The Anthony Wayne hockey team completed its near-perfect 2016-17 regular season with an 11-0 record in NHC play (1st place in the White National division), a 22-1 overall record, and a 21-game winning streak entering the playoffs.
The Generals only loss came in the 2nd game of the season at the Dublin Chiller Thanksgiving Classic. They rebounded to finish 3rd in that tournament. They won all 5 games in their other tournament in January.
AW dominated most of their NHC opponents, outscoring them 79 to 16 in league play. The two games against Clay were the closest matches, with the Generals needing an empty-net goal to win 3-1 in both cases.
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Special teams were an important part of the Generals’ success, averaging over 30% on the power play and killing over 90% of their penalties.
The senior class scored over half of the team’s goals and 7 different freshmen combined to score about 1/3 of the goals.
Individually, senior Trevor Pennell was simply amazing, averaging 3 goals and an assist per game. In 20 games, he scored 64 times, 15 on the power play and 11 short-handed. Freshman Drew Seals and senior Mitch Graver were the other top goal scorers. Junior Zach Owens had the most points among defensemen and junior Brad Hood tied for the most overall assists. Sophomore Sam Thomas saw the most time in net, earning 17 wins overall (4 of them shutouts). In league play, he averaged less than 1.5 goals allowed and saved more than 90% of the shots he faced.
Next up are the OHSAA District and NHC White division tournaments. Check out the brackets below to chart our playoff journeys.