Monday, October 18, 2010

Jr. A Goes 2-0 for the Weekend

The Jr. A Hockey team had a very successful weekend winning both of their contests. They started off against the Eastern Kodiaks in which they played hard and won 7-2.

Ryan Donovan (Bridgewater, MA) started off the scoring as he put away a pass from Tyler Albano (Beverly, MA) and Brendan Fitzpatrick (Winthrop, MA). Charlie Cobb (South Burlington, VT) and Matt Buckley (Canton, MA) then set up Ryan Kulik (Pembroke, MA) to score BA’s second goal of the game. At the end of the first period Brendan Moore (Springfield, MA) put away BA’s third goal of the game with assists from Dan Concannon (Everett, MA) and Brad McGovern (Haverhill, MA).

BA went into the 2nd period up 3-0 and ready to play. However, Eastern Kodiak was able to capitalize on a few mistakes on BA's part and sneak two goals by goalie Tyler Gallagher (Nahant, MA) and bring to score to a much closer 3-2. However, with under one minute left in the period, Albano scored with assists from Donovan and Alex Bartlett (South Burlington, VT) for BA giving them a two goal lead going into the final period.

In the third period BA was able to pull ahead. Bartlett started the final run with an unassisted goal with nine minutes left. Albano followed with a goal assisted by Dan Cushing (Wilmington, MA) and Donovan. Marco Spisso (Highland Falls, NY) tallied BA’s 7th goal of the night as he capitalized in passes from Ryan Menard (Ashland, MA) and Fitzpatrick. In net Gallagher saved 21 of 23 shots.

Coach Lounsbury was pleased with the guys performance. “I thought the boys came out hard and we controlled the game. Midway through the game we got a little too comfortable and let the Kodiaks back in it. We got away from doing the little things right and Gallagher kept us alive in net. We regrouped after the second period and figured it out by dominating the third period. Overall it was a good win but the guys need to learn to play for 60 minutes,” said Lounsbury.

The team didn’t get a break as they jumped right back into a game with the Boston Junior Bruins on Sunday which they won with a much closer score of 3-2.

“Poor Ice conditions and a bit of arrogance kept the game within reach for the Boston Bruins. Our team didn't have the jump we usually have. Concannon got the monkey off his back with two tallies and Cray made some great stops. Sean Yule’s text book 3 on 2 goal was huge as we pulled away with a decent win. All in all I'm happy with the wins and our work ethic,” said Lounsbury at the end of the weekend.

Concannon scored BA’s first goal of the game with assists by DJ Sullivan (Burlington, MA) and McGovern. Concannon then capitalized on passes from Menard and Moore to tally the Wolverines 2nd goal of the game. With the score tied at two, Sean Yule (West Newton, MA) scored the game winner with assists from Erik Burke (Manchester, NH) and Ryan Dooley (Topsfield, MA).

This week the team will travel to Vermont to take on the Glades on Wednesday the 20th at 3:30 P.M.

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