BEDFORD, MA -- The Wizards and the Total Athletic Seahawks met up for a pair of divisional matchups this past weekend. The two teams have now faced-off 3 total times against one another, and so far the Wizards are a perfect 3-0-0 while outscoring their opponent 12-2.
"I don't love when people talk about having their number or vice versa," said Wizards head coach and general manager Freddy Meyer. "We've definitely played well in our 3 games against the Seahawks this season, but we have a lot of hockey left to play against them and the rest of the league. The boys are feeling good right now, and we definitely clicking in our last 10 games."
On Friday, the teams hit the ice for a 7:30pm puck drop at the Hyannis Youth and Community Center. Devin Panzeca put the boys up 1-0 in the 1st period and they didn't look back from there. They Wizards would dominate the next frame with a couple goals from Michael Major and Dillion Schuett to took a 3-0 lead into the final frame. The start of the 3rd period wasn't any different as Mike Bermingham put away his second goal of the year to make it 4-0. The Wizards would go on to win the game 5-2 with Panzeca tallying his 2nd goal of the game towards the end of the period. In net Korbinian Lutz made 26 saves while earning his 5th straight win.
Shifting gears over to Saturday where the 2 divisional rivals faced-off at the same time as the night before. Lucky for the Wizards, the result wasn't any different. After a scoreless 1st period, Schuett got the boys on the board halfway through the middle frame. Not even a minute went by in the game, when Panzeca continued his hot weekend with another goal which came on the power play to make it 2-0. The Wizards would add a pair of goals in the 3rd to pad their lead, coming off the sticks of Jeremy Vasquez and Michael Namon. The final horn sounded with the score 4-0 in favor of the Wizards. Lutz continued his strong play, registering 28 saves for his 2nd shutout of the season. Since losing the 1st start of the season, Lutz had rebounded nicely with 6 straight wins.
With these two divisional wins in the books, the Wizards leapfrogged the Seahawks in the Boston Division standings to go into 3rd place with record of 9-6-0. The Wizards will look to continue their winning ways against divisional opponents as they will play a home-and-home series against the Boston Jr. Rangers this Friday and Saturday.