The Bears traveled to New Milford, CT on Wednesday to face the Canterbury Saints. It was this Saints team that dealt the Bears their worst loss of the season back in December by a score of 6-2. Canterbury played another tough game but this time Berkshire was able to prevail. The game started out eerily similar to the last time these two teams faced off. Berkshire jumped out to an early 2-0 (goals by Nick O'Connor and Charlie Corcoran) only to see that lead quickly cut in half when Canterbury capitalized on a power play opportunity. The teams played a scoreless second period, but Canterbury tied the game early in the third period at two goals apiece. The go-ahead goal would come off the stick of junior forward Ben Key-Comis who did a nice job to get the puck out of the defensive zone and up to linemate Nick 'Connor. O'Connor drove the puck hard to the net and put a backhand bid on the cage. The Canterbury goalie made a nice save on the initial shot, but Key-Comis, who had hustled to the net was on the doorstep to bang in the rebound. The Bears were able to hang on to the one goal margin and secure the victory. The win completes an undefeated month of January for the Bears and a current record of 16-2-3.
The Bears will be back in action next Wednesday against Kent.