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Paul Petrongolo scored two goals and Aiden Rogers stopped 26 shots as St Joe’s defeated Riverfront for the Olympic division Championship game played on Friday night at the Skate Zone in Voorhees. It was the second title in a row for St Joe’s. Petrongolo opened the scoring in the first two minutes of the game with Trevor Rucci getting the helper. Riverfront wasted little time in getting the equalizer as Tristan Tilghman tied the score thirty seconds later. Defenseman Rocky DeMas would give Riverfront a 2-1 lead just over two minutes later as he scored an unassisted goal. Goals by Rucci and Petrongolo on the power play, in the final two minutes of the period gave St Joe’s a 3-2 lead heading into the second period.

Dan McCloskey would give St Joe’s a 4-2 lead at the half way point of the second period connecting on the power play again, one of three opportunities St Joe’s had in the period. Glen Holland award winner Aiden Rogers had a strong third period for St Joe’s as Riverfront had two power play chances, converting on one as Kyle Phillips made it 4-3 at the five minute mark. Rogers shut the door the rest of the way and despite the pressure late in the game ST Joe’s hung on for the win.

Written by Mike Costantino

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