Glen Rock hockey ices Pascack Valley


Photo Credit: Ben Solomon

To start its season, Glen Rock defeated Pascack Valley by a score of 11-1. The game was played on Dec. 6 and was called as complete when Glen Rock took a 10-goal lead, officials enacting the “mercy rule.”

by Ben Solomon, Staff Writer

The Glen Rock Panthers hockey team beat Pascack Valley Indians 11-1 in a game at the Hackensack Ice House on Dec. 6.


Glen Rock’s starting line up consisted of center Eddie Corvelli (’18), defender Thomas LaMacchia (’16),  defender Eric Spada(’16),  forward Jake Kinney (’17),  forward Justin Rosario (’16) and goalie John Cunningham (’16).


Glen Rock got off to a quick start, scoring in the first two minutes of the game with a goal by Rosario assisted by Corvelli and Kinney. The Panthers did not stop there.  A few minutes later, Matt Maselli (’18) scored, assisted by Peter Cassidy (’17) and Joe Mouridy (’17).


With 11 minutes left in the first period, Corvelli recorded Glen Rock’s third goal, assisted by Kinney and Rosario.


Three minutes later, Rosario took a hooking penalty, giving Pascack Valley a chance to cut their deficit to two goals. Memories of last game struck, in which Glen Rock had a 3-0 against Morristown before giving up three unanswered goals and ending in a 3-3 tie. This time, Glen Rock made sure that their lead would not slip.


Glen Rock killed off Rosario’s penalty. Then, with a little over two minutes left in the first, Cassidy scored an unassisted goal, which gave Glen Rock a 4-0 lead at the end of the first period. Glen Rock started the 2nd period strong when Corvelli scored his second goal with an assist by Leo Pawlika (’17).


At 11:49, Pascack scored their first and only goal of the night, cutting the lead to 5-1. Glen Rock would not let them get any closer, as Pawlika gave Glen Rock back their five goal lead with an unassisted goal. Pascack got another chance on two minute power play when LaMacchia was called for holding, but killed that one off as well.


With 8:03 left in the second period, Quinn Carlisle (’18) recorded his first goal of the season, with an assist by Luke Visconti (’16) to give Glen Rock a 7-1 lead.  Just 31 seconds later, Glen Rock was at it again, as Peter Bolt scored, with an assist by Maselli and Mouridy. Glen Rock was up 8-1, and approaching the mercy rule.  Pascack was given another 2 minute power play when Mouridy was called on Holding with 5:59 left in the second period. Glen Rock, proving their strength on the penalty kill, prevented the Indians from scoring once again. As the period was winding down, Spada recorded an unassisted goal with just over a minute left, his first of the season.

The third period began with a bit of physicality, as John LaMacchia hit a Pascack player, causing him to go down injured. The referees, seeing nothing wrong with the hit, made no call. With 9:29 left in the third period, Glen Rock’s Tom LaMacchia went down after a holding call on Pascack Valley. To the fans’ delight, he got up after 30 seconds, appearing to be okay. The Panthers, already up 9-1, looked for the game to end quickly before it got out of hand.


At 7:30 Glen Rock scored for the last time when Stephen Mawker (’16) scored with an assist by Cassidy (’17) and John LaMacchia. The mercy rule is then put into effect, ending the game with Glen Rock on top with an 11-1 victory.


Glen Rock goalie John Cunningham (’16) worked hard all night, stopping 11 of the 12 shots that he faced.


“I think the team played really well we dominated all three periods,” Eddie Corvelli said. “We moved the puck around a lot and we did not play as individuals.”