On November 29th at the John Rhodes Centre, the first place (4-1) St. Mary’s Knights hit the ice to meet the fourth place (0-0-1-4) Central Algoma Huskies in Sault Ste Marie High School Hockey League action. In their last meeting back on November 17th, the Huskies fell 5 – 1 to the Knighs in high school action.
5:41 into the opening period, St. Mary’s Jacob Bumbaco fires the first goal of the game to give the Knights a 1 – 0 with Cole Ryckman and Tyler Sayers adding the helpers on Bumbaco’s goal. Huskie Matt Quenneville evens the game 1 – 1 at 8:24 of the first with a goal behind Knight netminder Ryan Cook. Spencer Lawrence and Michael Shaw drew the assists on Quenneville’s tying goal. With an unassisted goal at 13:44 of the final period, Noah Belec finds the back of CASS’ net for the Knight’s go – ahead goal. Greg Goodmurphy fires a pass to Huskie Quenneville at 12:34 of the third to pull CASS even 2 – 2. With St. Mary’s shorthanded, Josh Mannarino gives the Knights a 3 – 2 lead at 11:22 of the period with Sayers and Noah Thomson registeing the helpers on St. Mary’s fourth of the contest.
At 11:04 of period, Sayers scores the Knights next goal of the game to bring the lead to 4 – 2. Marcus Stefano and Mannarino set up the St. Mary’s fourth goal of the game. Josh Gavey finds the back of Huskie goaltender Justin Shaw’s net to add to the Knights lead at 8:17 of the period with Ryckman and Mannarino drawing the contributors on Gavey’s goal. 35 seconds later, St. Mary’s defenseman Justin Morrisette increases the lead to 6 – 2 with the Knights second unassisted goal of the game at the 7:42 mark of the third. With 5:37 remaining in the game, Thomson gives St. Mary’s a 7 – 2 win over the Huskies with Ryckman and Belec registering the helpers.
The Huskies will return to high school hockey action on December 3rd at the Essar Centre against the Superior Heights Steelhawks in a 6:30 p.m start while the Knights will take on the Korah Colts in a 8:00 p.m puck drop at the Essar Centre.