BBA extend win streak to three with win over Burlington
MANCHESTER >> For the past week, the Burr Burton Academy boys ice hockey team has been rolling up goals on their opponents and continued it on Wednesday night, with a 9-2 win over Burlington.
Scoring a combined 11 goals in their last two games, the Bulldogs raised that number to 20 in their stretch of now three straight victories to improve their record to 4-2 on the season.
The Bulldogs' scoring outburst was led by forward Alex Carpenter. The speedy sophomore got BBA on the board first and then later on in the period put another shot past the Burlington goaltender, that got the Bulldogs a 3-0 lead to start the game.
"Felt really good being able to go out there to contribute to the team's win," Carpenter said. "Getting that last goal in to make it 3-0 there in the first, really gave us a sense of control in the game and put them into a tough bind to come back from."
BBA scored five goals in the first period to take a 5-0 lead going into the first intermission.
In the second period, the Bulldogs' offense got right back to where it started, this time with junior Maxx Ingison leading the BBA offensive charge.
After Carpenter had to leave the game because of injury midway through the second period, Ingison picked up his teammate with a goal from the left wing to give BBA a 6-0 lead.
The captain would get right back into the scoring action two minutes later, scoring off his own rebound to get his second goal of the contest.
"We're on a great stretch of games right now," Ingison said. "We all got our systems down out there on the ice and we're scoring goals. That's why we're winning games."
Because of their success on offense, BBA did a great job of keeping the puck in the Burlington zone, making it hard for the Seahorses to mount any type of offense for the first two periods of the game. In fact Burlington didn't even score their first goal of the game until there were 58 seconds remaining in the minute second period.
"We have gotten a lot of reps now in game action and that really has helped us get better at communicating with one another on the ice," said BBA coach Kevin Fleurie. "Our offensive and defensive systems were executed well all night and we got some great goal tending as well."
Leading 7-1 going into the third period, BBA kept the foot on the gas peddle to seal the victory, having another two goal period. The last goal scored for BBA was by sophomore Jay McCoy, who like Carpenter and Ingison, had two goals in the game. Burlington's Sky Rahill also scored two goals in the game.
Senior Mason Winslow and juniors Trey Lang and James Doherty, each had a goal in the BBA nine-goal-scoring affair.
Goalies Jeremy Fleming and Kevin Souls, combined for 16 saves to halt the Burlington offense to secure the win for BBA as well.
"It was overall a team effort to get the win, which I like the most about it," Fleurie said. "We have been working hard in practice and it's paying off right now for us."
BBA will try to extend their winning streak to four when they travel up to the Middlebury Sports Center this upcoming Tuesday, to play Lake Placid at 3 p.m.
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