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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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EASTERN CONFERENCE
  TEAM GP W L OT GF GA PTS
1 MTL 61 40 16 5 167 135 85
2 NYR 60 38 16 6 190 148 82
3 NYI 62 40 20 2 200 173 82
4 TBL 62 37 19 6 203 167 80
5 DET 60 34 15 11 176 156 79
6 PIT 61 35 17 9 176 152 79
7 WSH 62 33 19 10 184 156 76
8 BOS 60 29 22 9 158 158 67
9 FLA 61 26 22 13 145 172 65
10 PHI 62 26 25 11 164 181 63
11 OTT 59 26 23 10 167 161 62
12 NJD 61 25 27 9 137 161 59
13 CBJ 60 26 30 4 157 189 56
14 TOR 61 25 31 5 170 185 55
15 CAR 59 22 30 7 134 159 51
16 BUF 62 19 38 5 120 207 43

STATS

2014-2015 REGULAR SEASON
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
M. Cammalleri 49 23 8 2 31
A. Henrique 54 12 19 -1 31
J. Jagr 57 11 18 -10 29
P. Elias 51 10 15 -14 25
S. Gomez 37 5 18 -7 23
M. Zidlicky 61 4 19 -8 23
S. Bernier 46 10 8 1 18
T. Zajac 53 8 10 -5 18
M. Ryder 43 6 12 -2 18
A. Larsson 43 2 15 4 17
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
C. Schneider 22 23 5 .926 2.22
K. Kinkaid 3 4 3 .915 2.59