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Wings MS 2009-2010 GC News October 9, 2009 Article
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Wings Middle School Team Starts Winter Season

The Garden City Wings Middle School ice hockey team began itís Winter 2009 - 2010 season with an 8 - 4 win over the Syosset Braves on October 3 at the Iceworks rink.

Both squads started the first period tentatively until Wings forward Joe King buried the puck after a fine pass from center Mark Mercandetti. Good work by forward Liam Gribbin staying on his point coverage shut down Syossetís scoring opportunities.

The scoring in the second period commenced during a Garden City power play. Sixth grade defense Sonny Caracciolo passed to his defense partner, Shawn Post, whose accurate slap shot found the net. The next score was the result of a pass from Shawn Post to center Chris DeAngelis. The final Garden City tally during the second period was again after a pass from Post, who this time connected with forward Joe King. Excellent positioning by seventh grade defense Kenny Nygaard in the attack zone forced Syosset to struggle on defense during the entire period. Syosset scored once and the score was 4 - 1 after two periods.

Both teams tired on defense during the third period as Garden City scored four times and Syosset scored thrice. Center Chris DeAngelis scored twice (including the game winner and a hat trick) on passes from Joe King and Sean Post. Joe King scored once on assists from Chris DeAngelis and Adam Hartog. Forward Adam Hartog had the favor returned shortly thereafter when he scored on a pass from Joe King. Joe King finished the game with a record high six points.

The Wings Middle School team includes the following players: John White, Tim Michel, Joseph Giarraputo, Chris DeAngelis, Adam Hartog, Sonny Caracciolo, Shawn Post, Liam Gribbin, Anthony Mercandetti, Kenny Nygaard and Joseph King.

The Middle School team still has several roster slots to fill and encourages all students in grades 6 through 8 to join. To obtain an application to join, or to skate with the team at a practice at no charge, please visit our website: . Middle School team applicants should click on Middle School Coach and enter their contact information. GO WINGS!!

Wings Middle School Team

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