The Bay State Bobcats Junior A Hockey Club opened up the 2020-2021 season with 3 games against the Long Beach Sharks. The ‘Cats went 2-1-0 in the 3 games and currently sit at 1st place in the highly competitive NA3HL East Division.
Bay State 3 @ Long Beach 1 – The newly-dubbed Bobcats opened up their season with a win, riding two JayVon Fogelgren goals to a 3-1 win over the Sharks on Friday. Damon Polk netted the other Bay State goal, and Nathan Moffitt was stellar in the crease with 35 saves on the night. Greyson Skirpan of Long Beach put on a show of his own in the Sharks’ cage, with a stout 31 saves, but Sam Brickley’s lone goal was not enough for the win.
Bay State 4 @ Long Beach 3 (SO) – Gordon Ogden buried the game-deciding breakaway for the Bobcats as they took home a 4-3 shootout win over the Sharks on Saturday. Troy Harwell led Bay State during regulation time with two goals, joining Thomas Hoffmann on the scoresheet. Meanwhile, Anderson O’Connor paced the Sharks’ attack with two goals of his own, as Dalton McCann lit the lamp as well for the hosts. Both Zack Roncarati of Bay State and Greyson Skirpan of Long Beach were impressive between the pipes, stopping 34 shots apiece to keep their respective teams in the contest.
Bay State 1 @ Long Beach 5 – The Sharks roared out to a 2-0 lead early and never looked back, topping the Bobcats 5-1 to pick up their first win on the year on Sunday. Zane Mojzer led with a pair of goals, joining Xzia Fogelgren, Stephen Papp and Sam Brickley on the scoresheet. Damon Polk nabbed Bay State’s goal, as Tyler Robertson turned aside 21 shots in net, but Long Beach’s Greyson Skirpan was stellar between the pipes with 39 saves for the victory.
For this upcoming weekend, the squad will travel to Attleboro, MA to take on the Northeast Generals on Friday and will head to Danbury, CT to face the Danbury Colonials on Sunday. If unable to attend the games, check out all the action on HockeyTV!