On the 8th of January, the Boys JV hockey team traveled to Hamden Hall for what they were hoping to be a good game. They were definitely in for a treat against a fierce Hamden team.
Both teams would stay in the game matching goal for goal. However, things seemed to change once the third period started as Hamden went up quick by three extending their lead to 6-3.
“Needless to say I was not happy,” said Coach Glaser, “We were very lazy.”
However, the team was not done and the game had a bit of life still left in them.
“Flasinki came to me and said maybe we should shorten the bench and try to come back,” said Coach, “I looked at him and said Cam, there’s four minutes left, we’re down by three goals, there’s no way.”
But Giancarlo Faraci, ‘22, had other things to say. He put one in the back of the net to get them going on the road back.
“We really had this giant energy burst,” goaltender, Mark “Maverick” Foster said, “We all thought we were going to lay down and die. But then all of a sudden, Giancarlo comes out with a giant goal.”
Giancarlo finished the game with two goals to his name.
Yet, Giancarlo wasn’t able to keep in check as he saluted the Hamden bench and got a penalty for unsportsmanlike conduct. This still allowed the Saints to get even more life in their team as they continued to chip away at the lead as Pepper deTuro, ‘22, tied the game on a six on four powerplay with about a minute and a half left to play.
Pepper was able to tally two goals and an assist through the game.
The team wasn’t done yet though. Maxim Mochalov, ‘22, less than 30 seconds after the game tier, put another past the goalie and gave the Saints their first lead of the game. Max was at a loss for words when asked about it as well.
“I don’t even know how to describe it,” he said, “I played the whole last season without scoring anything. That’s my first goal and it’s going to be the one to win the game. You just can’t describe it.”
The Russian star ended his game on one assist and one goal he will be remembering for a long time.
The Saints went on to win 8-6 as Hamden Hall had a failed goalie pull.
The game was truly one of those “ESPN Classic” games. One monster rollercoaster of emotion having its ups and downs. Only few things came to mind when Max and Maverick were asked how to describe the game.
“It was wild,” said Max.
Maverick said, “You just had to be there.”
Player of the Game: Maxim Mochalov