Berwick scores two late goals to steal a tie against Brooks

J. Jarnot
After 43 minutes of lackluster hockey, the Bulldogs score twice in the final two minutes, including a 6-on-5 goal

NORTH ANDOVER, MA –On paper, this one will look like a solid game between two evenly matched teams. In reality, the Bulldogs played flat and spotted Brooks a two-goal lead. With thirty seconds remaining in the first, a Berwick defenseman lofted one directly into the hands of a Brooks fore checker, who walked right in and tucked one home for the 1 to 0 lead.
After a quiet second with no noise, Brooks made something out of nothing on a 2 on 2 rush. Colin Voloshin out willed a Berwick defender as he drove the net, earning prime body position in the Grade A area. The puck eventually tipped off a Berwick defender and into the cage. Down two with two minutes to go, the Bulldogs turned on the jets. Eric DeGregorio (Dover, NH) tucked home a carbon copy of his goal the night before, with assists going to Spencer Aubin (Dover, NH) and Jackson Sidford (Newburyport, MA). With just twenty seconds remaining, Tyler Gaulin (Kingston, NH) found Tanner Derby (Newburyport, MA) at the top of the Brooks circle with the goalie pulled. Derby unleashed a laser into the top left corner. While celebrating the goal, a Brooks player punched one of the Berwick players and was sent to the showers.  Berwick failed to cash in on the ensuing powerplay, and the remainder of the five-on-five overtime was relatively quiet. Berwick left points on the board this morning, though there is no doubt that Brooks feels the same way. The Bulldogs are back in action at 5 p.m. tonight vs Millbrook.
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