The Burnt Hills/Ballston Spa hockey team knew they needed to respond with a win last night after a disappointing performance against Tri-Falls two weeks ago in their last game. Well they did just that.
The Spartans jumped out to an early 3-0 lead at the end of the first period, and that set the tone for the entirety of the game. The scoring opened at 5:06, when Gianni Pleminik got himself in good position in the front of the net, and buried a backhander past CBA goalie Justin Bryar (20 saves). Alec Lind added onto the lead just 41 seconds later when he found himself on a breakaway and ripped a wrister past Bryar. The final goal of the period was scored by Tino Benamati at 1:56.
The Spartans knew they couldn’t let up despite holding a 3-0 lead after 1, but their second period was a notably slower than the first, and CBA added a goal by Rob West to make it 3-1 after 2. Alec Lind scored the only goal of the 3rd period, his second of the game, and the Spartans took the game by a final of 4-1. Sophomore goalie Trevin Tidmarsh made 23 saves on 24 shots for his 2nd win of the year for BHBS. The Spartans end the 2015 calendar year with a record of 5-2 (2-1 Section 2) and will host Queensbury on Saturday. It was a big win for the team as far as getting back on track in the sectional standings, as they jumped from 9th place to 5th with the win. CBA took 9 penalties in the game, compared to BHBS’s 3. CBA freshman Hunter Pemrick, who has received recognition for his outstanding play to start the year (10 G, 6 A entering last night’s game) was held without a point. It was only his second game this season without a point, the first being in a 3-1 loss against Shenendehowa. CBA falls to 5-4 on the season (4-2 Section 2) and will play G/M/S-G on Saturday.
5:06- (BHBS) Gianni Pleminik (2) Assist: Alec Lind (7), Nick Koszelak (9)
4:25- (BHBS) Alec Lind (5) Assist: Gianni Pleminik (2)
1:56- (BHBS) Tino Benamati (7) Assist: Geordan Buffoline (9), Sam Swingruber (4)
9:36- (CBA) Rob West (5) Assist: NONE
10:22- (BHBS) Alec Lind (6) Assist: Tino Benamati (5), Geordan Buffoline (10)