Three Delaware-based teams — Salesianum, St. Mark’s and Appoquinimink — proved victorious in their Friday night (Dec. 13) Inter-County Scholastic Hockey League road matchups.
Salesianum 3, Roman Catholic 2
Despite the absences of their leading scorer and top defensive pair from the lineup, Salesianum improved to .500 on the season with a 3-2 win over Roman Catholic at the Flyers Skate Zone in Northeast Philadelphia.
With Cam Bergeman, Pat Kelly and Nicholas Falkowski all missing due to club commitments, a trio of sophomores stepped up to carry Salesianum to their third win of the season.
Frankie Pallante put the Sals on the board with a shorthanded goal 6:05 into the first period, splitting two Roman Catholic forecheckers at his own blue line to generate a breakaway and then finishing with a net-front backhand to beat Cahillites goalie J.P. Lally. In the second period, Logan Downs tallied two further goals for Salesianum: a net-front finish of a Christian Kinsler chance at 7:05, followed by a buzzer beater with 0.2 seconds left in the frame to lift the Sals to a 3-0 advantage.
The third such Salesianum sophomore — goalie Aiden Kikut — saved the first 26 shots he faced and finished the game with a 38-save win despite allowing two goals in the third period. Roman broke up the shutout 4:24 in the third period, when Dennis Dougherty converted off a cross-slot pass from Justin Anderson. The Cahillites’ late rally proved too little and too late, but they managed to close their deficit to 3-2 with the aid of an extra attacker with 23 seconds remaining, when Brennan Whittaker notched his 13th goal of the season off the rebound of a long-range shot from Tyree Petteway.
Lally saved 17 of 20 shots faced in defeat for Roman.
St. Mark’s 8, Harriton 1
Graham Kline’s four goals led the Spartans to their fourth straight victory, an 8-1 win over Harriton at the Skatium in Haverford, Pa.
Sean Swain and Will Ralsten added a goal and two assists each for the Spartans, Luke Najera and Nick Lawson potted one each, and Jaames Morrison notched three assists. Sam Griffith recorded 16 saves on 17 shots in victory.
Ethan Milani scored the lone Harriton goal, and Andrew Hood took the loss in net after saving 28 of 36 shots.
Appoquinimink 8, Marple-Newtown 1
Appoquinimink unleashed an offensive tour de force in an 8-1 rout of Marple-Newtown at the PSY Sports Arena in Westtown, Pa.
The Jaguars pelted Marple-Newtown goalie Matthew Beatty with 50 shots, nearly half of which came in the first period alone. Conner DeGroot led the Jaguars with a pair of goals, with his brother Tucker assisting on both. Six other Appo skaters found the back of the net.
Vincent Paloni stopped 13 of 14 Marple-Newtown shots, with Chris Bassoline scoring the lone Tigers goal.