Americans make mid season change

December 17, 2014   ·   0 Comments

The Orangeville Americans have a new coaching staff on the bench.

C.J.Schneider has replaced Tyler Fines in the top spot on the Americans bench.

Ryan Zeng is also aboard as a new assistant coach.

The change comes midway through the season with the O-ville team near the bottom of the pack in the Greater Metro Hockey League with a 7-19 record including two overtime losses.

Fines was in the top coaching position with the squad since it’s opening season in 2011 / 2012.

The Americans had a tough time this past week losing all three scheduled games.

On Wednesday, December 10, they hosted the Rama Aces at the Alder Street arena in Orangeville and allowed 11 goals, managing to score only one in the second period.

Things didn’t get any better when they went on the road for two weekend games.

On Friday, (Dec. 12) they travelled to Cambridge and lost 5-4 after playing to a 2-2 tie in the second frame and evening the game at 4-4 in the third period that forced overtime.

Camebridge got the winner at 19:04 into the overtime period.

Saturday’s game in Toronto turned into a disaster for they Americans when they were shut-out 10-0 by the Blue Ice Jets.

With the coaching change, the Americans still have time to get back on the plus side for a few games with a month and a-half of hockey still left on the regular season schedule.

The Americans are taking part in the GMHL College Showcase Classic at York University on Thursday, December 18.

They will return to home ice at the Alder Street arena in Orangeville for their first home game of the new year on Wednesday, January 7, to host the Bradford Rattlers.

Game time is 7:30 p.m.

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