Monday, January 24, 2011

Northwood Tournament Recap

After the long bus ride to New York, the team came out strong in the first game against the Springfield Pics. With the score tied at 1-1, everyone was fighting for the go ahead goal. When it looked like the game was heading into overtime, with under a minute left on the clock, the Pics snuck the winning goal past BA’s goaltender Will Husic (Glastonburt, CT). Husic saved 18 of the 20 shots he saw. Brad McGovern (Haverhill, MA) scored the lone goal for BA with assists from Ryan Donovan (Bridgewater, MA) and Ryan Menard (Ashland, MA).

In the second game of the tournament, BA had another great effort. When Rothesay Netherwood stepped on the ice, they didn’t know what hit them. BA pulled together, realizing they needed a win to play in the championship bracket. BA showed no mercy, securing a 5-3 win. The Wolverines goals were scored by Sean Yule (West Newton, MA), McGovern, Donovan, Cavicchi, and McGovern again as he sealed the win. Tyler Gallagher played between the pipes, and remains undefeated for the season saving 17 of the 20 shots he saw.

In the final game of the week, the Wolverines were playing against former Bridgon Academy coach Jamie Printz. The team knew they were going to be talented, but also knew they needed a win to secure a spot in the final four. After a tremendous 50 minutes of hockey the two teams skated to a 3-3 tie ending the tournament for the Wolverines. Goals came from Dan Concannon (Everett, MA) from Tyler Albano (Beverly, MA) and Menard. Charlie Cobb (South Burlington, VT) scored next from Marco Spisso (Highland Falls, NY) and Ryan Dooley (Topsfield, MA). Kulik scored the final goal off a feed from Laliberte. Brad Cray (Raleigh, NC) played the final game in net stopping 21 of the 24 shots fired his way.

Coach Travis was pleased with the weekend saying, “the guys played very well and should be very proud of their efforts. They played three very talented teams and skated away 1-1-1 in the tournament just missing the final round with the tie.”

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