Wando outskates Summerville
The Wando Hockey Club pulled away from Summerville in the final period Friday to earn a 6-3 win.
The Green Wave carried a 2-1 advantage into the third period at the Carolina Ice Palace, but couldn’t hold off the Warriors late in the game.
Daniel Seyler won the puck on the right edge of the rink, skated behind the Wando goal and hooked a shot in with 1:34 remaining in the opening period for a 1-0 Green Wave lead. Camden Aledia and Lee Winter received an assist on the play.
Early in the second period Wando tied the game when Chris Hicks redirected a slap shot into the net. Michael Victurine and Austin Turner received assists on the play.
With just more than six minutes remaining in the second Winter positioned himself in front of the Wando goal, received a pass and slipped the puck past the keeper for a 2-1 Summerville advantage. Hunter Mixon and Callum Smyth received assists on the play.
However, momentum shifted with just under 12 minutes remaining in the game. Wando’s Cal Gwinnup worked his way through the Summerville defense for an unassisted goal that knotted the score.
Will Minzy came behind a check to gain possession of the puck and scored his own unassisted goal with 10:46 remaining for a 3-2 Summerville lead, but the rest of the game belonged to Wando.
Richie Kaye scored to retie the game and then with 6:51 remaining Wando claimed its first lead with a goal by Marc Baron, who was assisted by Payton Cole. The Warriors then added a goal by Josh Lawson and another by Baron, whose second score came after Summerville had pulled keeper Brett Hawkins.
Summerville’s Keith Ayers had a shot deflect off the crossbar of the goal inside the two-minute mark, but that was as close as the Wave came to cutting into Wando’s lead.
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