Favreau leads Centaurs
hockey to a pair of wins
The busiest week of the season for the Woodstock Academy boys’ hockey team was a successful one.
The Centaurs downed Tri-Town Feb. 19, 2-1 in overtime, and followed that up with a 3-1 win over the Northeastern Cooperative Feb. 20.
The Centaurs were supposed to play Xavier on President’s Day as well, but that game was postponed due to pandemic protocol and it’s uncertain as to whether it will be made up.
That cancellation had Woodstock Academy coach Kevin Bisson nervous about the other two games later in the week with weather playing a role.
“All day (Friday), I was waiting for a text or a call saying that (the game) wasn’t going to happen. The first one was a COVID-19 issue, then it was the weather. It was seeming as if everything was working against us so once the kids were on the bus (to Enfield to play Tri-Town) for the long, slow ride, it just felt good to get to the rink, play a game, and let them feel the joy that a hockey experience can do for you,” said Bisson.
It’s always nice when that experience culminates in a win, especially twice in a row.
Senior Guerin Favreau delivered the win against Tri-Town. He scored with 1 minute, 27 seconds left in overtime to make it a happy bus ride home.
The Centaurs had been stopped by the Tri-Town defense which was beginning the transition to the neutral zone when Woodstock Academy got a fortuitous turnover.
Favreau got the puck just over the blue line and used Tri-Town’s own defense to screen their goalie and his shot deflected off of a defenseman to change the trajectory slightly which resulted in the puck finding the net on the goalie’s glove side.
The Centaurs first goal came from Favreau’s line mate, sophomore Jeter Darigan.
Darigan found a seam in the defense and Favreau found him with the pass for the first period goal.
The goal gave the Centaurs a 1-0 lead.
Tri-Town tied it in the second period to set up Favreau’s game winner in the extra period.
Favreau also played a key role in the win over Northeastern. His goal late in the second period tied the game at one.
The Centaurs took the lead for good with 5:58 left in the third period when Nick Chubbuck scored off an assist from defenseman Alex Wojciechowski.
The insurance came just 2 ½ minutes later when Chubbuck scored again off an assist from Zach Girard.
Senior Colin Liscomb picked up the win Feb. 19 and sophomore Kaiden Keddy was a winner in his first varsity start in net Feb. 20.
The busy times are just about over for the Centaurs.
Unless some other games are found, they have just two remaining including a game on the road Feb. 26 at the Suffield-Granby-Windsor Locks cooperative and a game on March 6 at home in Norwich against Rocky Hill.
Marc Allard
Director of Sports Information
The Woodstock Academy


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