Within 4 minutes, 11 seconds, the trio produced a pair of goals, both assisted by Toczylowski, to turn defeat into victory.
“They were down and willed it,” Meagher said. “They were inspiring and found a way to get the job done at a key time in the game.”
Toczylowski, a senior, has 10 assists and 13 goals, five of which are game-winners, this season.
“He finds ways to win,” the coach said. “He knows what it takes. Rob has done that his whole life in hockey. That’s not by accident. They’re inspiring goals, too.”
The Polar Bears (20-3-2) were scheduled to play Middlebury Saturday night in a NESCAC semifinal.
Franklin Pierce senior defenseman Brendan McCarron (Andover resident/Central Catholic grad) was named to the All-Northeast-10 first team, posting seven goals and nine assists for the Ravens this season.
“I just didn’t get the right bounces last year,” he said. “I wasn’t really shooting as much as I am this year. I got my confidence back and once a couple goals came, a lot more came.”
Off to Merrimack
Pingree School senior running back/linebacker Nick Antenucci signed his letter of intent to play at Merrimack College next year. Antenucci was a three-time Evergreen League All-Star and two-time All-New England selection.
Jason Mastrodonato can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.