Despite facing a two-goal deficit heading into the final period, BC High came all the way back to defeat Catholic Memorial, 4-3, in the 12th-annual Edward M. Wright Memorial Game Saturday night at Boston University's Brown Arena. Trailing, 3-1, entering the third period, the Eagles caught fire behind goals from Sam Topham, Patrick Kramer, and Tom Besigner and skated off with a victory over their Catholic Conference rivals. Neither team scored in the first 15 minutes, but CM (8-4-2) controlled the pace and started to fly around the ice over the last seven minutes. The Eagles (9-2-2) notched the first goal, however, when junior forward Adam Foley, who was left unguarded in front of CM goalie Brandon Collett and scored from point-blank range three minutes into the second period. CM tied it Liam Coughlin's goal 90 seconds later. The Knights bombarded Cronin the rest of the period, scoring two more goals and led, 3-1, heading into the final period. ‘‘We came out really slow in the first and second [periods],'' said Besigner. Besigner received the game's MVP award, which was presented by BU coach Jack Parker and BC coach Jerry York. This contest marked yet another where CM head coach William Hanson's team would let a lead slip through its fingers and ultimately suffer a loss. ‘‘We've had a break down,'' CM coach Bill Hanson said. ‘‘That happens when you have young teams and we haven't been able to overcome that.''
BC High 4, Catholic Memorial 3
Saturday, Feb. 2, 2013, at West Roxbury
Updated: Tuesday, Feb. 5, 2013, 1:08 p.m.