Top-seeded Masuk denied second-seeded New Fairfield / Immaculate an opportunity to repeat as tournament champions with a 5-0 victory in the SCC/SWC Division III championship game.
The line of Charlie Christo, Shane Dushay and Brian Denham proved to be too much as the trio combined for eight points, including a pair of goals by Dushay and three assists from Denham.
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Dushay left his mark early, setting the tone with a goal just 24 seconds into the game off assists from Christo and Denham.
Dushay’s second goal 2:31 into the middle period gave the Panthers a 2-0 lead, before Elijah Begin scored twice in a span of 1:39 to cap a four-goal second period, giving the Panthers a 5-0 advantage.
Christian Furce, the Tournament Most Outstanding Player, made 19 saves in the title victory for Masuk. The Panthers improved to 18-3-1, while the Rebels dropped to 14-8.