Men's Ice Hockey Fall 2010

Bartolucci

Back row: Salvatore Cacciatore, Matt Conway, DJ Yost, Brian Bartolucci, Andrew Locke, Kevin Flanagan, Troy Niezgoda
Front Row: Steven Daboila, Andrew Locke, Derrick Pereira, Frankie Sorrentino, Jay Thornton

 

Championship Series Summary
Team Bartolucci beats Sperm Whales 4-3, 4-2

The men’s best 2 of 3 ice hockey championship featured teams that knew each other pretty well -- Sperm Whales versus Team Bartolucci, last year's competitors in the final that Team Bartolucci won.

In game one, Sperm Whales played with a short bench, players missing the game due to academic and job commitments. That they did not have their full roster did not keep Sperm Whales from charging out of the gate, scoring the game’s first 2 goals in the first period.

With the score 2-0 in the second period, Sperm Whales looked to continue the attack. Sperm Whales scored a third goal in the second period to make the score 3-0. With less than a minute remaining in the second period, Team Bartolucci found their offense and scored their first goal.

A veteran team, Team Bartolucci did not panic and came out for the third period determined to put up a fight. Team Bartolucci increased its defensive pressure, shutting out the Sperm Whales in the third period, while picking up the intensity on offense. Team Bartolucci scored three unanswered goals before the final horn. With the final score 4-3, Team Bartolucci took the first game in the series.

In game two, Team Bartolucci scored first. Sperm Whales responded with a goal to tie the game. Both teams played intensity and physicality. The officials called penalties on both teams, but only Team Bartolucci was able to capitalize by scoring another goal in the first period and a their third goal in the second period. 

Down 3-1, Sperm Whales scored early in the third period to make the score 3-2 and give them hope for a comeback. With just under six minutes left in the game, players were called for matching penalties after both teams became a little too physical. Team Bartolucci scored a goal to lead 4-2 and increase the pressure on Sperm Whales.  With less than two minutes left in the game, a Sperm Whales player charged a player on Team Bartolucci and the players on the ice became involved in a large scrum. As the officials pulled players apart, time ran out and Team Bartolucci salvaged the 4-2 win in game two and the championship.


Sperm Whales

Back row: Sean McNally, Lee Castignetti, JJ O’Brien, Michael Cahoon, Cory Arsenault, Mark Jackson, Stephen McLean
Front Row: Kevin Harrigan, DJ Kendrick, Eric Schlichte, Joe Ward