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Ricky Guterwill netted his first career SCHSHL Varsity Hat-Trick in a four point performance as the Connetquot Sayville BBP T-Birds (7-9) defeated the Longwood Lions (0-15-0-1) by a final score of 11-2. The former PatMed Raider, Alex DeLeon, had two tucks in his first career multi-goal game at the varsity level for the T-Birds. Joey Villani potted his first career varsity goal after lighting up the freshman division with thirty-four times last year for Connetquot Sayville BBP. Jack Beaudry potted his first career SCHSHL goal for the Longwood Lions. Shane Kirby backstopped the T-Birds to his third win of the season. Anthony Frega made his seventh start of the season for the Longwood Lions.

Alex Barylski, Ryan DeLucie, Logan Booth, Alex Clark and Matt Campagnola did not draw in for the Connetquot Sayville BBP T-Birds on Sunday night. Eathan Brdey served the first game of a two-game suspension for the T-Birds. Griffin Braun, Nick Frey, Dominic LaMacchia, Brandon Scheuermann, Christopher Primiani Benny Rodriguez, Jason Ruland, Aydan Azmoun and Billy Keegan were unable to draw in for the Longwood Lions.

Nick Gigante made a great individual effort to secure possession off the draw before coming in and sniping top shelf to give the Longwood Lions a 1-0 lead just eight seconds into the game. Alex DeLeon redirected one home on a tic-tac-toe play to tie the game at 1-1 with 12:19 remaining. Nine seconds later Ricky Guterwill scored the go-ahead goal on a shot from the slot to make it a 2-1 game. The T-Birds captain, Ryan Fleischauer, scored the eventual game winning goal with 9:34 remaining in the first frame. The goal was credited to the wrong player on the official scoresheet which the Long Island Sports Network does not have any influence over.

Ricky Guterwill scored to make it a three goal game with 14:10 remaining in the second stanza. Fleischauer scored his second of the game to extend the T-Birds lead to 4-0 with 12:00 remaining in the second frame. Guterwill completed the hat-trick with 10:33 remaining in the 2nd period. Andrew Jozwicki and Brady Hall potted their second goals of the season for the T-Birds. The defenseman, Jack Mercado, let it rip from the blue line to score his third of the year for Connetquot Sayville BBP. Zack Martin picked up assists on the back-to-back goals scored by Hall and Mercado. DeLeon potted his second of the game in the period. Joey Villani scored the eleventh consecutive goal for the T-Birds with 1:19 remaining in the 2nd period.

Jack Beuadry scored the lone goal of the 3rd period with 13:22 remaining in regulation. Nick Gigante forced a defensive zone turnover, made a pass that was redirected by the skate of Cole Bianco to Beaudry who sniped bar down to give Longwood their second goal of the game.

Scoring Summary

PeriodTimeGoal Scorer (Team)Assist(s)Goal Type
1st14:52Nick Gigante (Longwood)Kyle May
1st12:19Alex DeLeon (Connetquot Sayville)Brent Brdey
1st12:10Richard Guterwill (Connetquot Sayville)Unassisted
1st09:34Ryan Fleischauer (Connetquot Sayville)Jack MercadoGWG
2nd14:10Richard Guterwill (Connetquot Sayville)Unassisted
2nd12:00Ryan Fleischauer (Connetquot Sayville)Jack Mercado
2nd10:33Richard Guterwill (Connetquot Sayville)Joey Villani
2nd09:57Andrew Jozwicki (Connetquot Sayville)Richard Guterwill
2nd05:57Brady Hall (Connetquot Sayville)Zachary Martin
2nd04:44Jack Mercado (Connetquot Sayville)Zachary Martin
2nd03:00Alex DeLeon (Connetquot Sayville)Brent Brdey, Ryan Fleischauer
2nd01:39Joey Villani (Connetquot Sayville)Unassisted
3rd13:22Jack Beaudry (Longwood)Cole Del Bianco, Nick Gigante

Penalties by Period

PeriodTimePlayer (Team)Penalty
1st03:40Ryan Finamore (Longwood)Hooking – Minor
2nd08:10Connetquot SayvilleToo Many Players on the Ice – Minor
3rd02:22Joseph Villani (Connetquot Sayville)Roughing – Minor

Three Stars of the Game

StarPlayer (Team)Stat LinePerformance Summary
1stRichard Guterwill (Connetquot Sayville)Hat Trick, 1 assistGuterwill netted his first career SCHSHL Hat-Trick and garnered an assist in another impressive two-way performance for the T-Birds center
2ndAlex DeLeon (Connetquot Sayville)Two GoalsDeLeon redirected two past Frega while playing with skill, speed and sandpaper as the former PatMed Raider always does
3rdJoey Villani (Connetquot Sayville)1 Goal, 1 AssistVillani scored the first of what many SCHSHL Varsity goals in another strong performance for the T-Birds blue liner
Upcoming Schedule

The Longwood Lions will square off against the ST. Anthony’s Friars at the Rinx on Wednesday January 17th at 9:20 PM. In their first meeting of the campaign, the Friars defeated the Lions 12-0.

The Connetquot Sayville BBP T-Birds will take on the Smithtown Hauppauge Bulls at the Rinx on Wednesday January 24th at 9:20 PM. In their first meeting of the campaign, Matt Campagnola scored the golden goal as the T-Birds defeated the Bulls 2-1.

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