Bridgton Academy played one of their better games of the season, but couldn't crack the Kodiak's goalie. Bridgton played a much tougher game than their past few. They finished checks and really made the Kodiaks pay for every inch of ice. Nate Potter (Hartford, VT) stopped 13 of 14 shots he faced in the first 25 minute period. Unfortunately, BA's penalty killed allowed a later first period goal. BA finished the period strong and Darren Casey-Covell (Orono, ME) made a nice move in the offensive zone, cut to his forehand and buried a wrist shot low blocker side. Colin Hurd (West Tisbury, MA) and David Stevens (Lynn, MA) picked up the assists.
The second half, was more of the same. Ba controlled the 5-5 play. Overall for the game, BA only allowed 9 shots when the team was even strength. Special teams proved to be BA's downfall. With BA on the powerplay, the Kodiaks got a lucky bounce and scored shorthanded. The game continued back and forth, BA desperately trying to even the score. Shorthanded, BA saw their hopes dashed as the Kodiaks scored their second power play goal of the game.
"I thought our team really battle tonight. We just couldn't capitalize on our chances" said Head Coach Jonathan Lounsbury.