Greater New York Ice Hockey League – New York Stars
Greater New York Ice Hockey League - New York Stars
By Sharon Monchinski
Saturday, November 23, 2002
The Stars went to Dix Hills, NY to take on the Rebels, in Long Island Hockey League action. As has been their wont recently, the Stars played an undisciplined game, surrendering 2 power play goals to end up tying the contest, that they should have won. But, credit must go to the Long Island team who were the more effective team in earning a 3-3 decision. The Stars picked up a late first period power play goal from forward Charles Gotard, assisted by left wing Michael Davie.
They then made it 2-0 early into the second period, as left wing James Gilhooly converted right wing Anthony Alloggio's pass. The Rebels notched their first power play goal minutes later, with a Stars defenseman in the sin bin, serving a 4 minute double minor.
Less than 3 minutes later, it was a 2-2 game. This time the goal came with 2 Stars in the penalty box for a headcheck and another with a 10-minute misconduct.
The Rebels closed out the period with an even strength goal, as they outmaneuvered Stars goalie Ricky Cibrano for the puck and beat him from in close.
Down, 3-2, late in the third period, the Stars tied the game as Alloggio snapped the puck home, off an assist by center Alex Mitic.
The Stars were called for 8 more penalties, which continues to hamper the teams play and is a source of embarrassment to the coaching staff and organization.
Sunday, November 24, 2002
After a coaches meeting before the game concerning discipline, the Stars put together a strong team effort and defeated the visitors form Mamaroneck, NY by a 9-0 score.
Offensively, the Stars were led by their 3 high scoring right wings, who delivered 7 of the teams 9 goals.
Defensively, the team played very well positionally and supported goalie Ricky Cibrano, who stopped 26 shots, while earning the shutout. 1:30 into the game right wing Anthony Alloggio put the Stars ahead 1-0, assisted by defenseman Paddy Mead and center Kenny Fiorentino.
4 minutes later it was 2-0, as right wing Charlie Gotard found the net, assisted by center Michael Kress and winger Michael Davie.
4 minutes into the second period saw them ahead 3-0, the result of a shorthanded effort by Gotard.
8 minutes later Alloggio nailed his second goal of the game with a rocket from the high slot. It was an unassisted goal.
Shortly before the end of the period, Davie redirected a blast from the oint, off the stick of defenseman Zach Hutwagner, to make it a 5-0 game.
Just 10 seconds into the final period was all that Alloggio needed to record his hat trick, as he took a great pass from defenseman Michael Strenk and put home a power play goal.
The Stars put in another power play goal 4 minutes later as Kress converted from Davie. The last 2 goals came from the stick of the Stars other talented right wing Patrick Brown. Both were power play goals and both were unassisted.
The Stars outshot the Mamaroneck team by a 44-26 count. The Stars will hold one more practice session during the week and then head south on the New Jersey Turnpike to Voorhees, NJ and participate in their first tournament of the season.