Wildcats Finish Off Mustangs in Third Period

by Team Reporter Nate Gordon ’16

Eighteen days ago, WIlliston Boys Hockey (8-7-1) held a two-goal lead heading into the third period against Berkshire. The Wildcats gave up two early goals in the third period and the game ended in a 3-3 tie in overtime. But in the same position heading into the final eighteen on Wednesday, January 28th against Millbrook (8-11-3), the Wildcats got the job done this time pulling out a 4-2 victory.

With this win, the Wildcats regained a winning record, something they have not enjoyed since the first game of the season.  This was the team’s fourth home win of the year.

The team’s top line of JoJo Carbone ’17, Scroggins ’15, and Jack Kelly ’16 produced all four of the team’s goals today. Carbone scored the team’s first two goals in the first and second periods and assisted Scroggins’ goal, the team’s third goal in the second period. With twenty second to play, Kelly scored an open net goal from Williston’s own blue line to seal the win.

About his performance, Carbone said after the game, “I think my confidence has been up. But most of its my line-mates [Scroggins] and Kelly. I’m playing good with them and they find me.”

About his line’s success, Scroggins said, “The speed we have has been catching our opponents off guard and we’ve just been able to click and find [Kelly] and [Carbone] in front of the net.”

Sophomore top-lines forward Nick Schofield was out for his third straight game with a knee injury. In Schofield’s absence, the team has experimented with different lines. In the two games, the team’s top line has scored six of the team’s ten goals.

While there were no penalties in the first period, the teams went to the box a combined twelve times in the final thirty-six minutes. Williston’s seven penalties gave the Mustangs many scoring opportunities. Millbrook’s second goal was scored on a 5-on-3 power play.

The Wildcats’ next game is this Saturday, an away game at Albany Academy.

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