Since it’s snowing and the game I was supposed to be at today got cancelled, here’s a replay from last night …
MOUNT VERNON – Ben Hurd is only a couple of games into his varsity career and he’s already made the memory that will linger for a lifetime.
The freshman scored with 1:13 to play in overtime Friday at the Ice Hutch, giving Pelham a 5-4 win over Shenendehowa. It was his second goal of the game and came off a rebound. Andrew Schauer, who finished with three goals and two assists, put the puck on net to start the dramatic sequence.
“It was a very physical game,” Pelham coach Ed Witz said. “They were strong. I was really worried after seeing they held Mamaroneck to seven shots. They have a lot of depth. It was a very fast-paced game and they were quick to the puck. Shen is going to be a force, I think.”
Shenendehowa jumped in front, but sophomore goalie A.J. Gugliara came on in relief late in the first period and stopped 17 of the 18 shots he faced.
The Pelicans were applying consistent pressure late in the game, and had a 17-9 advantage in shots on net. After pulling the goalie,
Hurd sent the puck to Shauer, who lasered a shot through a crowd and knotted the score with 40 seconds to play.
“We got the puck deep in the zone and got the goalie off the ice, and Schauer rotated up to the point,” Witz said. “Ben was in the corner with the puck, spotted him and got the puck out. Andrew took a slap shot that went through traffic.”
There will be a rematch during the Suffern Tournament in January.
Hogan Peters added three assists for Pelham, which has Scarsdale and Suffern on the schedule next week.
(Photo: Andrew Schauer/Journal News file)