BB&N goalie turns aside 31 shots to top Berwick

J. Jarnot
Stohrer’s “shorty” not enough for the Bulldogs

WEST ROXBURY, MA –After a strong effort the night before in a 2-2 tie with Vermont Academy, the Bulldogs competed hard but just could not solve BB&N goaltender John Day (27 saves). With two minutes left in the first, Berwick took a penalty and on the ensuing kill Greg Stohrer (Barrington, NH) collected the puck in the neutral zone and zipped in alone on Day. Stohrer faked left then right before tucking the bar just under the crossbar. The goal was a big momentum boost for the ‘Dogs who played an okay first period.
Berwick came out hard in the second, but that’s when Day was at his best, stopping a breakaway and another point blank rebound with his glove. BB&N scored goals just three minutes apart to win the period and held on the rest of the way. Curtis Wirbal (Merrimack, NH) made some key saves for the Bulldogs but an empty netter put it on ice for BB&N’s 3-1 victory.
Berwick Academy, situated on an 80-acre campus just over one hour north of Boston, serves 600 students, Pre-Kindergarten through grade 12, from Massachusetts, New Hampshire, and Maine. Deeply committed to its mission of promoting virtue and useful knowledge, Berwick Academy empowers students to be creative and bold. Berwick strives to graduate alumni who shape their own learning, take risks, ask thoughtful questions, and come to understand and celebrate their authentic selves. Founded in 1791 and rooted in a tradition of college preparation, our culture of innovation prepares students for a complex and dynamic world.