AMHERST – The Amherst Regional High School Vikings hosted their home game Friday night at the Amherst Stadium against the Harrison Trimble Trojans.
After a tense first period, the Vikings took the lead and won the game 6-4.
“They did great,” said Vikings coach Derek Hebert. “They played positional well, they were disciplined, more disciplined than the other team, and we prevailed.”
Hebert said his team was a little more tactful on this ice after raking up several penalty minutes when they played the team previously in Moncton.
“Our penalty time got away from us,” he said reflecting on the previous game. “We had a hold of our discipline here tonight.”
The Trojans brought in the first goal of the night, scored by Eric Allen, assisted by Chris Melanson, with just under two minutes left in the first period. The Vikings quickly evened out the score when Stephen Belyea, assisted by Mitchell Speight, brought in their team’s first goal with only 39 seconds remaining in the first period.
The Trojans brought in two goals early in the second period, scored by Eric Allen and Dexten Fox, with Evan Parsley earning an assist. The Vikings took in two of their own goals, scored by Ryan Hunter and Andrew Skinner, with Alex VanSnick and Stephen Belyea both earning assists. Viking Mitchell Speight broke the tie, bringing the score to 4-3, with 4:34 left in the second period. Stephen Belyea earned an assist.
The Trojans fought break, tying up the score with a goal from Alex Estabrooks, assisted by Kurtis White. To end the second period, the Vikings took the lead, bringing in the final goal of the period, scored by Ryan Hunter, earning Michael Patterson and Andrew Skinner assists.
The Vikings held strong to their 5-4 lead through the third period and brought in one more final goal, scored by Andrew Skinner with 9:53 remaining.
The Vikings’ next home game is Dec. 22 when they take the ice to face off against the CEC Cougars at 7 p.m. at the Amherst Stadium.