GLENVILLE: Spartans tie Mohawks on senior night

Burnt Hills/Scotia-Glenville hockey coach Walt Peretti called a timeout with 34 seconds left in the third period and his team down 1-0 to Niskayuna/Schenectady Saturday.

His top line made him look like a genius as the play he designed worked to perfection. Chad Overbaugh won the face-off and passed the puck to Ed Shively, who faked out N/S goalie Scott Hartz and scored with 26 seconds left to tie the game. A scoreless overtime left the two teams deadlocked at 1.

We drew that play up during the timeout and put Eddie Shively on the wing, and after we won the face-off over to him, he was able to get it done and score, Peretti said.

The tie was indicative of a game that was expected to be a barn burner as the two evenly-matched teams with nearly identical records met in front of a packed house at the Schenectady County Hockey Facility in Glenville.

"This was a nice game for us. The way we held it together in a hostile environment on their senior night, it was nice to see our kids come together and get out of there with a tie," Peretti said.

Both teams had numerous opportunities to put the game away in the third period but both Hartz (25 saves) and BH/SG goalie Roland Marlow (20 saves) played well in earning their respective teams a tie.

Most of the scoring chances came on power plays during an infraction-filled contest where 15 penalties were called. The Mohawks went 1-for-7 on the man advantage, while the Spartans were 0-for-8.

"Their goaltender made some nice saves on us when we had opportunities on the power play, and we didn't put the puck in the net," N/S coach Todd Templeton said. "We created opportunities " we just didn't score. The opportunities are there, but we just need to capitalize on them. We're going to need to do that come Sectional time."

Vote on this Story by clicking on the Icon


Use the comment form below to begin a discussion about this content.

Sign in to comment