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.