by Team Reporter-Nate Gordon ’16
On Wednesday, January 28th, Williston Boys Hockey (10-6-1) will be looking for its third straight win when it takes on the Loomis-Chaffee Pelicans (8-7-2) in Windsor, Connecticut. This will be the first meeting between these two teams this season.
The Wildcats are coming off a convincing 5-1 win over Westminster on Monday, the 27th in which Williston scored three goals in the first period. This was the first time since 1987 that Williston Boys Hockey has defeated a Westminster team.
After this Westminster game, Head Coach Derek Cunha told his team, “A big win like this, Wednesday, very easy for it to be a letdown game. We don’t let that happen.”
Loomis is 1-2-2 in it’s last five games and 3-3-2 since the holiday break. On January 18th, the Pelicans were defeated by Westminster 5-2. Loomis junior forward Ben Sharf (#17) leads the team in points (24), and junior forward Alex Esposito (#12) leads the team in goals (9).
In its most recent New England Prep School Hockey Power Rankings, released on January 24th, the New England Hockey Journal ranked Williston at number fourteen. However, these rankings were created when the team had an 8-5-1 record.
As usual, assuming there is phone service in Loomis’ rink, game updates will be available through the team’s Twitter (@WillistonHockey). A game report with reactions from players and coaches will be available after the game right here on In the Crease.