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Patriots Pick Up Two Points



Ward Melville Finds Their Stride In Big Win. 

Mathew Dann scored the Game Winning Goal on the Power Play with 13:12 remaining in the third period. It was the Patriots first win since opening night against Longwood. Ward Melville has now moved to 2-6 on the season, while West Islip fell to 3-5.

Jake Mangano scored a beautiful one-timer goal off of a beautiful feed from McCormick with 5:33 remaining in the first frame. Mangano missed the Patriots Sunday Night game against Sachem after picking up a game misconduct against Northport Huntington. The Patriots led by one after one period of play. Neither team scored in the second stanza. 

John McCormick scored just forty seconds into the third period to put the Patriots up 2-0. Ward Melville would go up 3-0 after an unassisted power play goal by Dann. Less than two minutes later, Ciaran Pollard put West Islip on the board with a Power Play Goal. 

Ward Melville defenseman, Michael Eilenberger, fired right back with an unassisted short handed goal to put the Patriots up 4-1. Luke Richard scored his first career SCHSHL Varsity Goal to make it 5-1 in favor of Ward Melville. Pollard scored his second of the night with 6:20 remaining in the final frame. Trailing 5-2, West Islip pulled their goaltender. McCormick made it 6-2 on an unassisted short handed empty net goal with just one second remaining. 

Robert Huhne started his third game of the season for Ward Melville. The Patriots netminder picked up his second win, while allowing just two goals in the game. Tyler Sapoff got the nod in net for West Islip. The Lions goaltender made a string of spectacular saves, but picked up his second loss of the year in his fourth start this season.

Scoring Summary

1st05:33#26 Jake Mangano (8)#13 John McCormick (7)Ward Melville Patriots
3rd14:20#13 John McCormick (5)#26 Jake Mangano (3), #66 Matthew Dann (2)Ward Melville Patriots
3rd13:12#66 Matthew Dann (4)Unassisted (PP, GWG)Ward Melville Patriots
3rd11:24#9 Ciaran Pollard (12)#2 James Barbieri (4), #77 Andrew Mervyak (2)West Islip Lions
3rd10:40#2 Michael Eilenberger (1)Unassisted (SH)Ward Melville Patriots
3rd08:45#20 Luke Richard (1)#88 Daniel Breslin (2)Ward Melville Patriots
3rd06:20#9 Ciaran Pollard (13)#25 James Johnson (1), #62 Liam Henshaw (6)West Islip Lions
3rd00:01#13 John McCormick (6)Unassisted (SH, EN)Ward Melville Patriots

Three Stars of the Game

StarPlayerStat LinePerformance Description
1st#13 John McCormick2 Goals, 1AssistThe Fan Favorite scored two goals and picked up an assist on the night.
2nd#66 Mathew Dann1 Goal, 1AssistScored an unassisted game winning goal on the power play along with one assist.
3rd#26 Jake Mangano1 Goal,1 AssistScored the first goal of the game and assisted on the second for the Patriots 

Upcoming Schedule 

West Islip Looks to Flip Script on KPC

Ciaran Pollard picked up one goal through two games against the Knights in the 2022-2023 Varsity Season. It came during a 5-2 loss  on October 17th of 2022. The Lions were shut out in an 8-0 loss to KPC on January 2nd of 2023.  SCHSHL fans can expect a big performance from Pollard in next week’s matchup. The West Islip Lions are set to play the Kings Park Commack Knights on Monday November 13th at 8:10 PM. 

A Familiar Face Takes On The Friars During the 2021-2022 SCHSHL JV Regular Season, Mathew Dann lit the lamp twenty times for St. Anthony’s JV Gold while also recording seventeen assists through eighteen games. Dann went on to play in nine varsity games in 2022-2023, but he was unable to get on the scoresheet. He has been nothing short of a revelation for the Patriots this season. Dann has scored in consecutive contests with four goals in his last four games. He has registered two assists this season while paying on a terrific line with Mangano and McCormick. Patriots fans are in for a great game next week. The Ward Melville Patriots will face off against St. Anthony’s Friars on Monday November 13th at 9:40 PM.

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