Once again displaying its depth, the Greenwich High School boys hockey team added another convincing win to its ledger on Monday.
Six different players scored for the Cardinals in their 8-0 victory over Norwalk/McMahon at Dorothy Hamill Skating Rink. The triumph brought Greenwich’s record to 5-0, heading into Saturday’s road game against FCIAC rival Darien.
Junior forward Julien Ribushofski registered the first two goals of his varsity career while senior forward/tri-captain Alex Mozian tallied twice and added two assistss. Senior forward Matt Baugher also netted a pair of goals for the Cardinals.
“We came out strong,” GHS coach Chris Rurak said. “We just started our FCIAC schedule, so we wanted to come out, execute a game plan and keep building momentum.”
The Cardinals scored three goals in each period on their way to the win. Sophomore forward Nikita Kovalev began the scoring with an unassisted goal with 11:55 to go in the first period. Mozian followed with a tally off a pass from senior tri-captain JT Lawrence at the 8:38 mark of the opening period, making it 2-0.
Matt Baugher, a senior forward, capped the first-period scoring with a goal off a shot between the circles, giving GHS a 3-0 advantage. Lawrence and Mozian each assisted on the goal.
“So far, we are really coming along and working really well together,” Lawrence said. “Our team’s chemistry is definitely there. The upperclassmen are working well with the underclassmen.
We ended up rolling four lines, which was great to see. All three lines the first two periods showed good chemistry.”
Senior Oliver Fulton extended Greenwich’s lead on Norwalk-McMahon to 4-0 when he tallied with 11:23 remaining in the second period. Mozian scored off a 3-on-2 rush up the ice at the 3:27 mark of the second stanza, putting the home team in front, 5-0. Lawrence scored in the final seconds of the second period.
Greenwich received two goals from Ribushofski during the final period and one from Baugher. Sophomore Max Vitucci played in goal for Norwalk-McMahon and made numerous saves while being faced with shots from all angles throughout.
Norwalk-McMahon is 3-4 on the season. Each team was whistled for six penalties.