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Five Goal Second Period Leads Cherokee through the Creek

Friday, December 1, 2006

By Mike Costantino
SJSports Staff Writer

Matt Maugeri scored twice and assisted on two more as Cherokee swarmed Timber Creek 9-0 at Hollydell on Friday night. Kevin McMahon added two goals and Frank Garvey had a goal and three assists. Maugeri scored the only goal of the first period as Garvey found him all alone in front. Cherokee broke the game open scoring five goals in the first six minutes of the period. Ryan Thompson made it 2-0 early in the second period and Kyle Kovervas added a goal forty seconds later for a 3-0 advantage, scoring on a breakaway.

McMahon and Kyle Manny scored goals two minutes apart and the lead was 5-0. Timber Creek could not generate much offense and Maugeri closed out the period on a feed from Garvey for a 6-0 lead. Goals by Garvey, McMahon and Brian Taylor closed out Timber Creek.

Notes: With the win Cherokee moved to within two points of first place. And will play division leader Washington Township on Monday at their home rink in Voorhees, should be a good barometer to see if Cherokee is a contender or pretender.

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