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Delbarton wins third straight championship

Delbarton defeats Gloucester Catholic 7-2

Sunday, 03.14.2010 / 3:22 PM / 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 TBL 50 31 15 4 163 132 66
2 MTL 47 31 13 3 127 108 65
3 NYI 48 32 15 1 157 135 65
4 DET 49 28 12 9 145 128 65
5 PIT 48 27 13 8 143 124 62
6 WSH 48 25 14 9 144 124 59
7 BOS 49 26 16 7 131 123 59
8 NYR 46 27 15 4 135 111 58
9 FLA 46 21 15 10 114 129 52
10 PHI 50 21 22 7 139 151 49
11 TOR 50 22 24 4 144 155 48
12 OTT 47 19 19 9 129 134 47
13 CBJ 47 21 23 3 119 148 45
14 NJD 48 18 22 8 109 135 44
15 CAR 47 17 25 5 102 122 39
16 BUF 49 14 32 3 92 174 31

STATS

2014-2015 REGULAR SEASON
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
A. Henrique 41 10 16 -2 26
J. Jagr 44 9 16 -11 25
M. Cammalleri 36 15 6 -3 21
P. Elias 38 6 15 -13 21
M. Zidlicky 48 4 16 -8 20
M. Ryder 42 6 12 -2 18
T. Zajac 40 8 8 -6 16
S. Gomez 24 4 12 -6 16
S. Bernier 33 6 7 1 13
M. Havlat 30 5 8 -9 13
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
C. Schneider 17 19 4 .921 2.37
K. Kinkaid 1 3 3 .913 2.54