FOXBORO – Three games, three wins, a combined score of 11-1 and a trophy.
It was a good day for the NW Huskies, and one that ended with a College Open Championship by virtue of a 4-1 victory over Dukes CDHL on Sunday at the 2018 Sr. Chowder Cup.
After a 5-0 win over NextGEN AAA Hockey in the quarterfinals and a 2-0 win over CD Brockville in the semifinals, everything was going the Huskies’ way in the tournament’s playoff round. A fact that did not changed as they entered their final contest of the tournament.
At 4:19, off a face-off win Daniel Colabufo ripped a shot that clanged off the post and in for a 1-0 Huskies advantage. It was then a pair of slick moving passes that tripled that lead.
First was Elijah Devereaux feeding Jack Moore at 11:57 and then Will Arquiett sliding the puck to Tommy Bannister at 17:37 to put together the near insurmountable 3-0 lead.
The Dukes did not yield despite the deficit, eventually converting on a 5-on-3 power play goal by Logan White at 24:04, but that was not before Devereaux – the game’s only multipoint getter – deposited an empty net goal at 23:09. Those final scores adding up to a 4-2 College Open Championship for the Huskies.
2018 Sr. Chowder Cup College Open All-Tournament Team
Tom Bannister (NW Huskies), Daniel Panetta and Frank Virtucci (Dukes CDHL)
Cole Leal (NW Huskies) and Ben Brunette (Dukes CDHL)
Jacob Mucitelli (NW Huskies)
Most Valuable Player
Stephen Panico (NW Huskies)