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Meet The 2018-19 Blades Girls’ Ice Hockey Team

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Dec 212018
 

2018-19 Blades Girls’ Ice Hockey team is what some may call a “young” team. 

There are only six seniors on the roster: Caitlin Ranciato #1, Andrea Delvacchio #3, Shannon Reilly #12, Hannah Sosensky #12,  (two #12s? It’s on the CIAC site) Meaghan Hogan #22, and Katie St. Peter #24. 

The four juniors all have familiar names: Tess Csejka #2, Sara Cable #4, Nadia DiNatale #11, Haley Cable #28.

There are four sophomores: Megan Crowley #7, Olivea Kosh #8, Caroline Cadelina #14, and Kelsey McCarthy #16. 

Five freshmen round out the team: Ilana Leyner #10, Jade Krukar #15, Paige Kergaravant # 19, Mia Dow #20, and Carsyn Rizzuti #25. 

In past years, the Blades have been nearly unstoppable, losses were few and far between, but this year’s girls can’t seem to catch a break. 

At least 10 of the girls have played together and called Shelton their home ice, but this year, “home” is a rink in Hamden. The girls play hard and their experienced coach, John Peschell knows how to get the most out of his players. He believes in them, and we hope to see a more positive outcome in upcoming games. 

Come on Blades, you can do it!

Girls’ Hockey: Blades Win Another One, This Time Against Hand

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Feb 142018
 

The Blades (Amity/Cheshire/North Haven) girls’ Ice Hockey team (16-4) was on the road on Tuesday, Feb. 13 at the Northford Rinks for a game against the Daniel Hand Tigers.

The Blades got a quick jump on the game and retained their lead through all three periods.

First Period

Blades’ Megan Spring scored the first goal of the game assisted by Melissa Montesi

Montesi scored, assisted by Cally Dixon and Andrea DelVecchio

Then Hand’s Jacqueline Sandor shot one in, unassisted, and put her team on the scoreboard.

Score: 2-1 Blades

Second Period

Grace Kosh pulled the Blades further ahead with an unassisted goal.

Hand’s Anna Sather answered with a goal for the Tigers, assisted by Grace Lavin

Score: 3-2

Third Period

Tess Csjeka opened the third period, scoring on assists from Montesi and Spring.

Spring made her second goal of the game unassisted.

Hand’s Sandor made her second unassisted goal bringing the final score to 5-3 (Blades Win!)

Girls’ Hockey: Blue Devils Best Blades In Overtime

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Jan 142018
 

The Amity/North Haven/Cheshire (Blades) hosted the West Haven/Sacred Heart (Blue Devils) at the Rinks at Shelton on Saturday, Jan. 13.

First Period

Both teams played fast and hard for the first 15 minutes. Both goalies also worked hard and no one was able to score.

Second Period

The Blue Devils were first to score at 10:56 with Celina Condon’s goal, assisted by Brooke McNabola.

Third Period

Spectators were on the edge of their seats as the Blades hammered West Haven’s goalie with shot after shot and finally at 6:46, Tess Csejka tied the score on an assist from Cally Dixon.

Overtime

The 8-minute overtime period was do or die for these competitive young ladies. Fast and furious skating with equal possession time, and then, with just 2:06 remaining on the clock, Taylor Nowak scored the winning goal for the Blue Devils on an assist from Jenna Hunt.

Final Score: 2-1 West Haven

 

Records: Blades 9-3, West Haven 8-1

Note: The two teams will face up again on Sunday, Jan. 21 at the Edward Bennett Rink in West Haven at 8 p.m.

But first, the Blades will host the Hall/Conard Warchiefs (5-3-2) of West Hartford on Saturday, Jan. 20 at the Rinks at Shelton at 9 p.m.

Girls Hockey: Blades Lose Tight Game to Hamden

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Dec 212017
 

The Blades Girls Ice Hockey team hosted the Green Dragons of Hamden on Wednesday, Dec. 20 in Shelton.

Both teams were 3-0 going into this matchup.

Maggie Gould put Hamden on the scoreboard, assisted by Megan McKiernan at 9:13 in the first period. Six minutes later, Amity’s Tess Csejka, assisted by Melissa Montesi and Megan Spring, tied the game. 1-1.

The second period saw a lot of action, but no advancement in the score.

In the third period, just as it felt like the game may go into overtime, Reilly Sargolini got one past the Blades goalie, Juliana Daddio, on an assist from Demer Carangelo. Winning the game 2-1, with just 1:45 remaining.

The Green Dragons outshot the Blades 29-16.

Hamden’s Gianna Spino made 15 saves, Daddio made 27 saves for the Blades.

Records: Blades 3-1, Hamden 4-0

 

Girls’ Ice Hockey: Three Wins, Two Consecutive Shut Outs For The Blades

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Dec 182017
 

If you’ve never seen the Blades Girls Ice Hockey team play, you are missing out on some great games.

The Blades is comprised of girls from Amity-North Haven-Cheshire, and we are so proud of our Amity players on the team, including Grace Kosh and Tess Csejka (whose cousin is on the Spartans Team). I hope to get a roster soon, which will help me to write about the games.

The Blades are off to a magnificent start to the 2017-18 season.

Game One

On Friday, they played New Canaan at the Rinks at Shelton taking home their first win 3-2 in Overtime.

New Canaan led in the first period with two unassisted goals, but the Blades came alive in the second period with Callie Dixon’s goal, assisted by Tess Csejka and Melissa Montesi.

Haley Cable tied the game for the Blades in the third period, assisted by Megan Spring and Shannon Reilly.

Then Tess Csejka scored the winning goal in overtime on an assist from Callie Dixon.

New Canaan outshot the Blades 29-24.

Records Blades 1-0, New Canaan 0-1

 

 

Game Two

 

The Blades were home again on Saturday, this time taking on Lauralton Hall.

The Crusaders didn’t stand a chance, as the Blades came into the game on fire, with Tess Csejka making the first goal assisted by Shannon Reilly at 11:8, Cecile Tobin, assisted by Callie Dixon scored the second goal, and 40 seconds later, Melissa Montesi, assisted by Megan Hogan made it 3-0 in the first period.

The Blades continued to demonstrate their skill with two unassisted goals (Meghan Hogan and Callie Dixon) in the first half of the second period.

The Blades continued their assault on Lauralton’s goalie and then Caroline Cadelina, assisted by Meghan Hogan, shot in the last goal at 1:45, wrapping this victory up and tying it in a neat little bow.

The Blades far outshot the Crusaders 43-7.

 

 

Records: Blades 2-0, Lauralton 0-1

Game Three

The outside air was colder than inside the rink, as the Blades welcomed the Masuk-Barlow-Newtown-Oxford-Bethel Ice Hockey team to the Rinks at Shelton on Sunday night.

Coming off a shut-out against Lauralton the day before the Blades were ready to go. They took a 2-0 lead in the first period and never looked back.

Grace Kosh (from Amity) made an unassisted goal (don’t blink or you’ll miss it) with 4:45 left on the clock in the second period, Then another goal was landed going into the third period 4-0.

In the third period the Blades were relentless, making one unassisted goal after another taking a knee after the sixth point out of respect for an opponent who was hurt and lay on the ice for a few minutes. The game resumed after she staggered off the ice with her coach and two team members. (She gave spectators quite a scare and we all hope she is okay)

The Blades wrapped up the game with two more assisted goals (I wish I had their names).

And our girls’ ice hockey team enjoyed their third win and second shut-out of the season.

This is how the Blades play. It would be nice to see some of the Amity Army up in Shelton making noise for our Amity players.

NOTE: Any parents who have the complete roster, including the player’s schools and jersey numbers, I would appreciate it if you could forward it to me along with the coach’s name and contact information. Please e-mail orangectlive01@gmail.com. Thanks so much in advance.

 

Girls Hockey Undefeated – Great Start To The Season

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Dec 162017
 

The Blades Girls Ice Hockey Team comprised of players from Amity, North Haven, and Cheshire is having another fantastic season.

The Blades’ home ice is The Rinks at Shelton, located at SportsCenter, 784 River Rd, Shelton.

On Friday, Dec. 15, the Blades took on New Canaan at 8:30 p.m., earning their first season win, 3-2 in Overtime.

On Saturday, Dec. 16, the girls played Lauralton Hall at 4:30 p.m. resulting in a 6-0 shutout.

On Sunday, Dec. 17, the Blades will host Masuk-Barlow-Newtown-Oxford-Bethel at 6:30 p.m.

Although it’s a little out of the way, the girls’ ice hockey team is amazing and well worth the trip.

Girls’ Hockey: Blades Squeak By Notre Dame-Fairfield/Foran in Milford

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Jan 052017
 

The Blades Girls Ice Hockey Team (Amity/Cheshire/No. Branford) (6-2) took on the ND-Fairfield/Foran (3-5) in Milford Wednesday night for some fast action that led to a last minute win for our girls.

The game was tied and stagnant at 1-1 through the second period.

At 8:25 in the third period, the Blades broke the tie and the game was “on.” Less than two minutes later Notre Dame was lucky to get one past Blades Goalie Andrea DelVecchio and tied the game at 2-2.

Just as it appeared that the game would go into overtime, (I believe it was Tess Cesjka – Blades player from Amity) shot the game winning goal with just 20.1 seconds remaining.

Blades win 3-2.

 

Girls’ Ice Hockey: Blades vs Fairfield Here’s What Happened

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Dec 152016
 

It's nice to see athletes showing respect during the National Anthem.

It’s nice to see athletes showing respect during the National Anthem.

The Blades Girls Ice Hockey team [Amity, Cheshire and North Haven] hosted Fairfield at the Rinks In Shelton Wednesday night.

Both teams have talented athletes who are not only fast but highly skilled team players.

First Period: Fairfield made the first goal at 9:37 in the first period, three minutes later Amity’s Bailey MacNamara (10) tied up the game on an assist from North Haven’s Shannon Reilly (24). Each team scored one more goal, Amity’s Olivia Dittman (21) slapped one in while the net was open. Then Fairfield tied the game, ending the period at 2-2.

Second Period: Fairfield again scored first advancing their lead to 3-2, then both teams scored one more time before the third…Fairfield 4-3.

Third Period:Fairfield scored another goal and dominated the final period 5-3 until the Blades stepped up and got one in with just 4.1 seconds remaining in the game.

Still, this was Fairfield’s game. They defeated the Blades 5-4.

The Blades Goalie, Julianna Daddio (1) from North Haven did a phenomenal job, stopping around 30 shots throughout the game.

The Blade’s Record: 1-1.