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Boys Hockey: Spartans Battle Westies in West Haven

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Feb 142015
 

IMG_4315On Feb. 11, the Amity Spartans Hockey team went up against the West Haven High School at the Edward Bennett Rink — home ice for both teams.

With 6:53 remaining in the first period, West Haven’s Peter Richetelli (Amity Asst Coach Mike “Scooter” Richetelli’s son), scored on assists from Jake Lynch and Alex Lynch.

The Westies came out strong in the second period solidifying their lead with Tyler Paine scoring off a pass from Donny Froehlich 7:32 in.  Then, three minutes later Kevin Coyle slapped an unassisted goal past Amity’s Tyler Johnston.

The Spartans played hard, and all their work paid off when Zach Shelnitz passed the puck to Kevin Ryan for Amity’s first and only goal of the game with just 3:10 remaining in the period.

The second period score was 3-1 West Haven.

In the final period, the Westies showed no mercy, firing on Johnston and West Haven’s goalie Mike Savino denied Amity any additional points.

Six minutes in, Coyle scored his second goal, this time, assisted by Froehlich and Jeremy Borelli.

This game was a clear victory for the Westies, 4-1

Opinion: Will The Amity Spartans Hockey Team Make Us Proud This Year?

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Dec 142014
 

IMG_7129The 2014-15 Amity Spartans Varsity Hockey Team had some big skates to fill following last year’s phenomenal season.

Sadly, with the graduation of the 2013-14 senior “stars” Goalie Brian Mosher, Adam Shea, Brett McNeil, John Uscilla and Keating Seymour, this is a rebuilding year, with a primarily young team and just five seniors.

Among those seniors are Dalton Luciani, Kevin Ryan and Zachary Shelnitz, whose names we often heard at last year’s games. They have the experience and are good team players, but can they carry the 2015 Spartans on to greatness?

Friday night’s scrimmage games at the Hockey Jamboree in West Haven proved underwhelming.

Last year Brian Mosher was so amazing that any goaltender who follows will have to work ten times as hard to even come close — although of the three who geared up in the $400 goalie padding, Freshman Tyler Cole #30 (Mosher’s old number) shows a lot of promise.

The boys showed spirit and drive and had some good passes but they will have to step things up a bit if they want to get anywhere this year.

Cheshire’s team was tight and blanked Amity 5-0, then Immaculate came out and defeated the Spartans 3-1.

I have faith in Coach Gary Lindgren and Asst. Coach Mike Richetelli and their abilities to pull this team together. Let’s just hope the boys can follow their directions.

Fingers crossed.

Who’s on the team?

Seniors

William Caracciolo, Dalton Luciani, Cristian Mortali, Kevin Ryan, Zachary Shelnitz

Juniors

Nicholas Gallucci, Graham Hughes, Timothy Johnston, Anthony Uscilla

Sophomores

Jeremy Cable, Charles Csejka, McGovern Deane, Nicholas DeGennaro, Tyler Johnston, Roger Kergaravat, Zachary White

Freshmen

Jamie Blum, Alexander Leyner, Tyler Cole, Jacob Silliman, Chase Kozak, Adam Moscato, Harrison Silver