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Doyle and Booth Break Enough Glass to Beat Timber Creek

Friday, November 19, 2004

By Mike Costantino
SJSports Staff Writer

Paul VI launched 43 shots at Timber Creek goalie Brian Glass, and Brett Doyle and Zack Booth were able score two goals each as Paul VI defeated Timber Creek 7-1 on Friday night in high school ice hockey played at Hollydell. With the win Paul VI joined four other teams in a tie for first place. Getting only his second start of the season, Glass withstood several early breaks by Paul VI. First Brett Balco was stopped on a breakaway and then Rich Ferro was stopped on a 2-on-1 as Glass just robbed Ferro as he slid across and took away what looked to be an empty net.

Finally on the power play, Ferro dug the puck out from behind the net and found Doyle cheating in from the point, his quick shot found the short-side and made it 1-0. It looked as if Timber Creek would escape the period down by just one goal, but Ferro working hard in the corner found Booth in front and his goal beat the buzzer by one-tenth of a second and Paul VI led 2-0. Jared Brasten scored a power play goal on a back-hander from the slot for a 3-0 lead midway through the second period. Doyle added a late goal on a shot from the slot and Paul VI was comfortably in front at 4-0. Timber Creek got to within 4-1 as Dan Visco scored on the power play at the eleven minute mark. But Booth came right back ten seconds later scoring on a shot from the right side and the lead was at 5-1. Dustin Isbert scored on a breakaway late in the game for a 6-1 lead and Chris Sutherland made it 7-1 in the games final forty seconds.

Notes: Paul VI has a nice win streak going and is getting contributions from different players. While Balco and Booth are leading in scoring, hard work and leadership are being provided by a number of players, including Rich Ferro and Dustin Isbert. Sometimes its not how many goals you score but the hard work that leads to others scoring goals.

Photos by Art Redd

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