The Golden Bears got off to a hot start in Canton, scoring three in the first two minutes to take an early lead. Midfielder Charlie Grandaw got the ball rolling with the first goal from a feed from junior attackman Daniel Mahoney. Mahoney then assisted on goal number two as Aiden Hoose stuck one in the corner off an outside shot. Immediately after, Nolan Bombard found the back of the net off a pass from senior midfielder Trey Bessette.
The defense for the Bears was stout throughout the contest, keeping the Larries offense at bay. Parker Hunt earned himself player of the game honors, completely locking down his matchup and playing great team defense. Seniors Peter Coakley and Sky Kennedy were also essential in the Bears team defense strategy.
Junior defenseman Rhett Palmer was everywhere for the Bears, locking down the opponent’s main offensive force, clearing the ball, creating many fast break opportunities and even winning a faceoff.
In the second half the scoring went back and forth. However, the Golden Bears were able to keep control and maintained a disciplined approach to the game. Nolan Bombard finished the game with four goals and Aiden Hoose contributed three. Attackman Daniel Mahoney recorded one goal and four assists. Goaltender Hayden Todd also recorded eight saves for the Bears. It was a well rounded game for Canton with each member of the team making significant contributions. The Bears remain undefeated at home.
The Bears finish out their regular season at home Tuesday vs. Potsdam. Game time is 5 p.m.