The magic number seems to be 5 for the Plymouth South boys hockey team.
PLYMOUTH - The magic number seems to be 5 for the Plymouth South boys hockey team. They're averaging about that many goals per game this season and they hit the mark again Wednesday night with a 5-2 win over North Quincy.
The win broke a two-game losing streak for the Panthers, and they are now 12-3-1 with four games left on the regular season schedule. They've settled into second place in the Patriot League's Fisher Division behind champion Hanover High. The Panthers have a league record of 8-3-1 with one league game left on the schedule.
After a slow start Wednesday night, Plymouth South cranked things up with three goals in less than 90 seconds to jump into a lead over North Quincy that they'd never relinquish. Sean Colbert got things going on a score with 7 minutes 37 seconds left in the opening period. Jake Worrick and Daniel Lincoln followed quickly with goals of their own that extended the lead to 3-0.
The Panthers took a handful of minor penalties early in the game and they came back to bite them with 11:45 left in the second period on a power play score by North Quincy's John Norton.
Leading 3-1 headed into the third period, Ryan Cummings made sure the Panthers got the two points with a pair of goals in the final 15 minutes. NQ's Keiran O'Driscoll added a goal with three minutes left to make the final score 5-2 in favor of Plymouth South.
South travels to Pembroke Saturday for a 3:10 p.m. contest. After that is the Spartan Cup at the Hetland Memorial Arena in New Bedford. The Panthers will take on Rockland in the opening round on Feb. 14 and then either Bishop Stang or Dartmouth on Feb. 16. They come back to the Armstrong Rink on Wednesday, Feb. 21 to finish the regular season with 5:30 p.m. game against Dennis-Yarmouth.
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