Malden Catholic 4, Wilmington 3

Monday, Jan. 14, 2013, at Malden

Dylan DiNatale scored a hat trick for No. 15 Wilmington, but the effort was not enough as seventh-ranked Lancers squeezed out a 4-3 win on Monday at Valley Forum in Malden. Jared Silva scored the winner for Malden Catholic (4-2-3) at 12:31 of the third period when John McLean took a shot from the point and Silva fought for the rebound to earn a hard-fought goal. Sophomore goalie Alex Reissis picked up his first varsity win for the Lancers. For Malden Catholic it was the first win since Dec. 27 after going 0-2-3 in its last five games. ‘‘We will take anything at this point. We were sick of losing, sick of tying and it was a huge win for us. We will take the two points,'' said MC head coach John McLean. It was a back-and-forth contest as the Wildcats (8-2) took a 1-0 lead in the first. Luke Foley got an outlet pass from Cody McGowan and on a 2-on-1 Foley found DiNatale for the score. Just 3:29 into the second period Austin Goldstein tied the game, with an assist by Aza Nazarian. Less than two minutes later DiNatale claimed the lead back for the Wildcats when he converted off another feed from McGowan for a score. MC then tied the game at 2 on a power play when Nazarian struck again, with the assists going to John McLean and Will Lawrence. The Lancers took their first lead of the game when Tyler Sifferlen scored a shorthanded goal which was unassisted late in the third period.‘‘In the second period we got the puck in deep and created some turnovers and did the hard stuff,'' said McLean. Five minutes into the third period DiNatale finished his hat trick to tie the game at 3 but the Lancers were able to hold on for the win after Silva's goal seven minutes later. ‘‘DiNatale was in the right spot at the right time and shot the puck at the net. He had a great game and is a great player,'' said McLean. ‘‘Wilmington is a good team. They out-worked us most of the time. They were very impressive.''Dylan DiNatale scored a hat trick for No. 15 Wilmington, but the effort was not enough as seventh-ranked Lancers squeezed out a 4-3 win on Monday at Valley Forum in Malden. Jared Silva scored the winner for Malden Catholic (4-2-3) at 12:31 of the third period when John McLean took a shot from the point and Silva fought for the rebound to earn a hard-fought goal. Sophomore goalie Alex Reissis picked up his first varsity win for the Lancers. For Malden Catholic it was the first win since Dec. 27 after going 0-2-3 in its last five games.‘‘We will take anything at this point. We were sick of losing, sick of tying and it was a huge win for us. We will take the two points,'' said MC head coach John McLean.It was a back-and-forth contest as the Wildcats (8-2) took a 1-0 lead in the first. Luke Foley got an outlet pass from Cody McGowan and on a 2-on-1 Foley found DiNatale for the score.Just 3:29 into the second period Austin Goldstein tied the game, with an assist by Aza Nazarian. Less than two minutes later DiNatale claimed the lead back for the Wildcats when he converted off another feed from McGowan for a score. MC then tied the game at 2 on a power play when Nazarian struck again, with the assists going to John McLean and Will Lawrence. The Lancers took their first lead of the game when Tyler Sifferlen scored a shorthanded goal which was unassisted late in the third period.‘‘In the second period we got the puck in deep and created some turnovers and did the hard stuff,'' said McLean.Five minutes into the third period DiNatale finished his hat trick to tie the game at 3 but the Lancers were able to hold on for the win after Silva's goal seven minutes later.‘‘DiNatale was in the right spot at the right time and shot the puck at the net. He had a great game and is a great player,'' said McLean. ‘‘Wilmington is a good team. They out-worked us most of the time. They were very impressive.'' The loss snapped an eight game winning streak for Wilmington.

Updated: Tuesday, Feb. 5, 2013, 9:12 a.m.

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