West Orange, NJ – Don Bosco and Delbarton met for the third time this season, but in this edition, the stakes were elevated. Playing in their second consecutive Gordon Cup Final against Delbarton and fourth overall, Bosco staged an epic two goal comeback.
After a scoreless first period that saw the Ironmen outshoot the Green Wave 10-5, Delbarton jumped out to an early 1-0 lead. But Senior Captain TJ Schweighardt (16G, 24A) answered back four minutes later, taking a pass from Junior Hunter McGee (9G, 22A) and firing a laser from the right point to knot the game at one apiece.
However, Delbarton would not let them phase them, scoring two more goals to take a 3-1 lead halfway thru the second period. Until Schweighardt came thru again, notching his second of the game finishing a brilliant 2 on 1 feed from Liam McLinskey (26G, 40A) and Tyler Sedlak (35G, 27A) to close the gap 3-2.
In the final period, the potent Ironmen offense came alive and Don Bosco kept rolling, outshooting the Green Wave 14-4 in the final frame. Sophomore Connor Sedlak (9G, 10A) tied the game at three off a rebound from Sophomore Defenseman Jake Geraci (2G, 18A). Less than a minute later, TJ Schweighardt gave the Ironmen the lead for good as he rifled a wrist shot from just inside the top of the circles to complete his second hat trick in as many games. Liam McLinskey added an empty netter and the celebration was on!
Check out the highlights of the game, courtesy of Jersey Sports Zone.