Hawks Soar to Win Over Chieftains
MARLBORO -- On a night when the game was part of something much bigger, the Hudson High hockey team put on quite a display for the fans in attendance.
With raffles and entry costs going to cancer research, the host Hawks scored early and often as they cruised to an 8-0 victory over Nashoba Regional in a Coaches vs. Cancer Quinn Conference tilt held at the New England Sports Center.
With the win, Hudson ran its record to 8-1 overall and 5-0 in league play while the Chieftains fell to 3-5 overall and 2-3 in Quinn Conference action.
“My thing is that if you come out slow in the first period and get outmatched with a young team against a good team that plays hard for three periods, you are going to be in trouble,” said Nashoba Regional head coach Trevor Short. “I have to give Hudson credit because they are a well-coached team that really battles and comes hard at you for three periods.”
The Hawks wasted little time taking control in this one as they dominated the first 15 minutes of action to set the tone. Hudson outshot Nashoba, 13-4, in the opening period and scored three goals over just a two-minute span to take a 3-0 lead after 15 minutes. Cam O’Brien, Matt Lombardi and Nick Dufromont all found the back of the net for the Hawks in the opening period.
In the middle frame, the Chieftains came out strong. Nashoba outshot Hudson, 15-5, in the period but it was the Hawks who scored twice to take a 5-0 lead into the third period. Bryce Miranda and Cam Bower light the lamp for Hudson in the frame.
Colin Dannenfels, Jameson Fecteau ad Lombardi all scored in the final period for the hosts as Hudson continue to make the best of its scoring chances while goalie Ryan Gonzalez stood on his head turning away 29 Nashoba shots on the evening.
“They didn’t give up, and that is a positive that we can take away.” Short said. “We had some guys that played well tonight, so we are going to keep working and progressing from game to game.”