Words: Miranda Mason
Centennial’s ice hockey team played Mt. Hebron on Thursday, November 13 at 3:30 p.m.
The game opened with a goal for the Vikings, which was quickly matched by the Eagles. At the end of the first period, Hebron had pulled ahead by one point, making the score 1-2. Centennial goalie Scotty Yablon blocked 11 shots before the period was over.
In the second period, Hebron increased their lead, scoring three more goals after a total of 41 attempts, bringing Yablon’s saves up to 36.
The Eagles scored again in the third period, but were unable to catch up with Hebron before the last buzzer. Yablon prevented Hebron from increasing their lead in the third period, blocking all of their nine attempts on goal and bringing his total saves up to 45 for the game.
The final score was 2-5, but Captain Andrew Pelletier, 12, who made several great hits throughout the game to defend the Centennial goal and gain the puck for his team, believes the game will serve as an opportunity to hone their skills.
“We started to clean up our act in the third period,” said Pelletier. “We noticed our weak points and will start to improve on them.”
Centennial’s next game is on Tuesday, November 18 at 4:45 p.m. They will be playing River Hill at the Laurel Ice Rink.