ST. ALBANS — Colby Brouillette scored a twice and the BFA Bobwhites blew open a close game with three third period goals, topping the South Burlington Wolves 5-1 on Monday night inside the Collins-Perley Complex.
South Burlington took the play to the Bobwhites in the first period, with BFA goaltender Guy Ellis being called upon to make several quality saves, and the period ended scoreless.
It stayed that way until the 9:15 mark of the second when Brouillette took a pass from Colin Audy and buried a forehander from the slot for a 1-0 BFA lead. Just under five minutes later defenseman Dominic Liscinsky fired a high shot from the left point that glanced off the shoulder of SB goalie Ted Hopper and into the cage to double the Bobwhites’ lead.
BFA carried that 2-0 into the third, but given a powerplay chance the Wolves quickly cut the lead in half on a Dylan LeClair goal at 1:31. But SB would fail to take advantage of another powerplay minutes later and Brouillette would then steal the puck at center ice and fire a low shot past Hopper at 7:07 to restore the two goal margin. Noah Vincelette and Christian Vallee would then score icing on the cake goals 17 seconds apart to seal the win for BFA.
With the win BFA improves its record to 12-3-2 and keeps the pressure on Essex for the top seed in the upcoming state Division One tournament. SB, hoping to move up to fourth and earn a home game in the second season slips to 6-7-1.