Garden City Wings Ice Hockey Club
The Garden City Wings Varsity Ice Hockey split two games in the last two weeks. On Monday January 30th,
the team squared off against Levittown High School in a game that featured two of the leagues all-star
goaltenders. Garden City scored five minutes into the game as Kyle Seiferth blasted in a rebound off a
Brian Kiernan shot. Aaron Kim also assisted on the goal.
Three minutes later, Garden City struck again on a power play as Tom Rossidis knocked in a rebound assisted by Brian Kiernan and Ryan Norell. Ninety seconds later Brian Kiernan made it 3-0 on an assist from Anthony Bitetto. Levittown made it 3-1 with a power play goal two minutes later. With less than a minute in the period, Aaron Kim put the Wings back ahead by three goals assisted by Ryan Norell.
The second period started off poorly for the Wings as Levittown scored an even strength and a power play goal to make it 4-3. Ten seconds after the second Levittown goal Nick Greco changed the momentum back in Garden City's favor as he netted a goal assisted by Tom Greco. Anthony Bitetto scored an unassisted goal later in the period to put the Wings back ahead by three goals. Brian Kiernan closed out the scoring in the second period with an unassisted breakaway goal.
A great third period defensive effort by the Wings limited Levittown to only a single goal as their comeback fell short. Solid games for the Wings by defensemen David Brown, Anthony Bitetto and Tom Rossidis. Another good defensive effort by the forwards, especially Michael Lanciotti and John Mendicino, who both were plus two for the evening. Goaltender Jeff Greco had an outstanding game and out-dueled his all-star counterpart. Greco had 30 saves with only two goals surrendered during even strength.
On Monday February 6th, the Wings faced-off against Locust Valley High School. It was an up and down evening for Garden City with the team dressing only upper classmen for the game. The first ten minutes belonged to Locust Valley as they scored three times.
The Wings finally got on the scoreboard when John Mendicino scored assisted by Brian Kiernan. Locust Valley added another goal a minute later, but the Wings responded with two unassisted goals in the last two minutes of the period. The goals were scored by defensemen Anthony Bitetto and David Brown.
Garden City tied the game early in the second period as Brian Kiernan scored assisted by Tom Rossidis. Locust Valley came back with two goals and they held a 6-4 lead at the end of the second period.
Nick Greco scored in the first minute of the third period to make it a one-goal game. Tom Greco and John Mendicino both assisted on the goal. After Locust Valley scored mid-way through the period, Aaron Kim scored a power-play goal assisted by John Mendicino and Brian Kiernan. Unfortunately, the Wings could not get a tying goal and Locust Valley scored a power-play goal with less than a minute remaining to finish off their 8-6 victory.
The Wings roster consists of goaltenders Jeff Greco and David Logan; defensemen Tom Rossidis, David Brown, and Anthony Bitetto; forwards Max Auricchio, Eric Diller, Nick Greco, Tom Greco, Matt Gaudiosi, Brian Kiernan, Aaron Kim, Michael Lanciotti, John Mendicino, Ryan Norell, Kyle Seiferth and Joe Scalise.
The Wings next games are Saturday Februrary 18th, at 12:30pm at Parkwood in Great Neck and Sunday February 19th, at 4pm at the Iceworks rink in Syosset. Please visit www.gcwings.org for additional information on the Wings.