Brunswick’s Jakub Teply notched the only goal in the championship game of the 2019 Nichols-Belmont Hill Holiday Tournament, as the Bruins (10-3-1) beat Belmont Hill (6-4-1) for the title on Monday, 1-0. Brunswick, owning a 4-0 record in this year’s tournament, last won the tourney in 2015.
In the championship, Teply scored his team-leading 12th goal for the win in the second period, as Andon Cerbone earned a team-best 15th assist on the tally.
To reach the championship, the Bruins won all three contests in the Green Division, while Belmont Hill went 3-0 in the Blue Division.
In the opening game on Friday, Brunswick needed an overtime goal by Matthew McGroarty to top Millbrook, 6-5. Ahead of the extra session, the Bruins held a 5-1 lead over the Mustangs in the second period, before Millbrook rallied for four goals to force overtime.
On Saturday morning, Brunswick skated away with a victory over Rivers in game two, 4-0. Connor Welsh, Teply, Beanie Richter and Harry Tavlaros all scored goals for the Bruins, as goalie Brendan Holahan made 20 saves in the shut-out win.
In the Saturday night-cap against St. Francis, Brunswick picked up its second overtime victory of the tournament, 3-2. Trailing 2-1 in the final seconds of regulation, Jude Brower scored a 6-on-4 tally with :04 on the clock to force overtime. Teply ended the game 24 seconds into the extra session with a power-play goal.
Brunswick 0 1 0 = 1
Belmont Hill 0 0 0 = 0
(B) Jakub Teply (Andon Cerbone, Matthew McGroarty) 5X4 3:36
Game 3 (OT)
Brunswick 1 0 1 1 = 3
St. Francis 1 1 0 0 = 2
(B) Jakub Teply (Jude Brower) 14:20
(B) Jude Brower (Matthew McGroarty, Henry Foster) 6X4 14:56
(B) Jakub Teply (Jude Brower, Henry Foster) 5X4 4:36
(B) Brendan Holahan (50:00) 8/10 (2 GA)
Brunswick 1 0 3 = 4
Rivers 0 0 0 = 0
(B) Connor Welsh (Jakub Teply, James Shannon) 1:11
(B) Jakub Teply (Jude Brower, Michael Salandra) 5X3 0:50
(B) Beanie Richter (Will Forrest, Henry Dale) 5X4 5:28
(B) Harry Tavlarios (Will Forrest, Beanie Richter) 9:15
(B) Brendan Holahan (45:00) 20/20 (0 GA)
(R) Conor Sullivan (45:00) 24/28 (4 GA)
Game 1 (OT):
Millbrook 1 1 3 0 = 5
Brunswick 3 2 0 1 = 6
(M) Niko Rexine (Shane Albert, Jake Percival) 0:14
(B) Jakub Teply (John Burdett, James Shannon) 5:45
(B) Will Forrest (Henry Foster, Beanie Richter) 9:45
(B) Will Forrest (John Burdett, Shayan Farjam) 10:31
(B) Matthew McGroarty (Andon Cerbone, Jude Brower) 5X4 4:20
(B) Michael Salandra (Andon Cerbone) 5:34
(M) Shane Albert (DJ Walsh, Adam Jubran) 9:40
(M) Kyle Neudorf (DJ Walsh, Andrew Kimball) 6:39
(M) Jake Percival (Zach Bookman, Nick Bosch) 9:03
(M) Bauer Morrissey (Shane Albert) 6X4 14:48
(B) Matthew McGroarty (Andon Cerbone, Shayan Farjam) 1:14
(M) Owen Hains (23:00) 15/20 (5 GA)
(M) Jake Hugessen (23:00) 10/11 (1 GA)
(B) Alexander Rohlf (46:00) 26/31 (5 GA)