In the final game of the Covid-shortened season, the Wildcats light the lamp nine times en route to a 9-6 win over Brewster on Friday in Meriden. Though Brewster scored the game's first goal, the Wildcats got first-period goals from Liam Walsh, Jaiden Moriello, and Grant Eastwood to take a 3-2 lead into the locker room. In the second period, the Wildcats exploded for five goals, with Moriello and Eastwood scoring their second goals of the game while Bobby May, Anthony Solt, and Will Blackburn also found the back of the net. In the third, three Brewster goals closed the gap but a late short-handed goal from Sean Donoghue provided more than enough insurance for the Wildcats. Goalies Tyler Wenning, Colby Boyce, and Charlie Schenkel each played one period for KUA. With the victory, the Wildcats finish their abbreviated game schedule with an undefeated 8-0 record.
A four-goal first period, followed by two goals each in the second and third, propelled the Wildcats to an 8-3 win over Proctor in Andover on Sunday. Six minutes into the game, defenseman Connor Chalmers took the puck the length of the ice and snapped a bar-down wrist shot from the left side to give KUA the lead. Thirty seconds later, Matthew Maltais scored from the slot and a minute after that, Alex Keller got into the act with his first goal as a Wildcat when he buried a one-timer to give KUA the 3-0 lead. A Proctor timeout did little to quell the surge, as a minute later Jaiden Moriello scored his first of two in the game when he corralled a loose puck on the half-wall and beat the goalie to the glove side. In the second period, Will Blackburn scored two goals for the Wildcats, though Proctor scored two of its own. Leading 6-2 after two periods, KUA kept the foot on the gas as Moriello scored his second of the game and Bryce Bollman rounded out the scoring. Proctor scored a late powerplay goal to make the final 8-3. Charlie Schenkel earned the win in net for KUA, making 23 saves.
Three different players scored and junior goalie Charlie Schenkel made 24 saves as the Wildcats completed their weekend sweep of the New Hampton Huskies with a 3-1 win at New Hampton on Saturday. KUA opened the scoring two minutes in when senior Bryce Bollman jammed home a loose puck, with assists going to senior Grant Eastwood and junior Alex Keller. New Hampton tied the game a few minutes later and the teams entered the second period tied at two. Just a minute into the second period, junior Jaiden Moriello collected a pass from senior Nick Bernardo and showed great poise with the puck before beating the New Hampton goalie. Leading 2-1 in the third period, the Wildcats got a big goal from junior Adam Cardona at the tail end of a powerplay with nine minutes left to play. Schenkel shut the door the rest of the way for the Wildcats, who improve to 4-0 in Lakes Region play.