Saturday, November 5, 2011

Jr. A Slips Past Boston Jr. Bruins 4-3

The Jr. A hockey team took the ice against the Boston Jr. Bruins in what proved to be a close match up. Ryan Connors (Marshfield, MA) started off the night as the Wolverines took advantage of a powerplay and Connors finished a feed from Marco Spisso (Highland Falls, NY) to take a 1-0 lead four minutes into the game. Bridgton continued to dominate for the rest of the period, but the Bruins were a man up in the last minute of the period, and snuck a goal past goaltender Pat Farrington (Sandwich, MA) to tie up the game.

Taking the ice for the second period, the Wolverines were fired up and determined to take back the lead with Mike Marchionda (Hyde Park, MA) netting the go ahead goal with assists from Tommy Graham (Medfield, MA) and Cam Kennedy (Lynn, MA). Connors tallied his second goal of the game shortly after in the second period off a pass from John Sartell (Wakefield, MA) to take a 3-1 lead going into the third period.

Right off the bat in the final period, the Bruins scored closing the gap to one goal. After a few trips up and down the ice, Bridgton scored another powerplay goal as Zach Wells buried the Wolverine’s final puck of the night from Spisso and Connors. With a 4-2 lead, the Wolverines were not out of the clear. The Bruins kept up the tempo of the game, but Bridgton had no trouble hanging in there. Bridgton held the lead, even with the Bruins last goal with three seconds left in the game to secure a 4-3 win for the Wolverines.

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