Thursday, January 28, 2010
NICHOLS DOWNS BA 6-1
Game 2 was another 6-1 loss for BA. Bridgton poured 34 shots on the Nichols and could only manage one goal. Patrick Sen(Niles, IL/Loyola Academy) scored a gorgeous one time from the high slot. Aaron Semiao(North Reading, MA) and Jesse Shavel(Cumberland, ME/Greely High School) worked the puck down low in the Nichols zone and allowed Sen to find an open lane for BA's lone goal.
The second half of the game, Nichols capitalized on three power play opportunities to put the game out of reach and eliminate BA from tournament contention.
"I thought at times we played really well. Worked hard, battle down low with and without the puck and ready brought a physical presence to the game. Guys like O'Connell, Donahue and Savage really punished their opponents every chance they had" said Assistant Coach Mike Meserve
Through the first two games, BA has been outscored 12-2, but those number don't account for the strong play of Captain Kyle O'Connell(Bridgewater,MA/Bridgewater Raynham High School). Many spectators commented on how dominate O'Connell was in both games. He managed to have a handful of highlight reel hits each game and made opponents aware of him on the ice.