NASHUA, N.H. – Three games into the season there is one thing for certain about the New England Edge Pee Wee AA Team. They are full of heart and never give up.
Last Sunday, Corey Girouard scored two goals and Jake Sullivan added a goal, but it was not enough as the Edge fell to Reading 6-3 in Valley League Hockey action. Despite trailing the Edge continued to press the entire game never giving in.
The Edge took an early 1-0 lead as Girouard scored just 14-seconds into the game assisted by Sullivan and Brayden Goode. Reading responded immediately with two goals taking a 2-1 lead two minutes into the game.
After three quick goals by both teams to start the game the score remained 2-1 until the second period where Reading scored to make it 3-1 and took the 3-1 lead into the third period.
Girouard gave the Edge comeback hopes early in the third period scoring 16-seconds into the period assisted by Sullivan and Sydney Nutter to make it 3-2.
Reading once again responded with two goals to make it 5-2 with 6:10 remaining in the game. Once again the Edge refused to give in and Sullivan lit the lamp to make it 5-3 assisted by Brenner Plaehn and Girouard with 3:51 remaining.
That was as close as the Edge would get as Reading closed off the scoring with a late goal.
Sophia Hausberger was strong in goal making 26 saves.
Ryan Catalano, Owen Graham, Jake Oskirko, Shaun Marion, Dylan Nutter and Aiden Shreve provided constant pressure up front resulting in several scoring chances. Defensively, Matthew MacBean, Shawn Czado and Joey Turner thwarted several Reading scoring chances.
Last Saturday, the Edge fell to Andover 4-2 and once again refused to give in. Trailing early in the game the Edge came back to tie the game at 2-2 before falling late. It was Girouard who scored both goals for the Edge.
In the Edge opener they fell to Parkway 3-1 in a hard-fought Valley League clash. Marion can lay claim to scoring the first goal of the season for the Edge. Michal Maroun, Anne McIntosh and Brian Chisholm were all impressive in their Edge debuts.
The Edge next play against Melrose at Breakaway Ice Center at 12:15 p.m. in a Valley League hockey game.