Wissahickon Wins SHSHL Class A Crown

By Rick Woelfel

HATFIELD TOWNSHIP—Bryan Garry scored six goals and assisted on two others to lead Wissahickon to a 16-6 win over Lower Moreland Thursday night in the Suburban High School Hockey League Class A championship game at Hatfield Ice.

The game was halted with 6:09 left in the third period via the 10-goal mercy rule.

It’s the fourth confirmed SHSHL title for the Trojans who also won Class A titles in 2006, ’10, and ’15; (Wissahickon may have won additional titles on two other occasions but  that has not been documented).

“This feels like a great reward,” said Wissahickon coach Ken Harrington. “We had one of our (defenseman) with a broken wrist, we had a couple unfortunate things happen. These last two games are the first games where we’ve had all 13 players on our roster.”

Sean Garry provided three goals and four assists for top-seeded Wissahckon (13-4-2). Daniel Glazer added two goals and three assists. Nicholas Hussa scored twice while three other players scored one goal each.

Coleman Peppelman scored three goals and added an assist to pace top-seeded Lower Moreland (12-3-3). Vincenzo DeMaio scored Twice and Noah Gazzara once.

The Lions had just eight skaters and a goaltender in uniform and were without forward Adam Bostock and defenseman Devin Green who were serving suspensions.

Sean Garry’s two goals helped Wissahickon build a 3-1 lead at the 5:29 mark of the first period but Gazzara and Peppleman scored back-to-back goals to draw the Lions even.

Bryan Garry scored his first goal of the night with 3:33 left in the period. It was the only power-play goal of the game (there were just two penalties called in the game) and put Wissahickon up for good at 4-3.

The Trojans broke the game open by scoring four straight goals in a span of 6:46 to go up 8-4 4:52 into the second period. By the end of the second stanza the margin was 12-5.

Lower Moreland coach Gus Salfitti said his player simply ran out of gas.

“It’s obviously a whole different game when you’remissing two of your top skaters,” he said. “I didn’t expect a blowout like this, but (the Trojans) are quick, they got rested, they’re out there every other shift, they’re better, players and they absolutely outskated the heck out of us.”

Lower Moreland 4 1 1—6

Wissahickon 5 7 4—16

First-period goals: Sean Garry (W) from Daniel Glazer, :27; Sean Garry (W) from Bryan Garry and Glazer, 2:22; Vincenzo DeMaio (LM) unassisted, 3:08; Nicholas Hussa (W) from Ty Schiff, 5:29; Noah Gazzara (LM) from Arthur Rubenstein, 6:53; Coleman Peppelman (LM) from Tyler Scolnick, 7:46; Bryan Garry (W) from Matt Cade, 13:27 (pp); Hussa (W) from Cade and Ben Junker, 13:56; Peppelman (LM) from Gazzara, 15:45.

Second-period goals: Junker (W) from Bryan Garry, 3:06; Nolan Ryan (W) unassisted, 3:42; Bryan Garry (W) from Sean Garry, 4:52; DeMaio (LM) from Peppelman, 6:31; Bryan Garry (W) unassisted, 7:03; Glazer (W) unassisted, 10:52; Bryan Garry (W) unassisted, 11:10; Bryan Garry (W) from Sean Garry and Glazer, 13:11.

Third-period goals: Glazrt (W) from Sean Garry, 3:06; Bryan Garry from Sean Garry, 5:47; Peppelman (LM) from Gazzara, 6:03; Sean Garry (W) unassisted, 9:50; Cade (W) 10:51, unassisted

* Game called with 6:09 left in the third period due to the 10-goal mercy rule.

Shots: Lower Moreland 33, Wissahickon 53; Saves: Jacob Lungren (LM) 37, Michael Henderson (LM) 27

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