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T-Birds Defeat Lions



Seven Goals, Seven Scorers for the T-Birds

No team in the SCHSHL has had a tougher schedule to open the season than the Connetquot Sayville BBP T-Birds. After a season opener against a Sachem team that remains undefeated, the T-Birds have squared off with 2nd place East Islip, 3rd place Kings Park-Commack as well as the defending champion St. Anthony’s Friars. Last night against Longwood the T-Birds picked up a 7-0 win. 

Brent Brdey scored an unassisted goal with 5:44 remaining in the first period followed by a goal scored by Matthew Campagnola just over two minutes later. Fan favorite goaltender Anthony Frega looked strong in net for Longwood as he made several key stops early on. Longwood couldn’t find a rhythm offensively thanks to the stellar play of T-Birds goaltender Alexander Clark.

Zachary Martin scored midway through the second after deflecting a shot by second year defenseman Ryan DeLucie. Then Paul Wagner potted his first SCHSHL Varsity goal to make it 4-0 late in the second period. Brady Hall made it 5-0 just three seconds later on his first career SCHSHL Varsity goal.

Anthony Frega looked strong in net for Longwood to start the third, but was helped off the ice by a teammate after sustaining an injury. Lions goaltender Christopher Primiani went on to have a strong outing after entering in relief. The Lions netminder made multiple high danger saves right after entering the game. Eathan Brdey made it 6-0 on a beautiful backhanded shot on the power play. Then Chase Haggerty made it 7-0 on his first ever SCHSHL Varsity goal.

Scoring Summary

1st05:44Brent BrdeyUnassistedConnetquot Sayville
1st03:21Matthew CampagnolaRyan FleischauerConnetquot Sayville
2nd08:33Zachary MartinRyan DeLucieConnetquot Sayville
2nd02:23Paul WagnerJack MercadoConnetquot Sayville
2nd02:20Brady HallMatthew CampagnolaConnetquot Sayville
3rd10:08Eathan Brdey (PP)Matthew CampagnolaConnetquot Sayville
3rd03:25Chase HaggertyRyan FleischauerConnetquot Sayville

Three Stars of the Game

1stMatthew Campagnola13Led the T-Birds in points with one goal and three assists.
2ndRyan Fleischauer02Tallied two assists while creating multiple scoring opportunities in transition.
3rdBrent Brdey10Scored the game-winning goal in the first period.

Looking Forward:

The T-Birds have advanced to the second round of the SCHSHL Playoffs in back to back seasons. Going into last night’s matchup, Ryan Fleischauer had scored seven of fourteen goals for this season. After last night’s contest Eathan Brdey and Mathew Campagnola are tied for second on the team in scoring with two goals apiece. With seven different players finding the back of the net last night Connetquot Sayville BBP now has twenty one goals on the season. The T-Birds currently hold the eighth seed in Varsity Division and will look to collect two more critical points on Sunday November 12th at 7:50 PM against the Smithtown Hauppauge Bulls.

After a strong showing in a 3-2 loss to Ward Melville in week one, the Longwood Lions have now opened the season with seven consecutive losses. The first year entrants to the varsity division were shut out for the second time this season in last night’s game. After Anthony Frega left the game with an injury, Christopher Primiani could get the Lion’s share of the start’s in between the pipes going forward if Frega is out for an extended period of time. Primiani had a strong showing in a relief effort on Wednesday night and has had a strong start to the season. Longwood will look to secure their first win against the defending champion Friar’s on Monday November 6th at 8:10 PM.

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