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Friars Extend Win Streak To Five



Zack Sirel scored the eventual game winner in the first period as the St. Anthony’s Friars (12-5-1) won 9-1 over the Ward Melville Patriots (4-12-1-1) to sweep the season series. Shane Ryan picked up his fifth win through six starts this season. Bobby Huhne made his eighth start of the season for the Patriots. 

Zack Sirel opened the scoring to give the Friars a 1-0 lead with 13:41 left in the opening frame. Sirel potted his ninth goal of the year on the power play with 4:26 remaining in the 1st period. 

Gerard Nealon scored with 14:34 remaining in the second stanza to extend the Friars lead to three. Nealon found the back of the net for his second of the night with 9:54 remaining in the 2nd period. James Aspromonti scored his third goal of the year to put the Friars up 5-0 with 3:25 remaining in the frame. James Schendorf lit the lamp for his eighth goal of the season with 1:43 left in the period. Jack McCormick scored his 12th goal of the season to put the Patriots on the board with 16 seconds remaining in the frame. 

Brady Montelone put the biscuit in the basket for his ninth of the campaign to give the Friars a 7-1 with 7:15 left in the final frame. Jack Mancini scored his second of the season with 6:01 remaining in the 3rd period. Gerard Nealon completed the hat-trick for his twelfth goal of the season to give the Friars a 9-1 lead with 3:53 left in regulation. 

Scoring Summary

PeriodTimeGoal Scorer (Team)AssistsGoal Type
1st13:41Zackary Sirel (St. Anthony’s)Thomas Azzariti
1st04:26Zackary Sirel (St. Anthony’s)Daniel CevallosPower Play, Game Winning Goal
2nd14:34Gerard Nealon (St. Anthony’s)Zackary Sirel
2nd09:54Gerard Nealon (St. Anthony’s)Zackary Sirel, Daniel Cevallos
2nd03:25James Aspromonti (St. Anthony’s)Unassisted
2nd01:43James Schendorf (St. Anthony’s)Cormac Terry
2nd00:16John McCormick (Ward Melville)Matthew Dann
3rd07:15Brady Monteleone (St. Anthony’s)Ryan Leon
3rd06:01Jack Mancini (St. Anthony’s)Brady Monteleone, Ryan Leon
3rd03:53Gerard Nealon (St. Anthony’s)Unassisted

Penalties by Period

PeriodTimePlayer (Team)Penalty
1st05:31Lucas Scolaro (Ward Melville)Roughing – Minor, 2 min
3rd03:53Lucas Scolaro (Ward Melville)Tripping – Minor, 2 min
3rd02:10Jake Mangano (Ward Melville)Unsportsmanlike Conduct – 10-minute Misconduct, 10 min

Three Stars of the Game

StarPlayer (Team)Stat LinePerformance Summary
1stZack Sirel (St. Anthony’s)2 Goals, 2 AssistsSirel potted the first two goals of the game with assists on the third and fourth Friars goals
2ndGerard Nealon (St. Anthony’s)Hat-TrickNealon completed the hat-trick in a dominant showing for the Friars All-Star
3rdShane Ryan (St. Anthony’s) Win, 1GARyan was rock solid in his fifth straight win of the season 

Upcoming Schedule

The Ward Melville Patriots will square off with the Longwood Lions on Wednesday January 31st at 7:50 PM. The Patriots won their season opener against the Lions 3-2 and then won round two by a final score of 6-1.  

The St. Anthony’s Friars are back in action against the Kings Park Commack Knights on February 2nd at 10:10 PM. The Knights have won both their meetings with the Friars by a final score of 4-2. 

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