SOL SHSHL Ice Hockey Wrap (11-29-18)

Ben Reese features North Penn’s win over Pennsbury on Thursday. Check out the recaps for several other games played Wednesday and Thursday.

By Ben Reese

HATFIELD -- Speed kills.

At least that is what we’ve been told for many, many years, especially on the roadways.

However, on the ice, speed wins. And not many high school ice hockey teams have as much speed as North Penn.

The Knights demonstrated that on Thursday night at Hatfield Ice during a 10-3 dismantling of Pennsbury. They opened up the game with a 5-1 lead after the first period.

"The players we have up front and even on defense, we can move the puck real well," said North Penn coach Kevin Vaitis. "We can move the puck faster than anybody can skate.

"It's one of the things we continue to pride ourselves on, puck movement. Utilizing our speed is a big advantage for us."

Speed on North Penn is just another name for Tyler Greenstein. He demonstrates a burst of speed, which takes him away from defenders.

"He wheels," Vaitis said. "His acceleration is incredible.

"He gets the puck and he'll be step-for-step with somebody and then all of a sudden he's three steps ahead. He was able to do that many times tonight."

For Greenstein, it seems to be just his way to survive.

"I'm not the biggest dude, but I try to use my speed to get around people and create chances," he said. "As a team, we try to use our speed to get behind defensemen and create plays. I try to use that to my advantage."

Pennsbury coach Ryan Daley couldn't help but notice.

"The speed did get us," he said. "We were flat-footed in the first two periods."

In addition to being fleet of foot, the Knights were also quick to take control of the game. Jared Albano opened the scoring with 5:24 gone in the first period, knocking in a rebound of a Nathan Oh shot.

One minute later, Luke Van Why notched his first goal of the season. That was followed by tallies from Greenstein, Jake Nelson and Oh with a goal by the Falcons' Beau Yedman stuck in there.

Another thing which was evident was the balance that North Penn has on offense. Four players scored two goals each -- Greenstein, Oh, Nelson and Albano.

"We've got a lot of depth up front," Vaitis explained. "We do a great job of getting everybody to contribute. This year we've got two very balanced lines which are able to contribute."

Greenstein agreed with his coach.

"We try to pass the puck around to everyone, get everyone involved," he said. "As a team, that gets us going."

The second period was more of the same for the Knights. They scored three times with Greenstein, Albano and Oh hitting the net.

The third period turned out even with both teams scoring twice. Nick Rowland and Nelson scored for North Penn and Jake Machlovitz and Erik Eisler scored for the Falcons.

While Pennsbury gave up 10 goals, Daley couldn't fault his goalie, Topher Seiler. Seiler made 21 saves with several of them being of the outstanding variety.

"He's kept us in a lot of games this year," said Daley. "We're letting up too many shots. He can't stop them all.

"I told him after the second period that there could be a whole lot more goals on that scoreboard if it wasn't for him. Our defensive zone system broke down.

"They were getting a lot of inside chances. The speed caught our guys a little off guard."

For the game, North Penn outshot Pennsbury 31-18. The bulk of the Falcons' shots came in the third period.

Pennsbury                 1          0          2 – 3
North Penn                 5          3          2 – 10
First period: 1, Jared Albano NP (Nathan Oh) 5:24; 2, Luke Van Why NP (Tyler Greenstein, Jake Nelson) 6:24; 3, Greenstein NP (Joshus Kaufhold, Tom Boyle) 6:48; 4, Beau Yedman P (Shane Siegmund) 6:57; 5, Nelson NP (Greenstein, Kaufhold) 11:01 PP; 6, Oh NP (Ryan Cunningham) 11:50.
Second period: 7, Greenstein NP (Kaufhold, Oh) 4:20 PP; 8, Albano NP (Oh) 10:36; 9, Oh NP (Albano, Boyle) 13:57.
Third period: 10, Jake Machlovitz P (Ben Dous) 3:29; 11, Nick Rowland NP (Quinn Holt) 6:50; 12, Nelson NP (Kaufhold, Van Why) 11:57; 13, Erik Eisler P (Jake Sieger, Siegmund) 14:39.
Shots: P 18, NP 31. Saves: Topher Seiler (P) 21; Nick Ebbinghaus (NP) 15.

WILLIAM TENNENT 9, HARRY S TRUMAN 3
David Gray scored two goals and assisted on two others for a four-point night that led the Panthers. Mason McKeever (one goal, two assists) and Chad Cartwright (two goals, one assist) each had three-point games for the Panthers.
Tennent led 3-2 after an opening period that saw the two teams exchange goals. Steven Avelinno (Jeremy McCartney/Robert DiCrosta assists) found the net 40 seconds into the game to spot the Tigers an early lead. Jared George (Chad Cartwright assist) and Bobby Markus (Gray assist) connected on back-to-back goals to give the Panthers a 2-1 lead 4:54 into the game. A goal by William Findlay (Avelinno assist) knotted the score, but Chad Cartwright answered for the Panthers, using a Thomas Hartenstein assist, to make it a 3-2 game.
The second quarter belonged to the Panthers, who scored unanswered goals by Cartwright, Zach Devor (Brendan Volpe assist) and George (Hartenstein assist) to go on top 6-2. They added to their lead in the final period.
Tennent held just a 29-28 advantage in shots. Thomas Lomas turned away 25 of 28 shots he faced to earn the win in goal.
William Tennent         3-3-3   9
Harry S Truman         2-0-1   3
First period:  1, Steven Avellino HST (Jeremy McCartney, Robert DiCrosta) 0:40, 2, Jared George WT (Chad Cartwright) 1:19, 3, Bobby Markus WT (David Gray) 4:54; 4, William Findlay HST (Steven Avellino) 7:00; 5, Chad Cartwright WT (Thomas Hartenstein) 7:15.
Second period: 6, Chad Cartwright WT, 0:22; 7, Zach Devor WT (Brendan Volpe) 1:42; 8, Jared George WT (Thomas Hartenstein) 13:49.
Third period: 9, Justin Reid HST (James Gallagher) 5:41; 10, David Gray WT (Bobby Markus, Mason McKeever) 5:49; 11, David Gray WT (Brendan Volpe, Mason McKeever), 12, Mason McKeever WT (David Gray) 13:34
Shots: WT 29, HST 28. Saves: Thomas Lomas (WT) 25, Zakary Keyser (HST) 20.

Wednesday, Nov. 28
COUNCIL ROCK SOUTH 6, CENTRAL BUCKS WEST 4
Logan Hurwitz spent Wednesday’s game setting up his Golden Hawk teammates, assisting on four goals. Kenny Duffield was on the receiving end of three of those passes and finished with the hat trick to lead the Golden Hawks’ attack.
It was Duffield (Hurwitz assist) spotting the Golden Hawks a 1-0 lead 2:38 into the opening period. Midway through the period, David Vergules added a goal, using assists from Kyle Schneider and Jeremy Purcell.
Four minutes into the second period, Pavel Serhiayenka cut that lead in half with a goal that was assisted by Owen Shields and Christopher Trefz. Duffield and Bill Harrelson (David Vergules/John Hearn assists) answered with back-to-back goals to give the Golden Hawks a 4-1 lead. A goal by Christian Young (Shields assist) made it a 4-2 game heading into the final period.
West pulled to within one when Kyle Burton scored 4:23 into the final period, using assists from Trefz and Shields. Harrelson turned a Hurwitz pass into a goal to make it a 5-3 game. Serhiayenka completed his hat trick, scoring a power play goal with assists from Trefz and Shield to pull the Bucks to within one at the 14:25 mark of the third period. Duffield wrapped his hat trick with an empty net goal in the final minute.
Central Bucks West  0-2-2   4
Council Rock South  2-2-2   6
First period: 1, Kenny Duffield CRS (Logan Hurwitz) 2:38; 2, David Vergules CRS (Kyle Schneider, Jeremy Purcell 7:10.
Second period: 3, Pavel Serhiayenka CBW (Owen Shields, Christopher Trefz) 3:55; 4, Kenny Duffield CRS (Logan Hurwitz) 7:31; 5, Bill Harrelson CRS (David Vergules, John Hearn) 8:37; 6, Christian Young CBW (Owen Shields) 9:37.
Third period: 7, Kyle Burton CBW (Christopher Trefz, Owen Shields) 4:23; 8, Bill Harrelson CRS (Logan Hurwitz) 13:29; 9, Pavel Serhiayenka CBW (Owen Shields, Christopher Trefz) 14:25; 10, Kenny Duffield CRS (Logan Hurwitz) 15:18.
Shots: CBW 21, CRS 27. Saves: Jeremy Kennard (CBW) 21, Jimmy Sweeney (CRS) 17.

LOWER MORELAND 13, UPPER DUBLIN 3
Tyler Scolnick erupted for six goals, and teammate Vincenzo DeMaio also had a six-point night, finishing the game with three goals and three assists. Coleman Peppelman had two goals and three assists in a five-point night while Adam Bostock had a trio of assists.
Scolnick set the tone for his big night, connecting on back-to-back goals to spot the Lions a 2-0 lead less than four minutes into the game. Ari Nordlinger answered with a goal for the Flying Cardinals, but DeMaio got that goal back, using assists from Bostock and Peppelman to give the Lions a 3-1 lead after a period.
A six-goal second period gave the Lions complete control of the game. They outscored the Cardinals 10-2 over the final two periods.
Upper Dublin            1-1-1   3
Lower Moreland        3-6-4   13
First period: 1, Tyler Scolnick LM (Vincenzo DeMaio) 1:00; 2, Tyler Scolnick (LM) 3:43; 3, Ari Nordlinger UD, 5:23; 4, Vincenzo DeMaio LM (Adam Bostock, Coleman Peppelman) 6:53.
Second period: 5, Noah Gazzara LM (Adam Bostock) 1:44; 6, Vincenzo DeMaio LM, 4:19; 7, Coleman Peppelman LM, 7:40; 8, Coleman Peppelman LM (Vincenzo DeMaio) 10:22; 9, Tyler Scolnick LM (Devin Green) 14:12; 10, Tyler Scolnick LM (Adam Bostock) 14:48; 11, DJ Giammaruti UD (Dylan Rotkin) 15:58.
Third period: 12, Tyler Scolnick LM (Vincenzo DeMaio) 5:21; 13, Vincenzo DeMaio LM (Coleman Peppelman) 7:52; 14, Ari Nordlinger UD, 9:52; 15, Tyler Scolnick LM (Coleman Peppelman) 13:27; 16, Arthur Rubinshteyn LM, 14:13.

CENTRAL BUCKS EAST 6, NESHAMINY 3
The Patriots picked up their fourth straight win after opening the season with a tie, and in the process handed the Redskins their first loss of the young season.
Robert Seewagen scored a pair of early goals sandwiched around a goal by East’s Owen Connor, and the Redskins led 2-1 3:25 into the contest. Jasen Cluckey wasted little time before evening the score, sparking a 3-0 Patriot run to close out the period that also included goals by Richard Kaczmarczyk (Nick LoCastro/Dan Tori assists) and Sean Gormon (Rob Kern/Connor Keiser assists).
East led 5-2 after a Brendan Lynch goal 5:20 into the second period. Tori and Chris Mangiacapre assisted. Neshaminy’s Brett Nelson broke the Patriots’ 4-0 run, scoring a goal with a Josh Haines assist. Gormon (Kern/Cluckey assists) scored a goal late in the period for the 6-3 final.
East held a 39-23 advantage in shots. Mike Ogonowski earned the win in goal, turning away 20 shots.
Neshaminy    2-1-0   3
Central Bucks East    4-2-0   6
First period: 1, Robert Seewagen N, 1:03; 2, Owen Connor CBE, 2:31; 3, Robert Seewagen N (Joey DeMatteo) 3:25; 4, Jasen Cluckey CBE, 3:40; 5, Richard Kaczmarczyk CBE (Nick LoCastro, Dan Tori) 14:12; 6, Sean Gorman CBE (Rob Kern, Connor Keiser) 15:31.
Second period: 7, Brendan Lynch CBE (Dan Tori, Chris Mangiacapre) 5:20; 8, Brett Nelson N (Josh Haines) 9:07; 9, Sean Gorman CBE (Rob Kern, Jasen Cluckey) 12:41.
Third period: No Score
Shots: Neshaminy 23, CBE 39. Saves: Steve Glik (N) 33, Matt Ogonowski (CBE) 20.