|High School Ice Hockey:
Township Merciless in Rout over Rancocas
Monday, October 23, 2006
By Mike Costantino
Washington Township rolled over Rancocas Valley 13-0 on Monday night in a game where neither coach was aware that the mercy rule was that once a team has a ten goal lead, the game is over. Fortunately a league official came over and halted the game, but its troubling to think that neither bench was aware of the rule. As for the game Christian Biscardi led the offense with five goals and Tom Dispaldo added a goal and five assists.
Despite being involved in a game that was only 3-0 after the first period, Rancocas Valley never lost its poise and when the game quickly got out of hand they continued to play hard and not look to start any fights. This is a credit to head Coach Darryl Sporer and his staff. In a game like this the team scoring all the goals always seems to want to score more and pad their stats, instead of taking the high road. Hopefully the league will remind each team of the rules when a game gets out of hand.