The Jr. A team had their first game of the season Saturday night against the New England Wolves. While BA took the lead initially, the Wolves were able to tie it up with a goal late in the first period. BA scored again, followed by another Wolves goal. With the score tied at 2-2, the Wolves pulled ahead in the third period. BA pulled their goaltender in hopes to score with a man up to tie the game and bring it into overtime. Unfortunately the Wolves scored on an empty net to steal the 4-2 win.
In game one, Brendan Glynn (Quincy, MA) and Ryan Connors (Marshfield, MA) netted Bridgton’s goals while Silas Rainville (Franklin, VT), Sam Scannell (Glastonbury, CT), and Jimmy Magrath (Medfield, MA) got the assists. Patrick Farrington (Sandwich, MA) started off in net with 13 saves followed by Mike Gendreau (Medford, MA) with 8, and Jordi Van Gaal (RyMenam, Belgium) with 10.
In the second game, Glynn tallied his second goal of the season off a pass from Colin Edwards (Winchester, MA). In this effort, Farrington made 9 saves, while Gendreau and Van Gaal each stopped 11 shots.
Coach Lounsbury was pleased at the end of the weekend saying "I'm happy with the outcome. We have been on the ice for a week and competed with a very well coached disciplined squad, we never gave up and played tough. I'm excited to see what we can do with a little more time on the ice."
Up next, the Jr. A team will take on St. Foye at home on Saturday October 8th at 7:00 P.M.
Expect big things from BA Hockey in the 2011-2012 season!!