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Girls Hockey: Blades Back On Track With Another Victory

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Jan 082019
 

At the beginning of the winter season, it appeared that the Blades girls hockey team had lost their edge.

After being spoiled by several nearly flawless years of gameplay, fans noticed that the girls couldn’t seem to catch a break. Their record was 0-6 on Dec. 28. 

But things began to turn around after the ball dropped in 2019. First, the Blades (Amity/Cheshire/North Haven) defeated Branford 8-3 on Jan. 2; then Daniel Hand 5-4 on Jan. 5; and most recently Mask 7-4 on Jan. 6.

The Blades were on the road in Shelton on Sunday against Masuk. 

The old Blades showed through on their former home ice, owning the first period. The goals came one after another at a dizzying pace. Haley Cable got things rolling with the first goal, assisted by Sara Cable; then, with 2:52 remaining, Nadia DiNatale shot one past Mask’s goalie, assisted by Tess Csejka; and 13 seconds later Andrea DelVecchio made an unassisted goal; within 10 seconds, DelVecchio assisted Mia Dow on her goal; and wrapping up the period, DiNatale posted her second goal assisted by Meaghan Hogan. 

First Period Score: 5-0 Blades 

Masuk fought back in the second period, Mackenzie Cambra scored the first goal 5:11 after returning to the ice, assisted by Cathryn Gregory and Christina Moniz; 37 seconds later Gregory made a goal, assisted by Erin Webdale. 

With just 59:3 remaining in the period, Masuk posted another goal (player information not provided)

Csejka added another point for the Blades unassisted at 36.1. 

Second Period Score: 6-3 Blades

Twelve minutes passed in the third period before DiNatale got a hat trick when she scored for the Blades on an assist from Hannah Sosensky.

With only 31.5 seconds remaining in the game, Webdale made the final goal assisted by Mari Bischoff and Gregory. 

Final Score 7-4 Blades

Blades goalie Caitlyn Ranciato made 22 Saves

Next Up for the Blades a match up against Hamden at the Lou Astorino Ice Rink in Hamden at 2:30 p.m. on Saturday, Jan. 12. 

Girls’ Hockey: Blades Rise Above The Eagles 4-3

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Jan 252018
 

The Blades (Amity/Cheshire/North Haven) girls’ ice hockey team was on the road in Newington for a game against the Eagles (East Catholic/Glastonbury/South Windsor) on Wednesday, Jan. 24.

First Period

The Eagles got a jump on the Blades with an unassisted goal by Sara Rumley. Score 1-0.

Second Period

The Blades Andrea DelVecchio tied the score with an unassisted goal of her own. Then the Eagles took the lead with a goal by Merideth Mack, assisted by Sara Rumley. Score 2-1 Eagles.

Third Period

After the Zamboni smoothed the ice, the Blades came back to the rink determined to claim the lead. Tess Csejka tied the score at 2 on an assist from Nadia DiNatale. Then, Cally Dixon shot one in assisted by Melissa Montesi and Csejka, followed by Shannon Reilly’s goal assisted by DelVecchio.

The Eagles fought hard to at least tie the game, and came close when Shannon Rumley got one past Blades goalie Juliana Daddio assisted by Victoria Amaral and Madison Blazejowski, but it wasn’t enough. The Blades won 4-3.

Daddio made 21 saves in this contest.

Records: Blades 12-3, Eagles 1-12

Next Up: Senior Night at the Rinks at Shelton vs Simsbury (4-8) Saturday, Jan. 27 at 7 p.m.

Girls’ Hockey: Blades Win Revenge Match In West Haven

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Jan 212018
 

On January 13, the Blades (Amity-Cheshire-North Haven) Girls Ice Hockey team was handed one of its rare losses by the (West Haven-Sacred Heart Academy) Blue Devils — 1-2 in overtime on the Blades’ home ice.

So, when the Blades had a re-match on West Haven’s home ice on Sunday, Jan. 21, it only seems fair that our girls would enjoy a victory here.

Blades fans were surrounded by vocal West Haven fans who were confident in their team’s ability to squash their visitors, but, the players had a different idea.

Period One

Both teams skated fast and furious and kept the goalies working hard, then, to everyone’s surprise, with just 12.6 seconds remaining in the period, Melissa Montesi put the Blades on the scoreboard on an assist from Megan Spring.

Period Two

The Blades maintained their 1-0 lead throughout the second period as neither team was able to get one past the goalies.

Period Three

Just 3:05 into the third period West Haven’s Veronica Lynn tied the game on an assist from Taylor Nowak.

With 4:53 left in the period Tess Csejka pulled the Blades ahead again with an unassisted goal, and two minutes later Cally Dixon scored on an assist from Melissa Montesi. The icing on the cake was Shannon Reilly’s goal on an assist from Meghan Hogan with only 1:22 remaining in the game. The Blades Win 4-1.

Shots: The Blades outshot the Blue Devils 35-27.

Saves: Blades Julianna Daddio- 26, Blue Devils – 31

Records: Blades 11-3, Blue Devils 9-2.

NEXT UP: The Blades are on the road on Wednesday, Jan. 24 at the Newington Arena at 4 p.m.

Girls Hockey: Blades Defeat Hall-Conard In Overtime, Improve Record to 10-3

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Jan 212018
 

The Blades (Amity-Cheshire-North Haven) Girls Ice Hockey team hosted the Hall-Conard Warchiefs in Shelton on Saturday night.

The Warchiefs got a quick jump on the Blades with an unassisted goal by Sam Gordon Wexler at 4:21 in the first period. Less than a minute later, Abby Goncalves scored on an assist from Luci Alissi, ending the first period with a 2-0 lead.

The Blades came on strong in the second period with Andrea DelVecchio scoring an unassisted goal in the first 30 seconds. Cally Dixon tied the game with an unassisted goal at 8:25. Things were looking good until the Warchiefs’ Alissi and Goncalves reversed their roles from the first period and broke the tie at 2:26, pulling into a 3-2 lead.

At the end of the third period, Dixon tied the game for the Blades with an unassisted goal at 2:03.

The game went into overtime and after five minutes, the winner was decided when the Blades’ DelVecchio made the final goal, assisted by Megan Spring and Shannon Reilly. The Blades won this one 4-3.

Records: Blades 10-3, Hall-Conard 5-2-4.

 

NEXT UP: The Blades take on West Haven at the Bennett Rink at 6 p.m. on Sunday.