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13 to 4 Penalty Differential Puts An End To U16 MPDHL Championship Hopes / 16U

Monday, November 9, 2015, 9:03PM

Sunday afternoon the second place U16 Boston Shamrocks (10-2-1) took on the first place Greater Boston Jr. Bruins (11-3-1) in the MPDHL Championship Game held at the Hyannis Youth & Community Center in Hyannis, Mass. The Shamrocks beat the Walpole Express 5-4 to advance to the Championship Game while the Jr. Bruins defeated the New Hampshire Jr. Monarchs 7-4 in their semifinal contest.

This was the third meeting between these two teams this season. The Shamrocks won both prior games with identical 4-3 scores. The Jr. Bruins entered the game with the league’s leading offense having averaged nearly 7 goals per game. While the Shamrocks had the league’s best defense averaging only 2.53 goals against per game.

The Shamrocks received their first of many penalties only 2:34 into the game. The Jr. Bruins quickly capitalized scoring a power play goal on an extended crease scramble at the 11:08 mark to take an early 1-0 lead. The Shamrocks penalty box soon became a revolving door. The Shamrocks who only averaged 3 penalties per game on the season were hit with 13 penalties while the Jr. Bruins were only whistled for 4 penalties.

The Jr. Bruins broke through the defense and scored right off the opening face-off of the second period to go up 2-0. Jason Loeser, assisted by Nate Gentile, scored a power play goal for the Shamrocks only 49 second later to cut the Jr. Bruins lead to 2-1. Despite being shorthanded for nearly the entire second period, the Shamrocks did not allow another second period goal and the score remained 2-1 after two periods of play.

The Jr. Bruins scored on a breakaway 1:43 into the final stanza to go up 3-1. The calls continued to go against the Shamrocks in the third period as they were hit with 5 third period penalties to only 1 for the Jr. Bruins. Although the Shamrocks were shorthanded for most of the third period, the Shamrocks kept the Jr. Bruins off the scoreboard the rest of the way.

During the coarse of the game the Shamrocks were shorthanded for 19 minutes and 44 seconds while the Jr. Bruins were only shorthanded for a total of only 2 minutes and 49 seconds. Being shorthanded for such extended periods of time, the Shamrocks just could not get their offense into gear and the Championship Game ended 3-1 in favor of the Jr. Bruins.


Nov 8, 2015 – Final

Greater Boston Jr. Bruins1113
Date: Sun, Nov 8, 2015, 4:00pm   Venue: Hyannis Youth & Community Center



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