BOUNTIFUL – The Viewmont Vikings hockey team scored six goals in the first two periods, beating the Davis Darts 8-3 last Wednesday for its second win in the last four games.
Led by the Wiser brothers Jacob, Jeremy and Tyler, the Vikings took a 6-0 lead before Davis scored its first goal. The family trio accounted for five of the team’s goals.
Tyler Wiser was the first of the trio to score a goal, giving Viewmont a 1-0 lead with under three minutes gone in the game. Jeremy and Jacob Wiser teamed up for the Vikings second goal. Jeremy earned it and Jacob had the assist, putting the team at a two-goal lead.
P.J. Tanner and Alex Barrus scored a goal each for the Vikings, and Viewmont closed out the period with a 4-0 lead.
Jacob Wiser extended the Vikings’ lead to five goals. Jeremy scored Viewmont’s sixth goal with 7:03 minutes remaining in the second period. Then, Davis’ Jacob Adams got the Darts on the board for the first time in the game.
Adams’ goal was unassisted, and it was his only goal scored in the game.
Barrus slapped in his second and final goal of the game after the Darts’ initial goal, giving Viewmont a six-goal advantage for the second time in the game.
Colin Ecsedy put the Darts on the board for the second time, but Viewmont responded with another goal by Jeremy Wiser before Ecsedy scored the final goal in the game.
Led by Jeremy’s hat trick, the Wiser brothers accounted for three assists in the game. Jacob Wiser had two of the assists to go along with his lone goal, and Tyler had a single assist along with one goal.
Barrus scored two goals and Tanner Bangerter had two assists in the win for Viewmont.
For the Darts, Adams finished with a goal and an assist, and Ecsedy scored two goals in the loss.
Most teams will have three games before the playoffs begin in February. The Vikings will not play another opponent until Wednesday, Jan. 9 against Park City at the Park City Ice Arena.
Davis and the DCI Eagles will also play on Jan. 9, hosting Juan Diego and Riverton, respectively, at the South Davis Recreation Center. The Darts will drop the puck first at 8 p.m., and the Eagles will follow at 9:30 p.m.
The Vikings are second in the Northern Division with 17 points, five points behind Judge Memorial. Davis and DCI are 11th and 12th, respectively, with five and two points.
Northridge is fourth in the standings with 13 points.