Your Battling Beavers took on the Panthers Friday night and came out on top with a high scoring 8-1 victory. Sophomore Riley Hanson led all scorers with a three goal/hat trick night.
The scoring started with 11 minutes left in the first period on a goal from Freshman Alex Elsner off assists from Thomas Bush and Joey Donahue. The Beavers were held in check for most of the rest of the period until a flurry of three goals in the final two minutes put them up 4-0 after one. Hanson scored off an assist by Owen Huff with 153 left, Junior Captain Thomas Bush drilled home an unassisted goal with 56 seconds left, and Hanson finished the period 20 seconds later with an unassisted goal.
The second period started much like the first ended with Hanson scoring early in the period off an assist from Joey D. Sophomore Ethan Webb got in on the action with a goal off assists from Hanson and Donahue. Junior Captain Joe Bordas kept the goals coming on an Elsner assist with 736 left. At that point, Junior Goalie Ben Duford relinquished control of the net to Freshman Ian Champagne after holding the Panthers to zero goals during his time between the pipes. Alex Elsner finished the Beaver scoring with 621 left in the second on an unassisted goal to put the Beavers up 8-0 after two.
The third period saw only one goal which came off the stick of an Elder Defenseman with 1 second left in the game. Your Battling Beavers are back in action today at 4 pm against the Mason Comets.