FRANKLIN, Mass. -- Medway hockey’s seniors have done a lot in their high school careers to date, including skating on the Garden ice last year as the Division 3 Eastern Mass. champions.
But there was one thing that eluded them in the previous two seasons heading into Wednesday night: a win over Tri-Valley League rival Medfield.
“They’ve been our kryptonite, so to speak,” Mustangs head coach Chris Ross said.
Medway bucked the trend, jumping on the previously undefeated No. 21 Warriors early and often en route to a 6-2 win at Sgt. Pirelli Veterans Memorial Rink.
Mustangs senior forward Jack Kilty tallied a hat trick and added an assist for a four-point game
“This is the first game that we’ve played three, complete periods,” Ross said. “It’s the first time we’ve scored six goals, our previous high was five, and to do it against a ranked Medfield team, I’m proud of these guys.”
Kilty got Medway (5-0-2, 4-0-1 TVL) started with his first of the game at 1:40 of the first. No. 2 came midway through the first before Kevin Kaufman’s backdoor stuff in off a terrific cross-ice pass from Kilty gave the Mustangs a 3-1 lead at the first intermission.
Medway opened up with a two-goal second period, with junior forward John Guerrero taking a ricochet off the end wall for a 4-1 lead before Kilty capped his hat trick with 2:10 remaining in the second.
The Mustangs added another insurance marker in the third on Tim King’s blast, assisted by Bobby Schindler and Andrew DeCristoforo.
Both Warriors (7-1-0, 4-1-0) goals were scored by Matt Dresens, who raised his season goal total to 14.
Medway’s Mike Boldy and Medfield’s Ben Cox both had two-point games with a pair of assists, respectively.
“Everybody came out and played their role, nobody didn’t play good,” Kilty said. “We took the game to them and came out with the W.”