Brunswick’s hockey team lost its second straight game of the weekend, dropping a 3-1 decision to Berkshire School on the Olympic sheet in Sheffield, Mass., Saturday afternoon.
“It’s always a tough place to play — as proven by the Bruins’ still winless record on the road against the Bears in the short history of the series between the two schools,” Brunswick coach Mike Kennedy noted.
Brunswick and Berkshire traded goals in the opening two periods. The Bruins’ goal came from junior co-captain James Shannon on a makeshift power play in the second period. Berkshire notched the game-winner with seven minutes remaining on a shot that hit a Brunswick skate and found its way into the net. They iced it with an empty-net goal with 38 seconds left to play in the game.
On Friday, the Bruins were defeated by Frederick Gunn, 5-1, victory after four third- period goals in front of a packed house at Hartong Rink.
Kennedy noted that Gunn earned the win by playing a fast, physical, hard-nosed brand of hockey and capitalizing on its chances in the decisive 18 minutes. Meanwhile, the Bruins couldn’t solve the Highlanders’ netminder after John Burdett, who celebrated his birthday, scored in the opening period.
Brunswick goaltender Brendan Holahan played well throughout.
“Sticks have gone cold lately and we’ve hit a bump in the road, but spirits are up and we’ll keep pushing,” Kennedy said. “We’ll look to find our mojo again in practice on Monday and Tuesday as we prepare for a trip to Albany Academy on Wednesday.”