December 10, 2007
APPLE CORE GOES 3-0 AT HUSKIES SHOWCASE & ALLOW ONLY 2 GOALS AGAINST TEAM IMPROVES TO 19-7-2-1
Fitchburg, MA – The NY Apple Core Jr. B Empire team went 3-0 this past
weekend at the Huskies Showcase in Fitchburg, MA. In front of several college
scouts, the Core only allowed two goals against in their three league games.
On Friday, AC pounded the Green Mountain Glades 6-1. Apple Core received
two goals from Rui Encarnacao, while Brendan Tracy, Tim Baxter, James
Shea, and Tim Condon all added one goal. Tim Baxter had a three point
game, and John Kelly and Rudy Sulmonte both had two assists. Goaltender
Ryan Lazarus was great in net as he
made 15 saves in the victory.
On Saturday, Apple Core shut-out the New England Falcons by a score of 4-0.
Goaltender Dan Sullivan recorded his 2nd shutout of the season as he made
24 saves. Kevin Gaughran, Tim Baxter, Tim Condon, and Will Manchester
all scored for Apple Core. Forward Robbie Beggi picked up two assists in the
In Sunday’s game, Apple Core left Fitchburg in dramatic fashion as they
defeated the hometown Huskies 2-1 in overtime. John Kelly scored both goals
for Apple Core and Dan Sullivan once again proved why he is the best
goaltender in the Empire League as he made 15 saves in the win.
“Both our goaltenders are playing very well and our defense is starting to come
together,” said Head Coach Chris Cosentino. “As long as our forwards keep
producing offensively, I am expecting a great second half to the season.”
Forward John Kelly has rejoined the Empire team and picked up 4 points (2g
2a) in his first 3 games…Goaltender Dan Sullivan who leads the Empire League
in goals against (1.94), save% (.938), and wins (13) received a ton of attention
this weekend from the college scouts. “In my opinion, Sully is going to be a star
at the D1 college level,” said Head Coach Chris Cosentino…Defenseman Chris
Leonard is very close to finalizing his college deal at Franklin Pierce University…
Forwards James Shea and Rui Encanaracao both went on college visits this
past weekend as well…Forward Stevie Romano is expected to be back in
action after the New Year…