PMHS ice hockey wins Division II state final


PMHS ice hockey are Division II New York State Champions.

The Pelicans defeated Starpoint 7-6 Sunday on a sudden-death goal in overtime by senior captain Ben Rosenberg in a nail-biter of a final that was back and forth until the last score.

This was a game of runs, with Starpoint taking a 2-1 lead at the end of the first. Sophomore Griff Evans was the goal scorer for Pelham. In the second, the Pelicans scored three unanswered thanks to Rosenberg, junior captain Luke Green and junior Eric Elbery.

Starpoint quickly responded, making the score 5-4 Spartans at the end of the second. In the third period, sophomore Will Crotty tied it at 5-5, and New York State DII Player of the Year Louie Marcellino put Pelham up 6-5. Starpoint scored a late goal to send the game into overtime.

Overtime began with junior goaltender Jack Mallinson making clutch saves, as he had all game. Finally, Rosenberg, on the last shot of his high school career, slotted home a cross-ice pass to clinch Pelham’s second state championship in five years.

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