Brunswick School

Brunswick hockey team posts a pair of victories at Exeter Invitational

Photo courtesy of Brunswick School: Brunswick’s James Shannon helped lead the team to a successful weekend at Exeter.

Brunswick School’s hockey team had a successful stay at Phillips Exeter Academy this past weekend, winning both of the games it competed in for its first two victories of the season.

The Bruins, who improved their record to 2-1, defeated host Phillips Exeter Academy, 6-3, then beat New Hampton, 5-0. In its game against Phillips Exeter Academy, Brunswick overcame a 3-1 deficit. Trailing 3-1, the Bruins cut Exeter’s lead on a deflection by junior Drew DellaSalla after a low, hard shot at the point by senior Niko Cadoret.

A goal by senior co-captain James Shannon tied the score at 3-3. Shannon connected with DellaSalla after going forward on an offensive zone draw to give the Bruins a 4-3 lead with 14:09 left to play in Saturday’s game.

Power play goals by junior Sean Gibbons and Shannon sealed the scoring, and the win, for Brunswick. In their decisive 5-0 victory against New Hampton, the Bruins were powered by a four-goal second period, three of which came on a five-minute New Hampton major penalty.

After a scoreless first period with both squads seeing their share of scoring chances, sophomore forward Tucker Spiess one-timed a pass from junior linemate Ryan Wachtel to break the scoreless tie. Brunswick’s power play then capitalized major boarding penalty midway through the second period.

Seniors Sloan Farmer, James Shannon and Luke Drury all recorded power play goals to break the game open for the Bruins, giving them a 4-0 lead. Senior forward Daniel Hu rounded out the scoring for Brunswick, which received strong play from goalie Will Baker, a junior.

Up next for the Bruins is a home game against Kent School tomorrow at 3:30 p.m.

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