BMHS PrideTime Reporter Elizabeth Kelly
On Saturday, February 17th at 2:00 pm, the Norwalk-McMahon hockey team traveled to Terry Conners Rink in Stamford, Connecticut where the boys clenched their 7th win of the season during Stamford-Westhill’s senior night.
This year, Stamford/Westhill has been one of the most competitive and challenging teams to beat with a record of 7-8-2. Three days before playing Norwalk-Mcmahon, Stamford-Westhill beat Trumbull 5-3 and planned to continue their winning streak.
Going into it, nobody thought that Norwalk-McMahon would come out on top. “We always have hope that we’ll come on top but it’s always hard to tell with good competition,” says Fin Bean (BMHS ‘20).
In the first period, Jason Marchese and Cooper Healy both scored for Stamford-Westhill giving them the lead 0-2. As second period rolled around, the score remained 0-2 leaving Norwalk-McMahon still down with only one period remaining. The clock was running out, but the boys kept fighting until the last minute.
It wasn’t until 3rd period when senior Kevin Remson scored 2 goals to tie the game. Going into overtime, both teams were anxious and anticipating the outcome, but Norwalk/McMahon was determined to give it their all.
Kevin Remson scored the winning goal with 4:26 left in the eight-minute overtime leading Norwalk/McMahon to victory. Not only was Kevin Remson the hero of the night, Sophomore goalie Max Vitucci, saved 49 of Stamford-Westhill’s shots.
“It was our goal from the beginning of the year to beat them and we came out with confidence even though we went down 2-0 and came back and came out with the win in the end.” Says Kevin Remson (NHS ‘18).
The teams win against Stamford-Westhill help them reach the No.10 for the Division III State tournament.