Medway came into the game against Tri-Valley League rival Medfield with an unbeaten record. Medfield put an end to that at the Sgt. Pirelli Veterans Memorial Rink with a 5-2 victory. Medway (12-1-3)came out in the first period with the same dominance it displayed Jan. 9, when the Mustangs beat Medfield, 6-2. Medway scored early in the first thanks to a shorthanded strike by the TVL’s No. 2 points leader Jack Kilty. Kilty’s would not be the only shorthanded score of the night for the Mustangs. Teammate Bobby Schindler added one in the second period. “We came out relatively well early, but the penalties on us in the second [period] changed the game in Medfield’s favor,” said Medway coach Chris Ross. The game grew increasingly chippy as the second period went on, but that didn’t stop the Warriors from posting four goals. Medfield junior Justin Hirschfeld answered Schindler’s goal on the Warriors’ next possession, beginning the barrage of goals for his team. Freshmen Matthew Treiber, John MacLean and junior Matthew Crowell scored the next three goals in the second period for Medfield (16-1), turning the momentum in the Warriors’ favor. “We just stuck to the game plan, worked hard and made the simple plays. Hockey is a simple game,” said Warriors coach Toby Carlow. What also might have led to Medfield’s offensive output in the second period was an intermission speech from team captain Ben Cox. “Ben got us fired up. He told us that we could beat these guys,” said Treiber. “I just told the guys to keep their composure. Medway gets chippy in big games and we had to keep our composure,” Cox explained.
Medfield 5, Medway 2
Wednesday, Feb. 6, 2013, at Medfield
Updated: Thursday, Feb. 7, 2013, 2:32 p.m.