After a day off from competition, the Jr. B team hit the ice again, this time to take on Southern New Hampshire University at home. Following Friday night’s 9-1 win, Bridgton worked hard once again to secure a 9-2 win of SNHU’s Club team.
Right off the bat, Bridgton drew a penalty and Cody Norton (South Burlington, VT) scored with assists from Brian McKeown (Scarborough, ME) and John Sheil (Narragansett, RI). Matt Pagano (Cranston, RI) scored next off assists from Marquise Cotten (Washington, DC) and Chris Mini (Everett, MA). SNHU then scored, to close the gap. It didn’t take long however for Bridgton to pull ahead as Kevin Seely (Berkley, MA) scored a power play goal off a feed from Barry O’Neil (Falmouth, MA). Dusty Burke (Sherborn, MA) scored Bridgton’s final goal of the first period unassisted and shorthanded.
In the second period, SNHU held Bridgton to one goal with Dylan Larrow (Ludlow, MA) scoring off O’Neil and Matt Driscoll (Dedham, MA). SNHU also snuck in a goal to tie the period up, although they still trailed 5-2.
Bridgton came out on fire in the third period with Ethan Charny (Chicago, IL) scoring twice in one shift, both assists from Zach Pettingil (Scarborough, ME) and Burke. The line then rounded out the scoring with Pettingill nettings Bridgton’s final goal of the game from Charny and Burke. John Busa (Billerica, MA) played in net saving 31 of the 33 shots SNHU fired at him.
Coach Meserve called the game “another big win” commenting, " SNHU has some big college guys, and our guys had to battle for each and every puck. Now we still have to work on bringing the intensity each and every shift"