Hawthorne, NJ - Hawthorne’s Midgets had a busy week before the Christmas break, losing to Ridgewood in overtime and defeating 2nd place Oakland 5 to 4.
The Midgets went back and forth with Ridgewood who tied the game late in the third period. Mid-way thru the OT, Ridgewood scored.
Against Oakland, the defense trio of Tommy Korpics, Ryan Ross and Matt Kymer limited Oakland’s shots on goal. Korpics scored a “hat trick” (3 goals) assisted by John Kenworthy, Ella Sachs, Derek Payton, Stephon Daidone and Julia Korpics.
Oakland started the third period scoring two quick goals. Zack Soder scored assisted by Mike Moster and Tommy Korpics for a two goal lead. Oakland scored another two quick goals tying the game mid-way thru the third period. With 6 minutes remaining, Ronan Dunn scored the goal ahead goal assisted by Kymer and Mason Sico. Max Hiza made several saves in the third period including a blast from the blue line with 3 seconds left in the game to give Hawthorne its second win, for a record of 2-2-1.
Great start for a very young team.