Hockey - Boys Thirds
vs. Rumsey Hall
|Date:||January 22, 2014|
|Score:||Berkshire 2 - Rumsey 4|
Thirds falls to Rumsey, 4-2
Taking the ice on the big sheet at the Jackman Stewart Athletic Center for the first time this season, Thirds hosted the youngsters from Rumsey Hall for a Wednesdayafternoon contest. As our boys learned to their chagrin, some of those ankle-biters can really play, and the afternoon did not go well for the Bears.
Things started well, as the good guys scored on their first shot of the game, taking a one goal lead forty seconds into the game. Richie Riegel, '15, finished a nice breakout and rush play, with assists going to Brendan Moloy, '15, and Mike Schiffer, '15. The visitors struck back quickly however, with one of those little mites going bar down on goalie Roy Faigenbaum, '14 just over a minute later. The Bears suffered a blow when all purpose player Brian Yu, '16, was ejected for stumbling into a Rumsey player and knocking him into the boards. This was an early sign of how the zebras would be calling the game. The boys had trouble adjusting, and paid the price. Not wanting to incur the wrath of the commissioner (or a hefty fine), Head Coach Mike "Frijda's Dad" Bjurlin refused to comment on the officiating, saying only "That's not how we do things in Minnesota."
Things went south in a hurry in the second period, as the wee lads from Washington, CT peppered Faigenbaum with shots, several of which found their mark. Going into the locker room down 4-1 after two periods, the Bears tried to turn their mid-winter grumpiness into something productive. Backup goalie Dillon "Smiley" Cunningham, '15, blanked the visiting rug rats through the third period. Jay "Z" Allen, '15, kept his scoring streak alive, sliding home a bad-angle strike late in the period, but it was all for naught, as the scoreboad showed a 4-2 score in favor of the cherubs when the final horn sounded.