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Friday, September 26, 2014
The Squirt 2004s had a busy weekend of hockey with two games on Saturday and one on Sunday. The Squirt Major 2004s traveled to the Schenectady, NY area on Saturday to take on the CP Dynamo team. The first game was held at the RPI College rink and the Sharmrocks would start strong and never look back. The Shamrocks would score 7 first period goals and give up 1 to take a commanding 7-1 lead into the second. The Shamrocks would have a strong second period adding 4 more and giving up 1 to lead it 11-2 after two. The third period the Shamrocks would have a lot of chances and would get two and give up 1 to take the first game 13 to 3. Two Shamrocks, Ryan McGuinness and Cosmo Siano would have hat tricks during the game. The Shamrocks would travel to Union College to play the second game vs. CP Dynamo. The Shamrocks started slow and would get down 1-0 early. However, they would rebound quickly and get 4 first period goals to take a 4-1 lead into the second. The Second period would be all Shamrocks with 5 second period goals and giving up 1 to take a 9-1 lead into the third period. The Shamrocks would slow it down a little and get two more in the third to take a 11-2 win. Rowan Mondello would get a hat trick during the second game.
The Squirts 2004 faced off against the Islanders for an afternoon tilt at the Islanders home rink. The Shamrocks may have been tired from their previous days road trip and would get down 3-0 half way through the 1st period. The coaching staff refocused the team made some line changes and Ryan McGuinness would take a feed from Will Vansicklin to and wrist it by the Islander goalie to make it 3-1. Ben "The Rocket" Sieve would turn the jets on taking a pass from Janssen Sperling and firing a wrist shot top corner to cut the lead to 3-2. Van SIcklin would pounce on a loose puck skate into the Islander zone and fire a blistering wrist shot to tie the game at 3. The Shamrocks werent done with McGuinness getting his second goal of the game less than 20 seconds later to give the Shamrocks the 4-3 lead going into the second. The Islanders would briefly tie the game in the second before Mcguinness would get his third and fourth goals of the game to give the Shamrocks a 6-4 lead. Helper goes to James Carmilia. The Islanders would get one more but that would be the last goal of the game. The game was hard fought on both sides with the Shamrocks hitting several posts. The turning point of the game was a penalty shot stop by Shamrock Goaltender Jared Norton. The Shamrocks are 5-0 on the season and are back home next week to face the Dual State Riverhawks before traveling to Hingham to play a non-league game against the South Shore Conquistadors. Great team wins boys!
Tuesday, September 23, 2014
Shamrock 03 Green Start Season with a Bang
The Shamrocks started their season in style beating the Bulldogs 9-3. To kick off the year, Jason Hurford scored in the first after taking a spin-o-rama pass from CJ Hacker. Aidan Jalbert scored the next goal for the ‘Rocks with an assist to Shea Clark. CJ Hacker completed the first period scoring with an assist to Nick Julian with one second left in the period.
The Green put another 3 goals on the board in the second with Julian scoring on a nice end to end rush after taking a breakout pass from Clark. Josh Brann then got his first Shamrock goal with assists to Jack Mackey and Josh Wang. Later in the period, Mackey netted his first Shamrock goal with assists to Wang and Brann. The Green led 6-2 after two periods.
In the third, the Shamrocks closed out the game with 3 more goals. Hunter LaRiviere scored the first two, with Jalbert and James Kourkoutas assisting on the first and Mackey assisting on the second. Lance Anderson finished the scoring with his first Green goal converting a nice pass from LaRiviere.
Goaltenders Ryan Moriarty and JT Bowdridge played very well in net for the Green. The law firm of Peterson and Peterson (Tommy and Conor), played very strong defense for the Shamrocks. Joey O'Brien and Peter Kourkoutas played excellent two-way hockey. LaRiviere won the Shamrock helmet for his hard work in this game.