PRINCETON – Chris Mazzella had been held scoreless for five straight periods, following his hat trick a week ago at Gloucester Catholic, but with 14 seconds left on the clock, the Junior forward wasn’t going to let it get to six. Coming out of a timeout and down 2-1, Senior Captain Hunter Garlasco, who had an uneven day in the faceoff dot, won a draw clean, right to Mazzella, who ripped a shot past Princeton Day Goalie Logan Kramsky (43 saves) to tie the game with 12 seconds left.
“Hunter did a great job with that faceoff to win it back and put it right in my wheelhouse,” Mazzella, who scored his team-leading eighth goal, said. “I just tried to get it in on net and lucky enough, it went in.” Rich Greco covered the game for NJ.com.
Watch Chris Mazzella talk about the game tying goal
Sophomore forward Matt Brown kicked off the scoring in the first period with his second goal of the season and Alexei Masanko made 13 saves on 15 shots as the Ironmen earned a hard fought tie. Bosco dominated the latter half of the second period and the entire third, putting 45 shots on net and dominating play in the PDS end before finally breaking through to tie the game. Next up, North Jersey’s best rivalry continues, as the #2 ranked Ironmen take on Bergen Catholic, Friday night 7 pm at the Ice Vault. All those in attendance are encouraged to bring an unwrapped teddy bear to throw on the ice, for the first annual Teddy Bear Toss to be held between the second and third period intermission.
Alexei Masanko discusses how his role has changed from last year to this year