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Marazzito Scores Twice In Anatra’s Return as East Islip Wins 5-2  



Anthony Marazzito scored two power play goals as the East Islip Chiefs (12-1-2) rang in the new year with a 5-2 victory over the Connetquot Sayville BBP T-Birds (6-9). Ryan Anatra sniped top corner in his return to the lineup following an injury sustained during November of 2023. Jack Dolson scored the eventual game winner as Luke LaFata potted an empty netter. Corey McGovern picked up his fourth win of the campaign for the Chiefs. Shane Kirby was stellar in net for the T-Birds, but the Chiefs capitalized on the man advantage with two power play goals.

Ryan Anatra scored on a shot from the slot with 10:05 remaining in the 1st period off a drop pass by Thomas Ivers. Thirty-seven seconds later, Eathan Brdey evened the score on a shot from the slot. Alex DeLeon blocked a shot in the T-Birds zone, the puck came to Ricky Guterwill in transition who dumped the puck into the EI zone. Guterwill forced the EI defense to cough it up in the slot which led to Brdey’s quick shot that beat McGovern short side. Anthony Marazzito tapped one home from the back door on a 2 on 1 power play goal that was assisted by Thomas Ivers.

Jack Dolson scored with 5:39 remaining in the second stanza to put the Chiefs up 3-1. Dolson teamed up with Alex Carino to force a defensive zone turnover along the left wing half wall. The Chiefs rising star walked in and fired a shot from beneath the faceoff dot that beat the T-Birds goaltender far side.

Eathan Brdey was assessed a five minute major and game misconduct that brought his night to an abrupt end with 12:43 remaining in the final frame. Thirty-eight seconds later Anthony Marazzito scored the Chiefs lone goal on the five minute power play. The puck came to Marazzito right off the draw where the Chiefs sniper used a T-Birds as a screen as EI took a 4-1 lead. Kirby and the T-Birds penalty kill kept East Islip from capitalizing on the remaining four minutes and twenty-two seconds of the power play. Matt Campagnola sniped shortside on a wrist shot that came off a beautiful no look behind the back pass from Ryan Fleischauer to cut the EI lead to two with 2:29 remaining. The T-Birds called timeout to design a set play for a six on five opportunity with Kirby being pulled for an extra attacker. Luke LaFata potted an empty netter to seal the deal with 1:49 remaining in the game.

Scoring Summary

PeriodTimeGoal Scorer (Team)Assist(s)Goal Type
1st10:05Ryan Anatra (East Islip)Thomas Ivers
1st09:28Eathan Brdey (Connetquot Sayville)Richard Guterwill
1st07:46Anthony Marazzito (East Islip)Thomas IversPower Play
2nd05:39Jack Dolson (East Islip)Alex CarinoGame Winning Goal
3rd12:05Anthony Marazzito (East Islip)Luke Lafata, Ryan AnatraPower Play
3rd02:29Matthew Campagnola (Connetquot Sayville)Ryan Fleischauer
3rd01:05Luke Lafata (East Islip)Unassisted

Penalties by Period

PeriodTimePlayer (Team)Penalty
1st08:09Paul Wagner (Connetquot Sayville)Tripping – Minor, 2 min
1st00:40Evan Lafata (East Islip)Slashing – Minor, 2 min
2nd13:36Ryan Fleischauer (Connetquot Sayville)Interference – Minor, 2 min
3rd12:43Eathan Brdey (Connetquot Sayville)Charging – Major (5 minutes), 5 min
3rd12:43Eathan Brdey (Connetquot Sayville)Charging – Game Misconduct, 10 min
3rd01:05Ryan Fleischauer (Connetquot Sayville)Unsportsmanlike Conduct – 10-Minute Misconduct, 10 min

Three Stars of the Game

StarPlayer (Team)Stat LinePerformance Summary
1stAnthony Marazzito (East Islip)2 GoalsMarazzito netted two on the power play including the go ahead and insurance goals
2ndJack Dolson (East Islip)1 GoalDolson scored the game winner in an excellent two-way performance
3rdRyan Anatra (East Islip)1 Goal, 1 AssistThe Captain picked up right where he left off as he scored in his return to SCHSHL action

Upcoming Schedule

The Connetquot Sayville BBP T-Birds look to bounce back into the win column against the Longwood Lions at the Rinx on Sunday January 14th at 7:50 PM. The T-Birds won 7-0 in their first meeting with the Lions this season. 

The East Islip Chiefs will be back in action as they take on the Smithtown Hauppauge Bulls at the Rinx on Monday January 15th at 9:40. The first meeting between these two ended in a 6-6 tie after the Chiefs scored three of the last four goals in regulation. 

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