Hockey - Boys Thirds
|Date:||February 16, 2013|
|Score:||0 - 2|
Event Recap:Thirds hockey traveled to scenic Simsbury, CT, Saturday to take on Westminster in a late-afternoon tilt at Jackson Rink, one of Coach Bjurlin's favorite barns. The boys arrived in time to see Berkshire's JV squad finish off a 2-1 win, and it was with that positive energy flowing that the team took to the ice. As the teams warmed up, Coaches Bjurlin and MacKenzie enjoyed catching up with Alex "Call Me Zander" Giordano, '11, whose younger brother Peter recently joined the team. The former red line legend has traded in the skates for a sextant as a member of the Conn College sailing team, but he offered to suit up if we needed his scoring prowess.
As events played out, the Bears could have used some help in the scoring department. At even strength, the two teams were well-matched, with each side getting scoring chances. Unfortunately, the Bears' brand of hockey was frowned upon by the zebras, and the team racked up over 12 minutes in penalties for the game. This gave Westy all the chances it needed, and they struck late in the second on a 5 on 3 advantage to take the lead. Late in the third, on yet another power play, the Martlets struck again, making the final tally 2-0. As Coach B hustled back to campus to provide commentary for the live webcast of the varsity game, Coach Mac and the boys visited the Promised Land of road trip meals: Chipotle. As the bus rolled home through the late-winter darkness, the boys enjoyed their hefty burritos and wondered if there really was a link between athletic achievement and social success.
Be sure to join us Wednesday, as the Bears take on the unfortunately-named-given-