HATFIELD— Like other high-school teams in the area, Central Bucks East waited a long time to play hockey. The Patriots took the ice against Central Bucks West Thursday night at Hatfield Ice with an abundance of energy and it showed.
Adam Bostock scored five goals as the Patriots rolled to an 11-1 season-opening SHSHL win.
With one of the area’s most experienced lineups on hand, East enters the season with high expectations. Thursday’s performance did nothing to diminish those expectations.
Bostock gave his team the lead just 56 seconds after the opening faceoff. He completed a hat trick before the first period ended with his team leading 6-0. But three other players also scored goals, a sign of the balance the Patriots are looking to find.
“It’s hard to get a solid third or fourth line running around,” said East coach Jeff Mitchell. “But, I’m mainly going to put that on my upperclassmen. They’re their on the first and second lines to to show the lesser lines what to do, where their other guys are at. It’s just communication and chemistry,”
The Patriots stretched the lead to 9-0 by the end of the second frame. Bostock, a senior, stressed the importance of the veterans showing the way.
“I think it’s very important for the seniors to step up and lead the younger guys,” he said. “The younger guys are going to have four more years of this, so we have to teach them how to do it and continue the legacy for us at East.”
Chris Mangiacapre joined Bostock as a multiple-goal scorer, scoring twice. Matt Mangiacapre finished his night’s work with 19 saves in goal.
Ryan Haywood scored West’s only goal 4:11 into the third period. For a young Bucks squad, Thursday’s game was baptism under live fire. Kyle Fasolak started in goal but was relieved by Liam Rogers before the first period ended.Rogers wound up being credited with 56 saves.
“What our job is right now is take a young group and teach them how to play,” said West coach Dave Baun, “and get them to play as a team and play up to their capabilities.
“I think we have some talent, we have some players with good attitudes, and if you have thosetwo things they can take you a long way.”
Notes—Chris McIntryre, who was expected to be the Patriots’ starting goaltender this year, has given up hockey. McIntyre, a senior, is planning to enlist in the United States Marine Corps following graduation.
C.B. East 6 3 2—11
C.B. West 0 0 1—1
First-period goals: Adam Bostock (CBE) unassisted, :56; Chris Mangiacapre (CBE) from Bostock, second assist unavailable, 1:41; Bostock (CBE) from Connor Keiser and Ian Treger, 6:39; Tyler Godwin (CBE) from Keiser and Treger, 7:33; Phil McIntyre (CBE) unassisted, 9:56.
Second-period goals: Bogdan Bordadenko (CBE) from Bostock and Keiser, 1:33 (pp); Bostock (CBE) from Boradenko and McIntyre, 5:16; Chris Mangiacapre (CBE) from Ryan Gerken and Chris Asimakopoulos, 8:18.
Third-period goals: Ryan Haywood (CBW) from Nick Bruno, 4:14; Keiser (CBE) from Shane West, 7:12; Bostock (CBE) unassisted, 10:43.
(Game terminated via 10-goal rule).
Shots: C.B. East 72, C.B. West 20; Saves: Matt Mangiacapre (CBE) 19; Kyle Fasolak (CBW) 5 and Liam Rogers (CBW) 56
In other games:
Hatboro-Horsham 7, Plymouth Whitemarsh 5
North Penn 10, Souderton 0
Malvern Prep 9, West Chester East 5
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