TYSA Roundup: Chapman, Junior Redmen Ice Maine Hockey Academy, 7-2
Dec 17, 2015 04:11PM
● By Bill Gilman
On Saturday December 12th the Tewksbury Jr. Redmen Squirt AAA Hockey Team skated against the Maine Hockey Academy at The Valley Forum in Lawrence and left the rink with a solid 7-2 win.
The speedy skaters from Maine came out flying and took a 1-0 lead just 3 minutes into the game. The Jr. Redmen nearly went down 2-0 on the ensuing shift but great goaltending from Megan Cunningham kept the puck out of the net. The Jr. Redmen finally got their legs moving and started to create some offensive zone pressure of their own. Joey Bourgea tied the game 1-1 with 3:12 left in the opening period as he dove head first and knocked a rebound into the back of the net, assists going to Conor Cremin and Brady Chapman. Maine went on the powerplay and nearly regained their lead with just under a minute to play in the 1st period but great penalty kill work from Collin Strong, Alex Sovie, Matthew Doherty and Matthew Cooke kept the game tied
The Jr. Redmen erupted for 5 goals in a 7-minute span to open the 2nd period to take a 6-1 lead. Brady Chapman got things started as he fired a wrist shot bar-down for the 2-1 lead, assists to Conor Cremin and Cooper Robillard. Cremin scored just 1:20 later on a pretty give-and-go passing play, assist to James Kierce and Joey Bourgea. Chapman scored his 2nd goal of the game on a pretty deke move around the goalie for the 4-1 lead, assists to Joey Bourgea and James Kierce. Cremin made the score 5-1 just 27 seconds later as he fired a nasty wrister over the goalie’s shoulder, assists going to Brady Chapman and Alex Sovie. Matthew Cooke closed out the 2nd period scoring barrage when he scored on a breakaway for the 6-1 lead, assists to Collin Strong and Matthew Doherty.
Maine cut the lead to 6-2 just 1:02 into the final period when speedy #84 scored on an end-to-end rush. Maine kept attacking but some big saves from Megan Cunningham and solid defense from Alex Sovie, Collin Strong, Cooper Robillard, and James Kierce kept the 4-goal lead intact for the Jr. Redmen. Hard work from Cooper Robillard late in the 3rd period resulted in a goal for the 7-2 lead, assists going to Nick Calouro and Brady Chapman. The Jr. Redmen controlled play for the final minutes of the game and skated off the ice with a well-deserved win.