|High School Ice Hockey:
Tropiano Nets Five in Clearview Win
Monday, December 4, 2006
By Mike Costantino
Joe Tropiano scored five goals to lead Clearview over Eastern 7-3 in Tier 1 action played at the Skate Zone in Voorhees on Monday night. The game was only 2-1 heading into the third period, but Clearview blew the game open scoring five goals. Derrick Schemmel scored the only goal of the opening period to give Eastern a 1-0 lead, but Tropiano scored twice in the second period, once on a breakaway and one short-handed to put Cherokee up 2-1. Cherokee scored two goals in the first three minutes of the third period, with Sean Stamm converting on the power play to 4-1. Dan Drazen would bring his team back as he scored two goals in a matter of seconds, both on the power play to cut the lead to 4-3. But Tropiano scored the last three goals of the game, again short-handed, and his last one into an empty net as Clearview skated off with a 7-3 win.