Monday, October 25, 2010


The Wolverine B Team traveled Friday to Northfield, VT to take on ACHA Powerhouse Norwich University. Jesse Little(Freedom, ME/Winslow High) returned between to pipes in this high anticipated match up. The Wolverines started the first period with a peppering of the Norwich goalie. BA took 23 shots on goal, while only allowing 3. Coach Mike Meserve noted,"We played great in the offensive zone. The boys put a lot of puck on the net and battle for rebounds. However, I was really proud our defensive zone play. We broke the puck out quickly and didn't allow any quality scoring opportunities." On a power play, Bridgton finally broke the ice when Charlie Cobb(South Burlington, VT/South Burlington High) buried a quick snapshot from the point. Bridgton was very physical in the first period, which helped them control the tempo and work the puck down low over and over.
Leading 1-0 after one period, the Wolverine put together another solid period. Outshooting Norwich 15-10. Little had some more work in net, but Bridgton did a great job keeping the puck low in Norwich's zone. Marco Spisso(Highland Falls, NY/ Red Bank Generals) gave BA a 2-1 lead when he scored off a nifty move driving to the net. BA's penalty kill was very active in the second period, including a full two minute 5-3.
The third period was a back and forth battle. Very physical, bordering chippy. Norwich made it a one goal game with a redirection in front, but Little and the Wolverine defense shut the door the rest of the way. Ryan Kulik(Pembroke, MA/Pembroke High) sealed the Wolverine win with an empty net tally.
Bridgton B evened their record 1-1-1. On Wednesday, the Wolverines travel to Biddleford Ice Arena to take on The Maine Wave U-18 AAA. Then Saturday and Sunday they take on the New England Stars U-18 AAA.

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