FOXBORO – It was a contest that meant the difference in advancing to the playoff round of the 2022 Sr. Chowder Cup and having their tournament stint be over when Rapid Hockey Development met the Northern Wings on Saturday in Foxboro. Both teams came into the game with 2-0-0 records, so a win would claim their College Open Bracket.
That win went to Rapid Hockey by a margin of 6-4.
Rapid came out strong in their quest for victory. Aided by a pair of power play goals, they amassed a 4-1 lead by the end of the game’s first half.
The Wings rallied back and tied the game 4-4 with three early goals in the second, but momentum still lay with Rapid Hockey. They re-established their lead just past the midpoint of the second frame and sealed it with a Carmine Capparelli empty net goal that made it a 6-4 victory.
A quartet from Rapid Hockey skaters posted multiple points in leading their side’s offense. Jacob Emmanuel (2G), Jack Marilley (1G, 1A), Thomas O’Connor (2A) and Carter Graves (2A) each credited with two points.
Mason Goldstein (2G) and John Musella (2A) each had multiple points in the Wings effort.