HBDS breaks the ice with historic win
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This past Thursday, January 5, the HBDS hockey Warriors beat Pembroke-Campbell for their first win of the season. And all of last season. This is bigger than the Chicago Cubs winning the World Series, and nearly as exciting as Game 7.
The Warriors got off to a very early lead when captain Sam Poisson ‘17 put in a goal less than three minutes into the game. After another two minutes HBDS had another goal, this time coming from Nick Dapolito ‘20. Continuing with their foot on the gas, the Warriors’ Dylan Terenzoni ‘19 assisted Dapolito on a breakaway for his second and the Warriors’ third goal of the night. Pembroke-Campbell finally answered back with a goal of their own with five minutes remaining on the clock. Finally, to round out the action-packed first period, Derryfield defenseman Connor Glosner netted the goal of the year so far by going bar down with a wrist shot from distance that really got the crowd excited. 4-1 Warriors at the end of the first.
Looking like HBDS was well on their way to their first win in two seasons, crowd morale was high entering. That slowly melted away in the second period as the opposition netted three straight goals. The Warriors couldn’t seem to get out of their funk, and the period ended all tied up, four goals to four.
Quickly restoring the team and fans’ confidence alike, Poisson skated coast to coast and finished with a top shelf snipe only 46 seconds into the third and final period to reclaim the lead. Minutes later, the captain scored again for his third goal of the night to complete the hat trick. The rest of the game passed uneventfully save for Pembroke-Campbell scoring one more time to make it 6-5 Warriors, which would end up being the final score of the game.
Though the HBDS Warriors did not play their best hockey, strong offensive play for the majority of the game earned them their first win in two seasons. One thing to note is that goalie Pat MacDonald ‘17 was feeling under the weather for the game, but still managed to save all but five of 45 shots on goal. Way to power through. Poisson and Dapolito had big games on offense with five goals scored between the two. If the Warriors can keep their offense firing on all cylinders they will surely have a very successful season.