MONSEY, NY - Junior forward Brandon Lupi scored his second goal of the game - a power-play goal with 2:47 left in the third period - to give Chatham a 4-3 boys ice hockey win over Northern Highlands and snap a five-game losing streak for the Cougars on Thursday night at Sport-o-Rama.
“I thought our commitment in the D zone was great tonight, especially while we were short-handed," Chatham coach Brendon Herr said. "Players were blocking shots and we were aggressive on loose pucks.
"(Jen Olnowich) made some key saves in the third and we moved the puck really well on the power play to give us some great opportunities. This win didn’t mean much in regards to standings but meant a lot for our confidence moving into the Mennen Cup next week."
Senior defender Danny Mahoney set up the winning power-play goal by Lupi for Chatham (9-8-2). Senior goalie Olnowich made 23 saves for the win.
The Cougars were down, 3-1, in the second period to Northern Highlands (7-8-2) when Mahoney scored on a power play with 2:52 left in the period. Doyle Curry and Lupi were credited with assists on the goal.
Doyle Curry tied the game on a power-play goal with 6:35 left in the third, with assists being credited to Mahoney and Ryan Sordillo. Lupi had give Chatham a 1-0 edge in the first period on assists by Jeffrey Burke and Sordillo.