King’s-Edgehill School’s senior boys hockey coach Jeff MacLeod credited speed as one of the main reasons why his team won the Fred Lynch Cup.
The final game in the two-game total-goal series between the Avon View Avalanche and KES was held Feb. 21.
“Our speed is definitely an important part of our team’s game and when we skate and move the puck we can have an opportunity for success in each game,” said MacLeod.
It certainly paid off in spades for KES Thursday night as they took advantage of AVHS penalty troubles in the second period, scoring once on two five-on-three man advantages for a 4-2 victory.
They had a decisive 10-3 two-game score in the series.
Compared to the first game, Thursday's was played with more intensity, with AVHS showing a much more concerted effort when they could stay out of the penalty box.
Kings took a 1-0 lead early and stayed in control going up 4-1 before Matt Lahey closed the game's scoring for AVHS with a third period goal.
Both clubs are getting ready for the start of the Western Zone Division 1 High School Hockey Championships slated to begin Feb. 28 at 1 p.m. at Hants Exhibition Arena in Windsor.