Hockey wins Gilmore Tournament

Nick Guimond, Staff Writer

After a tough loss in the championship of their winter tournament last week, it was nice to see the hockey team catch a break. This past weekend, after playing four total games, the varsity ice hockey team emerged victorious at the Gilmore Tournament.

The team was missing some key players, including their top scorer JC Bele for the whole weekend.

The first game was played on Friday, Jan. 5 against Gilmore. The Hawks struggled with a short bench and newly changed lines, causing them to come up short.

On Saturday, Jan. 6, the boys played two games. In the morning, they again struggled and lost, this time against Saint Francis, 6-3.

Things were looking bleak for the Hawks as they were 0-2 and were looking to play their second game of the day against Indiana, an ensemble of all-stars from the Indiana region. But the Hawks battled hard and junior Vince Vituccio really stepped up, scoring in regulation and in overtime with a huge game winner. Bethel won 2-1 and earned only a consolation game.

However, with a little luck and scheduling conflicts, BP found its way into the championship on Sunday. The team faced off against Gilmore Academy once more.

After a long, hard-fought battle, Bethel triumphed over Gilmore 2-0. With a shutout from junior goaltender Nick Guimond and two goals from senior Adam Kruszewski, the Hawks won the first tournament of their season.

The Hawks look to continue to use this momentum for their regulation game against Central Catholic on Thursday, Jan. 11.

Congratulations to the Hawks and good luck with the rest of the season!

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