The Shane Murphy show needed 10 minutes to get started, but after it did the Marines Murphy opened up scoring for Long Beach with the lone first period goal, then added two early 2nd period goals to open up a 6 goal second period. The Playoffs MVP, Murphy lead the team with 5 goals in the finals.
Beach's Kieran Byrne remained perfect in goal guiding the Marines their second straight playoff shutout closing the door on the best of three series 2-0.
Coach Brand told our Charlie Ben-Ami after the game, "the team bought into backchecking first and scoring second". The tactic appeared to be very successful as the Syosset Braves were never able to get one past the goal line in either game.
Capping a great season, both teams will advance to the NYS Tournament and perhaps more success looms for both contenders.
Our 2019-20 Varsity Playoffs will commence on Friday February 7th at Long Beach Arena and Freeport Rec Center.
Our best of three Varsity Finals will conclude with a game 3 (if necessary) at Northwell Health Ice Center at Eisenhower Park on Friday Feb. 14th at 9pm. It's Valentine's Day, so bring your sweetie to the game!!
Middle School Playoffs to be announced shortly
Wantagh / Seaford / Plainedge player Keegan Groom's October Saves program to benefit Breast Cancer research was featured, not once, but twice by the local media this past week.
Please see the articles below:
Please see the October Saves page and sponsor a goalie: