Home of the Twin Cities AHA Chaos Organization (D1, C2 and C1)
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Chaos C1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1st 0 0 0.00 0 100% 0W 0
Chaos C2 0 0 0 0 0 0 1st 0 0 0.00 0 100% 0W 0

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C1 (Both Chaos Black/Gold)

Name W L T OTL Pts SF SA GF GA
Chaos C2 Black x 19 1 0 0 38 732 449 88 34
Saints* 10 6 3 1 24 544 589 60 58
Roadrunners* 11 8 1 0 23 588 647 83 62
Jets* 10 9 1 0 21 661 543 88 75
ShameonIce* C2 9 8 1 2 21 715 485 78 66
Chaos C2 Gold* 9 9 1 1 20 528 659 66 73
Lumberjacks# 7 7 6 0 20 569 638 66 57
Dragons# 7 8 5 0 19 565 691 76 91
Norsemen# 7 9 3 1 18 580 636 68 94
Muskies C2# 5 9 3 3 16 644 611 60 75
Sharks# 7 12 1 0 15 560 560 50 53
Lakers C2# 6 13 1 0 13 517 695 50 95

 

x Clinched Division Title
* Clinched Playoff Spot
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D1 Standings

Name W L T OTL Pts SF SA GF GA
Mastodons D1x 18 1 0 1 37 805 334 98 31
Fighting Loons D1* 15 4 1 0 31 605 439 88 41
Northern Horde D1* 13 4 2 1 29 494 396 52 40
Arctic Wolves* 10 7 2 1 23 531 579 66 68
Silverbacks* 10 7 1 2 23 483 555 45 51
Wailers* 9 7 3 1 22 520 532 48 49
Buccaneers# 10 9 1 0 21 560 447 68 52
Marauders# 9 8 3 0 21 586 545 63 50
Wildcats# 8 8 3 1 20 468 733 57 79
Stars# 8 8 4 0 20 613 504 63 53
Chaos D1# 9 10 1 0 19 545 551 68 81
Ice Sages# 5 14 1 0 11 485 627 52 86
Lakers D1# 3 14 2 1 9 420 708 43 68
Yetis# 1 17 0 2 4 438 603 46 108

x Clinched Division Title
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Who's Hot over last 2 Games?

 
 
 


Week 10 - Hockey Knowledge and Strange Obscure Hockey Rules
New to the Chaos Site this year coming straight from some of our great AHA Refs will be the Hockey Knowledge and Strange Obscure Hockey Rules that you never see called.  Each week, we will be receiving some strange tidbits of Hockey Knowledge from some of the Refs that work the AHA!  If you want to stump the Ref, Contact the Admin Here and send in a question and it will be listed in the next weeks release.  Here is the Week 8 edition of Hockey Knowledge and Strange Obscure Hockey Rules: Week #10

Chaos Fields 3 Teams for Winter 2013.  Chaos D1, C2 and C1!

Andrew Mushett will captain the Chaos D1 team and will see up to 7 new faces on the squad.  Mike StClair will captain the Chaos C2 squad, known last year as Chaos C2 Gold.  This team is mostly intact with a couple minor changes.  Andrew Benson will captain the Chaos C1 squad, known last year as the Chaos C2 Black team.  This team is seeing some drastic movement replacing an entire line and most of the defense.  The Chaos C1 team is the first year that Chaos will field a team at the C1 Level of AHA play.  The C1 Team will be in action this weekend at the AHA Fall Tournament (October 4, 5, 6) while the Chaos C2 team will be in action in the Hockey for the Heart Tournament over the weekend of October 18, 19, 20.

CHAOS 2013 PLAYOFF CENTRAL
Check Back Often for regularly updated scores and schedules!

Chaos C2 Black / Chaos C2 Gold
The seedings are set and so is the schedule. Playoff Central is Back!
  Tuesday, April 2nd thru Sunday, April 7th.  Most games played at Bloomington Ice Gardens!  This year features two Chaos Team, Chaos C2 Black and Chaos C2 Gold competing in the 2013 AHA Winter Tier Playoffs. In Round Robin Play, Chaos Black, as the #1 seed, faces off against the #4, #5 and #6 Seeds while Chaos Gold, as the #6 Seed, faces off against the #1, #2 and #3 seeds.  Yes, that means Chaos Black and Chaos Gold face each other in playoff play on Saturday, April 6th at BIG at 11:15AM!  Complete Standings and Schedule are below.  Come out to cheer on your favorite Chaos team, whether it be Black or Gold or Both!

C2 Pool Play Standings

Team
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Jets
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1
0
0
0
2
2
1
+1
Chaos C2 Black
1
0
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1
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1
1
1
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ShameonIce
1
0
0
1
0
1
1
1
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Saints
1
0
1
0
0
0
0
1
-1
Roadrunners
1
0
1
0
0
0
1
2
-1

Tie-breakers: Points, Wins, Head to Head, Goal Diff, Goals Against, PIM, Earliest Goal Scored, Coin Flip

C2 Pool Play Schedule

Date Day Time Location Opponent
4/2/11 Tue 8:40 PM Braemar E Matchup: #1 Chaos C2 Black vs #5 ShameonIce C2
Results:
Tie 1-1.  Chaos Scores first in the 1st and Shame ties it up late in the third.  Shots on Goal: Chaos 28, Shame 21
4/2/11 Tue 9:00 PM Braemar S Matchup: #2 Saints vs. #6 Chaos C2 Gold
Results: .
Gold Upsets #2 Seed 1-0.  Shawn Fricke Scores a Shorthanded Goal with :33 seconds to go in the game and Chris Pickell saves 29/29 to upset the #2 seed Saints.  Well done boys! Shots on Goal: Chaos 16, Saints 29
4/4/11 Thu 6:00 PM BIG #3 Matchup: #3 Roadrunners vs. #6 Chaos C2 Gold
Results: .
4/4/11 Thu 7:45 PM BIG #3 Matchup: #1 Chaos C2 Black vs #4 Jets
Results: .
4/6/11 Sat 11:15 AM BIG #3 Matchup: #1 Chaos C2 Black vs #6 Chaos C2 Gold2 Gold
CHAOS CUP GAME!!!
Results: .

C2 Tier Championship Game

4/07/11 Sun 10:00 AM BIG 1 Matchup: TDB vs TBD
Results:
Shots on Goal:

Chaos Gold Qualifies for Playoffs as #6 Seed

2012/2013 saw the first time two teams from the same organization compete in the same Tier and Division.  Another first has come to pass in the AHA in which both those teams have qualified for postseason play!  Chaos Gold qualified for the #6 seed while Chaos Black wrapped up the #1 seed a few weeks back in the competitive C2 Division.  Yet another first will come to pass when Chaos Black and Gold will actually play against each other during playoff games come April 6th at Bloomington Ice Gardens in what will be a crucial match for both teams in trying to qualify for a title game as well as the coveted Chaos Cup being up for grabs once again.

Chaos Black Claims #1 Seed and Regular Season Title!

A win against the Jets over this last weekend secured a #1 seed in the playoffs and a Regular season title for the Chaos C2 Black Team.  At 28 points and securely in 1st place, the next closest teams are all tied for 2nd with 17 points, including Chaos C2 Gold, who also won over the last weekend.  With only 5 games to go (possible 10 points max) in the season, no team can catch the Black team.  Chaos is among only 6 teams (D2 Spartans, D1 Mastodons and C3 Moose, Leftovers B2, Miners B1) who have stamped a playoff spot in the AHA 2013 Playoff tournament and is the Only team who has secured a #1 seed in those playoffs in the entire AHA. 52 spots are up for grabs across all AHA tiers this year.  Congrats are in order as it's been 3 years since the 2010 season that a Chaos team has been similarly placed as a Regular Season Champ.  Black will continue to refine their game as they hope to perform well come playoff time.  The C2 Division this year will send 6 teams to the playoffs.  Chaos C2 Gold is in a fight for the 2nd place Slot as they find themselves among 4 teams with 17 points.  Even the 6th and last playoff spot is being contended for with 3 teams with 14 points all fighting for that last playoff spot.  All will be settled with only 5 games to go and come April 2nd, the start of the 2013 AHA playoffs, we will see Chaos C2 Black representing the #1 seed and hopefully a #2 seed as well in Chaos C2 Gold.

In other news, Chaos D1 is also in a fight to make a playoff spot.  A recent huge win over the #2 Northern Horde has placed Chaos D1 in 7th place, only 1 point out of a playoff spot.  The next 5 games see Chaos play 2 teams above them in the standings.  A match-up against the Buccaneers on March 4th should be a critical match-up and possibly a game that could punch a playoff ticket.

Chaos Black and Gold sitting #1 and #2!  D1 Wins 3 Straight.

A beautiful picture has been painted in the AHA C2 Standings, which has Chaos C2 Black and Chaos C2 Gold sitting #1 and #2 in the 12 team tier.  Due to 4 straight wins by the Gold team and a 9-1 record by the Black team, many folks are complaining about Chaos taking over the hockey world.  The D1 team has gotten themselves into playoff considerations by winning their last 3 games as well.  Over the last 10 games, the combined Chaos teams are 10-0. Wow!  After the AHA Playoff Magic Number Calculator has been posted, there has been talks, plans, scenarios and strategies that have been developed by upper Chaos management to attempt to secure a Playoff Spot.  Check the Magic Numbers below and keep up to date in the latest news as all three Chaos teams attempt to secure a playoff spot in this years AHA Winter Playoff Tournament in early April.

Magic Number Calculator Released!

The AHA Playoff Birth/Regular Season Champ Magic Number is calculated as G + 1 - W - L, where

G is the total number of points available in the hockey season
W is the number of points that Team A has in the season
L is the number of potential points lost by the highest placed team not in a playoff spot. (Example: If 10 games have been played and team has 18 points, they've lost out on 2 possible points)

Team CHAOS BLACK CHAOS GOLD
 

 

 

MAGIC NUMBER

PLAYOFFS REGULAR SEASON CHAMP PLAYOFFS REGULAR SEASON CHAMP
12 pts 16 pts 17 pts N/A

Magic # is reduced any time Chaos gains points or rival team misses out on possible point via a Loss or Tie.
For Playoff Magic Number, trailing team is the 7th place team in C2 because 6 teams go to playoffs
For Regular Season Champion Magic Number, trailing team is the 2nd place team.

Calculate Your Magic Number


MAGIC NUMBER CALCULATOR - AHA  Hockey Playoff Birth Calculator
Enter Data
 Your Team # of Points:  
# of Missed Possible Points by the highest placed
team not not currently in a playoff spot:  
Total # of Points Available in Season:  
 

 

The Magic Number is:  
 

* if Magic Number is greater than the summation of possible points you can gain and your rival can loose remaining is season, then you are out!

 

Week 7, Black now at 7-0! Gold back in Playoff Spot, D1 upsets Wailers!

CHAOS C2 BLACK (7-0-0, 14 points 1st Place) - Chaos C2 Black remained undefeated through 7 games with wins over Chaos Gold (8-3), ShameonIce (4-1) and Roadrunners (3-1).  Black saw the return of Star Goalkeeper Chad Rognlie for the last two wins.  Despite playing with a partially torn labrum, Chad has posted a 95.56% save pct and 1.00 Goals against Avg over his first two games back.  That combined with a C2 division leading 38 goals for, 12 Goals against and only 138 shots given up has placed Chaos C2 Black in First place with a healthy 2 1/2 game lead over the 2nd place Muskies.  A difficult stretch of games against the 2nd Place Muskies, 4th place Dragons and 7th place Sharks still looms in the next three games.  The #1 Chaos Black vs #2 Muskies is set to take place this weekend Sat, Dec 22nd at St Louis Park West with a start time of 5:00PM. Chaos has the opportunity to remain undefeated and put even more space between them and the #2 team in C2.

CHAOS C2 Gold (2-1-1, 5 points 4th Place) - Chaos C2 Gold and Dragons faced off in a gritty battle on Sunday at the Coliseum only to be on the losing side of a tight 3-2 score.  A last second heroic attempt by Smiling Steve Sattler would fall short to tie up the game as Sattler had a golden opportunity to tie it up, but sent a shot wide with around 10 seconds to go in the 3rd.  Sattler did get one in the first and leading scorer Brent Stolle also scored a goal in the first loss of the season for the 4th place Chaos Gold Team.  Chaos will attempt to revenge that loss in a huge matchup against the 1st place and undefeated Chaos C2 Black team and capture their first CHAOS Cup the Sunday at 8:45PM at Bloomington Ice Gardens.  Ironically, Chaos Gold will be in White Chaos uniforms and Chaos Black will be in their "Blackout" Black Chaos Colors.

CHAOS D1 (1-3-0, 2 points 10th Place) - D1 fell to the first place and undefeated F'ing Loons on Sunday at Eden Prairie to the tune of 7-2.  Brad Benson scored unassisted to give Chaos the lead, but only Jim Katzmarek (assists to Jason Przybilla and Pat Lane) would be abl

 

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Saturday, November 25th 8:45pm at Bloomingon Ice Gardens

UPDATE: Chaos Black Retains Cup
Next Battle for Cup: Saturday, Feb 23rd at New Hope, 6:30PM

Bring on the Chaos Cup!

Awarded to the Victor of the Chaos C2 Black vs Chaos C2 Gold Match-up on Sunday, November 25th at 8:45PM at Bloomington Ice Gardens

CHAOS CUP!

The first traveling Chaos Cup is up grabs this weekend for the first ever Chaos vs Chaos matchup between Chaos C2 Black (4-0-0, 8pts, 1st place) and Chaos C2 Gold (2-1-1, 5pts, 4th place).  In the first year the AHA has seen two teams from the same organization in the same division, we will see those two teams play each other for the very first time.  At stake is the coveted Chaos Cup and a truck load of bragging rights as the two talented teams have been predicting a win for their respective sides for months now.  Pleas to the AHA to acquire additional refs for this game have been denied as this is sure to be a very heated and close match-up.

 

Week 4, Black Stays Undefeated, Gold and D1 Fall

CHAOS C2 BLACK (4-0-0, 8 points 1st Place) - Chaos C2 Black remained undefeated through the young season with their 4th win in as many games by subduing the Jets to the tune of 8-1.  The Jets lead the division in shots, however, Chaos was able to limit those to only 20 in the game while putting 41 shots and 8 goals on net.  Andrew Benson had 2 goals and an Assist while Skipper Longen chipped in 3 assists. Goalie Mike "The King" Beyl had his most complete game saving 19 of 20.  The game got a little rough when tempers flared in the third and resulted in two game ejections, including one to Chaos D-Man Matt Webb.  The Chaos C2 Black team now sits on top of the division and leads the division in Shots Against (17.5 avg per game), Goals For (5.75), Goals Against (1.75 per game) and is second in Shots For (37.5 per game) and Penalty Min (10.5 per game).  Chaos Black will attempt to keep the Chaos Cup in their possession this Sunday Night in the First Chaos vs Chaos game at 8:45PM at Bloomington Ice gardens against the Chaos Gold team.

CHAOS C2 Gold (2-1-1, 5 points 4th Place) - Chaos C2 Gold and Dragons faced off in a gritty battle on Sunday at the Coliseum only to be on the losing side of a tight 3-2 score.  A last second heroic attempt by Smiling Steve Sattler would fall short to tie up the game as Sattler had a golden opportunity to tie it up, but sent a shot wide with around 10 seconds to go in the 3rd.  Sattler did get one in the first and leading scorer Brent Stolle also scored a goal in the first loss of the season for the 4th place Chaos Gold Team.  Chaos will attempt to revenge that loss in a huge matchup against the 1st place and undefeated Chaos C2 Black team and capture their first CHAOS Cup the Sunday at 8:45PM at Bloomington Ice Gardens.  Ironically, Chaos Gold will be in White Chaos uniforms and Chaos Black will be in their "Blackout" Black Chaos Colors.

CHAOS D1 (1-3-0, 2 points 10th Place) - D1 fell to the first place and undefeated F'ing Loons on Sunday at Eden Prairie to the tune of 7-2.  Brad Benson scored unassisted to give Chaos the lead, but only Jim Katzmarek (assists to Jason Przybilla and Pat Lane) would be able to also score while the loons piled on 7. Chaos got a little physical in this one as well as leading scorer Dave Sommerness tacked on 16 minutes in Penaties, including a 10 Min Misconduct.  Chaos next takes on the Buccaneers on Sat, December 1st at 3:10PM in an early game at the luxurious West Side Arena.

Chaos Goes 3 for 3 over the Weekend, C2 teams sit #1 and #2

 Chaos owned Week #3 and the Lakers.  Chaos D1 won their first game 4-2 over the Lakers D1 at New Hope at 7:15PM only to see Chaos C2 beat the Lakers C2 in the very next game on the same sheet of ice at 9:00PM.  Across town, the Chaos C2 Black team beat the Lumberjacks 2-1.  3 games, 3 teams, 3 wins.

CHAOS C2 BLACK (3-0-0, 6 points 1st Place) - Black out shot the Lumberjacks 41-13, but could only muster 2 goals against the talented Lumberjack goalie Paul Fee, who is always very strong.  Mick Schultz and Andrew Benson (assisted by a great Ryan Corder pass) scored for Black, who remain undefeated heading into a Sunday Match-up against the high shooting Jets, a team no Chaos team has ever faced before.  Their is talk about some traveling Chaos Cup that has been created for the upcoming and highly anticipated match-up between the two Chaos teams on November 25th.  Can it be true, is there such a Cup?  Could it be up for grabs in a huge match-up not only between potentially the top two teams in C2, but between two equally monumental opposing forces who are both called Chaos?

CHAOS C2 Gold (2-0-1, 5 points 2nd Place) - Chaos C2 Gold beat up a little on the Lakers, who were C3 last year moving up to C2 this year.  Chaos allowed just a single shot in the first period in rout to a 24-11 shot advantage and a 6-1 win. Westerlund and Stolle registered two goals a piece in front of yet again solid goaltending by Chris Pickell, who boasts a 92.3% save pct through the young season.  Word back from the Chaos Gold camp is they have never heard of a Chaos Cup, but did confirm that they would be willing to take it from Chaos Black on November 25th should such a Cup actually exist. Gold next plays the Dragons on Sunday at the Coliseum at 6:00PM before they start thinking about the colossal clash between Chaos Black and Gold on November 25th at Bloomington Ice Gardens at 8:45PM.  Rumor has it there will be a Cup in attendance at this game.

CHAOS D1 (1-2-0, 2 points 7th Place) - Chaos D1 got their first victory over the Lakers D1 squad led by a Dave Sommerness Hat Trick and solid Goalie play from Meryl McGuarvan.  Meryl saved 29 of 31 as Chaos won 4-2.  Chaos next plays the 1st place and undefeated F'ing Loons at Eden Prairie on Sunday, November 18th at 9:15PM.

Season Underway, Chaos C2 Division sees Black and Gold on top

 Two weeks into the young season and Chaos Black and Gold find themselves currently 1-2 in the standings.  The first time the AHA has seen 2 of the same team organization teams in the same division now sees that those two teams are battling for the top spots in that very same division.  The Chaos D1 team is currently without a win barely missing their first win in their first game.

CHAOS C2 BLACK (2-0, 4 points 1st Place) - After two wins in as many games, Chaos C2 Black finds themselves solely in 1st place and the only team in C2 with a perfect record.  The two results include a win at the Saints  (0-1, T12th place) 3-1 in the first game of the season and a win against the Norsemen (1-1, T4th Place) 10-4.  Regular Goalie Chad Rognlie has been out with an upper body injury, so Sub Goalie Ed Alvarez (C3 Fighting Piranhas) and Replacement Goalie Michael Beyl filled in nicely for Chad in the two wins.  Pending an MRI result, Chad will either come back on November 18th or Michael Beyl (who has been rostered) will continue to fill in. Next up for Chaos C2 Black are the Lumberhacks on Sunday, November 11th at Eden Praire with the puck dropping at 9:15PM.

CHAOS C2 Gold (1-0-1, 3 points Tied 2nd Place) - After two games, Chaos C2 Gold are sitting in 2nd place with 3 out of 4 possible points.  A win against the Roadrunners 4-1 showed off the skills on new goalie Chris Pickell, who save 37 of 38 shots in that first victory. The 2nd game against the Muskies (1-0-1, Tied 2nd place) was a nail bitter.  Trailing late in the 3rd period, Gold pulls Pickell for the extra attacker, which proves effective as #26 Jay Westerlund top shelved a game tying goal with only 9 seconds remaining in regulation.  The OT period would not prove a winner as the game ended up tied 4-4.

CHAOS D1 (0-2-0) Despite a well fought comeback in game 1 of the season, the D1 squad is still looking for their first win after two games.  Those losses include a close loss to the Northern Horde 5-4 and a loss to the talented Mastodons 6-0. Next up for Chaos are the Lakers on Sun Nov 11th 7:15PM at New Hope South.

Chaos Fields 3 teams for 2012-13 Season! Chaos D1, C2 and oh yeah, another C2!

With games beginning Saturday, October 27th, Chaos has finally unveiled their 2012-13 Squads from under a cloak of secrecy.  Chaos will field teams at the D1, C2 and C2 levels again.  It's the first year in history of the organization that their will be no changes to the squads and their levels from the year prior as last year also saw Chaos in D1, C2 and C2.  Big news around the AHA this winter season are the two Chaos C2 squads being placed in the same division, which means for the first time in AHA history, two teams under the same organization will be facing off against each other head to head in the same division!  Get ready for some great Chaos C2 Gold vs Chaos C2 Black.  Chaos has already prepared by asking the league to bring at least 1 extra referee for these scheduled games as they are sure to be heated affairs.

Chaos D1: Many return to the 2012-13 Chaos D1 team from last year, but there are many changes this year as well.  The team has added a lot of new talent and will be positioned well to compete for a possible playoff spot.

Player
#3. Andrew Mushett returns for another year as Alternate Captain. Has been Chaos since 2007
#5. Don Donaldson returns for another year. Has been with Chaos since 2007
#7. Dee Sibben returns for another year in this 2nd year skating for Chaos
#9. Tom Sholl returns for another year in this his 3rd year skating for Chaos
#10. Matt Wiley returns for his 2nd year with Chaos
#11. Jason Przybilla returns for his 5th year with Chaos
#12. Jim Katzmarek returns for his 2nd year with Chaos
#14. Aaron Swann Captain leading Chaos since 2007
#17. Dave Sommerness recovering from an ACL tear, Dave skates D1 this year as Subbing on Chaos C2 Black
#18. Greg Sarno returning for his 2nd year with Chaos.
#19. Todd Johnson 1st year Skater, former Yellow Jacket, welcome Todd!
#21. Travis Beckerle Returning for his 6th year with Chaos since 2007
#22. Erik Mechels Returning for his 2nd year with Chaos
#26. Kirk Sampson 1st year skater, former Yellow Jacket, welcome Kirk!
#28. Meyrl McGauvran Returning Goalie from last years freshman season.
#34. Patrick Lane Returning D-Man in his 2nd year, Patrick also skates Full Time with Chaos C2 Black.
#49. Nate Smith: 1st year skater, welcome Nate
#81. Bob Butwinick Rejoining Chaos after a break and an original Chaos 2007, welcome back Bobbie B
#91. Josh Popp Rejoining Chaos after a break, welcome back Josh, stay healthy this year.
#96. Brad Benson First year Chaos skater, Brad is skating D2 Vipers, D1 Chaos AND C2 Chaos Black, Whew

Chaos C2 Gold: Chaos C2 Gold and Chaos C2 Black underwent re-structuring last year to re-unite friends, group similar hockey personalities and to best position the right chemistry on each team.  As a result, the fun loving, talented Chaos C2 Gold team captained by Mike StClair will be a postseason favorite to claim one of the six playoff spots. This team will gel early as trust, chemistry and camaraderie should be abundant. 

# Player
2 #2 A Ettl returns for More and has been Chaos since 2007
4 #4. M. Olson entering 4th year as Chaos, former Fighting Loon
5 #5. M. St. Clair Captain, entering 4th year as Chaos, former Fighting Loon
6 #6. S. Fricke entering 3rd year as Chaos, former Diablo
8 #8. J. Schultz entering 4th year as Chaos, former Fighting Loon
11 #11. C. Buschmann entering 3rd year as Chaos, former Wildcat, future Doctor
13 #13. P. Bibro entering 3rd year as Chaos, current Fighting Loon as well
14 #14. D. Corder entering 2nd year as Chaos
15 #15. J. Keebler entering 4th year as Chaos, former Fighting Loon
16 #16. R. Whiteford entering 4th year as Chaos, StClair's boss
19 #19. B. Nelson entering 4th year as Chaos, former Fighting Loon
20 #20. D. Marks entering 3rd year as Chaos
21 #21. S. Sattler entering 4th year as Chaos, former Fighting Loon
24 #24. D. Sutton entering 4th year as Chaos, former Fighting Loon
26 #26. J. Westerlund entering 5th year as Chaos
31 #31. B. Stolle 1st year as a Chaos Skater, welcome Brent!
33 #33. C. Pickell 1st year Goalkeeper handpicked out of HF League, welcome Chris!
55 #55. T. Wagenman 1st year as Chaos, finally Tim hooks up with Chaos! Welcome aboard Timmy!
77 #77. M. Korstad: Original 2007 Chaos in his sixth year as Chaos
79 #79. D. Anderson 1st year skater, former Wildcat, Fighting Saint, welcome aboard Denny!

Chaos C2 Black: Captained by Andrew Benson and Matt Webb, Chaos C2 Black is basically the same team as last year's Chaos C2 Gold, but with a little re-structuring.  Composed of skaters looking to compete at a higher level and succeed, this Black team should be considered a more serious team that has higher expectations placed upon them for this upcoming season.  Skaters on this team are skating for a possible title  this year at the C2 Level. Last year's season produced zero Chaos playoff teams and not since 2009-2010 has Chaos made a deeper playoff run.  Both Chaos Gold and Chaos Black are playoff favorites while Black might be considered the strongest team on paper at this year's entire C2 Level.

Player
#1. Ryan Corder entering his 2nd year as Chaos, switching over to D man, also tends nets with D1 Stars
#3. Jordan Doffing 1st year player, Nephew of Skipper Longen, Welcome aboard kid!
#6. Joshua Lucas 2nd year player, graduated from D1 Chaos last year.
#9. Andrew Benson 3rd year Captain, 1 of 3 Benson/Benson/Benson brothers.
#13. Connie Webb Original 2007 Chaos in her sixth year
#17. Dave Sommerness 3rd year Chaos, former Knight, also skating D1 Chaos this year.
#21. Travis Beckerle Original 2007 Chaos in sixth year, also skating D1 Chaos
#27. Adam Misson 2nd year Chaos
#28. Skipper Longen 2nd year Chaos from the Muskies
#34. Patrick Lane 2nd year Chaos from the Gold Rush, also skating Chaos D1 this year
#35. Chad Rognlie 2nd year Goalie
#41. Eric Lorenz 2nd year Chaos from the Muskies
#44. Mick Schultz 2nd year Chaos from the Muskies
#62. Justin Revenaugh 3rd year Chaos from the Yetis
#69. Tommy Schultz 2nd year Chaos
#83. Jason Benson 2nd year Chaos, 2nd of 3rd Benson/Benson/Benson
#88. Matt Webb Captain since Chaos 2007
#93. Michael Amberson 2nd year Chaos from the Fighting Loons
#96. Brad Benson 3rd Benson, also skating D2 Vipers, D1 Chaos and C2 Chaos Black. Wow.

 

Summer Teams Announced, Chaos fields Level 3 Team!

The AHA has just announced the 2012 Summer Teams and Rosters.  Chaos will field one 2012 Summer Team named the Roadrunners.  Apparently, the theme is Looney Toons.  The Roster is composed of mainly Chaos C2 Gold and Black along with a couple Chaos D1, one Wingman C3 and one skater from last Summer.  The RoadRunners will be playing in Summer Level 3, which is the equivalent of the AHA Winter C2 level.  Good Luck little RoadRunners!

 

SKATER TEAM LAST YEAR
Mick Schultz Chaos C2 Gold
Skip Longen Chaos C2 Gold
Andrew Benson Chaos C2 Gold/Black
Bryan Nelson Chaos C2 Black
Adam Misson Chaos C2 Black
Matt Webb Chaos C2 Gold/Black
Sean Murphy Wingmen C3
Patrick Lane Chaos D1
Thomas Schultz Chaos C2 Black
Eric Lorenz Chaos C2 Gold
Justin Revenaugh Chaos C2 Gold/Black
Jason Benson Chaos C2 Gold/Black
James Nord Chaos C2
Adam Ettl Chaos C2 Gold
Josh Lucas Chaos D1
Scott Mattson Summer 2011
Chad Rognlie Goalie Chaos C2 Gold

 

Playoff Central!  Predictions!

No Chaos Team made the 2011-2012 Playoffs for the first time in the history of the Chaos Organization.  Due to this year's 0-3 in the D1 and both C2 Tiers, Chaos teams have now qualified for the playoffs in 6 out of 10 attempts.  That doesn't mean we won't have Playoff Central up and running and give our predictions from the one and only Chaos psychic here at Chaos HQ!

C1 Tier - We won't predict the C1 Tier too much due to this tier being a little outside of the psychic realm of sensing, but we wish the C2 M's much luck in their attempt to qualify for the C1 tournament as they play pigtails to get into the tournament against the #6 Seeds from both C1 East and C1 West.  We do like the eventual champ from the C1 West Division eventually and like the Venom and Leftovers to make a push for the hardware.

C2 Tier              
Zephyrs              
Sled Dogs   Blizzard          
Royals              
Warriors       Admirals      
    Admirals          
Blizzard              
Sting   Semis   Championship Spiders  
Yellow Jackets              
Admirals   Sled Dogs        
               
Rack Attack       Spiders      
Spiders              
F Piranhas   Spiders          
Beavers              
               

Analysis: We like the teams from the North and West as those divisions were very competitive this year.  We like the Admirals as the underdog and the Sled Dogs, Spiders and Blizzard to all advance to at least the Semis despite quality #1 seeded teams such as the Rack Attack and Zephyrs.  The Sled Dogs will get great net play from their leader and former Chaos goalie Charlie Beattie.  The Blizzard, who made a deep playoff push last year, will again find themselves in the mix for the hardware.  The Admirals squeaked into the playoffs as the #4 seed, but are playing their best hockey of the year and many teams were privately hoping this surging team would be left out of the show. To their disappointment, they are there and get our nod to make the finals.  The Spiders come from the disputed most difficult West Division (which includes the ousted M's) and play too well of team hockey with their crisp pass first mentality to not take home the title hardware.  After a loss in the title game to the Royals in 2010, they should capture their first C2 title in 2012.

C3 Tier          
Puck Hounds    Fighting Piranhas    
Wingmen           
Nighthawks    Championship Fighting Piranhas
Mintalar Moose           
Fighting Piranhas C3    Puck Hounds    
Spiders C3           
           

Analysis: The C3 and D1 tiers send 6 teams to the playoff show, which throws a wrench into the traditional 3 team round robin format the AHA used for years in which each team plays each other 1 time.  With the six team format, seeding heavily impacts who makes the title game as the top seeds tend to play all the bottom seeds and tend to have a much higher probability of qualifying for the title game.  Despite this heavily favored schedule towards the top seeds, we still like the #5 Seeded Fighting Piranhas to upset all three higher seeds to qualify for the title game and wear the white jerseys as the #1 seed in the hardware game.  The Fighting Piranhas are the only team to beat all top three seeds in their last games played against them. That cannot be ignored and convinces me that this team can upset the balance of the heavily favored top seeded teams and their easier tournament schedules.  The #1 Puckhounds and the #2 Wingmen are left to battle it out for the other title spot and will both be 2-1 after each lose to the Fighting Piranhas in pool play, but since the Puckhounds/Wingmen don't play each other (a game that I think the Wingmen would win), I think the goals against difference will heavily favor the high scoring Puckhounds, who will get the nod via tiebreaker rules to the final game. The tenacious Fighting Piranhas will once again upset the Hounds and claim their first AHA hardware.

D1 Tier          
Blade Runners    Blade Runners    
Icedogs           
Fighting Loons D1    Championship Blade Runners
Gold Rush           
Mastodons    Icedogs      
Silverbacks          

Analysis: The Fan and Chaos Favorite Loons lost to the Silverbacks both times this season and the Darn Apes seem to have the birds number, otherwise we would love the Loons in this one. Icedogs have a lot of firepower and the Tier's best goalie in Jason DeFlorin. Look out for the underdog Gold Rush, who had a signature win against the IceDogs recently, but the Blade Runners just have too much balanced Firepower to contend with. Their Shots for is almost 100 more than the second best team and their shots against is almost 100 fewer than the second best team, quite a lethal combination.  Look for the Blade Runners to walk away offensively with this one to allow them to claim their first AHA title and give goalie Krystal Carlson her first title in two attempts (2009 title game with the Knights, loss to Chaos)

D2 Tier          
TC Marauders    Marauders    
Wailers           
Wildcats    Championship TC Marauders
Northern Horde D2          
    Wailers      
           

Analysis: The Marauders are the clear favorite and with AHA's best record at 19-1, they come in on a 12 game winning streak, including three wins over the other three teams in their playoff pool. They won those three games with a +7 Goal differentail while only giving up one goal.The Wailers should provide some competition to them in the Final  and held both of their losses to the Marauders to only one goal defeats. The Fan Favorite Wildcats are the only team to beat the Marauders this season, but have been somewhat inconsistent as of late, but could be a nice little suprise in the playoffs if they make a solid push. Their goalie posts one of the best Save percentage in all of AHA. However, this is the Marauders one to lose as they lead the league in goals for and goals against while sporting the goalie with the top save percentage and GAA.
 

Keep tuned to Chaos Playoff Central to see how the psychics did over the 2012 AHA Winter Playoff Tournament and may good luck and safe play be with all the talented teams that qualified this year.

 

Chaos C2 Gold wins last two and is 4-1-0 over last 5!

After a 0-6-1 start in their first year at the C2 Level, the Chaos C2 Gold team has really turned the Freshman corner and has gone 4-1-0 over their last 5 games played, good enough to crawl out of the C2 East basement to sit seventh place all alone.  After an off game to the Royals, who Chaos has yet to even figure out this year, Chaos responded with two straight victories against the Nemesis and the Lumberjacks.  This Gold team seems to have a different set of players step up each game and gets contributions from everyone and not just that "Go To" guy or that "PowerLine" as many teams so often have.  The Nemesis game saw #20 Dale Marks and #8 Jeff Schultz each score a pair of goals.  Both players had more points in this game than they did all season long (Schultz-3, Marks-2).  The game highlights also included a Nemesis Penalty shot and a 5 Minute Major + Game Misconduct called against Nemesis Skater #16 R Bulliard.  The penalty is the first one called against Bulliard this year, so commish Pete Morrow implemented only the required one game suspension on Bulliard.  The next win came against the Lumberjacks and former Chaos C2 Skater Jaime Nord and current Chaos C2 Black Skater Justin Pantoja.  This game saw #28 Skipper Longen step up with 2 goals while line mate #43 Eric Lorenz chipped in a goal as well. Chaos C2 Gold Sub Skater #83 Jay Benson was the real hero of the game by showing up to replace missing leading goal scorer Michael Amberson and proceeding to net a hat trick leading Chaos Gold to a 6-3 win over the Lumberjacks.  The win over the Lumberjacks propels Chaos past the Lumberjacks, Muskies and ShameOnIce in the overall standings.  Next game is Sunday, Febuary 12th in a difficult matchup with the streaking Beavers at

AHA Flexes their Muscles, Mid Season Parity Change Hits M's in C2 North!

The AHA announced late last week that the defending 2011 C2 Champion M's will not be eligible for the 2012 Post Season playoff party despite their League leading 21 Points at a current record of 10-1-1 through 12 games so far.  Full announcement and details from the AHA can be found HERE! Despite losing one of their best skaters from last year's Championship squad in D-Man Chris McNeil, the AHA still decided that the strong M's team is too much of a parity disparity and have thus removed the M's from participating in the 2012 C2 Playoff tournament.  The M's were given a fairly good severance package choice of either having the AHA pay for a tournament of their choice (up to $900 value) or an opportunity to qualify for the AHA 2012 Post Season Tournament at the C1 Level.  The M's, demonstrating the champions that they are, have elected to accept the AHA challenge presented to them and compete at the C1 Level come playoff time. Here is how it will work.  After the regular season is over, but before the playoffs begin, the M's along with the #6 Seed from C1 West and #6 Seed from C1 East will form a three team playoff qualifier pool in order to qualify for the 2012 AHA C1 Playoff tournament.  Each team will play the other two teams and the two teams with the best records will be the 2 teams that advance to the post season C1 playoff tournament.  The PreSeason "Wild Card" games will be played on April 2nd, 3rd and 4th.  Good luck to the M's in their bid to qualify for the C1 Playoff tournament.  The AHA also announced that the departure of the M's to C1 postseason play will open up another playoff spot in the C2 North division, so the M's will play at C1 in the postseason while the next 4 teams in the C2 North will advance to the C2 Playoff tournament.

Chaos C2 Gold wins 1st game of season, then wins again to beat #2 Sting!

Chaos C2 Gold 4, Thunder Chix 0 Chaos gold rolled into their 7th game looking for their first win and got it in big fashion with a 4-0 shutout victory over the 5th place ThunderChickens. #93 Michael Amberson continued his strong play with 2 goals and 1 assist while #88 Matt Webb and #13 Connie Webb had a combined 5 assists in the game.  #35 Chad Rognlie saved all 26 Shots against him to record his first Chaos Shutout of his career.  NHL Network was contacted for a possible submission for plays of the week on the 3rd Chaos goal, which was perhaps the prettiest example of hockey the Gold team has demonstrated this year when M Webb passed up the boards to Amberson, who in turn drove to the net and found a charging defenseman #55 Brandon Packard for a one time top shelf tap in on the back post.  NHL Network has not confirmed, but also has not denied whether they are considering the submitted video for their primetime show.

Chaos C2 Gold 3, Sting 1 Chaos Gold, coming off their first win ever at the C2 Level, used that momentum to post a huge upset victory over the 6-1-2 2nd Place Sting on Saturday night at St Louis Park East Arena.  Chaos and Sting arrived to a packed SLP parking lot and fans filled the Arena in droves to watch some great Chaos AHA hockey.  Some even came to watch the Benilde-St Margaret/St Louis Park High School game that was simultaneously playing on the adjacent West rink. The Sting scored early in the first, but that would prove to be their only score due to solid Chaos defensive play and spectacular keeping.  #14 Dusty Corder and #24 Derrik Sutton both scored their first goals at the C2 level while #35 Goalie Chad Rognlie continued his fantastic season with 24 saves in 25 shots despite suffering from an undisclosed lower body ailment.  Chad has posted a .980 save pct over the last two games and has now raised his season save pct to .911%  The upset win over the #2 Sting now places Chaos in a tie with their rival Lumberjacks, who Chaos has marked on their calendars for a Jan 31st match-up.  Until then, Chaos will have to settle for the 3rd place Royals team on Sun, Jan 15th at New Hope North at 9:45PM where Chaos will try to stretch their recent solid play and convert it into another upset victory!

Jay Westerlund lost for the season with lower fibular break.

#26 Jay Westerlund, full time center for the Chaos C2 Black team and sub skater for the Chaos C2 Gold Team, was recently advised by Orthopedics at Tria that his season is over due to a clean lower fibular break. Doctors agreed that is was best that Jay have some screws and plates inserted for the long term heath of his ankle joint, thus ending his 2011-2012 campaign.  Jay was injured in an inauspicious play against the Aces on Sat, Nov 19th where he awkwardly landed on his ankle after poorly navigating a deep rut in the ice.  Recent reports that he just can't skate were not confirmed.  Losing Jay is a huge loss for the Chaos Black and Gold teams.  We wish him a speedy recovery from his unfortunate bad break.  As always in Chaos fashion when someone breaks a bone, the attached X-Rays are posted here. Click on image for the full size views for the strong hearted.

 

Chaos D1 Game vs Mastodons featured in AHA 2Nite Broadcast

Chaos C2 Black gets Last Second Goal (Literally) to Tie Warriors

Chaos C2 Black 3, Warriors 3 #83 Jason Benson scored his second goal of the night with .01 second left in the game to extend the game against the Warriors into OT last Sunday night. Despite outshooting the Warriors 35-18, The Chaos C2 Black found themselves in a 3-2 loosing position until #9 Jason Benson and #62 Justin Revenaugh setup the Brother #83 Jason Benson for a score that found the back of the net with only :01 second remaining in regulation.  The other goal saw D-Man #3 Justin Pantoja get his first Career Chaos Goal with assists from #83 Jason Benson, #9 Andrew Benson(2), #62 Justin Revenaugh (2).  The Two Benson brothers went large on the night gathering 5 points total and were directly involved in each goal.  The Black team (1-2-2) next faces the Roadrunners on Sun, Dec 4th located on the Olympic Ice at Bloomington Ice Gardens in a late start at 10:30PM.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Chaos goes Undefeated in Week 4, but loses Center Westerlund

Chaos D1 3-2 over Buccaneers The D1 Team got their much anticipated first win of the season in their 4th week of play with a 3-2 win over the Buccaneers, who we think is some type of Pirate.  Many of the Chaos C2 Gold team, who played just before the D1 team on the same sheet of ice, stuck around and harassed the other team as well as the officials in what we think was positive obnoxious Chaos Nation support. Chaos was peppered with shots getting outshot 35-18, but sub Goalie Ryan Corder (who also skates out on the Gold Team) posted a 94.29% save pct for the game to assist in getting the Win.  Chaos Goals came from #9 Tom Sholl, #11 Jason Przybilla and the game winner from #22 Eric Mechels.  Assists from #3 Andrew Mushett (2), #21 Travis Beckerle and #5 Don Donaldson. Regular Goalie Meryl McGaurvan continues to sit on the IR from a MCL Stretch in her first game, but is anticipated back in the next couple weeks.  Next Game on Sat, Dec 3rd against the 1-0-2 Arctic Wolves will be played at Aldrich Arena at 4:40PM in an afternoon game.

Chaos C2 Gold - The Chaos C2 Gold team played the talented Beavers in a rematch of the Championship Hockey for the Heart Title game that was played back on Oct 16 in preseason play.  The result would be the same, a Tie, this time to the tune of 3-3.  Goals came from Michael Amberson, Skipper Longen and Andrew Benson with Assists from Matt Webb and Connie Webb.  #35 Chad Rognlie continues his solid play saving 29 of 32 shots for a 90.8% save pct. for the game.  Three of their first four games at the higher level for the Gold team have been decided by 1 goal or less.  Next Game sees Chaos Gold up against ShameOnIce on Wednesday, Nov 30th at Highland North.

Chaos C2 Black - The Chaos C2 Black team went up 3-1 in the third against a good Aces team, but lost the lead and settled for the tie 3-3 in overtime.  The Tie was overshadowed by the loss of their Star Centerman Jason Westerlund, who appeared to suffer a lower body injury early in the third.  Twitter reports confirm a broken ankle, which will leave the Black team sifting through their subs and minor team affiliates for a replacement skater for the next 4-6 weeks. The Black team next plays on Sun, Nov 27th against the Warriors at Breck with a 6:00PM start time.

First Week in the Books, Chaos still looks for it's first Win

Chaos, now at three teams at C2, C2 and D1 put their first games in the books over the last week.  Despite the three opportunities, Chaos still looks towards Week #2 in the Young Season to book their first W.

Chaos C2 Black 1, Spiders C2 4 (Saturday, Oct 29th Highland Arena) - Despite out shooting the Spiders 33-28 in the game, the Chaos Black squad came up short against the Spiders C2 team that executed well and was able to play a team style game complete with crisp passing and great positioning.  #16 Rob Whiteford connected on the long Chaos goal from #5 Mike StClair and #12 Steve Sattler.  #42 Dale Melbie had 21 saves on 25 shots.  The Spiders C2 squad is expected to do well this year along with the talented M's in the C2 North Division.  The talented Black squad will get their revenge on the Northern Horde this Saturday Night at 8:00PM at Richfield Arena.  Chaos was able to nudge the Northern Horde in a Pre-Season scrimmage 4-3.

Chaos C2 Gold - 1, Royals C2-4 (Sunday, Oct 30th Wakota) - The Chaos Gold, composed of a team who does not have a Single Skater who has been a full time skater on any team at the C2 Level, skated for the first time at the C2 Level and not only competed with the highly skilled Royals, but put a scare into them late into the game.  Chaos would score first in the first period when newly acquired #93 Michael Amberson would receive a breakaway pass from newly acquired #28 Skipper Longen and bury a deike past the Royal netminder.  That score would remain the same on Great play from newly acquired netminder #35 Chad Rognlie until late in the 2nd when the Royals caught the Chaos defense in a bad line change when #11 Gorder would top shelf his first goal of the season.  The third saw the Royals come a bit more alive and sneak three more goals to make a final score of 4-1.  Chad Rognlie had a great game in his first game as the Chaos Goal Goalie saving 33 in 37 shots for an .892 save %.  The Royals are considered one of the top teams in the C2 East Division along with other favorites in the Rack Attack, ShameOnIce, ThurnderChickens and Sting.

Final Rosters Complete, Time to Say Hi to all the Chaos Rosters

CHAOS D1 CHAOS C2  Gold CHAOS C2  Black
2011-12 Roster 2011-12 Final Roster 2011-12 Final Roster
C #14 Aaron Swann *
#10 Travis Beckerle *
#3 Andrew Mushett *
#5 Don Donaldson *
#17 Jason Przybilla *
#9 Tom Sholl *
#7 Dee Sibbon
#18 Greg Sarno
#22 Eric Mechels
#10 Matt Wiley
#12 J Katzmarek
#23 George Farner *
#13 Josh Lucas
#34 Patrick Lane
#26 Bobby Chilson *
#28 Meryl McGaurvan (G)

#00 OPEN

*Returning

C #88 Matt Webb *
A #8 Jeff Schultz *
A #13 Connie Webb *
A #1 Ryan Corder *
#14 Dusty Corder II
#4 Mike Olson *
#20 Dale Marks *
#28 Skipper Longen
#41 Eric Lorenz
#17 Dave Sommerness *
#44 Mick Schultz
#55 Brandon Packard
#24 Derek Sutton *
#93 Michael Amberson
#62 Justin Revenaugh (S) *
#34 Patrick Lane (S)
#83 Jay Benson (S)
#9 Andrew Benson (S) *
#26 Jay Westerlund (S) *
#35 Chad Rognlie(G)

* - Returning

C #9 Andrew Benson *
A #77 Mike Korstad *
A
#5 Mike StClair *
#2 Adam Ettl
*
#6 Shawn Frick
e *
#12 Steve Sattler
*
#15 Joe Keebler
*
#16 Rob Whiteford
*
#19 Bryan Nelson
*
#26 Jay Westerlund
*
#27 Adam Misson
#62 Justin Revenaugh
*
#69 Thomas Schultz
#83 Jay Benson
#92 Chase Hanson
*
#20 Dale Marks(S)
*
#88 Matt Webb(S)
*
#3 Justin Pantoja (S)
#13 Connie Webb (S)
*
#42 Dale Melbie (G)
*

*Returning

Chaos D1 The Chaos D1 Team experiences the most amount of change with 8 New Faces and several skaters moving up from last year's D2 team.  Captained by last year's D1 Alternate Captain and 2009 D2 Captain, Aaron Swann has assembled a strong D1 team for the 2011-2012 Winter campaign.  Returning D1 Skaters include Travis Beckerle, Andrew Mushett, Bobby Chilson and George Farner.  Former Chaos D2 Skaters jumping to the Gold and Yellow Colors of the D1 team include Donny Donaldson, Tom Sholl and Jason Przybilla. Chaos would like to welcome 7 new skaters and a new Goalie to the Chaos Nation!  Patrick Lane, a solid D-Man, joins Chaos from the Gold Rush.  Patrick is also one of only a couple skaters in the AHA who also plays C2 as a Sub on the Chaos C2 Gold team thus gapping the entire new C3 tier.  Brent Kraus from the D1 IceDogs is also leapfrogging C3 and playing as a sub on the Champion M's squad.  Eric Mechels comes to Chaos from the 2010 Yellow Jackets squad. Dee Sibbon and Goalie Meryl McGauvran bring the Chaos Lady Count to 3 to accompany Chaos C2 Connie Webb.  Meryl comes to us from the Summer Sages of Mt Vernon team while Dee was selected at the AHA Draft. Greg Sarno, Matt Wiley and J Katzmarek were also high round selections from the 2011 AHA Draft.  #13 Josh Lucas was a late addition to Chaos and just signed his contract with Chaos last week.  We are anticipating great things from Josh, who has many years under his belt while playing Roller Hockey. Technically, there remains one open spot on the Chaos D1 squad that may or may not get filled as the season progresses.  Welcome back all the familiar faces and welcome to Chaos to all the new faces.  We bid a heartfelt farewell to several skaters from last years D1 Team including #7 Wes Colborn (Move), #18 Shawn Neugebaeur (No Longer in AHA), #10 Ben Skjold (Work) and #33 Casey Johnson (Injury).

Chaos C2 Gold - The Chaos C2 Gold team, originally destined for the new AHA C3 tier as Chaos C3, was bounced last minute to the upper C2 Tier to join the same level as last year's Chaos C2 team.  Thus, the new name of Chaos C2 Gold was applied to this team.  Skaters moving up from D1 Team include Captain Matt Webb, Connie Webb, Jeff Schultz, Ryan Corder, Mike Olson, Dave Sommerness, Derek Sutton and Justin Revenaugh. The Gold team also welcomes 7 new Skaters and 1 new goalie to the Chaos Nation.  4 D1 Muskies make the jump to C2 in Skipper Longen, Eric Lorenz, Mick Schultz and Brandon Packard.  Dusty Corer II (Ryan's Brother) joins us from the L4 Long Toms.  Michael Amberson makes the jump from the D2 Fighting Loons last year to the C2 level this year thus skipping two entire tiers (D1, C3). Patrick Lane joins the C2 Squad as a sub (also on the D1 Squad) along with Chaos C2 Black Subs Justin Revenaugh, the two Benson Brothers (Jay and Andrew) and Jay Westerlund to complete the skaters.  Long sought after Goalie #35 Chad Rognlie finally gets on a Chaos Roster making him the 6th Chaos goalie to tend the pipes (Sarah Thuriot, Charlie Beattie, Dale Melbie, Mike Palmer, Casey Johnson, Meryl McGaurvan).

Chaos C2 Black - The Chaos C2 team from last year gains the new color name due to Chaos having multiple teams in the C2 Tier.  The squad, now captained by #9 Andrew Benson, returns all skaters from last year minus a couple key losses. #14 Jamie Nord defects to his former Lumberjacks team, now in C2 after their move up this year.  #11 Cory Buschmann keeps his jersey and should return to the team after completing his last couple of years in Med School.  Replacing those players, Chaos adds Jason Benson (Andrew's Brother), Adam Misson from the L3 Old Hickories and Thomas Schultz from AHA C2 Evals.  #3 Justin Pantoja has finally accepted our Chaos invite after 52 years of pursuance and will skate on the Chaos C2 Black team as a sub this year.  Other subs on the Black Team come from the Gold Team in Matt Webb, Dale Marks and Connie Webb.

First Week in the Books, Chaos still looks for it's first Win

Chaos, now at three teams at C2, C2 and D1 put their first games in the books over the last week.  Despite the three opportunities, Chaos still looks towards Week #2 in the Young Season to book their first W.

Chaos C2 Black 1, Spiders C2 4 (Saturday, Oct 29th Highland Arena) - Despite out shooting the Spiders 33-28 in the game, the Chaos Black squad came up short against the Spiders C2 team that executed well and was able to play a team style game complete with crisp passing and great positioning.  #16 Rob Whiteford connected on the long Chaos goal from #5 Mike StClair and #12 Steve Sattler.  #42 Dale Melbie had 21 saves on 25 shots.  The Spiders C2 squad is expected to do well this year along with the talented M's in the C2 North Division.  The talented Black squad will get their revenge on the Northern Horde this Saturday Night at 8:00PM at Richfield Arena.  Chaos was able to nudge the Northern Horde in a Pre-Season scrimmage 4-3.

Chaos C2 Gold - 1, Royals C2-4 (Sunday, Oct 30th Wakota) - The Chaos Gold, composed of a team who does not have a Single Skater who has been a full time skater on any team at the C2 Level, skated for the first time at the C2 Level and not only competed with the highly skilled Royals, but put a scare into them late into the game.  Chaos would score first in the first period when newly acquired #93 Michael Amberson would receive a breakaway pass from newly acquired #28 Skipper Longen and bury a deike past the Royal netminder.  That score would remain the same on Great play from newly acquired netminder #35 Chad Rognlie until late in the 2nd when the Royals caught the Chaos defense in a bad line change when #11 Gorder would top shelf his first goal of the season.  The third saw the Royals come a bit more alive and sneak three more goals to make a final score of 4-1.  Chad Rognlie had a great game in his first game as the Chaos Goal Goalie saving 33 in 37 shots for an .892 save %.  The Royals are considered one of the top teams in the C2 East Division along with other favorites in the Rack Attack, ShameOnIce, ThurnderChickens and Sting.

Chaos D1 3, Mastodons 6 (Wed, Nov 2nd, Highland) - The Chaos D1 took the ice for the first time was many new faces and skated very well against a Mastodons team that is fully expected to compete for the D1 Title this year.  New faces to the Chaos D1 team include #5 Don Donaldson (From the D2 Team), #18 Greg Sarno, #9 Tom Sholl (From the D2 Team), #7 Dee Sibben, #10 Matt Wiley, #22 Eric Mechels, #19 Jim Katzmarek, #34 Pat Lane and #28 Meryl McGaurvan(Goalie).  Chaos would jump on top of the talented Mastodons early in the first when #3 Andrew Mushett would score one of his two goals on the night with a backhander on a breakaway.  The Mastodons would answer with 3 goals of there own until Chaos answered to make it 4-2.  Details of the third period are still coming in, but the final score would end 6-3 Mastodons. Totals observers in stands equaled 6 and were treated to a well played game between both teams.  Mushett was credited with the first two goals of the game.  The D1 team will skate for it's first victory next on Tuesday, Nov 8th at Wakota against the 1-0 Ice Sages.

Chaos enters Team for the Hockey for the Heart Tournament!

Chaos has decided to enter the Annual Hockey for the Heart Tournament to be held Friday October 14th-Sunday October 16th.  The C2 Level Tournament contributes all proceeds to the Rasmussen Center for Cardiovascular Disease Prevention. 

Tournament details and information on the cause can be found at Hockey for the Heart - www.hockeyfortheheart.org

Skaters include mostly members from the Chaos C2 Gold and Chaos C2 Black squads and a few guests.  Shawn Neugebauer, who played Chaos D1 last year, joins the tournament team as does his fiancé Lauren McCormick.  Congrats to the newly engaged couple!  Marie Omann, co-worker of Connie Webb at Braun Intertec, joins the team as well.  It was learned by coincidence that both Lauren McCormick and Marie Omann both played D3 College together at Univ of St Thomas from 2006-2007!  What a small world!  The schedule has been released, so come out to support Chaos and the Center for Cardiovascular Disease Prevention!  You can help support the cause by donating to the Charity on behalf of the Chaos Team Here! http://www.hockeyfortheheart.org/Donate_Now.html

# Skater Team
62 Justin Revenaugh (D) Chaos Gold
12 Lauren McCormick (D) Chaos Guest
88 Matt Webb (D) Chaos Gold
20 Dale Marks (D) Chaos Gold
4 Mike Olson (D) Chaos Gold
8 Mick Schultz (D) Chaos Gold
18 Shawn Neugebauer Chaos D1
9 Jason Benson Chaos Black
83 Andrew Benson Chaos Black
5 Marie Omann Chaos Guest
26 Jay Westerlund Chaos Black
41 Eric Lorenz Chaos Gold
28 Skipper Longen Chaos Gold
13 Connie Webb Chaos Gold
17 Dave Sommerness Chaos Gold
35 Chad Rognlie (Goalie) Chaos Gold

 

AHA Divisions Set!  Chaos goes D1, C2 and C2.

The AHA Fall Tournament was held over the last weekend where several teams were crowned AHA Fall Champions.  The AHA also held it's annual Division Lottery using some kind of late 80's toy game relic converted into the AHA Random Generator 2000. The C2 Divisions were drawn first and the Black 6 ball came up 2nd, meaning the Chaos C2

D1 Tier C2 North C2 East C2 West
Arctic Wolves
Blade Runners
Buccaneers/Ice Gators
Chaos D1
Fighting Loons
Gold Rush
Ice Sages
Icedogs
Mastodons
Silverbacks
Stars
Wolf Pack
Yetis
Aces
Chaos C2 Black
Norsemen (C1 prior yr)
M's
N Horde C2 (D1 prior yr)
Roadrunners
Spiders C2
Warriors
Yellow Jackets
Zephyrs
Beavers
Chaos C2 Gold (D1 prior yr)
Lumberjacks (D1 prior yr)
Muskies C2
Nemesis
Rack Attack C2
Royals C2
ShameonIce
Sting
Thunder Chickens
Admirals
Blizzard
Bulls
Dragons
Fighting Piranhas C2
Jets
Renegades
Saints
Sharks
Sled Dogs C2

 Black squad will be in the C2 North Division.  Joining Chaos C2 Black will be last year's Defending Champs in the M's along with the Northern Horde, Norsemen, Aces, Roadrunners, Warriors, Zephyrs, Spiders C2 and Yellow Jackets.  The Northern Horde are new to C2 this year and the Norsemen are moving down from C1.  The C2 North Division is automatically pegged as the most difficult division this year by the Chaos  Psychics as the M's are only losing a couple players while the Norsemen are the only C1 team moving down to C2 and the Spiders are always a deep playoff threat.  The C2 East Division was up next where the Chaos C2 Gold Division was placed along with the ShameOnIce, ThunderChickens, Lumberjacks, Royals C2, Muskies, Beavers, Rack Attack, Sting and Nemesis.  The Lumberjacks are new to C2 as is Chaos Gold while the Royals and Rack Attack will be fighting for the East Divisional Crown.  The West Completes the 30 Team C2 Tier with the Renegades, Saints, Sharks, Jets, Blizzard, Admirals, Sled Dogs, Bulls, Dragons and Fighting Piranhas.  This difficult divisions may see the Jets, Blizzard, Sled Dogs and Fighting Piranhas fighting for a divisional title.  The Diablos were intially scheduled to have a C2 team, but have restructured and are staying in the new C3 tier.

The D1 Tier will see only 1 Division with Chaos D1, Fighting Loons, IceDogs, Mastodons, Arctic Wolves, Gold Rush, BladeRunners, Silverbacks, Stars, Wolf Pack, Buccaneers/Ice Gators, Ice Sages and Yetis.  The Buccaneers and Ice Gators are combining to form a single team this year.

 

Chaos Owners Approve Blockbuster Trade between their C2 Teams, Players Union must Ratify!

Captains of the two Chaos C2 squads have tentatively agreed to and approved a Trade that will send up and comer D-Man #62 Justin Revenaugh to the Chaos C2 Black Team in exchange for Superstar D-Man #21 Dale Marks, who will join the Chaos C2 Gold Team.  Justin played last season with the Chaos D1 Squad and played Level 3 and 4 over the Summer.  Dale played with the Chaos C2 squad last year.  Chaos C2 Black Captain Andrew Benson was quoted as saying "Justin is such a good hockey player and has improved so rapidly over the last two years. His athleticism, strong effort, willingness and ability to learn and improve is what made this trade easy for our Black Team". Chaos C2 Captain Matt Webb was unavailable for comment, but was first seen crying like a baby in the corner over the loss of one of his best skaters and on ice leaders in Justin Revenaugh only to later be seen celebrating like he won the lottery when it was announced that the talented Dale Marks would be filling the huge void left by the Revenaugh departure.  It was later rumored through sources at ESPN that both captains were seen arguing that their respective squad got the best of the deal. Dale Marks comes to play with the Gold Team and one of his best friends in the Gold Team's Goalie, rumored to be Chad Rognlie.  Chad has been trying to connect with Chaos for years and this year seems to be the year the highly skilled netminder has finally been approved by the AHA.  Justin played with many of the Chaos C2 Black skaters over the summer with the Level 3 Old Hickories.  Full Chaos rosters are to be released shortly.

CHAOS Will Field 3 Teams for 2011-2012 Season, TWO at C2 Tier!!

The Chaos Organization will officially field three Chaos teams in the AHA for the 2011-2012 Winter Season.  There will be Chaos D1 and then TWO Chaos C2 Teams.  In a first in the history of the AHA, a Multi Team Organization will field two teams in the same Tier.  Following the naming conventions of youth Hockey, the team Captained by Andrew Benson, Mike StClair and Mike Korstad will officially be named Chaos C2 Black while the team captained by Matt Webb, Connie Webb and Jeff Schultz will be named Chaos C2 Gold.  The Gold team initially had it's sights set at the new AHA C3 tier, however, intense negotiations between the League and Chaos finally resulted in the Gold team accepting the challenge the AHA set forth in front of them thus bringing the count of Chaos teams in the C2 Tier to 2. A couple of conditions were imposed upon the AHA in order for the move to occur.  First, the Gold team required AHA approval of their goalie (yet to be publicly released) and second, that the Gold and Black teams would be "placed" into separate divisions.  In a quick move, the AHA approved the Gold Goalie and had to consider the second condition.  Faced with the first time the AHA has had two of the same teams from an organization in the same tier, they required a Board of Directors approval to manipulate the C2 Divisions for ONLY the two Chaos teams ensuring the two teams would be placed in separate divisions.  It is AHA policy that all teams are always randomized into their respective divisions, however, Chaos has been the first exception to that rule.  The rosters are soon to be announced, but the D1 Chaos Team consists of several members from the 2011 D2 Team alongside a few members from the 2011 D1 Team with a couple recruits.  The Chaos C2 Gold team is mostly the 2011 D1 Team with around 6 new recruits and a new goalie.  The Chaos C2 Black team is entirely the 2011 Chaos C2 team from last year with the addition of two players.

In other news, the AHA will release the setup of all Tiers and Divisions during the AHA Fall Tournament, so know earlier this year of the division makeup.  The D1 Tier is pretty much already set and listed on this site already.  Get ready for the some more Winter Hockey and a 3 punch combination of Chaos Hockey!

Summer Updates, Long Toms skate for a Title!

Summer is rolling along and Summer playoffs are upon us! Here are a couple updates. The Level 4 Sages of Mount Vernon (Swann, Sommerness, Sutton, Molson, Farner, Donaldson and Butwinick) won their quarterfinal in an upset 3-2 win over the Gippers, but fell to #2 Seed Tennesee Tailors on Monday night in the Semi-Finals.  The Level 4 Long Toms (Corder Brothers Ryan and Dusty) won their quaterfinals game 3-2 over a physical Fainting Generals team and then advanced to the Championship game with a convincing 3-0 win over the Young Hickories (Justin Revenaugh) in the Semi Finals game.  Ryan and Dusty along with the rest of the #1 seeded Long Toms will skate for a title Wednesday night at 7:15PM at Richfield Ice Arena against the #2 Seeded Tennessee Tailors.  Good luck boys.

The Level 3 Old Hickories (Andy Benson, Future C2 Skater and brother Jason Benson, Revenaugh and Whiteford) finished the Summer L3 season with a 5-6-1 season and fell to the Dukes of Braintree team 7-5 in the quarterfinals game. It's been a great summer!

 

AHA Makes it Official C3 is now a Tier! AHA Reorganizes the Teams!

As expected, the AHA announced their plans to create a new Tier starting in the Winter 2011-2012 season along with a lot of team movements!.  The new teir, called C3, will fit in between D1and C2.  Also announced is the AHA placement of teams that all the tiers (Beg - B1) will be comprised of.  You can see the official communication to all teams Captains HERE!  Basically, the AHA has split the existing 2010-2011 D1 Tier in half.  The playoff contenders from 2010-2011 are now the C3 Tier.  Also, it should be noted that the Diablos, Yellow Jackets, Northern Horde and Lumberjacks have been moved to the C2 Tier. The D1 Division changes considerably.  New teams to D1 are the Fighting Loons, Ice Sages, Mastodons, Silver Backs and Yetis. See below for a quick breakdown of all the tiers below C1.  Even though the Chaos Blue D2 Team appears to be disbanding, there are plenty of plans going forward for Chaos to field teams in the D1, C3 and C2 Tiers for the 2010-2011 season.  More updates soon to follow shortly as plans are solidified!

D2 Tierr D1 Tier C3 Tier C2 Tier
Diablos D2
Flying Hellfish (Beginner prior yr)
Knights
Marauders
Maroons D2
Northern Horde D2
Polar Bears
Wailers (Beginner prior yr)
Wildcats
Wolf-Rayets (Beginner prior yr)
Arctic Wolves
Blade Runners
Buccaneers
Chaos D1 (D2 prior yr)
Fighting Loons (D2 prior yr)
Gold Rush
Ice Sages (D2 prior yr)
Icedogs
Mastodons (Beginner prior yr)
Silverbacks (D2 prior yr)
Stars
Wolf Pack
Yetis (D2 prior yr)
Ak Bars  (D1 prior yr)
Chaos C3  (D1 prior yr)
Fighting Ice Fish (D1 prior yr)
Fighting Piranhas C3  (D1 prior yr)
Fighting Saints  (D1 prior yr)
Ice Gators  (D1 prior yr)
Lakers C3 (D1 prior yr)
Maroons C3 (D1 prior yr)
Moose C3 (new team)
Muskies C3 (D1 prior yr)
Nighthawks (D1 prior yr))
Puck Hounds (D1 prior yr)
Royals C3 (D1 prior yr)
Sled Dogs C3 (D1 prior yr)
Spiders C3 (D1 prior yr)
Wingmen (D1 prior yr)
Aces
Admirals
Beavers
Blizzard
Bulls
Chaos C2
Diablos C2 (D1 prior yr)
Dragons
Fighting Piranhas C2
Jets
Lumberjacks (D1 prior yr)
M's
Muskies C2
Nemesis
Northern Horde C2 (D1 prior yr)
Rack Attack C2
Renegades
Roadrunners
Royals C2
Saints
ShameonIce
Sharks
Sled Dogs C2
Spiders C2
Sting
Thunder Chickens
Warriors
Yellow Jackets (D1 prior yr)
Zephyrs

 

Rob Little Announces his Summer Camp Dates, Register Today!

Rob Little, one of the premier Adult Hockey Instructors in the Twin Cities area, announced his schedule and pricing for his infamous Summer Hockey Camps.  Many Chaos skaters have participated in his wide variety set of camps designed to improve players in focused areas.  You can find below a breakdown of his camps, including dates and prices:

All Sessions are at Breck Anderson Ice Arena::
Most Require around a 50% Deposit to Secure your spot!
 

Rob Can be Reached at:
Rob Little Hockey Camps
8066 Pennsylvania Rd.
Bloomington, Mn. 55438
Phone: 952-212-5213

littlerob892@gmail.com or http://www.roblittlehockey.com/

 
Camp Description Days Dates Cost
Fundamental Skills Clinic The Fundamental Skills Clinic is a great opportunity for players of all abilities to receive personal evaluation and instruction on hockey's most important skills. Participants will receive excellent coaching on their skating, passing, shooting and stickhandling skills. These skills are critical for players to practice properly for continued skill development. Tues/Thurs July 12 7:00-8:30 PM
July 14 7:00-8:30 PM
July 19 7:00-8:30 PM
July 21 7:00-8:15 PM
July 26 7:00-8:15 PM
 
$175
Shooting/Scoring Clinic The Shooting/Scoring Clinic will provide players with the tools and knowledge required to improve their scoring. Participants will receive expert instruction on their wrist, snap, slap and backhand shots. Players will also learn, and practice, dekeing the goalie, one-time shooting and tips. In addition to developing skills, participants will learn the strategies that all goal-scorers must practice to be effective Tues/Thurss July 21 8:30-9:45 PM
July 26 8:30-9:45 PM
July 28 8:30-9:45 PM
August 2 8:30-9:45 PM
August 4 8:30-9:45 PM
 
$200
Skating Clinic Rob Little's Skating Clinics are known for the individual evaluation and instruction each player receives. We often hear that what they learn at our Skating Camps they haven't learned at other camps. Our Skating Camps focus heavily on balance, weight placement and edge control. If players don't have these skills, they will be unable to properly perform more complex skating skills. The Skating Camp will cover all forward skating skills, backward skating skills and transitions. Skating is hockey's most critical and can always be improved with proper evaluation and individual instruction. This Camp is appropriate for any player that wants to develop their game Tues/Thurss July 26 7:00-8:15PM
July 28 7:00-8:15 PM
August 2 7:00-8:15 PM
August 4 7:00-8:15 PM
 
$160
Speed and Agility Skating Camp*

*Highly Recommended

The Speed and Agility Camp is a modern over-speed interval training program designed to develop skating speed, intensity and agility. All drills are done at an "uncomfortably fast" skating pace. Most players practice and play at a pace that they are comfortable with on the ice, thus the pace of their play rarely gets quicker. This 9 session Camp is hard work, but is one of the few ways to get faster and play faster! Drills are performed with, and without, pucks. The Speed and Agility Camp is traditionally our most popular camp. There is no better way to get ready for your season! Tues/Thurs  August 16 7:00-8:15 PM
August 18 7:00-8:15 PM
August 23 7:00-8:15 PM
August 25 7:00-8:15 PM
August 30 7:00-8:15 PM
September 6 7:00-8:15 PM
September 8 7:00-8:15 PM
September 11 7:00-8:15 PM
September 13 7:00-8:15 PM
$270
All Access Pass For the first time, Rob Little Hockey is offering a total access package for our Camps. For 450.00, our total access package allows participants the opportunity to attend as many Rob Little Camps as they can fit into their schedule! (Excludes Small Area/Scrimmage and Small Group Skating Instructions, which are $40 each per session.) Various Various $450
Small Area Scrimmage and Games The Small Area Scrimmage and Games sessions are fast paced, fun and geared for offensive play. These instructional scrimmage sessions will help players learn the important concepts of offensive support, open ice play and most importantly, playing in traffic. Compared to traditional scrimmage, players play more, have the puck more and have many more scoring opportunities. Plus, small area scrimmages are a blast!! Mon/Sun July 11 9:30-10:45PM
July 25 9:30-10:30 PM
August 7 6:00-7:30 PM
August 21 7:00-8:15 PM
August 22 7:45-9:15 PM
$40 each
Small-Group Skating Instruction Rob is known for his ability to evaluate each skater. Participants will receive personal instruction and appropriate drills to maximize improvement each session.
July 18 9:30-10:30 PM
- balance, edges, forward crossovers, backward skating and backward crossovers

August 1 9:30-10:30 PM
-speed and agility skating drills

August 15 9:30-10:30 PM
-edges , stride, hockey turns and forward crossovers

August 24 9:30-11:00 PM
-edges, balance, forward crossovers, backward skating, backward crossovers and transitions

August 30 8:30-9:30 PM
-Edges, transitions and crossovers

August 31 7:00-8:00 PM
-stride , edges, crossovers and transitions
Mon/Wed July 18 9:30-10:30 PM
August 1 9:30-10:30 PM
August 15 9:30-10:30 PM
August 24 9:30-11:00 PM
August 30 8:30-9:30 PM
August 31 7:00-8:00 PM
 
$40 each

 

AHA Announces New Tier Structure in Parity Shake Up for Winter 2011-2112 Season

The AHA announced on Friday to team Captains that the Tier Structure for the upcoming Winter 2011-2012 season will change.  The four D and C Levels of Play (D2, D1, C2, C1) will be expanded to 5 Levels of Play.  While the new tier has not been yet been officially named, we are expecting the new tier to be named C3 making 5 Levels of play (D2, D1, C3, C2, C1), thus basically adding a level of play between D1 and C2.  View the official email from the AHA HERE!

Details and definitions of the new tier are still to be worked out as the AHA figures out what teams/players this tier will be comprise of.  The AHA continues to grow as D2 had 12 teams (1 Division), D1 had 25 teams (3 Divisions), C2 had 25 teams (3 Divisions) and C1 had 25 teams (3 Divisions) this last year.  We believe that the change will see D2 with 1 Division, D1 with 2 Divisions, C3 with 1 or 2 Divisions while C2 and C1 staying at 3 Divisions.  What does this mean for Chaos?  We think the C2 team will remain at C2 while the current D1 team will either stay at D1 or be moved to the new C3 Tier.  The D2 Chaos team is still evaluating their plans for the upcoming season.

Old Hickories, Sages of Mount Vernon?

We think that Summer Team names were derived from nicknames of dead people, specifically many of them being dead presidents of the United States.  Somehow the Chaos Level 3 Team comprised of Chaos Skaters Andrew Benson, Rob Whiteford and Justin Revenaugh and friends Justin Pantoja, Jon Fischer, J Benson and others have been dubbed the "Old Hickories".  The Late President Andrew Jackson, born March 15, 1845 was the seventh president of the United States.  Common nicknames included "Hero of New Orleans", "King Andrew", "Sharp Knife" and "Old Hickory".  Old Hickory, given to him by his soldiers, represents the hardness and toughness of old hickory after Jackson was deservedly given the reputation of a man who who often produced numerous duels with others, often ending in a fatal result for the other.  The Old Hickories, in a way, then might just represent this group of Level 3 skaters as they begin Summer League play on Sunday, June 5th at SLP against the Little Magicians.

Good old George Washington was born Feb 22, 1732 was the unanimous choice to serve as the 1st President of the Unitedd States of America in 1789.  Washington married Martha Custis and moved to a Plantation in Mount Vernon, Virginia. Washington's plantation grew to 6500 acres and housed over 100 slaves. He regularly held cockfights on his property. As such, Geo has been dubbed the Sage of Mount Vernon among others such as "Father of His Country".  Apparently, the Chaos driven Level 4 team has been dubbed the Sages of Mount Venon and current Chaos skater George Farner has taken up an official AHA name change to George "Jr" Farner in recognition of the Sage of Mount Vernon, George Washington.  Other Chaos skaters include Aaron Swann, Dave Sommerness, Mike Olson, Derek Sutton, Don Donaldson and Bobby Butwinick teamed up with skaters from last summer in John McKay and many other D1 Wingmen skaters.  The Sages skate in their inaugural first game on Monday, June 6th at 9:30PM at Richfield #2.  Good luck to all the summer teams and Chaos skaters!

 

 

Chaos Unveils 2009-2010 Championship Banner!

The 2011 Winter Season has come to an end.  Chaos advanced their D2 and D1 teams to the playoffs.  The D2 team finished 3rd out of 6 and the D1 team finished 11th out of 12.  The C2 team just missed the playoffs in the difficult C2 East Division that saw the C2 Champions (M's), Runner Ups (Blizzard) and third Place team (Rack Attack) all coming from the C2 East Division. So....With no Hardware to Speak of over the 2010-2011 Winter Season, Chaos finally hoisted their Championship Banner from the  2009-2010 Season.  With a final record of 22-2-1, the Chaos D1 team went undefeated in the playoff stretch with a 4-0-1 record to capture their 3rd AHA Winter Tier title. AHA Winter Tier titles include the 07-08 Beginner School Title, 08-09 D2 Tier Title and the the 09-10 D1 Tier Title.  Other titles involving Chaos teams include the 2010 AHA Fall Tournament Title (Chaos), 2010 Hockey for the Heart Tournament (Yellow Jackets/Chaos) Title and the AHA 2009 Summer Level 5 title (Walking Sticks - Wildcats/Chaos).  Chaos now looks forward to possibly adding to the collection when 2011 Summer League play begins as Chaos has members on Summer Teams from Level 3 to Level 5.  Summer League begins play the first week of June.  Also, check out the History pages where the games and stats of the 2010-2011 season have been archived in the Chaos Record books.

#58 Officially Un-Retired, Goalie Great Beattie Still Plays!

The Chaos Organization has just been informed that the Former Great Chaos Alumni #58 Goalie Charlie Beattie, whose number #58 was permanently retired by the Chaos Organization after the Championship D2 season in 2008-2009, is actually still playing in the AHA League!  Chaos scouts spotted Charlie Beattie, now sporting #29 tending nets for the Sled Dogs out of the C2 West Division.  As such, Chaos has officially Un-Retired #58 and has issued a Statement of Retraction revoking his Retirement Status to Beattie and the Sled Dogs.  The number was officially offered to current C2 Goalie #42 Dale Melbie, who immediately took offense to the offer stating that number will forever more be tainted with treachery and treason.  Apparently, Beattie has led the C2 Sled Dogs to the playoffs over the last two years posting combined numbers of 2.42GAA and a .916 Save% en route to a 28-11-6 record for the C2 Dogs.  Beattie will forever be known for his incredible Chaos season in 2008-2009 where he posted an incredible 1.40GAA, .938% during the regular season an an even more incredible playoff numbers of 1.25GAA and .951% for a combined record of 19-3-2 while also collecting the 2009 D2 Tier Championship Hardware.  Beattie was not immediately available for comment, however, the sentiment on the Chaos C2 squad was embarrassment and a resounding hope that the Chaos C2 squad is placed in the same division as the C2 Sled Dogs next year in an attempt to remove the egg off their faces.

CHAOS 2011 PLAYOFF CENTRAL
Check Back Often for regularly updated scores and schedules!

Chaos D2
The Chaos D2 team went into their game on Saturday with a 1-0-1 record and needing to beat the Ice Sages by 5 goals to guarantee a spot in the Championship game.  It started off well with a 1st period goal, but the Sages would match.  Another Chaos goal would be matched again by the Sages until Chaos needed to pull their goalie in a 2-2 tie game since a tie would not be enough to advance.  After many attempts, it would end up a tie and a playoff record of 1-0-2 for four points and a 3rd place tournament finish.  The Silverbacks (which Chaos also tied) and the F'ing Loons advanced to the title game on Sunday where the Silverbacks claimed their first AHA Title in their first year at D2 in a 4-1 victory over the State Birds. Congrats go out to the Apes for upsetting the #1 Birds and claiming the hardware.

Chaos D1:
Chaos D1 entered the Playoffs as the #12 Seed out of 12 teams and pulled off the upset!  They proved the seed makers wrong and finished in 11th place and beat out the Lakers in the Final Playoff Standings.  Going 0-3-0 with Losses to the Spiders (0-4), Diablos (1-4) and Wingmen (1-3), Chaos finished with 2 Goals for and 11 Goals against for the Goal differential of -9.  The Lakers went 0-3 with 6 goals for and 16 against for a goal differential of -10 putting them in the playoff cellar.  Congrats to Chaos for making the 2011 playoff show after graduating 9 to C2 from last years Championship D1 team and having a completely different and new team for this year.  Congrats also go out to the Lumberjacks, who have won the D1 Tier Title this year by beating the Spiders 4-1 in the D1 Tier Championship Final Game.  Pictured left is D-Man Justin Pantoja immediately after the D1 Tier title game amid fan banners and ice logos.

Congrats also go out to the M's at C2 and as expected, they have walked off with the C2 Tier title by defeating the Blizzard in a Shootout overtime 4-3.

 

Date Day Time Location Opponent
4/5/11 Tue 7:15 PM BIG3 Matchup: #1 Spiders #1 Chaos
Results:
LOSS Spiders 4, Chaos 0
The still undefeated Spiders outshoot Chaos 31-15 and shutdown the Chaos offense.
4/8/11 Fri 6:00 PM BIG3 Matchup: #4 Chaos D1 vs #2 Diablos
Results: Diablos 4, Chaos 1
Goals: Derek Garbage Goal Sutton banks a shot off Todd's pad.
Shots on Goal: Chaos 27, Diablos 32
4/9/11 Sat 1:45 PM SLP W Matchup: #4 Chaos D1 vs #3 Wingmen
Results: Chaos 1 Wingmen 3
Goals: Jeff Schultz smokes a "Real" heavy Slapshot from the Blue Line and beats Keacher upper left corner.
Shots on Goal: Chaos 16, Wingmen 24

Semi Final Games

4/9/11 Sat 7:30 PM BIG 1 Matchup: #1 Lumberjacks vs #2 Diablos
Results: Lumberjacks 1, Diablos 0
Goals: A Johnson for the only goal
Shots on Goal: Diablos 28, Lumberjacks 18
4/9/11 Sat 8:15 PM BIG 3 Matchup: #1 Spiders vs #1 Northern Horde
Results: Spiders 3, Northern Horde 2 -- OT Shootout (2-1)
Goals: Spiders win in the OT Shootout 2-1
Shots on Goal: Spiders 22, Horde 22

D1 Tier Championship Game

4/10/11 Sun 2:00 PM BIG 1 Matchup: #1 Lumberjacks, #1 Spiders
Results: Lumberjacks Claim D1 Tier Title 4-1 over Spiders
Goals:
Shots on Goal:

D1 Pool C - Standings

Team
GP
W
L
T
OTL
Points
GF
GA
Goal Diff
PIM
Spiders
5
3
2
0
0
6
12
10
+2
26
Diablos
4
2
1
1
0
5
8
5
+3
14
Wingmen
3
1
1
1
0
3
7
6
+1
22
Chaos D1
3
0
0
0
0
0
2
11
-9
20

Date Day Time Location Opponent
4/2/11 Sat 7:45 PM SLP W Matchup: #2 Chaos vs #6 Wildcats
Results:
WIN Chaos 5, Wildcats 2
Brad Krusemark Nets a  Hat Trick! Josh Popp
adds two goals. Even Goalie Mike Palmer gets an assist.
Shots on Goal: Chaos 33 Wildcats: 21
4/7/11 Thu 8:15 PM BIG 1 Matchup: #2 Chaos vs #3 Silverbacks
Results:
TIE Chaos 4, Silverbacks 4
Andrew Mushett Scores twice. Brad Krusemark
and Peter Kumasaka Score. Chaos score 3 times in the
third to come back to tie it!
Shots on Goal: Chaos 23 Silverbacks 27
4/9/11 Sat 4:45 PM BIG 3 Matchup: #2 Chaos vs #5 Ice Sages
Results: Chaos 2, Ice Sages 2

D2 Tier Championship Game

4/10/10 Sun 12:30 PM BIG 2 Matchup: #1 Fighting Loons vs #3 Silverbacks
Results: Silverbacks win D2 Tier Title
Silverbacks  4, F'ing Loons 1

D2 Pool Standings

Team
GP
W
L
T
OTL
Points
GF
GA
Goal Diff
PIM
SilverBacks
4
3
0
1
0
7
18
6
+12
12
F'ing Loons
4
3
1
0
0
6
17
10
+7
14
Chaos D2
3
1
0
2
0
4
11
8

+3

14
Yetis
3
1
2
0
0
2
10
11
-1
16
Ice Sages
3
0
2
1
0
1
4
14
-10
10
Wildcats
3
0
3
0
0
0
5
16
-11
18

 

Chaos C2 Falls to Royals 3-0 and misses playoffs by 2 Points

Chaos C2
The talented Royals skated to a 3-0 win over the Chaos C2 team and squashed any hopes of a return to playoff glory in their first year at the difficult C2 Level of play.  Chaos C2 was in line to beat out the Nemesis for the last playoff spot and ended up doing so, but a red hot Rack Attack team dominated their last 6 games of the season including wins against Chaos, Nemesis and the #1 Seeded M's team.  Their dominance was unexpected and propelled them past both the Nemesis and Chaos into the #4 Seed in the playoffs.  Chaos finishes in 5th place, only two points removed from a playoff birth.  The C2 squad plans on returning pretty much the entire core squad next year in what will be a year that Chaos could easily return to glory.

Chaos D1 Qualifies for Playoffs!  D2 Secures #2 Seed. C2 Fighting for last Spot!

Chaos D2
Th
anks to a Chaos D2 shutout thumping over the Knights to a tune of 11-0, Chaos D2 has secured the #2 Seed in the D2 Tier Playoffs.  #8 Matt Swanson scored 4 goals and adds his name to the growing list of Chaos folks with a Hat Trick while goalie Mike Palmer records yet another Shutout on the season.  No Chaos team at any level has ever missed the playoffs as the D2 team revisits the playoff dance for the third straight year. The D2 Playoffs advance 6 teams and with only 3 games to be played in the Round Robin games, seeding has a crucial impact.  As the #2 Seed, Chaos will face the #6 Seed Wildcats, the #3 Seed Silverbacks and the #5 Seed Ice Sages as they will be the Home Team in all three games.  Seeding further demonstrates it's importance as the Top Seeded #1 Fighting Loons will face the #4, #5 and #6 seeds.  The top two teams from Round Robin Play will qualify to play for the D2 Tier Title on Sunday, April 10th.  Chaos first plays their friendly rivals, the Wildcats (who just snuck into the playoffs due to some late season heroics MN Wildcats Website) on Saturday, April 2nd at 7:45PM at St Louis Park West Arena.  Chaos has tied the Wildcats in both regular season games and is 1-0 against the Wildcats lifetime in the playoffs.

FULL D2 TIER PLAYOFF SCHEDULE
Date Day Time Location Home Away
4/2/11 Sat 6:00 PM SLP W Fighting Loons  Ice Sages 
4/2/11 Sat 7:45 PM SLP W Chaos D2  Wildcats 
4/2/11 Sat 9:30 PM SLP W Silverbacks  Yetis 
4/7/11 Thu 6:30 PM BIG 1 Fighting Loons  Wildcats 
4/7/11 Thu 8:15 PM BIG 1 Chaos D2  Silverbacks 
4/7/11 Thu 10:00 PM BIG 1 Yetis  Ice Sages 
4/9/11 Sat 3:45 PM BIG 2 Silverbacks  Wildcats 
4/9/11 Sat 4:45 PM BIG 3 Chaos D2  Ice Sages 
4/9/11 Sat 5:30 PM BIG 2 Fighting Loons  Yetis 
4/10/11 Sun 12:30 PM BIG 2 D2 Tier Championship

Chaos D1
The Chaos D1 team fought their way into a  playoff spot by going 3-0-1 over their last four games including a Playoff spot clinching 3-2 victory over the Ice Gators on Saturday night giving the D1 team it's second straight D1 playoff appearance.  On the same night, the Maroons beat the Royals 4-1 giving the Maroons the D1 West #3 Seed and bumping the D1 Royals out of the playoff picture for the first time in 3 years.  That means that Chaos will go as the #4 Seed and be placed in the D1 Pool C of death with the undefeated #1 Seeded Spiders, #2 Seeded Diablos and the #3 Seeded Wingmen.  Will there be a repeat of last years 2010 Playoff Pool B Game where Chaos faced the Spiders last year in their first playoff game where Chaos was the #1 Seed and the Spiders were the #4 Seed?  Who knows, but we will find out on Tuesday, April 5th at 7:15PM on Bloomington Ice Garden's Big Ice #3 where the #1 Spiders will host #4 Seeded Chaos.  Chaos took the Spiders to an overtime 4-3 loss in the first game of the season, but lost their last two games to the talented Spiders by a combined score of 17-3.  Other teams in the division include the expected to be seeded #2 Diablos coming from the East and the #3 Wingmen coming from the North.  The Diablos have appeared in 3 straight D1 Championship games and have yet to capture that elusive title. The Wingmen are appearing for the third consecutive season.  Over the last two years, the teams in this pool represent 2 AHA D1 Titles (2009 Spiders, 2010 Chaos), 4 AHA Regular Season Titles (2009 Diablos, 2009 Spiders, 2010 Chaos, 2011 Spiders), 2 AHA D1 Runner Ups (2008 Diablos, 2009 Diablos) and 11 out of 12 possible playoff appearances (Spiders - 3, Wingmen - 3, Diablos 3, Chaos - 2 (Only because they were in D2)). To say their is some playoff experience in this pool is an understatement.  Good luck to all teams in the playoffs where anything can happen.

D1 POOL "C" PLAYOFF SCHEDULE
Date Day Time Location Home Away
4/4/11 Mon 9:10 PM Highland N D1 C - Diablos (Expected) vs Wingmen
4/5/11 Tue 7:15 PM BIG 3 D1 C - Spiders D1 vs Chaos D1
4/8/11 Fri 6:00 PM BIG 3 D1 C - Diablos (Expected) vs Chaos D1
4/8/11 Fri 7:45 PM BIG 3 D1 C - Spiders D1 vs Wingmen
4/9/11 Sat 12:00 PM SLP W D1 C - Spiders D1 vs Diablos (Expected)
4/9/11 Sat 1:45 PM SLP W D1 C - Wingmen vs Chaos D1
4/9/11 Sat 7:30 PM BIG 1 D1 - Semi-Final #2 - 2 vs 3
4/9/11 Sat 8:15 PM BIG 3 D1 - Semi-Final #1 - 1 vs 4
4/10/11 Sun 2:00 PM BIG 1 D1 Tier Championship

PLAYOFF RACES!  C2/D1 Fighting, D2 Clinches

Chaos C2
The C2 East playoff picture is tight.  Due to a dominant 5-1 Chaos win over the Nemesis on Sunday night, Chaos still finds themselves tied with the Rack Attack for the final playoff spot in the C2 East Division.  The Rack Attack, coming off a very impressive 4-0 shutout win over the division leading M's look to be in good shape thanks to the huge upset win since they still have two games to play compared to Chaos only having one.  The following games will decide the final playoff spot:

3/26/11 Sat 6:40 PM Highland #4 Rack Attack vs. #8 Sharks
3/27/11 Sun 6:00 PM Breck #4 Chaos vs. #2 Royals
3/30/11 Wed 9:30 PM Richfield #5 Nemesis vs. #4 Rack Attack

Team
GP
W
L
T
OTL
Points
GF
GA
PIM
M's
19
13
2
4
0
30
92
54
136
Blizzard
19
12
4
3
0
27
84
50
126
Royals C2
18
11
5
2
0
24
68
48
138
Chaos C2
19
9
9
0
1
19
63
61
106
Rack Attack C2
18
8
7
3
0
19
67
62
147

 

PLAYOFF RACES!  C2/D1 Fighting, D2 Clinches

Chaos D2
The playoff picture is almost complete.  Chaos D2 will most undoubtedly secure the 2nd seed with a Win over the last place Knights and return to the playoffs for the 3rd straight year! Congrats go to the Fighting Loons, who have won the Regular Season Division behind solid play from a number of great skaters and a hot goalie.  They walk into the playoffs with a #1 seed and expectations of playoff glory.  Congrats to the Yetis and Silverbacks, who will make their first playoff appearance in their first year at the D2 level.  The Ice Sages return to the playoffs for the 2nd year in a row securing the #5 seed. The last playoff spot is still up for grabs with 1 game to go! The Maroons, Wildcats and Northern Horde are fighting for the last playoff spot.  The Maroons are sitting in 6th alone with 20 points, but have the most difficult match-up against the 3rd place Silverbacks, however a win or a tie will clinch that last spot.  The Wildcats, in 7th with 19 points, look positioned to leapfrog the Maroons and steal the last spot if they expectedly win against the 9th place Marauders in their last game.  Don't count out the Northern Horde just yet either! Sitting in 8th place with 18 points, the Northern Horde are expected to beat the 10th place Polar Bears in their last game to get to 20 points. If the Maroons Lose against the Silverbacks (expected) and the Wildcats either lose or tie against the Marauders, then the Northern Horde will clinch the last spot. Chaos HQ is predicting a Maroons lose to the Silverbacks, a Wildcat win against the Marauders and a Northern Horde win against the Polar Bears giving the Wildcats the nod to the show. Good luck to all three teams in their last game.

Chaos D1
Chaos D1 (19 pts) finds themselves in a tight battle for a D1 West playoff spot, but control their own destiny.  The 3rd place Maroons (20 pts) play the 5th place Royals (18 pts) in their last game.  Chaos D1 sits in 4th place with 19 pts and plays the 7th place Ice Gators on Saturday night.  Chaos will clinch a playoff spot with a win and could steal the #3 Seed from the Maroons if it works out.  Here are the scenarios (assuming no ties):
1. Chaos Wins, Royals beat Maroons. Chaos gets #3 Seed, Royals #4 and Maroons are out.
2. Chaos Wins, Maroons beat Royals. Chaos gets #4 Seed, Maroons #3 and Royals are out.
3. Chaos Looses, Maroons beat Royals. Chaos gets #4 Seed, Maroons #3 and Royals are out.
4. Chaos Looses, Royals beat Maroons. Maroons get #3 Seed on tiebreakers, Royals get #4 Seed.
Congrats go to the Spiders (18-0-0, 36 points), who have won the D1 West Title and are positioned to possibly be the first team to ever run the table with a perfect record in the AHA?  Two difficult match-ups loom for them against the Puck Hounds where they play them back to back to finish up the season, however the Spiders are the Vegas odds on favorite to collect some AHA hardware this year.  Also, congrats the surprise Puck Hounds, who have clinched the #2 D1 West Spot with a solid season.

Chaos C2
Chaos C2 is fighting for a playoff spot as well, but the division is still too close to call.  Chaos is in 4th place right now with 17 points followed by #5 Rack Attack with 17 points and the #6 Nemesis with 15 points.  Chaos still has difficult games against the Nemesis (a must win game) and the Royals. The Red Hot Rack Attack face the #1 M's, the #8 Sharks and the #6 Nemesis in their last 3 games. The Nemesis face #4 Chaos, #7 Renegades and the #5 Rack Attack.  Critical games to watch are Chaos vs Nemesis and the Rack Attack vs Nemesis to determine that last playoff spot.  Congrats go to the M's, who as expected, for their C2 East Division title.  The M's are the Vegas odds on favorite to come home with some AHA hardware.

Chaos D1 gets Big Win over 3rd Place Maroons, Corder nets a Trick!

Chaos D1 5, Maroons D1 4
With the playoffs right around the corner and the Chaos D1 team battling with the Royals and Fighting Saints for the 4th and last D1 West playoff spot, the D1 team faced the 3rd place Maroons on Monday night at Richfield Ice Arena, and came away with a huge 5-4 Win in regulation to earn much needed playoff points against a higher placed team.  The Offense was fueled by #1 Ryan Corder and his first career Chaos Hat Trick (only 8th in Chaos History (Webb, Westerlund(2), Booth, Whiteford, Colborn, Coolong(2)). Corder added an assist on the night to finish with 4 points and was breifly leading the D1 West points race until the Spiders Cison reported a huge game against the Fighting Saints on Sunday.  Also scoring on the night was #24 Derek Sutton and #8 Jeff Schultz.  Shots on goal slightly favored Chaos 37 to the Maroons 35.  The victory once again places Chaos in a fourth place tie with the Royals.  Chaos, in it's last three games, faces the bottom 3 teams in the division in the the Gold Rush, Fighting Saints and Ice Gators while the Royals still must face the Gold Rush, #1 Spiders, #2 Puck Hounds and #3 Maroons.  Chaos must finish with more points in the regular season than the Royals as the Royals own the first tie breaker at the moment with more regular season wins.  Chaos will attempt to realize their playoff aspirations this Sunday Night against the fiesty Gold Rush team, a team that has 2 or their 3 wins against the Chaos this year.

Playoff Push for All Three Levels

Chaos D2
Playoffs are around the corner and the playoff race is heating up. Chaos D2 Team sits fairly comfortable tied for 2nd place in the D2 Tier with 23 points, 11 wins and 5 games to play.  The D2 Tier advances 6 spots to the show this year and their are at least 9 teams battling for those 6 special spots. The Loons sit in first place virtually securing their first D2 Playoff Spot.  Their magic number is 1 point.  They get in with a win or a tie in their next 5 games or any loss or tie by either the Ice Sages or Wildcats.  The Chaos Magic Number is 3 points.  The Yetis Magic number is 5 points.  Then the race gets heated.  The Silverbacks, Maroons, Ice Sages, Wildcats and Northern Horde will battle it out for what is expected to be the last 3 playoff spots.  The remaining Chaos schedule is favorable as 3 of their next 5 games are against the bottom 3 teams in the division in the Diablos on Feb 26th, the Polar Bears on March 7th and the Knights on March 19th to finish up the season.  The two other games are against teams fighting for a playoff spot when they visit the Wildcats on March 3rd and the Maroons on March 13th.  The Chaos Pre Season Prediction Psychic had Chaos, Yetis, Fighting Loons, Ice Sages, Wildcats and Polar Bears in that order making the show.  Congrats to the new Beginner Team Silverbacks and the Maroons for stumping the Psychics here at Chaos HQ and getting deeply involved in the playoff picture.

Chaos D1
Chaos D1 is three quarters done with the season and is in the middle of a fight for their lives to secure a playoff spot in the difficult and talented D1 West Division. Their last game against their biggest playoff competition in the Royals ended in an unsatisfying 3-3 tie, a game that ended with still 3+ minutes on the clock due to the game running too long.  It is expected that Chaos and Royals will fight to the last game of the year to secure the last and 4th playoff spot, however, the surging Fighting Saints and Ice Gators cannot be ruled out.  The remaining 5 game Chaos schedule is a difficult one as they face top teams in the division, but so do the Royals.  Chaos visits the PuckHounds, Maroons, Gold Rush, Fighting Saints and Ice Gators.  The Royals, coming off an upset loss to the Fighting Saints still face the Spiders, PuckHounds, Maroons, Ice Gators and Gold Rush.  The Spiders are running away with the Division with a perfect 14-0-0 record and 28 points in 14 games played.  Their are a couple on only's to comment on.  The Spiders D1 West, AK Bars D1 North and Jesters B1 teams are the only teams to have already qualified for the playoffs.  More impressively, the Spiders are the only team with a Perfect Record in the entire AHA.  Less impressively, the Spiders are 3-0 against the Chaos this year while Chaos was 3-0 against the Spiders last year.  The Pre-Season Chaos Prediction Center Psychics had the Spiders running away with it followed by Chaos, Royals, Maroons and Ice Gators. Congrats to the PuckHounds for stumping the Psychics this year.

Chaos C2
The Red Hot Chaos C2 squad finds themselves sitting alone in a playoff spot for the first time this year due to some late season fantastic play.  Recent wins against playoff contenders in the Blizzard, Nemesis and Renegades have given the "New to C2" Chaos squad it's first shot at the highly coveted C2 Playoff Showcase.  The remaining 6 game Chaos schedule will test Chaos to new levels in order to keep the Slim 1 game lead on the Nemesis.  Chaos still faces the top 3 teams in the division in the M's, Royals and Blizzard.  A key playoff matchup looms on Sunday, March 20th with Chaos visits the Nemesis.  The Nemesis and Rack Attack have arguably more favorable schedules left in the season. The M's, as expected, have run in the C2 East Division with 23 out of a possible 28 points.  Preseason Chaos Psychics had the M's, Blizzard, Rack Attack and Royals with Chaos fighting for a playoff spot as well.  No real surprises here as the Psychics were spot on here.  The Nemesis narrowly missed the playoffs last year, will history repeat?  Good luck to all three squads as the Playoff Hunt Heats Up!  Chaos will begin getting ready for the playoffs with a scrimmage against the playoff bound #2 Seeded D1 North AK Bars on Friday, March 25th and a practice on April 1st.

Playoff Formats Released!

The AHA has recently released the Winter AHA 2011 Playoff Format.  Let's cheer to Chaos to make the Show!

Playoffs with Start Friday April 2nd and go through Sunday, April 10th, 2011 (2 Weekends!)
Most weekend games at Bloomington Ice Garden.  SemiFinal Games on Saturday, 9th and Championships on 10th.

C1, C2, D1:
Top four teams from each division advance to playoffs
Three pools, round robin (3 games each)
Top four teams (3 pool winners plus next best pool play record) advance to single-elimination
Tier Championship Sunday – two semi-final winners
Two tournament entries paid for by AHA – both teams in the Tier Championship
Pools:
Pool A: East #1, North #2, West #3, East #4
Pool B: North #1, West #2, East #3, North #4
Pool C: West #1, East #2, North #3, West #4


D2:
Top six teams advance to playoffs
One pool, round robin (3 games each)
Tier Championship Sunday (top two pool play records)
Two tournament entries paid for by AHA
1. Regular Season Champion
2. Playoff Champion
a. If #1 and #2 are the same team, the runners-up in the playoffs will get the 2nd tournament entry
* Tournament entries are paid for by AHA, up to $950. Tournament must be identified by October 10, 2011. Entry fee may be used for AHA Fall Tournament, but not for other AHA Programs.

Let us Pretend that did not just happen

The 2nd Place Chaos D1 Team came into the game against the 1st place Spiders squad with hopes of delivering the Spiders their first loss of the young season. Those hopes would be quickly squashed as would Chaos in what would be an event the Chaos organization would like to be stricken from the official records.  In what will be known as the worst defeat since Chaos started in 2007-2008, the Spiders dominated in every statistical category known to hockey.  Chaos was outshot 45-13 and lost by the eventual and merciful score of 11-2. Thanks go out to the Spiders who didn't pile it on even more than they did.  The Spiders, who have never beat Chaos in regulation in 5 attempts, made up for their career losing record against Chaos in their 6th attempt.  Chaos had no answer for a punishing Spider forecheck and crisp passing.  That combined with a bad night for Chaos, a good night for the Spiders and lot's of fortunate bounces, the Spiders simply dominated.

A couple bright spots include two Chaos goals on the night coming from #8 Jeff Schultz and #88 Matt Webb.  Chaos goes into the Holiday Break still in 2nd place and looks forward to playing the Puck Hounds again, this time with their regularly rostered goalie, Casey Johnson on Tuesday, January 4th at 9:30PM at Richfield 2, the same site of the Spider/Chaos massacre.

Week 7- Everything Back on Track with Three Big Wins at Each Level

Chaos D2 vs Polar Bears - Chaos 2, Polar Bears 1
The Chaos D2 Team remained undefeated with a close win over the Polar Bears on Sunday Night 2-1.  Goals came from #88 Josh Popper and #8 Matt Swanson on 25 shots against the Poo Bears netminder. Assists came via #15 Matt Clark and #19 Andrew Mushett.  Chaos Goalie Mike Palmer stopped 15 of 16 Shots for his 6th win in 7 games.  Chaos still sits on top unbeaten with 13 of a possible 14 points and has a 3 point lead over the 2nd place team.  The Chaos Defense ranks 1st in the entire AHA league in least amount of shots against with an average of 15.1 shots against per game.  That is sure to be tested in their upcoming game against the 3rd place Maroons squad this Sunday, the 19th at St Louis Park at 7:55PM.

Chaos D1 vs Royals D1 - Chaos D1 8, Royals 2
Chaos D1 entered the game in 3rd place and was facing a solid Royals D1 team who sat in 2nd place.  The Royals boast the Divisions best statistical goalie at .912% in Kidwell, who presented the most difficult task to getting a Big Win over the 2nd Place Royals squad.  Not only did the Chaos squad expose the Royals for 8 goals in 33 shots, but Chaos in general had a bit of a coming out party against the Royals as they seemed to play their best hockey of the season to date.  The breakout was smooth as was passing and accurate shooting.  #33 Chaos Goalie Casey Johnson played arguably his best game stopping 27 of 29 shots faced.  The Offense was powered by a Hat Trick by #7 Wes Colborn and a 4 point night (1 G, 3 A) by Red Hot #1 Ryan Corder. #23 George "Wolverine" Farner gathered two goals while #13 Connie Webb dished out 3 assists on the night.  The timely win flip flops Chaos and Royals in the standings as Chaos finds themselves sitting alone in 2nd place now.  The 2nd place standing will immediately be put under duress starting on Monday night when the 2nd place Chaos battle the 1st place and still undefeated Spiders this upcoming Monday night at Richfield Ice Arena with the puck dropping at 9:30PM.  Chaos last faced the Spiders in the first game of the season where Chaos surrendered a lead with 90 seconds left in the game and eventually lost in OT.

Chaos C2 vs ShameOnIce - Chaos C2 6, ShameOnIce 4
Chaos C2 also arguably played their best game of the season against the ShameOnIce getting a 6-4 win against the strangely named team. #6 Shawn Fricke had two goals while #2 Adam Ettl and #19 Bryan Nelson both had a Goal and an Assist.  The goal by Ettl is his first of the season, so the scoring flood gates may soon open for the talented Winger. The 6-4 outcome did not really reflect the play of the game as it seemed Chaos dominated on both side of the ice.  Chaos now finds themselves in 4th place with only two points separating them and the division leading Nemesis team.  Chaos next plays the last place and winless RackAttack on Sunday at the Coliseum at 7:45PM hoping to gather a few more points to climb the C2 East Division ladder.

Week 5, Chaos D2/D1 Get Wins despite things getting physical. Chaos D2 still unbeaten at 5-0!

Chaos D2 vs Diablos - Chaos 6, Diablos 2
The Chaos D2 Team moved to 5-0 with a solid 6-2 win over the Diablos D2 squad on Sunday night.  After a slow start and a scoreless first period, the offense kicked into gear led by the Hat Trick by #8 Matt Swanson.  The Hat Trick is only the fifth in Chaos History (Webb, Westerlund, Butwinick, Coolong).  #88 Josh Popper contributed with a three point night with his 5th goal of the season and two assists. #9 Brad Smith and #17 Jason Przybilla scored goals while #15 Matt Clark (2), Przybilla, #5 Donnie Donaldson and #19 Andrew Mushett contributed the assists.  The game got a little ugly as #2 Cords from Chaos exchanged Choice words with a Diablo acquaintance after the game.  Referees were able to subdue the spirited conversations.  Chaos D2 now finds themselves solidly entrenched in the top D2 spot with 5 wins and 10 points in 5 games. A crucial match-up comes this Sunday, 7:45PM at Richfield against their 2nd place friends, the Wildcats.  Chaos is 2-2 lifetime against the Wildcats.  The D2 Team will prepare for the Cats game in a scrimmage against the Chaos D1 team on Friday night where the D2 team has guaranteed a win over their D1 sister team.  Calls into Chaos D1 Headquarters to reply to the challenge were not immediately returned.

Chaos D1 vs Fighting Saints - Chaos D1 6, Fighting Saints 3
Chaos D1 and The Fighting Saints entered their Wednesday night game tied for 4th place in the D1 West Division. After a loss to the Gold Rush in their last game, Chaos looked to rebound against a solid team.  The rebound was secured in a 6-3 solid win over the talented Fighting Saints team.  Key to the win was great Chaos play in front of the offensive and defensive nets, an area usually dominated by the scrappy playing Saints. The offense was powered by #1 Ryan Corder, who was moved up to winger from center.  The move, along with forgetting his jersey and wearing a solid black summer jersey, helped him to two goals and an assist as the line of Corder, #7 Wes Colborn and #17 Dave Sommerness combined for 3 goals and 4 assists on the night.  Sommerness, #24 Derek Sutton, #88 Matt Webb and #21 Travis Beckerle also scored for Chaos.  The goal by Becks is his first at D1 and was a nasty knuckle ball with eyes Slapshot from the Blue line.  Sommerness scored a a nice top shelf rebound, Webb had a backhanded wraparound while Sutton scored a non Garbage goal for his 3rd on the season.  #13 Connie Webb, #14 Aaron Swann, #23 George Farner, Corder, Colborn(2), Webb and Sommerness had the assists on the night.  George Farner, formerly known as the teddy bear on the team, was upgraded to Wolverine status after a physical scrum in the 3rd period that won him and Saints skater #31 Kuykendall an early shower on the night.  The D1 team next faces off against the Ice Gators at the Coliseum this Sunday night starting at 9:30PM, but not before they try to defend against accusations by the D2 team that they are better than the D1 team on Friday night.

Week 4, Chaos goes 1-1-1.  Chaos D2 Remains unbeaten and goes to 4-0.

Chaos D2 vs Ice Sages - Chaos 5, Ice Sages 1
Well, despite all the rumblings in the preseason by the D2 Chaos squad fielding too many members on the team, they once again play shorthanded. Carrying only 11 skaters the Chaotic bunch continued to put constant pressure on the Hard Water Wisemen. Outshooting their opponents 39-13, the score could have and should have been more one-sided than the final 5-1 tally. Running only 2 lines of wingers and 3 centers, the whole team decided that the best way to keep things fresh would be to play in the opponents end. Yeah, nothing keeps you fresh like the feeling that you are on the verge of scoring. On the other hand, the opponents decided that the best way to stem the tide was to perpetually ice the puck. The Chaos boys were able to get one by the Sage's goalie on a beautiful series of passes. Centerman, Matt Swanson dug the biscuit out from behind the goal line and sent it over to Tom Sholl, who quickly sent what initially looked like a shot to Josh Popp, waiting at the side of the net. Despite a lopsided shot count, the two teams left the first frame tied 1-1. Still, the Chaos squad was not downhearted to be tied after thoroughly outplaying the Sages. Instead, they kept up the pressure, which payed off in spades. The result was scoring opportunity after scoring opportunity with the Chaos boys potting several of these chances. Mike Palmer stood tall in goal, stopping every shot in the 2nd and 3rd frames, after letting in the only shot he faced in the 1st period, albeit a tough shot. Mike appeared a little bored at times and came out to play the puck several times when he could have left it for an easy icing. This brought up memories of the beloved, though oft-roaming, D2 goalie of yesteryear, Chris Guarneri. The ref recognized this too and even queried if Mike had broken a sweat by the end of the third period. This effort has epitomized the resilient Chaos D2 squad, playing shorthanded, yet continuing to represent the Chaos trademark of giving up few shots to the opponents. Multiple points were put up by several players, including the Popp-er (2G, 2A), Swanson (1G, 1A), Sholl-y (2A), Bob Butwinick (2G). Others contributing points included team Captain, TBecks (1A), and Brad (the Kruser) Krusemark (1A). Truly, though, this was the epitome of a team win, as every player skated hard, winning battles and generally playing together to pull off the victory. Next up for the D2 Chaotic group are the D2 Diablos. This game occurs over the Turkey Day weekend, so Chaos will likely be playing with a short bench once again. That's okay, because it seems that this group really rallies around each other under adverse conditions.

Chaos D1 vs Gold Rush - Gold Rush 7, Chaos 6
Chaos D1 ended up on the losing side of a high scoring affair Sunday afternoon at the Coliseum against the Gold Rush, 7-6.  Winger Jeff Schultz predicted double digit scoring, and 13 goals confirmed Jeff has a little ESP in him.  The score would sway back and forth a bit with the Rush going up early 2-0 as Chaos would fight back to take a 5-3 lead at one point only to relinquish the lead late in the game to hand the Gold Rush their first victory of the young season.  All 6 Chaos goals came in the 2nd period after a "Do it for the Gipper" motivational speech from #7 Wes Colborn.   Goals came from #18 Shawn Neugebauer(2), #24 Derik Sutton(2), #88 Matt Webb and #62 Justin Revenaugh with assists coming from #13 Connie Webb, #1 Ryan Corder and #88 Matt Webb.  Chaos outshot the Rush 31-27.  Chaos was able to salvage the day by hosting their first annual Chili cookoff right there at the Coliseum after the game.  Friends and family gathered to eat lots of Chili, cornbread and the event was a wild success.  Thanks go out to all the friends and family who came out to support the players.  The Fighting Saints (2-2-0) loom on Wednesday, December 1st at Hopkins Pavilion with a start time at 9:40PM where Chaos will try to get back on Track.

Chaos C2 vs Royals C2 - Royals C2 4, Chaos C2 3 (OT)
Chaos C2 suffered a another close loss, this time in overtime against last year's Champs in the Royals C2.  Goals came from #11 Cory Buschmann, #26 Jay Westerlund and #14 Jamey Nord with assists coming from #16 Rob Whiteford, #5 Mike StClair, #4 Adam Ettl, #9 Andrew Benson, #15 Joe Keebler and #8 Jeff Shultz. Shots on goal were in favor of the Royals 29 to Chaos 25.  Chaos next faces the Renegades on Saturday, December 4th at New Hope with a start time of 7:45PM.

Week 3, Chaos goes 2-1-0.  Chaos D2 Remains unbeaten, Chaos D1 gets 1st Win.

Chaos D2 vs Mill City Mauraders - Chaos 5, Mauraders 3
The Chaos D2 team remained unbeaten over the weekend with a 5-3 win over the Mill City Mauraders.  The Mauraders are one of three Beginner teams from Last Year (Silverback, Yetis) that have moved up to D2.  Chaos, working with a short bench of only 11 skaters, got goals from #77 Tom Sholl, #81 Grant Wold (at least a goal in each game this season), #15 Matt Clark, #8 Matt Swanson and #17 Jason Pryzbilla (empty netter). Assists came from Matt Swanson, Matt Clark, #29 Brad Krusemark and #13 Wayne Kinneman.  Goalie Mike Palmer got his 3rd win saving 14 out of 17 shots.  Chaos moves to 3-0 and sits alone atop the D2 standings as the only team with an unblemished record thus far.  A difficult match-up looms this Saturday at 7:15PM against the Ice Sages at New Hope South Arena.  The Ice Sages recently got the best of the High Scoring Fighting Loons this weekend to deliver them their first loss.

Chaos D1 vs Maroons D1 - Chaos 3, Maroons D1 1
Chaos D1 got a much needed win over the Maroons D1 squad on Saturday night. Several D1 skaters (#13 Connie Webb, #88 Matt Webb, #4 Mike Olson and #15 Joe Keebler) skated with the C2 squad at SLP East rink at 6:15PM and suffered a heartbreaking 2-1 loss to the Nemesis, so they were determined to have a different outcome at 9:45PM on the same SLP East Rink against the Maroons D1 squad.  The Chaos D1 delivered on their first win of the year with goals coming from #13 Connie Webb, #26 Bob Chilson and #7 Wes Colborn.  Maroons skater #32 Andy Baird would deny Chaos Goalie and new Daddy Casey Johnson the shutout when Andy skated past Webb and Olson and scored a pretty goal in the third.  That would be the only Maroons goal in 19 shots while Chaos scored 3 times on 24 shots against Maroons Goalie Jonathan Filter.  Casey moves to .904% save pct for the season. Chaos (1-0-2) moves up to 3rd in the standings and next faces the Gold Rush (0-3-0) at 4:15PM on Sunday, November 21st at the St Fair Coliseum.

Chaos C2 vs Nemesis - Nemesis 2, Chaos C2 1
Chaos C2 suffered a heartbreaking loss to the undefeated Nemesis in a game that arguably Chaos outplayed the Nemesis.  Chaos outshot the Nemesis 30-9, yet ended up losing on a late Nemesis goal.  The Nemesis were powered by league leading goalie DuCharme, who sports a .972% save pct thus far through 3 games.  DuCharme would have his way allowing only a lone 3rd period goal to #11 Cory Buschmann assisted by #20 Dale Marks and #19 Bryan Nelson, which at the time, tied the game in the 3rd....until the Nemesis would get the go ahead goal with only 69 seconds left in the game and seal the 2-1 outcome. Captain Mike StClair was quoted after the game..."If only they didn't have that goalie, we would have scored 30 times".  Chaos next face up this Wednesday night at Hopkins Pavillion against last years C2 Champions in the C2 Royals at 9:40PM.

Puck Hounds and Chaos D1 Tie
Chaos D1 faced up against the Puck Hounds on Saturday night only to come away with 1 point again for the second straight week.  Chaos scored first when #88 Matt Webb scored in the high slot assisted by #13 Connie Webb.  The Puck Hounds would get the next two goals before #23 George Farner would get his first of the season on a put back assisted by #13 Webb and #26 Bob Chilson. Chaos Goalie #33 Casey Johnson welcomed Amy Louise Johnson, 6lbs 1oz at 3:45AM on Friday morning (pictures to follow), so he had the night off and Chaos brought in their Mystery Goalie.  The mysterious Goalie Paul Fee, who goaltends with the D1 Lumberjacks in the D1 North Division and is listed on the Approved AHA D1 Sub Goalie List, was placed on the Chaos Roster for the night and tended nets for Chaos.  Paul played well saving 39 of 41 to help secure the tie for Chaos.  Regulation ended a little Chippy between both teams when Puck Hounds Danielson collided with Paul Fee.  Paul collided back drawing a roughing call.  Danielson then had some choice words with the ref, which promptly drew a game ejection.  The OT period saw zero scoring ending in a 2-2 tie.  Chaos is looking forward to their next meeting with the Puck Hound rivals when they will have their regular rostered goalie.  The Maroons (1-1-0) await Chaos this weekend.

Chaos D2 goes to 2-0 with win over Northern Horde
Chaos D2 won for the 2nd time in as many weeks with a 4-1 win over Pete Morrow and the Northern Horde.  Goals came from Jason Przybilla(2), Josh Popp and Grant Wold with assists from Mushett(2), Cords(2) and Huffman. Mike Palmer saved 13 of 14 for his second win.  Chaos next faces the Polar Bears(0-2-0).

Blizzard put Chaos on Ice
Chaos C2 (1-1-0) outshot the Bizzard (2-0-0) 33-32 and had a 2-0 lead after the first period, but relinquished the lead as the talented Blizzard team put the freeze on the Chaos offense during the 2nd and 3rd periods.  #9 Andrew Benson started the scoring and was followed by #12 Smiling Steve Sattler tapping in his own rebound to make it 2-0 Chaos at the end of the first period. That's when the Blizzard turned on the AC and cooled down Chaos as the Blizzard would net 3 second period goals.  The third period score would remain until #42 Dale Melbie was pulled for an additional skater only to see the Cold Storm System net an empty net goal.  #26 Jay Westerlund scored his first goal of the season to narrow the lead, but another late Blizzard goal would put Chaos on Ice for good with a final score of 5-3.  Choas goes to 1-1-0 and the Blizzard go to 2-0-0.  Chaos next faces the Blizzard on March 13th where they will try to reduce this team to scattered flurries.  Chaos next hits the Ice on Sat, Nov 13th against the Nemesis.
 

Chaos gathers 5 of 6 possible points over the first week of Play
The Chaos D2 squad doubles up the Silverbacks in shot count, but narrowly escapes with a Win over the Apes 4-3.  #81 Grant Wold scores his first two goals of his Chaos career and #30 Mike Palmer earns his first victory between the pipes.  The Chaos D1 and Spiders D1 game was a see saw affair that had C2 type speed to the game.  The Spiders scored first, then Chaos tied it up and then went ahead in the second.  The Spiders tied it up until Chaos took the lead with 3 minutes to go.  Chaos could not hold the lead as the Spiders scored with 90 seconds to go in the game to push to overtime.  In the final 5 minute OT frame, the Spiders would get the OT winner and get a W over Chaos for the first time in 5 attempts.  The Chaos C2 squad cruised to a 3-1 win over the Sharks behind two goals by Mike StClair and one by Steve Sattler.  Chaos C2 next skates Mon, Nov 1st while the D2 and D1 squads next go Nov 6th.

Team 1 2 3 OT Final
Chaos C2 1 1 1 -- 3
Sharks 0 0 1 -- 1
Team 1 2 3 OT Final
Chaos D1 1 1 1 0 3
Spiders D1 1 0 2 1 4OT
Team 1 2 3 OT Final
Chaos D2 0 2 2 0 4
Silverbacks 0 2 1 0 3
Goals: Mike StClair(2), Steve Sattler
Assists: TBD

Recap: Chaos C2 wins their first game at the C2 level against Jim Tuttle, Jen Hanley and the Sharks.  Dale Melbie just misses a shutout as the Sharks scored late in the third.

Goals: Matt Webb, Connie Webb, Wes Colborn
Assists: Ryan Corder, Aaron Swann

Recap: Chaos/Spider rivalry lives up to expectations.  Going back and forth the whole game until Chaos scores late to take a 3-2 lead late in the third.  Spiders tie it up with 90 seconds to go and force OT where the Spiders score and earn their first victory over Chaos in 5 attempts.

Goals: Grant Wold (2), Josh Popp, Brad Smith
Assists: Travis Beckerle(2), Matt Swanson, Matt Clark
Shots on Goal: Chaos-32 Silverbacks-16

Recap: Chaos doubles up shot count on the Apes, but never really puts a gap on them.  Newcomer #81 Grant Wold seals the deal with his 2nd of the game and the game winner with 10:00 to go in the third and new goalie Mike Palmer holds on for his first AHA Win!

Full AHA Schedule Released

The 2010-2011 Full AHA Schedule has been released.  Check the schedules for each team under the Upcoming Events or on the AHA Website.

Chaos C2 vs Sharks - Sat, Oct 23th Richfield 2 - 7:30PM
The new Chaos C2 team hits C2 ice for the first time in Chaos History in the first Chaos game of the new season. Chaos graduates 11 players to the C2 squad from the 2010 D1 Championship Squad, including goalie Dale Melbie.  Newcomers in #14 Nord, #6 Fricke, #9 Benson and #20 Marks rounds out the C2 Squad.  Their first game at the new C2 level comes against another first time team to the AHA in the Sharks.  A team with players from last year's Spiders D1, Nighthawks D1 and Diablos D1 as well as some first time AHA players form the new C2 Sharks squad.  Goalie Montalvo played L4 Summer and Sub Jen Hanley-Tuttle is recognized as one of the smartest hockey players at this level.  This game should prove interesting between two brand new teams at the level.

Chaos D2 vs Silverbacks - Sat, Oct 23th SLP East Arena - 8:00PM
Chaos D2 returns most of the Core Team this year.  Departing for higher Tiers include Adam Coolong (Muskies), Rich Benson(Gold Rush) and Goalie Chris Guarneri (Puck Hounds(G), Bulldogs(Skater)).  Grant Wold signs on with Chaos as a Full Timer and returning 09-10 Subs Brad Smith and Doug Winjum sign on as Full Timers for the new season.  Chaos welcomes their newest goalie to the Organization in #30 Mike Palmer.  Mike attempts to fill the big shoes of Chris Guarneri and should do well in giving the Silverbacks all kinds of troubles on Saturday night.  The Silverbacks have graduated to D2 play after winning the 2009-2010 Beginner Title and will come ready to play in their first D2 action.  Chaos will need to pay close attention to leading scorer Friedland as well as other scoring threats Bernie Bae and Tong Pham.

Chaos D1 vs Spiders D1 - Sun, Oct 24th West Side Arena - 7:40PM
Chaos D1 once again opens the season against their familiar Rivals in the Spiders.  Spiders are calling it Schedule Deja-Vu, Chaos calls it fate, but it's going to be an early season critical match-up between two favored teams in the highly competitive D1 West Division.  Spiders have graduated 2 of their top scorers to their C2 team, but other top scorers such as #27 Heitzman, #12 Flannery and #50 Pellici return this season, who all had more than a point a game during last seasons campaign.  The Spiders have a change at Goalie as well as Amber Obermoller departs in favor for a New Goalie to the AHA in Travis Fransen.  Chaos has 8 players graduate to their C2 squad including goalie Dale Melbie.  Chaos D1 has been coming together during the pre-season as they have lots of new faces on the squad including 4 talented Knights (Colborn, Sommerness, Chilson and Parry), 2 Wildcats in Corder and Goalie Casey Johnson and several players from L4 play in Neugebauer, Revenaugh and Farner. Returning Chaos from last year include the two Webbs, Sutton, Swann, Skjold, Shultz and Keebler.  Chaos D1 was able to draw even in a scrimmage against the Chaos C2 Squad last Friday, so it will be interesting to see how they compare against the talented Spiders this year.

First Edition of Hockey Knowledge and Strange Obscure Hockey Rules - Week 11

New to the Chaos Site this year coming straight from some of our great AHA Refs (yeah, right) will be the Hockey Knowledge and Strange Obscure Hockey Rules that you never see called.  Each week, we will be receiving some strange tidbits of Hockey Knowledge from some of the Refs that work the AHA!  If you want to stump the Ref, Contact the Admin Here and send in a question and it will be listed in the next weeks release.  For now, here is the first week's edition of Hockey Knowledge and Strange Obscure Hockey Rules: Week #1

Divisions Set!  First Week of Play Scheduled! Time for Some Hockey!

The AHA League has been busy with the announcement today of the Divisions for D2, D1 and C2 as well as the schedule for the first week of play! All Chaos teams start play next weekend! The Full AHA schedule is to be released Monday, October 18th.  The Chaos Psychic Hotline is up and running and ready for your calls...or you can read the bootleg release further down on the page.  Come on out and support your Chaos teams and Welcome to the start of the 2010-2011 Season of Hockey!

Date Time Rink Home Away
Sat, Oct 23rd 7:30PM Richfield 2 Sharks Chaos C2
Sat, Oct 23rd 8:00PM SLP East Silverbackss Chaos D2
Sun, Oct 24th 7:40PM West Side Chaos D1 Spiders D1

C2 EAST C2 NORTH C2 WEST
Blizzard Aces Admirals
Chaos C2 Beavers Fighting Piranhas C2
M's Bulls Jets
Nemesis Dragons Muskies C2
Rack Attack C22 Saints Roadrunners
Renegades Sting Sled Dogs C2
Royals C2 Thunder Chickens Spiders C2
ShameonIce Yellow Jacketss Warriors
Sharks Zephyrs  

D1 EAST D1 NORTH D1 WEST
Arctic Wolves AK Bars Chaos D1
Diablos D1 Blade Runners Fighting Saints
Fighting Ice Fish Buccaneers Gold Rush
IceDogs Fighting Piranhas D1 Ice Gators
Lakers D1 Lumberjacks Maroons D1
Muskies D1 Nighthawks D1 Puck Hounds
Northern Horde D1 Sled Dogs D1 Royals D1
Stars Wingmen Spiders D1
Wolf Pack    

D2 TIER (1 DIVISION)
Chaos D2 Knights Polar Bears
Diablos D2 Marauderss Silverbacks
Fighting Loons Maroons D2 Wildcats
Ice Sages Northern Horde D2 Yetis

C2 Tier and Predictions:

Chaos C2 finds themselves in a very difficult C2 East division with 9 solid teams. Scouting has the Chaos camp pegging the M's as coming out on top in C2 East.  With defense led by Brett Baumann and Chris McNeil and offense led Tim Wagenman and Brent Tilley, the M's have a chance to steamroll. The Blizzard are a 3 time consecutive playoff attendee and the Royals are coming off the recent C2 Winter Title.  Rack Attack was a playoff invite last year and the Nemesis just missed the playoffs.  The Royals and Rack Attack most likely moved many players to their C1 squads however. The Sharks are a newly formed team to the AHA with some solid C2 talent.  You can pay $3.99/min to listen to the Chaos Pre Season Psychic Hotline or you can get it hear....M's, Blizzard, Rack Attack and Royals go to the show with Chaos fighting for their share of a playoff spot come April.  The Jets will come out of the West along with the Sled Dogs, Spiders and Warriors while the Aces, Beaver, Bulls and Saints come out of the North.

D1 Tier and Predictions: The D1 Tier grows this year to 3 Divisions for the first time with a total of 25 teams.  Chaos D1 finds themselves in a difficult D1 West division with several solid returning playoff teams.  The Arch Rival Spiders seem to be at the head of the pack.  Depending on who moved up to their C2 squad, they will be a force as will 2010 Playoff invites Ice Gators and Royals, not to mention the returning D1 Champs in Chaos.  As with the first game last season, Chaos will once again start off the season against the powerhouse Spiders in a critical early season matchup.  Again, no need to call the Hotline, we here at Chaos HQ will tell you the Chaos psychics like the Spiders, Chaos, IceGators and either Maroons or Royals coming out of D1 West.  D1 East has the Diablos walking away with it, but challenged by the Fighting Ice Fish, Lakers and a solid newcomer D1 team in the Northern Horde. D1 North sees the AK Bars (moving down from C2) advancing to the show along with the Lumberjacks, Nighthawks and Wingmen.

D2 Tier and Predictions: The D2 Tier remains at 12 teams this year.  The Knights move back to D2 from D1 and newcomer beginner teams in the Silverbacks, Yetis and Marauders have advanced to D2 play.  Again this year, 6 spots are up for grabs for the playoffs in D2. A lot depends on how teams come together for the season at this level, but the Hotline will tell you that Chaos is the favorite to advance with a #1 seed to the show.  Returning most of the core of the team and finally acquiring a solid goalie to replace the departing Chris Guarneri should power Chaos to the top of the field.  The Psychic will also tell you it won't be easy.  The Yetis, who are a type of abominable snowman and led by Chaos D1 Defenseman Justin Revenaugh, will be looking to take a bite out of Chaos this year. The Yetis, coming out of Spring Beginner program, were invited to the Summer Level 4 playoffs and steamrolled to capture a summer title.  The other 4 prediction invites include the Fighting Loons, Ice Sages, Wildcats and Polar Bears, but really any team could step up and earn a spot.

 

Rosters Nearing Completion.  Chaos Welcomes new faces as Three Teams hit the Icee

With just over three weeks to go until the season starts, the Chaos Organization is busy planning their rosters, strategies and final preparations in order to be as successful as possible for the upcoming 2010-2011 AHA Winter Season.  Chaos was founded in Winter 2008 and won the 2008 AHA Beginner Title.  The team graduated to D2 in 2009 and captured the 2009 AHA D2 Tier Title.  In 2010, the team expanded to D2 and D1 teams where the D1 team captured the 2010 D1 Tier Title while the D2 team finished 3rd.  Now, in the 2011 Winter season, Chaos is expanding to field D2, D1 and C2 squads with hopes of keeping their success rolling.

The Chaos D2 squad is experiencing the least amount of change as many of the core team returns.  Key losses to higher levels include #81 Adam Coolong to the D1 Muskies, #19 Rich Benson to the D1 Gold Rush and Goalie Chris Guarneri to the D1 Puck Hounds.  We wish them the best in every game at D1, including potential ones against Chaos D1.  A replacement goalie is in the works as are some last minute sub spot roster additions. Word has it that the goalie spot is now down between a current Chaos Skater looking to convert and a former Chaos Goalie once on the team in years past.  The D2 team is poised to have a great season led by their new Captain Travis Beckerle and many of the returning core.

After going 21-2-2 last year and winning the D1 Tier title, the Chaos D1 team has moved 9 skaters and their Goalie to the C2 squad.  To fill the graduates, Chaos would like to extend a warm welcome a host of new faces to the assembled D1 squad. Four D1 Knights in Wes Colborn, Steven Parry, Bob Chilson and Dave Sommerness join the Chaos D1 ranks.  Ryan Tucan Corder and Goalie Casey Johnson come to us from the D2 Wildcats while smooth skating Defenseman Justin Revanaugh graduates to D1 from the Beginner Yetis.  Patrick Bibro joins us from the Fighting Loons as he plans on skating with both the Loons and Chaos this year. Chaos also welcomes two brand new players to AHA Winter play in George Farner and Shawn Neugebauer, whom skated with many Chaos team mates over the summer in Level 4 play. Led by Captain Matt Webb and Alternates Aaron Swann and Connie Webb, this team has assembled the right attitudes, talent and team oriented players to repeat.

The Chaos C2 squad, led by newly appointed Captain Mike StClair and Alternates Mike Korstad and Cory Buschmann, hits C2 Winter Ice for the first time ever.  To prepare for the quick C2 play, 9 graduating D1 Players played over the summer in the very fast Level 3 (C2/C1 Combined) division with the Eurythmics. The C2 squad also welcomes a host of new faces to wear the Yellow and Black.  Mr James Nord has graduated up from the D1 Wingmen as has Mr Shawn Fricke, who graduates up from the D1 Diablos. Hero Dale Marks comes to us from JMS and HockeyFinder and Mr Andrew Benson shared ice with Chaos team mates over the Summer in Level 3.  Several players playing Chaos D1 and C2 round out the roster.  Playing at a faster new level, the Chaos C2 squad looks to answer the question as to whether they can compete at the higher level very quickly come their first games.  Almost all players on the squad have graduated to the next level each year.  Thoughts of C1 next year?

The Chaos D2 squad is experiencing the least amount of change as many of the core team returns.  Key losses to higher levels include #81 Adam Coolong to the D1 Muskies, #19 Rich Benson to the D1 Gold Rush and Goalie Chris Guarneri to the D1 Puck Hounds.  We wish them the best in every game at D1, including potential ones against Chaos D1.  A replacement goalie is in the works as are some last minute sub spot roster additions. Word has it that the goalie spot is now down between a current Chaos Skater looking to convert and a former Chaos Goalie once on the team in years past.  The D2 team is poised to have a great season led by their new Captain Travis Beckerle and many of the returning core.
CHAOS D22 CHAOS D1 CHAOS C2
2010-11 Roster 2010-11 Final Roster 2010-11 Final Roster
C #10 Travis Beckerle
A #34 Richard Huffman
A #19 Andrew Mushett
#9 Brad Smith
#13 Wayne Kinneman
#14 Aaron Swann
#15 Matt Clark
#44 Mike Booth
#22 Doug Winjum
#23 Bob Butwinick
#5 Don Donaldson
#17 Jason Pryzbilla
#32 Josh Popp
#29 Brad Krusemark
#8 Matt Swanson
#87 Peter Kumasaka
#77 Tom Sholl
#81 Grant Wold
OPENN
#30 Goalie TBD (G)
C #88 Matt Webb
A #14 Aaron Swann
A #13 Connie Webb
#1 Ryan Corder
#3 Steven Parry
#4 Mike Olson
#7 Wes Colborn
#8 Jeff Schultz
#10 Ben Skjold
#17 Dave Sommerness
#18 Shawn Neugebauer
#23 George Farner
#24 Derek Sutton
#26 Bob Chilson
#62 Justin Revenaugh
#3 Andrew Mushett
#6 Patrick Bibro (S)
#15 Joe Keebler (S)
#21 Travis Beckerle (S)
#33 Casey Johnson(G)
C #5 Mike StClair
A #77 Mike Korstadd
A #11 Cory Buschmann
#2 Adam Ettl
#6 Shawn Fricke
#8 Jeff Schultz
#9 Andrew Benson
#12 Steve Sattler
#13 Connie Webb
#14 James Nord
#15 Joe Keebler
#16 Rob Whiteford
#19 Bryan Nelson
#20 Dale Marks
#26 Jay Westerlund
#88 Matt Webb
#92 Chase Hanson
#4 Mike Olson (S)
#7 Wes Colborn (S)
#42 Dale Melbie (G)

CHAOS Captures Level 4 2010 AHA Fall Tournament Title! Goes 3-0-1 over weekend..

Chaos hit the Ice this weekend in the 2010 AHA Fall Tournament and ended up taking home the title hardware. The Tournament runs every year at Bloomington Ice Gardens and includes three gauranteed round robin games and a fourth championship game for those teams that qualify. The tourney this year started Friday, Sept 17th and ran through Sunday, Sept 19th.

Level 4, Pool A
Team
GP
W
L
T
OTL
Points
GF
GA
Goal Diff
Chaos
4
3
0
1
0
7
12
6
+6
Spiders D1
3
1
1
1
0
3
6
3
+3
Nighthawks
3
1
2
0
0
2
4
6
-2
Puck Hounds
3
1
2
0
0
2
6
11
-5

Level 4, Pool B
Team
GP
W
L
T
OTL
Points
GF
GA
Goal Diff
Icedogs
4
1
1
2
0
4
9
9
0
Yellow Team
3
1
0
2
0
4
8
6
+2
Diablos
3
1
1
1
0
3
6
7
-1
Saint Patricks
3
0
2
1
0
1
4
7
-3

Chaos began the Tournament and Round Robin play against the highly familiar and dangerous Spiders, a game Chaos HQ pegged as critical in order to advance to a Championship game on Sunday.  The Game did not disappoint.  After 2 scoreless periods, Chaos struck first to go ahead 1-0 with 7 minutes to go.  Chaos would hold the Spiders until :12 seconds left in the game when the Spiders pulled their goalie and came up with a heroic game tying goal to give both Chaos and Spiders a point in Pool A.
Chaos next faced Jen Colling and the 2009 Fall Tournament Champion Nighthawks. Chaos poured on the offense as goal differential is the deciding factor while tied with the Spiders. Despite a heavy shot count, Chaos could only muster a 3-1 win over the Nighthawks and take 3 points in the Pool with a +2 goal differential after 2 of the 3 Round Robin Games. Meanwhile, the Spiders played to a dominating 5-1 win over the Puck Hounds and came in at 3 points in the Pool with a +4 goal differential. After hearing about the Spiders heavy goal win, things were not looking so good for the Chaos squad, who rely more on defensive play to get the job done.
Going into the last game against the PuckHounds, Chaos knew they would have to win and make up a two goal Spider lead. Chaos sent spies over the next rink just prior to the Chaos/PuckHound game to peak and see how much the Spiders were beating the Nighthawks in their final game so Chaos knew how much of a goal differential to make up. To their suprise, the spies learned that the 2009 Champs would not go quietly and upset the favored Spiders 1-0. This put Chaos back in the Drivers seat requiring only a Win or tie in their last game against Chaos D2 Goalie Chris Guarneri and the D1 Puck Hounds. Chris and the PuckHounds proved they deserve to be at D1, but in the end, Chaos would prevail 4-2 and advance to Sundays Championship game against the IceDogs, winner of Pool B.
Sunday brought a new day and a chance for some Hardware against the IceDogs. The IceDogs won pool B by going undefeated in Round Robin play that included a key Shutout of last years Winter D1 Runner ups, the Diablos.  The game started quicly and Chaos seemed to control play, however, the IceDogs would strike first and put Chaos down 0-1.  Chaos would answer quickly to make it 1-1.  Jason DeFlorin of the IceDogs seemed to have no respect for Chaos as he turned away shot after shot as Chaos seemed to dominate the IceDogs offensive zone, but could not come away with a goal.  Finally, the scoring came in the third after Jason stopped the first two shots, but not the third and Chaos went up 2-1.  Chaos scored again to go up 3-1 in the third.  The IceDogs would narrow it to 3-2, but an empty netter at the end would seal the deal for a 4-2 Chaos win and their first AHA Fall Tournament title.
Congrats to Chaos and the Roster of the 2010 AHA Level 4 Fall Tournament Champions #62 Justin Revenaugh, #88 Matt Webb, #92 Chase Hanson, #15 Joe Keebler, #4 Mike Olson, #77 Mike Korstad, #5 Mike St Clair, #13 Connie Webb, #26 Jay Westerlund, #2 Adam Ettl, #24 Derek Sutton, #12 Steve Sattler, #11 Cory Buschmann, #19 Bryan Nelson, #16 Rob Whiteford, #8 Jeff Schultz, #14 Aaron Swann, #19 Andrew Mushett, #14 Ryan Corder, #42 Dale Melbie Goalie

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The McKenzie Report!!

Ya, dem boys err back!

Ya, all 3 err dem. I love dem Chaos Boys and der 2 gals.

CHAOS D2 CHAOS D1 CHAOS C2
2010-11 Roster 2010-11 Final Roster 2010-11 Final Roster
C #10 Travis Beckerle
A #34 Richard Huffman
A #19 Andrew Mushett
#9 Brad Smith
#13 Wayne Kinneman
#14 Aaron Swann
#15 Matt Clark
#44 Mike Booth
#22 Doug Winjum
#23 Bob Butwinick
#5 Don Donaldson
#17 Jason Pryzbilla
#32 Josh Popp
#29 Brad Krusemark
#8 Matt Swanson
#87 Peter Kumasaka
#77 Tom Sholl
#81 Grant Woldd
OPEN
#30 Goalie TBD (G)
C #88 Matt Webb
A #14 Aaron Swann
A #13 Connie Webb
#1 Ryan Corder
#3 Steven Parry
#4 Mike Olson
#7 Wes Colborn
#8 Jeff Schultz
#10 Ben Skjold
#17 Dave Sommerness
#18 Shawn Neugebauer
#23 George Farner
#24 Derek Sutton
#26 Bob Chilson
#62 Justin Revenaugh
#3 Andrew Mushett
#6 Patrick Bibro
#15 Joe Keebler
#21 Travis Beckerle
#33 Casey Johnson(G)
C #5 Mike StClair
A #77 Mike Korstad
A #11 Cory Buschmann
#2 Adam Ettl
#6 Shawn Fricke
#8 Jeff Schultz
#9 Andrew Benson
#12 Steve Sattler
#13 Connie Leigh
#14 James Nord
#15 Joe Keebler
#16 Rob Whiteford
#19 Bryan Nelson
#20 Dale Marks
#26 Jay Westerlund
#88 Matt Webb
#92 Chase Hanson
#4 Mike Olson
#7 Wes Colborn
#42 Dale Melbie (G)

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