Berkshire broke open a 2-2 contest against visiting Brunswick with a three-goal run, as the home-standing Bears knocked off the Bruins, 5-3. Despite the setback, Brunswick, ranked eighth in the latest USHR.com weekly prep poll, maintains a strong position to earn a post-season bid in March.
The Bruins (18-6-2) wrap up their regular season with three home games, including rematches against Albany Academy (February 19) and Gunnery (February 21), before completing the regular season against Trinity-Pawling on February 28.
Trailing 2-0 in the first period, Connor Welsh got the Bruins on the board in the final seconds of the frame with an even-strength goal.
Henry Foster tied the game for Brunswick in the opening minutes of the second period.
Berkshire (14-7-2) responded with a pair of goals to close out the second period and tacked on its final goal of the game at 7:53 in the third period for a 5-2 lead.
The Bruins’ Jude Brower made it a two-goal contest on a marker with under three minutes left in the game to cap the scoring.
Brunswick 1 1 1 = 3
Berkshire 2 2 1 = 5
(Be) Briggs Gammill (Abdoul Diouf, Aidan Thompson) 5X4 5:23
(Be) Briggs Gammill (Nick Donaldson) 5:47
(Br) Connor Welsh (Andon Cerbone, Matthew McGroarty) 17:54
(Br) Henry Foster (Will Forrest) 2:12
(Be) Nick Donaldson (Jack Whitney, Pratt Stetson) 5X4 6:40
(Be) Jack Marottolo (Briggs Gammill, Cole Paredes) 15:43
(Be) Aidan Thompson (Abdoul Diouf, Briggs Gammill) 7:53
(Br) Jude Brower (Connor Sullivan, Erik Anderson) 15:02
(Be) Jed Baliotti (54:00) 26/29 (3 GA)
(Br) Alexander Rohlf (53:00) 17/22 (5 GA)