LOWELL — Patience, patience, patience – and good goaltending – was the recipe for BC High on Sunday as the Eagles kicked off their Super 8 series against Catholic Memorial with a let’s-take-it-and-get-out-of-here 3-1 win.
Third-ranked BC High (15-3-3) got out to an early lead when Adam Foley put away a shot from the slot, but the puck spent the rest of the first period and majority of the second in the Eagles’ zone.
The sixth-ranked Knights (12-7-2), who have been playing inspired hockey after an 0-5-2 stretch from Jan. 12 to Feb. 2, played an aggressive game that fed off a mechanical forecheck and slithery forward in Liam Coughlin.
Coughlin had his chances, many in the opening two periods, as he was often found lurking around the slot. But BC High goalie Peter Cronin, who finished with 23 saves, was tough to crack.
CM got on the board in the second when Jack O’Hear poked in a loose puck on the power play.
The Knights kept the pressure on, out-shooting the Eagles 11-5 in the second frame as BC High seemed content with packing it in around the net and hoping for fast-break chances.
In the third, the Eagles finally appeared energized, controlling much of the possession and taking a lead when Steve DeForge intercepted a pass in CM’s zone and sniped a wrister top-shelf.
Patrick Kramer finished things off with a rebound-goal on the power play late in the third.
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