B.C.A.C. Hockey Teams Defeated Taken Out By Astoria & College Point By Billy Gill
B.C.A.C. Hockey Teams Defeated
Taken Out By Astoria & College Point
By Billy Gill
Six members of the Bruin hockey team played Astoria Youth this past Saturday, November 18, at Fort Totten hockey rink. Only five skaters and a goalie showed up and could not overcome the swarm of rested bodies, and so were beaten 11-1 after two periods of play.
They skated hard, did the best they could but lost a half step with every five minutes of constant play. Astoria Youth pressed offense from the start and kept a steady flow of pressure on BC. Although Giacamo Bolon was good in net he could not turn every shot away. He played a strong game in net with effort right to the last minute of play.
Nicholas Stack was awesome as usual, strong in both ends, and has a never-ending supply of hustle. Joanna Fleshe, T.J. Licausi, Patrick Rich, and Eric Wich put forth solid efforts.
In the Ranger Division, College Point visited BC and brought a solid hockey team to the table. They controlled the puck well. They made crisp passes and worked for quality shots. BC defended well against CP, but failed to produce much offense, and so when the third period started CP needed four goals to secure a mercy. They would achieve that about mid-way through the period and so the game ended 10-0.
Strong efforts were put forth by Mike Dougherty, Ronnie Lonnborg, Brian Wallace, Timmy Zimmerman, and Philip Bekmessain. They hustled, but didn't get many quality scoring chances. When they did, CP's goalie was up to the task. Matt Gill faced many shots and made plenty of nice saves.
The final shot came on a goal by a forward from CP, who beautifully redirected a foot high wrister, from his defenseman on the point, and into the open side of the net.