Friday, March 7, 2008

WCBN Broomball Victorious in Season Opener

Ann Arbor, MI -- WCBN Sports (1-0) glided to a 10-0 victory over Kelsey House in its season debut in the Co-rec B Novice Division. WCBN got on the board quickly when alternate captain, Andrew Seid (San Antonio, TX / Ronald Reagan High School) took a centering pass off the boards from team captain Stuart Zaas (Solon, OH / Solon High School) to score the game's first goal at 1:21. After a lengthy scoring drought, WCBN would add two more goals before the end of the first half off the stick Rachel Severin (Chelsea, MI / Chelsea High School) Not content with the three score advantage, WCBN received a rousing pep talk at halftime from sports director, Tony Bolton (Canton, MI / Salem High School).

Inspired, WCBN stormed out of the gates in the second half piling on 7 more goals in the final 15 minutes. Kevin Gregus (Crystal Lake, IL / Prairie Ridge High School) dominated the offensive zone of Kelsey House early in the second half scoring two goals to put the game out of reach with assists coming from Bolton. Chelsea Slater (Cincinnati, OH / Turpin High School) scored two and then Zaas added two more to push the score up to 9-0. Jon Moore (Searsport, ME / Searsport District High School) came out from his goalie position to score the game's final marker at 12:07.

Claire Otwell (Traverse City, MI / Traverse City High School) and Katie Williams (Columbus, OH / Upper Arlington High School) played stellar defense to help Moore post his first shutout of the season. The dynamic duo held Kelsey House to just two shots on goal the entire game.

After the game, Bolton praised his team's depth, "I thought each line played well today. We said before the game that the key would be to win the three minute increments. I'm satisfied with our overall effort but I felt we were a little sluggish in the first half."

Seid cautioned against overconfidence after a week one win, "We played well today, scoring 10 goals, but we aren't going to play [Kelsey House] every week. We have to go back, look at the film and get ready for next week's opponent."

Next up for WCBN Sports are the always dangerous Global Access. Game time is scheduled for 11:20 PM at Yost Ice Arena. Tickets are free for U of M students, children, and adults.


Zaas 2-2-4
Gregus 2-1-3
Seid 2-1-3
Severin 2-1-3
Slater 2-1-3
Bolton 0-2-2
Williams 0-2-2
Deneen 0-1-1
Moore 0-1-1
Otwell 0-1-1

  • Moore's shutout was his first of his career
  • WCBN's 10 goal game set a franchise record for both goals in a game and margin of victory
  • The win broke WCBN's five game losing streak dating back to round one of the Flag Football playoffs
  • All 10 players saw significant ice time
  • Rookies Claire Otwell, Rachel Severin, Katie Williams, and Andy Deneen all played in their first career games
  • WCBN failed to convert on their only power play opportunity which came late in the first half after a goalie high stick was called at 13:25.
  • Both teams received all 10 sportsmanship points
  • Player of the game: Kevin Gregus - Scored two goals and assisted on one to seal the game for WCBN in the second half
  • Game Time: 33 minutes
  • Attendance: 2
Media Contact: Stuart Zaas (440-227-5897)


Michael Tobin said...

Impressive, but there is no way your getting past me in the playoffs. Here's a stat line for you (career as a goalie);
4 GP 4-0, 0.00 GAA, 1.000 SV%

See you in the playoffs.

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