Brunswick School’s hockey team returned to the road, where it has flourished so far this season and it notched another league victory, posting a 4-2 win Wednesday evening against Millbrook School.
After falling behind midway the first period, the Bruins answered later in the period after sophomore Tucker Spiess got in on the forecheck and tried to stuff the puck into the net on the wrap-around. The puck wound up on the stick of senior Daniel Hu in the low slot. Hu then found the back of the net with his shot, evening the score at 1-1.
Brunswick coach Mike Kennedy noted that the team played a solid second period – driving wide, putting shots on net, and establishing a forecheck. The Bruins took the lead after an offensive zone faceoff, when junior Sean Gibbons won the puck below the goal line and found classmate Drew DellaSalla for a goal from five feet above the blue paint.
DellaSalla added his second goal of the game on the first shift of the third period, but the host Mustangs didn’t go away and stayed in the contest with a tally just 90 seconds later. The Bruins’ lead was cut to 3-2 Bruins with 15:42 remaining in the third period.
The score stayed 3-2 in Brunswick’s favor until the final minute despite two Millbrook power-play opportunities and a few odd-man rushes down the stretch.
“Kudos to senior alternate captain Collin Eschricht for a beautifully timed slide to break up a “royal road” pass on a late 2-vs.-1 and for icing the game with an empty-netter from his own goal line with 30 seconds left to play.,” Kennedy said.
Brunswick hits the road again, as it visits The Hill School