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PMHS hockey takes down Divison II state champs Skaneateles; Will Crotty reaches 100 career points

Co-captain Will Crotty poses with his 100 point puck.

The PMHS ice hockey team made the journey north this weekend for the annual Duke Schneider Tournament in Skaneateles, where they placed second overall.

Pelham made a strong impression Friday night, leaving the Allyn Ice Arena with a resounding 3-2 victory over defending Division II state champions Skaneateles. Pelham played the Skaneateles Lakers in the Division II State Championship final last year, losing 4-1.

Senior Santino Esposito led the team in points Friday with one assist and the game-winning goal. Senior captain Griffin Evans and junior Owen Duffy tallied one goal each, and sophomore goalkeeper Cam White had an impressive 19 saves.

The Pelicans faced the Williamsville East Flames in the tournament final, and despite putting up a hard fight, lost 6-3. Evans and seniors Aiden Reynolds and Will Crotty all had assists, while Esposito had two goals and senior Grant Given had one.

Following those two games, Crotty’s total career point tally improved to 102, making him the second active roster member with more than 100 career points. He joined the club with Evans who reached 100 points on Dec. 10 during the team’s win over BYSNS.

“It’s an important milestone, and I’m grateful for my coaches and teammates for pushing me and helping me get here,” said Crotty. “It’s an honor to have accomplished that, but until the season is over there’s no time to celebrate.”

Pelham will look to bounce back from the loss when they play the Pawling Tigers at the Ice Hutch on Tuesday.

The Pelican’s full schedule can be found on their Instagram: @pelham_varsity_hockey.


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Nicolas is a junior at Pelham Memorial High School. A passionate and involved student, he is a member of the Young Democrats Club, Debate Club, and Breast Cancer Awareness Club. Nicolas joined the Examiner in December of 2022.

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