All even at Aspen

January 27, 2006 on 7:49 pm | In game recap | Comments Off on All even at Aspen

CBA 1, Randolph 1
Defending private state champion CBA and defending public finalist Randolph played to a 1-1 tie Friday at Aspen Ice, although the Colts were without forward Mike Chilton and Randolph was without defenseman Ricky Roma.

No. 13 Randolph (10-3-2) had two power-play opportunities in the first period but could not capitalize. The Rams had the better chances in the period, and No. 6 CBA (3-5-7) used long shots to test Randolph goalie Dan Diamond and look for rebounds. But the Gordon Conference veterans began to wear down Randolph in the second period, pushing the play and getting closer to the net.

Randolph head coach Rich McLaughlin countered his team’s fatigue by rolling a fourth line at times, and that line got the game’s first goal late in the second period. Chris Wiggins set a pass from behind the net to Chris Maloney in the low slot, and he fought off one defender before slapping the puck through the legs of CBA’s Gary Kondler. The Colts responded in just 1:22, however, as Tom Mollica found Lou Amato in the slot for a one-time finish just inside the left post.

Randolph came out energized after the ice cut and went close to taking the lead on the power play early in the third period, but Kondler was able to stop John Beatrice from close range. CBA then dominated most of the period but rarely got enough traffic to the net to put Diamond in a tough position. The Colts got a late power play but had trouble with Randolph’s forecheck and only managed two shots. The Rams got two offensive-zone face-offs in the final minute behind efforts from Rob Kral but could not break the deadlock.

With the tie, Randolph joins the considerable number of teams linked to CBA through a tie, including every Gordon Conference team except Seton Hall Prep and Delbarton. CBA has not lost to a public school (excluding forfeits) since December 9, 2002, going 16-0-2 in that stretch.

CBA 1, Randolph 1


CBA 0 1 0 1
Ran 0 1 0 1


CBA  7 11 10 28
Ran  9 6 3 18

10:02 Ran #17 Chris Maloney (#23 Chris Wiggins)
11:24 CBA #13 Lou Amato (#18 Tom Mollica)

#36 Gary Kondler (CBA) 18-17
#1 Dan Diamond (Ran) 28-27

Power plays: CBA 0-2, Ran 0-3

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