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.