by Team Reporter Nate Gordon ’16
On Friday, December 19, Williston Boys Hockey (1-4-1) will travel to eastern Massachusetts to compete in the St. Sebastian’s Holiday Tournament. This tournament will be an opportunity for the Wildcats to get their season back on track after losing four straight games, all against top ten New England Prep Teams. While the first two losses of this stretch, against Kimball Union and Salisbury, were close losses, the Wildcats were outscored a combined 14-5 in the last two games against Cushing and Gunnery.
At 8 p.m. tomorrow (Friday), Williston will face St. Andrew’s College, one of the top teams in the in Midwest Prep Hockey. The Saints, based in Aurora, Ontario, Canada, have already played a hefty schedule of nineteen games up to this point, amassing a 15-3-1 record. Senior J.D. Falconer (#5) leads the team in goals (22) and points (33). The team’s starting goaltender, Mathew Galajda, has played 758 minutes this season, putting together a stellar .928 save percentage.
As shown in the bracket, should the Wildcats defeat St. Andrew’s, they would continue in the winner’s bracket and face either Thayer (4-0) or Northwood (1-2-1) on Saturday. A loss would place Williston into the loser’s bracket playing one of those teams.
Stay tuned to the team’s Twitter feed (@WillistonHockey) for game updates.