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Delbarton wins third straight championship

Delbarton defeats Gloucester Catholic 7-2

Sunday, 03.14.2010 / 3:22 PM ET / New Jersey Devils
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Delbarton wins third straight championship

Kenny Agostino scored four goals to lead Delbarton School to its third straight and fourth state championship in five years with a 7-2 win over Gloucester Catholic in the Non-Public school final today at Prudential Center.  The victory completed Delbarton’s dominating run through the bracket, in which it outscored the opposition 35-7.

Senior defenseman Tom Pesce gave Delbarton a 1-0 lead when his slap shot from the point beat Rams’ goaltender Pat McSparran 1:15 after the opening face-off.  Kenny Agostino’s first goal of the day 3:08 later extended the lead to 2-0.

Faced with the daunting task of overcoming a two-goal deficit to the two-time defending champions, Gloucester nonetheless responded.

Joe Crespo scored first for the Rams at 7:38, crashing into goaltender Bobby Kaminski in the process.  After each side had taken a penalty, John Gaudreau utilized the extra space the four-on-four situation provided, skating the puck into the Delbarton zone before unleashing a wrister from the circle to beat Kaminski glove side to even things up.

McSparran made a fantastic save a 3:49, going across the crease to rob Mike Pirovano.  Off the ensuing draw, however, Agostino notched his second of the game and put Delbarton up 3-2 after one.

The Green Wave regained their two-goal lead in the second, when Michael Ambrosia found an opening in the slot and fired a shot that McSparran could not hold on to.  Shortly thereafter, McSparran stopped Peter McMullen on a breakaway to keep Gloucester within striking distance heading into the third.

Agostino’s third was a highlight reel goal, as he skated along the boards and appeared headed behind the net before pulling the puck back and beating McSparran through the five hole.  Ambrosia added his second of the night 2:12 later, with Agostino picking up the assist to make it 6-2.  The scoring was completed as Agostino capped his memorable performance with his fourth goal in the game’s waning moments.  Ambrosia, who registered three assists, also posted a five point game.

Non-Public All-Tournament Team

Goaltender: Bobby Kaminski, Delbarton
Defenseman: Joakim Ryan, Christian Brothers Academy
DefensemanL Ryan Meehan, Gloucester Catholic
Forward:  Kenny Agostino, Delbarton
Forward:  Michael Ambrosia, Delbarton
Forward: John Gaudreau, Gloucester Catholic

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STANDINGS

EASTERN CONFERENCE
  TEAM GP W L OT GF GA PTS
1 WSH 52 39 9 4 171 117 82
2 FLA 54 32 16 6 150 122 70
3 NYR 54 31 18 5 153 135 67
4 DET 54 28 18 8 136 132 64
5 NYI 52 28 18 6 145 129 62
6 TBL 53 29 20 4 140 127 62
7 BOS 53 28 19 6 153 146 62
8 PIT 53 27 19 7 138 135 61
9 NJD 55 27 21 7 122 123 61
10 MTL 55 27 24 4 147 145 58
11 CAR 54 24 21 9 130 142 57
12 OTT 55 25 24 6 154 169 56
13 PHI 52 23 20 9 122 137 55
14 BUF 54 21 27 6 124 146 48
15 CBJ 55 21 28 6 137 170 48
16 TOR 52 19 24 9 120 144 47

STATS

2015-2016 REGULAR SEASON
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
L. Stempniak 55 15 25 6 40
M. Cammalleri 42 14 24 15 38
A. Henrique 53 18 18 14 36
K. Palmieri 55 20 15 3 35
T. Zajac 47 8 18 7 26
D. Schlemko 47 6 9 -8 15
A. Larsson 55 2 11 12 13
D. Severson 51 1 12 -1 13
A. Greene 55 4 6 2 10
J. Josefson 44 3 7 -14 10
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
C. Schneider 24 16 6 .930 2.01
K. Kinkaid 3 5 1 .909 2.52
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