The Brunswick community gathered on Friday night to raise support in the fight against cancer, as the Bruins faced Gunnery in front of a capacity crowd at Hartong Rink.
The entire prep school hockey community is uniting this weekend to raise funds to assist two special people fight this disease. Katie Kennedy (GA ’32) and Trinity-Pawling’s Head Coach Bobby Ferraris have both been diagnosed with cancer.
Katie, the daughter of Brunswick head coach Mike Kennedy, dropped the ceremonial puck and was joined by her family and both teams for a group photo before the game.
All proceeds will be split evenly between the Kennedy family's charity of choice — Alex’s Lemonade Stand
) — and the Fighting for Ferraris
In the game, Brunswick held an early 2-1 lead in the first period following goals by Andon Cerbone (10th) and Jakub Teply (22nd). The Highlanders, however, closed out the frame with a pair of markers, taking a 3-2 lead into the first intermission.
In the second period, Gunnery (16-11-3) netted the lone goal of the stanza, a short-handed tally, and tacked on four more in the final frame for the 8-2 road win.
Brunswick, ranked eighth in the latest USHR.com weekly poll, is still in excellent position for a post-season bid with one game to play in the regular season. The Bruins, holding an overall mark of 19-7-2, host Trinity-Pawling on Senior Night on Friday, February 28.
Gunnery 3 1 4 = 8
Brunswick 2 0 0 = 2
(G) Matteo Giampa (Dane Dowiak, Mark D'agostino) 1:30
(B) Andon Cerbone (Matthew McGroarty, Connor Welsh) 9:02
(B) Jakub Teply (James Shannon) 10:00
(G) Eric Charpentier (Eddie Rayhill, David Andreychuk) 15:30
(G) Michael Casey 16:55
(G) Dane Dowiak (Mark D'agostino) SHG 5:41
(G) Eric Charpentier (David Andreychuk, Dane Dowiak ) 5X4 6:00
(G) Alex Jefferies (David Andreychuk) 11:01
(G) Jeff Kopek (Cole Brennan) SHG 13:50
(G) Mark D'agostino (Matteo Giampa, Dane Dowiak) 15:00
(G) Carmine Andranovich (54:00) 28/30 (2 GA)
(B) Alexander Rohlf (48:00) 23/30 (7 GA)
(B) Brendan Holahan (6:00) 4/5 (1 GA)