After a 2-2 tie game with North Haven on Wednesday, Dec. 17, The Amity Boys Hockey Team went up against the always powerful Cheshire team at the Bennett Rink in West Haven on Saturday, Dec. 20.
Starting Goalie, Freshman Tyler Cole, showed that he has the right stuff after shaking off two first period Cheshire goals that got by him in the first three minutes. He had several beautiful saves throughout the game.
With just 19.6 seconds left in the first period, the Spartans got onto the scoreboard making it 2-1 Cheshire at the end of the first period.
The Spartans came out strong in the second period scoring two goals within the first minute. Switching the leaderboard to 3-2 (Amity).
In the third period, Cheshire finally tied the score with 8:45 left in the game, then at 2:31, they got the game-winning goal, defeating Amity at 4-3.
Unfortunately, due to a prior obligation, I had to leave before the third period, so I didn’t talk to the coaches after the game.
Last week I posed the question, “Will this team make us proud this year?”
They appear to be playing much better since the initial scrimmage games and I do believe that with continued hard work, they will indeed make a name for themselves.