On Friday night, Academie Saint-Louis of Quebec City traveled to Williston for a 6 o’clock tilt against the Wildcats and left a bit worse for the wear. Behind a shut out performance by goalie Greg Iverson, Williston had seven different scorers and got their first win in a little over a week since defeating Avon Old Farms in the season opener.
The game started out a bit shaky for Williston as they struggled to find a flow in the period, but as the time progressed, they ironed things out and got into a rhythm. Ethan Agostoni would get the first goal of the game and the eventual game winner when he took a rebound off a Billy Smith shot from the slot. The puck hit the end boards and an opportunistic Agostoni tucked in a rebound on the right side of the net. Cam Mariani had the other helper. Logan Geisness would add his third goal of the season on a shot from high in the zone that appeared to be off of a screen. Fellow Wisconsinite, Brandon McGill and defensemen Tim Rego added the assists.
The second period would be all Williston as they dominated the play for much of the period. Senior captain Sam Milnes got the period off the ground at the 8:32 mark of the period from an assist from fellow senior, Brendan Hansen. James Belleavoine scored his first goal of the young season on an assist from Geisness. Brandon McGill closed out the scoring in the period on a nifty tip on the power play off a ripper from Rego from the point. Hansen would get the other assist.
Billy Smith got his third goal of the season mid-way through the third period with assists going to his linemates Mariani and Agostoni, and freshman David Novotny got the first goal of his career to close out the scoring on assists from Belleavoine and senior Connor Power. Academie Saint-Louis was outshot 48-12 in the game.
The next day Williston was supposed to travel to Gunnery but a snowstorm kept the bus from rolling to Washington, CT. In this Upstate New Yorker’s eyes, it was merely a flurry, but according to the minds that be in New England, it was enough to ground all Williston teams and cancel or postpone many other games in the Northeast region.
Williston is off this Wednesday as they gear up for the St. Sebastian’s Tournament in Needham, MA. The Wildcat’s first game will be at 8 o’clock Friday night against mighty St. Andrews. Good seats are still available. And try the hot chocolate, it’s quite good.