New York Hockey Journal attended three prep hockey games the weekend of Dec. 10-12 and saw some noteworthy performances from multiple defensemen and goaltenders during the action.
On Saturday, Avon Old Farms (5-0) extended its undefeated season by defeating Trinity-Pawling on the road, 6-3. The Winged Beavers then defeated Deerfield, 3-2, at home in front of a packed house. Trinity-Pawling (1-2) put up a fight, climbing back from a 3-0 deficit to bring the game to 3-2 before Avon pulled away. Deerfield (1-2) received the support of its student body that traveled a little bit over an hour to the game. The Big Green played physically and scored timely goals to keep the game close, but in the end, it wasn't enough to give them the edge over Avon.
We also attended an overtime thriller between Kent and Salisbury that saw Kent stun the home crowd by coming back twice in regulation and then winning in extra time. Salisbury (3-1) led 1-0 and 2-1, but Kent (3-3) was resilient and pushed back before winning on an early overtime goal.
Here are the individuals from inside and outside the Tri-State region who were most impressive over the weekend and why they stood out: