Patriots rock Warriors in annual Blue ‘n’ Gold games

Last updated: February 15. 2014 1:10PM - 3451 Views
Sunday Dispatch staff

Members of the winning Patriot ice hockey team and coaches pose with the Blue and Gold skate.
Members of the winning Patriot ice hockey team and coaches pose with the Blue and Gold skate.
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Last Sunday marked the 15th Annual Blue ‘n Gold game between Pittston Area and Wyoming Area ice hockey teams.

Heading into the contest, the Varsity Skate series was tied at 7-7. But the game proved to be a much bigger margin as Pittston Area shut out Wyoming Area, 9-0. The JV game also went to the Patriots, 3-0.

Pittston Area’s Ryan Flanagan scored six goals, while JJ Sekelsky provided a pair of tallies.

Wyoming Area goalie Mark Paluski, who faced nearly 40 shots in the game, made 29 saves.

The JV Stick Series is now 7-4 in favor of the Warriors. The Patriots hold an 8-7 advantage in the Skate Series.

The event has been known for helping those in need. This year’ s event benefits Katelyn Norton, daugher of Robert and Tracey Norton and a senior at Wyoming Area who is battling cancer.

All money raised from entry fees, bake sale and basket raffles will go directly to Norton to help defray medical costs.

Norton had heart surgery before Christmas of last year. While doctors were working on her, they found cancer.

Last year’s game was a huge success. Proceeds from that game were donated to Dave Dragon, a 2012 Pittston Area graduate rehabilitating from injuries sustained in a motor vehicle accident.

During the game, there were several raffles. The teams awarded prizes, everything from Gerrity’s gift cards to RailRiders merchandise.

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