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Tigers Win Senior Night Thriller Over Lions



Michael Agafonov scored twice as the Northport Huntington Tigers (8-12) defeated the Longwood Lions (0-19-0-1) by a final score of 4-1 on Senior Night. Connor King picked up his fourth win of the season for the Tigers. Anthony Frega made his eleventh start of the season for the Lions.

Billy Keegan, better known to teammates as Keegs, opened the scoring with his first career Varsity goal on Senior Night to give the Longwood Lions a 1-0 lead just 53 seconds into the opening frame. Aydan Azmoun, who is nicknamed Azy, came in on the forecheck and forced a turnover beneath the goal line. Azy settled the puck before dishing it to Keegs, who rifled it home on a shot from beneath the hash marks. After the first minute of the 1st period, Longwood’s Anthony Frega and Northport Huntington’s Connor King stole the show with a series of shows stopping saves. After the first fifteen minutes, the Longwood Lions led the Northport Huntington Tigers 1-0.

Liam Truicko put the Tigers on the board 12:36 remaining in the second stanza. James Ionadis fired a shot from the point that was blocked, but Truicko pounced on the loose puck and fired a shot through traffic that beat Frega. Northport Huntington took a 2-1 lead courtesy of Michael Agafonov with 11:07 remaining in the 2nd period. The Tigers captain, Eric Craft, made a backhanded pass from the right wing corner to face off dot where Agafonov sniped stick side high. The Lions trailed 2-1 after two periods thanks to heroics of their goaltender Anthony Frega, but Tigers netminder Connor King was a brick wall in net.

Michael Agafonov scored his second of the game with 7:18 remaining in the 3rd period. Ryan Collins made a stretch pass to Agafonov, who finessed his way past the defender before going top shelf with a backhanded shot. Liam Truicko potted the empty net goal with 48 seconds remaining to secure a 4-1 win for the Northport Huntington Tigers.

Scoring Summary

PeriodTimeGoal ScorerAssistsTeamGoal Type
1st14:07Billy KeeganAydan AzmounLions
2nd12:36Liam TruickoBlake Brown, J.T. CarusoTigers
2nd11:07Mike AgafonovEric CraftTigersGame Winner
3rd7:18Mike AgafonovRyan CollinsTigers
3rd:48Liam TruickoMike AgafonovTigersEmpty Net

Three Stars Of The Game

Player (Team)StarStat LinePerformance Summary
Michael Agafonov (Tigers)1st2 Goals, Game Winner, 1 AssistAgafonov scores twice including the game winner in a three point performance for the Tigers
Liam Truicko (Tigers)2nd2 Goals, Empty Netter Truicko scored twice including the game-tying goal and an empty netter to seal the seal on Senior Night for the Tigers
Connor King (Tigers)3rdWin, 1GA King allowed just one goal against in another strong outing for the Tigers

Senior Night

On behalf of the entire staff here at LISN, I’d like to congratulate the Northport Huntington Tigers Senior class of Michael Agafonov, Blake Brown, Ryan Colapinto, Eric Craft, James Ioanidis, Connor King, Carter LaCorte, Brody Prendergast, Austin Ruthkowski, Sean Tittle, Liam Truicko and Dylan Wieczorek. 

On behalf of the entire staff here at LISN, I’d like to congratulate the Longwood Lions senior class of Aydan Azmoun, Jack Beaudry, Griffin Braun, Ryan Finamore, Nick Frey, Joe Golod, Dominic LaMacchia, Kyle May, Jordan Mercado, Michael Paduano, Anthony Paruolo, Jason Ruland, Jacob Storm and Brandon Scheuermann. We wish them the best of luck moving forward.

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