championship Game

Also, the team party will be Fri nite at 7pm. Check with Trish for details.
Sectionals schedule was received yesterday. The Sectional tournament has been changed from Clinton to Kennedy Arena in Rome. The schedule is:
Sat, Feb 28 11:30a Whitestown vs. Binghamton
Sat, Feb 28 5:00p Rome vs. Whitestown
Sun, Feb 29 10:15a Skaneateles vs. Whitestown
The top two teams out of this tournament will advance to State competition in Camillus on March 12-14. Please make sure all players are mentally ready, and at the rink an hour before the scheduled game time.
We also have been invited to a tournament in Bethlehem March 20-21. An informational form will be sent out, canvassing for interest. Please return the form to me as soon as possible.
Congratulations to the Squirts for a fine performance at Pre-Sectionals in Rome. The Squirts won 4 out of 5 games this weekend, beating their opponents by a total of 25 goals for and 11 against, and outshooting the opponents by a total of 122-67. The players should be very proud of their team performance. They passed well, and played hard, and gave the parents a weekend to be extremely proud of.
Tentative schedule is in for Pre-Sectionals in Rome. This is still subject to change, as ice times may need to be adjusted at the Kennedy Arena in Rome. Keep watching for updates. The top two teams coming out of this tournament will advance to sectionals in Clinton.
Thanks for bearing with me while I experienced technical difficulties with the old web server. The fellow who owns this new server lives here in town, but his servers are in Las Vegas and Houston. Hopefully this will last more than the 9 months that the last server was operational. Feel free to visit the main Biscardifamily page, and check out some new updates. Please have patience while I work to fix some broken links....and some of the counters need to be rewritten.
Several more difficult games ahead....but this should keep us on point for Sectional play. Doubleheader on Saturday, and a road trip the following weekend....
Back from beautiful Southeastern Connecticut with the "Terrific Ten". The scores don't indicate how well the kids played, and they showed a lot of heart being short on the bench for the weekend. Thanks to our guest Matt M, who played an awesome 3 games, and seemed to fit right in. We had a great weekend, and hope to make a return appearance next year if possible. The Seahawks were gracious hosts, and ran a super tournament, considering this was their first annual Christmas tourney.
Thanks also to Mrs. Lupini, and Mr. Smith for all the setup and arrangements for both the tourney and the hotel. Excellent job.....
We have our tournament times for Connecticut.
Fri, Dec 26 2:15p Whitestown vs. Bridgeport at Norwich Rink
Sat, Dec 27 8:15a Whitestown vs. Southeastern Ct at Norwich Rink
Sat, Dec 27 8:00p Whitestown vs. Middlesex at CT College
Sun, Dec 28 (if necessary) 11:20a Championship Game at Norwich Rink

Look for directions again, and more details as they become available. This schedule may be amended if they can find a 4th team at the last minute. Plan on spending Friday and Saturday nights in sunny (hopefully) southeastern Connecticut...

Tournament times are coming in. We are firmed up for our own Esche Travel Tournament:
Fri, Dec 12 5:00p Whitestown vs. Adirondack
Sat, Dec 13 8:30a Binghamton vs. Whitestown
Sat, Dec 13 3:30p Whitestown vs. Elmira

Also we have a rough guideline for the Connecticut tournament. Plan on a game as early as:
3pm on Friday, Dec 26
and 2 games on Saturday (possibly 8am and 4pm)
Championship game to be played Sunday around 11am
Times are not firmed up yet, because they are waiting for a 4th Squirt team to be locked in.

And for the Clinton tournament in January, we are tentatively looking at:
Fri, Jan 2 6:30p Clinton vs. Whitestown
Sat, Jan 3 11:25a Clifton Park vs. Whitestown
Sat, Jan 3 6:10p Whitestown vs. Rome
Sun, Jan 4 1:30p Championship Game

Remember, these are all subject to change. Keep looking here for changes, and report any problems to the Webmaster.

Tournament times are set for the Skaneateles Thanksgiving tournament....we will be playing:
Fri, Nov 28 6:00p Whitestown vs. Center State at Allyn Rink (new rink)
Sat, Nov 29 9:30a Whitestown vs. Webster at Allyn Rink
Sat, Nov 29 2:30p Whitestown vs. Skaneateles at Austin Park (old rink)

Also, be prepared in case there is a gate fee...last year it was around $20. The new Community Center (Allyn Rink), has a great snack bar, a pool and water play area, and is a good place to hang out for a while.

Pictures will be taken at practice on Friday, Nov 21. New photographer this year, and the packages look very good. For details, look at the postings at the rink. Also, everyone should have gotten a sheet with pricing details.

There are a few changes to the schedule. Look for the "updated" graphic on the web page. As soon as we confirm our tournaments, I will distribute new schedules, but look here as the main source of info.

Thanks to all who helped me grieve my 50th trip around the sun...You folks are all very special to us, and we enjoy our "hockey family" almost as much as our own families. Anything that helps us get thru the long CNY winters is greatly appreciated. Thanks from all the Biscardis.

If anyone has pictures or digital photos of the kids for an online scrapbook, feel free to pass it along...

The players continue to look well. They passed well, held their positions well last weekend and continue to grow in skills and game sense. Excellent showing against Ithaca....and Keep it Positive...

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