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Shamrocks Sweep Jr. Rangers / U18 Tier 1 AAA

Monday, September 25, 2017, 10:46AM
Itay Mostovoy (Zoron, Israel) Scored 2 Third Period Goals

The Boston Shamrocks took the ice this weekend with their first home & home series of the season. They faced off against NPHL and ECEL rivals Boston Jr. Rangers. Nathan Loisel got the start in net in game one on Friday afternoon in Everett, MA. What could be better than an early dismissal from school for a hockey game? The Shamrocks came out firing on all cylinders with their first game in sometime with a full squad. The Shamrocks have battled injuries early on this season and have had few games with a full line up. This weekend however would be the start of what we have all expected from a seasoned second year group.

The first period was played scoreless with the Shamrocks out shooting the Rangers by a 12-5 margin. The home team entered the second period with great momentum. Ryan Davis took a hard check to keep a play alive finding Jason Schwartz, defensemen, who had jumped up into the rush, who ultimately found Jack Meteyer in the slot. Meteyer had three Rangers attack him but still managed to go bar-down to give the Shamrocks a 1—0 lead. Meteyer entered the game tied for leading scorer of the Shamrocks with four points in eight games. Just a few minutes later the Shamrocks struck again. The Shamrocks back—checked hard on a Rangers odd man rush.  TJ Aiello forced a turnover which ended up on line mate Jackson Puzzo's stick. Puzzo started the rush joined by defensemen Itay Mostovoy. Puzzo dropped the puck just inside the Ranger blue line to Mostovoy who fired a shot passed the Rangers net minder. 2—0 Shamrocks.

In the third period the Shamrocks would look to put their opponent away. While the Shamrocks had many power play opportunities they struggled to enter the Rangers zone.  Finally during a five minute major power play the Shamrocks would execute their power play properly. Wyatt De Lise passed a puck from the top of the umbrella to TJ Aiello on the right half wall. Aiello found Puzzo in the bumper spot who was able to one-time the puck over the blocker side of the Rangers goalie. 3—0 Shamrocks. That was all it took as Nathan Loisel turned away all 26 saves in the shut out victory.

The very next night the Shamrocks traveled 30 minutes north to Tewksbury, MA for a rematch against the Rangers. The Shamrocks came out looking to solidify their dominance early in the game. After out shooting the Rangers 14-7 in the first period the score remained tied. The Rangers goaltender kept the host team in the game through the first frame. The second period would give the Rangers the advantage as they scored on a power play on a back door play that the Shamrock anticipated but failed to defend. 1—0 Rangers after two periods.

Heading into the third period the Shamrock still felt confident as they held the shot advantage 30—22 through two frames. The Shamrocks have an incredibly diverse group with players from across the United States from Massachusetts to California. However, tonight, the goal scoring would come from a bit further away. Itay Mostovoy from Zoron, Israel found the net twice in the third period; First on a power play chance set up off an offensive zone draw in which Jackson Puzzo made a slot line pass after Wyatt Delise set up the play off of the face off. His second goal would come off of a rebound which started from another Puzzo pass to center-man Cam Marks. Marks faked a slap shot in the slot and danced around the Rangers defender. He fired a shot off the pad of the Rangers goaltender who kicked the rebound right to Itay.  Mostovoy buried the rebound giving the Shamrocks a 2—0 lead. Mazel Tov.

Cody Porcello decided to give the Shamrocks some insurance when he sniped the top corner of the Rangers goal (assists coming from Puzzo and Ryan Roux). Loisel turned away 29 of 30 Boston Jr. Rangers shots as the Shamrocks sailed away to a weekend sweep of their league opponent.

The Shamrocks take Sunday off before heading into a hard week of practice and their first ECEL event in Hingham, MA when they rematch against Sea Coast Prep on Friday afternoon.

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Sep 23, 2017 – Pending Results

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U18 Tier 1 AAA----
Boston Jr. Rangers----
Date: Sat, Sep 23, 2017, 7:45pm   Venue: Breakaway Ice Center
 
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U18 Tier 1 AAA

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