WEST ORANGE, NJ — Coming off a Major win over Governor Livingston less than 24 hours prior, the Millburn Ice Hockey team carried the momentum into a 4-1 victory over Nutley Saturday afternoon.
Ryan Potechin had the opening goal in the game, breaking the ice just three minutes in, and the floodgates opened. Case Dutch scored two minutes later, which would hold up as the eventual game winner.
Duncan Stewart would add a shorthanded tally in the second frame, and after a Nutley goal in the second period pulled them back within two, Isaac Lenner would score the fourth and final Millburn goal of the game in the final period.
Millburn Head Coach Brandon Doria broke down his team's performance coming off a big win against the Highlanders.
"Whenever you come out and get and get a couple-goal lead in the first period, that's huge," Doria said. "We did come out ready, but again, we went back to bad habits. Our second period like last night, we were in the box.Webasically killed penalties all second period again. I talked to them about it. It's something we've gotta pay attention to.
"But at the end of the day, we knew we had to get some shots. Their goalie is very good, team is very good, so we wanted to make sure that we were getting as many shots as we can. Fortunately we were able to get some early, and then kind of ride from there."
Dutch also spoke with TAPinto and broke down what the players were seeing out on the ice during the game..
"I think we carried a little bit of momentum from the last game," Dutch said. "I think we lost our legs at one point, but we kept working hard, got the puck deep and just kept it simple."
The boys take the ice again on Monday vs. Cranford at Warinanco Park. Puck drop is scheduled for 8:35 p.m.