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Burney's Bytes will focus primarily on the local preps sports scene, but will also touch on some college and pro athletics, mostly in regards to athletes who hail and have played high school sports in Oakland County. My goal for the blog is to be conversational and anecdotal, a more relaxed and free formal take on high school athletics than you see in regular game day coverage.

Monday, December 6, 2010

Back At It Again

The Farmington Falcons varsity hockey team has repeat on the brain early this season. Repeat as in winning back-to-back OAA league titles and putting together another long run in the state tournament come March.
Skating with fervor and confidence, Farmington has been razor sharp out of the gate. Heading into Thursday's game against Clarkston at the Detroit Skate Club, the Falcons are a perfect 6-0, coming off a 9-1 thrashing of Birmingham Unified last week.
Offensively, the squad is being ignited by seniors Kyle Rea and Nick Elliott. Rea has a team-leading seven goals through six games. Elliott, a senior co-captain, registered a hat trick last week in the Unified game and is tied with a team-leading seven assists alongside junior forward Zach Massa. Fellow senior co-captain Alex Schmidt has four goals and three assists on the year so far. Ethan Baker, another senior forward has four goals – two against Unified last Thursday – and five assists.
Rob Goldi, making his first appearance in a Falcons uniform this season after playing travel hockey the past few years, leads the team's defense.
Tim Rogers, who had a game-high 25 saves against Unified, is the squad's top netminder.  
The Farmington program is headed by Mark Vellucci, one of the brightest young minds in the local prep hockey scene. In 2008, Vellucci took the Falcons to the Class A final four. Last season they won the conference championships and advanced into the state quarterfinals before bowing to eventual state champion, Trenton.


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