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One Goal Needed as Knights Take Down T-Birds



The Kings Park-Commack Knights advanced to the SCHSHL semifinal and defeated the Connetquot-Sayville Thunderbirds with a 1-0 overtime win.

With the game needing sudden-death overtime, Ryan Walsh was the hero for the Knights. Kings Park-Commack worked the puck from the corner to a D-to-D pass, ending on Sean Richardson‘s stick at the right point. The senior defenseman fired a low wrist shot through heavy traffic that Walsh deflected past the goaltender.

The Rinx was sent into a frenzy as the Knights celebrated. Connor Cohen was credited with the primary assist on the goal.

It was a tightly contested, low-scoring game where both goaltenders had to be sharp. Jayson Krauthamer got the better of it and recorded the shutout. It was his fourth shutout of the season. Shane Kirby was strong in net for the T-Birds giving up just one goal.

During regulation, both teams spent a lot of time on the power play but were unable to score. Kings Park-Commack went 0-for-6 whereas Connetquot-Sayville was 0-for-5.

Kings Park-Commack was able to get it done this year after an upset loss in the first round last season to these same T-Birds. The Knights next playoff matchup will take place tomorrow night as they take on the number two seed and back-to-back defending champion St. Anthonys Friars. A spot in the SCHSHL finals is on the line.

Scoring Summary

Goal (Team)AssistsPeriodTimeGoal Type
Ryan Walsh- KnightsSean Richardson, Connor CohenOT 103:05GWG

Three Stars of the Game

StarPlayer NameTeamStat LinePerformance Summary
1stRyan Walsh KnightsGame-winning goalScored the game-winning goal to punch his team’s ticket to the semifinal
2ndJayson KrauthamerKnightsShutoutRecorded a shutout, not allowing Connetquot-Sayville to find the back of the net
3rdSean RichardsonKnightsAssistAssisted the game-winning goal

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