Lambert’s hat trick powers Victor past Hilton

first_imgThat was evident the moment the puck dropped on Thursday night. Andrew Haugh scored just 36 seconds into the game. It took only another 46 seconds for Sam Moore to find the net for a 2-0 lead. Hilton, however, didn’t collapse and pulled within 3-2 on Griffin Bickom’s goal at 8:52 of the first period. “Playing 12 games in four weeks, being on the ice six days a week and playing every other day, it’s been a grind,” Victor coach Mike Ferreri said. “Fortunately now they have an opportunity to play for a sectional championship at their home rink. With states taken away (there is no state tournament again this year), this is the silver lining.” Lambert’s hat trick powers Victor past Hilton added by Kevin Oklobzija on March 11, 2021View all posts by Kevin Oklobzija →FacebookTwitter分享by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksSponsor ContentAirPhysioThis All-Natural “Lung Cleaning” Device Helps Anyone Breathe EasierAirPhysioTop Expat InsuranceExpat Living in Hong Kong without Health Insurance?Top Expat InsuranceBabbelWhy Millennials Are Using Their Phones To Learn A Language In 3 WeeksBabbelby Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksMore from Pickin’ SplintersBaron keeps Bonaventure close to his heart – Pickin’ SplintersTah-Jae Hill, Zion Morrison and the Starting Five – Pickin’ SplintersWhite’s late three lifts Hornell – Pickin’ Splinters Follow on Facebook Add to Google+ By KEVIN OKLOBZIJA Yet after the game he was more focused on how the Blue Devils played defense, not his offensive output. Lambert, however, helped provide the necessary comfort zone in the second period. He set up a pair of second-period goals by Alex Parton, then scored one of his own to give Victor a 7-3 lead. This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed. In many ways, it seems as though the hockey season had just begun for the Victor Blue Devils and the rest of Section V. Print This Post Leave a Reply Cancel ReplyYour email address will not be published. “It’s kind of bizarre that it will be over,” Lambert said, “but it’s always nice to know this is your last practice, this is your last game, so there’s nothing to hold back.” But while the bodies are banged up recuperation time has been at a premium, there’s no place this group of hockey players would rather be. *Featured image courtesy of @victorhshockey Lambert’s hat trick powers Victor past Hilton center_img This COVID-19 compacted season – short in time but long on wear and tear – was like none other. Twelve regular-season games jammed into four calendar weeks, and then just one week for the sectional playoffs. While the Blue Devils (12-2) had a relatively easy time dispatching of the second-seeded Cadets (11-3) on Thursday, led by Cal Lambert’s three goals and two assists, nothing has really been easy this season. Subscribe by Email “We had a quick start but Hilton has a lot of talented players and give them credit, they didn’t pack it in, they never quit,” Ferreri said. Lambert completed his hat trick with 3:54 remaining in the game, meaning he scored more goals on Thursday (three) than he did during the regular season (two). By Kevin Oklobzija on March 11, 2021No Comment The Blue Devils played their first game of the 2021 season on Feb. 9. And now, barely a month later, they’ll be playing their final game, albeit in a place they always seem to be: the Section V Class A championship game. Share on Facebook He vows the Blue Devils will play that way on Saturday, when their short yet long season comes to an end. Connect on Linked in “Some people might say, ‘Well, it was a short season, so it wasn’t that hard,’ but I think it was harder,” Ferreri said. “Cramming so many games in, in a physical sport, with the schedule we had; I’m proud of them.” “We can’t let in those five goals,” Lambert said. “Just because we have the lead, we shouldn’t let up. We should be fundamental all through the game.” An 8-5 blitzing of Hilton on Thursday night at Lakeshore Hockey Arena gave third-seeded Victor the right to host eighth-seeded Pittsford in the title game at 2 p.m. Saturday at the Rochester Ice Center in Fairport. “These are all of our best friends so it’s easy to come to the rink and grind every day with your friends,” said Lambert, a senior forward. “It’s a challenge every day but we’re not just playing anymore, it’s about winning now.”last_img

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