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Down 4-2 with thirty six seconds left, Coach D’Amato still felt he had a chance to win as he has four or five skaters that he depends on and miraculously two guys came through as they rallied to beat St Joe’s in overtime 5-4 and win the SJHSHL Tier II B title at the Igloo. Sean Conard and Ryan McCormick each scored two goals to pace the offense. St Joe’s led 2-0 on goals by Dom Capella and Kevin Troy and with a chance on the power play to go up three goals, Conard picked off a pass and scored short-handed to cut the deficit to 2-1. Early in the second period Riverfront would tie the game on the power play as Daniel Taylor would deflect a shot by Conard. 

Kevin Glass would blast one from the point to give St Joe’s a 3-2 lead and Seth Zolda would score on a breakaway at the three minute mark and St Joe’s took a 4-2 lead into the third period. Riverfront refused to quit as McCormick got them to within 4-3 with thirty six seconds left and then with the goalie pulled, Conard got the equalizer with fourteen seconds left. That momentum carried over into overtime and McCormick would score from down low just ninety seconds in and Riverfront had a miraculous comeback. Congratulations to Coach D’Amato and the entire organization. 

Written by Mike Costantino

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