Amity (2-1) hosted Wilton (2-4) at the Edward L Bennett Rink at 6:30 p.m.
Nine minutes into the first period, Wilton scored. Amity’s Joey Schittina (11), tied the game with an unassisted goal at 12:37.
After the break, Amity was so hot in the second period that they melted the ice, Schittina started it up with a goal on an assist at 3:40; two minutes later freshman Edward Martino (10) scored on a power play.
Less than 6 minutes later, Colin Hughes (8) scored on an assist from Martino, bringing the lead to 4-1.
Thirty seconds later, Wilton answered with a goal, then another at 11:47 — score 4-3.
Three minutes later Jason Csejka (18) broadened the lead with an unassisted goal — score 5-3; and six seconds later he shot another one into the net, assisted by Colin Hughes (8).
In the third and final period, Roger Kergaravat (19), assisted by Schittina got one past the Wilton Goalie at 4:45 and then Csejka shot the final goal of the game unassisted at 10:11, when he did, the Amity coaches began congratulating Head Coach Gary Lindgren on his 200th career victory.
Amity goalie, junior Michael Holloway (29) did a phenomenal job in this game.
Final Score: 8-3.
Lindgen’s Big Accomplishment
Gary Lindgren began coaching the Amity Ice Hockey Team in 1999. Two of his former players, Brian Gonsalves, and Jeff Buchter now stand next to him as assistant coaches.
The victory on Jan. 4, marked Lindgren’s 200th career win, something he downplays because the game is about the boys who play it, not him.
Many former players were in the stands to watch the game and congratulate their old coach on his accomplishment in this, his final year as head coach.
Assistant Coach Mike “Scooter” Richetelli, who will take the head position next season, said it takes a lot of time and dedication for a coach to hit that milestone and Lindgren certainly has put in his time.
Congratulations to the boys on this sweet victory, and congratulations Coach Lindren on your 200th win!