In a battle of cross town rivals the Iroquois face a very difficult opponent in the EA/Holland team. Iroquois started slow but rallied late in the game to make it interesting. Iroquois had goals from new transitioned forward Jack Zienski, Aaron Wojkowiak, and Ben Plonka. . Assisting on these goals were Lackawanna native Carl Wawrayniak, Dalton Trites and Jason Kresitc. Defensively, Dustin Mazurek, Tyler Birdd and Ande Osuch were tough all night long playing against the EA/Holland top line all night. In goal was Zack Vitez who made many amazing saves down the stretch to give Iroquois a chance.
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The Iroquois JV came out with a sour taste in their mouth after their first defeat the night before. Playing with a chip on their shoulder and only ten skaters the Junior Chiefs played strong offensively and stout defensively. Scoring for Iroquois was Jason Krestic (2), Trevor Mueller, Aaron Wojkowiak, and with his first high school goal Austin Baker. Defensively, Austin Ward and Ian Schrader played outstanding making many smart plays while logging a lot of ice time. In goal was Zack Vitez played well enough to get the win especially in the third period as the game tightened up.
This game was always going to be a battle as both teams play a face paced offensively focused hockey. Iroquois came out of the dressing room flying getting off to an early 3-1 lead in the first. Unfortunately, some unlucky bounces and busted defensive coverage allowed the Bulldogs to get back in the game taking a 5-4 lead. The third period was a draw with both teams scoring two goals leaving the final 7-6. Scoring for Iroquois was Jack Zienski with his first high school hat trick, Ben Plonka, Austin Baker, Phillip Mercurio. Assisting on the goals were Nick Dicristafaro and Jason Krestic. Defensively, Tyler Bird and Tyler Kaplewicz were great making some nice defensive plays. With an amazing open ice hit was Austin Ward who cleanly leveled a Bulldog player at center ice.
The Iroquois JV team record currently stands at 3-2.