The Mamaroneck Ice Hockey team defeated Pittsford by a score of 5-2 Saturday morning at the NYS D1 Semi-Finals in Buffalo.
The 9:30am start time didn’t rattle the Tigers as they were flying throughout the game.
Alex Ewald opened the scoring with a backhand goal on the power play with 2:33 left in the first period. Pittsford tied the game just over a minute later, with a power play goal of its own, and the score was tied 1-1 at the end of the opening period.
Matt DiCicco put the Tigers back on top, 2-1, with a great short-handed effort 3:50 into the second period. Pittsford, once again, came calling back, tying the game at 2 with 7:51 left in the second period. With 4:13 left in the second, however, Kesin Ryan-Dehejia fired a shot from the point that found the back of the net, and the Tigers never looked back from there.
Within the first 2 minutes of the third, the Tigers had added two more goals and, all of a sudden, were leading 5-2. From there on out, it was all Tommy Spero; the Tigers’ netminder finished the game with 38 saves, including 19 in the third period.
The Tigers will play the winner of the Saratoga Springs-West Genesee game for the State title Sunday, March 13 at 12pm.
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