Monday, February 2, 2009
WOLVERINES FALL IN GAME 2
In game two of their home and home match up, the Wolverines traveled to Canton, MA to take on the Boston Advantage. The game started exactly like game one, tons of physical play, good defensive zone play and no scoring. Bridgton fired 10 shots on goal in the first, while Boston Advantage answered with 4. Strong physical play along the boards in the first allowed Bridgton to carry the tempo. Additionally, Bridgton played very intelligent hockey in all zones of the arena.
The second period started out just like the first. However, penalties and defensive zone mistake allowed the Advantage to outshoot BA 9-7. "Defensive and Neutral Zone turnovers killed us in the second period. The Advantage capitalize all night on our mistakes", said Head Coach Jamie Printz. After two periods, the Advantage scored on a neutral zone turnover and converted a power play for a 2-1 lead.
The third period showed a determine BA team trying to fight and claw their way back into the game. They outshot the Advatage 12-8, but were unable to find the back of the net. The Advantage meanwhile scored two more to take a 4-0 lead. "We put a lot of shots on net tonight, but very little high quality shots came from the slot. We were unable or unwilling to penetrate the Advantage goal area and it cost us", said Assistant Coach Mike Meserve. Goalie Mike Pearless (Framingham, MA) finished the night with 17 saves in the lost.
On Sunday, Bridgton travels north to Canada for a rematch against Standstead Collage.