Delco Demons Hockey

Demons Pass The Halfway Point, Looking Strong And More To Come

The Delco Demons have passed the halfway point of this season for all three teams, and are looking strong despite the work ahead to finish the year.  With a first ever matchup against the New Jersey Nightmare this weekend, and the Mid-Atlantic vs. Northeast Festival next weekend, the Demons are poised to take on the remaining challenges they face this year.

The Demons Elites are setting the pace for the division, holding 1st place with a 13-0-0-1 record and 4 games in hand over the second place Liberty, who are 5 points back.  Jack Phelan leads the way with 15 goals, while AJ Ehinger leads in assists (13) and points (23).  With 8 players of 12 posting double digit point totals, the Demons are incredibly deep.  At the goaltending position the even balance remains, with Kozik leading the way with 7 wins, and Maczynski undefeated with 6 wins and a 1.67 GAA.  Following the matchup this weekend with the Nightmare, the Elites look forward to the festival games including a prime-time match against the 495ers, and close the season out with a rematch against the Liberty and Nightmare at home.

The Demons Minor Black team closed their half of the season clinging to 2nd place in the division, by dropping two games to the Pittsburgh Bandits in Pittsburgh and an 8-3-1-0 record, and look to rebound this weekend against the Nightmare.  The Dangelantonio Brothers continue to lead the team in all three major categories, with Nick leading assists (11), and Joe leading goals (22) and points (25).  Justin Brennan leads the way with a 5-2 record in net, while Steven Stewart posts a 2.80 GAA.  Following next weekend’s festival, the Black squad closes out the season with a home and home series against the Central Jersey Fanatics, and the Nightmare at home on the 30th.

The Demons Minor Orange team (4-6-0-0) picked up their pace last week and took out the Bandits in two big overtime wins, propelling them into 5th place in the division.  Dominic Gricco leads the way in goals (6), while Vince Panaccio leads in assists (6) and points (9).  Sean Yingling leads in net with 2 wins, and Craig Fultz has the best GAA (2.71).  The Orange squad has the most games remaining, following the festival with games against the Fanatics, Liberty, and Nightmare, and look to keep on the winning track this weekend with more wins on the road.

This weekend holds a rare Sunday afternoon tilt in Voorhees, NJ, with the two clubs being so close geographically.  Minor Black kicks off the action at 1pm, followed by the Elites at 2:45pm, and Minor Orange at 4:45pm.  Join us on the road and help us possess the Nightmare’s home rink.  Tickets are only $5 for admission to all games.  

Demons Heading South To Take On Robins

The Delco Demons Elites and Minor Black teams are heading south to take on the Richmond Robins on the road this Saturday the 26th.  Games begin at 12pm EST, and will be aired on The Robins internet broadcasting channels - www.ispn3d.com and www.livesportsvideo.com.


Saturday will start up with a heavy rivalry in the minor division at 12:00, as the Minor Black team split with the Robins at home during the season opener.  The Demons have to find a way to start early and try to take 2 games from the Robins, with second place in the division within grasp.  The Elites will look to continue their winning ways at 1:30pm against an improved Robins Elite team.  The Robins haven’t been in action since taking on the Cougars the same weekend as the Demons home opener. 

Demons Take Out Cougars in Home and Home Series

The Demons and Cougars organization took over the news this weekend with a home and home series, marking their first and last match-ups this season.

The action started Saturday Night at The Hockey Dek in Springfield, PA, when the Cougars and Demons Black minor teams kicked off the weekend with a split.  The Demons went down early in game 1 and weren’t able to recover, losing to the Cougars 5-1.  Game 2 was a different story, with the Demons and Cougars trading goals in the first period, and Demons pulling away in the second, for a 7-5 victory.

The Elites followed with a tightly contested first game, which the Demons took 3-2, despite a second period surge by the Cougars.  The second game of the match-up saw the teams trade goals in the first period, only to have the Demons explode for 4 goals in the second period, and take the game 7-2. 

Back in action on Sunday morning, it was the Demons Orange Minor team to start things off against the Cougars.  The Orange team struggled in the first game, falling 9-1 to the Cougars, but were able to turn it around in the second game with a better defensive strategy.  Unfortunately, scoring didn’t follow suit, and they again fell to the Cougars, 3-0. 

The Elites again suited up against each other in New Jersey Sunday afternoon, and the Demons picked up where they left off, winning the first game in convincing fashion, by a score of 7-1.  In game 2, the Demons kept it going, holding off a late desperation run by the Cougars, for a 7-4 win.

With the 4 win sweep of the Cougars, the Demons Elites sit in second place (9-0-0-1) behind the Liberty, with 6 games in hand, and the Cougars fall to third.  With their 3 wins, the Cougars minors climb into 1st place, while Demons Black sits in third behind the Robins, and Demons Orange remains in fifth place.

Next up for the Elite and Minor Black teams is a trip to Richmond, VA to take on the Robins.  This is a big conference match-up for the Minor Division, as the teams split earlier this month, and second place is up for grabs.  The Minor Orange team is off until February 16th on a trip to Pittsburgh, PA, with the rest of the Demons club.

Demons @ LIberty Preview

The Demons are headed north to take on the Philadelphia Liberty at the Northeast Racquetball Club. 

The night will kick off at 7:30pm with the Elite Division.  Demons Elites enter the contest 4-0-0-0, while the Liberty Elites sit in first place at 9-5-0-0.  Demons are led in scoring by Jack Phelan (7) and AJ Ehinger and Kevin Keene lead in assists (4), while Brian Fischer leads the Liberty in goals (18) and Chris Altomare leads in assists (16).

Next up is back to back matchups in the minor division, with the Liberty hosting both the Demons Black and Demons Orange teams.  The Liberty are 4-6-0-0, while Demons Black is 3-1-0-0 and Demons Orange is 2-2-0-0.  Leading the way in scoring for the Liberty is Joe Carpino and Shane Ryan (5), and leading in assists is Mike Malvestuto (5).  For Demons Black, Joe Dangelantonio leads in scoring (8) while his brother Nick leads in assists (5).  For Demons Orange, Rob Basquill leads in scoring (4) while Vince Panaccio leads in assists (3).

This matchup proves to be a pivotal one for all teams, as the Liberty Elites look to halt a 6 game losing streak, while the Demons look to continue their undefeated ways.  The Liberty Minors halted a 5 game losing streak of their own in OT in December.  The Demons Minor Black and Demons Minor Orange both look to continue after their sweep of the Bandits last week, with the opportunity to climb above the Liberty in the Minor Division standings within reach.

Demons Sweep Bandits

Stay tuned for more details, but the Demons swept the Bandits in dominating fashion this weekend.  Scores and stats will be posted shortly, but the Demons posted 6 more wins on Sunday, putting the club’s record at 9-3.

The Demons Elites are currently sitting in 3rd place with 8 points.  The Demons Black Minors are 3-1, and currently sitting in 4th place, while the Demons Orange Minors are 2-2 and tied for 5th place.

Up next for all three teams is a set of road games against the Philadelphia Liberty.  The Liberty Elites (9-5-0-0) and Minors (4-6-0-0) have a significant head start in games played, as they started their season at the beginning of December with a mini festival against Richmond and Pittsburgh.  This is already a strong rivalry, as the teams are a mere 45 minutes apart, and the Liberty Elites eliminated the Demons from the playoffs in their inaugural season.  Games start at 6:00pm Saturday, January 12th.  Check out www.aihlhockey.com for more.