Hockey struggles at the holidays

After opening their season with a win, the Warrior Knight ice hockey team has yet to add another game to their win column, settling for a tie and dropping their next two.

Tie at Tri-Town

DEC. 26—The locals drew their first game of the season in a 4-4 tie against Tri-Town at the Enfield Twin Rinks.

Jacob Herz and Brendan Moore put the Warrior Knights up 2-0 with a pair of goals late in the first period. The Terrorcats cut the deficit to one with a score midway through the second period, but Herz and Nate Zmarlicki extended Hall-Southington’s lead to three, 4-1, with two more goals 35 seconds apart from one another moments later.

However, Tri Town scored three unanswered goals in the third period to knot the game at 4-4. Their final two goals came at 2:26 and 1:57 remaining in the contest.

Jeremy Fortin, Miles Aronow, Drew Booth, and Dusty Kilgore contributed with assists. Hall-Southington committed seven penalties in the game. Tri Town committed four penalties.

Loss at Farmington

DEC. 28—The Warrior-Knights suffered their first loss, 3-1, of the season a couple days later against Avon-Farmington-Windsor at the Avon Old Farms Rink.

The Generals went up 2-0 with a pair of goals in the first period. Zmarlicki cut the deficit to one by scoring Hall-Southington’s lone goal—assisted by Anthony Abbatiello and Moore—of the game with 37 seconds remaining in the contest. Farmington Valley put their final touches on the victory by scoring with one second showing on the clock.

Hall-Southington committed three penalties in the game. Farmington Valley committed eight penalties.

Loss at Woodstock

DEC. 31—The team fell in its second-straight loss, 2-1, to Woodstock Academy after wrapping up the week and a four-game road stint at the Jahn Hockey Rink in Pomfret.

The Centaurs got on the scoreboard first with a goal early the first period, but Kilgore tie the game at 1-1 by scoring Hall-Southington’s lone goal—assisted by Zmarlicki and Fortin—of the contest late in the period. However, Woodstock Academy clinched the win with the go-ahead goal midway through the second period.

Hall-Southington committed seven penalties in the game. Woodstock Academy committed one penalty.

The Warrior Knights will look to end their two-game losing streak this week when they host Bolton-Coventry-RHAM-Rockville (1-3) and EO Smith-Tolland-Windham (2-1) in their first home games of the season. Hall-Southington is currently 1-2-1 overall and 1-1 in the CCC South Region.

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