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2018-02-07 / Sports

Sweet Home boys hockey wins Lake Placid Tourney

Czyz named MVP
by PATRICK J. NAGY Reporter


The Sweet Home boys hockey team blanked Saranac Lake, 6-0, Saturday to win the 75th Lake Placid Winter Carnival Tournament. Members of the team, include from left: first row, Mike Lisman and Ian Burgess; second row, Blake Russo, Cole Feldmann, Eric Abbate, Tyler Edholm, Pat Derisley, Joe Torrillo, Edward Gould and Alex Farkas; third row, Tyler Turner, Ryan Corrigan, David Gardner, Ryan Edholm and Anthony Genau; fourth row, head coach Dave Gerspach, assistant coach Rich Beaudet, Liam Kennedy, Colin Regian, Dan Lund, Andy Czyz and assistant coach Brian Turner. The Sweet Home boys hockey team blanked Saranac Lake, 6-0, Saturday to win the 75th Lake Placid Winter Carnival Tournament. Members of the team, include from left: first row, Mike Lisman and Ian Burgess; second row, Blake Russo, Cole Feldmann, Eric Abbate, Tyler Edholm, Pat Derisley, Joe Torrillo, Edward Gould and Alex Farkas; third row, Tyler Turner, Ryan Corrigan, David Gardner, Ryan Edholm and Anthony Genau; fourth row, head coach Dave Gerspach, assistant coach Rich Beaudet, Liam Kennedy, Colin Regian, Dan Lund, Andy Czyz and assistant coach Brian Turner. Sweet Home’s boys hockey team continued its outstanding season by beating Rye, 3-2, in the first round Friday and Saranac Lake, 6-0, in Saturday’s final to win the 75th Lake Placid Winter Carnival Tournament in Lake Placid. The Panthers, top-ranked small schools team in the state, improved to 15-1-1.

“It was a great experience for the kids,” Sweet Home coach Dave Gerspach said.


Tournament MVP Andy Czyz, far left, Tyler Edholm, Mike Lisman and Pat Derisley were members of the All-Tournament Team for the Sweet Home boys hockey team at this past weekend’s 75th Lake Placid Winter Carnival Tournament. Tournament MVP Andy Czyz, far left, Tyler Edholm, Mike Lisman and Pat Derisley were members of the All-Tournament Team for the Sweet Home boys hockey team at this past weekend’s 75th Lake Placid Winter Carnival Tournament. Gerspach said Saranac Lake was the most physical team they had faced all season, and it took a little while to get going.

All-Tournament Team member Tyler Edholm scored on Sweet Home’s first shot on net at 6:36, assisted by Ryan Corrigan.

Tournament MVP Andy Czyz made it 2-0 with a shot he blasted from the point on the power play at 13:39. Edholm and Joe Torrillo assisted on the play.

Czyz scored a similar goal 13 seconds into the second period, assisted by Tyler Turner and Torrillo.

The Panthers’ last three goals were bunched late in the third period.

At 7:33, David Gardner poked a shot past the Saranac Lake goalie, assisted by Edholm and Torrillo.

At the 9:19 mark, All-Tournament

Team selection Pat Derisley scored a power-play goal from Czyz and Torrillo.

Colin Regian, named player of the game, tipped in a shot by Blake Russo at 10:17. Eric Abbate also assisted on the play.

All-Tournament Team goalie Mike Lisman made 19 saves for the shutout.

“It might have been his best game of the season,” Gerspach said. “He was in full control.”

It was Lisman’s 14th win, tying him with Derek Mohney in 2006-07 and Rob Castiglia in 2007-08 for most wins in a season.

Sweet Home tallied 26 shots on net.

Sweet Home scored all three of its goals against Rye in the first seven minutes of the first period.

Abbate opened the scoring with a short-handed goal from Russo and Czyz at 3:23.

It was Abbate’s first game since December due to a broken wrist.

“Eric and Blake do well at killing penalties and putting pressure on,” Gerspach said. “Blake took a shot and Eric got the rebound and put it home.”

Derisley made it 2-0 on shot from the point, assisted by Edholm, at 5:50.

Edholm’s assist gave him 107 career points, ranking him second all-time in school history. Including the Saranac Lake game, he has 110 career points.

Regian added a power-play goal at 6:40, assisted by Torrillo and Derisley.

Rye cut the deficit to 3-2 in the second period on goals by Danny Fitzgibbons from Sasha Fasyuta at 8:02 and Chris Meyers from Max Kahle at 13:23.

Rye goalie Peter Patouhas kept his team in the game with 11 saves in the second period and finished with 25 saves.

“We had two great chances to make it 4-0, but their goalie made a diving save on Eric Abbate, and Andy Czyz took a shot that went off both posts,” Gerspach said.

Lisman made 15 saves on 17 shots.

Czyz was named player of the game.

Sweet Home (15-1-1, 11-1) played Lewiston

Porter Monday at Hyde Park Ice Pavilion, but information about the game was unavailable before The Bee went to press. They play Bishop Timon-St. Jude at 4:30 p.m. Wednesday at Cazenovia Park and St. Mary’s of Lancaster at 4:30 p.m. Saturday at Harbor- Center.

The winner of the St. Mary’s game will win the Section VI Division III title.

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