Scholastic Hockey League (NEPASHL)
Friday, Dec. 13
Susquehanna Valley 8, Wyoming Area 2
Pittston Area 3, Back Mountain 2
Holy Redeemer 8, Paupack 4
Valley West 2, Crestwood 2
Schedule for next week’s Casey Classic (all games at the Toyota Sportsplex at Coal Street):
11:15 a.m. — Pittston Area vs. Paupack
2:45 p.m. — Valley West vs. Wyoming Area
4:30 p.m. — Holy Redeemer vs. Back Mountain
6:15 p.m. — Paupack vs. Crestwood
11:15 a.m. — Valley West vs. Back Mountain
2:45 p.m. — Holy Redeemer vs. Crestwood
4:30 p.m. — Pittston Area vs. Wyoming Area
6:15 p.m. — Valley West vs. Paupack
2:45 p.m. — Valley West vs. Holy Redeemer
4:30 p.m. — Wyoming Area vs. Crestwood
6:15 p.m. — Back Mountain vs. Pittston Area
3 p.m. — First seed vs. fourth seed (based on total points)
5 p.m. — Second seed vs. third seed
6 p.m. — Championship
Wyoming Seminary Blue Knights
Shady Side Academy Tournament in Pittsburgh
Nov. 29 - Dec. 1
Nov. 29 — Blue Knights 3, Lawrenceville School (N.J.) 1
Nov. 29 — Blue Knights 12, Linsly School 0
Nov. 30 — Northwood School 4, Blue Knights 1
Nov. 30 — Blue Knights 5, Shady Side Academy 1 (semifinals)
Dec. 1 — Lawrenceville School 4, Blue Knights 2 (finals)
The Blue Knights lost in the finals in a tough battle with Lawrenceville that included five games in under three days.
After beating Lawrenceville 3-1 in the opening game of the tournament, the Blue Knights played undisciplined and made some costly turnovers in the championship game. Sem outshot Lawrenceville 36-26 but couldn’t overcome giving up multiple odd-man rushes and a breakway that the opposition scored on.
Chris Chaddock and Eric Massie scored in the game, while their linemate Joey Piccinini had two assists while Chaddock and Massie each had one. Matias Toivola had 22 saves in net.
Chaddock finished with 18 points in five games on the weekend, while linemates Massie and Piccinini had 15 points each. Sem was ranked third in the nation for D-I Independent Prep schools the week following the tournament. They were behind top-ranked Shattuck St. Marys (Minn.) and the Northwood School (N.Y.).
Rider Cup (Albany, N.Y.)
Dec. 14 — Wyoming Sem 4, Lawrenceville School 0
Right off the opening faceoff, Sem took control of the game and never looked back, cruising to a 4-0 win in their opening game of the Rider Cup, hosted by Albany Academy. Sem had some balance on the scoresheet, getting goals from four players — Zach Satalino, Chris Chaddock, Eric Massie and Alex D’Astous. Assists went to Massie (two), Satalino (two), Samuel Gougeon, Joey Piccinini and Anthony Gandolfi. Starting goalie Matias Toivola stopped all 18 shots he faced for his second shutout in a row and third on the year. Shots in the game were 38-18 in favor of Sem.
Dec. 14 — Wyoming Sem 8, Hossac School 1
Satalino paced the Knights with a hat trick and five points to help Sem advance to the finals. Sem was able to establish their forecheck early and had Hossac pinned in its zone for long periods of time, which led directly to two early goals. Freshman and local day student Jake Rosner recorded his first varisty goal. Chris Chaddock chipped in with two goals and four points. Janne Vessa and Connor Dillon also found the back of the net for the Blue Knights. Joey Piccinini, Eric Massie, Mikael Raposo and Alex D’Astous all had two assists, while Matias Toivola and Jon Roberge combined for the win in net.
Dec. 15 — Albany Academy 5, Wyoming Sem 2
With their starting goalie out due to injury, the Blue Knights battled hard but eventually came up on the losing end. They got within two goals with six minutes left but took a pair of penalties late and fell to the tournament hosts. Zach Satalino scored two goals for the Knights and finished with six goals in three games on the weekend. Jon Roberge and Thomas Durfrense played in relief of starting goaltender Matias Toivola. Shots in the game were 29-26 in favor of Albany.
Next game: Wyoming Sem hosted Linsly School at home on Friday and Saturday. The Knights travel to Buffalo after New Year’s to participate in the St. Francis Invitational.
Toyota Sportsplex Fall “D” League
Tuxedos 3, Chinstraps 2
Galapagos 8, Sunbury Snares 0
Rockhoppers 7, Emperors 3