Thursday, November 12, 2009
WOLVERINES FALL TO RANGERS 5-4
Games are played over 60 minutes and for the first 20 minutes the Wolverines dominated the Boston Junior Rangers. BA outshot the Rangers 15-13 and went into the first intermission with a 2-1 lead. Pat Sen (Niles, IL/Loyola Academy) scored his fourth goal of the season. Sen's powerplay goal came when he banged in a rebound in front of the net. Evan Schwender (Saundertown, RI/North Kingston High School) and Tad Gold (Oak Bluff, MA/Marthas Vineyard High School) picked up the assists. With BA up 1-0 they countinued their attack. Corbin Bourque (Charlestown, MA/Lexington High School) took a feed from Tom MacInnes (Plymouth, MA/Plymouth North High School) and walked in alone to beat the Ranger's goalie. Schwender also picked up his second assist of the game. The rangers manged to sneak one by Robby Campbell (Braintree, MA/ Braintree High School)just before the break.
The start of the second period saw the Rangers pushing the Wolverines all over the ice. The Rangers scored two unanswered goals and had a 3-2 lead until Pat Martin (Hanover, MA)/Hanover High School) buried a Darren Casey-Covell (Orono, MA/Bangor High School) rebound to tie the game going into the intermission. Kyle O'Connell(Bridgewater, MA/Bridgewater-Raynham High School) also added an assist on the tying goal.
When things are going bad, usually a few lucky bounces help. However, the Wolverines were the victims of a few bad breaks. The Rangers took a 4-3 lead on a power play goal. A shot from the point, which was going wide, hit the shaft of a stick and deflected pass Campbell. Bridgton came right back to tie the game when Colin Hurd (West Tisbury, MA/Marthas Vineyard High School) took some abuse in front on another rebound goal. Martin and Casey-Covell picked up the assists.
Unfortunately, another bad break led to Rangers game winner. With nine minuted remaining, the Wolverines threw everything at the Rangers, but were unable to score.
The Wolverines look to get back on track next weekend when they participate in the Warriors Classic Tournament in Haverhill, MA. The first game of the weekend will be a rematch against National Sports Academy Friday November 13th, 3:30 PM.