Cuzzopoli scores twice in Rangers loss

By on December 4, 2017

Joey Cuzzopoli scored a goal in each of the first two periods, but Spencerport fell to Gates Chili 8-3 in the opening game of the annual Charron Classic held at the Gene Polisseni Center at RIT.

The tournament is played in memory of Rochester Americans Hall of Famer and former Rangers coach Craig Charron.

Cuzzopoli staked the Rangers to a 1-0 lead at 5:26 of the first period as he pounded in the rebound from a Jason Uebelacker shot. Jacob Wood also assisted on the play.

Gates Chili tied the game less than one minute later and took a 2-1 lead before the first period was over. It could have been more, but Rangers goaltender Rachel Brase kept the game close with several big stops of her 17 saves in the game.

The Rangers tied the game 2-2 as Cuzzopoli scored at 2:34 of the second period after a turnover created by Wood’s hit at center ice.

But Gates Chili scored four unanswered goals in the second and third to take a 6-2 lead.

Spencerport scored their final goal of the game as defenseman Anthony Miceli’s slap-shot found the net after a feed by Alex Cappuccio.

Spencerport fell to 0-2 with the loss.

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