Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Prep Team Statistics


2012 – 2013 SEASON STATISTICS
NAME                                                 GP       G         A         PTS                                                    
2Ethan Dorval                                     15        5          12        17                                                       
8John Ferguson                                  15        9          7          16                                                       
9Cody Weaver                                    14        2          7          9                                                         
20 Connor Dipietro                              15        5          4          9                                                         
21Kevin Thornton                               15        3          5          8                                                         
14Ned Richard                                    15        3          4          7                                                         
19Ricky Panton                                  14        3          3          6                                                         
27Cooper Hines                                  15        1          5          6                                                         
44Beau Laflamme                              15        0          6          6                                                         
18Brendan Ryan                                 15        1          4          5                                                         
17Derek Frasca                                  15        0          5          5                                                         
3Tyson Bernard                                  15        0          4          4                                                         
11Ryan Bertone                                  15        4          0          4                                                         
22Donnie Kellough                              15        3          0          3                                                         
7Anthony Figlioli                                  1          1          2          3                                                         
5Ben Erlich                                         15        0          2          2                                                         
26Sean Rogers                                   4          0          1          1                                                         
13Parker Spear                                  15        0          1          1                                                         
16Kyle Sacco                                     5          0          0          0                                                         
15Drayton Chasteen                           1          0          0          0                                                         
48Stone Cooney                                 1          0          0          0                                                         


GOALIE                                MIN     W         L          T          G         S          SV%    GAA   
35Nick Hegerty                       476      2          6          2          20        214      .906     2.52    
1Jordan Legendre                   78        1          1          0          7          35        .800     5.38    
33Michael Lambias                 225      1          2          0          11        87        .900     3.00    
10/29/12
Islanders (OT) L 3 – 4                           Edge L 2 - 5
Dynamos L 3 – 4                                    RNS L 5 - 7
Dynamos L 0 – 2                                    Northwood L 3 - 5
Wave L 3 – 7                                          Edge L 2 - 4
Mariners L 1 – 2
Wizards W 4 – 1
Monarchs W 4 – 0
EM Senators (SOL) 1 – 2
Flames East W 6 – 1
Flames West W 1 – 0
EM Senators L 1 -3 

Monday, October 29, 2012

Stats Through 12 Games

                                                 









# Name Games G A Points Plus/ Minus
3 Ethan Dorval 1 0 0 0 0
5 Pete Marshall 12 0 1 1 4
6 Kevin Doherty 12 3 6 9 3
7 John Murtagh 12 1 2 3 8
8 Curt Fairholm 10 3 3 6 2
9 Cam Roy 12 0 6 6 4
11 Mitch Paulson 11 1 1 2 0
12 Matt Lis 7 0 2 2 3
13 Jon Hart 12 8 6 14 9
14 Jon Fanara 12 1 1 1 4
15 Drayton Chasteen 9 1 0 0 -2
16 Daniel Conroy 12 1 0 1 3
18 Christian Going 11 2 2 4 3
17 Thomas Braswell 10 3 4 7 3
19 Daniel Walsh 12 2 5 7 4
20 Mike Paulson 12 2 1 3 2
21 Conor McLean 0 0 0 0 0 Injured
22 Connor Ferrera 12 5 5 10 13
24 Tucker Ross 12 3 1 4 1
26 Alex Vincellette 11 2 2 4 1
27 Merrek Peters 12 4 3 7 2
28 Adam Lundberg 12 1 1 2 0
44 Dustin Walsh 12 0 3 3 0
48 Stone Cooney 0 0 0 0 0
Games G.A.A SVP % Min Saves Goals W/L
1 Chris Eiserman 7 3 0.891 519:30:00 171 20 4-3-0
33 Connor Murray 5 2.4 0.909 285:00:00 120 12 3-2-0








Upcoming Events

The Wolverine JR Hockey team will host the Stanstead College Spartans on sunday afternoon at 1:00PM in Bridgton Maine for their first meeting of the season.  Connor Murray will get the start for the Wolverines as they hope to continue their solid play.

The Prep Hockey team will travel to Mass to play their second game against the East Coast Wizards November 3rd Away.


JR Vs Advantage

Game two on Saturday was a face-off against another split Boston Advantage squad (A mix between their tier 1 elite team and other ISL prep players).  The Wolverines started off slow and Connor Murray (Needham, Ma) was the saving grace as his kicked aside shot after shot.  Finally, the wolverines settled in and started to play tough hockey.  Halfway through the first half John Fanara (Dennis, Ma) forced a turnover and put a rocket top corner to take the 1-0 lead.  The play continued to go back and forth until Jon Hart (Bridgewater, Ma) found the back of the net with 10 seconds left in the period (assists from Kevin Doherty and DJ Walsh).  Connor Murray stayed strong through the game as the Wolverines took control of the second half.  John Murtagh (Milton, MA) found the back of the net with a slap shot from the point (assists from Dustin Walsh, and Merrek Peters).  Two minutes later Adam Lundberg (Winthrop, Ma) put a shot crossbar down from the top of the circle for his first of the year (Assists from Vincellette and Mitch Paulson).
Connor Murray recorded his 4th straight win and first shutout of the year (stopped all 23 shots).

"It's nice to see the team get on a hot streak and play with some confidence.  It's not easy to win 7 in a row and I hope we continue to move forward and build as a team" added Lounsbury

Jr Team vs Advantage White

On Saturday morning the Wolverines were back at it against a Boston Advantage split squad team compiled of ISL Prep players.  The first half of the game went back and forth as both goaltenders came up with save after save.  Eiserman was strong in net again as he led his team to their 6th straight win.  In the second half of the game the Wolverines woke up and the flood gates opened.  Conor Ferrera (Coto De Caza, CA) started the scoring as he popped his own rebound in top shelf, short side. BA continued their strong play and minutes later found the back of the net on a turn around slap shot from the right side by Alex Vincellette (Hadley, MA).  The Advantage kept fighting and put the game within in one as a Thayer Academy forward ripped one far side low blocker on Eiserman.   BA rebounded nicely as Curtis Fairholm (Dublin, Oh) ripped home a rebound on a Tucker Ross shot (2nd assists Cam Roy) to take a 3-1 lead.  BA dominated the play from that point forward and had goals from Tucker Ross (Dustin Walsh Assist), Merek Peters (Fountain Valley, CA) assisted by Fairholm and the finishing touch was a nice goal by Conor Ferrera on a John Murtagh shot.  Eiserman stopped 24 of 26 for the win.

Other Notable Players-  DJ Walsh (Needham Ma)
Jon Hart (Bridgewater, Ma)
Mike Paulson, (Winthrop, Ma)

Jr team vs South Shore Kings (split)

Over the weekend the BA Wolverines traveled to Hingham, Ma and Exeter NH to compete in 4 games.  On Friday night the Wolverines faced off against a South Shore Kings split squad.  The Wolverines came out of the gate slow and fell 1-0 early on a rebound goal by the Kings. 5 minutes later Tom Braswell (Lynn, MA) battled in front to find the back of the net and even the score at 1 (Braswell, Assisted by John Murtagh).  The Wolverines continued to dominate the play down low  and quickly went ahead 2-1 on a second chance wrap around by Drayton Chasteen (Winthrop, Ma).  The strong play continued and the Wolverines capitalized on another rebound in front.  A shot from the point landed on Christian Going's (York, Me) and he found the back of the net to take a 3-1 lead.  South Shore battled back to come within one in the second half.  The Wolverines were able to fight off the Kings for the win.  Chris Eiserman (Newburyport, MA) was great in net stopping 24 of 26 shots faced.  

"I though the boys were a little sluggish coming off the bus.  They need to realize how important mental preparation is for each hockey game. Each night the play in front of college coaches and need to be consistent to catch their attention.  At the end of the day it's a good road hockey win" added Lounsbury.

Notable players:  D- Tucker Ross (Ashburn, VA)
D- Dustin Walsh (Concord, NH)
F- Tom Braswell (Lynn, Ma)

Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Prep Hockey vs. Manchester Flames

The Prep Hockey Team split their day, taking an early morning win over Manchester Flames West to make into the finals against the Eastern Massachusetts Senators, which they lost 3-1 when the EMS sealed the game with an empty net goal as time expired. Everyone travel safe!

Saturday, October 20, 2012

Prep Hockey Plays the East Coast Wizards

The Prep Hockey Team traveled to play the East Coast Wizards and took the win 4 - 1.

Wolverines play Rice AAA

Friday October 19 - The Wolverines took on Rice AAA at home and tok the win 3 - 1.

Tuesday, October 16, 2012

Jr. Hockey plays the National Sports Academy

This past weekend the Jr. Hockey team traveled to Lake Placid to play the National Sports Academy for a double header on the 1980 Olympic Ice Rink. It was a great victory for the Wolverines with goals by Kevin Doherty, Mike Paulson, and Curtis Fairholm, and John Hart, each had two goals that night. DJ Walsh and Merrek Peters played great games. Chris Eiserman played excellently in goal letting in 2. Wolverines took the win 6-2.

The second game went just as well with goals by Mitch Paulson, Tucker Ross, John Hart, Curtis Fairholm,  Thomas Braswell, DJ Walsh. Chris Eiserman saved 24 out of 26 shots. The Wolverines won again with a final score of 6-2.


Friday, October 5, 2012

Homecoming Weekend











Jr Team Announces Captains.

The Bridgton Academy Junior Team Hockey Coach Jonathan Lounsbury recently announced that defenseman Matt Lis (Wettersfield, CT) and Dustin Walsh (Concord, NH) will serve as captain for the 2012-2013 season. "These two young men are exemplary leaders for our squad" said Lounsbury. "Lis was an easy pick since day one. A very quiet young man who does everything at 100%, he is a lead by example kind of guy. Walsh brings more of the vocal leadership to the locker room. Not only has he worked his tail off to get where he is today, the guys really respect him and listen when he has something to say. We expect our captains to set good examples for their teammates both on the ice and off, and these two players have the ability to do that.”


 The Wolverines opened up their season with two games against a tough New England Wolves squad. On Saturday night the Wolverines fought hard for 60 minutes and came up short losing to the Wolves by a score of 4-2. "We made a few mistakes during the game and unfortunately those mistakes found the back of the net. The Wolves had played 9 games prior to playing us and it was our first. I'm proud of the effort and excited to see the growth in our team" said Lounsbury. Chris Eiserman backstopped the Wolverines stopping 31-35 shots. Goals came from Alex Vincellete (Hadley, MA)assisted by Mitch Paulson (Winthrop, Ma) Connor Ferrera ( Coto De Caza, CA)and Kevin Doherty (Wakefield, MA) unassisted.


 On Sunday the Wolverines played game two against the Wolves and came up short again. "We came out too wound up and our nerves got the best of us. After the 2nd period our staff told our young men to relax and have fun. Our third period was outstanding, unfortunately it was too late." Connor Murray played well in net stopping 28-32 shots his faced. The lone goal for the Wolverines came from Jon Fanara(Dennis,MA) assisted by Connor Ferrera. "I am very happy to get a few games under our belt and get the jitters out. I have all the confidence in the world that we as a team will bounce back and start the climb to a record breaking year" added Lounsbury. The Wolverines square up tonight Oct 5th, 7:00PM against rival Sainte Foy (Quebec)at Home.

Wolverine Prep Team Captain Announced.

The Wolverines Prep hockey coach Mike Meserve named forward Beau LaFlamme(Bourne,Ma) Captain for the 2012-2013 Prep Hockey season. "The love of teammates and team provides the fundamental seed for leadership," said Meserve. "Beau's work ethic on and off the ice is outstanding. He is a young man who carries himself as a professional, plays with passion, grit and determination. We look forward to Beau having a big year."


 The prep team opened up their season last weekend with a Friday night battle against a strong Middlesex Islanders Club. Nick Hegarty was sensational in net stopping 41 of the 46 shots he faced. Unfortunately, the Wolverines came up short falling to the Islanders in overtime by a score of 4-3. The Wolverine goals came from Anthony Figlioli (York, ME), John Ferguson (West Haven, CT) and Ryan Bertone (Marshfield, ma). The prep team travels to Clifton Park, NY this weekend to play two games against a tough CP Dynamo Squad.

Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Player Profile: Zach Pettingill


HOMETOWN: Scarborough, ME

HIGH SCHOOL: Scarborough High School

IN HIGH SCHOOL: I saw myself as an athlete, therefore I focused all of my attention on sports

HEARD ABOUT BA: My high school’s guidance counselor mentioned it as a good option

GOALS AT BA: I want to develop as an individual and improve my grades

BA IS DIFFERENT THAN HIGH SCHOOL: You have much more free time and you are responsible for yourself

BEST THING ABOUT BA: The competitive level of athletics

WORST THING ABOUT BA: No girls

ACTIVITIES AT BA: Hockey, Yearbook Club, Tour Guide

OUTSIDE OF BA: I play sports

ROLE MODEL: My Dad

FAVORITE BOOK: The Blind Side by Michael Lewis

FAVORITE MOVIE: Stepbrothers

FAVORITE SPORTS TEAM: The Boston Bruins

FAVORITE ATHLETE: David Krejci

FAVORITE MUSIC: Country

FAVORITE MEAL: Pulled Pork

FAVORITE QUOTE: “Get it.”

MY FRIENDS WOULD BE SURPRISED TO KNOW: That I am in the yearbook club

BA PROSPECTIVE STUDENTS SHOULD KNOW: If you are given the opportunity, take it!

Thursday, February 23, 2012

Jr. B Ends Season With Tie Against Hebron

The Jr. B hockey team took the ice for the final time this season against Hebron Academy's B hockey team. While Bridgton came in with their confidence high, Hebron was the first to score a few minutes into the game. Ethan Charny (Chicago, IL) tied up the game shortly after as he beat the goalie over his shoulder with assists from Brian McKeown (Scarborough, ME) and Johnny Sheil (Narragansett, RI). While McKeown netted the go ahead goal in the second period with help from Sheil and Matt Pagano (Cranston, RI), Hebron answered back to tie up the game one more time. Both teams kept the intensity up as they entered into the third period.Steve Trychon (Sterling, MA) and Zach Pettingill (Scarborough, ME) set up Danny MacInnes (Plymough, MA) to beat Hebron's goalie one more time to take the lead. After a few missed shots and big saves by Bridgton goalie John Busa (Billerica, MA), Hebron got a lucky break as they tied up the game for a third time. Bridgton had a few chances to take the lead, but as time ran out on the clock, the team's took the ice for a five minute overtime. At the end of OT, the score remained tied at 3-3 for Bridgton's final game of the season. Busa was solid in net stopping 32 of 35 shots.

Monday, February 20, 2012

Jr. B Secures Win Over Middlesex Community College

As the Jr. B hockey team took their home ice against Middlesex Community College (MCC) it did not take long for the Wolverines to take the lead, and hold onto it for the remainder of the game. Zach Pettingill (Scarborough, ME) scored five minutes into the game with an assist from Billy Smith (Boston, MA). Middlesex has a close shot bouncing off the post, which BA collected and took down the ice. Brian McKeown (Scarborough, ME) took a shot, which bounced over the goalie to take a 2-0 lead. Of the next face-off McKeown extended the lead as he scored with help from Evan Gray (Norwell, MA). As MCC took a penalty shortly after, Ethan Charny (Chicago, IL) worked the puck in front of the net for a well-placed wrist shot. A few minutes later Matt Driscoll (Dedham, MA) took a shot from the point, which Steve Trychon (Sterling, MA) tipped in for Bridgton’s next goal. MCC finally netted a goal to get on the scoreboard, followed by Charny’s second goal of the night assisted by Johnny Sheil (Narragansett, RI). At the end of the first period, BA held onto a 6-1 lead.


In the second, Craig Standish (New York, NY) finished a feed from Pettingill for a 7-1 lead. MCC had a run of unanswered goals in an attempt at a comeback. With the gap lessened to 7-4, Pettingill put an end to their scoring with a goal of his own with assists from Trychon and Gray.

Bridgton held the lead for the remainder of the game as McKeown fed the puck to Driscoll who scored off a shot from the point. Standish netted his second goal of the night on a power play with an assist to Bryson Weberg (Parksville, BC). Charny then scored his third and the final goal of the night unassisted. MCC was able to sneak one last shot past goaltender John Busa (Billerica, MA) but it was not enough as Bridgton took the 11-5 win. In the game, Busa stopped 35 of the 40 shots that came his way.

Coach Meserve was happy with the game commenting “We had a great first and third periods. We used our systems well and put a lot of pucks on the net. Guys like Evan Gray and Steve Trychon did an outstanding job getting the pucks down low.”

Jr. A Overtakes NE Wolves

The Jr. A hockey team traveled to Waterville Valley, NH to take on the NE Wolves for a third time this season. After an hour long delay for a hard hit by Bridgton that broke a pane of glass, the game resumed. After a hard fought game, Bridgton finally earned a win against the Wolves with a score of 5-3. Check back later for the full story.

Jr. B Beats SNHU on the Road

On Saturday the Jr. B hockey team traveled to Manchester, NH to take on Southern New Hampshire University’s club hockey team and took a 4-3 win. Billy Smith (Boston, MA) netted the first goal for Bridgton with assists from Ethan Charny (Chicago, IL) and Steve Trychon (Sterling, MA). Zach Pettingill was next to score with assists from Bryson Weberg (Parksville, BC) and Matt Pagano (Cranston, RI). Trychon then netted his own goal with assists from Smith and Pettingill. Smith then scored his second for the game-winning goal with assists from Pagano and Cory Durkin (Narragansett, RI). John Busa played in net saving 37 of the 49 shots he saw.

Coach Meserve commented after the game, “We started slow and finished strong. In this game we had a great second and third period. We put a lot of traffic in front of their goalie and put the pucks on net.”

Jr. A Earns Hard Fought Win Over NSA

The Jr. A team took the ice for what promised to be a close, hard fought game against the National Sports Academy (NSA). For the first period, play was evenly matched, remaining scoreless until the last two minutes of the period. With NSA in the penalty box, Jimmy Magrath (Medfield, MA) and Colin Edwards (Winchester, MA) exchanged passes in front of the net before Edwards tallied the first goal of the game for BA.

The second period was played in a similar style to the first. The play was back and forth and it seemed as if BA would hold their 1-0 lead heading into the third. With one minute on the board, NSA snuck a goal past BA goaltender Jordi Vaan Gaal (RyMenam, Belgium) to tie things up. BA was still looking to hold the lead at the end of the second, as Dylan Larrow (Ludlow, MA) netted a rebound off a shot from the point taken by Cam Kennedy (Lynn, MA).

NSA was looking for a comeback early in the third period as they score the game tying goal right away. It looked as if the game would enter into overtime, until Ryan Connors (Marshfield, MA) finished a pass from Magrath on another power play to take the lead. While NSA pulled their goalie for a man up advantage, Sam Scannell (Glastonbury, CT) buried a pass from Connors with just under a second left in the game.

Friday, February 17, 2012

Bridgton Steals Last Minute 6-4 Win

This past week Bridgton took the ice against prep school rival Kents Hill. Kents Hill was first on the board with a goal early in the game. Ryan Connors (Marshfield, MA) answered back with Bridgton's first goal assisted by Jimmy Magrath (Medfeld, MA) and Colin Edwards (Winchester, MA). With the score all tied up at the end of the first period, Kents Hill took the momentum going into the second frame. With three goals unanswered, it appeared as if they had secured the win going into the third period with a 4-1 lead. Mike Marchianda (Hyde Park, MA) collected a feed from Steve Bellew (Hingham, MA) for a power play goal. In the same shift, Marchianda brought the puck around the net and put up a fight with the help of Sam Scannell (Glastonbury, CT) to score his second goal of the game, Bridgton's third. With under two minutes left in the game, Alex Pompeo (Hingham, MA) fired a shot on net and Magrath collected the rebound to score the game tying goal. Bridgton them kept the momentum up as Edwards carried the puck down the ice and beat the goalie over his left shoulder with just over a minute left in the game to take a 5-4 lead. Kents Hill pulled their goalie with thirty seconds on the clock in an attempt to take the game into over time. Pompeo cleared the puck to Kevin Seeley (Berkely, MA) who netted a cross ice, empty net goal to secure the 6-4 win for Bridgton Academy.

Monday, February 13, 2012

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Bridgton Sweeps Rothesay Netherwood

Bridgton Academy took to the ice for a pair of games against Rothesay Netherwood this weekend. Right away in game one, Bridgton came out on fire. In the first period, Tommy Graham (Medfield, MA) capitalized on a power play with a well placed wrist shot to beat the goalie on the side and take a 1-0 lead. Later in the first period, Colin Edwards (Winchester, MA) took his time to move the puck in front of the goalie and fire a shot for Bridgton's second goal of the game with assists from John Sartell (Wakefield, MA) and Graham. Marco Spisso (Highland Falls, NY) extended the lead before the end of the period as Barry O'Neil (Falmouth, MA) fed Spisso a pass for a shorthanded breakaway. Spisso beat the goalie to score and take a 3-0 lead going into the second period. Jimmy Magrath (Medfield, MA) did not waste any time in the second period before scoring the fourth and final goal for Bridgton Academy as the puck trickled over the line to secure the win. Rothesay never gave up scoring two goals on power plays, but was not able to secure a comeback as Bridgton took the 4-2 win.

In the second game, Bridgton was the first to score again. Billy Boudreau (Newburyport, MA) capitalized on a feed from Edwards to take a 1-0 lead. It was not long however, before Rothesay answered back to tie things up. On Bridgon's next rush down the ice it seemed as if Bridgton would take back the lead as Mike Marchionda (Hyde Park, MA) ripped a shot that hit the cross bar. Just a few minuted later Silas Rainville (Franklin, MA) set up Marchionda to score a shorthanded goal, this time taking a 2-1 lead. Edwards netted another goal to increase the lead with an assist from Magrath. After taking a penalty, Rothesay was prepared to take advantage of Bridgton's man down disadvantage. Kevin Seeley (Berkely, MA) broke the puck out of the defensive zone to set up Rainville who scored the fourth goal of the game for Bridgton. Rothesay was able to net one more goal, and down 4-2 with under a minute left in the game they pulled their goalie in an attempt to tie up the game. Rothesay attempted to break the puck out of the zone, but Edwards collected the puck and put away an empty netter to secure the 5-2 win.

Spisso Plays 100th Game For Bridgton Academy


Congratulations to Marco Spisso (Highland Falls, NY) who played in his 100th hockey game for Bridgton Academy this weekend! Spisso had a great game scoring a shorthanded goal to increase BA's lead early in the 4-2 win over Rothesay Netherwood.

Wednesday, February 8, 2012

Player Profile: Billy Smith


HOMETOWN: Boston, MA
HIGH SCHOOL: Brookline High School
IN HIGH SCHOOL: I was lazy, I was the funny guy, I procrastinated a lot, and I had too much freedom
HEARD ABOUT BA: From Brookline High School’s JV Hockey Coach, Chris Piatelli
GOALS AT BA: I want to get better grades, improve my SAT scores, get into college, and get better at hockey
BA IS DIFFERENT THAN HIGH SCHOOL: It’s a much smaller school with a different structure
BEST THING ABOUT BA: I get to hang out with my friends all the time without feeling the need to impress everyone. We also have access to the ice and the gym whenever we want.
WORST THING ABOUT BA: dry land workouts with the hills
ACTIVITIES AT BA: Hockey, lifelong games
OUTSIDE OF BA: I hangout with friends and make sandwiches
ROLE MODEL: My dad
FAVORITE BOOK: All Souls- Michael Patrick MacDonald
FAVORITE MOVIES: The Town, billy Madison, Happy Gilmore, Hall Pass, Hangover 1 and 2, Wedding Crashers, Old School, Jay and Silent Bob, Slap Shot, Role Models
FAVORITE SPORTS TEAM: Boston Bruins
FAVORITE ATHLETE: Brad Marchand
FAVORITE MUSIC: Rap
FAVORITE MEAL: Chicken Parm, mashed potatoes, and canned
corn
FAVORITE QUOTE: "You miss 100% of the shots you don’t take"-
Wayne Gretzky
MY FRIENDS WOULD BE SURPRISED TO KNOW: I was prom king
BA PROSPECTIVE STUDENTS SHOULD KNOW: If you don’t work hard, you won’t be successful

Saturday, February 4, 2012

Jr. B Captures OT Win

The Jr. B hockey team traveled to North Yarmouth Academy this weekend and secured a 4-3 OT win.
After initially going down 1-0, Brian McKeown (Scarborough, ME) tied up the score with a power play goal. Johnny Sheil (Narragansett, RI) and Dusty Burke (Sherborn, MA) worked the puck down low to McKeown who circled out and beat the goalie with a well placed wrist shot. NYA came back strong with two more goals to take a 3-1 lead.

Cory Durkin (Narragansett, RI) lessened the gap to one with another BA power play goal. Matt Pagano (Cranston, RI) fed a pass to Durkin who beat NYA's goaltender with a wrist shot. It didn't take long for Durkin to net his second goal of the game and tie things up. Steve Trychon (Sterling, MA) and Bryson Weberg (Parksville, BC) worked the puck to the net where Durkin was able to capitalize and bury it deep.
With the score tied at 3-3, the game went into overtime. Burke scored the game winning goal just 16 seconds into overtime with assists from Durkin and Sheil. Sheil was able to move the puck to Durkin who fired a low wrist shot on goal. Burke was able to collect the rebound to put it away to win the game.
John Busa (Billerica, MA) was strong in net saving 27 of 30 shots in the game.
Coach Meserve was happy after the game commenting, "We had a great team win
tonight. We had low numbers and the 13 guys we had played like warriors. I couldn't of been anymore proud of the team tonight."
Up next, the team will travel to Manchester, NH where they will take on Southern New Hampshire University's club team on February 18th at 7:30 P.M.

Monday, January 30, 2012

Jr. B Loses A Pair To Boston Jr. Warriors

The Jr. B hockey team took the ice for a two game series against the Boston Jr. Warriors who proved to be a tough opponent. In the first game of the night, Bridgton suffered a 6-3 loss to the Warriors. In the second game, Bridgton was looking to split the series. However, after a very physical game, the Warriors came out on top with a 5-2 win.

In the first game, Bridgton was down and tallied three goals to try and lessen the gap. Brian McKeown (Scarborough, ME) collected a feed from Johnny Sheil (Narragansett, RI) for the Wolverines first goal of the night. Cory Durkin (Narragansett, RI) netted his first goal of the season unassisted on a breakaway. McKeown then redirected a shot for the Wolverines final goal of the game with asssists from Steve Trychon (Sterling, MA) and Matt Pagano (Cranston, RI). Mike Gendreau (Medford, MA) played in net stopping 29 of 35 shots.

After the game Coach Meserve commented, "The first period was a tough one. We didn't start playing our game until the third and just ran out of time. "

On Saturday when the two teams met again, Bridgton was looking to redeem themselves. McKeown, Trychon, and Pagano paired up for a second time as McKeown netted the first goal of the game. Billy Smith (Boston, MA) capitalized on a feed from Danny MacInnes (Plymouth, MA) and Dusty Burke (Sherborn, MA) for the Wolverines second and final goal of the competition. John Busa (Billerica, MA) stopped 38 of 43 shots between the pipes for the Wolverines.

After the game, Coach Meserve noted, "It was one of our better efforts. We played very physical against a very skilled team. We utilized our systems intelligently and played with great intensity. The unsung heroes today were guys like, Chris Mini (Everett, MA), Marquise Cotten (Washington, DC) and Evan Gray (Norwell, MA)....they were warriors down low and threw their bodies around. There was no reason to hang our heads today."

Up next the Wolverines will travel to North Yarmouth Academy to play Saturday at 3:30 P.M.