Boys' Ice Hockey

Boys Hockey puts up Double Digits in Victory

Boys Hockey puts up Double Digits in Victory

For the second consecutive night, the Mt Hope Huskies Boys Hockey team hit the road, and on this night it was for a match-up vs the Johnston/North Providence Co-op. Early in the game, the Huskies take a penalty and go short-handed with a man in the box. Sophomore Cam Rancourt gets the puck down low and takes it to the net. The puck squeezes in and the Huskies take an early 1-0 lead. JNP responds and the first period ends tied at 1-1. Now it's time to buckle your seat belts for a crazy offensive-filled second period. The Huskies start the 2nd period quickly. Sophomore defenseman Keegan Hanley passes the puck to Junior Ryan Cordeiro. Cordeiro releases a quick, hard shot that hits the pipe and goes into the net for a goal. Seconds later..the Huskies win the face-off. Cordeiro gets the puck to Rancourt who skates it and finds Junior Jack Dolan breaking for the net. Dolan pushes it in for a 3-1 Huskies lead. JNP responds with two quick ones to even the score at 3. Moments later, Senior Defenseman Nic Fowler pushes the puck up to Dolan who skates it in and finds Rancourt breaking for the net. He shoots. He scores. Huskies up 4-3. JNP responds again. 4-4. Back and forth they go. Rancourt passes the puck to Junior James Moreira who forwards it to Hanley on the blue line. Hanley snipes a wrist shot that finds nothing but net and a 5-4 Huskies lead. In order to calm things down, the Huskies call a time-out and re-focus on team defense. Back to the action, the Huskies possess the puck down low, Rancourt passes to Dolan who buries it for a 6-4 Huskies lead. Later and still in the second period, JNP responds to make it 6-5. But the Huskies continue to push. Dolan scores his third of the game to make it 7-5 Huskies, assists to Cordeiro and Rancourt. This second period that featured a combined ten goals comes to a close as the teams go to the locker room for a fresh sheet of ice. The third period starts and the Huskies control the puck in the neutral zone. Cordeiro gets the puck to Dolan. He forwards it to Rancourt who stick-handles his way the through the JNP defense and takes it to his back hand for his third of the game and an 8-5 Huskies lead. JNP refuses to quit and makes it 8-6. Breaking out of their own end, Hanley passes the puck up to Dolan who beats the JNP defender and threads a beautiful pass to Rancourt who taps it into an open net for a 9-6 Huskies lead. Later in the period, Senior Austin Hogan gets the puck to the front of the JNP net. As the Huskies battle in front for the puck, Rancourt finds the puck and bangs it home for his fifth goal of the night, and ninth point of the game and a 10-6 Huskies lead. JNP adds a late goal and the Huskies win another wild one 10-7. Senior goaltender Kyle Depoy makes 17 saves between the pipes and made several key stops during the game. Go Huskies!