By Derek Pyda
Eagle Staff Writer
MIDDLESEX TWP — Connor Scott is used to being in the middle of so much of
Why should Senior Night be any different?
The senior forward tallied a pair of goals and three assists Tuesday in
Scott leads the Golden Tornado in goals (17) and assists (22). His latest effort helped
“I often find it hard to put into words how important Connor is to the team,” said
Scott’s first score jump-started a 3-goal first period for the Tornado. He stole a pass in his own end, skated the length of the ice and deposited the puck behind Rams’ goalie Anthony Szafranski with off the clock.
Scott later assisted on Trevor Gilliland’s goal and Ronan Miller also scored as
“We play the system well,” said Scott. “We enjoy playing it and are able to capitalize on our chances.”
Gilliland made it 4-0 with a short-handed goal early in the second period before Pine-Richland fought its way back into the game with scores from Jack Drury and Nate Carnovale.
But just over three minutes later,
“Two goals like that take the wind out of your sails really quick,” said Pine-Richland coach Brian Miller. “We knew they would be on the power play at some point and were unable to take advantage of the penalty kill.”
Matt Cole scored for the Rams with left in the game, but his team’s long odds of coming back became even more slim when
Zach Schnur stopped 14 shots in net for
Fair, Gilliland, Ryan Rebmann and Sam Gross each added one assist for
January was a rough month for
“Consistency is the key and sometimes, it’s hard to maintain,” said
“The game against Shaler is big because we want to build momentum entering the playoffs,” said Scott. “We had it going into the playoffs last year and look at the run we had (reached the Penguins Cup final). We want that home-ice advantage in the first round, so we need to finish in the top four.”
There will be no postseason for the Rams, who fell to 3-16 with Tuesday’s defeat.
“We have 12 seniors, so we have a lot of youth coming up,” said Miller. “We want to get a fresh mindset on the varsity team.”