By Jessica Levine
November 11, 2016
MONSEY, NY – The Roadrunners bounced back with four third period goals Friday night all around, beating MCHC rival Stevens 7-4.
The Roadrunners opened with a pre-ceremony to honor the nation’s veterans and active servicemen and servicewomen. Ramapo alumna Claire Chapel performed the anthem live and was then followed by a ceremonial puck by LTC John D. Nawoichyk, Assistant Athletic Director of Operations at the USMA at West Point. The Proceeds of the game will be contributed to a project that honors Major Thomas Kennedy’s memory, his deep love of hockey, and his ultimate sacrifice for his country.
Stevens struck early, racking up a 2-0 lead halfway through the first period. They scored a power play goal at 3:06 and another at even-strength at 11:45. The Roadunners cut the lead in half at 14:53, when Kyle Debel scored, assisted by Dmitry Danilchik. Marc Concato’s shorthanded slapshot from the point at 16:50 knotted up the score 2-2 to end the first period.
Ramapo took the lead at 2:51 in the second when defenseman Keith Henning got the puck from Josh Filipovits and fired one past the Stevens net minder. The lead was short-lived as the Ducks scored twice less than three minutes apart to leave the Roadrunners trailing 4-3 at the end of the second. That was the first time this season that Ramapo did not have the lead going into the third period.
The momentum shifted to the Roadrunners in the third period. Keith Doherty opened the scoring at 6:36 in the third, netting the tying goal on the power play and the go-ahead goal five minutes later. Keith Henning and Anthony Carudo picked up the assists. Both teams had scoring opportunities but couldn’t capitalize. Ramapo broke the game open with 1:23 remaining in the game. Henning scored his second of the night, assisted by Danilchik and Dan Demarco topped the score on the power play assisted by Filipovits and Concato for a 7-4 win.