Weekly Feature

2008-01-02 / Sports

East has Jekyll and Hyde week on the ice

by PATRICK J. NAGY Reporter

Williamsville East played one of its best and worst hockey games last week.

The Flames tied Section VI Western New York Varsity Hockey Federation Small School leader Bishop Timon-St. Jude, 3-3, last Thursday on the Amherst Pepsi Center Olympic Rink, then followed it up with a horrible 4-loss on Saturday to Kenmore East on the Feature Rink.

Penalties in the second period were the Flames' downfall in both games. East saw a 3-0 lead on Timon erased to 3-2 in the second after power-play goals 3.5 minutes apart from Jesse Kaiser (Gage Carrig, Michael Cassidy) and Cassidy. East finished the second with four infractions.

Kenmore East had three five-on-threes, outshot the Flames 26-3 and scored on four of its eight power-play opportunities in the second. Scoring for the Bulldogs was Scott Rogers (Frank Briandi, Sean Walsh), Mark Arnone (Brett Rogers), Chris Chapin (Justin Gardner, Dane Marcotte) and Scott Rogers (Briandi). Williamsville East committed 10 penalties overall and were outshot 41-15.

"Most of the penalties were lazy penalties because we were not playing well," said East coach Mike Torrillo.

Joey Cantafio (Eric Bogart) and Bogart (Matt Kweller) scored goals in the third against Kenmore East.

"You can't fall asleep for two periods in this league," said Torrillo. "It was our worst performance of the season."

East used first period goals at 1:02 and three seconds by Eric Esposito (Bogart) and Bogart (Colin Lucey, Dan Tyx), respectively, and a second period goal at 4:29 of the second by Kweller (Bogart) to build a 3-0 lead on Timon.

Timon's answered 3.5 minutes apart on the power play and Carrig (Patrick Isch) tied the game at 3-3 with 35 seconds remaining in the game. Timon outshot East, 14-2, in the third.

East goalie Matt Bradley made 33 saves as Timon outshot the Flames, 36-15.

East (7-4-1) plays Section V's Webster-Schroeder at 1 p.m. on Saturday at Webster Ice Arena.

"We've got to play a full game," said Torrillo. "Our defense has been playing OK but as a team we have got to play more aggressive for 45 minutes. Hopefully we can turn it around."

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