WEST HARTFORD - Through the first half of Saturdayâ€™s matinee with Eastern, it looked like the seniors of Hall-Southington might get a satisfying sendoff on the final home game of their high school careers.
Hall-Southington held a 3-2 lead in the second period, but four-straight goals by Eagles led to an 8-4 loss, as Eastern played spoiler on Senior Day.
Duncan Hollander scored two goals in the losing effort, while Michael DiPietro and Bobby Allan added the others. Hall-Southington was outscored 4-1 in the third period, as Eastern added two goals from Ryan Huta, while Kyle Jacobson added a goal and three assists to hand Hall-Southington its second-straight loss.
Goalie Noah Behrens-Gould was kept busy all night for Hall-Southington, stopping 41 shots in the crease.
BOYS ICE HOCKEY
Eastern 8, Hall-Southington 4
Eastern 1 3 4 - 8
Hall-Southington 0 3 1 - 4
Goals: Evan Tower (E), Bobby Allan (HS), Tower (E), Duncan Hollander (HS), Michael DiPietro (HS), Will Cannella (E), Kyle Jacobson (E), Ryan Huta (E), Ashton Baltes (E), Hollander (HS), Huta (E), Cannella (E).
Saves: Noah Behrens Gould (HS) 41, Rylin Fowler (E) 23.
Records: Hall-Southington 5-10, Eastern 11-4-1.