|High School Ice Hockey:
Gooch Leads Clearview Through the Valley
Monday, October 14, 2002
By Mike Costantino
SJSports Staff Writer
David Gooch had two goals and assisted on two others and John Probe added two goals and one assist as Clearview defeated Rancocas Valley 6-3 in SJHSIHL action at the Skate Zone in Voorhees on Monday night. Gooch opened the scoring early in the first period, as Probe sent him in on a breakaway and Gooch's quick shot put Clearview up 1-0. Just over a minute later Nick Vaccarino put home a rebound following another odd-man-rush, and Clearview led 2-0. Clearview seemed to be a step quicker and their speed created numerous scoring chances.
Rancocas cut the lead to 2-1, scoring a power play goal when Jeff Sporer deflected a shot from the point. But Probe would score two goals in a span of two minutes, first tucking one home on the short side and then right off the face-off, his quick wrist shot found the back of the net and Clearview led 4-1 after the first period. Clearview would score the only goal of the second period on the power play. They actually had a two-man-advantage and for almost two minutes, and looked like they were going to kill it off, Bill Dunbar scored to put Clearview up 5-1 after two. Frank Luciano scored early in the third period to bring Rancocas to within 5-2, but Gooch responded as he scored a goal from a bad angle to put Clearview ahead 6-2. Kyle Aaronson scored late in the third but Rancocas could not muster any more offense.