Game 2 at Rivers School was a closely contested, fast-paced contest in which the Fessy Varsity team played well from the outset, yet still found itself down 1-0 after a Rivers power-play goal midway through the 1st period. For much of the remainder of the 1st Rivers continued to apply pressure and generate offensive opportunities, but stellar goaltending by Finn D., including a highlight reel glove save, kept the score close. In the 2nd period Rivers converted a nifty “no-look” pass for a 2-0 lead. But Fessy answered on the ensuing shift when Alex M. carried the puck into the offensive zone, sent a cross-ice pass to Neil W. who deked around a defender and scored on a quick backhand shot for Fessenden’s first goal. Now 2-1, the play for the remainder of the 2nd period was closely contested, with quality scoring chances at each end met by equally strong goaltending. The 3rd period started in similar “up and down” fashion but at the mid-way part Jack S. rounded the Fessy net, delivered a perfect “stretch pass” to Max L. for a breakaway. A good save on Max’s initial deke move left the puck loose in the slot which Jack, hustling up ice to support the rush, promptly buried in the net, tying the game with 7 minutes left to play. Both teams traded chances in the latter stages of the 3rd period, including a Rivers power-play in the final minute and a Fessy shorthanded chance just before time expired. Final score: 2-2, a well-played game by two well-matched teams.