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Hockey - Boys Varsity vs. Canterbury

Event Type: Regular
Advantage:Home

Date: December 3, 2012

Result:Loss
Score:2 - 6

Event Recap:


The Bears rushed out to an early lead when defenseman Bryan Gerstenfeld '14 ripped a slap shot from the point past the Canterbury netminder. The powerplay goal from Gerstenfeld put the Bears up 1-0 two minutes into the game. It would only be a few minutes later when Gerstenfeld would add his second of the game from the point. This time the puck appeared to deflect off an opposing defender and find the back of the net. Berkshire looked good at this point sitting on a 2-0 lead less than five minutes into the contest. Hockey is a game of momentum and the Bears let that momentum slip away. They took penalties of their own and gave up a tip-in goal while down a man. It looked as if the Bears would head into the locker room clinging to the one goal edge, but a turnover at the offensive blueline resulted in a breakaway the other way. The Canterbury attacker buried the opportunity to even the score with :41 in the period.

In the second period Berkshire's sloppy play continued. A defensive lapse allowed a Canterbury attacker to receive a long pass and go in alone for what would be the second breakaway goal surrendered. This was not the last breakaway the Bears would give up. Minutes later Berkshire found themselves on a power play. They again coughed the puck up at the offensive blue line and gave the Canterbury attacker a breakway going the other way. George Blinick '14 made the initial save but the Canterbury forward was able to bang in the rebound.

In the final stanza things didn't get any better for the Bears. They found themselves on the wrong side of another contested puck and gave up a 2 on 1 that the Saints were able to convert to make the game 5-2. Berkshire gambled while on the powerplay minutes later by pulling the goalie for the 6 on 4 advantage. The gamble did not pay off as Canterbury converted an empty net chance to extend their lead to 6-2. That would be the end of the scoring for the night as the Canterbury Saints rattled off six in a row to earn the road win. The Bears will look to regroup before they head to Gunnery to face a tough Hilltopper squad on Wednesday.

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