BROOKLINE, Mass. — In a highly anticipated season debut, Dexter took down Cushing, 2-0, on Wednesday afternoon.
The game between the two top 10 teams was one of three on the docket Wednesday that had intrigue to NHL scouts. Attendance was split mostly between Dexter to see John Farinacci and St. Sebastian’s to see Jayden Struble on the Arrows and Cade Webber on Rivers. A lot of big-time NHLPA agents were also at Dexter to take in the game.
Overall, it was a great atmosphere with the arena filled with parents, fans, students, coaches, scouts and agents. Harvard commit Derek Mullahy picked up the shutout in net for Dexter, while freshman Culin Wilson and Farinacci notched the goals.
After a scoreless first frame, Dexter’s third line got the scoring started at the 2:14 mark of the second period. Freshman Vincent Gould won a puck battle behind the goal line and fed it out front to Wilson, who took a few strides before sneaking a backhander past an outstretched Joe Sharib, the Cushing goaltender who's committed to Union.