On Dec. 12, the Stoneman Douglas Varsity Ice Hockey team tied Southwest Broward High School, a team they previously shut out in their season opener. The final score came to 4-4.
Stoneman Douglas only scored one goal in the first period, made by junior Matt Horowitz. Matthew Hauptman and Hunter Luboff both gained assists through the goal, which was the first of the game. Southwest Broward was quick to respond with their first goal nearly a minute later.
“It’s important to take an early lead in the game,” Hauptman said. “It’s always exciting when you get a goal and take the lead.”
The second period followed the same flow in the first period as Southwest Broward scored the first goal of the period, but MSD quickly scored as Hauptman scored a goal with an assist from Horowitz. The second period ended with a 2-2 score.
The third period was an intense nail biter, as Southwest Broward took a lead with two goals to start out the period. However, MSD took two key opportunities to put goals up on the board during two power plays after tripping calls were called against Southwest Broward. The power play goals were scored by Horowitz with an assist from Hauptman, and the second goal was scored by Brady Walsh unassisted.
The MSD Varsity ice hockey team’s next game is Friday, Dec. 16 at 10:05 p.m. against Skate Zone at MSD’s home arena, the Panthers Ice Den.