The St. Luke’s varsity hockey team produced a stunning comeback on Wednesday, Feb. 2, to beat Kingswood Oxford School 4-2.
The Storm trailed the Wyverns 0-2 after two periods but manufactured a magnificent display in the third period, scoring four unanswered goals.
In a tight first period, Kingswood Oxford got the breakthrough goal, but great defensive work from SLS kept the score at 0-1.
Throughout the second period, the two defenses allowed very few shots on goal. However, KO found the net again to double its advantage heading into the final period.
Following some tactical changes from the St. Luke’s coaching staff, the Storm began its incredible comeback four minutes into the third period. George Foster ‘23 picked up the puck and skated past a couple of KO defenders before popping a backhanded shot into the top corner of the goal.
Just a couple of minutes later, captain Henry Robb ‘22 sent the puck deep into the net to tie the game 2-2.
St. Luke’s found its go-ahead goal when Matthew Riccardi ‘23 was in place to finish off a rebound from the Wyvern’s goalie, who had just saved a powerful shot. This sparked wild celebrations from the SLS puck squad.
The team locked in its win when Eoin Mueller ‘23 won an offensive zone faceoff, moving to his left and sniping a shot past the KO goalie.
St. Luke’s hockey is back in action on Monday, Feb. 7, when it hosts Hamden Hall at 3:05pm and will honor its five seniors.
St. Luke’s School is a secular (non-religious), private school in New Canaan, CT for grades 5 through 12 serving 25 towns in Connecticut and New York. Our exceptional academics and diverse co-educational community foster students’ intellectual and ethical development and prepare them for top colleges. St. Luke’s Center for Leadership builds the commitment to serve and the confidence to lead.