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VBIH vs. Kimball Union Academy: CA 2; KUA 5

Kimball Union Academy – 5
Cushing Academy - 2

The Cushing Varsity Boys’ Hockey team hosted Kimball Union Academy on Friday night on the front end of a home-and-home series. In a pre-game ceremony, the team honored this season’s five seniors. Congratulations to defenseman Brad Zona, defenseman Patrick Keegan, forward Patrick Borella, forward Max Bogdanovich, and goalie Joe Sharib as they played in their final regular season home game in the confines of Iorio Arena.
Cushing got on the board first when a couple of seniors teamed up for a goal as Borella dished to a streaking Keegan, who changed the angle and let it rip down low. The Penguin goal sent all the family, faculty, and friends in attendance into a frenzy.  Just prior to the first intermission, KUA capitalized on a crazy puck bounce and tied it at one.  The Penguins lost their momentum in the second period and fell behind by a score of 3-1 heading into the third period.  In the third period, a great individual effort by forward Shane Zarcone ’20 resulted in a goal. Zarcone forechecked, stole the puck, beat the goalie top right, and made it a 3-2 game with plenty of time remaining to spark a Cushing comeback.  Both teams each generated 35 shots on net for the game, but the Penguins were unable to put any more pucks past the KUA goalie and the Wildcats scored twice in the third period to bring the final score to 5-2 in favor of the visitors.
The Penguins look to avenge the loss as they travel to Plainfield, NH for the back end of the home-and-home series.  The rematch at Kimball Union Academy is scheduled for tomorrow, Saturday, Feb. 16th at 4:30pm.
Season Record: 14-10-3

Cushing Academy

39 School Street
Ashburnham, Massachusetts 01430

Cushing Academy

Cushing Academy exists for students and develops curious, creative, and confident learners and leaders. Founded in 1865, Cushing is a co-ed, college preparatory boarding and day school for students in grades 9-12 and PG. Our students, who come from over 30 states and 30 countries, excel in our outstanding academic, art, and athletic offerings. We welcome you to visit our community and beautiful 162-acre campus in Ashburnham, Mass., just one hour from Boston, to experience all that Cushing has to offer.