2011-2012 LV FLAMES TEAM ROSTERS
|LEHIGH VALLEY FLAMES TEAM ROSTER ARCHIVE FOR THE 2011-2012 SEASON|
|SWARTZ IV; JAMES||17||D||ALLENTOWN|
|MARK SPEASE||HEAD COACH|
|ZACH JONES||ASSISTANT COACH|
|Alec Weiss||Head Coach|
|E. Robert Johnson||Head Coach|
|Rich Crowley||Assistant Coach|
|David Beedle||Assistant Coach|
|Andrews; David||27||D||Emmaus; PA|
|Ballister; Jarrett||15||G||Easton; PA|
|Dratch; Evan||14||F||Allentown; PA|
|Goodman; Jackson||37||D||Macungie; PA|
|Hess; Justin||22||F||Mountain Top; PA|
|Kernoshak; Lance||34||D||Columbia; NJ|
|Kristan; Dan||68||F||Mertztown; PA|
|Mininger; Austin||92||F||Quakertown; PA|
|Nafziger; Dylan||48||F||Telford; PA|
|Ryan; Joseph||30||D||Easton; PA|
|Rybansky; Simon||24||F||Milford; NJ|
|Semon; Ian||26||F||Stewartsville; NJ|
|Shahin; Nick||35||G||Saylorsburg; PA|
|Spease; Andrew||7||F||Bethlehem; PA|
|Vanhorn; David||13||D||Coplay; PA|
|Vassa; Stone||66||F||Catasauqua; PA|
|Weber; Wyatt||11||D||Allentown; PA|
|Zager; Ben||47||F||Allentown; PA|
|Spease; Mark||Head Coach|
|Hasson; Wayne||Asst Coach|
|Hasson; Andrew||Asst Coach|
|Leaman; Phil||Asst Coach|
|Miller Jr; Scott|
|Bob Johnson||Head Coach|
|BELSKY; ANTHONY||72||Forward||Nazareth; Pa|
|CAREY; GAVIN||98||Forward||Allentown; Pa|
|DRAGUN; PETER||46||Forward||Stewartsville; NJ|
|EBNER; CHRISTIAN||16||Defense||Bethlehem; Pa|
|GERTZ; BRENDAN||17||Forward||Hellertown; Pa|
|HASSLER; NATHAN||95||Forward||Bethlehem; Pa|
|KLANG; CONNOR||1||Goalie||Hamburg; Pa|
|LADD; HUNTER||96||Forward||Macungie; Pa|
|LEDUC; WYATT||99||Forward||East Stroudsburg; Pa|
|LUYBLI; RYAN||81||Defense||Coopersburg; Pa|
|MANGANIELLO; SPENCER||26||Forward||Bethlehem; Pa|
|PERRELLI; DANIEL||73||Forward||Center Valley; Pa|
|RHEINER; LUKE||44||Defense||Macungie; Pa|
|WHITE; NICHOLAS||58||Defense||Schnecksville; Pa|
|YOUNG; AVERY||64||Defense||Coopersburg; Pa|
|CHRISTIAN MUELLER||Head Coach|
|VINCE MANGANIELLO||Assistant Coach|
|DAN EBNER||Assistant Coach|
|KEVIN GERTZ||Assistant Coach|
|HOW; JEREMY||Head Coach|
|KALAMAR; BRIAN||Assistant Coach|
|SMEDLEY; CHRIS||Assistant Coach|
|KAESER; JOE||Assistant Coach|
|Lou Rivera||Head Coach|
|Dan Millan||Assistant Coach|
|Chad Loomis||Assistant Coach|
|Stephen Miller||Assistant Coach|
|Craig Cherry||Assistant Coach|
|Arnold; Ian||85||Forward||Allentown; PA|
|Baumann; Parker||10||Defense||Easton; PA|
|Belsky; Tyler||68||Defense||Nazareth; PA|
|Bufanio; Anthony||35||Goalie||Bethlehem; PA|
|Dans; Tyler||20||Forward||Saylorsburg; PA|
|Diakite; Diassa||8||Forward||Northhampton; PA|
|How; Zachary||17||Defense||Center Valley; PA|
|Kearns; Michael||88||Defense||Bethlehem; PA|
|Kontir; Max||23||Forward||Easton; PA|
|Musella; John||13||Forward||Bethlehem; PA|
|Perino; Nicholas||98||Defense||Stewartsville; NJ|
|Spease; Hannah||7||Forward||Bethlehem; PA|
|Staivecki; Koby||12||Forward||Orefield; PA|
|Valentim; Andrew||16||Forward||Easton; PA|
|Wladyslawski; Luke||44||Forward||Bethlehem; PA|
|Arnold; Mike||Head Coach|
|How; Jeremy||Assistant Coach|
|Kearns; Mike||Assistant Coach|
|Musella; John||Assistant Coach|
|LONG IV; THEODORE|
|ALEC WEISS||Head Coach|
|TK LONG||Assistant Coach|
|TOM ASHLEY||Assistant Coach|
|RICK CANNON||Assistant Coach|
|SCOTT MILLER||Assistant Coach|
|Bob Fyrer||Head Coach|
|Jonathan Shingles||Asst Coach|
|Mike Sankovsky||Asst Coach|
|Jud Ritter||Asst Coach|
|Jennifer Neu||Team Manager|
|Tonya Klemmer||Team Manager|
|T.K. Long||Head Coach|
|Mike Burke||Assistant Coach|
|Brian Benner||Assistant Coach|
|Jay Glenn||Assistant Coach|
|MITE HALF-ICE RED|
|PERRELLI; MICHAEL||CENTER VALLEY|
|Greg Ambrogi||Head Coach|
|Mike Cacace||Assistant Coach|
|Craig Cherry||Assistant Coach|
|MITE HALF-ICE WHITE|
|TRACKIM; JADON||CENTER VALLEY|
|John Musella||Head Coach|
|Jim Hathaway||Assistant Coach|
|Paul Fabiano||Assistant Coach|
2011-2012 LV FLAMES TEAM NEWS ARCHIVE
- Flames jersey logo on front
- Flames alternate logo on back
Stop by our table on Oct 1 — hats will be available to view and to select proper size — or order yours today by going to our online order form.
MARCH 11, 2012 — Five Teams represented the Flames at the DVHL playoffs over the past two weekends: Squirt AA, Bantam A, Bantam AA, Midget 16A Red, and Midget 18AA. All members of the Flames organization, congratulate these teams on their success this season. Beyond these teams however, a wider congratulations to every team who proudly wore the Flames crest in this, our inaugural season. We are all proud of your ongoing commitment to youth hockey and the Lehigh Valley Flames.
Special congratulations to the Bantam A team, who powered through their playoff round in only two games, defeating the Delaware Jr. Blue Hens and the Exton Kings in route to becoming DVHL Playoff Champs. The Bantams will represent the Flames at Districts at Mennen Arena in Morris, NJ. (Schedule here.)
Here are two clips from the final moments of the game:
Click here to see the Smilebox photo gallery of the Flames Bantam A vs the Valley Forge Colonials from November 20, 2011.
The Flames Bantam A team shutout the Glaciers 4-0, and the Flames Midget 16A Red team followed it up with a 2-0 blanking of the Glaciers in Warminster today. The Bantams held a 1-0 lead midway through the third period, when they piled on 3 more goals to put the game away. They had almost 70 shots on goal in the game. Goaltender Tyler Baumann was solid in goal, blanking the Glaciers. Immediately after an ice cut, the Flames Midget 16A team (11-1-2) took the ice in a key DVHL matchup with the Glaciers (12-2-1). Midway through the second period, the Flames notched 2 goals in a thirty second span, then shut down the Glaciers with Jordan Lorah coming up big for the Flames.
Congratulations to Joe Ryan, Nick Shahin, and Austin Mininger for being chosen to be a part of the DVHL Bantam All Star East VS. West Game. The boys played an exciting game on Sunday, March 25 in Exton where they teamed up with some of their biggest rivals. They represented the Flames organization well and were responsible for 1 goal and 2 assists of the 4 points their team scored.
The Bantam AA summer schedule (to date) has been posted. Click the Bantam AA Schedule link for more details.
Attached is the updated Bantam B schedule posted 10/29
There are no DVHL league games during the Thanksgiving holiday weekend… but that does not mean there is no hockey! Follow your favorite Flames team as they head off to Thanksgiving weekend tournaments:
The Mite Half Ice will be combining both the Red and White teams and play an the 11th Annual York Thanksgiving Tournament in York PA. Click here for more info.
The Squirt Patriot team will compete at the 2011 WSC Thanksgiving Tournament at Wissahickon Skating Club, 550 W Willow Grove Ave, Philadelphia.
The Squirt AA team is participating in the Ice Dogs Thanksgiving Tournament at Hatfield Ice. Click here for more info.
The Bantam A, Bantam AA, Midget 16A Red, and Midget 16AA team will all be competing at the Eastern Regional Silver Sticks Tournament in Maryland. Click here for more information on Silver Sticks.
The Midget 18A team will be competing at the Aston Ice Works Thanksgiving Tournament in Aston PA. Click here for more info.
Good luck to all our Flames teams… and have a great Thanksgiving holiday!
January 8, 2012. Bethlehem PA. The Lehigh Valley Flames Midget 16A Red team took their game outdoors this weekend as they took on the NJ Stars in non-league action at the Bethlehem Municipal Ice Rink. It was the first Flames Midget game played at the outdoor facility, and the temperature was perfect for hockey on a Sunday morning, with the temperature hovering around 40 degrees.
The Flames carried the bulk of the action to the Stars, outshooting them 30-15 after two periods, but couldn’t crack Stars goaltender Tommy Mezaros. The score after 2 periods was 0-0. Finally, with 6:30 remaining in the game in a 4-on-4 situation, Flames forward Eric “Tank” Tanczos put a backhander through the pads of the Stars goaltender to put the Flames on top 1-0. Two minutes later, the Stars scored on the power play to even up the score. Flames goaltender Jordan Lorah came up with some timely saves during a continuing shorthanded situation that followed. Finally, with 1:54 remaining and still on the penalty kill, Flames center Anthony Shahin swung wide on the Stars defense and scored shorthanded to put the Flames on top to stay. It capped a 5 goal weekend for Shahin, who scored 4 times against the Delaware Jr. Blue Hens the day before.
Shots on goal for the game were 39-24 in favor of the Flames.
Thanks to the folks at the Municipal rink for hosting great morning of hockey, and to the NJ Stars for making the trip to Pennsylvania.
The Midget 16A Red team’s ever-popular gray hoodies have arrived and they’re ready for pick-up!
If you have already ordered one, please contact Joan Crowley via email or by phone at 610-432-2055 to arrange pick-up. If payment is due, please have your check (payable to L.V. Flames) ready.
If you haven’t yet ordered one of these bad boys — now is your chance! These are the really nice gray hoodies with the Flames Alternate logo on the front, with the optional name and number personalization. Maybe you have seen these around the rink and were wondering where you could get yours… Well, now you know. Order soon for Christmas delivery by clicking here.
The Midget 16A Red Player/Parent/Coaches meeting will take place June 1st at 8:00 PM at the Steel Ice Center. Please contact Team Manager Jeff Violett if you have any questions.
The Midget 16A Red Team will be competing in the Presidential Power Play Tournament in Rochester, NY from February 18th thru the 20th, 2012. This tournament features teams from many different parts of the United States as well as Canada. For those who have not been to this tournament, a great time will be had by ALL! Hotel info. to follow…
The Midget 16A Red Team will be competing at the Hatfield Fall Breakout Tournament in Hatfield, Pa from September 9th thru September 11th, 2011.
The Lehigh Valley Flames Midget 16A Red Teams first tournament of the year will be in Oaks, Pa. from August 19th thru August 21st 2011. Click here for info about the tournament from Oaks Center Ice.
Click here for a Smilebox photo album from the November 20th game of the Flames Midget 16A Red team vs Hollydell. Thanks very much to Clay Collins for the great photos.
Brad McCrimmon, former Flyer and veteran of 5 other NHL teams was on the plane that crashed in Russia that took the lives of entire Lokomotiv Russian hockey team.
Maybe the biggest influence he had in hockey was the vital role he played in the early stages of the careers of several future Hall of Fame players.
Please take 2 minutes out of your day to read this and learn a very important lesson: How you play — and what you say and do — can make a huge difference to your teammates… and your friends.
The Midget 16AA Team has two fundraising initiatives underway. We’re selling Flames wristbands. These 100% Silicone 1-inch Wristbands can be purchased in Red or White, and are only $5.00 Per Wristband! Order yours today by using this handy on-line form.
We also have a Pampered Chef fundraiser underway. Read more about it here.
These items can also be found under the “Merchandise” menu. Thank you for supporting the Flames Midget 16AA team!
The Lehigh Valley Flames youth hockey, 18AA entered Foxboro Sports Center in Massachusetts on October 8th the clear underdog. Facing brackets that included 3 of the top 10 18AAA teams in the nation the Flames had their own Battle of Bunker Hill ahead. Examples of Tier 1 AAA graduates include former Flyer Goaltender Ron Hextall, current Flyers prospect Brayden Schenn and Chicago Alternate Captain Patrick Kane. By Monday the Flames found themselves in the semi-finals facing the #10 nationally ranked Southshore Dynamos losing 2-0, ending the weekend 2-1-1. Flames coach, Mark Spease stated, “Taking a team from the Lehigh Valley and heading to a state where hockey is king to play against all AAA teams is intimidating and potentially disastrous. We’ve now played in 2 AAA tournaments, made the semi-finals in both. I am very proud of the young men, they represented both the Lehigh Valley and Flames organization incredibly well. We look forward to bringing that type of intensity and play back to the Lehigh Valley and DVHL [Delaware Valley Hockey League]. I think we have the makings of a very memorable season.”
This Saturday, February 11th at 2 PM one of the most intense rivalries in Eastern PA hockey will arrive at the Steel Ice Center in Bethlehem. The Lehigh Valley Flames and the Hatfield Ice Dogs U18AA will meet for the 2nd time this season and the stakes are high for both league play and district tournament seeding. Both teams are competitive and recognized on a National stage. The Ice Dogs are ranked 5th Nationally and the Flames are 2nd in the standings with a loss by a goal at the Ice Dogs home arena at the beginning of the season.
For a quick background on both teams, the “AA” level Flames recently traveled to the Boston Region to compete in a Tier I “AAA” tournament facing some of the top Tier I teams in the country leaving 2-1-1 with their only loss coming it the semi-finals and a recent 5-2 victory over the #5 Nationally, at that time, ranked 18AA CP Dynamo from NY state at home. The Ice Dogs were the 2010-2011 U18AA USA Hockey National Champions with members returning to defend their title this season. Service 2 Sports may be there for highlight film, would be great to have a packed house! Look forward to seeing everyone there in support!
The Lehigh Valley Flames Midget 18AA team took on CP Dynamo on Saturday, November 19th, In front of a packed house the Steel Ice Center and came away with a convincing 5-2 victory. The Flames jumped out to a 2 goal lead early, but Dynamo — ranked 6th in the Country at the 18AA level — evened up the score at the end of the first. But that would be the only scoring Dynamo would manage on this night. The Flames tacked on 3 more goals to defeat Dynamo 5-2. Recently, the Flames have hovered around the #15 spot in the rankings. With this victory they will certainly be moving up the rankings again.
This was a game marked by great effort, great intensity, and awesome support and attendance from the entire Flames organization. Thank you to everyone that came to support Flames Nation!
After discussion between our mite coaches and board it has been decided that Lehigh Valley Flames Mites will be wearing an official game jersey for the 2011-2012 season. You will need to purchase one RED jersey. Please email Amy Spease by clicking here with your child’s full name, birth year, and top 3 choices for jersey number. We will notify you of the number assignment and details where the fittings will take place. (Note: We are aware some Mite parents have already submitted jersey request forms… but not all. So as not miss anyone, we would very much appreciate it if you could please send the information again. Our apologies for the inconvenience.)
Here is a document to introduce myself and provide you with a bit of information as the exciting debut season of the LV Flames comes upon us. This information should answer some questions you may have and also shine some light as what to expect going forward for the 2011-12 season. Simply click here for all the info.
T.K. Long, VP of Hockey Operation, Lehigh Valley Flames
After a slow start to the season, the Pee Wee A’s have 6 victories in their last 8 league games to put themselves right in the thick of the playoff hunt. Please encourage your family, friends and neighbors to come out and support the PW A team in their big match against the West Chester Quakers this Saturday, Jan. 28th at 2:00 PM at Steel Ice Center.
The pee-wee AA team has been invited to see the Flyers take on the Devils at the Prudential Center on Oct. the 8th. The team is ask to meet at the SIC at 4:30. From there the team will be transported to the Prudential Center by the coaches. The cost is $25 a player. ONLY 20 seats available so they are offered to the players and coaches.We were able to get 4 pass to access the box, BUT a ticket MUST be purchesed seperately. Let Lisa know if you are interested. Lets all be sure to thank Mr. Bill Schanniger for this awsome event!
The Peewee B team is selling Flames Helmet Stickers for $8.00 a set. Each set contains 3 stickers. The Flames logo is on both sides and on the back Lehigh Valley. Please see Dawn Deluca or any other member of the Peewee B team. We will be at SIC on Saturday, October 15th. We have some on hand but will also take orders
FIVE FLAMES TEAM ARE HEADED TO THE DVHL PLAYOFFS! Two Midget, two Bantam and one Squirt team will represent the Lehigh Valley Flames in the DVHL playoffs, which take place over two weekends starting on March 2nd.
March 2-4 at Ice Line in West Chester, PA, (click here to download schedule) will host the first round where the following Flame teams will compete:
- Midget 18AA — 11-3-0 — 2nd Place
- Bantam AA — 12-3-1– 4th Place
- Squirt AA — 9-6-1 — 4th Place
March 9-11 at Aston Ice Works in Aston, PA, (click here to download schedule) will host the second round will see these teams represent the Flames:
- Midget 16A Red — 17-1-3 – 2nd or 3rd place, depending on the final seasons results
- Bantam A, 16-2-1 – 2nd Place
Congratulations to our playoff bound teams, as well as to all our teams for a great first season as the Lehigh Valley Flames!
Please mark your calendars for the President’s Day Tournament in Rochester, NY — Sat, Feb 18 to Mon, Feb 20. We will most likely need to travel up on Fri, Feb 17. Hotel TBD.
We have practices scheduled for Monday July 18, Monday July 25 and Thursday July 28; all from 6:00 – 7:00 at Steel Ice. Please make every attempt to attend each of these practices. If you can not attend any or all of these practices, please let Eileen know.
Our first team meeting is scheduled for July 28th immediately following the scheduled practice.
We are in the ordering phase. We will be selling magnets on a cash and carry basis. More info to follow!
The Flames Squirt B Team is selling long-sleeve T-Shirts. The proceeds of this fundraiser will help to pay for a tournament in Rochester, NY, where we will represent the Inaugural Lehigh Valley Flames Youth Hockey Organization.
These are great-quality long sleeve white T-shirts that have the Flames logo on the front and are PERSONALIZED on the back with your favorite player’s last name and hockey number. This is a great way to support and represent your child or favorite player!
To order, please complete our order form by clicking this link. Checks or money orders PAYABLE TO: Lehigh Valley Flames, must be received prior to the order being placed.
Please SEND CHECKS TO: Dana Bender, 4987 Derby Lane Bethlehem, PA 18020
Questions? Email Dana Bender by clicking here.
Please join the Flames Squirt B team for a delicious pancake breakfast to help support our hockey players. You will be served by coaches, players and parents. Contact Dana Bender at 610-247-2680 or via email. Checks should be made payable to the Lehigh Valley Flames.
For more info, click the image to the left.
This came to via Dr. Alan Ashare, Chairman of USA Hockey’s Safety and Protective Committee.
Concussions in sports are a very, very hot topic. There has been more published in the medical journals about concussions, return to play following head trauma,and concussion management in the last decade than in the previous eighty years by a factor of ten. We are learning a lot.
The concept of developing cerebral traumatic encephalopathy (CTE) from just a few incidents of head trauma(as seen from the work of Dr. Anne McKee at Boston University) is a concern for parents, players, and coaches. Some doctors have questioned whether or not children should be allowed to play contact-collision sports before the age of 14. (Check out the recent recommendations of concussion expert Dr. Robert Cantu from Boston.)
Girls and women are not immune from concussions. In fact, females have a greater incidence of concussions than males in both ice hockey and soccer.
Over forty states have passed legislation mandating documented trainingin recognizing concussions and concussion management for coaches, parents, players, and administrators. For the most part, this legislation involves interscholastic sports in public schools and middle schools. However, some states have included youth sports in this legislative mandate.
THIS CONCUSSION TRAINING (IN MOST STATES) IS REQUIRED ANNUALLY!!
USA Hockey would like to get everyone involved in concussion education. We want to have educated board members, staff members, committee members, and officers and committees of our affiliates, and then we want to educate every hockey parent, every player, every coach, and every administrator.
Some of you may have already attended a head trauma seminar, or taken a concussion on-line course, and that’s great. The Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) in conjunction with the National Federation of High Schools has an on-line course in concussion recognition and concussion management. www.nfhslearn.com (Please see attached)
It takes about 25 minutes, asks you some questions, and then provides you with a certificate (suitable for framing) that you’ve taken the course. There is no charge for this on-line training. It also puts you name on a list (by state) that you’ve taken the on-line course. There are other on-line concussion courses developed by the CDC, but the CDC-NFHS is the one that I’m most familiar with, and it provide documentation.
The Squirt Patriot hooded sweatshirt fundraiser is no longer accepting orders.
Thank you all for all of your support of the Squirt Patrtiot team through our Fundraiser. You have all helped to make it a success.
Best of Luck to all of the Lehigh Valley Flames teams with the rest of the season