Friday, 18 November 2011 00:00
The Great Neck Wolverines have been battling hard through the early part of their schedule in the High School Hockey League of Nassau County. After a 6-2 opening night win vs Bethpage, they played their home opener in front of a large home crowd at Parkwood. They battled East Williston, champions of their division last season. The game was tight. When East Williston scored a goal with two seconds to go in the second period to take a 5-3 lead, the mountain got higher. Though Great Neck battled back, they lost a tough game 8-6.
The following night, the Wolverines traveled to the Bethpage rink to take on Long Beach. Last season Long Beach won the championship in the Suffolk County League. As one of the higher profile teams on Long Island, our Wolverines knew it would be a tough task. The first period was tight, it ended 1-0 Long Beach. The score was 2-0 late in the second when Long Beach was able to pull away with two goals to end the period 4-0 before pulling away in the third. Truth be told, for many of the Great Neck players, it was their fifth game in four days including their travel team schedules and they simply ran out of gas in a commendable effort.
The Wolverines were on the road against Levittown and Jericho this past Sunday and Wednesday, and they battle Syosset on Friday Nov. 18 before returning to the comforts of home at Parkwood Monday night Nov. 21 at 8:15. The team is working hard and looking for support from the home crowd.
Come see what all the excitement is about by rooting for the home team at our home rink on Mon., Nov. 21. Go Wolverines!