The Midlothian varsity hockey team got its summer schedule back on the right track against Southlake Carroll last week, picking up a 5-3 win.
The Panthers (1-1) opened the summer session with a tough 7-1 loss to Arlington but wasted no time in bouncing back. Tyler Colburn, who spent the regular season on the injured list with a broken arm, opened the scoring with a goal off a Trent Williamsí assist at the 10:39 mark of the first period for a 1-0 lead.
Southlake responded early in the second period to tie the game but Joseph Dancy used a Brent Jonesí assist to put Midlothian back on top about four minutes later. The Dragons retied the score later in the period but the Panthers finally found an offensive groove that proved to be too much to overcome.
Williams scored his first goal of the game off a Dancy assist less than 30 seconds after Southlake tied the game followed by an unassisted powerplay goal from Brooks Blackburn that put Midlothian up for good.
Southlake whittled the gap back to one goal late in the second period but Dancy iced the game midway through the third when he took assists from Jones and Williams in for the clinching goal.
Midlothian goalie Cameron Wagner played all 45 minutes in net and recorded 24 saves in 27 attempts. The Panthers outshot Southlake 38-27 and were only penalized twice for the game.
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