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SCHSHL Varsity Ice Hockey Game Recap: Longwood Lions vs. Ward Melville Patriots

In a thrilling start to the 2023-24 SCHSHL season, the Ward Melville Patriots narrowly edged out the Longwood Lions with a final score of 3-2. This game marked not only the season opener for both teams but also the Longwood Lions’ debut in the SCHSHL league.

Scoring Summary:

PeriodWard Melville PatriotsLongwood Lions

The game began with the Lions roaring into the lead, thanks to a goal from Brandon Scheuermann, assisted by Cole Del Bianco and Nicholas Gigante. The Patriots responded in the second period with a goal from Ethan Tam, set up by Timothy Brown. The third period saw a flurry of activity, with the Patriots’ Peter Dykeman and John McCormick finding the back of the net. The Lions fought back with a power-play goal from Aydan Azmoun, assisted by Brandon Scheuermann.

Both teams’ goaltenders showcased exceptional skill, keeping the game low-scoring and electrifying till the very end. Robert Huhne of the Patriots and Anthony Frega of the Lions both displayed stellar performances, making crucial saves that kept their respective teams in the game.

Three Stars of the Game:

StarPlayerStat LinePerformance Description
1stJohn McCormick2 GoalsScored the game-winning goal and added another.
2ndBrandon Scheuermann1 Goal, 1 AssistPlayed a pivotal role in both of Lions’ goals.
3rdRobert Huhne (Goalie)45:00 TOI, Crucial SavesKept the Patriots in the game with key saves.

The Ward Melville Patriots, now with a record of 1-0-0, will face Kings Park Commack in their next game on September 27th at 9:40 PM. The Longwood Lions, despite their valiant effort, start their season with a record of 0-1-0. They will be looking to bounce back in their next game against East Islip on October 2nd at 7:50 PM.

The Longwood Lions, a team established in 2020, consists of students from Longwood, Miller Place, and Rocky Point school districts. Their inaugural year in 2020 saw them bring together a mix of talent and passion for the sport. With their mascot, the Lions, and their General Manager, Fernando Martins, leading the way, the team has shown promise and potential.

On the other hand, the Ward Melville Patriots have showcased their prowess and are determined to make a mark this season. With a strong lineup and a dedicated coaching staff, they are a team to watch out for.

Both teams have a challenging schedule ahead, with several key matchups that will determine their standings as the season progresses. Fans of both teams are eagerly awaiting their next games, hoping for thrilling performances and memorable moments.

In conclusion, the SCHSHL season opener between the Longwood Lions and the Ward Melville Patriots set the tone for an exciting season ahead. With both teams showcasing skill, determination, and a love for the game, fans can expect many more electrifying matches in the coming months.

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