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Varsity Hockey Update

by Rami Nordlicht ('16)


This past Wednesday night, the MTA Varsity Hockey Lions played the JEC Thunder. The Lions' hopes for a playoff berth were hanging in the balance, and the Lions knew that any result short of a victory would push them to the brink of elimination. Additionally, the Lions were playing in a tough gym in front of a raucous JEC crowd against one of the best goalies in the Yeshiva League, and knew that they had their work cut out for them. JEC came out on the attack, and took a 1-0 lead heading into the first intermission. However, in the second period, the Lions got themselves back in the game when Zachary Borgen ('17) one-timed a pass from Rami Nordlicht ('16) past the sliding JEC goaltender to tie the game at 1. The Lions quickly grabbed the lead a few minutes later when Borgen tipped in a rebound for his second goal of the game. However, the lead was short-lived, as JEC was able to retie the game going into the third period. After a scoreless third period, the Lions and Thunder headed to overtime in a heated battle that would come down to the wire. With roughly two minutes remaining in overtime, Zachary Borgen tipped in another pass from Rami Nordlicht to win the game for the Lions. We would like to extend a big shout out to Zachary Borgen on his amazing hat-trick effort and to the entire Lions bench, which neutralized JEC's crowd with intense cheering throughout the game. The Lions will look to further their three-game winning streak when the play the TABC Storm on February 3.