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Boston Shamrocks Compete In ECEL Championships / U18 Tier 1 AAA

Tuesday, February 20, 2018, 10:06AM
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The Boston Shamrocks competed in the 2017-2018 ECEL Championships last weekend. The team got set to face off against the top three teams in the tournament in the two day round robin.

On Friday the Shamrocks took on first place Elite Hockey Program. Ethan Racz got The Shamrocks came out strong challenging their opponent. Elite struck first on a second opportunity goal. The Shamrocks answered right back however on a short handed bid by Brett Rockey assisted by Jack Meteyer and Robert Hickman. Elite would take two back however to take a 3-1 lead into the second half of the game. The Shamrocks would fail to capitalize on a few power play attempts while Elite ultimately took control of the game scoring three more times in the final frame. Final Score Elite 6, Shamrocks 1.

Saturday Morning the Shamrocks faced off against eventual tournament champion Boston Advantage. The Shamrocks came out firing once again skating to a 0—0 score through the first 25 minute half. Nathan Loisel stopped 22 shots in the first half. The Advantage scored first off a rush in which an Advantage player was able to hammer home a rebound. With two minutes to play the Shamrocks prepared to pull their goalie for the extra attacker. The Advantage added one more goal however to increase their lead to 2—0. With just over a minute remaining the Shamrocks pulled Loisel. It did not take long to capitalize as Jacob Greenholz redirected a puck to Tri-Captain Adam McNabney. McNabney found a seam to Itay Mostovoy who fired a one timer passed the Advantage goalie to cut the lead in half. Despite the surge, the Advantage eventually found the empty net to seal the deal 3—1. The Shamrocks blocked a total of 26 shots in the game.

Saturday night the Shamrocks took on the 95 Giants. The Shamrocks came out slow allowing three goals in the first five minutes of the game. After a time out to reset the Shamrocks regained their footing. Itay Mostovoy scored his second goal of the weekend on a centered pass from line mate Jackson Puzzo, with second assist coming from Ryan Davis. The Giants added one more to increase their lead back to three. Mostovoy was not done however as he scored once more to make the score 4—2 going into the locker room. Assists coming from Cody Porcello and Chris Curtis. The Shamrocks would not be able to finish their come back however as the Giants found the empty net for a final score of 5—2.

Sunday Morning the Shamrocks took on Team Maryland in a consolation game. Itay Mostovoy would finish off a 4 goal weekend when he snapped a quick shot through the Maryland goalie with assist coming from Puzzo and Greenholz. The Shamrocks controlled the play for 49 of 50 minutes. Maryland however found the back of the net with just one minute remaining in the game to tie the score. Maryland scored the game winner just 30 seconds into overtime on a two on one rush.

Despite not getting the results they wanted, the Shamrocks had a hard fought weekend in which they skated very well. The team has one final game this week against the Walpole Express in their NPHL regular season finale, before heading into February vacation. The team will come back and compete in the NPHL playoffs in March in search for the league championship.

Weekend Stats G—A—PTS:
Itay Mostovoy: 4—0—4
Jackson Puzzo: 0—2—2
Jacob Greenholz: 0—2—2
Brett Rockey: 1—0—1
Jack Meteyer: 0—1—1
Adam McNabney: 0—1—1
Robert Hickman: 0—1—1
Cody Porcello: 0—1—1
Chris Curtis: 0—1—1
Ryan Davis: 0—1—1

Goalies Stats:
Nathan Loisel: 82 Saves — 87 Shots
Ethan Racz: 59 Save — 68 Shots