Boys' Latin ice hockey overwhelms Gilman

Boys' Latin coach Jim Sandusky had never seen a start to a game in his decade with the program like the one Thursday against Gilman.

The Lakers scored four goals in the first three minutes as they went onto to post a 9-4 victory over the Greyhounds at Mount Pleasant Ice Arena in a Maryland Interscholastic Athletic Association B Conference game.

"We did all the little things that lead to goal-scoring opportunities early on," Sandusky said. "And we finished. We had a game a couple of weeks ago against against St. Paul's, where we had a flurry in the middle of the game. We never had a flurry of goals like that to start a game."

Senior forwards Corey Koch, Bryan Lichtenauer and Michael Walker each had two goals for the winners on senior day.

Tucker Plunkert led Gilman with two goals and teammate Mike Schahfer chipped in a goal and two assists.

It didn't take long for Boys Latin  (6-1-2 overall, 6-0-1 league) assert itself.

Sophomore forward Chris Walker scored 35 seconds into play.

Lichtenauer fired a slap shot past goalie Chris Walsch from the right face-off circle 1:09 later to put the Lakers ahead 2-0.

Then over the next 24 seconds, Walker's brother Michael added two goals.

"It was an anomaly to convert four goals on five shots," Sandusky said. "That just doesn't happen."

Gilman coach Zachary Collins said his team simply lacked intensity to start the game.

"We came out flat and they came out flying," said Collins, whose team tied Boys' Latin, 1-1, and lost to them, 5-2, earlier in the season. "We just weren't able to match them."

The goals kept kept coming in the first period as Boys' Latin boosted its lead to 6-1 with 4:29 remaining in the first period.

But early in the second period, Plunkert knocked in a rebound off of Schahfer's shot to cut the margin to 6-3.

The Greyhounds (4-3-2, 4-2-1) also trimmed the advantage to three goals late in the second period thanks to a goal Max Greene.

The Lakers, however, finished the scoring with two straight goals.

"They are top-level team," Collins said. "And we are trying to compete with them at that level. If we don't come out with our A-game, we get our doors blown off like today."



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