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August 18, 2011

Hockey | Playing catch-up, part I

Posted by: Feldman

Amazing what can pile up when you're on vacation for a bit (Phersy should know what this feels like, since he's always on a vacation).

Here are a few notes to toss out there for now, and I'll have a post on the Lourdes boys hockey team's summer practices a little later tonight. I went over and talked to coach Josh Spaniol during their final week of summer workouts in late July. I didn't get around to posting anything, as I was waiting to hear how a couple of their players did in Junior tryout camps (not that any of them anticipated leaving high school, but I was waiting to see how they fared at those camps).

So, for some notes:

• Former Rochester Century standout d-man Connor Faupel will play for Neepawa of the Manitoba Junior Hockey League this coming season. It's a nice move for Faupel, who passed up his senior season at Century to play for the Russell Stover midget program in Kansas City. I'll put in a call to Faupel tonight and hopefully find out more about his decision.

From what I'm told, he had the chance to go to three or four other places, including another team in the MJHL (which is a Tier II league in Canada), and to Helena, which won the USA Hockey Junior A, Tier III, national championship here in Rochester back in April. Faupel leaves for Neepawa on Tuesday. Neepawa is about 45 miles northeast of Brandon, Manitoba, or about 130 miles west of Winnipeg.

• Former Rochester Mayo forward Charlie Thauwald has become the most recent Rochester native to commit to a Division I hockey program. Thauwald made it official with Minnesota State, Mankato, last week. The 6-foot-3, 225-pound Thauwald could make an immediate physical impact for the Mavericks. He'll be the biggest player on the team (along with LaCrescent's Eriah Hayes, who goes 6-4, 210) and the second member of his family to play D-I hockey (his brother, Scott, played at Colorado College and now plays professionally in Australia).

Charlie left Mayo before his senior season to play with Chicago of the USHL. After suffering an injury there, he played part of the 2009-10 season with Owatonna of the NAHL. Last season, he was a key member of the Fairbanks Ice Dogs' run to the NAHL (Robertson Cup) championship, along with Lourdes grads Tyler Voigt and Pete Spratte.

• The University of Maine has posted its men's hockey roster, and former Mayo defenseman Bill Norman will wear No. 12 for the Black Bears. Norman is listed at 5-feet-9, 160 pounds, so he'll have to use his speed and hockey sense — like he did at Mayo last season — to have an impact in Hockey East this year. The closest Maine comes to Minnesota this season is a two-game series at North Dakota, Oct. 14 and 15.

• Another former Century standout, goalie Alex Kangas, is officially a free agent. He wasn't signed by the team that drafted him — Winnipeg (actually drafted by Atlanta, of course, in 2006) — by Monday, so he's free to sign with another NHL team, or go overseas, if he chooses.

• Rochester native Colin Stuart re-signed with the Buffalo Sabres organization last month. Stuart reportedly signed a one-year, two-way deal, which will pay him $525,000 if he sticks in the NHL, or less if he plays with Buffalo's AHL affiliate in Portland, Maine. Stuart had 16 goals and 28 assists in 72 regular season games with Portland last season. He added three goals and four assists in 12 playoff games. He also played in three games for the Sabres, with no points and two penalty minutes.

• As Phersy noted in a previous post, the Rochester Ice Hawks are holding their final tryout camp this weekend, beginning tomorrow (Friday) and running through Sunday. They jump right into training camp on Monday.

December 03, 2010

Pro Hockey | Canzanello part of historic shootout

FELDY: Rochester native Andy Canzanello was recently part of what the IIHF believes to be the longest shootout in the history of professional hockey.

Canzanello plays for the Straubing Tigers of the German DEL league (the top pro league in Germany). On Nov. 22, Straubing defeated EHC Munchen, 5-4, in a shootout that lasted 21 rounds. It took until the 42nd penalty shot to decide the game.

Canzanello scored a crucial goal in the shootout -- in the 18th round -- but Neville Rautert countered for EHC Munchen.

The game ended when Straubing's Eric Meloche, who played in 74 NHL games for Philadelphia, scored on the first attempt of the 21st round, the 41st overall penalty shot. Munchen's Stephane Julien couldn't answer on the 42nd shot.

Only nine goals were scored in the shootout.

The longest shootout in NHL history occurred on Nov. 25, 2005, when the New York Rangers beat the Washington Capitals in the 15th round.

According to the IIHF, the longest hockey game in history occurred in 1936, when the Detroit Red Wings beat the Montreal Maroons in an NHL playoff game that lasted 176 minutes, 30 seconds.

Canzanello was a Mr. Hockey finalist when he played at Mayo in the late-1990s. He went on to play four seasons at Colorado College (2000-04), where he played in 153 games and compiled 15 goals and 69 assists for 84 career points. He has played with Straubing since the 2007-08 season, after spending three seasons in the AHL.