Monday, November 16, 2009
ATLANTA KNIGHTS TOP WOLVERINES 6-2
BA and Atlanta squared off in the final game of the Warrior Classic. Atlanta definitely came out flying, peppering Goalie Robby Campbell (Braintree, MA/Braintree High School) with 18 first period shots. "We did a terrible job in front of our own goal. We left Robby all alone too often and Atlanta made us pay," said Head Coach Jonathan Lounsbury. The Knights scored 6 goals in the first half, all within 4 feet of the goal. We have some big, tough defensemen, but they were outworked and out muscled by the Knights" quoted Assistant Coach Mike Meserve. BA did manage one goal in the first half. Patrick Sen (Niles, IL/Loyaola Academy) scored to make it a 6-1 game. Tad Gold (Oaks Bluffs, MA/Martha's Vineyard High School) and Trey Rasmussen (West Tisbury, MA/Martha's Vineyard High School) collected the helpers on Sen's third goal of the tournament.
Whatever was said in intermissions must of worked, BA came out running and gunning. They controlled the play down low, limited some shots in front and managed to win the period 1-0. Nate Potter (White River Junction,VT/Hartford High School) stopped all 22 shots he faced, including a nice glove save on a partial breakaway. Sen scored his 2nd goal of the game and 4th of the tournament when he took a feed from Gold and buried the puck past the Atlanta keeper.
Coach Meserve noted,"We had one bad period all weekend. We played our best hockey to date and I am extremely pleased how hard we battled."