In their second game in as many days, the boys varsity hockey team traveled to Trinity-Pawling for their first and only meeting of the season with The Pride. The Big Green prevailed in overtime to secure their eighth win of the season.
After a scoreless first period, Trinity-Pawling opened the scoring early in the second period. The Big Green quickly answered, registering three goals by three different players in seven minutes to end the second period with a 3-1 advantage. Tomas Zourikian ’19 with assists to Sean McAvoy ’19 and Mikey Holland ’19 scored the team’s first goal of the game. Michael Holland added the go-ahead goal with assists to Sean McAvoy and Will Holland ’21. And, Kyle Jarosz ’20 with an assist from Alex Robert ’20 gave the Big Green the two-goal lead at the end of the second period.
In the third, the Pride leveled the scoring by notching two goals of their own while on the powerplay. At the end of the regulation, the score was 3-3 heading into OT.
The five minute OT period opened with the Big Green on the penalty kill. Sean McAvoy’s penalty at the end of regulation carried over to OT and Jarod Harrington earned a penalty at the start of the OT period to give the Pride a five on three advantage. However, the extra-frame remained scoreless as the Big Green returned to even strength.
After Harrington’s penalty expired, Deerfield’s Mikey Holland ’19 received a leading pass from Pierce Patterson ’21 and Noah de la Durantaye ’19 splitting the Trinity-Pawling defensemen for the breakaway. In alone with the TP goaltender, Holland made no mistake, putting the puck in the back of the net for the victory.
In goal for the Big Green, Thomas Gale ’19 made 31 of 34 saves.
— Deerfield Hockey (@DeerfieldBVH) January 12, 2019
In a week with three games, the Big Green held the advantage against their opponents, finishing the week with a 2-1 record. To recap, on Wednesday the Doors registered four unanswered goals in the first period to defeat the visiting Pelicans from Loomis Chaffee, 5-2. On Friday night, the Big Green suffered their only loss of the week to visiting Cushing, 1-5.
Looking to the week ahead, the Big Green will face another challenging week, with three home games, part of a four game home stand. First, they will host Kimball Union on Wednesday at 4:30pm. The two team’s met earlier this season at the Flood-Marr tournament when the Big Green earned a 3-2 OT win over the Wildcats.
In back-to-back days of games, the Big Green will face-off against Pomfret on Friday night. Then to return to the ice on Saturday to play rival Choate. Saturday’s match-up will be the second meeting of the season between the rival teams. In December, the Big Green defeated Choate on the road 4-3.
At the midway point in the season, the Big Green’s record stands at 8-4. Good luck this week!