|High School Ice Hockey:
Township Remains Unbeaten With Victory Over Clearview
Friday, January 5, 2001
By Mike Costantino
SJSports Staff Writer
Eric Marano had two goals and an assist as Washington Township defeated Clearview 7-1 in front of a standing room only crowd at Hollydell on Friday night. With the win, Township remained undefeated at 10-0 and has all but sewn up the division. Six different players scored, as Township not only displayed its speed but also their balance. Clearview could only generate ten shots for the game and actually had more penalties, eighteen, than shots.
Dan Fratantoro opened the scoring two minutes into the game, as he converted a pass from Marano and scored through a screen and Township led 1-0. With both teams taking turns in the penalty box, the score stayed that way until the four-minute mark when Adam Zaccaria was the recipient of a belated Christmas gift as Clearview turned the puck over deep in their zone and Zaccaria converted and it was 2-0. Marano scored his first with nineteen seconds left in the first on a pass from Joe Gori, this one on the power play, as Clearview took nine penalties in the first and the period ended with Clearview facing a 3-0 deficit.
Clearview was missing two of their top offensive players in Ryan Arnold and Dave Gooch, and could not afford to fall behind any further. However early in the second Buddy Anderson scored on a shot from just inside the line and three minutes later Schaufele made it 5-0. Clearview's best chance to close the gap came with about five minutes left in the period and Township had two men in the penalty box. But Drew Peterson scored on a breakaway to all but seal Clearview's fate as his goal made it 6-0. Joe Smith scored the lone goal for Clearview late in the period, but Marano responded twenty-two seconds later making it 7-1 after two periods. Neither team generated much offense in the third period, and the only question left was can anybody stop Township?
Photos by Art Redd