Nov. 6, 2017 – South Burlington, VT
Knights Sweep Weekend 3-0!
The Rice Memorial Prep hockey team entered the weekend with a 4-4-1 record and were looking to try to elevate their play before they head into the first weekend of MPHL league play. The Knights finished the weekend with 3 Wins, pushing their winning streak to 4 games after a weekend split with Le Sommet Academy the previous weekend. The Knights have benefited from a balanced attack up and down the lineup. The team was also eager to play in front of a home crowd that featured parents and many Rice students.
On Friday night, the Knights played strong throughout the game and had very strong goaltending from net minder Chris Foley. The Knights opened the weekend up with a 3-1 victory vs. the East Coast Spartans U18 with a pair of goals from Eetu Maki-Soini.
The following night the team prepared to battle with Northwood School, and 3 periods and overtime was not enough to claim a winner so the game ended up being decided in a shootout with goals from Bryson Martin and a nifty little move by Matiss Petrovics to help the Knights earn the win in a shootout. On Sunday, the Knights earned a 4-2 victory over Northwood finishing the weekend with 3 wins.
The Knights now get a week to prepare before hosting the first MPHL Kick-Off Classic Showcase next weekend Nov 10-12th. Coach Vickers on the weekend.” I thought we had really good team focus from the drop of the puck in all three games. The team did a really nice job of coming prepared to play every day this weekend and it showed in all 3 games.” Regarding next weekend. “It will be great to showcase the talent we have in our league and also great for our boys to get exposure from some of the top NCAA Div. I/III, Junior A, and various NHL scouts from around the US and Canada.”
Next weekend the Knights schedule starts off with a matchup against Shady Side Academy at 9:00AM followed by 4:05PM game vs. Gilmour Academy, both games are Friday. On Saturday the Knights face-off against Lake Forest Academy at 10:45AM and St.Francis Prep at 6:00PM. The Knights finish the weekend with Cheshire Academy at 12:30PM. All games will be played at C. Douglas Cairns Arena.
See the Nov. 3-5 Weekend Highlights Below: