By Chris Paul
The Londonderry High School Hockey Team got two overtime wins last week, upping their season record to 6-5 while getting a rematch victory over rivals Pinkerton Academy in the annual Ball Family Trophy game.
On Wednesday afternoon, Jan. 25, the Lancers took on the Pinkerton Astros for the second time in two weeks and was able to extract a bit of revenge from their previous 8-2 loss to PA. This time, Londonderry came away with an exciting 5-4 overtime win.
The Londonderry squad had a very strong start in the game, with junior forward, Michael Maloney, giving his team a 1-0 lead with just 23-seconds off the clock. The goal was assisted from juniors Matt Boyon and Brandon Morin.
Astros senior Kyle Smith tied the game 1-1 nine-minutes later.
The Lancers were able to finish the first period by scoring two more goals, one from Morin with the assist going to Maloney at 10:01 and the other goal went to junior forward, Jayden Hamilton, with an assist from senior forward, Logan Bower, with just under 30 seconds left in the period.
In period number two, The Astros were able bring the game even again with goals by Campbell St. Pierre and Smith, on a power play, until LHS finished the period to take a 4-3 lead headed into the third.
Morin and Hamilton combined efforts to take the one-point lead into the third period.
The tying PA goal came with seconds left in game when Preston Libby scored from Jack Doherty at 15:00.
In the overtime period, Morin had the unassisted goal at 3:32 for the hat trick and the Lancer victory.
Londonderry managed to get 25 shots on the Pinkerton Academy net in the win.
The Lancers finished the week with another exciting overtime win coming off the stick of Morin when they were able to beat Trinity High School 7-6.
The Lancers were unable to score in the first, but scored three times in the second period to trail Trinity 4-3 headed into the third.
In the third, the Pioneers scored two more times, but the LHS squad rallied for three to take a 6-6 tie into overtime.
Morin was able to get the sudden death win for the second in three days.
The Lancers will play Concord High School on Wednesday night, Feb. 1 and then take on the Bedford Bulldogs at home on Saturday, Feb 4, starting at 6:10 p.m.