DANBURY — A long layoff might have contributed to a slow start by the New Canaan boys hockey team against a tough opponent. That was the topic of conversation after a sluggish first period.
The rust, however, slowly wore off the longer the game went. By the end the Rams had found just enough to seal the win.
New Canaan twice rallied from two goals down to topple New Fairfield-Immaculate 4-3 in a matchup between two top-10 teams on Thursday. Jack Johnson scored the game-winning goal in the third period for New Canaan, which improved to 3-3.
“A lot of guys were talking about heavy legs after the first period. I felt it myself,” said Rams senior Gunnar Granito, who scored twice. “It was definitely noticeable; we practiced 40-second shifts in practice but it’s different from a game. You can tell, we came out a little bit slow.”