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Max Ramos stopped all 22 shots as Clearview defeated HLV 3-0 and advanced to the finals in Tier II and will face Black Horse on Monday night at Voorhees. Led by the strong play of senior defenseman Tyler Richardson and the tenacity of the smallest player on the ice Anthony Dellerose, the View played solid defense and when there was a breakdown, Ramos was there to shut the door. Late in the first period HLV was on the power play and Colin Riera found himself all alone down low, but Ramos stoned him to keep it scoreless. Later in the period Mike Cullen broke down and his shot from the slot was stopped by Doug Henkel, but Mason Gagne kept the play alive and Trevor Smolsky was there to put home the rebound and his second goal of the playoffs gave Clearview a 1-0 lead.

Midway through the second period Clearview made it 2-0 as Mike Deissroth made a nice play behind the net and found Jimmy Summers in front for his second of the playoffs. Meantime on each shift Dellerose was on the ice he either pestered HLV to turn over the puck or would keep the puck in the offensive zone to kill time. Leading 2-0 heading into the third period the View’s game plan was simple get the puck deep and keep HLV pinned in their own zone. With about five minutes left in the game Ramos stoned another HLV forward as RC Randall was alone down low but could not beat Ramos. In the final minute with Henkel pulled for an extra skater, Dellerose did what he had done the whole game and harassed the defense, stole the puck and scored an empty net goal to ice the game.

Notes: If the View wants to defend their championship they will have to beat Black Horse twice as Black Horse has not lost a game in the double elimination tournament. Playing like they did tonight will help, but Black Horse has more offense then HLV.

Written by Mike Costantino

Posted in: Clearview, HLV
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