Sherry Leads QV to 4-1 Win in Hockey

By Max Rickard, Moon News Cloud Contributor

Parker Sherry showcased unreal talent with 25 saves Wednesday night as Quaker Valley rolled to a 4-1 victory over Westmont Hilltop.

Westmont Hilltop certainly had its chances. The team had nine power play opportunities and failed to capitalize on all of them.

“That is something we need to work on in practice. Even though we had 9 power plays, we really didn’t get anything set up in the zone or get quality shots on goal,” said Hilltop head coach Arthur McQuillan. “We need to be a little more discipline with the puck.”

Quaker Valley was led by Connor Quinn, who finished with one goal and two assists. Connor help set up the first two Quaker Valley goals, including one by James Perkins which turned out to be the short-handed game winner.

Quaker Valley averages 6.5 goals per game this season and was forced to rely heavily on its penalty kill unit throughout the game. Quinn admitted that is not a recipe for success.

“We have to be more disciplined; it is as simple as that,” he said. “Being shorthanded for more than a period just wont cut it.” In high school hockey, periods are 17 minutes long rather than the normal 20 minutes.

Scott Weston also scored for Quaker Valley. Adam McQuillan, the coach’s son, scored the lone goal for Westmont Hilltop with 1:39 remaining in the game.

Westmont Hilltop will host Bishop McCort (2-13-0) next Wednesday night at the War Memorial at 7:30 p.m. Quaker Valley hosts Deer Lakes (7-8-0) Friday night at Airport Ice Arena. Puck drop is at 8:30 p.m.