|High School Ice Hockey:
Williamstown Balance Too Much in Win over Eastern
Monday, January 30, 2006
By Mike Costantino
Six different players scored as Williamstown rolled over Eastern 6-1 at the Skate Zone in Voorhees on Monday night. Eastern was out-shot 41-10 and despite surrendering six goals, goalie Zak Fayer played strong in nets, with three of the six goals coming from odd-man rushes. Mike Lamplugh put Williamstown up 1-0, scoring on a screen shot from the point two minutes into the contest. Eastern could not muster up any offense and scored their only goal of the game on their only shot of the period.
Charlie Cannuli hustled in behind the net and beat Williamstown goalie Joshua Haines to the puck and quickly tucked the puck into the empty net to tie the game at 1-1. With just over three minutes left in the opening period, Justin Osterdahl broke in alone, after Fayer made the initial save; Tom Ruiz jammed home the rebound for a 2-1 advantage. Williamstown continued to pressure Eastern and finally broke open the game scoring three goals late in the second period. First Osterdahl connected on a break after being sent in by Tom Sheridan. Ninety seconds later, Tyler Dornewass shot from the slot found the net and then one minute later Jonathan Anderson on a nice feed from behind the net from Dennis Cunnard put the puck past Fayer and Williamstown now led 5-1. Cunnard added a short-handed goal late in the third period to close out the scoring.
Notes: With the playoffs just around the corner, Williamstown will need more efforts like tonight if they want to unseat Cherokee. Balance and depth is what has propelled Cherokee and unless teams can skate three lines, it will be difficult to unseat the defending champs.