8th ANNUAL SCOTTY BOWMAN SHOWCASE SET FOR TUESDAY, MARCH 20News | 3/19/2012 4:55:06 PM | ROCHESTER AMERICANS
The 8th Annual Scotty Bowman Showcase will take place Tuesday, March 20 at First Niagara Center in Buffalo, where three all-star hockey teams made up of high school-aged players from Rochester will face off with teams from Buffalo. Tickets for the event are $5.
The first game begins at 6:00 p.m. and pits all-star squads from each city made up of players in their junior year of high school against one another. Following the junior game, the senior teams from each city will square off in a 7:30 p.m. contest to decide who will be awarded the Bowman Cup.
After the senior game, junior- and senior-aged players from Buffalo and Rochester who play prep school or junior hockey will face off at 9:00 p.m. in a game that is a brand new addition to the event. All three games will consist of two 22-minute halves.
The event is named after the legendary Scotty Bowman, the winningest head coach in NHL history. Bowman will be in attendance to present the Bowman Cup to the victorious senior team. Several players have furthered their careers following their participation in the Scotty Bowman Showcase, with the most high-profile player being Phil Lane of Rochester. Lane was drafted by the Phoenix Coyotes in the second round (52nd overall) of the 2010 NHL Entry Draft, after competing in both the 2008 and 2009 events.
The Rochester rosters are as follows:
High School Junior Team: Justin Alves (Churchville-Chili), Zach Blew (Batavia Notre Dame), Jon Brown (Churchville-Chili), Sam Cammilleri (Churchville-Chili), Bryan Carville (Gates-Chili), Matt Corey (Spencerport), Zach Coughlin – Captain (Brockport), Nick Coyle (Hilton), Anthony Crawford (Greece Thunder), Connor Guay (Canandaigua), Joe Drabin (Gates-Chili), Tom Grammatico (Batavia), Derek Grillone (Geneva), Kyle Haslinger (Victor), Mike Luciw (Churchville-Chili), Jake Mattiole (Gates-Chili), Connor May (Greece Arcadia), Steve Speis (Webster Thomas), Jared Tallo (McQuaid), Bobby Vasta (Hilton).
High School Senior Team: Tom Barrese (Rush Henrietta), Anthony Bertolani (Churchville-Chili), Jason Boike (Brighton), Andrew Chadwick (Bishop Kearney), John Connors (McQuaid), Nino DiPasquale (Pittsford), DJ Goldstein (Canandaigua), Taylor Hogan (Brighton), Tyler Kessler – Captain (Batavia Notre Dame), Markus Lembcke (Eastridge), Luke Loveys (Pittsford), Josh Marr (Batavia), Mark McEvily (Fairport), Eric Nestler (Rush Henrietta), Dylan Niewiemski (Churchville-Chili), John Papas (Irondequoit), Dalton Passmore (Rush Henrietta), Brett Perfitt (Batavia Notre Dame), Carlos Ross (Brockport), Marc Weyl (Pittsford), Michael Whitehair (Victor).
Junior/Prep Team: Connor Boyd (Buffalo Jr. Sabres 18U), Jake Bryniarski (Maksymum Empire Jr.), Kevin Dimango (Maksymum Empire Jr.), Pat Egan (Buffalo Jr. Sabres 18U), Patrick Fisher (Maksymum Empire Jr.), Brandon Gonzalez (Maksymum Empire Jr.), Nico Gonzalez (Buffalo Jr. Sabres 16U), Nick Gullo (Buffalo Jr. Sabres 18U), Austin Harding (Maksymum Empire Jr.), Dylan Howatt – Captain (Buffalo Jr. Sabres – Jr. A), Conlan Keenan (Maksymum Empire Jr.), Will Massey (Maksymum Empire Jr.), Chris Morgan (Maksymum Empire Jr.), Josh Opladen (Rochester Stars), Sean Patry (Rochester Stars), David Powlowski (Buffalo Jr. Sabres 18U), Nathan Schuler (Maksymum Empire Jr.), Justin Simonelli (Maksymum Empire Jr.), Joe Snook (Maksymum Empire Jr.), Pete Vasaturo (Maksymum Empire Jr.), Mikel Williams (Maksymum Empire Jr.).
For more information on this year’s edition of the Scotty Bowman Showcase, please contact Ed Grudzinski at firstname.lastname@example.org.