Highlighted by Ryan Pettersen’s clutch goal, the New Trier Green boys hockey team topped Loyola Gold 3-1 in the annual Quad Header at Winnetka Ice Arena on Saturday night, Nov. 22.
Pettersen, a senior who plays on NT’s third line, scored a goal with 21 seconds left in regulation. Moments later, Ben Laukkanen scored an empty netter to give his team an insurance goal.
After a scoreless first period, Grant Soman put NT Green on the board with 11:18 left in the second period. LA Gold’s Danny O’Grady got the equalizer with 7:45 remaining in the second period.
LA Gold, which won last year’s Quad Header, out-shot NT Green 27-17.
NT Green’s Jack Junge and Loyola Gold’s Nick Bolino were standouts in goal.
Meanwhile, in girls varsity action, Loyola overcame a 4-1 deficit to beat New Trier 5-4.
Loyola’s Valerie Caldwell was the star of the game. She scored three times in the third period, including the game-winner with 3:00 left in regulation. Caldwell has scored three goals or more in six of seven games this season.
LA’s other goals were scored by Tess Dettling and Anne Bloomer.
New Trier had two goals from Taylor Munson. Ivy Dynek and Alison Griffin also scored.