Ninth-Ranked Hockey Wins Another OT Game

Brunswick, ranked ninth in the latest prep hockey poll, topped Albany Academy in overtime on Wednesday, 2-1. Christian LeSueur netted both goals for the visiting Brunswick squad, including the game-winner with 25 seconds left in the extra session. The surging Bruins are 5-1-1 in their last seven games and stand at 15-7-4 overall.
 
It was the second time in 12 days the two teams played each other, as the Bruins topped the Cadets by a similar 2-1 score at the Bruins’ Hartong Rink on February 3.
 
Brunswick is 4-0 on the season in extra-session contests, including its last outing, a 4-3 overtime win over Berkshire  four days ago. LeSueur tallied the game-winner in that OT contest as well.

Brunswick took a 1-0 lead in the first period at 2:28, when LeSueur scored his 18th goal of the season, as Nick VanBelle (19th) and Ryan Carmichael (13th) earned assists on the play.
 
Albany tied the game at 1-1 in the opening minute of the third period, as the teams remained knotted at one goal apiece heading into the five-minute extra session.
 
Following 4:30 seconds of overtime action, the Bruins created their game-winning scoring chance with some deft play by Charles Shaffer. Shaffer battled for the loose puck and connected with a cutting LeSueur (19th goal) with a spectacular pass to set-up the game-ending goal with just 25 seconds left to play.
 
Brunswick goalie Strauss Mann, the top-rated netminder in save percentage in prep hockey (.944), earned the win for the Bruins, making 34 saves on the day.
 
Brunswick             1 0 0 1 = 2               15-7-4
Albany Academy  0 0 1 0 = 1               18-7-4
 
Scoring
1st
(B)  Christian LeSueur (Nick VanBelle, Ryan Carmichael)                   2:28
3rd
(A)  Remy Parker (Casey Rhodes, Liam Bove)                                    0:46
OT
(B) Christian LeSueur (Charles Shaffer, Tommy Napolitano)     GWG  4:35
 
Goaltending
(A) Brandon Collett   28 saves,  2 GA
(B) Strauss Mann       34 saves,  1 GA
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    • Christian LeSueur

Brunswick School Greenwich, CT

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