BHS Boys Shoot for Hockey Title
The Barrington High School boys' ice hockey team starts a three-game series against Burrillville on Thursday evening for the Division I state title.
Barrington High’s boys’ ice hockey team skates for the Division 1 State Championship starting Thursday evening, March 14, against Burrillville.
The best of three-game series takes place at Brown University, said George Finn, BHS athletics director.
Starting time on Thursday is 8:15 pm. The second game on Saturday starts at 4 pm. A Game 3, if necessary, will start Sunday at 4 pm.
The Eagles got to the state finals by sweeping two straight games from Smithfield: 8-4 in game one and 2-1 in a double-overtime game two.
Here are summaries of the games provided by Liz Lombardi:
Freshman Ben Russell gave the Eagles the lead in the first period with the first high school goal. Captiann David Kraunelis scored the next two goals to give the Eagles a 3-1 lead at the end on the first period.
Brett Fay, the Eagles star of the night with 6 points, scored 2 goals in the second period to put the Eagles up, 5-2. Junior Harry Wall also scored his first high school goal to give Barrington a 6-2 lead going into the third period.
Michael Lombardi and Joey Lombardi added insurance goals in the third period to give the Eagles the 8-4 win. Barrington's special teams led the way with four power play goals.
Smithfied took the lead in the first period. Senior forward Matt Grieve made some fine defensive play to keep the Eagles in the game.
There was no further scoring until the third period when Barrington's Steven Miller tied the score with 6 minutes left in the game.
Both teams went scoreless in the first overtime with senior captain Andrew Galbraith, Barrington's goalie, stopping 8 shots with the Eagles pinned in there own end for most of the first overtime. Smithfield dominated the first overtime by out-shooting Barrington, 8-1.
Barrington went on the power play towards the end of the second overtime and Charlie Vanier unloaded a shot from the point that was tipped in by David Kraunelis for the double overtime game winner to give Barrington a sweep of the series.
Galbraith, the star of the game, actually played sick with the flu. He made 46 saves in his best game of the season.