By Ben Reese
HATFIELD -- Bryan Garry is happy to be back on the ice.
Wissahickon coach Ken Harrington is happy to have Garry back on the ice. Bill Keyser, Truman's coach, not so much.
Garry score seven goals and added five assists as the Trojans rolled past the Tigers 15-5 in an American Division game in the Suburban High School Hockey League on Wednesday night.
"I like playing with the team," Garry said following his big scoring night. "I think we have good chemistry. It's fun playing with the other guys."
After missing eight games with a knee injury, the senior is back for the Trojans and doing what he does best, scoring goals. With his seven on Wednesday night, he now has scored 17 in only seven games.
"He's a game-changer, obviously," said Harrington. "He makes the team more excited. They get up for the game.
"He's taken usually (the opponent's) better players so our other guys get more opportunities."
It certainly didn't take Garry long to get started. He scored his first goal with only 13 seconds gone in the first period and then followed that up with another goal 51 seconds later.
He went on to add three more markers in the first period alone. And he also chipped in with three assists.
"Garry's a phenomenal player," Keyser said. "He makes his team better around him.
"You can see that just the way he carries the puck, the way he carries himself. He's a fun kid to watch play the game."
Garry wasn't the only Wissahickon player who had a good scoring night. Nick Hussa had seven goals himself and also had one assist. The other goal for the Trojans was scored by Sam Junker.
"When you pair him (Garry) up with Hussa," Keyser said, "that's a dangerous group out there especially going against my first-year goalie who doesn't really have an answer for those two together. They skate so well and they see the ice so well together."
The game was pretty much decided in the first period. Wissahickon scored eight goals including two on the power play and one shorthanded to three for the Tigers.
While things slowed down somewhat in the second period, the Trojans still scored three times. Truman collected one goal and trailed 11-4 entering the final period.
In the third, Garry scored only once but Hussa had three including the final two goals of the game three seconds apart. The last goal ended the game with slightly more than seven minutes remaining.
"This is going to help a lot," Garry said about the Trojans' push toward a spot in the Flyers Cup. "The team came together tonight.
"We all contributed some way even if it's not with points. I thought we all did great tonight."
Keyser and his team are suffering through a winless season. The Tigers have lost 12 games in a row including five non-league games.
"It's been a tough year but I try to make it fun for the kids," he said. "We don't have the horses to contend with some of these teams.
"So let's go out and just have fun. Every game we come out and try to figure it out."
Wednesday night wasn't one of those nights.
Wissahickon 15, Truman 5
Truman 3 1 1 -- 5
Wissahickon 8 3 4 -- 15
First period: 1, Bryan Garry W (unassisted) 0:13; 2, Garry W (Will Hussa) 1:04; 3, Nick Hussa W (Garry) 2:51; 4, Jeremy McCartney T (unassisted) 3:00; 5, Garry W (unassisted) 3:37; 6, Sam Junker W (Garry) 8:01 PP; 7, Aidan Kinniry T (Robert DiCrosta, McCartney) 8:58; 8, Garry W (unassisted) 9:31; 9, Garry W (unassisted) 12:37 PP; 10, McCartney T (unassisted) 13:49; 11, N. Hussa W (Garry) 14:00 SH.
Second period: 12, N. Hussa W (unassisted) 7:47 SH; 13, Garry W (N. Hussa) 10:34; 14, N. Hussa W (Garry) 11:50 SH; 15, James Gallagher T (unassisted) 13:54.
Third period: 16, N. Hussa W (Garry) 4:18; 17, Gallagher T (McCartney) 5:47 PP; 18, Garry W (unassisted) 7:07; 19, N. Hussa W (Alex Carrozza) 8:48; 20, N. Hussa W (unassisted) 8:51.
Shots: T 24, W 48. Saves: Connor Pilla (T) 33; Chris Shea (W) 19.
PENNRIDGE 10, QUAKERTOWN 0
Aeryk Lehrhaupt scored five goals to lead the Rams’ attack, and goalie Ryan Pico turned away all 20 shots he faced to notch the shutout.
Lehrhaupt scored an empty net goal 1:11 into the contest, using a Richie Shanks assist. That goal would turn out to be the game-winner, but the Rams were just getting started. Back-to-back power play goals by Blake Stewart (Jeff Manto assist) and Lehrhaupt (Ryan Schuler assist) put the Rams on top 3-0, and when Stewart scored an unassisted goal in the closing minute of the period, the Rams had a commanding 4-0 lead.
It was more of the same in the second period. Stewart (Schuler/Andrew David assists) got the ball rolling with a goal 4:35 into the period. The Rams scored four goals in the final three minutes of the period. Lehrhaupt scored a pair – the first with a Jack Lowery assist and the second with an assist from Conrad Frisch. Adding one goal each were David (Cooper White/Richie Shanks assists) and Dane Fitchett (shorthanded).
Lehrhaupt brought an early end to the game when he scored his team’s 10th goal 6:38 into the third period.
The Rams held a 47-21 advantage in shots. Quakertown goalie Austin Stoudt was credited with 37 saves.
Quakertown 0-0-0 0
Pennridge 4-5-1 10
Shots: Quakertown 21, Pennridge 47. Saves: Austin Stoudt (Q) 37, Ryan Pico (P) 20.
First period: 1, Aeryk Lehrhaupt P (Richie Shanks) 1:11; 2, Blake Stewart P (Jeff Manto) 10:02; 3, Aeryk Lehrhaupt P (Ryan Schuler) 13:51; 4, Blake Stewart P, 15:35.
Second period: 5, Blake Stewart P (Ryan Schuler/Andrew David) 4:35; 6, Aeryk Lehrhaupt P (Jack Lowery) 11:57; 7, Andrew David P (Cooper White/Richie Shanks) 13:29; 8, Aeryk Lehrhaupt P (Conrad Frisch) 14:08; 9, Dane Fitchett P, 15:46.
Third period: 10, Aeryk Lehrhaupt P, 6:38.