Souderton rolls past Neshaminy
Souderton Area’s offense was strong early and then simply overwhelming, as the Indians earned a 10-1 victory over Neshaminy in a Suburban High School Hockey ieague non-division game at Hatfield Ice Thursday night.
Daniel Rock led the Big Red with four goals and Brannon Evans added a pair in what was a dominant offensive performance.
“We were even missing some kids tonight, and we just came out and played our hearts out, like we should,” said captain Dylan Manto, who added a third-period goal for first-place Souderton. “Danny Rock had some great plays for us tonight, and we were working pretty well together.”
Alex Politsky, Evans and Rock all scored first-period goals to put Souderton firmly ahead, 3-0.
“We hadn’t played well the last two games and this is something we were aiming to do - come out fast, come out hard,” Big Red coach Matt Montagna said. “Dump the puck and go get ‘em. We were chasing hockey pucks. That’s all we wanted them to do. Don’t dance around, just
The Big Red’s onslaught included an amazing 59 shots on goal.
“They did not stop,” Montagna said of his team. “They had two tough losses (after a 4-0 start), games they were capable of winning, and I think they wanted to make amends for it tonight.”
Ed DiCrecio had a busy night in net for Neshaminy (2-S), making 49 saves while Souderton newcomer Bryce McMichael stopped 11 of the 12 shots he faced.
“He’s hanging in there, man,” Montagna said happily.
Souderton would be thrilled to keep giving the youngster leads like the one he had Thursday. After Rock scored again in the second period to make it 4-0, the Indians more than doubled their lead in the third.
The Big Red scored from just about everywhere, beginning with Evans’ second goal, this one off the power play, to make it 5-0. After Eric Graham broke the shutout for the Redskins, Rock, Clay Anders, Chris Malanga, Manto and Rock again all put shots away to complete the rout.
“We want to get back on a roll,” Manto said.
Souderton’s Kyle Milosek pushes up the ice during Thursday night’s SHSHL action against Neshaminy at Hatfield Ice.