The fledgling Delco Devils drop a 14-8 decision. The Delco Devils put up a great fight but went down to a 14-8 defeat at the hands of Defending Champions, the Philadelphia Phunk in New Jersey IBLA action.
Many of these players play together in a Philadelphia box league so, they certainly are no strangers to each other. 13 different players hit the scoresheet for the Phunk who started Joh Yuan in the nets. George Downey led the way with a three-goal contest. Downey had help from a cast and crew including Cabrini University’s Mike Gerzabek with his three-point game with a pair of goals and an assist.
Mike Mauricio beat Devils netminder, Connor Atkinson, twice as did Cam Leach (2g,1a)with singles from Pat Gizmondi, Mitchel Phillips, and Colton Padget. Matt Horton, Ian Crowell, Pat Richardson, and Jake Morris all registered a point with Gordie Herr assisting twice.
Delco scoring was not quite as efficient with four players doing the scoring damage and were led by Seth Miller and Bobby Brennan who each acquired hat tricks. Wilson Smith and Charlie Friend also hit rope. Assistant General Manager and Head Coach of the Devils, Jim Glielmi was candid and upbeat after the game. Delco Devils drop a 14-8 decision.
“Today we played the champs and they showed us why they are the champs. We got within three and we did push them. But they came back and showed us what it takes to play in this league. My guys are strong both physically and mentally. They will get over the loss and move on to our next opponent. We will practice, play and move forward.”