Freshman Chris Williams, #12, netted his first collegiate hat trick to keep Gburg undefeated against ETown College
October 18, 2015
New on the scene, E’town opened the scoring 7 ½ minutes into the game, surprising the Blue & Orange with a 1-0 lead. Two minutes later, one of the Bullets, fantastic freshman Chris Williams, was set up on his first goal of the night by captain Joe Chiarino and senior scoring whiz John Baum. The score remained 1-1 after one period of play. It was a tough up-and-down-the-ice skating game with some hard hits throughout the affair.
An active second period saw five penalties between the two teams, along with four goals, two from each side. One minute in, E’town jumped back out in front, only to be answered four minutes later when John Baum took a feed from defenseman Joe Stancato to tie the game at 2-2. Seven minutes later, it was that Williams guy again with an assist from Stancato and assistant captain Colin Hetherington, to put the Bullets on top 3-2. The lead didn’t last long, as two minutes later E’town knotted it up and the period ended in a stalemate 3-3.
The Bullets reached down deep and came out flying for the third period. They stayed out of the penalty box and held E’town off the scoreboard. Then, the offense went to work as G’burg moved the heavy artillery into place. Centerman Brodie Edgerton, at the 7:25 mark, scored unassisted, which would later prove to be the deciding goal in the contest. However, two minutes later, Chris Williams completed the hat trick, scoring his third of the night, capably assisted by fellow freshman Brodie Edgerton. This win could not have been achieved without a super effort in goal from sophomore Tom Pelchat, turning away 35 of 38 E’town shots, many of which were spectacularly difficult. This was a total team effort by everyone present. It was exhausting but rewarding, being that winning is contagious and very gratifying. The win provided a high note for Homecoming Weekend on the G’burg campus. The Bullets will return to action next weekend with two games listed on Family Weekend, both on home ice: Johns Hopkins on Saturday, and a visit from Dickinson College on Sunday. See you there.