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Three Goal Outburst in Second Period the Difference for Clearview

Friday, February 11, 2005

By Mike Costantino
SJSports Staff Writer

Clearview scored three goals in a span of two minutes to break open a close game and went on to defeat West Deptford 7-2 in the last regular season game for both teams. Clearview will meet Williamstown and West Deptford will open with Eastern. Mike Sullivan and Shaun Stamm each tallied twice to lead the Clearview attack. Cory Jackmuff put West Deptford up 1-0 as Clearview started out slowly. Sullivan tied the score at 1-1 as he scored short-handed using the defenseman as a screen.

After Stamm scored a power play goal to put Clearview ahead 2-1 early in the second period, West Deptford was hanging tough despite skating with just ten players. With some depth this team would be able to compete with the top half of the division, but not having fresh legs as the game wore on certainly was the difference. Later in the second period, goals by Steve Short, Sullivan on a blast from the right circle and Chris Riggs on a short-handed breakaway, put the game out of reach at 5-1. Alex Rodack scored a power play goal for West Deptford with time winding down in the period, but Clearview was in control 5-2 heading into the third period. West Deptford had a golden opportunity in the opening minutes of the final period having a two-man advantage for one minute and twenty seconds, but Stamm scored on a breakaway to all but ice the game at 6-2. Mike Wolk added the last Clearview goal on a nice pass from Riggs from behind the net.

Notes: Clearview manager Larry Meenan has decided to step down as team manager and his leadership will be sorely missed.

Photos by Art Redd

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