Brewster/Yorktown Falls to Mahopac

Colin Dineen looks to pass from behind the net as Mahopac’s T.J. McKee pursues. Credits: Deena Bell

BREWSTER, N.Y.— Third-seeded Brewster/Yorktown’s ice hockey squad enjoyed an outstanding regular season and it looked to continue its success in the postseason when it took on No. 6 Mahopac in the quarterfinals of the Section 1 Division 1 Tournament.

Brewster/Yorktown came to play and then some, as it peppered the Mahopac goal at the Brewster Ice Arena.

Mahopac goalie Peter Siolas was on fire, however, making 43 saves. Siolas helped lead the Indians to a 4-2 victory on Feb. 21, ending Brewster/Yorktown’s season.

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Mahopac got on the board first courtesy of a power-play goal in the opening period. However, Brewster/Yorktown sophomore center Connor Sullivan responded when he scored, off an assist from Michael Isola, which tied the game at 1-1 with 4:55 to go in the first stanza.

“We won the face-off and I found the puck and just ripped it and fortunately it went in,” Sullivan said. “It felt great to get one, especially to tie it.”

Justin Groux then converted off an assist from Sullivan with 6:54 remaining in the second period, which put Brewster/Yorktown up 2-1.

“I saw Justin and he really just used his skating ability to his advantage, got open ice and shot one in,” Sullivan said.

Things at that point were looking good for Brewster/Yorktown.

“We thought we were in a good spot—which we were—but just took too many penalties,” Sullivan said.

One of those penalties Mahopac turned into a power-play goal with 11 minutes left in the third period, tying it up at 2-2 before taking the lead for good with 6:09 left in the game.

Brewster/Yorktown did everything it could late in the contest to tie it, getting a number of shots off but Siolas was able to answer each and every challenge he faced before Mahopac sealed the win with an empty-net goal.

“Towards the end of the game we had a lot of shots,” Sullivan said. “Their goalie stood on his head. I felt we did everything possible to try to get a goal but it’s hard against a goalie like that.”

Dylan Tolbert made 18 saves in goal for a Brewster/Yorktown squad that was not only successful but genuinely enjoyed playing with each other this season.

“This was a great team,” Sullivan said. “I had a lot of fun with them and we had a lot of success finishing 16-3-2. I feel we made a statement going into next year that we aren’t an easy opponent.”

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