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Boys Hockey: Amity Defeats North Haven 4-1

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Jan 102018
 

The Amity Spartans Hockey Team hosted North Haven in West Haven on Saturday, Jan. 5.

First Period

Amity got things started with Jordan Conn’s goal, assisted by Connor Bath at 4:55. North Haven answered at 9:55 with a goal by Jamie Montesi, assisted by Jack Marottolo. Score 1-1

Second Period

Amity came out on fire with James Blum scoring on an assist from Jason Csejka at 0:09, then it was Csejka’s turn, he scored at 4:35, assisted by Colin Hughes and Michael Miller. Score 3-1 Amity

With the end of the game drawing near and just 3 minutes left on the clock, North Haven’s Coach decided to pull his goalie and get an extra player on the ice. At first it seemed to work and the puck stayed on Amity’s end of the rink. Then Csejka broke away and made one final, unassisted goal into the empty net at 13:35, securing a 4-1 victory for the Spartans.

Amity Coach Michael Richetelli was pleased with his team’s performance, considering back-to-back snow days kept them from being able to practice prior to the game. “Today was pretty good,” he said. “North Haven is a very good team, they were solid they hit the post a couple of times and Michael had some big plays for us. Overall we did a good job.”

Saves: North Haven: Jeremy Hickcox 28; Amity: Michael Holloway 29.

Amity outshot North Haven 32-30.

Records:  A 4-1, NH 2-3.

The Spartans play against the West Haven Blue Devils (as visitors) at the Bennett Rink on Wednesday, Jan. 10 at 6:30 p.m. Preceded by a special ceremony to retire the late Rob Fumiatti’s jersey number. Fumiatti, was wounded in the line of duty as a New Haven Police Officer. He also was a beloved Amity Hockey Coach.

Boys’ Hockey: Early Makes First Career Goal Against Milford

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Jan 052018
 

The Amity Spartans celebrate teammate Brian Early’s first career goal on Wednesday.

The Amity Spartans hosted the Milford Indians co-op hockey team (Foran/Law/Platt Tech) at the Edward L Bennett Rink in West Haven on Wednesday evening.

Coach Mike “Scooter” Richetelli’s boys came into this game with a mission — they were going to win. At 6:47 Brian Early (#28) made his first career goal, assisted by Jason Csejka (#18) and Jamie Blum (#17). The celebration was fantastic, not only for Early but also his teammates and Spartans fans. Csejka came flying in from the side and lept onto the group — this was a big moment for the entire team.

In the second period, Amity came out strong again with Csejka scoring a goal at 1:19, assisted by Blum. Then, at 4:21 it was Blum’s turn to add a point, assisted by Csejka. At 8:59, Joey Schittina made a goal, assisted by Early and Ken Page.

The Spartans ended the second period with a strong 4-0 lead.

A third of the way into the third period, it looked like the Spartans would be celebrating a shut-out until Milford’s Santiago Palacio was tripped while trying to make a shot and awarded a penalty shot.

With no one else on the ice but Palacio and Amity goaltender Michael Holloway, he took the shot and scored Milford’s only goal at 5:36.

The Spartans won 4-1, improving their record to 3-1. Milford’s record is 2-3.

Amity hosts North Haven at the Edward L Bennett Rink at 3 p.m. on Saturday, Jan. 6. Come on down and cheer them on. It will be warmer inside than outdoors guaranteed!

 

Boys Hockey: Spartans Defeat Icecats

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Dec 172017
 

The Amity Spartans Ice Hockey team hosted the BBD [Brookfield/Bethel/Danbury] Icecats at the Edward L. Bennett Rink in West Haven for its season opener on Saturday, Dec. 16.

This was the first game of the season, but we’ve seen the Spartans play a couple of times already and have been very impressed with their skill and focus.

During a scrimmage with Masuk on Dec. 12, the Spartans stayed ahead of the game, defeating their guests 6-3.

On Dec. 13 at the West Haven Jamboree, the Spartans played two 20 minute periods the first, against West Haven, which ended in a 0-0 tie. Both teams played hard and the goalies for each played their hearts out.

On Saturday, Dec. 16, The Spartans came on strong and showed what they were made of.

halfway through the first period, Colin Hughes (#8) made the first goal, assisted by Jacob Stillman (#6) and Connor Bath (#14).

About 2 minutes later, Chase Kozak (#23) scored, assisted by Nick Kiwanis.

Amity 2 – BBD 0

In the second period, Amity’s Connor Bath slammed one into the net on a power play, assisted by Jason Csejka (#18) and Ken Page (#20).

Nearly 8 minutes later, BBD’s Tanner Trew (#13) put the Ice Cats on the scoreboard on an assist from Spencer Abrams (#14)

Amity 3 – BBD 1

Just 59 seconds into the third period Jason Csejka scored on an assist from Colin Hughes (#8) and Brian Early (#28)

BBD scored the last goal of the game halfway through the period. Patryk Fancher (#25 made the shot on an assist from James McCarthy (#8).

Final= Amity 4 – BBD  2

Amity outshot BBD 37-16

BBD Goalie Stephen Fanning made 33 saves; Amity’s Michael Holloway made 14 saves.

The Spartans take on Daniel Hand at the Bennett Rink on Friday, Dec. 22, at 6:30 p.m.

 

Define Excitement: 2017-18 Amity Spartans Boys Ice Hockey Team

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Dec 132017
 

On Tuesday, Dec. 12, I attended a scrimmage game between the Amity Spartans and the Masuk Panthers Varsity ice Hockey Teams.

Of course, the scrimmages don’t count for the season, but from what I saw out on the ice in what resulted in a 6-3 “victory” for the Spartans, this year’s team, with its 11 seniors, promises to give fans something to cheer about.

Out and about at many Amity events, it’s clear that students adore former Hockey coach Gary Lindgren, and I don’t think that will ever change – he’s a lovable guy. But back in 2013-14 when Gary was battling cancer, his assistant coach Mike “Scooter” Richetelli stepped in and brought the boys all the way to the state championship game.

Richetelli, now the Head Coach, and most of the coaching staff are back, and the team is amazingly fast, aggressive and tight.

Unfortunately, the current roster hasn’t yet been posted to the CIAC website, and Amity’s new revamped site is still a mess (just my opinion). The Spartans play again tonight in the Jamboree at Bennett Rink (West Haven High School), taking the ice for 20 minutes against West Haven around 6:40 p.m. and again at 8 p.m. against Immaculate.

Richetelli said the team had a good scrimmage in Westfield, MA that gave them an early start and they did well on Tuesday. “We have 11 seniors and with their leadership, they’ll do what they’re supposed to do.” — (I wonder if any of those seniors were part of the excitement in 2014).

For the team’s first official game of the season, they’ll host BBD (Brookfield/Danbury and ?) at the Edward Bennett Rink in West Haven. this Saturday, Dec.16 at 6 p.m.

I encourage everyone to come out to cheer on the Spartans. Who knows, this could be another championship season in the making.

 

NOTE: Don’t forget the Girls’ Ice Hockey team, which always plays incredibly well, has three games this week.

Friday, Dec. 15 vs New Canaan Home at Rinks at Shelton 8:30 p.m.

Saturday, Dec. 16 vs Lauralton Hall Home at Rinks at Shelton at 4:30 p.m.

Sunday, Dec. 17 vs Masuk-Joel Barlow-Newtown-Oxford (Away) at Rinks at Shelton at 6:30 p.m.

 

 

 

Boys’ Hockey: Blue Devils Burn The Spartans

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Jan 242017
 

The Amity Spartans Hockey Team was on the road in West Haven Monday night for a match up with the Blue Devils.

West Haven took a quick lead when Kevin Moriaty hit a goal assisted by Peter Richetelli at 2:43.

Ten minutes later, Amity’s Jazon Csejka put the Spartans on the board assisted by Ed Martino and Nick DeGennaro. But the Blue Devils would not have any of that and 20 seconds later, Max Lynch scored on an assist from Collin Braziel.

First period score 2-1 West Haven.

Both teams played hard in the second period, yet neither scored. Amity’s Goalie Tyler Cole stood up against a barrage of hits from West Haven.

With two minutes remaining in the third period Peter Richetelli scored on an assist from Alex Lynch, and 90 seconds later, with Cole away from the goal (to give Amity an extra man on the ice) Robbie Forleo slammed one into the net with just 31 seconds left on the clock.

West Haven came out on top 4-1 this time.

Scoreboard
West Haven 2 0 2 -4
Amity            1 0 0 -1
Shots- WH: 44; AM: 29;

Saves– AM: Tyler Cole 40; WH: Logan Cole 28.

Records- Amity 3-6; West Haven 7-3.

Boys Hockey: Spartans vs Mustangs Overtime Results

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Jan 132017
 

Eddie Martino gets one in for Amity.

The Amity Spartans Ice Hockey team hosted the Fairfield Warde-Ludlowe Mustangs in West Haven Thursday night.

After a fast action scoreless first period, the Spartans got the puck rolling with a goal in the first five minutes of playin the second period. Freshman Eddie Martino (10) scored on assists from Jason Csejka (18) and Harrison Silver (21) at 5:40.

The Mustangs answered in the third period with a goal by AJ Von Brauchitsch on an assist at 2:34. Just four minutes later #24 (no ID) got one in on an assist from Kyle Mazza (8).

Amity’s Martino smacked in an unassisted goal to tie things up 2-2 at 10:12, Pushing the game into overtime.

At 1:21 in the fourth period, Von Brauchitsch made the winning goal on an assist, defeating the Spartans 3-2.

The Spartans outshot the Mustangs 33-22.

Amity’s goalie Michael Holloway (29) a junior made 30 saves for the Spartans.

Records: Fairfield Warde/Ludlowe 6-1; Amity 2-3

Boys Ice Hockey: Lindgren Honored Before Milford Shuts Out Amity on Jan. 10

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Jan 112017
 

The Amity Spartans Boys Ice Hockey Team was on the road in Milford at the Milford Ice Pavilion on Tuesday night where they went up against the Milford Indians.

Something for Gary

Before the National Anthem, the Milford Indians and Milford Ice Pavilion took a moment to honor Amity Head Coach Gary Lindgren for his 20 years of dedication to High School Ice Hockey.

Two Milford players met Lindgren on the ice and presented him with what appeared to be T-shirts (spectators weren’t privy to what the gifts were) which he graciously accepted.

Game details

With just 37.1 seconds remaining in the first period the Indians scored, leaving little or no time for the Spartans to answer. First Period score 1-0 Milford

At 5:02 in the second period Milford upped the ante by one. Second Period Score 2-0 Milford.

The Indians wasted no time in the third period either, scoring their third goal within the first 20 seconds after hitting the ice. Three minutes later they scored again bringing the score to 4-0.

At 6:51 Milford scored again and then made their sixth and final goal 12 seconds later, leaving Amity in their ice spray. Tuesday’s game belonged to Milford 6-0.

Records: Amity 2-2; Milford 2-5.

Meet The 2016-17 Amity Boys Ice Hockey Team

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Dec 122016
 

img_9997The Amity Spartans Boys Ice Hockey team roster has been announced.

The team includes 2 Freshmen, Edward Martino (10) and Connor Bath.

Sophomore players include: Colin Hughes (8), Jason Csejka (18), Wesley Perler (16) Kenneth Page (20),  Nelson Bordeleau, and Ryan Miller.

Juniors are: Jordan Conn (2), Jacob Silliman (6), Michael Miller (9), Joseph Schittina (11), Adam Moscato (15),  Jamie Blum (17), Harrison Silver (21), Chase Kozak (23), Alexander Leyner (27), Brian Earley (28),  Michael Holloway (29), and Goalie Tyler Cole (30).

Seven Seniors round out the team including Captain Nicholas Degennaro (5), Charlie Csejka (7),  Zach White (7),  Jeremy Cable (14), Roger Kergaravat (19), Co-Captain Mac Deane (22) and  Goalie Tyler Johnston (31).

The boys showed some promise on the home ice at the Edward L. Bennett Rink in West Haven last week, with incredible teamwork, skill and speed.

2016-17 marks Head Coach Gary Lindgren’s final season.

He is assisted by future Head Coach Mike Richetelli, Todd Dandelske, Don Linley, Brian Gonsalves, and Jeff Buchter.

Opinion: Keep your eye on Freshman Martino this year. He just may be the one whose name everyone chants during upcoming games like we experienced with Kevin Ryan, Adam Shea and Brian Mosher during past seasons. 

Upcoming Schedule

Mon., 12/12 Masuk (Scrim.) Away – The Rinks at Shelton
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3:00 p.m.
Thu., 12/15 Jamboree Home – Bennett Rink – West Haven
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6:00 p.m.
Sat., 12/17 North Haven Away – Northford Ice Pavilion
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4:15 p.m.

 

 

Boys Hockey: Hornets Sting Spartans in West Haven

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Jan 142016
 

IMG_1936The Amity Spartans Boys Hockey Team hosted the Branford Hornets in West Haven Wednesday night.

The first period was scoreless with both goalies working hard to keep the puck out of their space. But Branford got a jump on the second period with Zack Withington (10) making an unassisted goal at just :53. Amity fired shot after shot at the net, but Hornet goalie Justin Edwards deflected all of them. With just 2:01 remaining in the period, Withington scored again on an assist from Scott Klouda (21). Period 2 score 2-0 Branford.

When the third period came around it was do or die for both teams. Branford’s William Benni (24) scored on an assist from Michael Annunziata (18) at 5:37.

Amity quickly responded with an unassisted goal by Nick DeGennaro (5) at 6:24 and another at 7:39.

With the point spread narrowing, Branford fought back with an unassisted goal by Robert Lionetti (16) at 8:07.

After five minutes of back-and-forth, Amity scored again, when Charlie Csejka (7) slipped one by Edwards on an assist from Anthony Uscilla (16) at 13:26. [Score 4-3 Branford.]

With just :43 remaining in the game, Withington sealed Branford’s victory on an assist from Benni.

Branford outshot Amity 34-24.

Spartans Goalie Tyler Johnston (31) made some awesome stops.

Final Score 5-3 Branford.

Records: Amity 1-7; Branford 2-4-1

The Spartans are away for the next two games: 

Cranston, RI on Saturday, Jan. 16 at 8 p.m. and at North Branford, Monday, Jan. 18 at 1:45 p.m.

Home Hockey Heartbreaker

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Jan 072016
 

IMG_0562The Amity Boys Hockey team has one win under its belt for the season, so when they took the home ice last night against Milford, they were determined and ready to battle.

Milford had its own idea of how the game would go and Tommy Kuryla scored for the Indians on an assist from Doug McLenithan early on at 1:48. But Amity’s Charlie Csejka tied things up, assisted by Nick Gallucci and Nick DeGennaro in the last :39 of the first period.

The second period went scoreless with both goalies working hard at deflecting the puck.

Amity’s Charlie Csejka came out strong in the third period, pulling the Spartans ahead 2-1 with an unassisted goal at 2:40.

Spartan fans were elated, and it looked like Amity had this one in the bag… until… with just 46 seconds remaining, Milford’s Andrew Gobany got one past Amity Goalie Tyler Johnston, moving the game into overtime.

At 2-2, both teams battled for the win and they only had 8 minutes in which to do it. As the clock ticked down, it was anyone’s game up to the last minute. THEN…Brandon Argyros, assisted by Luke Gibbs and Andrew Gobany smacked one into the net with just 52 seconds left in the game and Milford skated away with the victory.

Amity worked tirelessly throughout this game outshooting their opponents 42-30.

Spartans goalie Tyler Johnston made 27 saves for Amity; Luke Alfano, (the wiley wabbit) made 40 saves for the Indians.

Records: Amity 1-5; Milford 3-2