Monday, October 5, 2009
WOLVERINES DROP MOOSE 5-4 IN OT
The Bridgton Academy Wolverines welcomed the Maine Moose for the first game of the 2009-2010 season. With parents, faculty, students and alumni in attendance, the Wolverines came out hot. They put 19 shots on the Moose goalie, while allowing only 9 on starting goalie Nate Potter (Hartford, VT). Darren Casey-Covell (Orono, ME) started the scoring with the assists going to Kyle O'Connell (Bridgewater, MA) and George Costa (Winthrop, MA). With 15:08 gone in the first period, Patrick Martin (Hanover, MA) gave the Wolverines a 2-0 lead going into the break.
Period two started with the Moose flying all over the BA zone. BA outshot the Moose 18-13, but the Moose produced more quality scoring opportunities. Nate Potter was tested in close over and over. However, the Moose evened the score at by the end of the second period. "We didn't do a very good job in our own zone. We allowed the Moose to have free rein and drive to the net" said Head Coach Jonathan Lounsbury. Through two periods Potter stopped 21 of 23 shots.
Period three was a back a forth battle. Each team throwing all they had at each other. With 3 minutes remaining in the period and the Moose with a 3-2 lead, Mike Iacobucci(Franklin, MA) scored a tying goal. 26 seconds later the Moose scored to take the lead. All looked lost as BA pulled their goalie for an extra attacker. Iacobucci was feeling heroic as he scored the game typing goal with 59 seconds remaining.
Going into OT, BA once again pressed the attack and won it when Defenseman Chris Howard (Shelburne, VT) blasted a shot on goal. Aaron Semiao (North Reading, MA) tipped the shot over the Moose goalie's shoulder for the win. For the game, BA outshot the Moose 59-37. Robby Campbell(Braintree, MA) finished with 13 saves on 15 shots and picked up the win in net.