BOSTON - Five games into their first season, the Lancers found jubilation at the end of three periods.
The Norton High hockey Lancers skated fast and hard in taking an 11-1 victory over O'Bryant in a non-league game Monday at Northeastern University's Matthews Arena.
"They were pumped, there was spring in their step," said Norton High coach Kyle Heagney as the Lancers skated to a 3-0 lead after one period, while goalie Triton DosReis (12 saves) blanked O'Bryant on the scoreboard through the first two periods of play.
Patrick Robles netted four goals for Norton, putting the Lancers ahead at 5:03 of the first period and scoring twice during the second, including his hat trick goal at 8:22.
Bryan Cronin and Bob Trudeau each scored twice for Norton, while Jack Loranger and Nate Barrett had third-period tallies for the Lancers.
After Robles scored the go-ahead goal for the Lancers, Chris Towne scored what proved to be the game-winning goal at 5:42, with Barrett assisting. Cronin made it a three-goal margin at 12:41 with Connor Russell setting him up.
"It was a good effort all three periods, it was good for the kids to get their first win," added Heagney. The Lancers (1-4) return to the ice Saturday night in Fall River for a 5 p.m. faceoff against Durfee.
Latin Academy 7, King Philip 5
BOSTON - The Warriors held a 5-2 lead midway through the second period, but then surrendered four unanswered goals over the final seven minutes and lost to Latin Academy at Northeastern University's Matthews Arena.
Danielle Hamilton scored three goals for KP, which held a 3-2 lead after the first period. Casie Curtin and Kat Jacobsen each had one goal for the Warriors, who next host Hanover Saturday afternoon at 1.
Algonquin Reg. 7, Mansfield 0
NORTHBORO - After a scoreless first period, Mansfield-Oliver Ames allowed four second period goals and lost the non-league game. Goalie Shannon Connolly was under constant pressure in the net and Katelynn Arnold played a strong game on defense. Brynne Levine turned in another strong performance at wing, winning battle after battle along the boards. Mansfield-OA next takes to the ice Saturday in Walpole against Matignon at 4 p.m.