Wednesday's hockey: Wahconah beats Taconic
PITTSFIELD -- Wahconah's Ryan Ouimet continued his fine play with four goals and a pair of assists in an 8-3 beating of Taconic at the Boys and Girls Club on Wednesday night.
Brian Bonacquisti scored just 19 seconds in for the Braves, but the Warriors tightened up defensively the rest of the way, giving up just two more goals. Wahconah responded to the goal with four straight of its own. Ouimet netted his first two in back-to-back fashion spanning the first intermission. He did the same with the second intermission. David Senecal also recorded a hat trick for Wahconah, lighting the lamp once in each period.
Roger Stedman needed to make just 20 saves for the win, while his counterpart, Brendan Leary, was forced to face 36 shots. He stopped 28.
Wahconah 8, Taconic 3
Wahconah 3 2 3--8
Taconic 1 1 1--3
T -- Brian Bonacquisti (unassisted), :19.
W -- Nick Montferret (Patrick Jamross), 3:53.
W -- David Senecal (Ryan Ouimet), 6:36.
W -- Ouimet (UA), 6:57.
W -- Ouimet (Lane Grogan), :54.
T -- Bonacquisti (Ryan Bateman), 7:18.
W -- Ouimet (Jamross, Montferret), 9:21.
W -- Ouimet (Montferret, Grogan), 3:55.
W -- Senecal (Jake Beckwith), 5:09.
T -- Matt Gingras (Bateman), 9:25.
W -- Senecal (Ouimet), 10:40.
Saves: W: Roger Stedman 20; T: Brendan Leary 28.
St. Joe's 2, St. Mary's 2
PITTSFIELD -- Dan Flynn and Eric Leitch had the goals for the Crusaders, but it was goalie Andrew Leitch who did much of the work Wednesday night. He made 45 saves to help St. Joe's remain tied.
"They did take a few shots from outside the circles, but they were fast and they kind of forced us to chase the puck," St. Joe's coach Tim Kelly said. "It opened up a lot of locations."
Flynn scored off Eric Leitch's assist in the first period, while Eric Leitch scored a power-play goal off Andy Cella's assist in the second.
St. Joseph's 2, St. Mary's 2
St. Mary's 1 1 0--2
St. Joe's 1 1 0--2
SM--Zach Slepchuk (Jeff Hockenberry, Nate Tremblay), 13:38
SJ--Dan Flynn (Eric Leitch), 5:15
SJ--E. Leitch (Andy Cella), 11:56 (PP)
SM--Jake Neilsen (Charles White), 8:37
Saves: SM--Zach Brown 15. SJ--Andrew Leitch 45.
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