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January 16, 2014

BETWEEN THE PIPES

Senior goalie Guetti hoping to lead Blue Devils to first playoff win in six years

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Tonawanda News — By seeing his father’s interest in the game, Marty said this drew interest from Guetti.

“He saw me watching on TV and I think he just gravitated to that,” Marty Guetti said. “I was a goalie also. That’s what probably did it.” 

Last season, Guetti posted a 5-5-1 record and helped lead the Blue Devils to the No. 10 seed of sectionals before suffering a 7-2 loss to Grand Island in the playoffs. 

So far this season, Guetti has made the most of his senior campaign with a 5-3 record and a 2.09 goals against average to go along with two shutouts.

In the month of December, Guetti boasted a 4-1 record to go along with a 0.89 goals against average. He also posted back-to-back shutouts against Lockport on Dec. 12 and St. Mary’s on Dec. 19. 

Knight said the Blue Devils will go as far as Guetti will take them. 

“This is his fourth year, and he’s come a long way — maturity wise,” Knight said. “He is a leader. He’s vocal in the locker room, he’s vocal in practice and he holds kids accountable. So it’s obvious why he’s one of our captains.” 

The hope for the Blue Devils is to return to sectionals and claim their first playoff victory in six years. With Guetti in net, the outlook is promising. 

“I honestly don’t think we’ve seen as good as he can get yet,” Knight said. “I’m hoping we’re going to see it as the year goes on. He’s rock solid. He doesn’t really have any lows.” 

Guetti and the Blue Devils will continue their quest toward claiming the division today when they take on St. Mary’s at the Northtown Olympic rink. Puck drop is set for 9 p.m.

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