DeAngelo goal in OT gives South win in Showcase Spectacular
Friday, February 12, 2010

Louie DeAngelo scored two minutes into the first overtime as the South defeated the North 6-5 in the second annual Junior-Senior Showcase game held at Hollydell. Eddie Sarin led the South with two goals and two assists, and was named the games MVP. Postponed by the storm from last week, and with snow hitting us hard this week, there was a good crowd on hand and they saw some good clean hockey. The South scored the lone goal of the first period as Eastern’s Billy Bascou scored at the nine minute mark. Despite both teams having offensive fireworks on all 3 lines, the goalies dominated the first period as Alec Zucker from Cherokee and Craig Rushmore from Moorestown were very stingy in goal.

Sarin scored two quick goals in the second period as the South built a 3-0 lead at the eleven minute mark of period two. Lenape’s Jacob Mitchell finally got the North offense going as he scored the first of three straight goals for the North team. Ian Smith cut the lead to 3-2 as the Shawnee forward was set-up by Moorestown’s Tyler Woyshner and Alex Hashmi. Chris Carnivale joined in the scoring as the Moorestown defenseman tied the score at 3-3 late in the period. Ryan Carr broke the tie with just thirteen seconds left in the period with a nice goal down low.

John Czrarnik from RV tied the score at 4-4 with his RV team-mates getting the assists. Clearview’s Ed Moore put the South ahead once again at 5-4 with eleven minutes left. With the back and forth action, both teams had good scoring opportunities in the third but both goalies made excellent saves, CJ Byrd for the North and Mike Stoever for the South. Sean Fleming got the equalizer with just over two minutes remaining in regulation to force overtime. DeAngelo used his quickness as he broke down the right side and turned the defenseman and his quick shot went under the crossbar and into the net for the game winner just two minutes into the extra period.

Notes: Nice to have a game with just one penalty called, nice job by Jack Scarpinato and John Phillips in not being noticed. Nice job by Mary Lou Maloney on the program handed out at the door. Also a shout out to Maureen Robinson for juggling the clock and score sheet as it was somewhat confusing to differentiate between home and away with the different variations of uniforms.

Written by Mike Costantino