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No Game Winner In OT Thriller   



For the second time this season, Sachem and Smithtown Hauppauge were tied at the end of regulation. In their first meeting of the campaign Cameron Kalberer scored the game winning goal in overtime. There was no game winner in this one as a battle between Sachem and the Smithtown Hauppauge Bulls ended in a 5-5 tie. Sachem moved to 8-2-1. The Smithtown Hauppauge Bulls moved to 5-4-2. Michael DiGirolamo got the nod in net for his seventh start of the season. Patrick Ryan made his sixth start of the campaign for the Smithtown Hauppauge Bulls. Thomas Konkowski scored four goals in a five point performance for Sachem. Konkowski has now scored four goals in back-to-back contests for Sachem. The Smithtown Hauppauge Bulls Captain, Bobby Trites, returned to the lineup for the first time since sustaining an injury in a 3-2 loss to the Kings Park Commack Knights on October, 23rd.

With 14:06 remaining in the 1st period, Thomas Konkowski opened the scoring to give Sachem a 1-0 lead. The Sachem Captain cut across the Smithtown Hauppauge zone before beating Patrick Ryan stick side high with a quick wrist shot from the top of the dot. The one goal lead didn’t last for long. With 10:23 remaining in the 1st period, Brendan Landrigan fired a backhanded shot from the slot to beat DiGirolamo five hole. Just past the midway mark of the first frame, Timothy Sellito scored the a power play goal to put Smithtown Hauppauge up by one. Two minutes and three seconds later, Thomas Konkowski forced a turnover at his own blue line and tied the game on a breakaway goal. The Sachem Captain completed the Hat Trick with 1:50 remaining in the period. Konkowski has netted a 1st period Hat Trick in each of his last two games. Sachem led by one goal after one period of play.

With 9:14 remaining in the second stanza, Gavin Bareham scored a breakaway goal for the Smithtown Hauppauge Bulls to tie the game at 3-3. Sachem tried to answer back, but couldn’t find the back of the net in the second frame. With under a minute remaining in the 2nd period, Bobby Trites entered the zone on a 2 on 1 opportunity, threaded the needle on a cross ice feed to Brandon Landrigan who scored to give the Bulls a one goal lead. Thirty-five seconds later, Gavin Bareham made a one handed pass to a trailing Landrigan who lit the lamp to complete the Hat Trick. The Bulls led 5-3 after two periods of action.

Sachem came storming back late in the third period. Gregory Monthie thought he had scored the fourth goal of the game after beating the Bulls netminder, but on ice officials deemed that the puck hit the post and not the back of the net. Nonetheless, Sachem wouldn’t be denied a fourth goal for much longer. Cameron Kalberer cut the lead to one after redirecting a pass from Colin Kalberer past Patrick Ryan. With 3:09 remaining in the frame, Konkowski scored a breakaway goal to tie the game at 5-5. After forty five minutes of regulation, the game was heading to overtime. 

Patrick Ryan stole the show in overtime for the Bulls. The Smithtown Hauppauge netminder made a series of highlight reel worthy saves to fend off the comeback attempt by Sachem. The Bulls generated several key scoring chances in overtime, but Michael DiGirolamo stonewalled them at every turn. Neither team could find the back of the net in overtime.

Scoring Summary

PeriodTimeGoal Scorer (Team)Assist(s)Goal Type
1st14:06Thomas Konkowski (Sachem)Unassisted
1st10:23Brendan Landrigan (Smithtown)Jackson Cantalupo
1st06:47Timothy Sellitto (Smithtown)Brendan Landrigan, Shane ReidyPower Play
1st04:44Thomas Konkowski (Sachem)Unassisted
1st01:50Thomas Konkowski (Sachem)Unassisted
2nd09:14Gavin Bareham (Smithtown)Michael Arnoni
2nd00:42Brendan Landrigan (Smithtown)Gavin Bareham, Robert Trites
2nd00:07Brendan Landrigan (Smithtown)Gavin Bareham, Robert Trites
3rd04:38Cameron Kalberer (Sachem)Colin Kalberer, Thomas KonkowskiPower Play
3rd03:09Thomas Konkowski (Sachem)Colin Kalberer

Three Stars of the Game

StarPlayer (Team)Stat LinePerformance Summary
1stThomas Konkowski (Sachem)4 Goals, 1 AssistKonkowski three unassisted goals with four total scores on the night. The Sachem Captain garnered a point on the fifth Sachem goal.
2ndBrendan Landrigan (Smithtown)Hat TrickLandrigan opened the scoring for the Bulls and proceeded to give his team a two goal lead.
3rdGavin Bareham (Smithtown)1 Goal, 2 AssistsBareham played a key role in the 2nd period surge from Smithtown Hauppauge with one goal and two assists.
Looking Forward

Don’t Get Upset, Get Even

The Smithtown Hauppauge Bulls are Back in action against the West Islip Lions on Monday, December 11th. The Lions shocked the SCHSHL with a 3-2 win over the Bulls in their first meeting of the season. The Smithtown Hauppauge Bulls haven’t lost by more than one goal all season long. The Bulls have shown that they can go toe to toe with the best of them, but they need to prove they can take care of business against teams with records below .500. The silver lining for Smithtown Hauppauge is that they are 2-0-1 under new Head Coach Mark Dubeau.

Stay In The Game

Sachem will square off with the Northport Huntington Tigers on Friday, December 8th against the Northport Huntington Tigers. Sachem defeated the Northport Huntington Tigers by a final score of 7-1 their first meeting of the season. Sachem started the season on a seven game heater, but they are 1-2-1 in their last four games. Before last night’s contest, four different Sachem players had been assessed a game misconduct penalty in the team’s last three matches. The good news for Sachem fans is that there were no game misconduct penalties called against their club on Monday Night. Here’s to hoping that we can all enjoy watching these talented young players draw into the lineup for the rest of the season!
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