Salisbury, ranked third in the latest USHR.com prep hockey poll, bested Brunswick, ranked eighth in the same poll, by a 4-2 margin on Friday night in Hartong Rink. The setback halts a five-game winning streak for the Bruins (11-4-1), as the Crimson Knights improve to 9-1-1.
Salisbury opened the game with an in-close goal after gathering a loose puck near the Brunswick blue line in the opening minutes of the contest.
Moments after the ensuing face-off, Brunswick’s Beanie Richter netted the equalizer with a doorstep wrister, tying the contest at 1-1.
Later in the first period, the visitors responded with a give-and-go tally to take a 2-1 lead with 12:10 on the clock.
Brunswick capped the first-period scoring at 2-2, as Henry Foster deposited a power-play goal with 3:42 remaining.
Salisbury pulled away from the Bruins in the second period with a pair of tallies to take a 4-2 advantage. Following an even-strength goal with 15:22 remaining, the Crimson Knights added a power-play marker during a penalty-marred second half of the second stanza for both teams.
Neither team lit the lamp in the third period, as Salisbury skated away with the 4-2 victory.
Salisbury 2 2 0 = 4 (9-1-1)
Brunswick 2 0 0 = 2 (11-4-1)
(S) Matthew DeBoer (Oliver Frontini, Jake Quillan)
(B) Beanie Richter (Matthew McGroarty, Andon Cerbone)
(S) Cole Eichler (George Vamvakaris)
(B) Henry Foster (Jude Brower, Andon Cerbone) 5X4
(S) Lucas Mercuri (Matthew DeBoer, Jake Quillan)
(S) Dean Bauchiero (Jake Quillan, Jarod Crespo) 5X4
(S) Max Donoso (54:00) 28/30 (2 GA)
(B) Alexander Rohlf (53:00) 31/35 (4 GA)