TYSA Roundup: Junior Redmen Score Huge Win Over Andover, 5-2 (Photos)
Oct 30, 2015 12:25PM
● By Bill Gilman
(Editor's note: The following information was submitted by the TYSA Junior Redmen.)
The Tewksbury Jr. Redmen Squirt AAA Hockey Team skated against the Andover Warriors on Sunday October 25th before a sellout hometown crowd at the Breakaway Ice Center and left the rink with a well-deserved 5-2 win.
The Warriors controlled play for the first 2 minutes of the game but were unable to get pucks to the Jr. Redmen net thanks to the outstanding defensive efforts of Cooper Robillard and James Kierce. The Jr. Redmen got their legs moving and took a 1-0 lead with 8:43 left in the opening period when Matthew Doherty intercepted a cross-ice pass in the neutral zone, deked around a Warrior defender, and skated in alone on a breakaway. Doherty made no mistake as he sniped a wrist shot into the back of the net. The Jr. Redmen kept attacking and were rewarded for their hard work when Matthew Cooke fired a nasty wrister into the top corner for the 2-0 lead.
The Warriors once again controlled play in the early parts of the 2nd period but the Jr. Redmen maintained their 2-goal lead thanks to some huge saves from goalie Megan Cunningham. The Jr. Redmen increased their lead to 3-0 with 5:43 left in the middle period when Nick Calouro scored on a wrist shot from the left face-off circle, assist on the goal going to Collin Strong. The Jr. Redmen had a number of great chances to increase their lead thanks to some pretty passing on the powerplay but point blank shots from Joey Bourgea, Conor Cremin, and Brady Chapman were turned away.
The Warriors cut into the Jr. Redmen lead early in the 3rd period as they scored a pretty powerplay goal to make the score 3-1. The Warriors continued to pressure the Jr. Redmen zone but were unable to get through the rock-solid defense of Alex Sovie and Collin Strong. Brady Chapman scored with 4:10 left in the game to give the Jr. Redmen a 4-1 lead, assists on the goal going to Joey Bourgea and Alex Sovie. The lead stayed intact thru the final minutes of the game thanks to the great goaltending of Megan Cunningham. Brady Chapman iced the game with his 2nd goal of the game, assists going to Conor Cremin and James Kierce. The Jr. Redmen controlled the puck for the final minute of the game securing the 5-2 win for the locals.