Monday, September 30, 2013

BA vs. New England Wolves (Junior Team)

On Friday night the Bridgton Academy Junior Team faced off with the New England Wolves. The game started out with fast, hard- hitting hockey until Bridgton’s Brendon Duff (Stellarton, NS, CA) broke free from Wolves defender and blasted a shot over the goalie’s shoulder for a 1-0 lead. The Wolves answered in the second period with two goals to take a 2-1 lead. The third period was very physical, but the Wolverines couldn’t get the puck past Wolves goalie. The game ended in a 2-1 loss.

Saturday morning came quick back on the ice with the New England Wolves. The Wolves came out very quick and scored four goals right away. This didn’t stop the Wolverines from continuing to fight and work hard. Mike Defillipo (Monteal, QC, CA) came into the game and make some tremendous saves. Goals from Artem Yesnevsky (Kharkiv, UA), Luke Moma (Wasilla, AK), and Andrew Irving (Beverly, MA) drew the game closer but the Wolverines were unable to complete the comeback, losing 7-3. Both of these games helped us learn a lot about ourselves, and we will be ready to take on Walpole Express next weekend.

Date and Time for Upcoming Games:
10/5 - 7:00 P.M. @ Bridgton Academy
10/6 - 12:00 P.M. @ Bridgton Academy

Tuesday, September 24, 2013

New Coach Jarad Gray


          Jarad Gray joins Bridgton Academy from Stonehill College, where he worked as Video Coordinator/Asst Coach with the Men’s Ice Hockey program. Gray is a 2012 graduate from the University of New Hampshire with a degree in Kinesiology: Sport Studies. While at UNH, he worked with the men’s ice hockey program as a student assistant, helping with game/practice operation, equipment, team travel, and video capture and analysis. In addition, the Duxbury, MA native works in the Athletics, Admissions, and Residential Life Offices on campus

Wednesday, September 11, 2013

New Coach Derek Mumford

   Derek Mumford joins the Hockey Staff at Bridgton Academy from Exeter, NH where he has been a Powerskating and Skills Instructor for Elite Hockey Development for six years. Mumford has worked with the New Hampshire Festival Teams and such youth hockey organizations as the Seacoast Spartans, Seacoast Lightning and NHE Eagles. Mumford is a 2013 graduate from the University of New Hampshire with a BS degree in Kinesiology:
   Physical Education Pedagogy. While at UNH, Mumford graduated Summa Cum Laude and was named a Presidential Scholar and a Kinesiology Department Scholar. He earned the Joyce V. Hiller Scholarship for his outstanding service to youth, and was awarded Major of the Year from the National Association of Sport and Physical Education.
   Mumford competed on UNH's Men's Club Ice Hockey team for three seasons, earned the coaches award in 2011, and made two National Championship appearances. In addition to working with the Bridgton Academy Hockey Staff, Mumford will also work with the Athletic Dept, Admissions, and Residential Life Offices on campus. We are excited to welcome Derek Mumford as part of the Bridgton Academy Community.

Friday, September 6, 2013

Wolverine Player Profile 2014: Tyler Etzkorn

Hometown: Medfield, MA

Sport: Hockey

Role Model: Patrice Bergeron

Favorite Movie: Miracle

Favorite Music Artist: Zac Brown Band

Friends would be surprised to know…Tyler has pre-ordered the past 4 seasons of the video game NHL.

Goals for the Year: In the classroom Tyler is striving to improve his GPA. On the ice Tyler is going focus on earning more assists to become a playmaker, as well as block shots for the team.