The Amity Spartans Hockey Team was on the road in Stamford on Thursday night for a game against the Trinity Catholic Crusaders.
In the first 11 seconds of the game, Joey Schittina put the Spartans on the scoreboard, assisted by Alex Leyner. Then Trinity’s Jake Levato had back-to-back goals, the first at 13:28 assisted by Andrew Ellis and Matt Dimartino, followed by another less than a minute later, assisted by Jack Kinahan and Logan Healy.
Amity’s Jamie Blum tied things up at 10:45, assisted by Colin Hughes and Brian Early. But Trinity would have none of that, 30 seconds later, Kinahan scored, assisted by Will Tellini.
At 7:42, Levato got his hat trick, assisted by Jay Bacco and Kinahan. With just 3:56 remaining in the period, Amity’s Ken Page got one in assisted by Blum and Schittina. End of period score 4-3 Trinity.
No one scored for the first 12:29 of the second period, until Blum shot one past Trinity Goalie Lance Lippmann at 2:31 on an assist from Nelson Bordeleau.
Then, with just 2 seconds remaining, Jordan Conn scored on an assist from Michael Miller. End of period score 5-4 Amity.
Trinity wasted no time in tying the game. Within 48 seconds of returning to the ice, Kinahan got one in past Amity goaltender Michael Holloway, assisted by Levato.
But the Spartans had their own secret weapon, Jordan Conn who scored at 10:50, assisted by Hughes. Amazingly, just 7 seconds later Conn got his hat trick on an assist from Early.
The Crusaders’ Kinahan made one last goal – yes, a hat trick – assisted by Healy with 2:38 remaining in the game, but Trinity could not outscore the Spartans. Amity won this very close game 7-6.
And if you didn’t catch it, all of the Crusaders’ goals were made by two players, Levato and Kinahan.
Right after the game, Amity Goalie Tyler Cole tweeted: “Jordan Conn has potted 9 goals and 7 assists in his last 6 games including his second hattrick of the year tonight… talk about a hot stick.”
Up Next: The Spartans take on Watertown at the Bennett Rink in West Haven at 3 p.m., Saturday, Feb. 24. The final game of the regular season will take place at Wonderland of Ice on Monday, Feb. 26 at 8 p.m. when Amity goes up against Fairfield Warde/Ludlowe.
Whatever happens here-on-in I’d like to congratulate Amity and head coach Mike Richetelli on a magnificent season. Just keep doing what you do best boys, and knock them out in the Tournaments.
Thank you to Steve Conn for sharing his photos from all the Away games.