HATFIELD—An abundance of fireworks were discharged at Hatfield Ice Thursday night. Wissahickon and Plymouth Whitemarsh celebrated a joint senior night by combining to score 26 goals in the scheduled 48-minute game with the Colonials prevailing 14-12.
The win kept Plymouth Whitemarsh unbeaten in SHSHL American Division play at 11-0 (15-1 overall). It was also the Colonials’ 12th straight win. The Trojans slipped to 8-7 overall and 6-5 in the division.
The contest was terminated with 6.9 seconds remaining in the third period after an altercation near the Plymouth Whitemarsh net that resulted in a total of 13 penalties being accessed to six players. Wissahickon’s Daniel Glazier was accessed a double game misconduct while his teammate Nicholas Hussa received a single game misconduct. Three Colonials, Devin Reilly, Thomas Corcoran, and Logan Westerfer received game misconducts.
Prior to the truncated finish, the evening featured an abundance of racehorse hockey. Plymouth Whitemarsh jumped to a 3-0 lead by the 4:35 mark of the first period before Wissahickon scored four straight goals to take the lead with 6:33 left in the period; it would turn out to be the Trojans’ only lead of the night and at period’s end the teams were deadlocked at 5-5.
The Colonials pulled away from their foes by scoring the first five goals of the second period before the Trojans scored the last two before adding two more at the start of the third frame to move within a goal at 10-9 with 12;54 still left in regulation. Jack Mishkin and Colin Franzoni added goals for the Colonials at that point and the lead was never less than two the rest of the way.
“Both teams came out with a lot of energy,” said Plymouth Whitemarsh coach Josh Aiello. Both teams have offensive power and I think people were on the edge of their seats, it being Senior Night and really trying t get going offensively.”
Jake Weikel scored five goals for the Colonials and added an assist. Luke Weikel added three goals. Brian Gary paced Wissahickon with four goals and five assists, A.J. Pounds scored three goals for the Trojans and added four assists.
“It was kind of a run-and-gun game,” said Wissahickon coach Ken Harrington. “Some games, they kick off like that and they remain that way the whole game and defense sort of goes to the side sometimes a little bit.”
Ice Chips—The two teams combined for 84 shots.
Plymouth Whitemarsh 5 5 4—14
Wissahickon 5 2 5—12
First-period goals: Jake Weikel (PW) from Dean Keller and Luke Weikel, 3:25; Aidan Keogh (PW) from Luke Weikel, 3:53; Jake Weikel (PW) from Luke Weikel, 4:35; Bryan Gary (W) from A.J. Pounds, 5:30 (pp); Gary (W) from Nicholas Hussa, 8:56 (pp); Alex Carrozza (W) unassisted, 9:08; Pounds (W) from Gary, 9:27; Jake Weikel (PW) from Colin Franzoni, 11:05; Ben Lukas (PW) from Keller, 13:45; Pounds (W) from Gary, 14:40.
Second-period goals: Luke Weikel (PW) from Keogh and Jack Mishkin, 1:39 (sh); Luke Weikel (PW) from Jake Weikel, 4:55 (pp): Mishkin (PW) from Logan Westerfer, 5:49; Jake Weikel (PW) from Lucas, 7:55; Luke Weikel (PW) from THomas Corcoran and Keogh; Gary (W) unassisted, 12:13; Pounds (W) from Gary, 12:55.
Third-period goals: Hussa (W) from Matt Winkowski and Pounds, 1:09; Gary (W) from Pounds, 3:06; Mishkin (PW) from Franzoni, 4:17; Franzoni (PW) from Spencer Reilly, 6:41; Hussa (W) from Pounds and Gary, 7:04; Jake Weikel (PW) from Keller, 9:06; Keller (PW) unassisted, 9:41; Daniel Glazer (W) from Carrozza, 13:14; Carrozza (W) from Hussa and Gary, 14:00.
Shots: Plymouth Whitemarsh 41, Wissahickon 43; Saves: Ben Yuter (PW) 31, Chris Shea (W) 27.