CB South shuts out Souderton

HATFIELD TWP. >> Central Bucks South skated to its most dominant performance of the season Thursday night, freezing out Souderton Area 10-0 at Hatfield Ice to increase its playoff push.

“Tonight we had nine guys score,” Titans coach Shaun McGinty said, “so everybody participated. And even on the other side, it wasn’t the same kids taking penalties. It was a team win tonight.”

South, second in the Continental behind only Central Bucks West, improved to 14-3 overall and 13-2 in the conference while Souderton Area, which simply had an off night, dropped to 8-6-2 overall and 8-5-2 in the conference, good for third place.

“Snow day — the kids just were not very focused,” Indians coach Matt Montagna said. “I know they’re not happy with what they did tonight. I think the wheels came off early and we never got back on track.

“That’s a good team,” Montagna said of South, “and they smelled blood and went right after us.”

Matt Stoll was the lone multiple-goal scorer in the contest, knocking in two for the Titans.

“We have CB West in two weeks and knowing that this team (Souderton) tied CB West, this gives us some confidence,” Stoll said.

Central Bucks South’s Aidan Ehresman body slams Souderton’s Tyler Johnson during their game on Thursday, Feb. 9, 2017. (Bob Raines/Digital First Media)

The Titans took control immediately on Thursday, scoring on three of their first six shots. Colin Abbonizio, Nick Morelli, Matt Milanesi, Joseph DeLauretntis and Reis Braccio all put in first-period goals for a 5-0 lead.

Stoll and Jake Parlow made it 7-0 after two and goals by James Schuler and Frank Carter made it a 9-0 margin before Stoll completed things with 2 minutes, 22 seconds to play, enforcing the mercy rule.

“It was a good win. We have two more games on the schedule – we have Holy Ghost (Wednesday at Warwick) followed up by the game with West, which will be a huge game at the end of the year,” McGinty said of the Feb. 23 contest at Warwick.

Souderton will be back at Hatfield Wednesday night, taking on La Salle II, and then has its Senior Night at Hatfield Feb. 22 against North Penn.

“Get back on track,” Montagna said. “Practice Monday night and go from there.”

Top Photo: Souderton’s Tyler Johnson tries to break away from Central Bucks South’s Jake Anastasia, Jim Schuler and Jake Parlow during their game on Thursday, Feb., 9, 2017. (Bob Raines/Digital First Media)

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