Vikings hockey team looks to turn season around after 9-4 loss to Bourne

Jan 8, 2018

The Wareham/Carver Vikings lost 9-4 to a skilled Bourne Canalmen team on Jan. 6 unable to find a way to slow them down.

The Vikings opened up the scoring early in the game when Quirino doCanto took a pass off the boards from Tyler Lovendale and beat the goalie with a quick wrist shot, as he was falling to the ice. However, the lead was short lived, as the Canalmen went on a scoring frenzy. At the end of the period, the score was 7-1.

The Vikings kept battling though. Noah Reardon found doCanto in the slot, who beat the goalie with a one timer. Going into the third period, down seven goals, the Vikings scored again when Jackson Sylvester got a pass to James L'Heureux, who beat the goalie, with a snap shot over his shoulder. The goal was L'Heureux's first varsity goal.

The Vikings' final goal came when they were short handed and doCanto stole the puck from a Canalmen defenseman, skated in on a break away, and finished off his second career hat trick.

Even though they skated away with a loss, there were bright spots in the game, including a bone jarring hit made by defenseman, Coleby Paling, and Ethan Allegrini, showing poise in net, facing 49 shots, and making some great saves. After three consecutive losses, the Vikings will look to get back on the winning side Wednesday as the team travels to New Bedford, to face Greater New Bedford Regional Vocational Technical High School at 4 p.m. in Hetland Arena.