Berkshire hit the road this afternoon for a Monday show down in New Milford, CT against the Canterbury Saints. The Bears would trail for much of the game, but proving themselves to be growing into a formidable road opponent, were able to force overtime and come out on top in this closely contested game.
The Bears would control the play for much of the night and outshot the Saints by a 2-1 margin, but the Canterbury goaltender stymied the Bears shooters time and time again. It was Canterbury that got on the board first, scoring the only goal of the first stanza on a defensive zone breakdown by the Bears.
Matt Renzi '13 would get Berkshire on the board with a rebound goal in the second period. The tie would be short lived as Canterbury would score its second goal less than three minutes later. Berkshire's players applied good pressure throughout the period but saw their chances turned aside the Canterbury goaltender. With the second period winding down, Nate Summers '14 netted his first goal as a Bear to tie the game at two. This tie would be short lived as well. The Saints came right back and scored the go ahead goal to make it 3-2 Canterbury as the game went into the third.
The Bears again applied a great deal of offensive pressure in the third period and saw a number of good chances thwarted. It would be another new member of the team, Quin Pompi '13, scoring his first goal as a Bear that would tie the game. Berkshire would have to kill a 5-3 opportunity at the end of the third. Credit the goaltending of Pat Feeley '12 and the Berkshire penalty killers for keeping the game tied at three.
Almost three minutes into the overtime it would be the brothers Corcoran that would give Berkshire its first lead of the night... and the win. Charlie directed the puck toward the net and Henry was able to put it past the Canterbury goalie for the road victory.
The Bears return to the JACK for a home game against Gunnery this Wed.