|High School Ice Hockey:
Stamm and Sullivan Help Clearview Pull Away Late to Beat West
Friday, October 22, 2004
By Mike Costantino
Shaun Stamm scored three goals and Mike Sullivan added two goals as Clearview defeated Cherry Hill West 7-1 in high school ice hockey action played at Hollydell. Leading just by 2-1 heading into the third period, Clearview erupted for five goals to pull away from an under-manned Cherry Hill West team. Skating with only ten players, West kept the game close as goaltender Andrew Silcox only allowed goals by Stamm and Mike Wolk in the first two periods while turning aside 22 shots. Cybulski scored the only goal for West on the power play early in the second period.
But fatigue settled in early in the third period for West, as Clearview was able to capitalize on numerous odd-man rushes. Sullivan scored on a short-handed breakaway to put Clearview up 3-1 and Stamm scored twice moments apart to put the game out of reach at 5-1. Sullivan later scored on his second goal on a breakaway and Steve Short netted his ninth goal of the season to make the final score 7-1.
Notes: In checking the game results posted so far this season, in games played between teams that should be in Tier 2 and Teams that are Tier 1 caliber, there have been 9 games. The average margin of defeat is 7 goals, with five games being shut-outs. Any one think this new system is working?