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Green Beats Glenbrook South 6-2

By Jackie Kadin, 01/10/20, 4:15PM CST

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With Rodney Watt manning the scoresheet, clock, and music with the help of his shorts-clad mini-me Dylan (and I quote: “pants are for wimps”), Simon Chong got New Trier Green on the board 33 seconds into the game off a beautiful feed from Trent Kadin (Charlie Acri also with an assist). Kalev McCarthy played strong defense to break up a GBS 2-on-1, before John Babnik delivered a great pass to a charging John Kane to make it 2-0 (Johnny Hackett also with an assist). GBS had a breakaway chance, but the formidable net presence of Preston Watt led to a whiffed shot. Tyler Nolan blocked a shot on another GBS 2-on-1 chance, and Kane had his second goal of the game to extend the lead to 3-0 (Brian Dolby with the assist). Green went on a 5-on-3 power play when Magnus Sivertson drew a roughing penalty behind the net and Hackett was on the receiving end of a GBS elbow, but Green was unable to capitalize. Green had another 5-on-3 chance when GBS was called for a bench minor and delay of game, but again was unable to convert. Watt was called for unsportsmanlike conduct, and after making the initial stop during the ensuing GBS power play, GBS was able to knock in the rebound to make it a 3-1 game. Dolby found Acri in front of the net to extend the lead back to 3. A shot by Kadin found the back of the net a half second after the second period buzzer sounded, which is totally consistent with the time management skills he demonstrates off the ice. GBS made it a 4-2 game at 11:03 left in the third, but Sivertson found Acri with a beautiful stretch pass, and Acri went top shelf to give Green a 5-2 lead. Acri had a couple chances for a hat trick, including a shot that drew iron, but it was Dolby gave Green its 6th and final goal (Ryan O’Rourke with the assist).