2000-11-11 / Sports

Stars Are One For Three...So Far

Stars Are One For Three...So Far

Stars traveled to New Jersey on Saturday, November 4 for a non-league game and dropped a 3-1 decision to the Montclair Blues "A" team in a game played on the Montclair State College campus.

After a scoreless first period, which saw both teams skating hard, the Blues opened the scoring at 1:47 of the second period. The goal was scored by Sean McFarland—assisted by Nickey O’Neill. That goal was the only shot to beat Stars goalie, Ricky Cibrano, who made eight saves during his night’s work.

The Stars tied the game 4:32 into the last period as center, Jimmy Ketterer’s rising wrist shot beat Blues goalie Richard Summers. Stars forward, Kenny Fiorentino earned an assist on the goal.

At 5:16 of the period, the Stars got mixed up on their coverage in the defensive zone, which led to a 2-1 deficit as Tommy Mongelli beat Stars goalie, Anthony Zilahy assisted by Zack Cohen and Jason Moscowitz.

Just 13 seconds later, the Blues beat Zilahy again as the Stars collapsed in front of their goalie. Zilahy stopped 16 of 18 shots.

On November 5, it was back to Long Island Hockey League action for the Stars as they hosted the Long Island Arrows of Freeport at Abe Stark arena in Coney Island.

The Stars overcame a 2-0 deficit to defeat the Arrows 3-2. The victory gave the Stars a 1-2 league record for the season.

At 2:16 in the opening period, the Arrows were up 1-0 as Wade beat Stars goalie, Ricky Cibrano assisted by Bonds. It went to 2-0 less than two minutes later as Cibrano was handcuffed by Smith’s long shot. The score went to 2-1 just 42 seconds into the period as Stars winger, Michael Davie converted on a great centering pass from his line mate Jimmy Ketterer.

The Stars tied the game at the 7:14 mark of the period as Ketterer took a sharp pass from defenseman Paddy Mead and ripped a shot over the left shoulder of Arrows’ goalie, Johnson.

At 3:23 of the first period, the Stars took the lead as their standout defenseman Timmy Faruol blasted home an unassisted goal. Stars goalie, Cibrano, who picked up the victory, stopped 17 of 19 shots.

The Stars got a great big effort from centers, Ketterer, Matt Grogan, Michael Kress, defenseman Matt DiBitetto, Faruol, Joey Forcina, Mead, Michael Strenk and Jesse Wynn.

Special mention goes to the Stars penalty killers, as they shut down the Arrows in the final 1:21, while shorthanded and the Arrows goalie on the bench, giving the visitors a six on four-man advantage.

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