Landon Hockey 3 Salesianum 6

The Sallies of Wilmington, DE have played 8 very tough games and have scored 30 goals in their previous 4 wins. They play a schedule of Philly primarily private and public teams. Their roster is composed entirely of players who also compete on outside select teams. The Catholic school has a coach who has instructed his team well in strategy and discipline. They skated aggressively and intelligently, frequently making passes to a teammate who had a better shot. The Sallies have size, speed and a superb goalie.

The Bears have played this Delaware team three times: in 2011 a win (?), in 2012 a 3-1 win and 2013 a 2-1 win, but this year, the Bears are younger. In fact, a freshman goalie, Max Weinstein, started and was one of 10 underclassmen who played for the hometown.

The visitors exploded with 3 goals over a five minute segment of period one; however, Landon regained its composure and played 34 minutes of shut out hockey. Max recorded 29 saves during the three periods. His GA were primarily break away’s, a turnover in the Bears’ D end and a heavy slap shot. In a position, which demands technical proficiency, Max positioned himself well, attacked the puck in his crease and made athletic saves. The lesson of the game is that with Ty Morton and Max, Coach Farnstrom has depth in the nets.

The change in the game occurred after the Sallies’ 3rd goal. The Bears began to take their time, make smart passes and defend well. The result was a lengthy time in which the visitors did not score.


Late in period 1 (0:34.5 Owen Concannon passed to linemate Jake Davidson who picked the far corner of the visitors’ goal.

The 2nd period was scoreless, but the Delaware team had a goal with 12:07 remaining and then on a nasty breakaway at 2:57.

The Bears were resilient and responded with two goals in the next 64 seconds—Captain Cole Gibson with a breakaway @ 2:26 and then a Spencer Davis pass to Hayes Cusick for a nice tally @ 1:30.

As soon as the home team gained control, Max was pulled for a 6th skater. A Sallie skater got the puck and put it into an empty net at 0:09.1




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  1. […] Hockey (2-3). Lost to a powerful Salesianum (6-3, averaging 5 goals a game) by a 3-6 score. Losses are usually “teachable moments” for Coach Farnstrom, but from this non-league […]

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