by Team Reporter-Nate Gordon ’16
On Friday, February 20th, Williston Boys Hockey (11-10-2) will host its final home game of the regular season against the Winchendon Wapitis (11-13-2). For the seven Williston seniors on the team, this will be their final game at Lossone Arena.
- Nick Staub (#4)-Defenseman & Team Captain
- Max Willman (#20)-Forward & Team Captain
- Seth Cupak (#3)-Defenseman
- Kyle Hall (#17)-Forward
- Anthony Mantz (#19)-Forward
- Matt Arnold (#24)-Forward
- Tim Nowacki (#31)-Goaltender
Although there will be celebration tomorrow, the Wildcats will be competing in a game they must win to stay in playoff contention. Williston Head Coach Derek Cunha said after Williston’s game against Albany Academy (AA) on Wednesday, “Our focus isn’t on posters and flowers, our focus is on winning.”‘
The Wildcats are fresh off a 7-2 win over the AA Cadets on the 19th, which improved the team’s record to one game above .500.
Winchendon has lost three of its past five games, but most recently defeated Hoosac 6-3 on the 15th. On January 10th, Williston defeated Winchendon 4-1 on the Wapitis’ home ice. Winchendon’s leader in goals (12), assists (13), and points (25) is junior forward Jarod Fitzpatrick.
Nowacki to Play at Hamilton College
Earlier this week, Williston goaltender Tim Nowacki’s decision to play college hockey at Hamilton College was announced via the Williston Hockey Twitter feed. About this Decision, Nowacki said earlier this week, “I’m happy, I’ll be playing in college, it’s definitely nice.”
Hamilton is a member of the of the New England Small College Athletic Conference (NESCAC), which includes ten teams.
Nowacki, along with senior Max Willman (will play at Brown next season), becomes the second member of the team to make the commitment to play at the next level.