Landon Hockey 1 STA 1

Somewhat reminiscent of the 1968 Crimson headline banner (Harvard beats Yale 29-29) the Bears played their traditional rival, sTa (the new Saint Albans hockey insignia strangely capitalizes the T with the two  more prominent initials lower case) to a 1-1 tie.







The Bulldogs entered the game at Ft. DuPont #6 in the WaPo rankings (7-2-2) and tied for 3rd in MAPHL. Their fans, who came early and were very loud until late in the game, had great expectations. The records are incomplete, but as best as can be researched sTa has not won against the Bears since the 2010-2011 season and look to break a string of losses which could be as long as 11 games (?).

The home team is led by their WaPo 2015-2016 POY Ethan Roth who was interviewed by AllMetSports and said “We haven’t proven anything yet…Our core is our defense, and that’s mostly seniors, so we’re ready to hit the toughest part of our schedule like there’s no tomorrow.”

Their core did an excellent job of keeping the Bears off of the scoreboard, defeating the visitors’ powerplay for a 2 minute penalty and then a 5 minute major. During the 1st 17 minutes, the Bulldogs put 4 shots on Ty Morton who stopped them all. The Bears’ O put 8 shots on the opponents’ goal.

Landon was called for two minor penalties in the middle period and the 2nd advantage resulted in a home team PP goal a slap shot from the point which caught the corner of the net at 0:55.3. Ty stopped 8 Bulldog shots and 13 Landon strikes were stopped by the POY Goalie.


The last segment was punctuated by two sTa penalties, almost consecutive. The puck moved from Chase Blaser then was controlled and shot by Drew Wellington and as the spheroid approached the Bulldog goal, Cole Gibson tipped for the tying score @6:54.

With 0:39 remaining, the home team goalie left for the benefit of a six skater. By doing so, the sTa net was empty and a loose puck in the 6 on 5 advantage could result in a Bear goal and win. The referees called Landon on a penalty, thus creating a 6 on 4 powerplay, Thankfully the referees determined that a Bulldog skater had violated the rules and the +1 advantage was insufficient for the remaining seconds.


The full visitor roster played a smart game for all 51 minutes; all 17 skaters contributed to the outcome.



2/1 St. Paul’s at Bears’ Den at 4:20pm




Published in: on January 28, 2017 at 8:07 am  Comments (2)  

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  1. Actually it was Harvard beats Yale, 29-29. It was made into a great movie as well.

  2. […] Hockey (7-7-2)The Bears beat St. John’s (8-2) and then in an epic battle tied #6 StA (1-1) [scores are linked to full […]

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