|High School Ice Hockey:
Clearview Too Much for Holy Cross
Friday, November 22, 2004
By Mike Costantino
Holy Cross was looking for its first win of the season, but Clearview had too much firepower as they defeated the Lancers 7-0 in action at Voorhees on Monday night. Seven different players scored for Clearview and Holy Cross could only manage 9 shots for the game, and just one in the final period. After Mike Sullivan and Andrew Michaels gave Clearview a 2-0 lead after one period, a four goal second period put the game out of reach. After Steve Short’s laser-like blast just over the blue line caught the long side and put Clearview up 3-0 in the first minute of the second period, Clearview continued to put the pressure on Holy Cross.
Goals by Shaun Stamm, Zack Hill and Brad Loizeaux in a four-minute span put the game out of reach at 6-0. Mike Wolk scored his sixth goal of the season thanks to some hard work by Jim Fritz early in the third period and with the seven-goal lead the clock would now continue to run.
Notes: An update on the results of Tier 1 teams vs. Tier 2 teams: of a total of 31 games played so far, there have been 10 shutouts. The average margin of victory is almost seven goals per game. With Thanksgiving upon us, maybe the league will use the break in the schedule to fix the unbalance and really give the kids something to be thankful for.