By Dakota Antelman, Contributing Writer
Region – A bouncing puck amid a late game scrum turned what would have been a disappointing day for the Algonquin girls hockey team to a celebratory one as the Tomahawks secured a 1-1 tie Jan. 7 vs. Billerica.
Despite outshooting their opponents for much of the game and hitting the goal post with at least one shot, the co-op Algonquin team trailed 1-0 entering the final minute of their game. Pulling their goalie, though, they shoved a puck past Billerica to improve their season record to 2-1-2.
The game was fast at times but yielded few shots and little action in general near either net until its second half. Indeed, Billerica only scored its goal with just over three minutes left in the period. Algonquin, meanwhile, outshot their opponents for much of the game, but did not even muster their tenth shot until shortly after Billerica scored.
A series of penalties late in the third period cemented momentum strongly in the Tomahawks favor as they successfully killed two concurrent penalties before transitioning into a man advantage situation of their own thanks to a Billerica penalty that they then continued by pulling their goalie.
With the win, Algonquin now moves on to a busy section of their schedule with six more games before the end of the month.