The Stampede and Wildcats battled hard Saturday night at the “Fort” as the two teams needed overtime to determine a winner in the Northeast division match-up. Both teams played well in the first game of the series with Jersey Shore eventually grabbing a two goal lead in the 3rd period. The Stamp fought back and tied the game late in the third. The teams entered overtime for a sudden death three on three, The Stampede were assessed a two minute minor for tripping in the early stages of the OT period and the Wildcats quickly capitalized with a goal to seal the Jersey Shore victory. The win moved the Wildcats into first place in the division.
In Sunday’s game the Wildcats took the lead early in the second on a goal from Hunter Johnson.
Noah Cauchi delivered for his team with 2 points (1 goal, 1 assist). Hunter Johnson did his part, adding 2 goals and Antonio Filippello contributed with 2 assists.
In the first period, Henzie opened the scoring for the Wildcats with a goal at 16:58 with helpers from his linemates, Filippello and Hunter. Colclough quickly followed with a goal at 18:18 with helpers from his linemates, Mullen and Ventura.
In the second period, Johnson scored what turned out to be the game winning goal at 4:48 with an assist from his teammate Randall. Cauchi finally put the Stampede on the board with a goal at 11:43 with helpers from Christou and Kohajda 3rd. Johnson quickly followed with a goal at 12:37 with assists from Bennett and Filippello. Kilway quickly followed with a goal at 14:11 with a helper from his linemate Cauchi.
This loss brings the Oswego Stampede’s record to (1-3-1-0).
The Stampede ended the three game weekend at 1-1-1 and are currently sitting in 4th place in the division. “We saw some good things happening this weekend. The guy’s are starting to gel a bit and I think within the next few weeks we will be a lot more stable. It’s tough to play three games in three days early on but it’s part of the season and we have to deal with it.” states Stampede Coach Kyle Althen. “All in all we were pretty happy with the play, we have a ton to work on but it’s early in the season and I think we are right about where we thought we would be at this stage. We will be back to work on Tuesday getting ready to face a very tough New England Stars team on the road.” The Stampede will head to Tyngsboro, MA next weekend to meet the Stars. Saturday game time is 3:50 PM and Sunday the teams will face-off at 1:20 PM both games will be shown live on hockeytv.com