BC High Dominates CM
Warrior Ice Arena– BC High continued its dominance in the MIAA and the Catholic Conference with a 5-1 win over Catholic Memorial on Wednesday night. Thomas Kramer (Bridgewater, MA) got the scoring started for the Eagles 2:22 into the first after he received a pass on an odd man rush from his younger brother Peter Kramer (Bridgewater, MA) and beat CM goalie Henry O’Brien bar down to give the BC High a 1-0 lead. O’Brien made a big breakaway save twenty-eight seconds into the game, but the Knights could not hold off the Eagles. Joseph Kramer (Bridgewater, MA), a sophomore scored 1:54 later on an odd man rush five-hole to give BC High a 2-0 lead which was followed up by a timeout by CM. Less than two minutes later, Matt Lakus Charlestown, MA) followed up his original shot and banged home the rebound to give BC High a 3-0 lead which subsequently was the night for O’Brien.
Liam Kilgallen took over in net for the Knights and held the Eagles off the board for about a period until Lakus scored his second of the night on the power play off a slick back door pass from freshman Declan Loughnane (Milton, MA). Tommy Rooney got one back for the Knights on the power play after he received a puck off the left wall and beat BC High goalie Chase Congdon (Hingham, MA) short side to make it 4-1. BC High added a late power play goal in the second to take a 5-1 lead into the locker room. There were no fireworks in the 3rd period as BC High remained undefeated in MIAA play with a 5-1 road win.
1st Star: Matt Lakus (BC High)
2nd Star: Thomas Kramer (BC High)
3rd Star: Joseph Kramer (BC High)
NZ’s Take: BC High is certainly the top team in the MIAA and is the clear favorite to win the Super 8. CM did not have any push back tonight which was disappointing to see. The top line of the Kramer brothers dominates every shift whether it is even strength, on the power play, or down a man. Thomas Kramer played very hard tonight and is a risk to score on every shift. He finished all of his checks and played with quite a bit of desperation. At the next level, he will need to simplify his game a bit. The younger Kramer brothers are a good compliment with the skill set they have. Both brothers have very good feet and have the ability to beat defenseman one on one. Joseph Kramer has nice poise on the power play and does a very good job of moving pucks. Matt Lakus plays a very good north/south game. He is physical and shoots the puck very well. It is almost impossible to defend him in front of the net as he is bigger and stronger than most players. Declan Loughnane was impressive on the back-end tonight for the Eagles. He shoots the puck well, has a nice skill set, and has sneaky quick feet especially when escaping pressure. He runs the top power play unit for the Eagles. BC High travels to Xaverian on Saturday evening.
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