Our first game in 2020 saw AWARE thump Hertz 6-2. The first period was a goaltending battle with several chances at each end. Early in the second period, AWARE captain Justin St. Denis snatched up a loose puck after Hertz’s Tan Limpinphet fell and snuck a low backhander through a screen and under Hertz keeper Lance Parker as Brandon Vick and Devin Michael caused havoc in front of the net.
On the same shift, seconds later, St. Denis gave Michael a cross-ice pass breaking into the zone and he ripped a high slapshot over Lance’s shoulder. The very next shift, Vick chipped the puck up the boards to St. Denis who feed Micheal up the middle; he undressed the defender and Lance before slipping it into the empty net giving AWARE a 3-0 heading into the second intermission.