HEBRON – The Hebron Academy boys’ hockey team won the New England Prep School Ice Hockey Association Division II Championship with a 5-3 win over Proctor Academy on Sunday.

Jordan Krusch, who led the league in scoring with 86 points, scored a hat trick with three unassisted goals, including the game winner. Goalie Jon Glant recorded 28 saves.

Krusch opened the scoring 2:55 into the first period with a wraparound goal. Matt Pedemonti put Hebron up 2-0 at 3:27 of the second, assisted by Krusch and Jason Butler.

Proctor’s Matt Robertson scored on the power play at 4:55 to cut Hebron’s lead to 2-1, but Krusch answered at 7:10 by carrying the puck end-to-end and scoring on a wrist shot.

Neil Ruffini scored the next two Proctor goals, tying the game at 3-3 on a power play goal at 3:06 of the third period.

But Krusch answered yet again, this time with the game-winning goal with 4:16 left to go. Pedemonti added an empty netter in the final second.

This is Hebron’s first championship since winning back-to-back titles in 1994 and 1995.


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