Oswego, NY – The Oswego Clearview Squirt Hockey Team kicked off their season this past weekend with a strong 12-2 victory over visiting Ithaca at the Cullinan Ice Rink in Oswego.
According to Oswego Assistant Coach Rob Raby, a strong and relentless offensive attack, combined with a stellar defense and net minding led by goalie Tyler Wallace, helped secure the victory.
“The team really came out and played hard,” said Raby.
“We scored two goals within the first minute of the game and never looked back,” added Assistant Coach Dennis Brady. “Tyler’s play in net was also exceptional throughout the game and the defense stopped a number of Ithaca opportunities.”
Oswego Forward Alex Koproski got the offense started just seconds into the game with an unassisted wrap around goal on the Ithaca goalie. Andrew Noyes then quickly made it 2-0 off an assist from Isaiah Raby. Oswego Forward Spencer Stepien then added to the scoring with a goal off an assist from Jack Stephens. Noyes would then make it 4-0, before Koproski capped off the scoring in the first period off a breakaway assist from Stepien.
Lane Phillips would make it 6-0 Oswego in the second period off an assist by defenseman Mason Bricker, followed by unassisted tallies by Stephens and Nick Burnett.
After two goals from Ithaca pulled it to within 8-2 early in the third period, Oswego tallied four more scores on goals from Jeremy Susino (2), Noyes and Stepien. Stephens and Phillips added assists.
According to Assistant Coach Jason Livesey, the strong defensive efforts of Patrick Galvin and Bryson Bush also added significantly to the Oswego Clearview Squirt home win.
Oswego Clearview Squirt Scoring: Noyes (3 goals); Stepien (2 goals, 1 assist); Stephens (1 goal, 2 assists); Koproski (2 goals); Susino (2 goals); Phillips (1 goal, 1 assist); Burnett (1 goal); Bricker (1 assist); and Raby (1 assist).
Wallace had 25 saves for Oswego and got the win.
The Oswego Clearview Squirts coaching staff includes: Head Coach Eric Koproski and Assistants Rob Raby, Dennis Brady, Jason Livesey, and Owen Kelly.
For more information visit the team’s website at www.eteamz.com/oswegosquirt2.