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

SCHEDULE

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STANDINGS

EASTERN CONFERENCE
  TEAM GP W L OT GF GA PTS
1 p - NYR 82 53 22 7 252 192 113
2 y - MTL 82 50 22 10 221 189 110
3 x - TBL 82 50 24 8 262 211 108
4 x - WSH 82 45 26 11 242 203 101
5 x - NYI 82 47 28 7 252 230 101
6 x - DET 82 43 25 14 235 221 100
7 x - OTT 82 43 26 13 238 215 99
8 x - PIT 82 43 27 12 221 210 98
9 BOS 82 41 27 14 213 211 96
10 FLA 82 38 29 15 206 223 91
11 CBJ 82 42 35 5 236 250 89
12 PHI 82 33 31 18 215 234 84
13 NJD 82 32 36 14 181 216 78
14 CAR 82 30 41 11 188 226 71
15 TOR 82 30 44 8 211 262 68
16 BUF 82 23 51 8 161 274 54

STATS

2014-2015 REGULAR SEASON
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
A. Henrique 75 16 27 -6 43
M. Cammalleri 68 27 15 2 42
P. Elias 69 13 21 -20 34
S. Gomez 58 7 27 -10 34
S. Bernier 67 16 16 2 32
T. Zajac 74 11 14 -3 25
A. Larsson 64 3 21 2 24
A. Greene 82 3 19 1 22
E. Gelinas 61 6 13 -2 19
M. Ryder 47 6 13 -1 19
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
C. Schneider 26 31 9 .925 2.26
K. Kinkaid 6 5 4 .915 2.59