Bourne Boys' Hockey Skates To Victory Over Old Rochester
By: Dan Crowley
It was nearly four and a half minutes into the first period before Bourne had their first shot on goal. Then, two minutes later Old Rochester scored in Saturday’s consolation round of the Canalmen Classic. The Bulldog goal was the start of something big, but not for ORR. Instead the goal sparked the Canalmen and 30 seconds later, Bourne’s Devin Brito pounced on a rebound and tucked it past the Old Rochester goalie to tie the score. Thirteen seconds later BHS took the lead on a blast up the middle from just inside the blue line and through a crowd by Tommy Davis as the Canalmen picked up their first win of the season with a 7-5 victory over ORR.
Before the first period ended, John Connolly gave Bourne a 3-1 lead with a hard wrist shot from the top of the left side face-off circle that went top shelf just inside the far post.
BHS goalie Jack Lacasse made some nice stops early in the second stanza as Old Rochester came out skating hard, with seven shots on goal in the first five minutes. With 5:26 to play in the period, the Bulldogs cut the lead to 3-2. Thirty-seven seconds later Austin Braley backhanded a loose puck into the net giving Bourne a 4-2 lead. With 2:37 to play, a scramble in front of the Old Rochester net ended with one of the Bulldogs accidentally kicking the puck in, increasing the Bourne lead to 5-2. Harrison Eddy was credited with the goal.
Jacob Davis scored for Bourne 1:57 into the final period with a shot from the left side blue line. Old Rochester came back with a goal to make the score 6-4 with 10:28 to play.
Lacasse did a nice job stopping six shots on back-to-back on Bourne.
With 4:51 remaining Jimmy Commesso had a breakaway down the right side. His shot bounced back off the Old Rochester goalie’s stick and Commesso collected it and wrapped it around the back of the net, tucking it inside the post for a 7-4 lead.
Solid defense by Joe Commesso, Tommy Davis, Jacob Davis and Edward Lavelle stop an ORR power play cold in the final two minutes. But, with just 52 seconds on the clock the Bulldogs got one more past Lacasse, when, after the initial stop, the puck trickled to the side and across the goal line.
Joe Commesso received the All Tournament Player Award for Bourne.
Medfield defeated Plymouth South in the championship round by a score of 6-1.
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