By Sean Marraffini
On Senior Night the Bucs made the whole team proud with a 14-7 win over the visiting Golden Knights.
Central attacked from the opening whistle relentlessly and had a 3-1 lead nearing the end of the first quarter. Then Bucs head coach Joe Vavala called a time out.
“Before the game I can tell what kind of game we are going to play, coach Vavala said. Talking with the guys tonight, I knew they were going to come out and play.”
Whatever he said motivated his troops because the game turned in Milford’s favor. It wouldn’t take long before they began closing the gap about a minute later with some fancy passing between John McIlivan and Hunter Robinson.
Milford would tie the game just into the second quarter with a goal from Isaiah Fidderman, then go up a minute later with a goal from Jeremy Gaglione.
The Bucs would continue on the attack with quick offensive passing and key stops from goaltender William Adams.
“We knew we were the better team, we know we should have been doing better at the point in the game, sometimes you need to just get fired up.” Vavala said. “They came out and played real well.”
For Milford Steven Horton and Fidderman lead the way with 3 goals and Horton adding an assist. Hunter Robinson scored a goal and added four assists. Gaglione, Adam Kashner and McIlivan chimed in with a goal and an assist each. Brent Jones had two goals while Colby Butler and Atticus Hall had a goal apiece.
The offensive attack continued for the remainder of the game with Butler’s second goal sealing it 14-7 for Milford with a minute 18 to go in the fourth quarter.
“These guys came to play, Vavala said. That’s the best I’ve seen our offense move the ball, our goaltending has really improved as well.”