TYSA Roundup: Shamrocks' Luck Runs Out Against Junior Redmen
Nov 03, 2015 07:19AM
● By Bill Gilman
The Junior Redmen do everything possible to keep the puck out of their net.
On Saturday October 31st the Jr. Redmen Squirt AAA Hockey Team travelled to Flynn Rink in Medford for an early morning non-league game against the North Shore Shamrocks and started Halloween off with a treat with a dominating 6-0 win, improving to 13-2-3 on the season.
The Jr. Redmen came out flying and took an early 1-0 lead when Joey Bourgea deflected a crossing pass into the back of the net, assists on the goal going to Conor Cremin and Brady Chapman. The Shamrocks battled right back and created some offensive zone pressure of their own but outstanding goaltending from Megan Cunningham maintained the 1-goal lead for the Jr. Redmen. With 5:52 left in the 1st period the Jr. Redmen took a 2-0 lead as Matthew Doherty fired a wrister into the top corner of the net, assists going to Cooper Robillard and Nick Calouro. The Jr. Redmen closed out the opening period with a 3-0 lead thanks to a great individual effort by Matthew Cooke who split 2 Shamrock defenders and scored on a breakaway, assists to Collin Strong and Alex Sovie.
The Shamrocks controlled play for the early parts of the 2nd period but they were unable to get pucks to the Jr. Redmen net thanks to outstanding defensive work from James Kierce, Cooper Robillard, Alex Sovie, and Collin Strong. The Jr. Redmen regained the momentum and scored 2 goals in a 3-minute span. Conor Cremin gave the Jr. Redmen a 4-0 lead as he fired home a rebound, assists to Joey Bourgea and Brady Chapman. Cremin then scored his 2nd goal of the game for the 5-0 lead as he fired home a nifty backhander with assists going to James Kierce and Brady Chapman.
The Shamrocks went on the powerplay early in the 3rd period but they were unable to capitalize thanks to two highlight reel saves from Megan Cunningham. The Jr. Redmen increased their lead to 6-0 with 6:14 left in the final period when Brady Chapman skated in alone and fired a wrister through the 5-hole, assists going to Matthew Cooke and James Kierce. The Jr. Redmen controlled play for the final minutes of the game, securing the shutout for goalie Megan Cunningham.