Boys hockey: Cadets look to turn the corner
The St. Joseph High boys hockey team is coming off a tough couple of losses going into the final week of the regular season.
Coach J. R. Bria’s Cadets are 8-9-1 going into tonight’s game with Norwalk-McMahon at 8:50 at the SoNo Ice House.
They finish the season with a date with Notre Dame of Fairfield at the Milford Ice Pavilion at Thursday at 8 p.m.
St. Joseph lost 2-1 to New Canaan at the Darien Ice Rink on Feb. 22.
After a scoreless first period, the Rams, now 9-10-0, took the lead on Gunnar Granito’s goal at 7:10 with Harry Gelnaw getting the assist.
St. Joseph’s Evan Bocchino, from Kevin Faustich, tied the game with 3:26 remaining.
New Canaan’s George McMahon tallied the game-winner 14 seconds after the next faceoff.
Brooks Gammill and James Franzis had assists.
New Canaan outshot St. Joseph, 37-19.
Peter Windas had 18 stops for NC; Ryan Wilson made 35 saves.
It was Staples-Weston-Shelton that edged out St. Joseph, 6-4, on Feb. 20.
The Cadets took a 3-1 lead after one period.
SWS tallied four straight goals over the next two frames before the Cadets got on the board midway through the final frame.
St. Joseph’s Will Foldesi had three goals and Kyle Parchinski one.
Will Gilbert, Nick DiSabella (two), Adam Usinger and Andrew Van Etten had assists.
SWS (15-7-0) had goals from Jimmy Beirne, Evan Mancini, Rob Whemhoff, Ryan Johnson and R.J. Gupta (two). Gupta, Ryan Purgay (two), Sebastian Zeeman, Whemhoff, Johnson and Jesse Greenspun had assists.