AVON, Conn. — Avon Old Farms continued its red-hot start to the season Thursday.
The Winged Beavers rode excellent goaltending and a total team effort to beat Tabor, 4-0, in their first game of the Avon Old Farms Christmas Classic.
Tabor goaltender Gus Ackerman was peppered with 27 shots in the first 25-minute half of hockey, while Avon goaltender Stephen Peck (New York, N.Y.) faced only four shots. Tabor fell behind early due to an early goal scored by Avon senior forward Joe Odyniec (Ridgefield, Conn.) 2:10 into the first period.
Both teams tired as the period wore on, and Tabor went into the locker room searching for a stronger start to their second 25-minute half of hockey, perhaps encouraged by the fact they were only trailing by a single tally.
After only scoring a single tally in the opening 25 minutes, Avon tallied three goals in the final 25 minutes. Andrew Pitts buried the second goal and Northeastern University commit Joe Connor (Amherst, N.H.) added two more goals at 6:12 and 10:05 of the second half of hockey.