2003-11-07 / Sports

Greater New York Ice Hockey League – New York Stars

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

The Mamaroneck Tigers paid a visit to Coney Island where the Stars handed them a 6-3 defeat in Long Island Hockey League action. The Stars were lead by centers Michael Davie and Michael Strenk, each of whom had 2 goals.

The Stars had the only score in the first period, when late in the session, Davie converted passes from winger Joey Calabrese and defenseman Chris Gerardi.

Early in the middle period the Tigers tied the game, by beating Stars goalie Ryan Forman.

With 6:26 to go in the period the Stars took a 2-1 lead, when Hayes was set up beautifully by Davie, for an open net goal.

Less than a minute later it was a 3-1 game, as Strenk found the net, with a low wrist shot.

Exactly 1 minute more found the Coney Island boys on the scoreboard again. This time they made good on a power play.  Defenseman T.J. Leonard carried the puck into the attacking zone and dropped a pass to Hayes whose blast from the point was deflected home by Calabrese.

As the period was coming to a close, Davie picked up an unassisted goal with a brilliant individual effort, depositing the puck through the 5 hole of the Tigers goalie. The Tigers beat Forman early in the final period, to make it a 5-2 game.

Midway into the period, winger Michael Biagioni and defenseman Danny Kaplan set up Strenk, who found the net. It was a power play goal. The Tigers answered right back with their own power play goal, to make it 6-3. The Stars outshot the Tigers, 28-19. The victory gave the Stars a 4-1 record in league play and 11-3 overall.

Stars Bantam "B" Team

Sunday, November 2, 2003 

The Stars entertained the Long Island Gulls in an exhibition game played at the Abe Stark Arena.  Despite the up and down the ice action, the first two periods were scoreless.  Both teams had their chances, but a combination of solid goaltending and missed opportunities kept both teams off the scoreboard.

The Stars finally got on the board early in the third period.  Danny Honovic, who played inspired hockey all game, fired a low, hard slap shot on goal.  When the Gull’s goaltender could not control the rebound, Charlie Gotard was there to backhand it home.  The Gulls answered back less than a minute later when an Gulls player left alone in the high slot took a pass and ripped it by Star’s goaltender Rick Cibrano. The Stars were up to the challenge, and twenty-three seconds later were back on top 2-1.  Tim Faroul gathered in a loose puck in a goalmouth scramble and put it by the fallen Gulls net minder.

At the 11:47 mark, the Stars appeared to have put the game away when Kenny Fiorentino, set up in the slot in front of the Gull’s net, took a pass from Danny Hanovic and one timed it home for a 3-1.  But the Gulls were not through.  They worked a perfect two on one break into the Star’s zone; a perfect cross-ice pass found a Gull’s player camped at the side of the net for the tip in. The fired up Gulls kept the pressure on and 35 seconds later, another odd man break lead to the disappointing tie for the Stars.


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