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Another Game, Another Tie



Shane Reidy scored the game tying goal as the second meeting between the St. Anthony’s Friars and the Smithtown Hauppauge Bulls ended in a 2-2 draw. The Bulls moved to 6-4-3. The Friars moved to 7-5-1. Patrick Ryan started his seventh game of the season for Smithtown Hauppauge. The Senior from Smithtown East High School has not allowed an overtime goal this season, but the Bulls have yet to score in overtime which has given Ryan the dubious distinction of leading the league in ties with three. T.J. Ulmschneider was between the pipes for his fourth straight start of the season for the Friars. During that stretch, the St. Anthony’s senior has posted a 2-1-1 record with a GAA of 2.00.

With 9:27 remaining in the first frame, Smithtown Hauppauge’s Victor D’Errico was assessed a five minute major and game misconduct for spearing. The Bulls killed off the first two minutes and thirty-five seconds of the Friars power play, before drawing an interference penalty that went against St. Anthony’s Louis Cutalo IV. The Friars couldn’t capitalize at four on four or on the last twenty-five seconds of the power play. Neither team would score in the first fifteen minutes of regulation.

The Smithtown Hauppauge Bulls jumped out to a 1-0 lead in the second stanza after Bobby Trites lifted the stick of Louis Cutalo IV as the Friars forward looked for the zone exit. The loose puck came to David Wetzel, who walked in and fired a shot that was turned aside by the blocker of T.J. Ulmschneider. Jackson Cantalupo cashed in on a rebound that beat Ulmschneider from the backdoor with 9:34 remaining in the second stanza. Just thirty-four seconds later the Bulls found themselves on the penalty kill after R.J. Phister was called for two minor penalties. Phister was assessed two minutes for slashing and another two minutes for roughing. Friars Captain, Brady Monteleone, was assessed a two minute minor for roughing at the stoppage. Forty-three seconds into the Friars power play, Bulls blue liner Adam Lackowitz was assessed a two minute minor for roughing. Smithtown Hauppauge successfully killed off the St. Anthony’s 5 on 3 opportunity. The Bulls led by one after two periods of play.

St. Anthony’s scored two straight goals to take lead in the third period. The Friars scored on the power play after Louis Cutalo IV sacrificed the body to make a cross ice feed to Joe Rocca, who entered the zone 1 on 1, used the defender as a screen and sniped top shelf to tie the game. The Friars forward has now scored in two consecutive contests. Three minutes and eleven seconds later Thomas Azzariti gained the zone and made a pass to Devin Curry, who beat the Bulls defender to the outside before firing a cross crease pass to Brady Monteleone who tapped it home from the backdoor. Shane Reidy tied the game at 2-2 off a shot from the slot with 5:20 remaining in the frame. The Captain, Bobby Trites, and Brendan Landrigan were credited with assists on the play.

Scoring Summary

PeriodTimeGoal Scorer (Team)Assist(s)Goal Type
2nd09:34Jackson Cantalupo (Smithtown Hauppauge)Unassisted
3rd10:31PP Joe Rocca (St. Anthony’s)Louis Cutalo IVPower Play
3rd08:21Brady Monteleone (St. Anthony’s)Devin CurryPower Play
3rd05:20Shane Reidy (Smithtown Hauppauge)Robert Trites, Brendan LandriganShort Handed

Three Stars of the Game

StarPlayer (Team)Stat LinePerformance Summary
1stJackson Cantalupo (Smithtown Hauppauge)1 GoalCantalupo’s unassisted goal was a key moment for the Bulls.
2ndJoe Rocca (St. Anthony’s)1 Power Play GoalRocca’s power play goal was crucial in the Friars’ scoring efforts.
3rdBrady Monteleone (St. Anthony’s)1 Power Play GoalMonteleone’s goal contributed significantly to the Friars’ performance.
Upcoming Schedule

Looking To End The Year On A High Note

The Smithtown Hauppauge Bulls are back in action against the Ward Melville Patriots on Monday, December 18th at 9:40 PM. In their first meeting of the season, the Bulls defeated the Patriots 11-2.

A New Years Resolution

The Friars will kick off 2024 against the Northport Huntington Tigers on Wednesday, January 3rd at 9:20 PM. In their first meeting of the season, the Friars defeated the Tigers 6-1.

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