by Nate Gordon ’16
On Wednesday, February 12th at 4:30 p.m. Williston Boys Hockey (10-8-2) will face the Canterbury Saints (12-11-1) in a rematch of the Wildcats’ season opener.
Williston won the previous game against the Saints on November 23rd by a score of 4-2 in Canterbury’s rink.
Williston does not expect to see a team that is similar to the one it faced almost two-and-a-half months ago. Williston Head Coach Derek Cunha says, “I don’t think they’re going to look anything like the team we played the first game. In terms of our preparation, we’re playing them as if it’s the first time that we’re seeing them.”
On Wednesday, Canterbury will be looking to keep a three-game winning streak alive. The Saints haven’t lost since January 15th , when they were defeated by Westminster.
The Saints’ leader in goals (12) and points (26) is senior forward Mark Bowen.
Williston is looking to bounce back after a 3-1 loss to Millbrook this past Saturday. In the team’s last five games, the Wildcats are 2-2-1. In those games, Williston scored an average of 3.6 goals per game, but have allowed an average of 2.6 goals.
Including tomorrow’s game, Williston has just five games left on its regular season schedule. Every game will be critical if the Wildcats want to compete in the playoffs.
As usual, game updates will be available through the team’s Twitter account (@WillistonHockey).
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We wanted you to know that your articles and play-by-play tweets during games made the 2013-2014 hockey season very special for us. Our grandson is Max Willman who is spending his Post Grad year with you at Williston. We were not able to attend all his games or know the fine details of his goals and assists. We relied on you to report everything! You did a fine job. Hopefully, you will continue reporting for the team in the years ahead. Thanks for your outstanding work covering this very exciting hockey year. Peter and Sue Campbell