Brunswick’s hockey team pulled out a 4-3 road win against Frederick Gunn School Friday evening, killing off four third-period penalties —including an extended five on three — before junior defenseman Niko Cadoret scored the game-winner with five minutes to play in what, was, a playoff-like hockey matchup.
Frederick Gunn had a 2-0 lead after netting a pair in the goals the first four minutes, but the Bruins got back into it with a power-play tally by sophomore Brendan Giles with 10 seconds left in the first period.
In the second period, the Bruins scored two more goals on the man advantage, as senior John Burdett and sophomore Sean Gibbons put their team ahead. The Highlanders didn’t go away and tied it before the second intermission to set the stage for the frenetic finish.
Four Bruins were sent to the penalty box in succession, putting the pressure on the Brown and White penalty kill unit. Shots were blocked, clears were made and saves were aplenty by junior goaltender Brendan Holahan.
When the situation returned to even strength, Cadoret joined the rush, took a sophomore Luke Drury feed, and sniped one up under the bar to give the Bruins the hard-fought victory.
Brunswick returns home to Hartong Rink Friday for a 5 p.m. game against Trinity-Pawling School. They will then travel to Deerfield Academy on Saturday.