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Wings MS 2009-2010 GC News March 26, 2010 Article
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Wings Middle School Team Skates Into Playoffs
The Garden City Wings Middle School ice hockey team finished its regular season with a 4 - 4 tie with the Roslyn Bulldogs on March 13 and a 12 - 0 victory over the Syosset Braves on March 20. Both games were played at the Iceworks rink. The Wings ended in 6th place in the Blue Conference of the High School Hockey League of Nassau County, with a record of 7 wins, 9 losses and 2 tie. The team starts playoff games on March 24.

Although the score board displayed a tie at the conclusion of the March 13 game against 3rd ranked Roslyn, it was clearly a psychological victory for the Wings. Due to injuries and absences the team played “iron man” hockey with just six skaters and goal keeper, Thomas Guerrero, during the entire game. Anthony Mercandetti and Joseph King played both forward and defense; John White and Liam Gribbin played forward; and Kenny Nygaard and Claudia Caracciolo played defense.

Defense Shawn Post escapes the forecheck. The Wings dominated the Braves on March 20, scoring seven goals in the first period. 8th grade forward Chris DeAngelis scored seven points, including a natural hat trick plus one. 8th grade defense Shawn Post scored a natural hat trick in the second period. 8th graders Anthony Mercandetti and Timmy Michel focused on their passing skills with Mercandetti registering three assists. 6th grade foward Joseph King had the third hat trick for the team plus one assist. Forward Joseph Giarraputo ably helped the team by playing defense. 7th grade defense Kenny Nygaard had one goal and two assists while 8th grade center John White had one goal and one assist.


All 5th, 6th and 7th grade students who would like to play competitive ice hockey are invited to join the team for the Spring 2010 season. Our spring program includes eight League games and two practices. The practices will be held on March 18 and 25 at Iceworks from 8:25 pm through 10 pm. The Middle School Division spring season will start after April 11 and conclude around June 6, with no games during the Memorial Day weekend. There are no playoffs. Although the exact game schedule for the spring season has not been set by the League, our games are expected to be played on weekday evenings. To obtain an application to join, or to attend a team practice, please visit our website: Middle School team applicants should click on Middle School Coach and enter their contact information. GO WINGS!!

Defense Kenny Nygaard and center John White.

Defense Shawn Post escapes the forecheck.

Defense Shawn Post joins the attack with forward Joseph Giarraputo in support.

Forward Chris DeAngelis winds up for a slap shot.

Forward Anthony Mercandetti observes the play from the weak side.

6th grade goaltender Thomas Guerrero watches his team.

Forward / defense Joseph King works along the sideboards.

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