Junior Team goes 2-0-1 in Home Showcase

Coming off a two-game win streak, the Junior Hockey Team looked to continue their streak in a home showcase at the Olympic Center.

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(Elijah Devereaux ‘20 (Forward)) (Photo: Mr. Michael Aldridge)

The boys had their first match of the weekend against Victory Honda, who they had faced earlier in the season and tied 2-2. Eager to take the upper hand this time, Northwood got off to a quick start. Luke French ‘20 (Defense) fed the puck up to Carson Hall ‘22 (Forward), who then passed to Ray Fust ‘21(Forward), who ultimately put the team up 1-0.

The lead didn’t last long as Victory Honda scored two goals in the second period, pushing the score up to 1-2 in favor of the Hondas. Patrick Doyle ‘20 (Forward) responded with a tally with just under a minute left in the second period to tie the game. Throughout the third period, neither of the two teams found the back of the net, which sent the game to overtime once again. At the beginning of overtime, it seemed like Northwood was going to put the game to an end as they got chances to score. But they left the game with a tie.

The following day, the Huskies face off against the Fall Prep Selects. Both Zachary Sedlacek ‘22 (Forward) and Daniel Colabufo ‘20 (Forward) scored in the first period, giving the team a 2-0 lead. Keeping that momentum, the boys got another goal in the second period to expand the lead to 3-0. But the Selects responded with two goals to cut the lead to just one.

With under a minute left in the second period, Northwood took advantage of the power play, and Elijah Devereaux ‘20 (Forward) tipped the puck into the back of the net to end the Selects’ momentum. Going into the third, the Junior Team held off the Selects. Sedlacek tallied on another goal, making the score 5-2. With just a little over five minutes left, the Selects made their final push by scoring two goals. However, Johann Tremblay-Kau ‘22 (Goalie) shut the door and secured the 5-4 win.

In the final game of the weekend, Northwood looked to take another victory to go undefeated on the weekend. Facing off against Ridley College, Northwood got off to a slow start as Ridley College would score two goals in the first ten minutes to give them a 2-0 lead at the end of the first period. The Huskies went to the locker room to discuss what they needed to do to take back the game. Coming out hot, Hall and Fust would score two goals in the first ten minutes to even the score. Neither team would score for the rest of the period leaving the game up for grabs in the third. Northwood came out fast in the third, as Colabufo would score just a minute into the stanza. With just under two minutes left, Ridley made their final push and scored a goal of their own to tie the game and send it to overtime. As overtime started Ridley had a breakaway to close the game out, but Kannon Flageolle (Goalie, 2021) would shut the door and give Northwood a chance to close the game. That chance would be capitalized by Devereaux as he would score a stunning goal from the slot to give Northwood the overtime win and two wins on the weekend.

Up next for the Huskies is a pair of Family Weekend home games against Stanstead College. The Huskies start the weekend with a season record of 5-4-2.

Devereaux’s overtime goal is captured in this clip:

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