The OPRF Hockey Club continued its stellar play by skating to two wins and a tie last week.
On Sunday night, the Huskies (19-10-2 overall) pummeled Metro West rival Naperville North 7-4. Phillip O’Connor scored three goals in the victory, while Gar Lauerman netted two, including OPRF’s first at 12:25 in the opening period. O’Connor scored his first at 6:21 and another on a power play at 5:57. Evan Vondrasek closed out the scoring in the first with a goal at the 2:57 mark.
Jonah Rice scored the Huskies’ final goal with a back door pass from Michael Slovak at 5:47 on a power play. The victory put the Huskies on top in the Metro West with 23 points.
On Saturday in Glen Ellyn, the Huskies were able to get revenge on Bartlett by coming from behind to tie the Hawks 5-5. Bartlett had beaten the Huskies earlier in the year. OPRF jumped on the board first in this game off a power play goal by Lauerman (8:04). Bartlett came back with two goals of its own, one on a power play, to take the lead. Vondrasek evened the score at two as seconds ticked off the clock in the first period. O’Connor got the Huskies back on top with a goal at 9:03 in the second. Rice scored on a power play at 6:13 to put the Huskies up 4-2.
But Bartlett got their own power play goal at 1:22 to end the second period and the Hawks scored on the first shift in the third to even the score at four. Bartlett took the lead at the 2:08 mark to go up 5-4.
The Huskies refused to give up and evened the score at five with a goal by Michael Slovak with 1:12 left to play.
OPRF’s offense burned up the ice in a 9-7 victory over the AWF Renegades on Dec. 12.
Slovak, Stephan Weik, Adrian Blamires, Kevin Meegan, Nicholas Harrison, Joseph Herner, O’Connor, Rice and Vondrasek all scored for the Huskies. O’Connor and Weik also contributed three assists apiece.
The Huskies travel to Evanston on Friday to face the Wildkits in an MIT match-up.
A press release contributed to this report.