The Wood Vikings Ice Hockey team was ready for a tough battle against the Lansdale Catholic (LC) Crusaders at the Hatfield Green Ice Rink, the coldest place in town. Freshman Andrew Boyle started the regular season off with a nice goal assisted by Justin Carrelli and Ben Doran. Then Jimmy Casper scored to make it 2-0. The Crusaders fought right back with a goal by Nick Sexton 40 seconds later to make it 2-1 Wood at the end of the first period.
The second period was evenly matched with defenseman Sean Boehm working hard to keep the Crusader’s offense in check. Marissa DeNucci and Assistant Captain Nick Romano also played well on defense to help limit the shots on net. Robert Schimony scored the only goal of the second period and scored again early in the third period to make is 3-2 LC with 12:35 left in the game.
Assistant Captain Tommy Hill answered by scoring a goal assisted by Ben Doran, who was setting the table for his teammates the whole game. Wood’s holy goalie David Casper was using his size and glove to stop pucks until Nick Sexton beat him by scoring again for LC with just under 6 minutes left in the game. A few minutes later David’s younger brother Jimmy Casper shot low far post and scored with a nice assist by Brayden Gyza to tie the game at 4-4 with 3:46 left to play.
Freshman Justin Carrelli saved his best for last when he scored the game winning goal with only 19 seconds left in the game, assisted by Ben Doran. What a finish!
Next week the Vikings play a talented Roman Catholic team on Friday, November 10th, 7:40pm at Northeast Skate Zone.