Grapevine/Colleyville Heritage rallies, wins big game
The Grapevine/Colleyville Heritage varsity boys hockey team trailed 1-0 after the first period of Thursday night's game against Highland Park but rebounded to win 6-3 at the Farmers Branch Miller Arena.
After surrendering a first period goal, Joseph Barringhaus scored two goals within a span of two minutes, including a power-play goal, to help his team take a 2-1 lead at the 5:13 mark of the second period.
Kevin Koehler, Tommy Stuckeman, Matthew Kruse and Riley Smith all picked up assists on the Barringhaus goals.
Chris Finn made it 3-1 at the 6:40 mark of the first period on assists from Barrhinghaus and Christopher Rodo.
Kruse put the varsity team up by three in the eighth minute of the third period on an assist from Lance Huber before the Scots scored two unanswered goals to bring the game to within one goal.
Dylon Penick scored in the final minute of the third period, and Finn scored his second goal of the night with three seconds left in regulation to win it 6-3.
Barringhaus and David Edwards both earned assists on those goals.
Shots on goal were even at 27-27 and Nick Magusiak stopped 24 of 27 shots on goal in the contest.
The varsity team leapfrogged Highland Park in the standings with the victory.
Grapevine/Colleyville Heritage will take on Denton County at 8:45 p.m. Thursday at the Dr Pepper Arena in Frisco.
Strong third period lifts Carroll
The Carroll varsity hockey team took a 1-0 lead in their game against Arlington/Midlothian on Thursday night, and rallied from a 2-1 deficit with two third period goals to get the victory.
Griffin McManus scored on an unassisted goal at the 2:57 mark of the first period and led 1-0 heading into the second.
Arlington/Midlothian tied it up in the second and took a 2-1 lead early in the third period.
Todd Luther tied it up on a power-play goal at the 10:39 mark of the third period for Carroll on assists from Aaron Driggs and McManus.
Driggs scored on a short handed unassisted goal with less than two minutes to play in the game to put the Dragons up by one, a lead the team would not relinquish.
Carroll will play Coppell at 6:30 p.m. on Thursday at the Farmers Branch Miller Arena.
- John English