Hockey - Boys Thirds
vs. Kent School
|Date:||December 5, 2012|
|Score:||7 - 5|
Event Recap:Thirds hockey took to the big ice of Rink 1 at the Jack today for a midweek matchup with the Lions of Kent School. In past years, this contest has featured some rugged play, but today's game was a more peaceful affair. With former goaltending standout and current All School President "Stone Cold" Steven Halperin '13 spinning tracks from high in the press box, and Maddy "Boss's Daughter" Maher running the clock, the atmosphere in the rink was electric. Once the puck dropped, the Bears were quick to attack. Like savage grizzlies going for salmon in the icy-cold rivers of Alaska, the boys played aggressive, attacking hockey in the first two periods, running out to a 3-0 lead after one, and a 7-2 lead by the second intermission. Unfortunately, after the break, the boys came out more like Winnie the Pooh toddling after a pot of honey, giving up three goals to the visitors, making the game way more interesting than it should have been.
Guest winger Rob Gustavson '16 on loan from JV, opened the scoring at 12:12 of the first period. Charlie "Chuckles" Erdmann '16 potted his third of the season midway through the period, then Berkshire County native Chris Zaffanella '15 also on loan from JV, picked up the rebound of a Richie Riegel '15 shot, and buried the first of his three goals of the day. Hat-tip here to the Philly Phenom, Roy Faigenbaum '14 who shut out the Lions in net for the period. In the second period, after Kent snuck a long screen shot past goalie Andrew Koudjis '16 the Bears responded, as Eric "Smithers" Smith '14 bent the twine off yet another Riegel rebound, and Zaffanella tipped in a shot from Matt "Springer" Spaniol '16 for his second of the day. Zaffanella completed the hat trick with a short-handed tally with 6:46 left in the second frame. The seventh Berkshire goal was scored by Jeff Meeker '15 as he smartly picked off a Kent clearing pass, broke in alone, and went top shelf on the stunned netminder. The less said about the third period the better, as Kent dominated the first half of the period, scoring on three wide open opportunities before the Bears eventually woke from their premature hibernation and played some old time hockey to preserve the win.
The Bears take their 2-0 record on the road to Millbrook this Saturday to face off against the Mustang JV before returning to their dens for midterms and winter break.