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Tyler Granelli Scores Golden Goal In OT For KPC



Tyler Granelli scored the game winning goal in overtime as the Kings Park Commack Knights (12-1-2-2) won 5-4 against Sachem (12-3-1-1). Jayson Krauthamer picked up his league leading eighth win for KPC. Michael DiGirolamo made his eleventh start of the of the season for Sachem. KPC was forced to kill off two major penalties in the 2nd period, including an extended 5 on 3 advantage for Sachem, as All-Star defenseman Sean Richardson and second line center John Coyle were assessed match penalties. KPC entered the night without Ryan Walsh and Nick Sattler due to injury. Sachem was without Cameron Kalberer, Michael Mattera and Christopher O’Hea on Sunday night .

Ronald Kemly buried a rebound to put the Knights up 1-0 on the power play with 10:37 remaining in the 1st period. Jack Salva capitalized on a 2 on 1 opportunity to extend the Knights lead to two with 6:00 left in the first frame. Joe Capece sniped from the point on the power play to open the scoring for Sachem with 3:52 remaining in the period. Colin Kalberer buried a rebound off a shot by Thomas Konkowski with 2:43 remaining in the 1st period to tie the game.

Alp Octu buried a rebound to put Sachem up by one with 9:24 remaining in the second stanza. After Richardson was assessed a five minute major and game misconduct for unsportsmanlike conduct, Jesse Lemza scored a shorthanded goal to tie the game with 7:41 remaining in the 2nd period. Jayson Krauthamer and the Knights penalty kill were rolling, but a five minute slashing major that was assessed to Coyle gave Sachem a golden opportunity to retake the league. Thomas Konkowski fired a one-time clapper to put Sachem up by one with 4:18 remaining in the second frame. It was Sachem’s lone goal on a two minute and twenty-two second 5 on 3. The Knights were shorthanded for a grand total of seven minutes and thirty-eight seconds in the frame. 

Jesse Lemza scored the game-tying goal with 5:29 remaining in the 3rd period to send the game to overtime. With 35 seconds remaining in overtime Tyler Granelli sniped top shelf to secure a stunning overtime victory for the Knights. 

Scoring Summary

PeriodTimeGoal Scorer (Team)AssistsType of Goal
1st10:37Ronald Kemly (Kings Park Commack)Sean RichardsonPower Play
1st06:00Jack Salva (Kings Park Commack)John Coyle
1st03:52Joseph Capece (Sachem)Thomas Konkowski, Colin KalbererPower Play
1st02:43Colin Kalberer (Sachem)Thomas Konkowski
2nd09:24Alp Otcu (Sachem)Thomas Konkowski, Colin Kalberer
2nd07:41Jesse Lemza (Kings Park Commack)Tyler Granelli, Maximus HludzinskiShort Handed
2nd04:18Thomas Konkowski (Sachem)Colin KalbererPower Play
3rd05:29Jesse Lemza (Kings Park Commack)Ronald Kemly
OT 100:35Tyler Granelli (Kings Park Commack)Ronald Kemly, Jesse LemzaGame Winning Goal

Penalties by Period

PeriodTimePlayer (Team)Penalty
1st11:00Nyckie Ress (Sachem)Slashing – Minor, 2 Min
1st10:37Stefan Hludzinski (Kings Park Commack)Roughing – Minor, 2 Min
1st10:37Angelo Mascaro (Sachem)Roughing – Minor, 2 Min
1st05:19Maximus Hludzinski (Kings Park Commack)Cross-Checking – Minor, 2 Min
1st02:59Jack Salva (Kings Park Commack)Roughing – Minor, 2 Min
1st02:59Sean Walsh (Sachem)Roughing – Minor, 2 Min
2nd14:17Tyler Granelli (Kings Park Commack)Holding – Minor, 2 Min
2nd08:38Sean Richardson (Kings Park Commack)Unsportsmanlike Conduct – Match Penalty, 5 Min
2nd08:38Stefan Hludzinski (Kings Park Commack)Cross-Checking – Minor, 2 Min
2nd08:38Alp Otcu (Sachem)Roughing – Minor, 2 Min
2nd06:00John Coyle (Kings Park Commack)Slashing – Major (5 Minutes), 5 Min
2nd06:00John Coyle (Kings Park Commack)Slashing – Game Misconduct, 10 Min
2nd00:25Stefan Hludzinski (Kings Park Commack)Tripping – Minor, 2 Min
3rd07:34Sean Walsh (Sachem)Tripping – Minor, 2 Min
OT 1No Penalties

Three Stars of the Game

StarPlayer (Team)Stat LinePerformance Summary
1stRonald Kemly (Kings Park Commack)Goal, 2 AssistsKemly netted one gino and added two apples in an impressive two-way performance
2ndJesse Lemza (Kings Park Commack)2 Goals, 1 Shorthanded Goal, AssistLemza had two tucks and tacked on an assist in overtime for good measure
3rdTyler Granelli (Kings Park Commack)Game Winning Goal, AssistGranelli came up clutch with the game winning goal in a two point performance

Upcoming Schedule

The Kings Park Commack Knights will look to pick up their second win in as many nights against the West Islip Lions at the Rinx on Monday January 22nd at 9:40 PM. The Knights won 4-0 against the Lions in their first meeting of the season.

Sachem will look to bounce back into the win column against a strong East Islip Chiefs squad on Wednesday January 24th at 7:50 PM. East Islip defeated Sachem 5-4 in their first meeting of the season.

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