The Jr. B hockey team boarded the bus for the long trip to Middlebury, VT yesterday to take on their J.V. squad. Although BA had some scoring opportunities, Middlebury was able to walk away with the 6-3 victory.
Ethan Charny (Chicago, IL) collected a turnover created by Zach Pettingill (Scarborough, ME) and walked it in to beat the goalie on his low blocker side with a well placed wrist shot. Charny also tallied an assist as he and Billy Smith (Boston, MA) set up Cody Norton (Essex, VT) for the Wolveirne's second goal of the contest. Danny MacInnes (Plymouth, MA) scored the third and final goal for BA unassisted as the stole the puck from a Middlebury defensemen and walked in alone for a gorgeous backhanded shot under the crossbar.
Mike Gendreau (Medford, MA) started in net for the Wolveirnes saving 20 of 25 shots. John Busa (Billerica, MA) also saw time between the pipes stopping 11 of 12 shots that came his way.
Coach Meserve commented after the game, "Not one of our best efforts. Maybe it was the long bus ride, or maybe the guys were intimidated by the facility, but we didn't have it tonight."
After a short break, the Jr. B team will be back in action February 4th at 2:00 P.M. as they travel to North Yarmouth Academy for a rematch.