Landon Hockey 6 Bullis 2

Playing a rival school is always a challenge, particularly when the last game was a lopsided score. In the 2nd round of the IAC tournament, the Bulldogs were definitely out for revenge. The Bears won by another four goal margin, 6-2.

Hockey, I am told, is the quintessential team sports and tonight all of the Bears worked hard. It was, however a magical night of the Landon senior captain, Jack Barton.

Early in the 1st period (@10:03), Landon opened the score. The puck moved from Tommy Crittenberger to Brian Jordan to Colton Rupp who scored. Late in the initial 15 minutes, the visitors scored on a powerplay. END OF 1ST PERIOD–BEARS 1 BULLDOGS 1 (SoGs L 5 B 9)




The visitors pelted Bear G Sean O’Brien who repelled 8 more shots during this period (game total 29 saves).

Then over approximately 9 minutes, the Bears #6 deposited 5 consecutive shots in the Bullis goal and each was different:

  • @ 8:57 he blasted a slap shot just after he crossed the blue line;
  • @ 7:13 Jack came in from the right side and roofed a shot over the Bullis goalie’s glove side;
  • @ 5:41 the defenseman hit the top shelf over the goalie’s glove side;
  • @ 2:41 the Captain scored off of a backhand shot
  • @ 13:27 of the 3rd period, the senior had a break away and wrist shot from the face off dot.

According to the Hockey Dictionary, three goals is a hat trick and if they are consecutive goals it is called a “natural”. The lexicon extends to a fourth goal and that is denominated a “pant” trick. It appears that there are not enough instances of five consecutive goals to establish a name, maybe a Jack trick?


END OF 2ND PERIOD–BEARS 5 BULLDOGS 1 (SoGs for the period L 8 B 8)


The Bears’ last goal was early in this stanza and the Bulldogs got on the scoreboard at 8:04.

The remainder of the period tested the home team, for they incurred three penalties (@ 7:03, @ 6:10 and @5:03) putting them at a 5 on 3 disadvantage for almost four minutes. Sean was a stalwart in the nets and his defenders (forwards and Ds) were tough. The Bulldogs were unable to tally a goal throughout this tail of the game. It is a testament to the skills of the Landon goalie that his team was dramatically outshot, but his boys won by 4 goals.

END OF 3rd PERIOD–BEARS 6 BULLDOGS 2 (SoGs for the game L 19 B 31)


IAC CHAMPIONSHIP Vs Georgetown Prep TOMORROW at 4:00 at the Bears’ Den. ALL BEARS should try to be there in this rematch.


Unfortunately the writer will be in CT for tomorrow’s game and maybe the 1st match in MAPHL. A reporter has been commissioned, but just in case, that link fails,  independent reports to would be much appreciated.




Published in: on February 12, 2014 at 5:56 am  Comments (1)  

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  1. Your absence,truly,took some of the bloom off fabulous and sweetly won IAC championship!.. Have happy time with wonderful kids! Thank you for your making the games so much more interesting in review with your reporting.

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