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Ben Basalma scored twice and Eddie Sarin added two goals and three assists as Washington Township defeated William Tennent 5-3 in their opening round game in the Flyers Cup at Voorhees Skate Zone. After Tennent took a 1-0 lead in the opening minutes, Township would tie the game as Sarin would bury a shot from down low on a nice pass from Eric Naccarelli. Early in the second period, on the power play, Justin Cogbill gave Township a 2-1 lead as he scored on a rebound of a shot by Sarin.

Tennent would score the next two goals, one on the power play and took a 3-2 lead into the third period. Township came out and took control of the period, launching 19 shots and scoring three times. Basalma tied the score at 3-3 in the first minute of the third on a pass from Sarin. Then with Tennent on the power play, Sarin broke in with Basalma and after drawing the defenseman over, slid the puck to Basalma, who had an easy tap-in and Township led 4-3.

On their very next shift Basalma and Sarin hooked up again, this time, Basalma feeding Sarin and his shot found the top corner and the lead was 5-3. That’s how it would end, except late in the game Tennent took a run at freshman Shane Moffatt, not sure why you would pick one of the smaller players to take a run at, unless…

Written by Mike Costantino
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