The Mary Ellen Henderson Middle School club ice hockey team beat the Georgetown Titans team 11-4 last Friday in the season finale at Ft. Dupont Ice Arena in Washington, D.C.
Brendan Bernstein led MEH, scoring his team’s first six goals, beginning with four in the first period, off of assists by Henry Middlebrook, Tom Ferrick, Andrew Fischer and Alec Reusch.
MEH goalie Jack MacKinnon frustrated Georgetown throughout the first period, snuffing every shot the Titans could throw at him until the Titans finally got on the board with 34 seconds remaining in the period with bullet low from Zach Cosgrove under MacKinnon’s pads, making the score 4-1.
MEH countered early in the second with Bernstein scoring again off of an assist by Jack Meteyer to make it 5-1. Georgetown then made a run, with Cosgrove scoring twice to make it 5-3 with 3:32 left in the period. But MEH remained unfazed, as Bernstein again found the back of the net off of an assist by Alex Wang. At the end of second period, MEH led 6-3.
In the third period, Georgetown finally found enough defense to slow Bernstein, only to have his teammates step up and fill the void, beginning with Jackson Oppel’s goal off of assists by Reusch and Michael Sevachko at the 13:09 mark. Fischer added a goal one minute later, slamming home a pass from Sevachko to make the score 8-3.
The Titan’s Cosgrove attempted to rally his team with 10 minutes remaining, scoring his fourth goal off of assists from Ben Plant and Shane McGrath. But that would be the last goal Georgetown would muster, as MacKinnon rejected every other shot the Titans sent his way.
MEH, however, still had scoring to do. With 4:12 remaining, Ethan Rosenberger took Cole McDowell’s pass in the high slot and whipped it over the Titan goalie’s glove to make the score 9-4. Jack Meteyer added a goal with 3:41 remaining with assists from Middlebrook and Jacob Jafari to make it 10-4, and McDowell finished the rout for MEH at 1:39 with a back-door goal off of assists by Meteyer and Jacob Lechner to make the final score 11-4.
MEH finished at 4-5-1 in league play and 6-5-2 overall, giving the second-year team its first winning season.
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