The Buckskill Winter Club’s high-school-age hockey team, the Sharks, improved to 3-1 on the season as the result of a 16-8 win here on the night of March 7 over Eastport-South Manor, also known as the Sharks, a team that plays in Suffolk County’s high school hockey league.
The visitors got off to a 3-0 start, but then Cory Lillie’s charges — led by Robby Nicholson, Brandon Rodriguez, and Brett Nicholson — began to pour it on. By the end of the first period, it was 5-3 Eastport; by the end of the second, it was 11-6 Buckskill — and that was without the services of one of the team’s best skaters, Cooke Evans. Ben Waife of Shelter Island tended the winners’ nets.
Buckskill, which was to have closed down the rink this past weekend, is staying open for another week, it announced Sunday.
Lillie’s team is to play its last game at Dix Hills Saturday. Dix Hills is the only team to have defeated the Sharks this winter, by a score of 8-4.