Deux anciens d’Ulysse Académie ( Félix Soucy et Vincent Maurice ) ont aidé leur Prep School a remporté un match en surtemps contre Hill School pour avancer dans les séries … Voici un bref résumé écrit par un journaliste de Hill School sur ce match :
V Maurice F Soucy
POTTSTOWN >> Margins tend to be thin in playoff hockey, and the contest between Wyoming Seminary and Hill School was no exception.
Fifty-four minutes of regulation weren’t enough to settle matters. Just as it looked as if five minutes of overtime wouldn’t be enough either, Wyoming Seminary’s Felix Soucy fired home a wrist shot with only five seconds remaining in overtime, giving the Knights a 3-2 victory at Hall-Eccleston Arena and ending Hill’s quest for a Mid-Atlantic Prep League three-peat.
Soucy’s game-winner came on a 4-on-3 power play and ended a furious Hill comeback from down two goals in the third period.
The tough loss wasn’t made any easier by the fact that Hill generated some 53 shots on goal, only to see Wyoming Seminary goalie Armand Charland turn aside all but two.
The loss ended Hill’s chances of a third consecutive MAPL title after taking home trophies in 2016 and 2017.
“Any time you have success, there’s going to be a target on your backs,” conceded Hill School coach Chris Bala. “Hats off to Wyoming Seminary, they played a great game. I was proud of the way our guys battled in the third.”
The third period saw Hill rally from a 2-0 deficit to send the game to that fateful overtime period. David Hill scored on a rebound with 12:18 left, and Ross Morrison equalized with 2:19 on the clock, finding a loose puck at the top of the crease and beating Charland.
“We were able to get to the net, and have some success,” said Bala. “But this year, we’ve lived and died by the sword in overtime. We’ve had success, even sometimes on nights when we haven’t deserved it. Tonight, [Wyoming Seminary] got what they deserved.”
The Knights spent almost the entire overtime period on the power play following consecutive minors against Hill. Just as the Blues appeared poised to survive the second short-handed situation, Soucy struck to send Wyoming Seminary to next Wednesday’s MAPL championship game.
“Persistence,” summarized Wyoming Seminary coach Mike Dennis. “As I told the boys in the locker room, overtime games are won in the first two minutes and the last two minutes — but you’ve got to work all the way through.
Hill controlled the majority of the play in the first period, but Wyoming Seminary goaltender Charland was equal to the task on all 10 shots. With 18 seconds remaining, the Knights’ Tristan Bidaux got loose on a short-handed breakaway and beat Hill’s Dalton Jerzak with a backhand to send the visitors into the locker room up 1-0.
It didn’t take the Knights long to double their lead in the second period, as a point blast by Vincent Maurice traveled through a crowd and found the stick of Trey Leo, who made no mistake on a wrist shot to the top shelf to make it 2-0 Wyoming Seminary less than three minutes into the stanza.
The rest of the second belonged to Charland, who would turn aside 19 Hill shots in all, including back-to-back opportunities from CJ Duvall and Alex Kiviniemi, chances that stood as Hill’s best up to that point.
That set the stage for the late heroics by Hill to send the game to sudden death, where Soucy would play the hero for the Knights.
Félix Soucy et Vincent Maurice ( 1e rangée au milieu et à droite ).
BRAVOS LES GARS ! Vous êtes de très bons représentants du Programme d’Ulysse Académie !
Bonne chance pour la suite des séries !
Wyoming Seminary gagne le championnat en finale ….
Wyoming Seminary boys ice hockey team wins Mid-Athlantic Hockey League Championship
The Wyoming Seminary Blue Knights prep boys ice hockey team recently won the 2018 Mid-Atlantic Hockey League Championship tournament, played at Princeton Day School, Princeton, N.J. The Knights entered as the fourth seed in the tournament, which included the Hill School, Princeton Day and La Salle College High School. The Sem Blue Knights defeated the Princeton Day Panthers 1-0 to win its second MAHL championship in five years. The Blue Knights also downed the Hill School Blues 3-2 to advance to the final game against Princeton Day. Seen are members of the Wyoming Seminary Blue Knights prep boys ice hockey team following their victory in the 2018 MAHL Championship: first row from left: Cole Ardoline, Armand Charland, Kameron Williams and Danick Rodrigue. Second row, from left: Dustin Good, Sem associate head coach; Gabriel Jodoin, Felix Desilets, Kellum Foster-Palmer, Zachari Trepanier, Michael-Anthony Deslauriers, Tristan Bidaux and Trey Leo. Third row, from left: Felix Soucy, Joshua Moses, Jack Stamp, William Ziegler, Connor Dennis, Dalton Karl, Vincent Maurice, Steve Haraschak, assistant coach; and Michael Dennis, head coach.