BREWSTER, N.Y. - Mahopac High school’s ice hockey team played crosstown rival Carmel close for the second time in a week Dec. 22  at the Brewster Ice Arena, but also for the second time in a week, the Indians came away with the win, this time denying the Rams, 8-6.

The win lifted the Indians to a perfect 8-0 on the season.

“It was another hard-fought game,” Indians coach Tim Donaghy said. “Carmel came out ready to play, but we played hard, and we had a couple of goals called back. Our guys out-shot them by a lot (50-19), and controlled a lot of the play. 

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“But they did capitalize on our mistakes,” Donaghy added. “And we will correct that. But we kept answering the bell, that was great to see.”

Senior forward T.J. McKee again led Mahopac with a hat-trick and one assist. Brian O’Shea came through with a goal and dished out three assists, John Dundon had two goals and an assist, and Cooper Betencourt and Nick Bricker each had a goal.

“We got a great effort from McKee and O’Shea,” Donaghy said. “And guys like Dundon, and (Mike) Sottile also gave us a great game. Bricker buried the game-winner for us.”

Mahopac was scheduled to take on Irvington on Jan. 5 at 7:20 p.m. at the Westchester Skating Academy, and the Indians face a regional opponent on Jan. 6 at 6:20 p.m. at the Brewster Ice Arena.