The Westford Academy boys’ hockey team stunned No. 10 Archbishop Williams, 3-2, in the Cape Cod Holiday Tournament at Falmouth Arena Friday, with Cam MacDonald scoring the winning goal with 11 seconds left in regulation.
Defenseman Jake Mercier found the streaking MacDonald, who was denied on his initial shot but scored on the rebound. The junior left wing also assisted on the first goal for the Grey Ghosts (2-2) and scored the team’s second goal midway through the third period, also off a rebound.
“Cam is very good at judging where rebounds come through,” said Westford coach Bob Carpenter. “He was right in front of the net and he saw the shot and he has the great knack of positioning himself directly in front of the rebounded puck and slipping it in.”
The Bishops (3-1-1) jumped to a 2-0 lead after two periods. The first goal came off a rebound, and the second came on a three-on-two rush.
“Archies was playing well in the first two periods. They are quick and they move the puck well and they capitalize on opportunities. They are a very good team, they are disciplined, they made good saves, and they just outplayed us,” said Carpenter. “We were fortunate to start playing a little better and to be able to come back in the third.”
The Grey Ghosts started their comeback early in the third when MacDonald positioned the puck in front to senior right wing Ryan Bunyon, who made it a 2-1 game.
Westford sophomore goalie Billy McLaughlin finished with 29 saves, including an off-balance stop with 45 seconds left in the third.
The Grey Ghosts face Falmouth Saturday in the second round of the tournament.
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