Saturday, October 6, 2012

BC Blanks New Brunswick 6-0

Pat Brown had a goal and an assist for BC
The defending National Champions got the season started on a nice note with a commanding 6-0 win over the visiting New Brunswick Varsity Reds in an exhibition game Friday game. The Eagles had goals from Johnny G, Destry Straight, Bill Arnold, Brooks Dyroff, Pat Brown, and Danny Linell on the night, meaning all four lines had at least one point for BC. After starting out a little bit sluggish, Johnny G was able to knock in a rebound off a Steven Whitney wrist shot, about midway through the first period. After hanging on to maintain the one goal advantage after twenty minutes, the Eagles blitzed a Varsity Reds team that looked tired and worn out in the second stanza as they surrendered  four second period goals to BC. In the third, BC continued to dominate the play but missed out on some chances before Danny Linell put home a nice dish from linemate Quinn Smith to close out the scoring.

Overall, I thought the team played some pretty solid hockey tonight. After a rough first period, I thought freshman defenseman Colin Sullivan and Teddy Doherty looked stronger in both zones for BC. One guy that was a pleasant  surprise was Travis Jeke who in my opinion, was the best of the freshman defenseman (besides Matheson) as he seemed to do a really good job in his own zone all night long. Matheson on the other hand was awesome. He has that great mixture of playmaking ability and toughness in his own zone that could really prove to be crucial in helping out the team this year. I thought Wey, Alber, and Macleod were all pretty solid tonight as they all helped in holding a New Brunswick team that defeated the Portland Pirates earlier this week, to just 18 shots on goal. All in all, a pretty solid night for a defensive unit that will need to be great next week @ Northeastern.

On the offensive side of things, it was nice to see some secondary scoring from guys like Pat Brown and Brooks Dyroff. Will the fourth line be scoring two goals every game for this team on a nightly basis ? No, but this game could be a nice boost for their confidence going into next weeks regular season opener. The first two lines were both very good tonight as they created a bunch of offensive chances throughout the night for the Eagles. Kevin Hayes and Bill Arnold both looked very good as they combined for three points on the night along with a power play goal for linemate, Destry Straight. Steven Whitney was the best player on the ice for the first line as those three all hooked up for the first goal of the contest. The power play wasn't bad but it will need to do better than just one goal in seven attempts as the season grows older.

All in all, the staff has got to be pretty happy with the way the team played tonight as a whole. Hopefully, it carries over to next weeks giant game @ Northeastern.

Until next time,


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