The Jr. A Team arrived in Lake Placid, NY late on Friday night after an interesting bus ride. The team was a little tired to start their game against a very talented team from the National Sports Academy on Saturday. BA took a 1-0 lead thanks to a goal from Brendan Moore (Springfield, MA) which was assisted by Mike Peacock (Barnstable, MA). NSA rallied back and tied the game in the third period. BA put up a good fight but NSA was able to pull ahead on a power play goal with a few minutes left in the game. BA didn't let up and threw everything they had at the NSA goalie who stirred away everything he faced in the final few minutes. Brad Cray (Raleigh, NC) played very well stopping 23-25 shots for BA.
On Sunday BA shortened their bench as did NSA to get some other players into the mix. Will Husic (Glastonbury, CT) got the start in net and stopped 21 out of 23 shots. BA won 7-2 with a great effort from their defense. Erik Burke (Manchester, NH) tallied three goals for the night earning his first hat trick of the season. Burk and his line were +4 for the afternoon. Dean Cavicchi (Plymouth, MA), Charlie Cobb (South Burlington, VT), and Marco Spisso (Highland Falls, NY) all added to the offensive attack and added goals for the night. John Delpadre (North Providence, RI) had a +5 rating as a defenseman and Dan Sullivan (Burlington, MA) added two assists on defense.