|Posted: October 2nd, 2017
EHLP: Premier Take Tough Loss at Home
Walpole, MA - The EHL Premier team took a tough loss this weekend, falling 8-2 to the Boston Jr. Rangers. “We knew they would come ready to play,” Coach Polino said. “We had a tough time matching their energy and intensity throughout the entire game.” The Rangers came into the weekend matchup looking for revenge after blowing a 3-0 lead and losing to the Express 5-3 last Sunday. “Any time a team has that kind of motivation, its tough to go into battle with them.”
The Express jumped to an early 1-0 lead less than a minute into the contest with Ryan Healey’s (Westwood, MA) first goal of the season. From there the game would turn in the Rangers favor. The Rangers would tie the game at one, moments later, and then take the lead, which they held the rest of the game. The first period would end with the score 3-1 in the Rangers favor. Ben Colangelo (Bedford, MA) would replace Christian Pelligrino in net for the start of the second period. “I pulled Christian to try and spark the team a little bit. It was a team pull, the guys weren’t there in front of him.” The Express would trail 5-1 after the second. In the 3rd period, the Express would score early, with a goal from Mike Meredith (Fredonia, NY) but the comeback the team had grown accustom to this season would never happen. The game would end with a final score of 8-2.
“The Rangers came ready to play, we didn’t, it's that simple,” said Polino. “Hopefully the team takes this as a learning experience. We have a young group that are really just learning how to play the game at this level. We will take our bumps and bruises throughout the year but hopefully this is the last game with this kind of outcome.”
The Express are back in action next weekend against the Central Penn Panthers Friday night at 8:00 PM and again Saturday at 12:00 PM.