Hockey - Boys Thirds
vs. The Taft School
|Date:||January 9, 2013|
|Score:||2 - 5|
Thirds hockey traveled to scenic Watertown to take on the Taft Rhinos Wednesday. Playing amidst the antique, but chilly, charm of the older of Taft's two rinks, the boys came up against a stronger, deeper opponent. For this game, head coach Minnesota Mike Bjurlin installed the old-school "Box and One" system, hoping that disciplined play in the defensive zone would lead to turnovers and breakaway opportunities in the offensive zone. Through the first period, the boys kept their feet moving, maintained their shape, and were able to spring both Dandy Danny Ives '15 and Eric "Smithers" Smith '14 for solo opportunities that were unfortunately thwarted by the alert Rhino netminder. After Taft snuck a power play goal by the sprawling Nick "Great Wall" Greco '13, the Bears' D tightened up, with the "Bedford Bruiser," Richie Riegel '15 in particular playing a solid game on the blue line.
The Bears head down Route 22 on Saturday to take on the Trinity-Pawling Pride in their ongoing search for the answers to life's persistent questions.