The Brebeuf Hockey team was back in action last night, facing their hometown rival, the Carmel Greyhounds. The two teams have faced off twice so far during this year’s campaign with the Braves leading the season series 1-0-1. Brebeuf added another win to their season total after a very dominate performance.
Junior goalie, Nick Boccone, earned another shutout as he stopped all nine shots faced on the night. The Brave’s defense did a diligent job of not allowing a lot of shots and continued to plug any potential shooting lanes.
The opening period ended in a scoreless tie, although Brebeuf handled all of the potential offense in the frame, out shooting the Greyhounds 14-0.
In the second period, defenseman, Brock Moore, tallied his second consecutive multi goal game. Moore started the scoring for Brebeuf yet again with another blast from his usual perch, just inside the other team’s blue line. The first goal was started by the hardworking forwards, Andrew Penca and Luke Eckerle down low in the Carmel zone, eventually moving the puck back up to the point. Next, Lane Erickson, who was one of the hardest working players on the ice for his team Friday night, got the puck behind the Carmel defense and found his linemate, Sarkis Torosian, for the second goal of the night. With just 20 seconds left in the second period, Moore came up with his second goal of the night after a loose puck in front of the net presented itself for a perfectly set up slap shot. The play originated off of a scramble in front of the net, initiated again by Penca. The Braves scored three goals in the second period taking a commanding, 3-0 lead.
The third period mirrored the second as Brebeuf went on to score three more goals. The first goal of the final round belonged to recently named All-Star, Matt McKay, as he used his superb puck handling skills to get himself into position to bury his first of two goals on the night. The infamous, “Senior Line,” consisting of David Duncan, Michael Bounsall, and Parker Baumann decided to get in on the action, using their chemistry to find Bounsall in prime scoring position in front of the net. Bounsall was able take a quick wrist shot, beating the Carmel goalie, glove-side. Finally, to close out the Brave’s electrifying performance, McKay used his one handed sorcery to tap in a juicy rebound, produced by shot from defenseman, Riley Johnson, for the final goal of the game.
The Brebeuf Brave’s record improved to 13-4-1.
They will be on the road Friday, January 4th, against the Central Indiana Knights and return the following night to play their first of three games against the dangerous, Evansville Thunder.
Brock Moore – 2 G (2 points)
Matt McKay – 2 G (2 points)
Andrew Penca – 3 A (3 points)
Michael Bounsall – 1 G (1 point)
Luke Eckerle – 1 A (1 point)
David Duncan – 1 A (1 point)
Parker Baumann – 1 A (1 point)
Sarkis Torosian – 1 G (1 point)
Riley Johnson – 1 A (1 point)