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Williams and Swisher pace Cherokee II over Paul VI

Friday, November 4, 2005

By Mike Costantino
SJSports Staff Writer

Drew Williams had two goals and an assist and Sean Swisher added three assists as Cherokee II skated by Paul VI 5-1 at Hollydell on Friday night. The night almost didn’t start out as well for Cherokee II as goalie Stephen Broadt was late arriving to the game and skated on the ice just as the officials had informed his team to skate with six guys. Mike Slusarz gave Cherokee II a 1-0 lead scoring right off the face-off five minutes into the game. Williams scored his first goal moments later on the power play on a feed from Swisher. Those two hooked up again late in the period on a 2-on-1 as Swisher drew the defenseman over and slid the puck to Williams and his shot found the net for a 3-0 lead.

Early in the second period Frank Garvey scored his first goal of the season with Williams and Swisher getting the assists and the lead grew to 4-0. Brendon Hellyer’s power play goal on a blast from the point gave Cherokee II an insurmountable lead at 5-0. Paul VI’s lone goal came early in the third period as John Commoroto scored on a short-handed breakaway but that was the only offense Paul VI could muster in the 5-1 loss.

Photos by Art Redd

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