With the Howard County Scholastic Hockey Association in full swing, here’s what happened during the week of Nov. 18-22:
Mt. Hebron took down Long Reach, 9-3. Dominic Sesto led the way early for the Lightning with an unassisted goal less than five minutes into the game. Mt. Hebron responded with five first period goals of its own. Goals for the Vikings were scored by Joseph Petti (unassisted), Matt Albert (unassisted), Connor DuBois (assisted by Evan Johnson and Morgan Martin), Petti (power play goal assisted by Martin) and Petti (assisted by James Burke). The Lightning started the second period with a quick Anthony Valenza score (assisted by Thomas Valenza and Dominic Sesto) to pull close. The Vikings then answered back with two DuBois goals. Long Reach came back with a successful power play from Sesto (assisted by Valenza). In the third period David Cranston (assisted by DuBois) scored for Mt. Hebron. Then, with 14 seconds left, Mt. Hebron’s Burke put the puck in the net for the final time. Long Reach goalie Zack Miller kept busy in net, stopping 22 shots. Brian Splegler collected 23 saves for the Vikings.
Atholton defeated the Mt. Hebron, 8-2, in a match-up where the Raiders dominated the possession of the puck. DuBois used his speed and agility to knock in two goals for the Vikings. DuBois was also granted a penalty shot with 47 seconds remaining in the game to add some last-minute excitement. However, he was denied by goalie Kyle Brinker. Captain Matt Haney scored twice from the blue line, and six other Raiders tallied a goal in the win.
WHO (Wilde Lake, Hammond, Oakland Mills) defeated Centennial, 5-1. Four minutes into the game, Centennial’s Danny Sterenberg (assisted by Andrew Pelleteir and Elaine Chang) gave the Eagles an early lead. Not to be outdone, WHO came back in the second period to score four times. Michael Amick had two unassisted goals for WHO. Matt Hagerty (unassisted) and Aaron Matthews (assisted by Noah Wadsworth) also scored in the win. Kevin Comeaux’s unassisted score gave WHO its final goal at the 12:08 mark in the third. Owen Marcinek was busy in net for the Eagles, stopping 44 shots. WHO’s starting goalie, Alexa Kanakry stopped five shots. Lizzie Yu entered the WHO net midway through the second to finish the game with seven saves.
Third place Marriotts Ridge took down Reservoir, 9-2. The Mustangs seemed unbeatable in the first period after tallying six goals to set the stage early. For the Mustangs, goals were scored by Eric Winic (assisted by Jason Winic), Jason Winic (unassisted), Guy Scarpaci (assisted by Eric Winic and Jason Winic), Brandon Voigt (assisted by Jason Winic), Jack Watson (assisted by Jason Winic) and Jason Winic (unassisted). The second period started with two additional Mustang goals, scored by Jordan Smith (unassisted) and Christopher Simpson (unassisted). Reservoir cut the deficit by two within three minutes, but the late surge wasn’t enough for a full comeback. Goals in the second period for Reservoir were scored by Rohan Kuruvilla (assisted by Chris Moon) and Chris Moon (unassisted). Jason Winic (assisted by Eric Winic) added one more for Marriotts Ridge. Brandon Barrett stopped eight Gator shots. Reservoir goalie Kris Westland stopped 12.
It wasn’t until half way through the first period that a point was put on the board in Howard’s 6-3 victory over River Hill. The Lions recorded power play goals from Matt Taylor (assisted by David Boudjeda) and Anthony Poisal (assisted by Matt Taylor). Full-strength goals were scored by Justin Overstreet (unassisted), Phillip LoPresto (assisted by Poisal), Doug Noonan (assisted by Boudjeda) and Overstreet (assisted by Boudjeda and Noonan). Kevin Green (unassisted) Liam Pedersen (assisted by Green) and Ryan Grimes (unassisted) scored for the Hawks. River Hill’s Will Barrett and Howard’s Alex Oslund each had 24 saves.