Garden City Wings Ice Hockey Club
The Garden City Wings Varsity Ice Hockey team split their games over last weekend leaving the team one
point out of a playoff spot with three games remaining. On Friday, March 5th the team faced off against
St. Mary's High School. The first period was dominated by St. Mary's as the Wings were out shot 22-1 in
the period. Wings goaltender Jeff Greco was exceptional during the period and the period ended without
any scoring. Unfortunately during the period, the Wings lost the services of Kyle Seiferth for the
remainder of the season due to another of many injuries suffered by the team this season.
The second period started off well for GC as Ryan Norell scored an unassisted power-play goal early in the period. Despite being badly out shot again, Jeff Greco only allowed St. Mary's one goal during the period.
The shortage of healthy skaters finally caught up with the team in the third period as St. Mary's put away an exhausted Wings squad with 3 goals in the third period. An outstanding effort by Jeff Greco during the game as he had sixty saves during the evening.
The Wings rebounded on Monday, March 6th as they defeated Syosset High School 11-1 in a very wide open game. Seven players recorded points in the game led by Anthony Bitetto who had a goal and five assists. John Mendicino (3G, 2A) and Ryan Norell (3 G, 1A) each recorded hat tricks. Other scorers were Eric Diller (2G, 1A), Brian Kiernan (1G, 4A), Tom Rossidis (3A), and Tom Greco (1G).
Starting goaltender David Logan played well before leaving in the second period with an injury. Senior Jeff Greco replaced David in goal and shutout Syosset the rest of the way. Other key contributors were blueliner David Brown had a plus/minus rating of plus six for the game. The ever hustling Nick Greco created several good scoring opportunities for himself and his linemates. Winger Michael Lanciotti had a strong game fore checking and absorbing several hard hits while getting the puck to his teammates.
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 game is Monday, March 13rd at 7:30pm at the Iceworks rink in Syosset. Please visit www.gcwings.org for additional information on the Wings.