Leading pesky cross-river rival Wyoming Area by just a goal in the final period of its game in the Casey Classic, the Pittston Area Ice Hockey team needed to distance itself with less than 15 minutes left.
Anthony Passarella took care of that for the Patriots.
The Pittston Area senior scored four goals in the third period and six overall to lead Pittston Area to a 9-3 victory over the Warriors.
For his effort, Anthony has been named The Sunday Dispatch Pittston Area Athlete of the Week for the week Dec. 27-Jan. 2
Passarella extended the Patriots lead to 4-2 with a goal at the 14:18 mark, then scored against six minutes later to increase the PA lead to 5-2. The defender then added two more with the score 7-3 to end the game.
Posters of Anthony can be seen at Tony’s Pizza in Pittston, and Smart Designs and Graphics in Wyoming, sponsors of the Pittston Area Athlete of the Week.