|High School Ice Hockey:
Haines and Osterdahl key Williamstown Win
Monday, October 23, 2006
By Mike Costantino
Having come off two straight ties, Williamstown got back on the winning track as they handed Moorestown their first defeat, holding on for a 5-4 win at the Skate Zone in Voorhees on Monday night. Williamstown goaltender Josh Haines stopped 48 shots and Justin Osterdahl netted a hat trick. After the team traded goals in the first period, Ben Smith scoring the first of his two goals for Moorestown and Doug Akin getting the equalizer for Williamstown, Osterdahl gave Williamstown the lead early in the second period on a nice set-up from Vincent Agnesino.
Moorestown capitalized on the man advantage, scoring two power play goals in just under three minutes to retake the lead at 3-2. Osterdahl would answer, on the power play with Eric Finn and Andrew Carusone getting the assists. Meanwhile Haines faced 22 shots and his strong play would keep the game tied. Osterdahl and Tim Larkin put Williamstown ahead 5-3 in the third period, and despite a Colin Corley goal to close the gap to 5-4, Haines turned aside 18 shots in the final period to allow Williamstown to escape.