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Essex, Woodstock hockey teams capture repeat state championships

August 27, 2019


FIELDHOUSE .. 6TH-SEEDED RICE
LOOKING TO
KNOCK OFF
TOP-SEEDED
DEFENDING
STATE CHAMPION ESSEX HORNETS
.. AFTER A
SCORELESS 1ST
.. THE
FLOODGATES
OPEN IN THE
SECOND .. HORNETS ON THE
POWER PLAY .. JONAH JANARO
FLINGS IT ON NET
.. GOOD THINGS
HAPPEN .. ESSEX STRIKES
FIRST .. 1-0
=====
LATER IN THE
PERIOD .. IAN
AMALIKSEN TRIES HIS LUCK FROM
LONG DISTANCE .. WRISTER FINDS
THE BACK OF THE
NET! HORNETS GO
CRASHING INTO
THE BOARDS .. MUCH TO THE
DISMAY OF THE
RICE FAITHFUL ..=====
JUST A MINUTE
LATER .. GRADY
CRAM SHOT
FROM THE BLUE
LINE .. DEFLECTED IN! .. CREDIT WILLEM
BARWIN .. HORNETS SCORE
THREE TIMES IN
THE SECOND
PERIOD .. ESSEX CLAIMS
ITS 16TH D-I BOYS
HOCKEY
CHAMPIONSHIP .. SKATING TO A 5-0
VICTORY
HORNETS CLAIM
BACK-TO-BACK
TITLES FOR THE
FIRST TIME SINCE WINNING THREE
STRAIGHT IN THE HORNETS CLAIM
BACK-TO-BACK
TITLES FOR THE
FIRST TIME SINCE
WINNING THREE
STRAIGHT IN THE MID-2000S. D-2 BOYS
HOCKEY TITLE
GAME .. LAST
YEAR’S
CHAMPIONSHIP
WOODSTOCK BACK FOR MORE
.. BUT THE
WASPS HAVE TO
FLY PAST
COLCHESTER TO
GET THE REPEAT CROWN .. AFTER A
SCORELESS
FIRST PERIOD .. WOODSTOCK
BREAKS
THROUGH IN THE
SECOND .. SCRAMBLE IN
FRONT OF THE
NET .. ANDREW
GUBBINS
EVENTUALLY
PUTS IT HOME WHILE FALLING
TO THE ICE! .. WASPS STING
FIRST .. 1-0
=====
DOESN’T TAKE
LONG FOR THEM
TO STRIKE AGAIN .. LUCAS PICONI
SKATES INTO THE
LAKER ZONE .. SNEAKS IT FAR
POST AND IN .. WASPS SCORE
THREE TIMES IN
3.5 MINUTES TO
TAKE A 3-0 LEAD ..=====
WOODSTOCK
GOALIE HENRY
GREENE WAS
PERFECT FOR
ALMOST THE ENTIRE GAME .. BUT WITH LESS
THAN 3 MINUTES
TO GO .. HE LETS
ONE SLIP
THROUGH .. AND
COLCHESTER’S RIGHT BACK IN IT
.. DOWN 3-1
=====
AFTER THAT .. GREENE WAS
PERFECT .. STOPPING EVERY
SHOT SENT HIS
WAY IN THE FINAL
MOMENTS .. AND IT’S ENOUGH
TO LIFT
WOODSTOCK TO
ITS SECOND
STRAIGHT D-2
STATE TITLE .. 3-1 FINAL WOODSTOCK
CAPTURES
BACK-TO-BA WOODSTOCK
CAPTURES
BACK-TO-BACK
D-2 TITLES FOR
THE FIRST TIME
IN SCHOOL HISTORY.

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