|High School Ice Hockey:
Osterdahl Tricks Clearview in Leading Williamstown
Friday, September 29, 2006
By Mike Costantino
Justin Osterdahl had a hat trick as Williamstown opened the season with a 5-3 win over Clearview in a penalty filled game at Hollydell. Sean Stamm led Clearview with two goals. With the referees strictly enforcing the new rules, both teams had over fifteen penalties and found it difficult to get into a flow. Tim Larkin put Williamstown on the board first scoring a power play goal with Dennis Cunard getting the assist. Later in the period Osterdahl, positioned along the side of the net deflected a point shot by Josh Haynes into the net and Williamstown led 2-0 after the first period.
Osterdahl struck again early in the second period as his blast from the top of the slot found the net and the lead was 3-0. Stamm put Clearview on the board scoring a power play goal to cut the lead to 3-1, but goals by Eric Finn and a shorthanded goal by Osterdahl put Williamstown up 5-1. Two goals late by Clearview in the third period was not enough and Williamstown held on for the 5-3 win.