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Wilmington Storms in Third Period Back for Thrilling Win Over Rival Redmen

Wilmington trailed 3-1 in the third period but stormed back for a win over Tewksbury.

Wilmington's Cody McGoway fights for the puck against Tewksbury. (Matt Schooley Photo)
Wilmington's Cody McGoway fights for the puck against Tewksbury. (Matt Schooley Photo)
The Wilmington boys hockey team is heading into the postseason on a high note thanks to a thrilling rivalry win on Friday night.

Tewksbury scored nine seconds into the third period to take a 3-1 lead, and seemingly take the air out of Wilmington's sails. But the Wildcats were not rattled and went on to a 5-3 road victory in their regular season finale.

Brian Cavanaugh made it a one-goal game at the 13 minute mark of the third period, a score that changed the momentum on the ice.

Senior Cody McGowan cracked the scoreboard on an assist from Luke Foley and just over two minutes later it was Foley's turn to score. The senior captain found the back of the net for the second time to give Wilmington a 4-3 lead with 4:20 to play, and the Redmen could never recover.

Foley iced the win with his third goal of the game, an empty netter with 50 seconds left, and the Wildcats continued their recent dominance in the annual rivalry game.

Wilmington next plays on Wednesday in its opening round game in the Division 1 tournament.

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