Fans in attendance today at the JACK were treated to a hard fought defensive prep hockey game. What the game lacked in scoring it made up for in physical play as there were a number of big hits that brought the corwd to its feet. It was a physical game, but a clean one as there would be only one penalty called in the contest.
Both teams seemed to be feeling each other out early as the first period went by with tight checking on both sides. It would be halfway through the second period before the first goal of the game would be scored off the stick of Nate Summers '14. Summers made a nifty move coming out of the corner and rifled a snap shot into the top corner to give the Bears the 1-0 lead. A few minutes later the Bears would be called for a questionable holding penalty and be faced with killing the penalty. The Berkshire penalty killers did well to limit the Kent scoring chances, but just as the penalty expired a Kent attacker was able to sneak a shot in from down low.
The teams took to the ice in the third period tied 1-1, with 18 minutes to decide the outcome of the game. Each side had chances to break the tie, but it would prove to be a costly Berkshire turnover at the offensive blueline that would lead to the game winner. Kent gained possession of the turnover and went in on an odd man rush and buried the chance with just over five minutes in the game. Berkshire had chances late to tie the game, but were thwarted by the Kent goaltender. The game would end in a frustrating 2-1 loss for the Bears.
Berkshire takes to the road this Saturday to face Winchendon.