Central York/Dallastown continues undefeated start to the year, while Susquehannock falls below .500 with loss.
The Central York/Dallastown ice hockey team continued its unbeaten streak to open the season on Wednesday night.
The combined team knocked off Lampeter-Strasburg, 8-3, at Lancaster Ice Rink, improving its record to 4-0 on the year and moving into first place in the Central Penn Interscholastic Hockey League Tier 3 standings.
After Central York/Dallastown allowed the first goal of the game, the offense woke up and stole the show. Reid Delbiondo scored twice in the final minutes of the first period to give the visitors a 2-1 advantage after the opening 16 minutes. From then on, Central York/Dallastown never looked back.
It outscored Lampeter-Strasburg 4-2 in the second period to open up a 6-3 lead after the second period and then continued to coast in the third. Two more unanswered goals in the final frame helped Central York/Dallastown to the five-goal victory and move back into first in Tier 3.
Central York/Dallastown had six different players record two-point games, including Delbiondo, Remington Batt and Colin Young having two-goal nights. The team also peppered the Lampeter-Strasburg goalie, firing 39 shots.
For the season, Central York/Dallastown is outscoring its opponents 26-6.
Susquehannock falls to MSMCC: The Warriors didn't see the same success as Central York/Dallastown, allowing two unanswered goals in the third period to MSMCC, losing 4-2 at York City Ice Arena in Tier 3 action.
The two third-period tallies for MSMCC were part of a larger 3-0 scoring run to erase a 2-1 Susquehannock lead, costing the Warriors a chance to get above .500 on the season.
After allowing the first goal of the game just over two minutes into the contest, the Warriors (2-3) scored the next two goals in the first period to build a 2-1 lead. First, it was Andrew Darragh scoring to tie the game, then Nathan Smith added one seven minutes later. However, in the final minute of the period, Cameron Moore scored to tie the game at 2-2 after one period.
Neither team scored in the second frame, taking the game to the final period. Once the third period began, Moore picked up where he left off in the first period, scoring both goals for MSMCC five minutes apart to give his team the win and hand Susquehannock the loss.