The Brebeuf Hockey team moved into a first place position in their conference, with an undefeated record, Saturday night after handing the Evansville Thunder their first conference loss of the season.
Brebeuf got off to a slow start after playing late Friday night. Evansville scored two quick back-to-back power play goals, gaining an early two-goal advantage. Just two minutes later, Matt McKay scored his first goal of the night, assisted by Sarkis Torosian and Ben Hannel. With only two minutes left in the first, McKay struck again for his second goal of the night, knotting the game at 2-2. Michael Bounsall, who missed Friday night’s game due to illness, assisted on the play as well.
After an evenly matched first period, the Braves scored early in the second period and took their first lead of the game on David Duncan’s first goal of the night. Duncan possessed the puck in the Evansville zone, getting a quick shot off that surprised the goalie. Just a minute later, the Thunder struck back with a tying goal of their own, evening the score at three a piece. The Evansville power play attacked for their third goal of the night, retaking the lead with 10 minutes left in the second period. Then, with just two minutes left in the period, Duncan received a pass from line-mate and Assistant Captain, Parker Baumann, for his second goal of the game and second consecutive two-goal effort. The second period ended at a knotted 4-4.
In the third and final period, Evansville’s red hot power play had multiple chances, but was stifled by the do-or-die efforts of the Brave’s penalty killers. The game winning goal came from a short handed, hard working goal by none other than the recently recovered Bounsall. After Brebeuf cleared their zone, the light-footed pair of Bounsall and Duncan, found themselves with the puck in the Evansville zone, once again. Duncan was able to move the puck behind the net to Bounsall, who stuffed it home for the game winner.
Goalie, Jace Wilson, had another stellar performance between the pipes for Brebeuf, earning him the third win of his young career.
David Duncan – 2 G 1 A (3 points)
Matt McKay – 2 G (2 points)
Michael Bounsall – 1 G 1 A (2 points)
Sarkis Torosian – 1 A (1 point)
Ben Hannel – 1 A (1 point)
Parker Baumann – 1 A (1 point)