The feast continued after Thanksgiving for Salem’s varsity boys hockey team, scoring seven goals Saturday night en route to a 7-3 victory over Canton at Plymouth Cultural Center.
Scoring two markers each for the Rocks (1-1) were Joey Driscoll and Evan Newel, while Zach Goleniak paced the offense with one goal and three assists.
Other Salem tallies were collected by Austin Marthaler and Matt Schaumburger (who also had an assist). Drawing two assists for the Rocks was Colin Goleniak.
For the Chiefs, now 0-2, Marcus Cook registered one goal and an assist with Brian Oldani and Nick Harwell also scoring. Chipping in an assist each were James Tucker and Matt Eastman.
Making 14 saves in net for the victory was Salem goalie Austin Goleniak. At the other end of the rink, Canton netminder Isaac Salinas stopped 29 of 36 shots.
Canton got off to a fast 2-0 start over the first 12:09 when Harwell (from Cook and Eastman) and Cook (unassisted) found the back of the Salem net.
Getting one back on the power play with 1:42 to go in the opening frame was Newel, with assists going to Zach Goleniak and Nick Callegari.
Just 3:39 into the middle stanza, Driscoll netted a power-play goal from Colin Goleniak to lift the Rocks into a 2-2 tie.
Salem then went up to stay at 8:49 when Driscoll scored again, this time on a feed from Zach Goleniak.
Just 16 seconds later, the Rocks took a 4-2 edge thanks to an unassisted goal by Marthaler, although the Chiefs closed the gap to 4-3 in the final minute. Oldani scored, with Tucker setting up the goal.
The Rocks then put the game away with a three-goal surge early in the third. Schaumburger’s power-play goal at 2:49 (from Zach Goleniak and Marty Mills) made it 5-3 and Driscoll made it a three-point night when he assisted on Zach Goleniak’s tally at 4:06.
Closing out the scoring just 15 seconds later was Newel, with assists going to Schaumburger and Colin Goleniak.