In January, Reading showed why it's ranked among the top teams in all of Massachusetts boys hockey when it blasted Woburn, 7-1. But on Wednesday night, the Tanners showed that they're not likely to go quietly come tournament time this month.
Woburn pounced to a 3-0 lead in the first period on Wednesday night at Burbank Arena. Reading struck back with three goals of their own, but the Tanners held off a late Rockets charge to avenge their embarrassing loss with a 3-3 tie.
Thanks to Wednesday's result, the Tanners are now 9-6-3 on the year with a 8-5-3 mark in Middlesex League play. The Rockets, meanwhile, are likely to get serious Super 8 consideration thanks to a record that currently sits at 14-1-5.
"We were hoping we could catch them sleeping a little knowing we were coming off a 7-1 loss in the first game," said Woburn head coach Jim Duran. "We came out to a hot start there, and that's what we needed to hold on. We talked about weathering the storm, but we went at them and capitalized on our chances."