Wildcats Hockey

2014-2015 Wildcat Highlights
12/17/14 The Wildcats are ready to take on the best Connecticut has to offer, as they start the 2014/15 regular season schedule that includes a new conference and games against six Division I opponents. The team finished up a strong pre-season with two wins and a tie in the annual ETR Jamboree. The Wildcats look to continue their winning ways from a year ago when they finished 14-5-1 good for a 9th seed in the D II state playoffs. The team is returning 18 players from a year ago, including 6 of the teams 7 leading scorers. With a wealth of experienced players, Coach Boorman and his staff are excited to get the season started.
1/21/15 The Wildcats return to the ice after a tough 3-0 loss to # 2, North Branford, Saturday night. The team managed 36 shots on net, but a hot goalie and special teams were their undoing, as North Branford scored on the power play, short handed and an empty net goal. The Wildcats have gone 4-2 since their last home game, as the coaching staff puts the final touches on the lineup. Conard comes into today's game with a 6-3 record, ranked number 3 in the CTHS Hockey Blog Poll.
1/28/15 The Wildcats return the ice after a tough loss last Wednesday. The team continued to work hard, but unfortunately the results did not reflect the effort, as the team dropped a 2-1 decision to #3 ranked Conard High School. The defense, led by Senior goaltender Shane Kertanis and the quartet of Austin Adams, Dan Bahl, Vinnie Breda and Craig Montemerlo played well, but the team could only generate one goal (scored by Breda, assisted by Jake King and Colin MacDougald) on 29 shots.
The home stand continues today, with a game against Division 1 Northwest Catholic. The Wildcats split the season series last year with the Indians, which included a 4-2 loss at home and a 5-2 win at ISCC.
1/31/15 The Wildcats return to the ice after a 4-1 loss to Division 1 Northwest Catholic Wednesday afternoon. The team scored first as Brendan Looney put home a loose puck to the left of the goaltender (assisted by Jake Bourdeau and Craig Montemerlo). The Wildcats continued to show good intensity throughout the period, which finished tied at 1-1. The teams continued the intense play into the second period, but Northwest took control of the game, scoring two unanswered goals in route to the 4-1 win.
The Wildcats continue their home stand with a conference game today, as first place is on the line against second place Woodstock Academy. This is the inaugural meeting between the Varsity teams.
2/4/15 The Wildcats look to make it two wins in a row as they take on Housatonic after a 6-2 win over Woodstock Academy, Saturday afternoon. The team broke out of it’s offensive slump, scoring 6, while going two for two on the power play. The offense was a team effort as 9 players recorded points including Jake King (2G, 3A), Dan Bahl (2A), Jake Bourdeau, Austin Rupp, Mitch Bielonko, Corey Walsh, Colin MacDougald, Brendan Looney, Vincent Breda and Shane Kertanis. The win gives the Wildcats a 3-0 conference record, good for first place, going into today’s conference game. 
2/13/15 Coming off a tough OT win over Housatonic on Wednesday, it was difficult to gage how the team would respond Saturday night against a Simsbury team that had won four in a row. The Wildcats answer was to play their best “team” game of the year in defeating Simsbury 2-0. The Wildcats struck first, scoring two first period goals, but what made this a statement game was the great play of the entire team, as they held the lead and shut down the opponent in route to a shutout win.¬† Big games are won because of the little things and this game was a prime example as the SGWL players continually outworked Simsbury at both ends of the ice. The Wildcats played smart hockey with the lead as they continued to get the puck deep into the Simsbury zone and worked to keep it there. When the puck did make it down to the defensive zone, senior goalie Shane Kertanis stood tall making 30 saves. But make no mistake this shutout was a team effort, from the goalie, to the defense, to the forwards. The road doesn’t get any easier as SGWL plays four games in five days, starting with Branford, the number one team in CT D2, tonight.
2/14/15 The Wildcats followed up their shutout victory over Simsbury with an equally impressive victory over number 1 ranked (D2) Branford last night. In what may have been the best period of the season, the Wildcats sprinted out of the gate to a 3-0 first period lead in route to the 4-1 victory. Jake King would get the team on the board first off of a great rush, followed by a Corey Walsh one-timer on a pass from King to increase the lead to 2-0. The Wildcats finished the period with a powerplay goal when Brendan Looney put home a rebound with only 9 seconds remaining on the clock. Despite a strong Branford attack at the end of the second period that saw them cut the lead to 3-1, the Wildcats continued to play strong defensive hockey, and a Colin MacDougald shorthanded goal late in the 3rd insured the victory on Windsor Locks Night at ETR. The Wildcats continue on their four-game-in-five-day stretch with a game against in-rink rival Enfield-Fermi-East Granby today, followed by a rare Monday conference home game and a Tuesday playoff rematch at Cheshire.
2/16/15 The Wildcats continued their strong play Saturday with a 5-2 win over Enfield/Fermi. The team scored first and never trailed as the Wildcats put 36 shots on Enfield/Fermi goalie Sam Roy. The Wildcat’s were lead offensively by Austin Rupp and Jake King with 4 points on 2 goals & 2 assist. Corey Walsh extended his goal scoring streak to two games, while Craig Montemerlo, Austin Adams and Brendan Looney picked up assists. The Wildcats power play unit continued their strong play going 2 of 3. The team continues it’s four games in five days schedule with a NH Conference¬† game versus Eastern CT today. 
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