Bourque, MSC stun Bur­ril­lville with late goals

Woonsocket Call - - SPORTS - By BRANDEN MELLO [email protected]­et­

WOONSOCKET — For the first 42 min­utes of Fri­day night’s Divi­sion I sea­son opener against Mount St. Charles, it looked like the Bur­ril­lville hockey team was go­ing to notch its se­cond straight vic­tory over the Moun­ties at Ade­lard Arena.

Thanks to goals in the se­cond and third pe­ri­ods from sopho­more for­ward Ryan Deschamps, the Bron­cos held a two-goal ad­van­tage with just three min­utes left in the con­test.

And then the Moun­ties, who came into the sea­son un­sure of where goals were go­ing to come from this sea­son, stormed back to stun the Bron­cos in over­time.

Af­ter Alex Pratt cut Mount’s deficit in half, Trey Bourque tied the game with 14 sec­onds left, and then Bourque scored again two min­utes into over­time to lift the Moun­ties to a 3-2 over­time vic­tory.

Bur­ril­lville (0-0-1 Divi­sion I) went home with a point, but the point will feel hol­low for a squad which con­trolled the con­test for long stretches of the first two pe­ri­ods. The Bron­cos have no time to feel sorry for them­selves be­cause tal­ented Med­field (Mass.) comes to Levy Rink for a 2 p.m. con­test to­day.

Mount St. Charles ( 1- 00 Divi­sion I) will feel good about a lot of things that took place against the Bron­cos. Not only did Bourque show he could be a go- to scorer, but se­nior goalie Ryan For­get made su­perb, as he made saves on break­aways by El­liot La­fond and Deschamps in the first pe­riod to keep the game score­less.

For­get, who made 41 saves dur­ing reg­u­la­tion, was matched through the open­ing 15 min­utes by Dy­lan Nault, who made seven saves in the open­ing pe­riod.

Mount’s best chance to open the scor­ing came in the mid­dle of the se­cond pe­riod when se­nior de­fense­man Alex Gon­frade had a slap shot gob­bled up by Nault.

Bur­ril­lville opened the scor­ing with 1:48 left in the se­cond pe­riod on the game’s first power play. Af­ter For­get stopped a shot by fresh­man Bray­den Deschamps, Ryan Deschamps was in po­si­tion to net the power-play goal.

The Bron­cos dou­bled their lead 4:48 into the fi­nal pe­riod when Colin McCarthy’s shot from the point was tipped past For­get by Ryan Deschamps.

Mount ap­peared to be head­ing to a se­cond straight de­feat to the Bron­cos at home, but Pratt grabbed a goal back with 2:10 left in reg­u­la­tion af­ter good work from Bai­ley Thibeault and ju­nior for­ward John Belisle.

With For­get pulled in fa­vor of a sixth skater, the Moun­ties sent the game to over­time when Bourque slid a shot past Nault.

Bourque se­cured the win two min­utes into over­time af­ter a pass from sopho­more Cee-Jay La­que­rre.

The Moun­ties are back at Ade­lard Arena Tues­day af­ter­noon in an in­ter- state clash against St. John’s of Shrews­bury.

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