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6th Annual Thunderbird Thanksgiving "B" Tournament:
Twin Rinks of Pennsauken November 28-30th

By Art Redd
SJSports Staff Writer

Results from the Thanksgiving Tournament...

Game 1 - Pee Wee Championship - American Eagles vs. Brick Hockey Club


In the Pee Wee Division, American Eagles defeated Brick 4-1. Mike Attanasio scored 2 goals and an assist for the Eagles. Goalie Danny Tacopino stopped 12 of 13 shots in leading the American Eagles to the victory.

Period 1 - Eagles struck first with a goal by Mike Attanasio with 10:55 left in the period. He broke across the blue line from the right point with 2 defenders right behind him. Attanasio lifted a shot in the top left corner of the net. Brick didn't waste any time to tie the score. With a face off from the left circle in the Eagles own end, Louis Taranto won the face off and Chris Tollner scored from the assist from Nicholas Miele with 10:43 left in the period.

Period 2 - The Eagles Cory Gross found a streaking Mike Attanasio from the right point who broke to the middle of the ice and scored with 10:38 left in the period. Those two were not done on scoring chances. Attanasio tipped a pass to TC DeAmicis and put a shot on goal. Gross put the rebound in the net with 9:21 left in the period.

Period 3 - With Brick keeping constant pressure on goalie Danny Tacopino, Eagles scored their goal when Brick got caught on a line change. Joey Logel pushed a pass to Rob Dugo who scored the last goal of the game with 4:12 left on the clock.

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Game 2 - Bantam Championship - Glaciers vs. Winston-Salem Ice Hawks


In the Bantam Division, the Ice Hawks defeated the Glaciers 4-2. Campbell led Ice Hawks' scorers with 2 goals and 2 assists. Bellefontaine had 2 goals for the Glaciers.

Period 1 - Ice Hawks' Campbell scored the first goal on an assist by Richardson with 6:27 in the period. The Glaciers tied the score with 3:51 left in the period with Diamontiz passed to Pete Crocker and put a shot on goal. Andrew Bellefontaine put the rebound in the net.

Period 2 - The Ice Hawks would score the next 2 goals in the period. Both goals were assisted by Campbell with 8:17 and 0:15 left in the period.

Period 3 - The Glaciers got the score within one when Bellefontaine scored on a rebound. The assists were from Diamontiz and Pete Crocker. But Campbell would score unassisted when he worked his way round the net with 3:00 left in the game for the final goal.

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Game 3 - Midget Championship - Wantagh Baymen vs. Suffolk PAL Blue Knights


In a tight game in the Midget Divisional play, Wantagh Baymen defeated Suffolk PAL Blue Knights 2-1. Louis Fascaldi lead all scorers with a goal and an assist for the Baymen. All goals were scored in the third period.

Period 3 - Wantagh would finally score the first goal with 11:46 left in the period when Louis Fascaldi put the puck in the net on an assist from John Kolb. Sean Grubard would put the Baymen up by 2 when he scored with the assists from Fascaldi and Chuck Munzer with 5:39 left in the game. Just 18 seconds later, the Blue Knights would come within one goal when Tom Palamera would score from assist from Timothy Smith.

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Game 4 - Mite Championship - Warwick Wildcats vs. New Jersey Colonials


In the Mite Division, the Colonials shutout the Wildcats 4-0. John Beatrice led the way for the Colonials with 1 goal and an assist.

Period 1 - Beatrice started the scoring on an assist with 10:13 left. Michael Arlen would added the second goal of the period on an assist from Patrick Byrnes with 8:15 remaining.

Period 3 - The Colonials would score on a power play when Zander Pindyck scored with 3:19 left in the game. The assists were from Conor McMenamy and Chris Woodford. The final goal of the game came with 1:28 on the clock. That's when Peter Gemus would score on an assist from John Beatrice.

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Game 5 - Squirt Championship - Thunderbirds vs. Medford Jaguars


In the Squirt Division, the Thunderbirds defeated the Jaguars in 3 overtime periods 4-3. The decisive goal was scored by Ramanan Sivalingam.

Period 1 - The Thunderbirds would start the scoring late in the period. But the Jaguars would tie the game right before the period ended.

Period 2 - When the period begun, the Thunderbirds would take advantage of a 2 on 1 break away. Jack Gilbert would score on an assist from Jamie Lerman with 10:20 left in the period. The Thunderbirds would score again when Gilbert scored his second goal of the period on an assist from David Tarascial.

Period 3 - The Jaguars would take over this period. Stephen Wolfe would score with 7:47 left in the period. He was assisted by Ross Goren. Then Andrew Miller would tie the score with 4:29 left in the game.

Overtime - In the 3rd overtime period, Ramanan Sivalingam would score on an assist from Laura White with 7 seconds left in the overtime period.

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