Greater New York Ice Hockey League – New York Stars
Greater New York Ice Hockey League - New York Stars
By Sharon Monchinski
Saturday, October 26, 2002
The Stars capitalized on the offensive explosiveness of winger, Anthony Alloggio's 3 goals and 1 assist, to defeat the Apple Core "A" team, by a 5-3 count, in a game played at the Abe Stark arena.
Early in the first period Alloggio and forward James Gilhooly worked a neat give and go deep in the offensive zone, which resulted in Alloggio's first goal.
They went up by a 2-0 score midway through the period as center Alex Mitic nailed an unassisted goal.
Alloggio closed out the first period scoring by converting a great breakout pass from defense man Michael Strenk, to make it 3-0 for the Stars.
The Apple Core boys beat Stars goalie Ricky Cibrano, to get on the scoreboard early in the second period. The goal was scored by Matt Condon and was unassisted.
The Stars answered right back minutes later as Alloggio hit his center Michael Kress with a tremendous pass, which Kress put home, making it a 4-1 game.
But Apple came back near the end of the period, as Bobby Amrhein beat Cibrano, assisted by winger Michael Biagione. The Stars went up by three again halfway through the final period, as Alloggio got his hat trick as forward Jesse Wynn assisted him.
Amrhein closed out the scoring of the game, late in the period with his second goal, assisted by Anthony Bitetto.
The Stars out shot the Apple Core 20-19.
The victory gave Stars a 8-1-1 overall record.
Sunday, October 27, 2002
The Stars traveled to the Pavilion in Staten Island and faced off against the Rangers, in Long Island Hockey League action.
It was a long day for the Rangers, as they were clearly over matched and dropped a 12-0 decision to the Stars.
The Stars demonstrated a well balanced attack, as 13 different skaters registered points.
The Stars outshot the Rangers by a 50-15 margin. Yet as well as the team played offensively, it was their defensive showing which pleased head coach Stan Monchinski the most.
Included in their offensive assault were 2 power play goals and 1 shorthanded effort.
Points were picked by: Anthony Alloggio, 1 goal, 1 assist; Patrick Brown, 4 assists; Michael Davie, 3 assists; Matt Dibitetto, 1 goal, 3 assists; Kenny Fiorentino, 1 goal, 1 assist; James Gilhooly, 1 goal, 2 assists; Charlie Gotard, 1 goal; Danny Honovic, 1 goal, 1 assist; Zach Hutwagner, 1 goal; Michael Kress, 2 goals, 1 assist; Paddy Mead, 1 goal; Michael Strenk, 1 assist; Jesse Wynn, 2 goals.
Goalie Ricky Cibrano picked up the shutout, along with his ninth victory of the season.
The Stars received big efforts from forwards Gilhooly and Wynn, who came up with their best game of the season and Brown who replaced an injured Alex Mitic at center. All three showed why they are Stars.