In overtime, after receiving the rebound, Jony Assayag ’19 shot a rocket into the back of the net to end the game for Andover Boys Hockey against Brooks on Friday, propelling the team to a 3-2 victory. The team went on to defeat BB&N 9-0 on Saturday.
Following the team’s 4-2 loss to Northfield Mount Hermon on Wednesday, the team’s record stands at 16-10-1.
According to Head Coach Paul Tortorella ’80 and Thomas Manty ’19, despite the fact that Senior Night was on Friday, the team will continue its season with playoffs approaching.
Co-Captain Christian Powers ’19 said, “[Senior Night] was pretty sad just because I’ve been here for three years, so skating on the ice for maybe the last time is pretty tough. I’ve had so many memories there, but I’m excited for the future too. I’ve learned a lot.”
As a result of the diligence of goalkeeper Charlie Archer ’20, the game against Brooks went into overtime on Friday night.
According to Patrick McDonald ’19, William Hughes ’22, Powers, and Giampietro, Assayag’s overtime win was not only one of the most best plays of Senior Night, but one the most exciting plays of the season.
“We were… in their zone for a while. We were just passing the puck really well, and we maintained possession for a while. There was a shot from the point, and Jony just cleaned it up in front of the net and made a good play,” said Powers.
On Saturday, Andover went on to defeat BB&N. Mac Carso PG’19 contributed five goals to the game’s nine.
On Wednesday, Andover fell to NMH.
“We have to start better and make sure to come out with more energy. We did a good job of battling back in the third and Charlie Archer played very well,” said Giampietro.
Powers added, “We have learned that we need to start better if we are going to win. We never gave up which was good. We battled to the end, which says a lot about the character of the guys on the team.”
Andover will face Phillips Exeter Academy during Andover/Exeter Day on Saturday.