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Monteleone Leads Friars To Finals



Senior Brady Monteleone scored the eventual game winner on a shorthanded penalty shot as the #2 seed St. Anthony’s Friars defeated the #3 seed Kings Park Commack Knights 5-2. The Friars captain assisted on the first of four unanswered goals for St. Anthony’s. Senior Louis Cutalo IV, Junior Brody O’Doherty and Senior Jack Mancini scored in the second stanza for the Friars. Sophomore Tommy Azzariti sealed the deal with an empty netter in the third frame. Senior goaltender T.J Ulmschneider was rock solid in St. Anthony’s Semifinals victory.

The Knights took a 1-0 lead in the first period after Junior Jack Salva scored on the power play. Senior Tyler Granelli made it a two score game in the 3rd period for the Knights. Junior goaltender Jayson Krauthamer made a series of show stopping saves for Kings Park Commack.

Knights forward Jack Salva scored his first career Varsity playoff goal with 5:11 left in the 1st period. The puck came to Salva at the point where he sniped top shelf to beat Ulmschneider through traffic. Friars center Louis Cutalo IV scored his first career Varsity playoff goal to tie the game 1-1 with 1:37 remaining in the frame. Forward Brady Monteleone made a backhand feed to Cutalo IV who tapped it home from the backdoor.

Defenseman Brody O’Doherty scored the go-ahead goal on a 5 on 3 power play with 7:01 left in the second stanza. O’Doherty inched into the slot after moving the puck high-to-low for Tommy Azzariti. The Friars forward gave it right back to O’Doherty who rifled it past Krauthamer. Brady Monteleone drew a shorthanded penalty shot with 4:46 remaining in the frame. Monteleone came in slowly, faked a shot, and went backhand-forehand to extend the Friars lead to two. Defenseman Jack Mancini went coast-to-coast on a 5 on 3 advantage to put the Friars up 4-1. Mancini raced up ice, blew by the defense along the right wing side, and tucked it five-hole.

Forward Tyler Granelli scored a power play goal to make it 4-2 just 1:28 into the 3rd period. Jack Salva made a great second effort on a pass from the slot to Granelli who went stick side high to beat Ulmschneider. The Knights called a timeout with 3:05 remaining in the 3rd period before going on a two-minute power play. KPC was unable to find the net before pulling Krauthamer with just over a minute remaining. Tommy Azzariti scored an empty netter on a shot from his own zone with 54 seconds left. It was the Sophomore forward’s second post-season goal to date.

Scoring Summary

Goal Scorer (Team)AssistPeriodTimeGoal Type
Jack Salva (Kings Park Commack)Unassisted1st05:11Power Play
Louis Cutalo IV (St. Anthony’s)Brady Monteleone1st01:37
Brody O’Doherty (St. Anthony’s)Tommy Azzariti, Louis Cutalo IV2nd07:01Power Play
Brady Monteleone (St. Anthony’s)Unassisted2nd04:46Short Handed, Game Winning Goal
Jack Mancini (St. Anthony’s)Unassisted2nd01:25Power Play
Tyler Granelli (Kings Park Commack)Ronald Kemly3rd13:32Power Play
Thomas Azzariti (St. Anthony’s)Unassisted3rd00:54Empty Net

Three Stars of the Game

StarPlayer Name (Team)Stat LinePerformance Summary
1stBrady Monteleone (Friars)Shorthanded, Penalty Shot Game Winning Goal, AssistMonteleone scored the game winning goal in a two point performance
2ndJack Mancini (Friars)Power Play GoalMancini scored a power play goal to solidify the Friars lead
3rdBrody O’DohertyPower Play GoalO’Doherty scored the go-ahead goal on the power play
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