9/19 Nick’s Collage
Published in The Chagrin Valley Times
February 23, 2017
With a first-round bye as the No. 6 seed in the 22-team Kent District, the Kenston icemen opened up postseason action with an 11-0 triumph against No. 20 seed Nordonia on Saturday afternoon at Kent State.
The ice Bombers scored four goals in the first period and seven goals in the second period to end the game early.
Sophomore forward Bennett Wenger led the scoring department with a hat trick, while sophomore Kyle Silk, senior Cole Lombardi, junior Liam Griffin, freshman Tim Matty, senior Lou Sugarman, senior Austin Krul, junior John Barto and sophomore Jack Haynes scored one goal apiece with 51 shots on net.
Sophomore Mitch Pozwick led the assists department with four helpers, while Sugarman Griffin and senior Jack Zalinsky had two apiece. Kenston freshman goalie Jason Hildebran saved all three shots he faced.
Moving on to the district quarterfinals on Tuesday night, Kenston ended its campaign at 13-15-2 with a 4-2 loss against No. 4 seed Hudson.
Hudson struck first in the opening act, before the Bombers found a 1-1 equalizer during a power play in the second period with junior defenseman Tyler Holub assisting Pozwick on the lamplighter.
Kenston outshot the Explorers, 17-12, in the middle frame, but Hudson answered with a quick goal in the third period, and then another lamplighter with 7 1/2 minutes remaining for a 3-1 lead.
The Bombers cut the deficit, 3-2, with Lombardi finding the back of the net off an assist from Pozwick with four minutes to play, but Hudson’s Chandler Kotseos accounted for the 4-2 final on a lamplighter with 1:13 before the final horn.
Kenston’s Hildebran collected 27 saves, while Stroud Corr had 36 for Hudson.
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