BearSportsNews—Sunday Edition 01/10/16

bear on ice








  • Current Bears

                  o Brendon Gallagher was named Most Outstanding Wrestler in the BCC meet

Brendon Gallagher

  • Danny Rubin news
  • Sam Anas and the Bobcats go to the World’s Most Famous Arena (that’s typical NYC understatement) and beat Harvard (that’s good).


Current Bears


Lost to WWHS 57-61 and StA 64-87, but exploded against Georgetown Day 72-51 with Mark Ebo’s 20, Donnell Frayer’s 18 and Antonio Cockrell


The Bears had a nice 6-3 win over StA and then lost to Gonzaga 4-7. Prep on Wednesday.


Lost to the Mavericks 1041-1145.


Had a match against Wakefield on Friday.


Had a meet yesterday at St. Maria Gorretti High School


Runs at GP on Tuesday.


From Coach Reid


We had 8 dual meets over two days.  We started with our first IAC match against Bullis. While it was a roller –coaster ride throughout the match, Bullis ended out on top.  The final score was 54-25.  The Bears were relying on our “young cubs”.  Our first three weights are freshmen first year wrestlers, while all three put forth their best effort, we only secured one win in Thomas Johnson with a technical fall.  Our other victories came from Brendon Gallagher (138), Griffin Brown (170), Brian Gelb (182), & Josh Hunter (220).


Over the rest of the weekend, the team did not fare well against a tough field of teams. We went 2-6. Individually, we had tremendous success.

  • Burke Mclaughlin (132)had a break through weekend, he was competitive in a tough weight class and wrestled most matches very closely.  After a slow start he ended the day with 3 straight victories.
  • Brendon Gallagher (138) went 8-0 for the weekend and earned the events Most Outstanding Wrestler Award.
  • Ben Goodfriend (145) lost his first match but then popped off 7 pins in a row to go 7-1.  He is 6 victories away from hitting the 100 win club.
  • Freshman Jelani Machen (152) finally got some mat time after recovering from a football injury.  He was in a tough weight class, as he lost his first three matches.  He then won 4.  Unfortunately, he defaulted due to an injury in his last match of the weekend.
  • Griffin Brown (170) has returned to the mat after having a successful beltway career as a kid.  He has not wrestled since 8th He had an awesome day and went 7-1, losing to a highly ranked wrestler from BCC.
  • Brian Gelb (182) had a solid weekend as he went 5-3.
  • Josh Hunter (220) continues to dominate and went 6-2.
  • Freshman heavy weight Terrance Bridgers continues to improve as our big guy.


Bullis 54 Landon 25

Arundel 39 Landon 24

Landon 51 Thomas Stone 27

Franklin 51  Landon 27

Springbrook 48  Landon 26

South County, VA 48  Landon 25

Landon 53  Queen Anne 18

BCC 57 Landon 17


bear track





Darion Atkins (’11), Westchester Knicks (NYC Knicks D-League team), is in 1st place with a 14-7record. #5 has played in all games and has averaged 31.5 minutes, 9.9 ppg, 6.1 rpg, 2.2 apg, 1. 2 spg and 2.0 bpg. (All #s up except rpg ) His most recent game against the Reno Bighorns, he had a GOOD GAME–15 pts. 12 rebounds, 2 steals and 2 blocked shots


Danny Rubin (‘10 ) Bnei Hertzeliyya, averaging 14 minutes, 4 points and a rebound in 12 games. Here is his bio (translated by from Hebrew):

“… is considered one of the league’s leading Israelis, when carried the team to the semifinal playoffs Robin during the season he averaged 15 points, 4.6        rebounds, 2 assists and 1.6 steals per game, as he hits 39% beyond the arc and 82% from the foul line.

Robin is a great player with a shot beyond the arc, the wisdom of a great game and Bed Guard, and was the most beloved players in Kfar Blum last season socially. From the first moment Galilee understood that managed to get their hands on a leading player in the near future have a leading Israeli player in the Premier League.


Joe McDonald (’12),GWU Colonials are now 13-3. They beat Fordham (10-0 at home) with Joe starting, in 27 minutes he had 6 points, 3 rebounds, 4 assists and 1 steal. Against St. Louis (away), the Colonials lost 62-65; Joe in 36 minutes had 13 pts., 7 reb, 4 assists and 2 steals. They crushed Duquesne 91-64; our favorite PG in 9 minutes had 3 pts., 2 reb. and 1 steal.

Chris Hudnut (‘11), Colby Mules 8-1, extended its 10 game win streak by beating Pine Manor 115-97; Chris had 14 points. The run stopped when they lost to Bates 69-73. Chris had 6 points. Friday night’s loss was followed by another, this one to #2 Tufts 65-92. Both defeats may be explained by e number of Mule players and coaches admitting that they had the flu. Chris (sick?) only had 3 points on less than his average shooting percentage.

Ice Hockey

Sam Anas (’11) Quinnipiac Bobcats, the #1 team 19-1-3, crushed Union 5-0 and had an assist. In Madison Square Garden against Harvard , the Bobcats earned a tough 5-4 OT victory with Sam scoring

The game was sufficiently high profile that the Wall Street Journal wrote this piece. Here is an excerpt from that article:


“I think you’re seeing more smaller guys doing well,” 5-foot-8 Quinnipiac   forward Sam Anas said. “It’s more of a fun game to watch now with more             goals, more speed out there.”

Quinnipiac’s front line stars Travis St. Denis, 5 foot 7, and Anas, who rank            first and second on the team in points and in the top 15 in the entire     country. Anas weighed just 130 pounds as a senior in high school, when          the Bobcats were one of the only teams recruiting him.

“He looks like he’s in seventh grade,” Rand Pecknold, Quinnipiac’s coach,           recalled saying to an assistant coach after first meeting with Anas.

The pregame notes (thanks, John Nichols) about Sam detail his accomplishments and the list is hardly short:


  • With a three-point night against UMass on Saturday, Nov. 27, 2015 All- American Sam Anas (Potomac, Maryland) became the 37th player in          program history and the 23rd at the Division I level to reach 100 career         points. Anas did so in his 92nd career game.
  • Anas currently checks-in as ECAC Hockey’s second-leading scorer, with 12  goals    and 12 assists for a league-best 24 points.
  • Anas enters Thursday’s match-up against Union on a team-leading five-game point streak featuring three goals and three assists.
  • Anas also checks-in with a team-leading 57 career goals, good for seventh all-time at Quinnipiac in 100 career games, while also assisting on 49 more for 106 points,  good for 16th place all-time at Quinnipiac.
  • Anas is currently one of 16 active players with 100 career points.
  • Anas’  career 1.06 points-per-game are the fourth-best average among active NCAA Division I players, trailing Northeastern’s Kevin Roy (1.15), Omaha’s Jake Guentzel (1.10) and Harvard’s Jimmy Vesey (1.10).
  • Anas has tallied a point in 16 of Quinnipiac’s first 22 games.
  • Against Harvard on Friday, Nov. 13, Anas became the 17th Quinnipiac player all-time and 11th player at the NCAA Division I level to score 50 goals, doing so in 87 games.
  • Anas is the Bobcats’ active leading scorer with 56 goals and 48 assists for 104 points in 98 career games.
  • Anas ranks fifth among active players with 57 career goals while his 0.58 goal-per-game average is second to Vesey (0.61).
  • Anas currently ranks second among active players with 24 career power play goals in 100 games for a 0.24 per-game average and is the tops among active players.
  • In 2015, Anas is one of three NCAA Division I men’s ice hockey juniors – along with Omaha’s Jake Guentzel and Union’s Mike Vecchione– to rank in the Top 20 in career points and is the only junior in the Top 10.


That’s a Bear!!!


Max Greenwald (’13) assistant captain, Middlebury Panthers (4-3-4) lost to Neumann 1-2 and tied Wesleyan 3-3.


Connor Meike, Williams Ephman (7-3-1), but Connor has not been medically cleared to play yet.


Christian Meike, now with the Waterloo Black Hawks (Michigan commit), has played in 2 games and has an assist.


Alex Norwinski (’15) and Trevor “big bad wolf” Wolf (’15) Sugarland Imperials, both Bears wear an A on their sweaters; the team with a 10-15 record; Alex, their #9 point leader has 6 goals and 8 assists; Trevor has 2 and 6.No changes because they are on a long semester break.


Chris Javens, now with the Portland Jr. Pirates in the USPHL, has played 4 games.


Mike Anderson, Princeton Club, has played 3 of the team’s games.


Matt Coster, Cornell Hockey Club


Jacob Ruttenberg (’15), Tufts Club, no news


Orlando Arevalo, MIT Engineers Club, no news.


Please forward links to teams where any other Bears are playing any Winter Sport at the college level, including club teams.




Published in: on January 11, 2016 at 2:06 am  Leave a Comment  

The URI to TrackBack this entry is:

RSS feed for comments on this post.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )


Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: