SHSHL Ice Hockey Wrap (Wk of 1-23-23)

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Friday, Jan. 27

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Thursday, Jan. 26

Sparked by a pair of third-period goals by Sam Paulik, the Ghosts rallied from a 3-2 deficit to edge the Colonials in a spirited American Conference battle. Paulik’s hat trick led the conference-leading Ghosts.
PW opened up a 2-0 lead in the opening period, thanks to goals by David Branigan (Matthew Flynn assist) and Dylan Novitski (Conlan Carpenter/Branigan assists). Paulik’s goal with assists from Carpenter and Matthew Kramer in the final minute of the period made it a 2-1 game after one period.
Kramer’s power play goal with assists from Ian Heydt and Ryan Portner 8:56 into the second period knotted the score, but less than a minute later, Jeffrey Mencken scored for the Colonials, using assists from Charles Spause and Carpenter.
That 3-2 lead evaporated in the third period. Paulik turned a Kramer pass into the equalizer midway through the half, and Paulik found the net with a goal that turned out to be the game-winner 11:06 into the period with a Carpenter assist.
Abington goalie Devin Brown turned away 27 of 30 shots in a winning effort. PW’s Christopher Maslij was credited with 29 saves. 
Plymouth Whitemarsh           2-1-0   3
Abington                                 1-1-2   4
Shots: PW 30, Abington 33. Saves: Chrisopher Maslij (PW) 29, Devin Brown (A) 27.
First period: 1. David Branigan PW (Matthew Flynn) 0:24; 2. Dylan Novitski PW (Conlan Carpenter/David Branigan) 11:50; 3. Sam Paulik A (Griffin Carpenter/Matthew Kramer) 16:02.
Second period: 4. Matthew Kramer A (Ian Heydt/Ryan Portner) 8:16; 5. Jeffrey Mencken PW (Charles Spause/Conlan Carpenter) 9:44.
Third period: 6. Sam Paulik A (Matthew Kramer) 8:35; 7. Sam Paulik A (Griffin Carpenter) 11:06.

The Golden Hawks erupted for four first-period goals – all in a span of just over five minutes to close out the period, and although the Titans cut that lead in half in the second period, Rock South led wire to wire. Kevin Koles was the catalyst for the Golden Hawks on offense, contributing two goals and two assists.
Blaize Pepe turned a Daniel Filippov pass into a goal 11:25 into the first period. The goal opened the floodgates. Koles scored a pair of goals sandwiched around a power play goal by Jake Weiner (Koles/Pepe assists). Weiner and Jeremy Rayher assisted on Koles’ first goal and Jordan Sarne was credited with an assist on the second.
The Titans connected on a pair of power play goals in the second period. The first by Michael Nemec 3:52 into the period was assisted by Aydin Thierolf and Justin Keilman, and the second by Aydin Thierolf was assisted by Colin Mendham.
In the final minute of the third period, Rock South’s Gavin Nisenzon connected on an empty net goal – using a Koles assist – for the 5-2 final.
Rock South goalie Carson Lopez was credited with 25 saves on 27 shots (.926) in a winning effort.  
Central Bucks South                0-2-0   2
Council Rock South                 4-0-1   5
Shots: CBS 27, CRS 34. Saves: Dominic Varacallo (CBS) 22; Carson Lopez (CRS) 25.
First period: 1. Blaize Pep CRS (Daniel Filippov) 11:25; 2. Kevin Koles CRS (Jake Weiner/Jeremy Rayher) 12:26; 3. Jake Weiner CRS (Kevin Koles/Blaize Pepe) 13:18; 4. Kevin Koles CRS (Jordan Sarne) 16:13.
Second period: 5. Michael Nemec CBS (Aydin Thierolf/Justin Keilman) 3:52; 6. Aydin Thierolf CBS (Colin Mendham) 11:05.
Third period: 7. Gavin Nisenzon CRS (Kevin Koles) 16;13.

Kevin Pico (3g,3a) and Andrew Savona (2g,4a) both had six-point games to lead the Rams to the no-doubt-about-it win over the Knights. Shane Dachowski added a goal and three assists in a four-point game.
Dachowski scored 57 seconds into the game, using assists from Savona and Pico. North Penn’s Matt Yothers (Julia Ma/Nolan Shingle assists) evened the score four minutes later. Pico’s goal with just over a minute remaining in the period with assists from Savona and Dachowski gave the Rams a lead they would not lose.
Pennridge blew the game wide open in the second period, scoring six unanswered goals. Six different players contributed one goal each – Pico (Dachowski/Savona assists), Tyler Manto (Jared Garber assist), Nolan Shaw (Henry Fitzgerald assist), Savona (Dachowski/Pico assists), James Rush (Colin Dachowski assist) and Nate McKean (Trey Mikulich/Ryan Mikulich assists).
Manto’s unassisted goal five minutes into the third period put the Rams on top 9-1, and that lead grew to 10-1 after a goal by Andrew Lizak (McKean/Manto assists) before the Knights Sam Mostochuck scored with an Alex Seward assist. Cole Pluck (Nolan Shingle assist) followed with a goal for the Knights, but Pennridge reeled off three unanswered goals by Pico (Savona assist) McKean (Josh Kelly/Shaw assists) and Savona (Colin Dachowski/Pico assists) to close out the scoring and the contest.
Pennridge’s Jacob Gilbert turned away 21 of 24 shots to earn the win in goal.
North Penn                 1-0-2   3
Pennridge                   2-6-5   13
Shots: NP 24, Pennridge 33. Saves: Nicholas Crist (NP) 20; Jacob Gilbert (P) 21.
First period: 1. Shane Dachowski P (Andrew Savona/Kevin Pico) 0:57; 2. Matthew Yothers NP (Julian Ma/Nolan Shingle) 4:33; 3. Kevin Pico P (Andrew Savona/Shane Dachowski) 15:54.
Second period: 4. Kevin Pico P (Shane Dachowski/Andrew Savona) 2:45; 5. Tyler Manto P (Jared Garber) 3:25; 6. Nolan Shaw P (Henry Fitzgerald) 4:39; 7. Andrew Savona P (Shane Dachowski/Kevin Pico) 10:10; 8. James Rush P (Colin Dachowski) 13:29; 9. Nate McKean P (Trey Mikulich/Ryan Mikulich) 14:41.
Third Period: 10. Tyler Manto P, 4:54; 11. Andrew Lizak P (Nate McKean/Tyler Manto) 5:59; 12. Sam Mostochuck NP (Alex Seward) 6:23; 13. Cole Pluck NP (Nolan Shingle) 7:54; 14. Kevin Picoo P (Andrew Savona) 8:10; 15. Nate McKean P (Josh Kelly/Nolan Shaw) 10;31; 16. Andrew Savona P (Colin Dachowski/Kevin Pico) 11:38.

The Indians opened up a 6-1 lead early in the third period and then withstood a late comeback attempt by the Owls to earn the win. Jackson Accardi’s four-point game – which included three goals and an assist - led the Indians.
Colin Spear’s unassisted goal gave the Owls an early lead, but the Indians reeled off four straight goals to close out the period on top 4-1. Noah Epstein (Accardi assist) scored less than a minute after Spear put the Owls on the board, and then it was Accardi connecting on an unassisted goal to give the Indians a lead they would not lose. Ryan Keil (Gavin Tuniewicz assist) and Michael Booth (Epstein assist) added goals to close out the scoring in the period.
Accardi’s unassisted goal midway through the second period was the lone goal scored in the frame.
Accardi completed his hat trick with a goal four minutes into the third period, using assists from Gavin Tuniewicz and Jesse Schaaf. The Owls answered with three straight goals in a five-minute span to make it a 6-4 game with six minutes remaining. Scoring for the Owls were Matthew Rowan (Lucas Gonzalez/Spear assists), Danny Mackley and then Rowan again, this time unassisted. That’s as close as the Owls would get as the Indians held on for the win.
Ian Goldberg turned away 30 shots in goal in the win for the Indians.
Bensalem                    1-0-3   4
Council Rock North     4-1-1   6
Shots: Bensalem 34, CRN 34. Saves: Ricky Gonzalez (B) 26; Ian Goldberg (CRN) 30.
First period: 1. Colin Spear B, 3:41; 2. Noah Epstein CRN (Jackson Accardi) 4:10; 3. Jackson Accardi CRN, 6:38; 4. Ryan Keil CRN (Gavin Tuniewicz) 13:01; 5. Michael Booth CRN (Noah Epstein) 16:32.
Second period: 6. Jackson Accardi CRN, 8:09.
Third period: 7. Jackson Accardi CRN (Gavin Tuniewicz/Jesse Schaaf) 3:53; 8. Matthew Rowan B (Colin Spear) 5:35; 9. Danny Mackley B, 8:28; 10. Matthew Rowan B, 10:59.

The Falcons opened up a 3-1 lead after one quarter and extended that to 8-1 before the Bucks scored several late goals. Brendan Macainsh (3g,3a) led the Falcons with a six-point night while Andrew Falkenstein had a five-point game, contributing a goal and four assists.
Macainsh began a productive night with back-to-back goals in the opening 4:32 of the game – the first with a Justin Marlin assist and the second with an assist from Falkenstein. West’s Luke Tremmel’s empty net goal with an assist from Nicholas Bruno cut the Falcons’ lead in half, but Shane Gleisner scored with assists from Macainsh and Falkenstein to give Pennsbury a 3-1 lead after one period.
in the second period, the Falcons added goals by Falkenstein (Sean Taggart/Macainsh assists), Logan Doyle (Marcus Roberts assist) and Stephen Grosscup (Doyle/Evan Eisler assists) to go on top 6-1 heading into the final period.
Eisler (Gleisner assist) and Gleisner (Falkenstein/Macainsh assists) scored back-to-back goals to open the third period before West’s Sammy Poliak scored with assists from Zane Sanders and Adam Ricci. Macainsh (Falkenstein assist) answered with a shorthanded goal for the Falcons before West’s Poiliak connected on a power play (Anthony Dowd/Bruno assists) and Jack Misoda (Sanders assist) scored a short-handed goal to close out the scoring.
Connor Pilla recorded 26 saves in goal in a winning effort for the Falcons. West’s Kyle Fasolak was credited with 33 saves.
For the Bucks, the loss came 24 hours after their big win over Souderton by an identical score.
Central Bucks West     1-0-3   4
Pennsbury                   3-3-4   10
Shots: CBW 30, Pennsbury 43. Saves: Kyle Fasolak (CBW) 33, Connor Pilla (P) 26.
First period: 1. Brendan Macainsh P (Justin Marlin) 0:22; 2. Brendan Macainsh P (Andrew Falkenstein) 4:32; 3. Luke Tremmel CBW (Nicholas Bruno) 11:33; 4. Shane Gleisner P (Brendan Macainsh/Andrew Falkenstein) 14:06.
Second period: 5. Andrew Falkenstein P (Sean Taggart/Brendan Macainsh) 4:33; 6. Logan Doyle P (Marcus Roberts) 14:56; 7. Stephen Grosscup P (Logan Doyle/Evan Eisler) 15:13.
Third period: 8. Evan Eisler P (Shane Gleisner) 3:44; 9. Shane Gleisner P (Andrew Falkenstein/Brendan Macainsh) 4:54; 10. Sammy Poliak CBW (Zane Sanders/Adam Ricci) 7:16; 11. Jake Seiler P (Jared Swope/Marcus Roberts) 8:01; 12. Brendan Macainsh P (Andrew Falkenstein) 10:14; 13. Sammy Poliak CBW (Anthony Dowd/Nicholas Bruno) 10:43; 14. Jack Misoda CBW (Zane Sanders) 15:25.

Wednesday, Jan. 25

Matthew Flynn’s unassisted goal 29 seconds into overtime propelled the Colonials to the dramatic come-from-behind win.
The two teams exchanged first period goals. William Shaw’s unassisted goal midway through the period spotted the Panthers an early lead. Dylan Novitski scored on a power play six minutes later with assists from Flynn and David Brannigan to knot the score 1-1 after one period.
Jack Diliberto (Keira Shaw assist) found the net in the closing seconds of the second period to give the Panthers a 3-2 lead heading into the final period. The Colonials evened the score when Conlan Carpenter connected on an unassisted goal 2:48 into the period. That 2-2 tie stood until Flynn’s game-winner.
PW goalie Christopher Maslif turned away 32 of 34 shots he faced (.941) in a winning effort..
Plymouth Whitemarsh           1-0-1-1   3
Quakertown                            1-1-0-0   2
Shots: PW 27, Quakertown 34. Saves: Christopher Maslij (PW) 32, Matthew Krem (Q) 24.
First period: 1. William Shaw Q, 7:24; 2. Dylan Nonvitski PW (Matthew Flynn/David Branigan) 13:46.
Second period: 3. Jack Dilberto Q (Keira Shaw) 16:48.
Third period: 4. Conlan Carpenter PW, 2:46.
Overtime: 5. Matthew Flynn PW, 0:29.

Sam Poliak’s five-point night (four goals, one assist) led the Bucks’ potent attack while Liam Rogers’ 43-save effort in goal stole the spotlight at the other end of the ice in an impressive win by West.
The Bucks got off to a fast start, scoring a pair of goals to take a lead they would not lose. Poliak scored midway through the opening period with an assist from Anthony Dowd, and then it was Luke Tremmel scoring with assists from Nicholas Bruno and Rogers. Souderton’s Sean Ryan scored with assists from Jacob Chow and Matthew Malanga to make it a 2-1 game after one.
The second period belonged to the Bucks. Poliak scored back-to-back goals to put the Bucks on top 4-1. His first was assisted by Brandon March and his second – scored on a power play – was assisted by Adam Ricci and Tremmel. Bruno’s power play goal with assists from Tremmel and John Cherubini was followed by an even strength goal by Dowd with a Bruno assist. That sent the Bucks into the final period with a 6-1 lead.
Chow scored for the Indians with an assist from Owen Watters, but the Bucks answered with three straight goals – two by Dowd, the first unassisted and the second with assists from Bruno and Tremmel. Ricci also found the net with a goal that was assisted by Zane Sanders and Poliak. Souderton’s Maxwell Ryon (Nicholas Smith/Malanga assists) and Malanga (Smith assist) each scored to close out the game.
Souderton                               1-0-3   4
Central Bucks West                 2-4-4   10
Shots: Souderton 47, CBW 40. Saves: Connor Paulus (S) 30; Liam Rogers (CBW) 43.
First period: 1. Sammy Poliak CBW (Anthony Dowd) 8:04; 2. Luke Tremmel CBW (Nicholas Bruno/Liam Rogers) 11:56; 3. Sean Ryon S (Jacob Chow/Matthew Malanga).
Second period: 4. Sammy Poliak CBW (Brandon March) 2:37; 5. Sammy Poliak CBW (Adam Ricci/Luke Tremmel) 9:08; 6. Nicholas Bruno CBW (Luke Tremmel/John Cherubini) 13:47; 7. Anthony Dowd CBW (Nicholas Bruno) 15:58.
Third period: 8. Jacob Chow S (Owen Watters) 6:09; 9. Anthony Dowd CBW, 8:54; 10; Adam Ricci CBW (Zane Sanders/Sammy Poliak) 11:10; 11. Anthony Dowd CBW (Nicholas Bruno/Luke Tremmel) 12:11; 12. Maxwell Ryon S (Nicholas Smith/Matthew Malanga) 12;42; 13. Matthew Malanga S (Nicholas Smith) 13:53; 14. Sammy Poliak CBW (Adam Ricci/Zane Sanders) 14:49.

Matthew Kramer scored three goals and assisted on three others to lead the Ghosts to the mercy rule win over the Spartans.
It was Kramer putting the Ghosts on the scoreboard 36 seconds into the contest, using an Ian Heydt assist. Brian Murdoch (Devin Bates/Owen Adamski assists), Sam Abramson (Kramer assist) and Seamus Donofry (Sam Paulik/Murdoch assists) each scored a goal to send the Ghosts into the second period with a 4-0 lead.
In the second period, the Ghosts scored five unanswered goals. Kramer scored a pair – the first with an Abramson assist and the second with assists from Jamison Donofry and Hezikiah Brown. Heydt (Kramer/Abramson assists), Griffin Carpenter (Donofry/Paulik assists) and Murdoch (Kramer assist) each added a goal.
Paulik’s goal in the opening seconds of the third gave the Ghosts their final margin of victory. Carpenter and Seamus Donofry assisted.
Abington goalie Devin Brown was forced to make just 11 saves in the shutout win.
Springfield                   0-0-0   0
Abington                     4-5-1   10
Shots: Springfield 11, Abington 37. Saves: Liam Baskin (S) 27; Devin Brown (A) 11.
First period: 1. Matthew Kramer A (Ian Heydt) 0:36; 2. Brian Murdoch A (Devin Bates/Owen Adamski) 4:49; 3. Sam Abramson A (Matthew Kramer) 9:46; 4. Seamus Donofry A (Sam Paulik/Brian Murdoch) 14:44.
Second period: 5. Ian Heydt A (Matthew Kramer/Sam Abramson) 2:40; 6. Griffin Carpenter A (Seamus Donofry/Sam Paulik) 8:25; 7. Matthew Kramer A (Sam Abramson) 13:14; 8. Brian Murdoch A (Matthew Kramer) 14:45; 9. Matthew Kramer A (Jamison Donofry/Hezikiah Brown) 15:06.
Third period: 10. Sam Paulik A (Griffin Carpenter/Seamus Donofry) 0:01.

Ten players put their names in the scoring column for the Falcons, who erupted for six goals in the third period to blow the game wide open.
The Falcons led 2-0 after one, thanks to goals by Stephen Grosscup (Jason Fowler assist) and Justin Marlin (Logan Doyle assist).
Three unanswered goals to open the second – one each from Grosscup, Doyle and Roberts (Shane Gleisner/Grosscup assists) -  put the Falcons on top 5-0 before the Owls got on the scoreboard with a goal from Colin Spear (Alex Bazylevich assist).
The Falcons reeled off six straight goals in the third to close out the game. Scoring one goal each were Jake Seiler (Brendan Macainsh assist), Macainsh (Marlin/Andrew Falkenstein assists), Doyle (Roberts assist), Gleisner (Macainsh assist), Marlin (Doyle assist) and Grosscup (Evan Eisler/Jason Fowler assists).
Pennsbury goalie Aaron McDaniel turned away 15 of 16 shots he faced (.938). Bensalem’s Ricky Gonzalez recorded 42 saves.
Bensalem                    0-1-0   1
Pennsbury                   2-3-6-   11
Shots: Bensalem 16, Pennsbury 53. Saves: Ricky Gonzalez (B) 42; Aaron McDaniel (P) 15.
First period: 1. Stephen Grosscup P (Jason Fowler) 10:20; 2. Justin Marlin P (Logan Doyle) 14:27.
Second period: 3. Stephen Grosscup P, 5:18; 4. Logan Doyle P (Jason Fowler) 5:39; 5. Marcus Roberts P (Shane Gleisner/Stephen Grosscup) 13:43; 6. Colin Spear B (Alex Bazylevich) 14:52.
Third period: 7. Jake Seiler P (Brendan Macainsh) 2:39; 8. Brendan Macainsh P (Justin Marlin/Andrew Falkenstein) 4:02; 9. Logan Doyle P (Marcus Roberts) 5:30; 10. Shane Gleisner P (Brendan Macainsh) 7:54; 11. Justin Marlin P (Logan Doyle) 10:10; 12. Stephen Grosscup P (Evan Eisler/Jason Fowler) 14:32.

Monday, Jan. 23

The Bucks won a thriller when Sammy Poliak scored five minutes into overtime, using a Jack Misoda assist.
In the opening period, the two teams exchanged goals. John Stinson (Matthew Yothers/Derek DeLong assists) scored for the Knights 11:42 into the period, but Zane Sanders answered with a goal for the Bucks, using a Jackson Hirsch assist.
West’s Adam Ricci connected on back-to-back goals to open the second period – the first with assists from Brandon March and Poliak and the second – on a power play – with assists from Bruno and Sanders. John Stinson’s unassisted goal made it a 3-2 game heading into the final period.
Stinson (DeLong assist) scored the equalizer early in the third only to see Poliak connect on a power play with an assist from Sanders. Stinson evened the score less than a minute later when he found the net for an unassisted goal, and the stage was set for overtime.
West goalie Kyle Fasolak was credited with 37 saves in the win (.902).
Central Bucks West                 1-2-1-1   5
North Penn                             1-1-2-0   4
Shots: CBW 28, NP 41. Saves Kyle Fasolak (CBW) 37; Zach Ebbinghaus (NP) 15, Nicholas Crist (NP) 8.
First period: 1. John Stinson NP (Matthew Yothers/Derek Delong) 11:42; 2. Zane Sanders CBW (Jackson Hirsch) 14:10.
Second period: 3. Adam Ricci CBW (Brandon March/Sammy Poliak) 0:55; 4. Adam Ricci CBW (Nicholas Bruno/Zane Sanders) 7:20; 5. John Stinson NP, 11:40.
Third period: 6. John Stinson NP (Derek Delong) 1:33; 7. Sammy Poliak CBW (Zane Sanders) 7:11; 8. John Stinson NP, 8:01.
Overtime: 9. Sammy Poliak CBW (Jack Misolda) 4:58.