Bishop McCort broke open a tie game with a seven-goal second period en route to a 10-4 win over Conemaugh Valley on Thursday night.

Dane Domonkos led the Crushers with two goals and five points as McCort won its fifth straight during the late contest at Cambria County War Memorial Arena.

Coach John Bradley’s team is 5-3-1 after starting the season winless in four games. Conemaugh Valley dropped its third straight game to slip to 3-4-0 but remains in first place in the two-team East Division.

Conemaugh Valley twice forged ties – at 1-1 and 2-2 – but the Blue Jays couldn’t overcome McCort’s 7-3 scoring advantage in the middle period. The Crushers outshot the Jays 26-9 in the second and scored four goals in a span of 4:12, including a pair only 16 seconds apart.

Domonkos opened the scoring with 11:20 left in the first period, but Conemaugh Valley’s Craig Yingling deflected Zach Boring’s shot into the net at 9:30.

The Crushers’ Shawn James made it 2-1 by scoring after making a move in front of the net at 5:12.

Yingling tallied his second goal only 45 seconds into the second to tie the game at 2.

The Crushers responded with a vengeance.

Domonkos had a goal with 13:35 on the clock. David Champe and Zac Seidel scored 16 seconds apart, and Jordan Jaco made it 6-2 at 9:40.

Josh Herdman tallied twice to make it six consecutive McCort goals before Valley’s Brent Rykala scored short-handed after an assist by Josh Siwy with 2:40 left.

McCort’s Jaco converted a power play at 2:03, and the Jays’ Zack Podrasky scored on a 5-on-3 with help from Rykala and Siwy with six seconds left in the second period.

McCort led 9-4 through two.

The Crushers’ Anthony Pioli scored shorthanded 30 seconds into the third.

McCort outshot Valley 44-21.

Thomas had four assists, and Jaco had three points. Conemaugh Valley had two goals by Yingling, a goal and two assists by Rykala and three assists by Siwy.

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