2009 - 2010 OFSSA Hockey

St. Christopher Cyclones

OFSSA "AA" Division Pool H
St. Catharines, Ontario

Tuesday, March 23, 2010 - Friday, March 26, 2010

On Tuesday the St. Chris boys hockey team played its first of four round robin games.

The St. Chris squad played a valiant game despite being short 3 of its starting forwards who had not yet returned from their March break holiday.

St. Chris played last years bronze medal game winning team (St. Thomas Aquinas Oakville). The Cyclones lost 4-1 but the score was not indicative of the game. St. Chris had many scoring chances but could not finish. The score was 3-1 throughout the third period with St. Chris hitting a post at the 8 minute mark, that if it had gone in would have made it 3-2 and would have made for a nail biter finish. Instead with 3.5 minutes remaining in the game, St. Thomas hit the inside of the St. Chris post that went in making the final 4-1.

Wednesday, the St. Chris team had its full squad as the 3 forwards that missed Tuesday's game joined the team for St. Chris' second game.

The Cyclone's dominated defeating Queen Elizabeth SS (from Sioux Lookout, ON) by a score of 11-1.

Key Cyclone players in the game were :

1. The 3 forwards that joined the team; Brandon Moore, Jeff Schroeter & Keegan Brandon. Brandon Moore set a boys OFSAA record by scoring a natural hat trick within the first 5 minutes of the game to put the Cyclones up 3-0 very early in the game;

2. Nic Sproviero had 5 points (2 goals, 3 assists);

3. Team captain Pietro Restivo was a natural set-up man, leading the team with 4 assists;

4. Pat Brennan (Cyclones goalie) was tested throughout the game and made some key saves preventing Queen Elizabeth from establishing any momentum;

5. Pat Brennan had four incredible defensemen in front of him; each of them logging alot of minutes to secure the 11-1 victory. They are Randy Harding, Mat Cimetta, Tom Flamminio & Tom Moxley.

It was a great team effort for a decisive win.

St. Christopher vs Halliburton Highlands Secondary School

In the second game of the day they won 4 - 1 against Halliburton Highlands Secondary School.  After the first period of play the Cyclones went up 2 - 0 with Thomas Flamminio from Jeff Schroeter scoring the first goal and Jeff Schroeter scored the second goal on a powerplay.  Pietro Restivo and Nicholas Sproviero assisted on the powerplay goal.

In the second St. Christopher went up 3 - 0 after Brandon Moore scored assisted by Ben Morrison and Nicholas Sproviero.  Halliburton answered back in the second and the period ended with St. Christopher leading 3 - 1.

The final goal was scored in the third period with Jeff Schroeter earning his 3rd point of the game (2G, 1A).  Assisting on the goal were Pietro Restivo and Thomas Moxley.

Pool Play continues today (Thursday) with St. Christophers going up against Bill Crothers Secondary School (Unionville) at 10:15 am.