|High School Ice Hockey:
Township and Clearview renew Rivalry
Friday, November 3, 2006
By Mike Costantino
Washington Township and Clearview skated to a 4-4 tie in Tier 1 action played at Hollydell on Friday night. In years past this has been a huge rivalry game but in the last few seasons the intensity seem to be missing, but not tonight as Clearview came in as a heavy underdog, still looking for their first win and Township on top of the standings and undefeated. There seemed to be more Clearview fans in attendance and they made their presence known. The teams traded goals in the first period, with Christian Fleagle scoring a power play goal for Township and Ken Rodgers scoring for Clearview late in the period.
The second period was so evenly played that both teams scored three goals, each team had three penalties along with both goalies making six saves. Township capitalized on the man advantage scoring two power play goals, one by Cameron Rowand and the first of two by TJ Dispaldo, giving Township a 4-2 lead after Clearview had scored an early goal by Patrick Coghlan. Clearview responded scoring two goals in thirty seconds with Joe Tropiano and Matt Klanchar finding the net. Both goaltenders played important roles in the game as Adam Wingate for Clearview made several big saves throughout the game. And for Township Mason Riley was pressed into duty as both varsity goalies were unavailable. And Riley came up huge in the third period to help Township escape with a tie.