Hornets, Friars pull off big wins
Hauppauge, NY – After falling behind Kings Park/Commack 2-0 early on in the third period, Half Hollow Hills scored six straight goals en route to an 8-4 victory at The Rinx on Wednesday night.
Daylin Frantin netted the hat trick for the Hornets, including the go-ahead goal with 1:39 remaining in the first period, completing the comeback victory over the Cougars.
Kings Park/Commack got on the board with goals by Brett Kaiser and Christopher Zaverdas with the first four minutes of the game. However, from there, the Hornets took over control of the game. A cross checking penalty by the Cougars’ Corey Twining gave Hills the man-advantage, and their special teams came up with their first score of the game by Eric Steinberg. The Hornets would score two more power play goals later in the game.
Merely two and a half minutes after their first goal, Hills tied up the game when Jake Bichko collected a turnover, cut into the slot and ripped a shot past the glove hand. Following Frantin’s goal that gave the Hornets the lead, Half Hollow Hills outscored and completely dominated the offensive opportunities for the last two periods.
The Hornets were able to extend their lead with goals by Bryce Dailey and two goals by Ben Sorkin. The Cougars’ were able to keep it close with a big night by Matthew Goldberg who led his team with a goal and two assists.
With the win, Hills improves their record to 7-4-0-1.
St. Anthony’s cruises to victory over Northport/Huntington
Coming into the Friars game against Northport/Huntington, junior Paul Britt was third on his team with 14 points. Nothing wrong with his effort over the course of the season, 7 goals and 7 assists, however the forward got something in himself as he scored four goals in his team’s 7-2 victory.
St. Anthony’s offense was anything but a one man show as three other players scored goals (Michael Guidi, Brandon Blair, and Mark Murphy) and four different players assisted on goals (Nicholas Seelig, Stephen Falkowski, Willie Lalor, and Michael Vaiano).
Not to be forgotten was the phenomenal effort by Friars’ goalie James Moulton who made 16 saves on 18 shots for the victory, including multiple breakaways that were thwarted by the senior goaltender.
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