Five Goal Scorers Lead Wildcats Over New Hampton

Sullivan Mack’s shorthanded goal with five minutes to play turned out to be the game-winner as the Wildcats upended New Hampton 5-3 on Saturday in Meriden. Jumping out to a 2-0 lead in the first, on goals from Nic Bernardo and Grant Eastwood, the Wildcats took a 3-0 lead in the second when Tomas Mazura scored on the powerplay shortly after a critical diving save from goalie Veeti Kohvakka (38 saves). New Hampton scored one goal late in the second and got within one in the third before Mack used his speed to fly past a New Hampton defender and deke the goalie for the shorthanded goal. New Hampton kept battling, scoring with a minute left to cut the lead to 4-3 before Mack set up Paul Dore for the empty-net goal that sealed the win for the Wildcats.