Wings Middle School Hockey Win Two Straight
The Garden City Wings Middle School team had two strong wins going into December. On November 18th the Wings
defeated Cold Spring Harbor Blue 7-2 and had another strong win on December 3rd defeating Island Trees 12-4.
These two wins took the Wings to 4 wins and 3 losses in early December.
The Wings defeated Cold Spring Harbor Blue (CSHB) 7-2 playing with a full team for the first time in
several weeks. The Wings out shot CSHB 43 to 10. Scoring for the offensive line were Billy Barbaro,
Albert Markopoulos (2), Dan Marino, and Steve Garger (2), with the assists and support from
Spiros Markopolous, Alexix DeMolina, Anthony Adipietro, Ryan Williams and Francesca Giammona.
Albert Markopolous Scores!
Ryan Williams & Francesca Giammona get ready for the face-off
Defensive Goal Celebration - Nolan McKeown, Tom White, Pat Donahue
Defensively, Tim Moynihan, Nolan McKeown, Tom White & Patrick Donahue maintained a stellar defensive
keeping the game in the offensive zone. Aggressive defensive teamwork resulted in Tom White scoring
from the blue line. James Ross was the Wings Goalie with 41 saves.
The Wings took a confident 12- 4 victory over Island Trees/Plainedge on December 3rd at Iceworks Arena.
The Wings out shot Island Trees 38 - 15.
Spiros Markopolous Scores!
Steve Garger, Anthony Adipietro, & Dan Marino Face-Off
Tim Moynihan & Patrick Donahue covering their zone.
The offensive lines dominated the face-offs resulting in Spiros Markopolous scoring 4 goals, Steve Garger
with 4 goals, Albert Markopolous with 2 goals, Francesca Giammona with one goal and defenseman Nolan McKeown
with one goal. Assists from Anthony Adipietro, Dan Marino, Tom White & Tim Moynihan kept the pressure on
Island Trees all three periods.
Head Coach Richard Peck, Assistant Coaches Joe Brown, & Jim Norell were very pleased with theses wins.
Coach Peck stated, "The progress of the team is impressive, especially since several of the players were
returning from injuries." The increased ice time has been paying off with the team moving steadily up
the leagues' rankings. Coach Peck stated " The Wings have taken a significant step forward this season.
They are showing that they are a team not to be taken lightly." .The Wings are in 7th place out of 16
teams in the Middle School league.
The Wings practice and play the majority of their games at the Iceworks Arena in Syosset. For more
information concerning their schedule or joining the Wings go to www.gcwings.org. The Wings have
an open enrollment program and will be looking for additional players for the 2006 spring season.
Goalie James Ross