Parkway West/John Burroughs – Click here for the game
The second leg of our double header saw the Parkway West Longhorns double up the John Burroughs Bombers 4-2. The win gave the Longhorns their fourth straight victory. The story of the this game was the continued offensive dominance of speedy sophomore Nick Balestra who scored all four goals and was the Custom Shirt Graphics Player of the Game for West. Balestra has a whopping eight goals in his last two games and now has 27 goals and 43 points on the season.
Burroughs had a good showing themselves despite missing their best player in Alex Jasiek who had midget major commitments. The Bombers’ Jack Maritz had a solid showing including a goal mid-way through the 3rd period that cut the West lead to 3-2. The rugged 6’2″ Maritz, an All-Metro offensive lineman for the Burrough’s football team in the fall, made the conversion to the ice quite smoothly and was the Player of the Game for the Bombers.
With Burrough’s pressing late, Longhorn netminder Jordan Wojtak came up with some key saves to keep his team ahead before Balestra sealed the victory with an empty net goal.
Custom Shirt Graphics Player of the Game:
P. West – Nick Balestra –
John Burroughs – Jack Maritz – Click here for the game