The Chieftains trimmed the deficit to just one, 7-6, after the third, outscoring the Eagles 2-0 in the frame. Ben Hoesley and Harry Cwik each found the net and senior goalie Tighe Van Lenten was sharp in net. Through 36 minutes the Chieftains found themselves in a game.
“The third quarter was great,” Cobb said. “If we can play quarters like that all the time, even though we’re young, we’ll be able to surprise some people and hang with teams.”
B.C. High wouldn’t let Masco complete its comeback, however.
Billy Breen, Alex O’Brien and Sam Friedman scored goals for the Eagles in the fourth.
“Part of it was just settling down. We were man-down a lot in the second and third quarters and, as a result, they put goals on us,” B.C. High (1-1) coach Tim Kelly said. “I think we were losing 3-1 when it came to man-down at the half, then it became 4-1 in the third quarter. Finally we started to get a couple penalties on our side and we put a couple balls away. Part of it was just getting those opportunities, but we just had to settle.”
Cwik finished with two goals for Masco and Surette had one goal and two assists. Behrens and Craig each had one goal and one assist while Hoesley finished with one tally.
O’Brien led B.C. High with four goals.
“I think our attack was better. Cam Jung, Max and Ben were moving the ball,” Cobb said. “I think our faceoff was great. Dylan Mann did an excellent job and Corey Tines did a great job tying the ball up. We went into (our first game) hoping to do that earlier and we did it today. We had improvements everywhere.”