Gilman top Saints Peter & Paul’s for first MIAA B hockey title since 2016; Mosk scores twice (VIDEO HERE!)
Gilman School got contributions from everywhere in the MIAA B Conference ice hockey championship Thursday afternoon, scoring three unanswered goals in the first and second periods to roll to a 5-2 win over Saints Peter & Paul at Piney Orchard Ice Rink in Odenton
Led by freshmen attack Bennett Mosk, five Greyhounds recorded either a goal or an assist in the win. Mosk finished with two goals and an assist in the victory.
It’s the fifth league title for the Roland Park school, and first since the 2015-16 campaign.
Gilman (9-4-1 overall) turned defense into offense when junior Sam King intercepted a Sabre pass at center ice and gliding down the left side for a breakaway goal, giving the Greyhounds a 1-0 advantage, three minutes into regulation.
Saints Peter & Paul, which defeated two-time defending champion Loyola Blakefield, in the semifinal round, answered when senior Brennan Anders drilled a shot from blue line to tie the game. Junior Bear Vandiver gave the Greyhounds the lead for good with a power-play tally at 5-minute, 22 second mark.
Gilman continued its assault as Kyle Morris delivered an assist to Mosk. The Greyhounds extended their cushion 4-1 midway through the second when Adam Smith fired in a shot a few feet from the goal off a Mosk assist.
The Sabres (4-6-4) cut the Greyhound lead in half when Anders got his second goal, giving the Easton school new life heading into the second intermission.
The Greyhounds’ defense, led by defensemen Xander Martin and James MacDonald, kept teammate and goalie Aidan Collins out of harm’s way. The Sabres had a two-man advantage with three minutes left in regulation.
With Saints Peter & Paul’s goalie out as an extra attackmen, Mosk intercepted a Saber pass, streaked down the middle of the frozen pond and converted an empty net shot, putting the match out of reach.
MIAA B Conference hockey championship
at Piney Orchard
Gilman School 5, Saints Peter & Paul’s 2
Saints Peter & Paul 1 1 0 – 2
Gilman 2 2 1 – 5
Goals: Saints Peter & Paul – Anders 2, Gilman – Mosk 2, King, Smith, Vandiver
Assists: Saints Peter & Paul – Greaney; Gilman – Mosk, Morris
Saves: Saints Peter & Paul – McPeake 15; Gilman – Collins 17