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Suffolk Sweeps Saugerties To Set Up Semis



The SCHSHL came, saw and conquered on Day Two of the round robin at the NYSAHA tournament. The Smithtown Hauppauge Bulls, St. Anthony’s Friars, East Islip Chiefs and Kings Park Commack Knights are all set to advance to the Semifinals on Sunday. The Arlington Admirals and Saugerties Mustang of the HVHISHA were eliminated on Saturday. The Chenango Forks Blue Devils and Elmira Hockey Club of the BCHSHA were also eliminated on Saturday.  

The Smithtown Hauppauge Bulls secured 1st place in Division I and clinched the #1 seed in the Semifinals after winning a nail biter against the East Islip Chiefs. The Arlington Admirals won their battle with Elmira Hockey Club in what was the final game for both squads in Division I. 

The St. Anthony’s Friars defeated the Kings Park Commack Knights as well as the Chenango Forks Blue Devils to secure the top spot in Division II and clinch the #2 seed in Sunday’s Semifinals. The final spot came down to tiebreakers as the Saugerties Mustangs and Chenango Forks Blue Devils both finished 1-2 in Division II play. KPC’s +1 goal differential allowed the Knights to survive and advance. 

The #1 Seed Smithtown Hauppauge Bulls are set to take on the #4 seed Kings Park Commack Knights at 8:00 AM.  The #2 seed St. Anthony’s Friars will square off with the #3 seed East Islip Chiefs at 10:00 AM. The winners of each game will square off at 4:00 PM on Sunday afternoon. Full game recaps below with Official Box Scores available here.

Mustangs Muster Up A Big Win 

Brothers Artie and Leo Dagget tallied three points apiece to lead the hometown Saugerties Mustangs to a 8-5 victory over the Chenago Forks Blue Devils. Ryan Haberski made 30 stops on 35 shots for the Mustangs. Colin O’Flanagen made 17 saves on 25 shots for the Blue Devils. 

Kennedy Bleau opened the scoring in the 1st period before Artie Dagget and Kamran Hetrick found the back of the net to give the Saugerties Mustangs a 3-0 lead early in the second frame. Simon Kasmarcik and Brody Polacek answered back for the Chenango Forks Blue Devils to make it 3-2. Leo Dagget lit the lamp to make it 4-2 heading into the second intermission. 

Leo Dagget potted his second of the game at the start of the 3rd period. Andrew Searing-Burke scored the eventual game winner before Graydon Jayson put the biscuit in the basket to make it 7-2 Saugerties. Cadence Kelly sniped top shelf for her first career varsity goal for Chenango Forks to make it 7-3. Donovin Perhach lit the lamp to cut the lead to three. Ethan Bowman potted a shorthanded goal for Saugerties before Trent Williams scored a power play for Chenango Forks as the Mustangs held on to defeat the Blue Devils 8-5. 

Friars Take Care Of Business Against Knights  

Michael Catizone scored the eventual game winner as the St. Anthony’s Friars defeated the Kings Park Commack Knights 5-2. T.J. Ulmschneider made 19 stops on 21 shots. Jayson Krauthamer made 40 saves on 45 shots in a stellar performance for the Knights. 

Gerard Nealon opened the scoring to give the Friars an early 1-0 lead in the opening frame. 

Tyler Granelli scored a power play goal to tie things up at 1-1 in the second frame. Tommy Azzariti and Michael Catizone responded with back-to-back goals in a span of 27 seconds. 

Ryan Walsh cut the Friars lead to one in the 3rd period. Under a minute later, Louis Cutalo IV responded with a goal of his own to make it a two score game. Zack Sirel netted a power play goal to seal the deal as the Friars came away with a 5-2 victory. 

Bulls Win A Barn Burner 

Victor D’Errico scored the golden goal with under a minute remaining in regulation as the Smithtown Hauppauge Bulls edged out the East Islip Chiefs 7-6. Patrick Ryan made 26 saves on 32 shots for Smithtown Hauppauge. Brody Dickson made 23 stops on 30 shots for East Islip. 

Brendan Landrigan scored for the Bulls and Jack Dolson netted one for the Chiefs in the opening frame. 

East Islip jumped out to a 3-1 lead courtesy of Ryan Anatra and Anthony Pepe early on the second stanza. Pepe’s goal came on the penalty kill. Cantalupo scored twice with a goal by J.P. D’Allessandro sandwiched in-between to put the Bulls up 4-3.

Anthony Marazzito scored a power play goal to tie the game in the 3rd period. Brendan Landrigan fired right back to put the Bulls back up by one. Anthony Pepe knotted the game up at 5-5. Ryan Anatra scored a power play goal to put the Chiefs up 6-5. R.J. Pfister netted the equalizer for the Bulls before Victor D’Errico scored the golden goal to lift Smithtown Hauppauge to a 7-6 victory. 

Arlington Admirals Sail Past Elmira   

Kevin Ahern Jr made 19 saves to backstop the Arlington Admirals to a 3-0 shutout victory over the Elmira Hockey Club. Trevor Reidy made 26 stops on 29 shots for Elmira. It was the final game of the tournament for both squads. 

Ben Heppler scored the eventual game winner on the power play in the opening frame. Nathan Nesbitt scored Arlington’s second power play goal in the second frame. Joe Brenner scored the third and final goal of the game as Arlington came away with the win.

KPC Spoils Saugerties Night 

Jesse Lemza completed the hat-trick as the Kings Park Commack Knights cruised to an 8-1 victory over the Saugerties Mustangs. Jayson Krauthamer made 25 saves on 26 shots for the Knights. Jude Signore made 15 stops on 23 shots for the Saugerties Mustangs. 

Sean Richardson opened the scoring for the Knights before Tyler Granelli scored the eventual game winner. 

Ethan Bowman put the Mustangs on the board to make it 2-1 in the second frame. Jesse Lemza and Stephan Hludzinski scored two goals apiece in the second stanza. 

Ronny Kemly gave the Knights a 7-1 lead in the 3rd period. Jesse Lemza scored a goal that was mistakenly credited to Tyler Granelli

Friars Clinch 2nd Seed 

The St. Anthony’s Friars jumped out an early 2-0 lead courtesy of Brady Monteleone and James Schendorf before Simon Kasmarcik scored a power play goal to put the Chenango Forks Blue Devils on the board. Kasmarcik opened the scoring for Chenango Fork in all three tournament games. The Blue Devils goal came after the Friars committed two minor penalties in under a minute. After St. Anthony’s was called for a third minor penalty, Friars bench boss Bob Lund called timeout while leading 2-1 in the 1st period. 

The unconventional move paid dividends as the Friars fired off four unanswered goals in the second stanza. Gerard Nealon and Ryan Leon scored back-to-back goals in a span of just 31 seconds. James Asppromonti scored a power play goal before Louis Cutalo IV scored the Friars fourth unanswered goal to put St. Anthony’s up 6-1 

Connor Phillips put the biscuit in the basket after the conclusion of an early power play for the Blue Fork Devils to make it 6-2. Brody O’Doherty, Tommy Azzariti, Devin Curry and Gerard Nealon scored in the third frame as the St. Anthony’s Friars ran away with a 10-2 victory over the Chenango Forks Blue Devils. 

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