Dorchester, MA- Luke O’Sullivan scored twice and Brendan Burke rang up four assists as the GBL Boston Jr. Bruins 16-and-under team defeated the Eastern Mass Senators 6-2 on Sunday.
The 16U’s wasted little time in getting on the board, as O’Sullivan tallied from Burke just 1:31 into the game.
“Just to get the first goal was big,” said O’Sullivan. “It made us all excited to play, like we all wanted to get the next one.”
Eamon Connaughton made it 2-0 with two minutes left in the period when he took a pass from across the slot from Burke and ripped it past the Senators goalie.
Early in the second period, the Senators unleashed a barrage of shots at Bruins goaltender Andrew Webb, who was equal to the task until he allowed a goal with 12:44 on the clock. The goal energized the Senators and twenty-two seconds later, the game was tied.
“Webb made a bunch of great saves all game,” noted O’Sullivan. “He definitely stepped up and it could have been a lot worse if not for him.”
Webb and the Bruins settled down and regained control, and with 2:10 remaining in the game, Madden Powers buried Dominic Murphy’s rebound and put the 16U’s back in the lead.
The third period saw the 16U’s continue with the momentum and at the 1:15 mark, Murphy tipped in the rebound of Bruke’s shot to make it 4-2.
O’Sullivan netted his second of the game when he converted on a two-on-one with help from Burke with 1:59 left in the game.
Murphy’s second of the game, a power play goal assisted by Carter Patterson, rounded out the scoring with 1:05 remaining.
“We were motivated by what happened last week,” recalled O’Sullivan, “and we knew we have a really good team. We know we can skate with anybody and we can’t wait to get back on the ice.”
The 16U’s will reconvene next weekend for the BJB Shootout in Marlboro.
Marlboro, MA- Bryce Bollman scored twice and Reese Farrell tallied a goal and two assists to lead the 18-and-under team to a 6-1 win over the Little Bruins.
Teddy Griffin opened the scoring with a goal from Jack Ring and Farrell with 12:54 remaining in the opening period.
Bollman netted his first of the night near the midway point of the second. Andrew Noel set Bollman up on a two-on-one. Bollman passed it over to Tyler Gaulin, who sent it back to Bollman, who redirected it home.
The lead grew to 3-0 when Mark Blaney tallied from Gaulin and Adam Schuchart with 5:58 to go in the period.
The Little Bruins ruined goaltender Connor Hasley’s shutout bid a minute later, but the 18U’s responded soon after with a goal by Bollman with help from Zach Whitehead and Farrell.
Farrell made it 5-1early in the third when converted after flying down the right wing. Blaney was credited with the assist.
Chris Dowd rounded out the scoring with help from Lucas Constantine with 4:38 remaining.
“It’s pretty tough to go into an in-between game before a rematch, but we knew we had to play a lot harder, especially against a team like the Little Bruins,” stated Bollman. “Those guys are really talented and moved the puck really well.
“[Hasley] came up big for us and we owe our game to him,” he continued. “We played really well tonight, everybody’s really excited, but we know we have a big one tomorrow.”
The 18U’s go up against the Eastern Mass Senators tomorrow at 2:00 PM at the Devine Memorial Rink in Dorchester.
Marlboro, MA- Aidan McDonnell scored and Ryan Dailida played a masterful game in net to propel the 16-and-under team to a 1-1 tie in a non-league contest.
Dailida and his Little Bruins counterpart kept the teams off the board for the first period.
Five minutes into the second, Cam Sullivan fired the puck from the point and McDonnell tipped it in to put the 16U’s up 1-0.
The lead lasted going into the final frame, but the Little Bruins tied it up with 14:40 to go in the game.
“The team really started to come together today,” stated Dailida. “I think we were one or two plays away from winning. We seemed to eliminate much of the mistakes we were making earlier in the season.
“We’ve had a big turnaround. Today was a tight game, and we all had to remain focused on the puck at all times. We have something to prove, especially during our rematch with the Senators tomorrow, and we’re all hungry for wins.”
The 16U team takes on the Eastern Mass Senators tomorrow at 4:00 PM in a rematch of last weekend’s game.
Ashburnham, MA- Despite a two-point showing by Aidan McDonnell, the GBL Boston Jr. Bruins 16-and-under team fell to the Eastern Mass Senators 5-3 at Cushing Academy on Saturday.
The Senators found a hole in Bruins goaltender Ryan Dailida with 3:28 into the game, but the 16U’s tied it up when McDonnell set up Dylan LaMonica in the right corner, LaMonica hit Eamon Connaughton in the slot, and Connaughton fired it home with 11:56 to go in the first period.
The Senators, however, jumped ahead with a goal at 7:22 and stretched the lead to two goals just thirty-six seconds later.
Dominic Murphy pulled the 16U’s within one when he poked the puck in for a power play goal with 1:09 on the clock, but a power play goal by the Senators made it 4-2 with 32 seconds before the buzzer.
Neither team would score in the second period.
Andrew Webb and his Senators counterpart kept the teams off the scoreboard for much of the third period, but Joey Borelli pulled the 16U’s back within a goal when McDonnell sent him streaming down the left wing and his shot from the circle found the back of the net with 5:45 remaining.
The Senators, however, squashed any hopes of a comeback with a goal with 2:01 to play.
The 16U’s return to action on Saturday when they play a non-league game against the Boston Jr. Bruins at the New England Sports Center in Marlboro. Game time is 8:00 PM.
Foxboro, MA- The GBL Boston Jr. Bruins ended the 2019 Tier 1 Faceoff on a down note with both teams coming up short in their matchups this morning.
18-and-under 2, Boston Jr. Eagles 6
The 18U’s bowed to the Boston Jr. Eagles 6-2 in the quarterfinal round to end their run at the 2019 Tier 1 Faceoff.
The Eagles got on the board first when they scored at the 7:01 mark of the first period. Two more goals, one at 11:41 and another at 17:14, gave the 18U’s a 3-0 deficit.
Zach Whitehead put the 18U’s on the board with four minutes left in the half when he took a pass from Jack Ring and skated into the zone. He and Bryce Bollman crashed the net and Whitehead slipped the puck across the line.
Forty four seconds after the intermission, the Eagles restored the three-goal lead and extended it to 5-1 with 8:19 on the clock.
Grady Friedman brought the 18U’s within three when he scored from the slot with assists from Chris Throndson and Andrew Noel, but the Eagles squashed any hope for a comeback when they scored with 2:28 remaining.
16-and-under 2, Islanders Hockey Club 5
The 16U team fell to the Islanders Hockey Club 5-2 on Sunday. Game details are not available.
The GBL Bruins return to action on Saturday when they travel to Cushing Academy in Ashburnham, MA, to play the Eastern Mass Senators. The 16U team kicks things off at 4:00 PM and the 18U’s take the ice immediately following the first game.
A Tradition of Success- Boston Jr. Bruin Alum David Warsofsky
by Jr Bruins posted 02/19/2014
Jr Bruins alum David Warsofsky at home again in a Bruins sweater.
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