West Haven opened up the game on a mission and were flying all over the ice. The Blue Devils created a lot of offensive pressure in the first five minutes of the game only to have that momentum pull a 180. It was the Mustangs of Fairfield Warde/Ludlowe who struck first off the stick of their dynamic defenseman, Will Von Braushtich. He led the team in scoring as he racked up 2 goals and 3 assists in a 7-4 win.
The final score of this game doesn't reflect how dominant the Mustangs were. After the initial flurry of pressure from West Haven to start the game, the only other times they got things going were on the man advantage and the beginning of the 3rd period. Fairfield Warde/Ludlowe's goalie, Will Capalbo, was simply sensational. He was peppered with 34 shots stopping 30 of them but he made every single big-time save that he needed to make. There were a number a chances during the attempted comeback that could have resulted in a goal for the Blue Devils, which could've changed the outcome of the game. Instead, Capalbo stood on his head to take home the Hummel Hotdog Player of the Game award and effectively robbed West Haven at the chance for a win.
Fairfield Warde/Ludlowe starts their season off 1-0 after the 7-4 win over West Haven!
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