Written by Garden City Life Staff, email@example.com Wednesday, 04 December 2013 12:19
Knowing they were facing off against a very physical team which had made the States for the last two consecutive years, the Garden City Wings Varsity Ice Hockey teammates discussed strategies in the locker room at the Bethpage Ice Arena. Alex Feinstein’s past netminding experiences for the Sailors would prove valuable to them as he drew upon his insight in how to compete against them effectively. Playing with the Garden City Wings team, together they crushed the Oceanside Sailors 7-2, earning their first Varsity win of the season in Nassau County High School Hockey League. Feinsten faced 30 shots while his teammates unloaded 24 on the opposing goalie.
Early in the first period, Assistant Captain Kenny Nygaard put the Wings on the board, followed fove minutes later by senior defenseman Shawn Post, unassisted. Still scoreless with six minutes left, Oceanside stepped up its game and finally scored against Garden City. Desperate to even the score, the Oceansiders started incurring penalties, which resulted in several of their better skaters visiting the penalty box. Taking advantage of a power play, Joe Giarraputo, assisted by Nygaard brothers Kenny and Michael, answered the Sailors’ first goal within a minute with 4:57 on the clock. Joe King followed two minutes later, also assisted during a power play by Michael Nygaard. Next, Oceanside managed to score its only other goal of the game. Not done yet, King quickly flipped another biscuit into the Oceanside net unassisted with 15 seconds left in the first.
For the next two periods, Garden City completely shut down Oceanside’s numerous attempts to rally back. Meanwhile the Sailors players battled with the Wings all over the ice as the game became increasingly physical. They repeatedly tried to crash the Wings’ net, but Alex denied them any chances as he held his position in the crease and teammates guarded the defensive zone. For the most part, Garden City concentrated more on teamwork than Oceanside who was intent on revisiting its penalty box, costing them the game. Once again, Post lit up their goalie unassisted with 8:30 minutes left in the game. Frustrated, desperate, disheartened, the Sailors pulled their goalie to put a sixth man on the ice in a late power play against Garden City. Not only were their attempts unsuccessful, but the Sailors were forced to endure the completion of King’s hat trick in their empty net shorthanded with 47 seconds remaining in the game.
For a schedule of the Garden City Wings games and practices, please visit http://www.gcwings.org/
Tuesday, 11 March 2014 00:00
On Tuesday, March 18, Stewart Manor will be holding village elections from noon to 9 p.m. at Village Hall on 120 Covert Ave. in Stewart Manor. Current trustees Orlando Sa and Mary Carole Schafenberg, who filled in the seats of former trustee James Lynch and current mayor Jerry Tangredi respectively, are running for their first full terms. Stewart Manor resident Bill Grogran is also running for trustee. The following was submitted by Grogan. After contacting Sa and Biehayn, there was no response as of press time.
Saturday, 08 March 2014 00:00
The reservations are set, the film time picked out, everything looks to be set for date night...except the kids, that is. You forgot to hire a sitter? You thought I was doing it? Dinner is at eight, whatever are we to do?
All too often, families run into this situation, and all too often it spells trouble. But one man is seeking to remedy that with the launch of BabysittingBarter.com, where parents can easily find the solution to date night woes, according to President and CEO Brian Mannix, a Garden City Native. The site currently operates out of LaunchPad LI in Mineola, an office building that specializes in catering to startup operations.
Thursday, 06 March 2014 11:10
Pitching wins championships, and Garden City baseball Head Coach Rich Smith is confident that his team has enough of it to make a run in 2014. He is not deterred by losing 11 seniors, many of which contributed to the team’s 15-7 season. Smith, in his 42nd year with the program, has seen almost everything on the baseball field, but noted that this team is unique in one way.
“On paper we have three lefties in the starting rotation,” said Smith. “And that’s something I’ve never had here,” he added. The trio of southpaws could prove to be nightmarish on the conference, even after its new alignment.
Thursday, 06 March 2014 11:39
Spring Roller Hockey Divisions
The start of spring roller hockey is just around the corner. Whether you played in the past or looking to get involved, there is no better time to sign up and experience all the fun. All programs take place at the roller rink located at Community Park.
Registration and starting dates will be announced at a later time but you can see when your child will play by checking the divisions below:
Please pay careful attention as grades and dates/times have changed.