Led by two goals and an assist from junior forward Alec Biegen, the Wilton High boys hockey team defeated Masuk, 4-1, on Tuesday night at The Rinks in Shelton, as both teams ended their regular seasons.
It was only the third time this season that Wilton, which finished with a 2-17-1 record, scored four or more goals in a game. The Warriors came into the contest averaging only 1.5 goals per game.
Wilton goalie Chris Randolph turned aside 27 Masuk shots, as the Panthers saw their final record dip to 6-14.
Masuk took a 1-0 first-period lead on a goal by Tom Sudora, who tipped the puck in off of an initial shot by Brian Denham.
After that, the Warriors scored four straight goals, two each in the second and third periods.
Masuk freshman goalie Tag Weiss made 11 saves.
“We played at best one decent period of hockey tonight,” said Masuk coach Andy Townsend. “You can never expect to do that and win. We didn’t have a competitive drive tonight and we’ll need that next week when the Division III state tourney starts.”
“I’m very happy for our five seniors who were able to go out with a win tonight,” said Wilton coach Brett Amero. “Once we got by that first period, we played very well defensively, and, in doing that, we gave ourselves a chance to win.”