Jacob Greenholz Continues 7 Game Point Streak with 5 Assists On Weekend
The Shamrocks took on the Northern Cyclones this passed weekend in their second home and home series in as many weekends. The Shamrocks swept the first weekend by scores of 5—1 and 5—3. The team had a hard week of practice and workouts to work one some areas of weakness from the weekend prior. The week's focus was on 1v1 battles and shooting from high percentage scoring areas in the offensive zone. The team would find their hard work paid off.
Connor Androlewicz got the start in net for the first game of the weekend, which was played at home in Everett. With a large crowd of Pope John students, the Shamrocks jumped out to an early lead just moments into the game when Jackson Puzzo one timed a slot line pass from Benedic Jobin and Adam McNabney on the power play. The early goal not only brought the crowd to their feet, but seemed to light a fire under the Shamrocks. Just two minutes later Jason Schwartz scored his first of what would be a two goal game. Jackson Puzzo forechecked the Cyclones defender hard winning a 1v1 battle. Puzzo passed the puck behind the net to Jobin who found Schwartz in the slot. Schwartz picked his spot and gave the Shamrocks an early 2—0 lead. Schwartz would find the net again just a few minutes later, this time set up off a face-off from Matt MacDougall and Chen Zadik.
The Shamrocks continued their surge in the first period scoring two more times. The 4th goal was from new comer defenseman Ryan Roux, assisted by Jacob Greenholz and Jobin, while the 5th goal was scored by Jobin off a beautiful 3v1 exchange set up by MacDougall and Puzzo. The Shamrocks took a 5—0 lead into the second period.
Ryan Davis continued his scoring streak by notching his 3rd in as many games set up by line- mates Jobin and Greenholz. Jack Meteyer scored the 6th on a great individual effort on the penalty kill assisted by Zadik and Assistant Captain Raphael Litwin. Jobin would add one more to seal the deal 8—1 Shamrocks. A rematch would follow just 12 hours later.
The Shamrocks traveled to Hudson, NH on Sunday morning. Despite turning the clocks ahead, and losing an hour of sleep, the Shamrocks were unfazed and picked up right where they left off the night before, scoring 5 goals in the first frame.
Chen Zadik got the Shamrocks on the board early when line mates Jack Meteyer and Matt MacDougall got in on the forecheck off an offensive zone draw. Benedic Jobin continued his streak on a breakaway sent in by Jacob Greenholz and Jason Schwartz to make it 2—0. Western Canada's own, Ryan Davis continued his 5 game point streak, scoring his 4th goal in 4 games on a slap shot from the point by Raphael Litwin, which was tipped by Matt Williams. Davis picked up he rebound and hammered it home.
Jack Meteyer continued his reign as he was set up on a beautiful play by Matt MacDougall and Jackson Puzzo leaving Meteyer all alone in front of the net. The first period would end with TJ Aiello and Matt Williams going in on a 2v1 with Aiello scoring short side. Puzzo had the second assist by absorbing a check at his own blue-line to send his line mates in on the odd man rush.
The Shamrocks would add two more including a Matt MacDougall shorthanded goal, and another Benedic Jobin breakaway. Nathan Loisel got the win in net stopping 19 of 20 shots.
The Shamrocks have been on a tear winning 7 straight games. Their first win of the streak came against the 95 Giants on February 16th in over time.
The team heads into their last week of the season which will end with a home weekend against the Long Island Royals of the AYHL. The team will put in their work this week as they have all year to prepare for the final weekend of their inaugural season.
Weekend Stats: G—A—PTS
Benedic Jobin 4—4—8 (6 Game Point Streak)
Jackson Puzzo 1—5—6 (3 Game Point Streak)
Jacob Greenholz 0—5—5 ( (7 Game Point Streak)
Matt MacDougall 1—4—5
Jack Meteyer 2—1—3
Chen Zadik 1—2—3 (4 Game Point Streak)
Ryan Davis 2—0—2 (5 Game Point Streak)
Matt Williams 0—2—2
Raphael Litwin 0—2—2
TJ Aiello 1—0—1
Jason Schwartz 2—1—1
Wyatt De Lise 0—1—1
Adam McNabney 0—1—1
Robby Hickman 0—1—1