2002-11-23 / Sports

Greater New York Ice Hockey League – New York Stars

Greater New York Ice Hockey League - New York Stars
By Sharon Monchinski

Saturday, November 16, 2002 (Game 1)

The Nassau Cubs, defeated the Stars by the score of 5-4 in Long Island Hockey League action played at Westbury, N.Y.

The Cubs forced a Stars defenseman to cough up the puck and took a 1-0 lead.

The Stars bounced back in the second period and third period by scoring 4 unanswered goals to lead 4-3 on goals by forward Anthony Alloggio, center Michael Kress, power forward Charlie Gotard and defenseman Paddy Mead.

But a complete lack of discipline by a Stars defenseman resulted in a roughing penalty.  50 seconds later the Stars were 2 men down and the Cubs made the penalty prone Stars pay deeply with 2 goals in 37 seconds, sending the Stars to defeat with an overall record of 11-3-1 for the season.

Saturday, November 16, 2002 (Game 2)

The Stars hosted the Syosset Bobcats "A" team in a non-league game, played at the Abe Stark Arena. Once again the Stars were guilty of some poor discipline and fell to the visitors 5-3.

4 minutes in the third period, it was a 3-1 lead for the Stars as Alex Mitic and Patrick Brown set up left wing Matt DiBitetto, who ripped a shot home from the low slot.

But, that was to be the last hurrah for the Stars, as the Bobcats nailed the last four goals to seal the victory.

For the second game in a row the Stars gave up 2 late power play goals and the Stars were called for 6 minor penalties in the game, which is indicative of their lack of discipline.  This is an area of great concern for the coaching staff and must be dealt with immediately.  A team meeting is scheduled for midweek.

Sunday, November 17, 2002

The Stars bounced back from 2 consecutive losses, to defeat the NYC Cyclones, by a 5-2 score.  The game was played at the Abe Stark Arena and was a Long Island Hockey League game.

They took a 1-0 lead 51 seconds into the middle stanza as winger Anthony Alloggio converted a tremendous pass from his center Kenny Fiorentino.  Alloggio nailed his second goal of the game at the 8:30 mark of the final period, giving his team a 3-1 lead. The Stars outshot the Cyclones 26-18 and ran their overall record to 12-4-1.

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