Friday night the Jr. B hockey team started off the weekend with a home game against the University of New Hampshire’s Club team. It was a well matched game, but Bridgton played a strong game both on offense and defense to secure the win.
Kevin Seely (Berkely, MA) started off the effort, netting Bridgton’s first goal with assists from Dan MacInnes (Plymouth, MA) and Cory Durkin (Narragansett, RI). Dusty Burke tallied Bridgton’s second goal after working hard to collect a rebound that was created by Barry O’Neil (Falmouth, MA) and Billy Smith (Boston, MA). Brian McKeown scored next on a power play from a Matt Pagano (Cranston, RI) and Durkin. On his next play, McKeown scored again, this time from Marco Spisso (Highland Falls, NY) and Pagano. Pagano then took a shot from the point off a feed from McKeown, and John Sheil (Narragansett, RI) created a great screen in front, netting Bridgton’s next goal of the game. Spisso netted Bridgton’s sixth goal, followed shortly by Sheil from O’Neil and Spisso. Pettingill buried the eighth goal of the game with assists from Matt Driscoll (Dedham, MA) and Burke. Ethan Charny (Chicago, IL) rounded out the scoring as he received a great pass from Marquise Cotten (Washington, DC) out front and finished the play for Bridgton’s ninth and final goal. Mike Gendreau (Medford, MA) played in net for the Wolverines stopping 27 of the 28 shots that came his way earning the 9-1 win.
Coach Meserve was happy with the results commenting, "It was the most complete game of the year and we executed our systems with perfection. Guys like Cotten, Sheil and Burke were our spark plugs tonight, always moving, always finishing checks"