Two third-period goals spoiled the Canalmen boys' hockey team's South Coast Conference opener on Saturday, December 28.
The Falcons scored twice in the third period to steal a win out of Bourne’s hands, 2-1, at Gallo Ice Arena.
The two teams played to a scoreless tie after one period before the Canalmen jumped out to a 1-0 lead in the second frame. In a mad scrum in front of the Falcons’ goal, senior forward Andrew Ariagno muscled the game’s first goal midway in the second period. Sophomore Tyler Evans and senior Mike Bonito each swatted at the puck before Ariagno was there to put away the rebound. Evans and Bonito were credited with assists on the goal.
Senior goaltender Kyle McGuire played well in net while junior Alex Duval provided strong defensive support. The Canalmen additionally received a surge from the third line of sophomore Derek Robert and freshmen Michael Russo and Owen Surrette.
Bourne (1-3, 0-1 SCC) hosts Greater New Bedford Voc-Tech on Wednesday, January 1, at 6 PM.
Southeastern/West Bridgewater/Bristol Plymouth 6, UCT 0
Playing without their top offensive player and senior captain, Kevin Flynn, the Rams boys' hockey team was ill-equipped to square off with a potent Hawks team on Saturday, December 28, at Gallo Ice Arena.
The combination of Pat Gonsalves, Matt Paling and Cam Lumsden played well in Flynn’s absence while senior goaltender Will Hanly performed admirably while under constant duress. But with or without UCT’s 100-point scorer, Southeastern has dominated the Rams in recent memory. Following this six-goal win, the Hawks are 3-0 in their last three meetings while outscoring the Rams 18-0.
UCT (2-3, 1-1 MAC) hosts Diman on Monday, December 30 in a Mayflower Athletic Conference showdown at Gallo Ice Arena at 1 PM.