FOXBORO – After opening their U18 division slate at the 2017 Midget Fall Classic with a 5-0 shutout of the Boston Jr. Huskies earlier in the day, the Walpole Express closed out the first day of tournament play just getting by the Maine Wild for a 2-1 victory.
The Wild got off to a hot start in the nightcap, Reagan Wintle getting them on the board just 2:55 after the contest’s opening face-off. Rather than a sign of things to come, however, it was all the scoring that was to be had on the day for Maine.
It was a 1-0 lead for Maine that did last until the period break, but not much long after returning to the ice. All of 10-seconds before the Express were on the board for the equalizer, followed by the game-winner coming at 13:03 of the second half.