Greater N.Y. Ice Hockey League
By Sharon Monchinski
Saturday, October 12, 2002
The Stars went down to defeat for the first time this season as the Newburgh, NY team outplayed the Coney Island boys 5-1.
The visiting Newburgh skaters showed that they are a powerful team as they applied heavy forechecking throughout the game. This led to the Stars being out shot 40-20.
The Stars gave up a goal off a defensive zone face off just 1:08 into the game.
The home team kept up with the upstate boys for the remainder of the opening period and trailed by a 1-0 score, after being out shot 16-12.
But the strength of the visitors showed during the next two periods, as they pounded their checks unmercifully, leading to 2 goals in each of the sessions. 2 of the goals were power play goals.
The lone highlight for the Stars came midway into the final period as winger Anthony Alleggio ripped a goal home, off a fine pass from his center, Kenny Fiorentino.
Sunday, October 13, 2002
The Stars traveled to Bellmore, NY as they took on the Ice Cats in Long Island Amateur Hockey League action.
With a good team effort, the Stars won the contest by a 4-1 score.
Center Michael Kress opened the scoring 1:30 into the game, as he converted two fine passes, from line mates Charles Gotard and Michael Davie.
With 46 seconds to play in the period the Stars made it 2-0, as center Kenny Fiorentino put home a fine pass from his right wing Anthony Alleggio.
The Ice Cats answered early in the second period, as they beat Stars goalie Ricky Cibrano from long range, making it a 2-1 game.
The Stars made it 3-1 2:27 into the final period, thanks to some great work from winger Jesse Wynn. The forward stole the puck from an Ice Cat defenseman, while killing a Stars penalty. Wynn then drew the goalie to him, before giving the puck to an uncovered Fiorentino, who put in the open net goal.
Just over a minute later it was a 4-1 game as a result of some great face off execution by the Stars.
Kress won an offense zone draw back to the point, where defenseman Paddy Mead unleashed a tremendous blast on goal. The puck bounced off the goalie, right to Gotard, who quickly wristed it home.
The Stars out shot the Ice Cats 26-13. The victory gave the Stars a 2-1 record in league play and an overall record of 6-1-1.