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Size Doesn't Matter as Freshman Paces Timber Creek

Friday, January 27, 2006

By Mike Costantino
SJSports Staff Writer

Mark Lamberto is not hard to find on the ice, he’s arguably the smallest player in the SJHSIHL, but on Friday night at Hollydell, he was the best player on the ice, especially in the first period as Timber Creek defeated West Deptford 5-1. Five minutes into the game Lamberto sent in Tom Hopkins and his shot found the net for a 1-0 lead. Given a chance to tie on the power play minutes later, West Deptford was stoned by Derek Cafasso on a great scoring opportunity, and Lamberto picked up the puck and he flew down the ice with Phil Rivello and joining them on the break was Danny Cavallaro, Lamberto hit Cavallaro and his quick shot gave Timber Creek a 2-0 lead.

Lamberto capped off his period deflecting a shot down low on the power play and Timber Creek led 3-0 after the first period. West Deptford only generated four shots in the period and needed more offense to climb back in the game. Jay Czajczynski put West Deptford on the board as his shot from the short-side surprised Cafasso and squeezed just inside the post to cut the deficit to 3-1. Timber Creek responded less than a minute later as Jeff Scully banged home a rebound from in tight to restore the lead to 4-1.West Deptford could not get any closer and Ryan Johnson added a goal in the third period to close out the scoring for Timber Creek.

Notes: Just a reminder to remember to attend the Sled Hockey game at Hollydell on February 18th, Timber Creek is the sponsoring the game under the tireless efforts of Gary Scott.

Photos by Art Redd

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