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Boys Hockey: Battle at Bennett Amazing Game Between Amity and West Haven

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Feb 012019
 

The Amity Boys Ice Hockey team has had a run of bad luck in recent weeks, but their spirit is still strong and their coach Mike “Scooter” Richetelli has faith that they will come back and start winning again.

On Wednesday, the Spartans ranked 10th in DII, went up against the West Haven Blue Devils, ranked 6th in DI. The coach said they are mirror images of one another. Both teams play hard and they are both tight-knit groups — like brothers. The boys know one another personally, and they even shared the same bus for a season-opening scrimmage in Massachusetts in December.

There’s no denying that West Haven is a good team. Most of their victories were 3 – to – 4 points over their opponents, so for Amity, a DII team, to keep the point spread this close is a credit to their skill.

West Haven’s Kaden Morgillo put the Blue Devils on the scoreboard in the first period, assisted by Conner Fowler and Kevin Moriarty at 6:32.

First Period Score: 1-0 West Haven

Amity really didn’t waste much time tying the game in the second period. At 4:48 Jason Csejka made a goal, assisted by Cody White.

West Haven pulled ahead about 2:30 minutes later when Nikolas Kyle slipped one past Amity Goalie Malachi Zurolo on an assist from Moriarty.

Second Period Score: 2-1 West Haven

The third period was just a flurry of action and excitement. The Blue Devils fired shot after shot at Zurolo and the Spartans bombarded Jared Pliszka with shots. Both goalies went over and above doing their jobs. It was crazy.

The final few seconds of the game were insane. Zurolo was pulled, in a common strategic move, in order to get an extra man on the ice.

At any moment, West Haven could have taken control of the puck and easily scored again, but Amity was able to hold them off and keep the puck on the opposite end of the rink.

No one scored, a huge credit to Zurolo and Pliszka, each team’s defensive line and the coaches.

Final Score: West Haven won this one 2-1.

Records: Amity 7-6, West Haven 8-6

Seven Year Old Girl: “How many pucks are out there now?”

Grandmother: “One.”

Girl: “Why not two?”

                                                    Grandmother: “Well each team has to try to get the puck and hit it into the net to score. If there were two out there                                                                at the same time then it would be a free-for-all and not much of a challenge.”

Girl: “Why?”

Grandmother: “Those are just the rules. — I’m going to watch the game now.”

Next Up For Amity: The Spartans host East Haven (5-1-7) at Bennett Rink on Saturday, Feb. 2 at 3 p.m. This is the Spartans’ Senior Day Game. Come on out and cheer on our boys and hopefully witness their comeback victory. 

Boys, why not dedicate this game to your senior members. Keep them on your minds with every move you make. Just Believe you can win this and you will. Let’s go Spartans!

Stay In Bed A Little Longer – 2-Hour School Delay Today

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Jan 312019
 

Mother Nature is playing tricks again, the frigid temperatures and potentially dangerous road conditions have prompted school leaders to delay the school day for 2 hours today.

This is a good time for kids to catch up on any homework that they may not have finished, or catch up on a little extra sleep before bundling up and heading out the door.

Girls’ Hockey: Sharks Chomp The Blades 5-1

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Jan 312019
 

The Blades (Amity, Cheshire, North Haven) girls ice hockey team was on the road in West Haven on Jan. 29 for a game against the West Haven/Sacred Heart Sharks.

The Sharks came on strong in the first period with Taylor Nowak making the first goal,  assisted by Jianna Cohrs and Megan Froehlich).

Next, Brooke McNaola scored on an assist from Jenna Hunt.

First Period Score: 2-0 West Haven

West Haven owned the second period, too. Nowak scored again, assisted by Meghan Dupre.

Second Period Score: 3-0 West Haven

West Haven never lost its momentum, and in the third period, Mia Celentano made a goal, assisted by Meaghan Hogan.

The Blades bombarded West Haven’s goalie throughout the game, and Shannon Reilly finally landed one, assisted by Meaghan Hogan.

The Sharks ended the game with one final goal by McNabola, assisted by Hunt and Dupree.

Final Score: 5-1 West Haven

Saves: Blades – Caitlyn Ranciato made 23 saves; West Haven/Sacred Heart – Crowe made 36 saves.

 Records: Blades 6-9; Sharks 12-2

Boys Hockey: Amity vs Guilford, Tough Game

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Jan 302019
 

The Amity Spartans were on the road in North Haven for a match-up against the Guilford Indians on Saturday, Jan. 26.

The Indians are a strong, tight team and Amity knew it was going to be a challenge. Yet, no matter what, it’s anyone’s game if you want it badly enough.

Guilford scored first at 6:24 into the game John DeLucia asst Jake Watrous

First-period score: 1-0 Guilford in the first 5:11 of the second period, Jack Dacey made a goal for the Indians, assisted by DeLucia.

Less than three minutes later Amity’s Justin Miller shot one past Guilford’s goalie, Alex Attruia, assisted by Nick Kiwanis and Jason Csejka.

At 12:55 Dacey made his second goal, unassisted for Guilford.

Second-period score: 3-1 Guilford

At two points behind, it still wasn’t too late for Amity to take this game. at 3:01 Csejka made a goal, assisted by Cody White and Kiwanis, filling everyone with hope.

But two minutes later Watrous assisted by DeLucia and Shea Thibault, scored for Guilford. Then, with 4:58 remaining in the game, Dacey netted his hat trick on an assist from DeLucia.

Final Score: 5-2 Guilford

Records: Amity 7-5, Guilford 11-2

Next Up for Amity: Wednesday, Jan. 30, Home game vs West Haven at 6:30 p.m. 

Boys Swimming and Diving: How Did Amity Fare Against Hand?

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Jan 292019
 

The Amity Boys Swim Team was on the road in Madison on Monday, Jan. 28, for a meet against Daniel Hand.

Both teams were pretty evenly matched, all are excellent athletes, but when the numbers were tallied, Amity edged out Hand 87-83.

Diving:No Diving

Amity’s Winning Events

50-yard Freestyle: A- 23.47 Tyler Roy

100-yard Butterfly: A- 59.56 Tyler Roy

100 Freestyle: A- 51.75 Shiva Gowda

200-yard Freestyle Relay: A- 1:38.06 Jared Sullivan, John Alvarado, Nick Robinson, Tyler Roy

100-yard Backstroke: A- 57.76 Shiva Gowda

100-yard Breaststroke: A- 1:09.06 Brodey Lu

 Hand’s Winning Events

200 yard Medley Relay: H- 1:47.57 Dan Chen, Jake Reiner, Beecher Porter, Griffin Mascia
200-yard Freestyle: H- 1:55.80 Beecher Porter
200-yard IM: H- 2:06.75 Dan Chen
500-yard Freestyle: H- 5:18.66 Jack Signorella
400-yard Freestyle Relay: H- 3:32.91 Dan Chen, Sean Laragy, Griffin Mascia, Beecher Porter
 Record: Amity 5-2
Next Up for the Spartans: Thursday, Jan. 31 Away vs Shelton at Shelton Community Center Pool at 3:30 p.m.

This Week’s Varsity Sports Schedules — Jan. 28 – Feb. 2

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Jan 282019
 

We are past the halfway mark of the Winter Sports season. Here are the varsity games scheduled for this week.

Monday, Jan. 28

Boys Basketball vs North Haven, Away at the Fred Kelly Gymnasium at 7:00 p.m.

Boys Swimming and Diving vs Daniel Hand Away at Madison Swim and Racquet Club at 7:00 p.m.

Girls Basketball v. Lyman Hall Away at Lyman Hall High School Gymnasium at 7:00 p.m.

Tuesday, Jan. 29

Wrestling vs Notre Dame-West Haven, Away at Notre Dame High School at 7:00 p.m.

Girls Ice Hockey vs West Haven-SHA Away at Bennett Rink, West Haven at 5:30 p.m.

Wednesday, Jan. 30

Girls Basketball vs West Haven Away at WHHS Gym at 6:00 p.m.

Boys Ice Hockey vs West Haven Home at Bennett Rink, West Haven at 6:30 p.m.

Boys Basketball vs Sheehan Home at Amity High School at 7:00 p.m.

Thursday, Jan. 31

Boys Swimming and Diving vs Shelton Away at Shelton Community Center Pool at 3:30 p.m.

Boys and Girls Alpine Skiing RACE Away at Mt. Southington at 4:00 p.m.

Girls Gymnastics vs Staples Home – GCA at 6:30 p.m.

Friday, Feb. 1

Boys and Girls Indoor Track SCC Championships Away at Floyd Little Center at 4:00 p.m.

Boys Basketball vs Xavier Away at Xavier H.S. Art Kohs Gymnasium at 7:00 p.m.

Girls Basketball vs Guilford Home at Amity High School at 7:00 p.m.

Saturday, Feb. 2

Cheerleading SCC Championships Away at TBA at 9:00 a.m.

Wrestling Foran Duals Away at 9:00 a.m.

Boys Swimming and Diving vs. Pomperaug, Holy Cross, Conard, Hall Away at 3:00 p.m.

Girls Ice Hockey vs Branford-N.Branford-Sheehan-Lyman Hall Home – Hamden Ice Rink at 3:00 p.m.

Boys Ice Hockey vs E.Haven Co-op Home at Bennett Rink, West Haven at 3:00 p.m (Senior Day)

Girls Hockey: Csejka Leads Blades To Victory Over Guilford

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Jan 262019
 

The Blades (Amity/Cheshire/North Haven) girls ice hockey team welcomed Guilford at Hamden on Saturday, Jan. 26 at 2 p.m.

After a season-starting dry spell, the Blades have been playing strong during the past few games and demonstrating all of the crowd-pleasing skills we’d grown accustomed to in past years.

The Blades owned the first period with Tess Csjeka showing them how it’s done. Her first goal was assisted by Andrea DelVecchio; a second was unassisted and the third — Hat Trick — was assisted by Carsyn Rizzuti and Ilana Laynar.

First Period Score – 3-0 Blades

The second period also was dominated by the Blades. Mia Dow scored the first goal, assisted by Nadia DiNatale. Guilford made a move with Daniella Vickerman getting the Indians up on the scoreboard, assisted by Jacquelyn Violette.

DelVecchio scored for the Blades, assisted by Caroline Cadelina, followed by a Haley Cable goal, assisted by Csejka.

Second Period Score – 6-1 Blades

The Blades came out looking sharp in the third period as well. Shannon Reilly got one past the Indian’s goalie, Julia McDonald, assisted by Cable and DelVecchio.

Guilford answered with a goal by Violette, assisted by Vickerman.

Final Score – 7-2 Blades

Saves: Caitlyn Ranciato made 9 stops for the Blades; McDonald made 23 saves for the Indians.

 

Girls Ice Hockey: Blades Defeat Notre Dame-Fairfield

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Jan 252019
 

The Blades (Amity/Cheshire/North Haven) Girls Ice Hockey team was on the road in Shelton on Wednesday afternoon for a game against Notre Dame – Fairfield.

The first period had a lot of excitement Notre Dame scored first, then, the Blades’ Andrea DelVecchio tied it up at 1. Notre Dame came back with a second goal, followed by Blades’ players Caroline Cadelina and Shannon Reilly each scoring unassisted goals.

First Period Score: 3-2 Blades

The second period belonged to Notre Dame with two goals, pulling them ahead 4-3

The Blades dominated the third period with three goals. First Sara Cable, assisted by Cadelina; next Reilly unassisted; and then Nadia DeNatale, assisted by Meaghan Hogan.

Final Score: Blades 6, Notre Dame 4.

The goalies in this game were:: Blades – Caitlin Ranciato, – Notre Dame – Bethany Carp

Records: Blades 5-8-0, Notre Dame 9-5-0

Next Up for the Blades: A Home game against Guilford at the Hamden Ice Rink on Saturday, Jan. 26 at 2 p.m.

If you’d like to see the girls play closer to home, come to Bennett Rink in West Haven on Tuesday, Jan. 29 at 5:30 for a match up against the super tough Sacred Heart Academy (10-2).

 

Boys Hockey: Former Amity Coach Takes New Team Up Against Spartans

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Jan 252019
 

For many years Brian Gonsalves worked alongside Mike “Scooter” Richetelli assisting Gary Lindgren coach the Amity Spartans Hockey Team. This year, he brought that experience with him as he took the helm at Daniel Hand, coaching the Tigers.

Daniel Hand was the one team on Amity’s season game schedule whose record most closely mirrored their own. So with those two factors the “away” game on Wednesday, Jan. 23 promised to be interesting.

Both teams came out ready to win, but Amity shocked everyone with its first goal in the first 10 seconds on the ice, thanks to Ryan Miller.

Halfway through the period Hand tied the game with a goal by Ethan Massey, assisted by Logan Massey. Just 90 seconds later, Griffin Fitzmaurice added a point assisted by Michael McKeon.

First Period Score: 2-1 Hand.

Amity came out strong in the second period with Cody White tying the game just 5:16 after returning to the ice.

Six minutes later, Hand struck back and reclaimed the lead with E. Massey’s second goal of the game.

Well, Amity Captain Jason Csejka would have none of that, and tied it up again in 23 seconds, assisted by Nelson Bordeleau.

With 27 seconds remaining Holden Prestash, assisted by Tatum Fitzmaurice, pulled Hand back into the lead.

Second Period Score: 4-3 Hand.

The final period belonged to the Tigers and included two Hat Tricks.

It wasn’t the most exciting action we’d seen on the rink, but Hand came alive 11:35 in with T Fitzmaurice’s goal, assisted by John Gagliardi and G Fitzmaurice.

Just 46 seconds later E Massey earned his Hat Trick, assisted by L Massey.

As the clock ticked down to one minute remaining, T Fitzmaurice scored again and got his Hat Trick.

Final Score: 7-3 Hand.

Records: Hand 10-1-1 ; Amity 7-4

 

Catching Up – A Recap Of Recent Unreported Boys and Girls Hockey Games

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Jan 242019
 

On Jan. 17, the Blades (Amity/North Haven/Cheshire) girls ice hockey team was on the road for a matchup against Masuk.

The Blades got off to a good start with Andrea DelVecchio scoring off an assist from Shannon Reilly

First Period Score: 1-0 Blades

The Blades were on fire in the second period with four goals: Reilly assisted by Sara Cable; Olivea Kosh assisted by Mia Dow; Meaghan Hogan assisted by Haley Cable; and Reilly with an unassisted goal.

Second Period Score: 5-0 Blades

In the third period DelVecchio scored on an assist from S. Cable

Final: 6-0 Blades

Saves: Eva Smith made 25 saves for Masuk, Caitlyn Ranciato made 8 saves for the Blades.

Congratulations on your shut-out girls. Hats off to head coach John Peschell for a job well done.

 

Amity Spartans Boys Team

The Amity Spartans Ice Hockey Team was on the road in Stamford on Jan. 19.

Very briefly, here’s what happened.

Stamford came out shooting in the first period and scored within the first 2:33 minutes.

First Period Score: 1-0 Stamford

The second period belonged to Amity with Cody White making a goal just 2:50 after returning to the ice on an assist from Caleb Marcin. Then, with only 4:50 remaining in the period, Nick Kiwanis scored on an assist from Connor Bath.

Second Period Score: 2-1 Amity

Both teams made numerous shots and after nearly 9 minutes it was looking hopeful for the Spartans.

Then Stamford tied the game with a goal at 9:01. With tie-breaking overtime looking probable, and just 1:22 remaining in the game Stamford swooped in and made the game-winning goal.

Stamford wins 3-2. So Close.

Records: Amity 7-4, Stamford 6-5