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Boys Hockey: The Comeback Kids, A Surprising Twist at The Spartans Senior Night Game

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Feb 232015
 

IMG_4774The Amity Spartans Senior Night game against Trinity Catholic took place at the Bennett Rink in West Haven at 1 p.m. on Saturday.

Among the surprises was the starting lineup, which included fan favorite Senior Christian Mortali, who entered the ice to cheers from the stands and wide smiles from his teammates.

The event started off as many Spartans games have this season, with the other team making the first point.

The first period was a bit of a sleeper, with slow motion moves until Trinity junior Dan Bernard (#20) scored a goal off an assist from Jordan Skiba (#7) at 6:59.

In the second period both teams came alive, Trinity quickly scored with Griffin Northrop (#10) getting one past Amity goalie Tyler Johnston on an assist from Zach Lockwood (#25) at 2:53.

Northrop made an unassisted goal at 6:13 bringing the score to 3-0.

Amity’s captains came together to get the Spartans onto the scoreboard at 7:17, Zach Shelnitz (#8) scored off an assist from Kevin Ryan (#9) and Dalton Luciani (#28).

Trinity fought back, scoring again at 9:10 with Joey Nelson (#14) firing one in on an assist from Connor Scanlon (#3).

But Amity wasn’t done yet, Zach White (#13) got a goal assisted by Ryan and Luciani at 10:21.

With just 22 seconds remaining in the middle period Trinity’s Northrop got a Hat Trick on an assist from Bernard, bringing the score to 5-2.

The final period began with another quick move from the boys from Stamford, Nelson made an unassisted goal at 2:43, peaking Trinity’s score at 6.

Then, 14 seconds later, Anthony Uscilla (#16) flew across the ice and slapped one into the net for Amity.

At 4:07 Shelnitz scored off a Ryan assist. At 5:22 Charlie Csejka got a goal on an assist from Luciani, and at 6:34 Nick DeGennaro (#5) made an unassisted goal and tied the game at 6-6.

As the game drew to an end Ryan scored off an assist from Mac Deane (#22) at 11:35 and with only 49 seconds remaining, Uscilla made the final, game winning goal off an assist from Luciani.

Final score 8-6.

The Spartans are traveling to play Watertown-Pomperaug on Saturday at 7:30 p.m

Boys Hockey: Spartans Defeat Trinity Catholic 5-2

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Jan 042013
 

Amity’s Scott Saffran (4) battles it out with a Trinity player.

The Amity Spartans Hockey Team upped its record to 3-1 with Thursday’s 5-2 victory over Trinity Catholic at Bennett Rink in West Haven.

In the first period, Trinity’s Steve Lamberikes scored the first goal assisted by DJ Davis at 5:40.

Amity’s Brett McNeil evened the score with an unassisted goal at 10:01.

Trinity pulled ahead with a goal by Eryk Weiglos assisted by Griffin Northrup at 12:00.

Amity came alive in the second period with John Crocker scoring a goal assisted by Brett McNeil and Adam Shea at 1:00; Shea scored at 3:43; and again at 4:19, assisted by Eric Dykun.

In the third period Dane Simone pulled the Spartans ahead even further with an unassisted goal at 4:35.

Amity outshot Trinity 44 – 27

Trinity Goalies Kyle Odeirno recorded 30 saves, Brian Kollar had 9 and Amity’s Nick Nuzzolo made 25.

After this game, Amity’s record is 3-1: Trinity Catholic 0-5.