Ghosts of Gettysburg's Bench
October 31, 2015
The depleted Gettysburg troops made their way to Twin Ponds East to fulfill a home-and-home engagement with Elizabethtown College. E’town jumped out late in the first period, with a goal at the five minute mark. But the Bullets came firing back 13 seconds later as assistant captain Colin Hetherington launched a bomb from the point that hit the back of the net to tie the score at 1. A mixup in front of the G’burg net resulted in an E’town goal with four seconds to go in the first period. The second period belonged solely to the Blue and Orange, as the scoring parade started at 16:44 and didn’t let up until five minutes to go in the period. This saw two goals and two assists from #13, senior John Baum, and a goal each from the two Joes (Stancato and Chiarino). That made the score 5-2 Bullets, heading to the third period. The final period scoring saw two goals late in the period, 24 seconds apart, to close the gap to 5-4. G’burg dug in and defended the rest of the way to preserve the hard fought victory. Shots on goal were 41-38 Bullets, with another outstanding performance with 33 saves by sophomore goalie Tom Pelchat. Next weekend G’burg travels to Hershey on Saturday to meet Shippensburg and returns home Sunday night in a meeting with Franklin & Marshall.
Despite a short bench on Halloween night, Gburg defeated Elizabethtown