Young hat trick leads Blue Devils

By on December 4, 2017

Senior forward Peyton Young netted his first varsity hat trick while Andrew Harley and Austin Ennis each had three-point games as Brockport won their high school hockey season opener 6-3 over the Greece Storm.

The Blue Devils opened a 2-0 first period lead with a pair of power play goals a little over three minutes apart. After prolonged offensive zone pressure, Young fed Ennis, who put the puck just under the crossbar for his first varsity goal at 7:12.

At 10:15, Brockport junior Peter Taccone then pounded home a rebound from a Matthew Gemerek shot.

Greece tied the game with a power play goal before the first period was over and another even strength tally on a wrap-around goal three minutes into the second period.

But the Blue Devils took control of the contest with four unanswered goals.

Young one-timed a feed from defenseman Ben Leach at 4:17 with the man advantage. Harley followed at 6:45 by sending a long feed to send Young in alone for the fourth goal. And Harley made it 5-2 on the power play as he skated from the corner and scored over the goaltender’s glove at 13:44.

At 4:41 of the third, Young completed his hat trick after taking a pass from Harley near the faceoff circle and skating to the slot before his wrister found the net.

“Our power play was on fire,” Young said about the Blue Devils scoring five of their six goals in the game with the man advantage. “They are great guys and we have chemistry from playing together last year and working together for quite a while. Ben Leach is great up top so we feed him.”

Junior goaltender Liam Schreiner made 33 saves in net for the Blue Devils.

“I’m proud of the guys,” head coach Greg Stahl said. “They played our game plan well and the skill guys did their thing.

“We’ll have moments that are up and down throughout the year and our five-on-five is not that strong, but it’s nice to get that first win.”

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