Junior Team Goes 2-0 Against Prep Foes at Stanstead

After beating the Jr. Bruins in a home game series the junior team traveled to Stanstead College, where they faced off against Upper Canada College and Kimball Union Academy.

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

Their first game was against UCC on Saturday afternoon, as the match started Northwood didn’t start the way they wanted too. UCC would strike first just four and a half minutes into the first period. Responding quickly was Felix Trudeau (Forward, 2021) as he would score a wrist shot from the mid-slot to give Northwood their first goal of the weekend.  The rest of the period was quiet as neither team would find the back of the net, making the score 1-1 after the first period of play. Looking to get their first lead of the game was Northwood as the game was still tied in the second period, a power-play would give them the perfect opportunity to take the lead. Nate Boak (Defensemen, 2020) took advantage of the powerplay as he would score off a shot from the point to give Northwood the edge. With the score being 2-1 in favor of the junior team after two periods, they knew that they needed to defend their lead coming into the third. Will Donato (Forward, 2022) added an early third-period goal for Northwood to give them a 3-1 lead, but just a few minutes later, UCC looked to make a comeback as they scored a goal just moments later. Not letting them think they could come back was both Ray Fust (Forward, 2021) and Zachary Ellsworth (Defensemen, 2020) when they both added a goal of their own to give the junior team a more significant lead and the eventual win. With the final score being 5-2 in favor of Northwood.

Coming off a good win, Northwood was ready to take on an even tougher opponent, Kimball Union Academy. Knowing that they needed to play a lot better than they did the night before, the junior team came prepared and ready for a battle. Starting off the game hot would be Johnny Cielo (Forward, 2021), as he scored less than two minutes into the game to take the early lead. Responding shortly after was KUA when they scored a goal of their own to bring the game back even. Keeping the early steak of goals alive would be both Donato and Cielo when they scored two more goals for Northwood before the period was over, to make the score 3-2 in favor of Northwood after one period of play. As the second period started, the junior team knew that they needed to expand their lead, which is what Michael Leone (Defenseman, 2021) would do when he scored off a shot from the blue line. After that goal, KUA responded quickly, making the score 4-3 halfway through the second period. Extending the lead again would be Fust when he scored yet another goal to give Northwood a two-goal edge. Both teams battled hard for the rest of the second period, as not much would go on until KUA scored to make the score 5-4 after two periods. The last period of the weekend would be a battle to the end as Fust would score a goal, and KUA would score two goals of their own to send the game to overtime with a score of 6-6. As the overtime started, both teams were getting excellent opportunities to put the game away, but neither team could capitalize. After a big stop in the defensive zone, Jack Schlifke (Forward, 2020) skated the puck up the ice where he would find Elijah Devereaux (Forward, 2020) alone to put him in on a breakaway. After receiving the puck, Devereaux would skate down the ice and bury another overtime winner and give Northwood their second win on the weekend.

Before Thanksgiving Break starts, the junior team will travel to Cushing Academy, where they faceoff against three excellent opponents.

 

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