Wildcats Fall To Salisbury in NEPSAC Quarterfinals

The Wildcats’ quest for a fourth straight NEPSAC title came to an end with a 7-4 quarterfinal loss to Salisbury on Wednesday in Connecticut. The game started well for KUA, with Sullivan Mack scoring just 32 seconds into the first period, and again midway through the frame, to give KUA a 2-0 lead after one. A powerplay goal by Tomas Mazura put the Wildcats up 3-0 in the second, but a relentless Salisbury roared back with three straight goals to tie the game. Teddy Griffin put the Wildcats back up with a powerplay goal with three minutes left in the second, but Salisbury scored twice more to take a 5-4 lead after two. A Salisbury powerplay goal and a late empty-netter put the game on ice. Veeti Kohvakka and Zak Brice combined for 28 saves in net for the Wildcats. KUA finishes the season with a 26-8-2 record and a six-season streak of making the NEPSAC Elite 8.