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Boys Hockey: OUCH, Stamford Skates Over The Spartans

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Jan 082020
 

The Amity Spartans hosted Stamford/Westhill in West Haven on Wednesday night. The student fan section came out to watch them play, and the parents were there too, as was I.

What was going known in advance to be a huge challenge, turned out to be so much more.

Not only does Stamford have really handsome uniforms, but they also have a lot of tricks up their sleeves.

When Amity first came out onto the ice, they had their game faces on, looking strong and determined to be contenders in this battle. Brendan Smith was the goaltender and he showed off some really impressive ninja moves in the first period. Amity outshot Stamford and kept Jared Maloney on the move, but at the end of one, the score was a tie at 0.

1:29 Jason Marchese assisted by Tyler Tuccinardi, 3:24, power-play goal by Marchese assisted by Tucker Healy and Tuccinardi, 10:34 shorthand goal by Healy assisted by Jason Bacco, 11:20, shorthand unassisted goal by Gavin Dolan, 12:14 Edward Zelerman scored the fifth goal of the game assisted by Healy and Tuccinardi.

Finally, in the second, just 26 seconds after Stamford scored, Nick Kiwanis got one past the defensive line and Maloney, assisted by Connor Bath and Caleb Marcin.

Second-period score: 5-1.

Could Amity recover from this in the third period?

After the Zamboni smoothed the ice Stamford lined up outside the rink and the refs put the nets in place as the clock ticked down the seconds, someone asked, “Is Amity coming out?” And there they were, taking to the ice like they wanted to take care of business.

Amity fans didn’t have to wait too long, at 2:48 Connor Bath scored with a power-play on an assist from Justin Miller. Now we’re talking! But Stamford had other plans, it only took 56 seconds for Healy to score an unassisted goal, and it was downhill for the Spartans from there.

At 9:02 a power-play goal and Healy got a hattrick assisted by 24. A minute later Jordan Grabine shot one over Smith’s shoulder for a power-play goal assisted by Ethan Skaug.

Then with just 4:03 remaining Hunter Gilchrist slipped one in behind Smith’s back assisted by Bacco.

Stamford remains undefeated with this 9-2 victory.

Although I didn’t speak to Coach Mike Richetelli after this game, I believe he would have said something like, “You have to play if you want to win.”

Records: Stamford 6-0, Amity 1-3-1

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

 

 

 

 

Baseball: Spartans Trample Black Knights In First Round CIAC Class LL Tournament Play

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May 312016
 

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It must be hard being any other team than Amity right now.

How do you think the Stamford Black Knights reacted when they learned they’d be going up against the #1 Amity Spartans in the first game of the CIAC Class LL Tournament? My guess is “Oh #%&*!”

Stamford was good enough to get into the bracket, yet as Amity steamrolled them with one run after another on a hot, humid sunny Tuesday afternoon, they must have known that this was the end of the road by the second inning.

Amity easily won the first round 10-0.

This is not to say that the Spartans won’t take tomorrow’s game seriously — they want the title and they KNOW they CAN be beaten. — Cheshire handed them their one and only loss (4-3) of the regular season on Wednesday May 4.

Tomorrow, June 1, our Amity Spartans are back on the home field at 4 p.m. for the second round against Danbury. (Danbury defeated Manchester 12-2 in the first round).

It’s supposed to be cloudy, yet hotter. But if you love the Spartans, grab an umbrella or find a shady spot and come on out to Amity to cheer them on.