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Yorktown Hockey Wins on Senior Night

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Yorktown’s Liam Donnelly had three goals and two assists in a win over Lakeland/Panas. He also recorded his 100th career assist. Credits: Rob DiAntonio
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YORKTOWN – Yorktown’s week was highlighted by an 8-2 senior-night win against Lakeland/Panas on Jan. 29 at the Brewster Ice Arena.

“We played a good team game tonight,” Yorktown’s Liam Donnelly said. “The puck was moving all night and we played a fundamentally sound game.”

The Huskers were led by a hat trick from Donnelly, who also added two assists.

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“My teammates gave me great opportunities and I finished,” Donnelly said. “I’m very thankful to be playing with this group.”

The night was a milestone one for the senior as Donnelly recorded his 100th career assist.

“I didn’t know until after the game I had 100 assists so that was a nice surprise,” Donnelly said. “Being that it’s on senior night makes it special to me because I know I don’t have a lot of time left on the ice.”

Shaun Benson (1G, 3A), Christopher Zumpano (1G), Jean-Marc Groux (1G), Justin Groux (1G), Christian Grossi (1G), Jason Meyerski (1A), Connor Sullivan (1A) and Madison Drezek (15 saves) all contributed to the victory for Yorktown.

Anthony Cappello (1G), Tim Rucci (1G), Dylan Palazzetti (1A), Kyle Carroll (1A) and Matt Piciocchi (26 saves) led the way for the Rebels (0-16) against the Huskers.

Yorktown lost to John Jay-Cross River 5-1 on Jan. 27 at the BIA.

The Huskers got on the board with a goal by Anuj Gupta with assists from Cian Keohane and Meyerski that put the Huskers up 1-0 in the first period.

“We transitioned out of the defensive zone very quickly catching their defender off guard, which gave me and Cian Keohane a 2-on-1 in which he sent a perfect pass that I just tapped in,” Gupta said. “This goal felt very big to us, because we knew that we had to come out flying and score quickly to set the tempo of the game.”

John Jay answered with five unanswered goals to win the game.

“We had eight skaters tonight due to injuries, so that played a big role in us becoming tired and giving up goals,” Gupta said.

Dylan Tolbert made 22 saves for the Huskers against the Indians.

Yorktown (9-9-1) finished the week with a 3-0 victory against Fox Lane at the BIA on Jan. 30.

Donnelly (1G, 1A), Benson (1G), Gupta (1G), Jean-Marc Groux (1A) and Grossi (20 saves) help the Huskers derail the Foxes.

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