It was a must needed win for Burnt Hills/Ballston Spa hockey team on Saturday, as they got back on track and defeated La Salle, 6-4. The Spartans were previously winless in their last 2 games (0-1-1).
BHBS junior Geordan Buffoline recorded his second hat trick of the season, and the third of his high school career. He now moves into the team lead with 12 goals in 10 games this season. Alec Lind continued his hot stretch, as he put up 2 goals, and now has 5 goals in the last 4 games. He had 4 goals in the first 6 games.
La Salle started off the game on a solid note, outshooting BHBS 11-5 in the first period, and held a 1-0 lead after 1. But the Spartans responded strongly in the second. They struck 3 times, and led 3-2 at the end of the second. In the third, BHBS got two more quick goals to push their lead to 5-2. La Salle would not go down without a fight however, as goals by Christian Rudd and Ryan Murray each within a minute of each other, cut the lead to 5-4 with 6 minutes remaining. An empty net goal by Sam Swingruber made it 6-4 and sealed the deal. It was a big win for the Spartans, who improved to 6-3-1 on the season (3-2-1 Section 2), and will face off against Saratoga next on Wednesday. La Salle now drops to 3-7-1 on the season (2-4-1 Section 2) and will face off against Shenendehowa on Wednesday.
10:52- (LSI) Sam Mulson (5) ASST: None
5:11- (BHBS) Geordan Buffoline (10) ASST: Nick Koszelak (10), Tino Benamati (7)
3:25- (BHBS) Alec Lind (8) ASST: Geordan Buffoline (13), Sam Swingruber (6)
2:51- (LSI) Christian Rudd (2), ASST: Logan DiScanio (8)
2:17- (BHBS) Alec Lind (9) ASST: Nick Koszelak (11)
10:40- (BHBS) Geordan Buffoline (11) ASST: Tino Benamati (8)
8:58- (BHBS) Geordan Buffoline (12) ASST: Tino Benamati (9), Alec Lind (9)
7:18- (LSI) Ryan Murray (3) ASST: Kevin Mainello (11), Logan DiScanio (9)
7:05- (LSI) Sam Mulson (6) ASST: Brendan Haverty (4)
0:42- (BHBS) Sam Swingruber (EN) (6) ASST: Alec Lind (10)