Brunswick Hockey Explodes in Third, Blasts Millbook 7-2


The Brunswick School hockey team upended Millbrook School Wednesday 7-2. (John Ferris Robben photo)

The Brunswick School hockey team upended Millbrook School Wednesday 7-2. (John Ferris Robben photo)

Leading 3-2 to open the third period, Brunswick netted a quartet of goals, en route to a decisive 7-2 win over visiting Millbrook at Hartong Rink on Wednesday.

The ninth-ranked Bruins ran their unbeaten streak to 12 (10-0-2), as their overall record improves to a sparkling 12-2-2.

The seven Brunswick goals are the most since Feb. 21 of last year, when the Bruins netted a similar total in a win against Kents Hill.

Leading 2-0 in the first period, Brunswick senior Jack Stephenson’s finisher made it a three-goal advantage at 16:01.

After changing goaltenders to start the second period, the Mustangs rallied for a pair of tallies to close the gap heading into the final frame.

Holding a 3-2 advantage to start the third period, Brunswick closed out the game on its decisive four-goal run. Christian LeSueur started the run, netting his second goal of the game on a four-on-three power-play at 1:06.

After goals by senior Max Fuld and junior Nick VanBelle, Stephenson capped the scoring with his team-leading 11th goal at 7:57, as the Bruins skated to the 7-2 final.

Brunswick goalie Brian Ketchabaw was credited with 28 saves, as the senior recorded his ninth win of the season.

LeSueur finished the day with two goals and two assists, while Stephenson netted a pair and chipped in one helper.

The Bruins stay on their home ice for their next contest, hosting Hoosac at 4 p.m. on Saturday.

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