BREWSTER, N.Y. — It wasn’t the result Brewster/Yorktown’s ice hockey squad wanted when it went up against visiting Suffern at the Brewster Ice Arena on Dec. 27. But down the road it may very well be a game that benefits the host.

Brewster/Yorktown took a 1-0 second-period lead and still had a 2-1 advantage in the third period before falling to the powerhouse Mounties 4-3.

Connor Sullivan and Justin Groux, both junior captains for Brewster/Yorktown, admitted that the game was a learning lesson for their squad.

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“Overall we were very sluggish,” Sullivan said. “We haven’t played any powerhouse teams yet and that was a reality check. We have to play with more pace and quicker passes.”

Groux, who shares the captaincy with Sullivan, as well as with Connor Henderson and Kevin Moroney, agreed on the need to elevate the team’s game.

“Playing a strong team like Suffern has shown us that as a team, we have a lot to work on in order to become a top team in the section,” Groux said.

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