The Hockey God giveth and the Hockey God taketh away.
After a big win Friday night the Avengers ran into a very tough South Kingstown team on Sunday afternoon at the Boss Arena. Things looked good until the midway point of the first period when South Kingstown scored their first goal. South would add two more before the period was over, ending the period with a 3-0 lead.
The second period was a good period for East Greenwich. Ross Trinque scored East’s first goal of the game and his second goal of the weekend. Later in the period Earl Mernick scored his first goal ever in a high school hockey game. The goal was assisted by Ross Trinque and Chris Pearson. I hope you kept the puck Earl. South stayed tough scoring three goals of their own ending the second period with a 6-2 lead.
The third period was another tough one with South adding two more goals. Sophomore Goaltender Braden Fleming had a busy day in the office seeing more than 40 shots. Flemming turned in a solid performance in the 8-2 loss.
The Avengers ended the weekend with their record standing at 2-5-1, but still remain a great team in the eyes of their fans and each other. All teams struggle on the ice, the court, or the field from time to time. What this Avengers team has going for them is that they never seem to struggle with what is important to a young team, loyalty, commitment, or effort. Finger pointing and let downs are for lesser players and lesser teams; our Avengers will be working hard in practice this week, as a cohesive unit, preparing for their next game against a talented North Kingstown squad. Game time is Friday night 1/31/14 at 8:10 PM at the Cranston rink.