SCOTCH PLAINS/FANWOOD, NJ — It was one of the biggest weeks in the 13-year history of Scotch Plains-Fanwood’s ice hockey program, in large part because of Adam Glod.
Mired in Union County Cup frenzy on Monday and Wednesday, the Raiders certainly had no shortage of scoring at Warinanco Ice Center. While the team eventually fell short of its ultimate goal, statements were made, landmarks were reached, and Glod had the best two-game stretch of his high school career. His performance has earned him Joint Motion Physical Therapy Athlete of the Week.
In the Union County Cup quarterfinals on Monday, Scotch Plains-Fanwood drilled A.L. Johnson (Clark) in an 11-2 rout and clinched a state tournament birth in the process. Both Glod and Jonny Scheer notched hat tricks (three goals in one game) as the Raiders stormed their way into the semifinals. Glod scored the game’s first goal when he buried a wrist shot on a pass sent from Kyle Remo just two minutes into the contest. He later added scores in second and third periods, finishing his first career hat trick on an unassisted goal with four minutes remaining.
“We did a good job of putting the puck on the net and I think, really, our mentality: We came determined, ready to play, and it showed on the scoreboard,” Glod said after the Raiders’ big win on Monday. “It’s awesome. I’ll always remember tonight [Monday].”
The senior's scoring surge on Monday helped lift the Raiders into one of their biggest games in program history on Wednesday. In the County Cup semifinals, the Raiders earned the right to meet archrival Westfield, a matchup that, for the first time in years, was not on the regular season schedule.
Though the Blue Devils eventually punched a ticket to the cup finals with a 4-2 win, Glod still put his stamp on the game. In front of a nearly sold out Warinanco Ice Center, he scored the game’s first goal and provided the Raiders’ with their only lead of the game. Twenty seconds out of the first intermission, the senior came streaking down the ice and received a pass from Kyle Remo inside the offensive zone. He quickly fired off a shot from the right-hand side face-off circle, and the puck bounced off Westfield’s goalie into the bottom left corner of the goal.
Glod doubled his season goals total during this week alone. He entered Monday’s contest with four goals and left Wednesday’s game with eight, third-most on the team. During his four-year varsity career, he has amassed 18 goals and 34 points (goals plus assists). He is an essential piece to a balanced and successful Raiders attack that has featured 11 different players score at least once this season. When not scoring, Glod can often be seen on the assisting end of goals, as he’s dished out four assists in addition to his eight goals.
Glod and the Raiders will look to get back to their winning ways on Monday night at 6:30 p.m., taking on Cranford at Warinanco.
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