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December 20, 2012

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"They're always one of the better teams, and they're off to a good start this year," Wrazin said of the Marauders. "That first game (last season) was one of those days where we fell behind early. It just wasn't our day, and we didn't play a very good hockey game.

"The second time, we had been on a stretch of a few wins in a row and we had our confidence back. We went in knowing we could win. We didn't have that in the first game."

So far this season, it's been the young guns that have led the Falcons. Sophomore Dominic Senese is the team's leading scorer, with four goals and two assists in two games. He and his linemates, junior Frank Vecchio and freshman Alex Bauer, have carried the offensive load early on.

"They have a line that brings a lot of speed," Wrazin said. "They're a grinder line, a hard forchecking, in-your-face type of line."

Crozier added that he too has a lot of respect for the Falcons.

"Last year they won the Federation championship and I have a lot of respect for Rich (Wrazin)," he said. "They've always played us tough. We lost three times last year and one of them was to them. ... They have some really good skaters."

Follow high school sports reporter Mike Meiler on Twitter @mikemeiler for updates on your local teams.

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