Boys Hockey Outpaces Pomfret


The boys varsity ice hockey team won its second straight game on Wednesday, December 8, with a 6-3 victory on the road over Pomfret.

During the game, four different players scored their first goals in a Loomis Chaffee uniform.

The game started out fast and physical, as both teams moved the puck well and played with at impressive pace. The Pelicans finally broke through in the closing minutes of the first period when senior defenseman Charlie Andriole scored during a scrum in front of the net. The assist on the play came from his brother, senior Rory Andriole.

Pomfret responded in the second period with back-to-back goals in the opening minutes, taking a 2-1 lead, but the Pelicans settled in after a lineup adjustment. Senior captain Chris Hibson tied the game when he scored on an odd-man rush. Junior Eli Hull fired a shot on net, and Hibson collected the rebound and tucked away the goal.

The second period ended with a big goal from senior Oliver Flynn. After a long shift with sustained pressure in the Pomfret zone, the Pelicans were able to get the puck to the net, and Flynn fought through a couple of defenders at the net in a scrum and scored the third goal of the game.

In the third period, the Loomis team scored its first powerplay goal of the season when Charlie Andriole found the back of the net for the second time in the game after a nice passing play from linemates Flynn and Hull.

Pomfret scored its third and final goal of the game to cut the Pelicans’ lead in half, but two empty-net goals from juniors Aidan Healy and Jacob Hookman-Vassa brought the score to 6-3 in favor of Loomis.

Junior goaltender Caleb Allen finished the game with 32 saves on 35 shots. It was his second career win in net.

Up next, the Pelicans travel to Canterbury on Saturday, December 11, for a game against the Saints at 7 p.m.