Eighth grader Tom Brady sparked a wild Paupack comeback that resulted in a 4-4 tie with Pittston Area in NEPASHL action. Brady scored two goals and handed out an assist as the Bucks took another step forward in varsity competition.

Paupack’s varsity ice hockey team got off to a rough start this season in NEPASHL action.

The Bucks opened up the 2010-‘11 campaign with five straight losses. However, Coach Lance Landolfi’s lads have caught fire in recent weeks. Paupack has posted a pair of wins and a tie to begin a slow but steady climb out of the league basement.

This past weekend, the Bucks battled back from a big early deficit to tie Pitts-ton Area, 4-4.

This hard-fought stalemate improved Paupack’s overall record to 2-6-1...just a game behind Susquehanna Valley and Scranton in the standings.

“We should have won this game,” Coach Landolfi told TWI Sports. “We outplayed them from start to finish. But, a couple of really dumb penalties did us in.”

Next up for the Paupack is Saturday a road trip to the Coal Street Complex in Wilkes Barre for a battle with Wyoming Area. Opening face-off for that NEPASHL?contest is slated for 9:15 p.m.

On the Attack
Tom Brady led the way for Paupack this weekend.

An 8th grader who hails from East Stroudsburg, Brady hammered home two goals and also handed out a pair of assists in the varsity game.

Tom didn’t rest on his laurels, either. He bounced right back in Paupack’s JV?game against Back Mountian for two more goals.

“Brady played exceptionally well,”?Coach Landolfi said. “Tom really stepped up and answered the call.”

John Skursky and Joe Jermain also turned in out-standing individual performances for Paupack.

Skursky tallied the tying goal with just five minutes remaining in regulation. Jermain shut down a potent Patriot attack, making one sensational save after another between the pipes.

“Joe played exceptionally well,”?said Coach Landolfi. “He was rock solid.”

Score by Periods...
PAU (2-6-1)  1  1  2 - 4
PIT   (4-4-0)  1  3  0 - 4