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HOCKEY: Suffern 10, Mamaroneck 0 – 2010

February 15, 2010

This game had the 3rd and 4th ranked teams in the state of New York, but only one of them ended up looking like a top team. Three weeks prior to the game, these two teams met in a 5-4 thriller with Suffern edging out Mamaroneck. This night would be a totally different story.

The Scholar Athlete Presentation preceded the national anthem. With all eyes on the ice in a packed house, the United States Air Force presented the senior from each team with the highest academic standing the Scholar Athlete Award. Timothy Taussig was the recipient from Mamaroneck, and Kevin Norwin was the winner from Suffern.

The players took the ice, but it took a while for everyone to shake the nerves off. Once Suffern settled in, there was no stopping them. Halfway through the first period, Suffern struck on a goal from Steven Scholer. Moments later, the Mounties did it again with a goal from Justin Goetz. The period ended with a 2-0 lead for Suffern and with the crowd sensing that Mamaroneck would come out fighting in the second.

Unfortunatley, the second period was not a pretty sight for Tiger fans. The puck seemed to behave just the way Suffern wanted it to as they scored four goals in the second period with a storm of shots finding their way to the net. The goals were scored by Justin Goetz (his second), Keith Nicholson, and Jake Jaeger with two. There wasn’t much Mamaroneck could do, other than play with pride and not give up.

In the third period, the Tigers didn’t give up, but it didn’t get any easier either. The Mounties scored an additional four goals; if you lost count, that equals 10! The goals were scored by Kevin Norwin, Jon Fuchs, Kevin Haggerty, and Tyler Calandra. It was an interesting game, and it was clearly Suffern’s night to shine.

The Mounties expected a victory, but not like this! As they dealt with the shock of their big win, the United States Air Force presented the Championship Cup to Suffern High School and congratulated them on their win.

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