East Ice Hockey destroys Mainland 11-1


Courtesy of Ted Fisch

East Ice Hockey player Luke Steele (’20) at a recent game.

Justin Meyers, Eastside Staff

It was a blow out in Voorhees. East absolutely demolished Mainland by a score of 11-1. Just 45 seconds into the game, Sean McKenna (‘19) opened the floodgates with a nifty breakaway move to give East the lead. The goal was assisted by Luke Steele (‘20). Almost three minutes later, Ethan Chase (‘20) made it a 2-0 game with a goal and assists were awarded to Jacob Starr-Costello (‘19) and Steele. Later in the first period, Johnny Pearson Jr. (‘18) extended the lead to three on the power play with an assist coming from Calvin Aliferov(‘20). About two minutes later, Chase scored his second goal of the game with an assist from McKenna to make it a 4-0 game.

In the second period, Thomas Papa(‘19) increased the lead to 5-0 with assists from Jack Amon (‘18) and Nicholas Carr(‘18). Mainland then potted one to make it a 5-1 game. However, just 29 seconds later, East’s Aliferov scored a shorthanded goal from the stick of  Pearson Jr. to make it a five goal lead once again. Pearson Jr. then potted his own short handed goal from Aliferov just 39 seconds later. Aliferov, 40 seconds later, scored another short handed goal from  Starr-Costello to make it an 8-1 game.

In the 3rd period, Callum Scott(‘18) scored to make it a 9-1 game, followed up with a tally from Amon, with assists awarded to Carr and Papa, to extend the lead to 10-1. Finally, to end in a mercy rule, Kyle Hill scored, with an assist from Jared Fisch (‘18)  to end the game with a final score of 11-1.

Aliferov lead the way with two goals and two assists for a game high four points. Pearson Jr. followed up with three points. Chase, McKenna, Carr,  Amon, Steele, Papa, and Starr-Costello all had two points for the Cougars.  Fisch, Scott, and Hill also had points for East.

The Cougars look to keep their momentum going as they play their next game in Atlantic City on November 13th at 8:40 PM against Middle Township Their next local game is November 20th at 9:00 PM vs. St. Joe’s at the Voorhees Phantoms rink.