The BWC Bruins and North Shore Winter Club Winterhawks are the only two BC teams representing BC at the Quebec International Peewee tournament being contested this week. Both teams are playing in the top AAA division, and both opened with wins, here’s a recap of the Bruins game 1.
Keep in mind these games are short – just 37 minutes, so not much room for error.
Here’s a recap of the Bruins first win.
BWC Bruins 5 – South Shore Kings 1
The BWC Bruins offense kept up constant pressure to open a 5-1 win over Boston-area South Shore Kings in their tournament opener on Saturday, February 12.
However, the Bruins gave up the first goal early to make things interesting. Perhaps it had something to do with the 8:00 am Eastern start time, which of course, is 5:00 am Pacific time.
The King’s Peter Kramer scored just 1:30 into the game before the Bruin’s Justin Sourdif evened the score a few minutes later at the 8:43 mark. Kyler Kovich got the assist. The Bruins outshot the Kings 7-3 in the opening frame.
Kovich gave the Bruins a 2-1 lead early in the second on the only goal scored in the period, on a set up from John Evans and Ryan Helliwell. Shots were 7-7 in the period.
The Bruins then scored three in the third to close out the game.
Christian Fitzgerald scored unassisted at 4:56 to open up a 3-1 lead. Then Sourdiff notched his second at 8:04, with Kovich picking up his third point of the game, and Vincent Iorio also assisting.
Trevor Wong closed out the scoring at 10:48, with Sourdiff picking up his third point of the game, and Christian Lowe also getting a helper.
The final shot total was 22-15 for BWC. The Bruins stayed out of the penalty box, while South Shore served four minutes. There were no power play goals.
Goaltender Eric Clark backstopped the Bruin’s win.
The Bruins don’t play another official game until Wednesday, when they meet the Detroit Red Wings. The Wings downed the Anaheim Ducks 3-2 in their opener, also on Saturday.
Head coach: Bill Hunt
Assistants, Dave Boyce and Kevin Wright.