Matt Bub gave Bethlehem some hope for a comeback when he scored at 5:46 of the second period, but Hans made several key saves to prevent the Eagles from making the score any closer.
"I can't say enough about Dick Hughes' program. His kids worked hard tonight. They had some great scoring opportunities," said Kuhl.
Newkirk added a power play goal late in the third period for CBA, which is trying to follow up a 2005-06 season in which it placed second in the Section II playoffs and reached the state tournament.
"We have some terrific leadership and some experience " even with the younger kids," said Kuhl.
Bethlehem's record fell to 1-2, but Hughes is encouraged by his team's attitude " one that's been forged out of the program's fight to stay alive after the school district was forced to cut the team's funding when the original budget was defeated by voters.
"We're a no quit team. That's the way this team is going to be," said Hughes. "We've just got to pick up on the mistakes we made (against CBA) and work on them for our tournament next week."
The Eagles host their annual holiday tournament Friday and Saturday. Bethlehem plays Newburgh Free Academy Friday at 6:25 p.m., with Norwood/Norfolk facing Plattsburgh at 8:40 p.m. The championship and consolation games are Saturday.""