Opening Day Shore Conference Ice Hockey Scoreboard, 1/15/21
Friday, Jan. 15
CBA 8, St. Peter’s Prep 1
Zach Wagnon tallied a goal and three assists while Raymond Cartigiano, Leighton Biesiadecki and Christian Chouha each registered one goal and two assists as the Colts overwhelmed the Pirates on opening night.
CBA had eight different goal scorers and six different players record multiple points. The Colts outshot St. Peter's 49-10.
Chouha and fellow freshman Michael Schmelzer each scored their first varsity, Robert Setteducati had a goal and an assist and Ryan Howard and Antonio Donohue each scored once. Senior defenseman Colin Grable notched a pair of assists. Junior goalie John Donohoe stopped nine of 10 shots to earn the win.
CBA led 3-0 after the first period and 6-0 at the second intermission. St. Peter's Prep broke up the shutout when Christopher Benkovitz scored off a pass from Michael Benkovitz.
CBA went 2-for-5 on the power play and was a perfect 6-for-6 on penalty kills.
Rumson-Fair Haven at St. Rose, 8:15 p.m. - postponed, makeup TBD
Manalapan 7, Freehold Township 1
The Braves jumped on the Patriots early with three first-period goals and cruised to a six-goal win over their district rivals to open the season. It is Manalapan's first win over Freehold Township since 2014.
Power-play goals from Nicholas Weissman and Dominick Pearsall sent Manalapan out to a 2-0 lead and Ryan Bechutsky then scored at the 5:30 mark of the first period. Dylan Stein led the way with two goals and one assist while Bechutsky and Weissman each tallied one goal and two assists. Freshmen Jake Bender (1g, 1a), Alfred Piscino (1g, 1a), Josh Kushnir (2a) and James Stevens (1a) all recorded their first varsity points. John Fox stopped 24 of 25 shots on goal to earn the victory.
Dylan Jacobi had the lone goal for Freehold Township and Karina Vang made 37 saves.
Toms River East 3, Southern 1
Vito Pecorella scored just 17 seconds into the game and Dom Markland added a power-play goal five minutes later as Toms River opened a two-goal first-period lead and held on to defeat the Rams.
Southern pulled within a goal when Yater Henry scored off an assist from Brooks Hradek with 2:34 left in the second period, but goalie Dominick McKeon and the Toms River defense shut the door the rest of the way before Pecorella added an empty-net goal with 11 seconds left.
Pecorella finished with two goals and Dom Markland had a goal and an assist. McKeon made 21 saves.
Marlboro 5, Brick 0
Ethan Gelman scored twice and added an assist and Dmitri Kapranov stopped all 15 shots he faced as the Mustangs blanked the Green Dragons in the season-opener.
Andrew Kim and Mark Pelligrino notched a goal and an assist each, Jason Hasko scored once and David Mord, Paul Golembiewski and John Spallin had one assist apiece.
Goals by Gelman and Haskso staked Marlboro to a 2-0 lead after the first period and Gelman''s second of the game one minute into the second period made it 3-0. Pelligrino added a power-play goal at 10:49 of the second and Kim closed out the scoring with a power-play goal just nine seconds into the third period.
Central 3, Howell 0
Joey Klutoski and Corey Vanderberg each tallied a goal and an assist, Trevor Coltenback assisted on all three goals and Nicholas Bilinski made 39 saves as the Golden Eagles blanked the Rebels to open their season. Domenick Competello added one goal and Reilly Schweighardt had an assist.
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