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Gallagher leads Trumbull hockey team past Staples

Updated 12:48 am, Saturday, January 19, 2013
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MILFORD -- Behind Sean Gallagher's four goals the Trumbull boys hockey team pulled away to defeat Staples 6-3 at Milford Ice Pavilion Friday night.

"I never had a hat trick before so it was a really good feeling to get those goals out there," Gallagher said.

Staples drew first blood on a power play goal with 8:50 remaining in the first period. Just under five minutes later Trumbull struck back with a goal by Alex Pierne. Trumbull took the lead at 2-1 with a goal at the end of the first period by AJ DiMasi.

Trumbull coach Greg Maxey spoke of his team's effort.

"We've been struggling all year," he said. "The guys worked hard and we concentrated more on getting to the net and getting some of those gritty, ugly goals."

Staples coach Ralph Unker talked about his team's trouble on defense.

"Keeping pucks out of our net has been a problem all year," Unker said. "We give up way too many goals. Until we can get our goals against to three or below, it's going to be tough to have a chance to win."

Unker's team continued to struggle on defense as the Eagles pulled away with three goals in the third period to seal the win.

It was in the third period in a stretch of just over five minutes where Gallagher scored three of his four goals.

Maxey talked about getting the Eagles' second win of the season.

"It's a relief," he said. "It wasn't a great game but when wins are few and far between, you take what you can get, Gallagher had a great game."

Gallagher echoed Maxey's relief.

"It feels great to get the win," he said. "We're having a tough season and coming off this win with four goals is pretty satisfying."

TRUMBULL............................................2 1 3--6

STAPLES/WESTON/SHELTON...................1 1 1--3

Records: Trumbull 2-7; Staples 3-6. Goals: T--Sean Gallagher 4, Alex Pierne, AJ DiMasi; S/W/S--Eric Zurmuehle, Zach Speed, Sean Stewart. Assists: T--Owen Polzello 2, Michael Antoniou 2, DiMasi; S/W/S--Stevie Schulman, Derek Nussbaum. Goalies: T--Mathew Paolini (43 saves); S/W/S--Will Englehart (27). Shots: T--33, S/W/S--46.