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.  

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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.