Thursday, January 19, 2012

Jr. A Takes Back Fabello Cup

The Jr. A hockey team traveled to Hebron Academy yesterday in an attempt to win back the Fabello Cup. Each year Bridgton and Hebron compete to win the best of three, and keep the Cup for a year.

In the first game of the night, Zach Wells (Hyannis, MA) scored five minutes into the game to give Bridgton the lead. Once Wells gave the Wolverines the lead, they never let up. Shortly into the second period, Wells scored again for a 2-0 lead. Colin Edwards (Winchester, MA) then put up two goals in one shift to secure a 4-0 lead. Hebron was able to capitalize and sneak in a goal, but Brendan Glynn (Quincy, MA) answered back with another tally for the Wolverines. Jimmy Magrath (Medfield, MA) also scored for Bridgton, however Hebron attempted a comeback with three quick goals. With a score of 6-4 Hebron pulled their goaltender for a man up advantage, but Magrath was able to find the open net for a 7-4 win.

In an additional 20 minute match up to determine the winner of the Fabello Cup, both teams came out ready to win. Magrath was the first on the board giving the Wolverines the lead. Hebron answered back, followed by a Bridgton penalty. Hebron took charge of the power play, but Tommy Graham (Medfield, MA) was able to block a shot from the point and feed it to Kevin Seeley (Berkely, MA) who capitalized on the breakaway and netted the go ahead goal. With less than two minutes to play, Bridgton appeared to have the win. Hebron, however, was not ready to give up netting one last goal to tie things up. After one scoreless five minute overtime, Steve Bellew (Hingham, MA) ended the game just a few minutes into the second overtime to take back the Fabello Cup.

The team will be back on the ice this weekend as they travel to Lake Placid, NY to participate in the Northwood Tournament.

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