Mourar line dominates in big win over Great Valley

Austin Mourar tallied three goals and two assists in a 11-1 win over Great Valley Friday night. (Patrick K. Henry)

Austin Mourar tallied three goals and two assists in a 11-1 win over Great Valley Friday night. (Patrick K. Henry)

WEST GOSHEN — Hat tricks by Austin Mourar and Tyler Skomsky propelled Owen J. Roberts’ hockey team to a dominating 11-1 over Great Valley at Ice Line on Friday night.

In addition to their six goals, Mourar added two assists and Skomsky one.

“We just try to move the puck and put it in the back of the net and just have a good time out there,” Mourar said. “It’s nice (to get the goals), but I’m just glad we got the two points for the victory.”

The victory gives Owen J. Roberts (2-0-0) a satisfying start to the season, especially when the team looks back on where it was just two months ago.

“We struggled getting a team (together) a couple of months ago,” said coach Chris Venezia. “Now we have enough players where we can fill a varsity team, as well as a JV team. We have a wide range of talent here and a great bunch of kids that are here just to have fun.”

The talent is spread among the team as 14 different players had at least one point in the game.

Mourar’s line, including Skomsky and Bailey Watson, racked up 13 points on the night, with Skomsky and Watson garnering four points each.

“Those guys are very unselfish players,” Venezia said. “They work so well and (Mourar and Skomsky) have been playing together for the last four years, so they have a chemistry that works really well. Bailey compliments that line really well, too.”

In a 7-5 win over Spring-Ford on Monday, the Mourar line accounted for all seven goals, with Skomsky tallying five of them.

The Wildcats kept Great Valley (0-1-0) to just seven shots in the game – allowing none in the second period alone – while they fired 35 shots at goaltender David Aspinall.

“We weren’t sure we were going to have a team and we’ve come out and won the first two games,” Mourar said. “It’s a good feeling.”

The start to the season is exactly what the coaches were hoping for, especially with the four points coming against divisional opponents and with the uncertainty of putting together a team just weeks ago.

“It’s good to see more interest than we thought two months ago,” Venezia said. “We didn’t know what to expect going into the season. It’s a testament to these kids that they want to play school hockey.”

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