NORTH SALEM, N.Y.-It was a back-and-forth game from start to finish as Somers/North Salem’s hockey team took the ice Dec. 2 for its opening game against the Mount Pleasant Ice Cats.

The Sabers, however, got the last laugh when junior captain Anthony Morea scored the game-winning goal on a feed from fellow junior Brandon LaSpina. The goal, with just 1:32 to play, propelled the squad to a 5-4 win at the Westchester Skating Academy.

LaSpina said the key to pulling out the win was staying out of the penalty box and keeping their composure.

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“We knew it was going to be a tough game,” LaSpina said. “Mount Pleasant had double the amount of skaters that we had. To be able to pull out this win brings a lot of confidence throughout the locker room. Everyone stepped up and contributed to the win.”

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