Between halves, Coach Meserve and Coach Travis, expressed their displeasure on how the team seemed reluctant to utilize their systems. Whatever was said, seemed to work as BA came out and really worked the puck down low. "Guys like Tim Marshall(Hull, MA\Archbishop Williams High) and Mike Clancy(Hampton, NH/St. Thomas High) threw their bodies around today. They we so good down low. They had some quality hits, shots and were outstanding in time of possession" said Meserve. BA had their best goal of the year when Dan Macinnes(Plymouth, MA/Plymouth North High) continued to move his feet and wrist a shot low on the goalie. Erik Burke(Manchester, NH/Memorial High) drove the net and buried the rebound. Finally, on a set end zone face off play, Defenseman John Delpadre(North Providence, RI/Smithfield High), swung a pass to the streaking Charlie Gendron(Boxford, MA/Masco High) who drove pass the Wave defensemen on a breakaway. The defender took Charlie down before he could get a shot off and the official signal a penalty shot. Gendron made a nice move then slide a backhand through the goalies five hole. BA up 4-1 seemed to relax a little and allowed the Wave to chip into the lead making 4-2. Again, poor end zone defense and long shifts helped account for the goal. Jesse Little(Freedom, ME/Winslow High) picked up the win in goal, stopping 20 of the 22 shots he faced.
Overall, the coaching staff saw some good things and some bad things. Things no doubt will be addressed and worked on during practice this week.
BA looks to continue their mini winning streak when they take of the New England Stars Junior B Saturday and Sunday at the Bridgton Ice Arena.