As the Jr. B hockey team took their home ice against Middlesex Community College (MCC) it did not take long for the Wolverines to take the lead, and hold onto it for the remainder of the game. Zach Pettingill (Scarborough, ME) scored five minutes into the game with an assist from Billy Smith (Boston, MA). Middlesex has a close shot bouncing off the post, which BA collected and took down the ice. Brian McKeown (Scarborough, ME) took a shot, which bounced over the goalie to take a 2-0 lead. Of the next face-off McKeown extended the lead as he scored with help from Evan Gray (Norwell, MA). As MCC took a penalty shortly after, Ethan Charny (Chicago, IL) worked the puck in front of the net for a well-placed wrist shot. A few minutes later Matt Driscoll (Dedham, MA) took a shot from the point, which Steve Trychon (Sterling, MA) tipped in for Bridgton’s next goal. MCC finally netted a goal to get on the scoreboard, followed by Charny’s second goal of the night assisted by Johnny Sheil (Narragansett, RI). At the end of the first period, BA held onto a 6-1 lead.
In the second, Craig Standish (New York, NY) finished a feed from Pettingill for a 7-1 lead. MCC had a run of unanswered goals in an attempt at a comeback. With the gap lessened to 7-4, Pettingill put an end to their scoring with a goal of his own with assists from Trychon and Gray.
Bridgton held the lead for the remainder of the game as McKeown fed the puck to Driscoll who scored off a shot from the point. Standish netted his second goal of the night on a power play with an assist to Bryson Weberg (Parksville, BC). Charny then scored his third and the final goal of the night unassisted. MCC was able to sneak one last shot past goaltender John Busa (Billerica, MA) but it was not enough as Bridgton took the 11-5 win. In the game, Busa stopped 35 of the 40 shots that came his way.
Coach Meserve was happy with the game commenting “We had a great first and third periods. We used our systems well and put a lot of pucks on the net. Guys like Evan Gray and Steve Trychon did an outstanding job getting the pucks down low.”