Whenever Martha’s Vineyard and Nantucket high schools meet to play a contact sport it is assumed that the game will be a highly spirited and a physically challenging contest.
So it was on Saturday at Nantucket when the traditional rivals met before a standing-only crowd in the Whalers ice arena to play hockey. It was the first such meeting ever.
The Vineyarders scored four times.
Tyler Araujo began the scoring at 10:13 of the first period assisted by Alex Bilzerian and Nelson Dickson.
In the second period, Colby Gouldrup scored on a penalty shot a minute into the frame. Two minutes later, Tyler Araujo scored MV’s third goal with help from Gouldrup and Bob Perry.
Tyson Araujo completed the scoring at 9:02 of the third period. Dickson and Gouldrup assisted. It was Tyson’s first varsity goal.
At the other end of the ice, goalie Louis Jacobs-Walsh turned away every puck that came his way.
Twenty-three penalties were called, 12 on the Vineyarders, 11 on the Whalers.
The win was the first of the season for the Vineyard. They had tied twice and lost three times. Thursday they were shut out by Winthrop, 5-0.
Nantucket’s boys’ hockey team will pay us a visit on Friday, January 14.