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HATFIELD—At a time when familiarity is difficult to come by, there was something reassuring about Wednesday’s Suburban High School Hockey League season opener between Central Bucks South and Council Rock South.
There were no spectators in the stands and the players came to the rink dressed instead of utilizing the locker rooms at Hatfield. But it was business as usual once the two teams hit the ice.
Kevin Koles’s long-range goal with 4:58 left in regulation proved to be the game winner as the Golden Hawks scored a 5-3 decision.
Jeremy Purcell put the puck in an empty net with six seconds left to complete the scoring; it was his second goal of the game.
Purcell was happy to get back on the ice with his teammates. “It feels good,” he said. “It’s been a long time, especially with that month off (break in the preseason). But it felt good, it felt good to be out there.”
The Golden Hawks were awarded the only power play of the game just 56 seconds into the opening period. They didn’t score during the man advantage but Doug Lopez put in a rebound at the 3:17 mark to give his team a 1-0 lead, beating Titan netminder Dominic Varacallo. Varacallo drew the assignment in goal in place of veteran Mason Moyer who was not dressed.
Aydin Thierolf tied the game for the Titans at the 8:38 mark before Daniel Kvecher finished a dash down the right wing by putting the puck behind Golden Hawk goaltender Carson Lopez to give the Titans the lead just 36 seconds later.
That lead was short lived. Julian Wagenmann tied the game with 32 seconds when he tipped in Kyle Boss’s original shot.
At period’s end, the Golden Hawks changed goaltenders Lopez left the game because of illness and veteran Jimmy Sweeney took over.
The Golden Hawks took the lead for the second time when Purcell scored just seven seconds into the period but the Titans tied the game at the 4:53 mark and had the better of the play for much of the rest of the period, but never got the lead back.
“We had a slow start,” said Titan coach Shaun McGinty. We had our chances. We need to capitalize on them.
The third period was scoreless until Koles’s late-game heroics. For a young Golden Hawks team, it was a good beginning.
“It was okay, they did well,” said Council Rock South coach Joe Houk. "I told them ‘Keep it simple, don’t over pursue things.’”
Council Rock South 2 1 2—5
Central Bucks South 2 1 0—3
Middle School Games begin on Sunday 1/10
Varsity Games begin on Wednesday 1/13
JV Games begin on Wednesday 1/13
Here are a few reminders as the season approaches:
1. Your Website Roster and Scoresheet label must match. The USAH Roster and Matrix must list all players for the player's primary team. Swing players should only be rostered on the lower team's USAH Roster & Matrix. Players may not skate in a game unless listed on your Website roster and Scoresheet label as well as a USA Hockey roster and matrix.
2. The home team pays both referees during the regular season.
3. CHANGE - The home team will provide two volunteers to do the timekeeper and scorekeeper in the scorebox for every game. The away team does not need to provide anyone.
4. The home team is responsible to e-mail the league a copy of the scoresheet after the game, please e-mail to email@example.com
5. Game results need to be entered online with 24 hours.
IF our games are cancelled due to snow, a phone call will be made to each Varsity coach and club President.
If any coach is uncomfortable with playing a game due to safety reasons, the Varsity coach can contact the league to request an exception to the League's forfeit policy and allow that game to be made up on the home teams practice ice within a reasonable amount of time.
Please ask your players & parents to NOT call the rink or anyone else. The rink simply does not know nor make the decision.