By David Miles, Sports Correspondent
The Woodstock boys hockey season came to an end with a 5-2 loss to Northfield at Union Arena on Wednesday night.
“We just didn’t get any breaks,” said coach Charlie Hancock. “And then we had too many penalties in the second period. You can’t that against a team this good. Sill the kids had a great season and they always came to play. They were still skating hard in the third period tonight even when we were down three goals.”
Woodstock did lead after the first period with an early goal by Will Gault a little over three minutes into the game. Conor Joyce and Daniel Robinson both had assists.
However four penalties in the middle period proved the Wasps’ undoing. Northfield scored three times in a four-minute span to build a 3-1 lead. Woodstock did answer with a goal by Robinson, assisted by Braden McCarthy, at the 11:11 mark.
However a little over a minute later the Marauders answered with a penalty shot goal by Jackson Tucker to build the lead back to two. Woodstock’s still had some good opportunities in the final period but they were denied by a strong effort in goal from Riley Corey. And midway through the period the visitors scored again to essentially put the game away.
“I’m proud of the players, each and every one of them,” said Hancock. “There’s not much more I could have asked of them tonight.”