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In a thrilling conclusion to the SCHSHL Finals, St Anthony’s, the defending champions, faced off against East Islip in Game 3 of the best-of-three series. The game was played at The Rinx in Hauppauge, NY, which was filled to capacity with eager fans.

The first period saw both teams come out strong, with East Islip’s Andrew Worst scoring the opening goal. St Anthony’s quickly responded with a power-play goal by Nicholas Dandrea, assisted by Dylan Cochrane. The period ended with both teams tied at 2-2.

The second period was marked by intense defense, with only one goal scored by St Anthony’s Alex Grzesiak on a power play. The tension was palpable as both teams fought for control of the game.

In the third period, St Anthony’s took control, scoring four unanswered goals. Nicholas Dandrea’s second goal of the game, assisted by Jack Dlugos, proved to be the game-winner. The final score was 6-2 in favor of St Anthony’s.

The victory was a testament to St Anthony’s resilience and skill, as they successfully defended their championship title. The team’s offensive prowess was on full display, with multiple players contributing to the scoring. The defense was equally impressive, limiting East Islip to just two goals.

Three Stars of the Game

  1. Nicholas Dandrea (St Anthony’s) – Scoring three goals, including the game-winner, Dandrea was the offensive powerhouse of the game.
  2. Alex Grzesiak (St Anthony’s) – With two crucial goals, Grzesiak played a key role in St Anthony’s victory.
  3. Jack Dlugos (St Anthony’s) – Contributing with assists and a goal, Dlugos’s all-around performance was vital to the team’s success.

The game was a fitting end to a thrilling series, with St Anthony’s emerging as the deserving champions. Their victory was a team effort, with contributions from players across the roster. The fans at The Rinx were treated to a game that will be remembered for years to come, a true showcase of high school hockey at its best.

1st11:40#19 Andrew Worst#80 Luke LafataEast Islip
1st04:26 (PP)#12 Nicholas Dandrea#21 Dylan CochraneSt Anthony’s
1st03:38#21 Anthony Pepe#13 Thomas Ivers, #91 Matthew DaddarioEast Islip
2nd08:18 (PP)#16 Alex Grzesiak#8 Kyle JablonskySt Anthony’s
3rd13:26 (PP)#12 Nicholas Dandrea (GWG)#28 Jack DlugosSt Anthony’s
3rd10:48#12 Nicholas Dandrea#14 Dylan SmithSt Anthony’s
3rd04:33 (SH)#16 Alex GrzesiakUnassistedSt Anthony’s
3rd01:59 (PP)#28 Jack Dlugos#6 Brady MonteleoneSt Anthony’s
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