Monday, October 12, 2009
BA DEFEATS STARS 5-3
The Wolverines opened the IJHL Showcase with a 5-3 victory over the New England Stars. BA continues to utilize their speed and strength by attacking the opposition from every angle. BA put pucks toward the net and had players drive toward the net looking for rebounds. Of BA's 23 shots, 18 of the were inside the hash marks. "At this level, we expect players to battle for loose pucks. We want players to compete in front of our goal and the opposition's net. These areas of the ice are where the game is won or lost" said Assistant Coach Mike Meserve.
Mike Iacobucci (Franklin, MA) scored his team leading 4th goal of the season, banging in a Pat Martin (Hanover, MA)shot. Sean Eubanks (Cape Elizabeth, ME) scored his first of two goals to give BA a 2-1 lead. The Stars answered back, but George Costa (Winthrop, MA) gave the Wolverines the lead going into the first admission.
The second half, saw a fast paced, tight checking game. The Star tied the score at three, but Eubanks gave the Wolverines a 4-3 lead, when he poked in a Patrick Thornton (Dublin, CA) rebound. Pat Sen (Niles, IL) scored on an empty net to ice the game for BA. Sen, Eubanks, Martin and Kyle O'Connell (Bridgewater, MA) all finished with two points.
Robby Campbell (Braintree, MA) started in net and picked up his second win of the season.