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Hockey: Bethlehem storms past CBA in league opener

Five-goal second period propels Eagles to first win

Bethlehem's Andrew Carroll scores 12 seconds into the second period in Saturday's Capital District High School Hockey League game against Christian Brothers Academy at the Albany County Hockey Facility.

Bethlehem's Andrew Carroll scores 12 seconds into the second period in Saturday's Capital District High School Hockey League game against Christian Brothers Academy at the Albany County Hockey Facility. Photo by Rob Jonas.

— "Kyle Stockman is a great goalie. We have to do a better job of covering guys defensively," said Drescher.

Bethlehem goaltender Carl Cusack made several key saves early in the third period, and Caswell and Tim Verstandig added late goals to put CBA away.

"Cusack played great," said Rodrigue. "He had a rough weekend last weekend (allowing 14 goals in two games), but he came ready to go Monday. It was important for him to put last weekend behind him and get his first win."

"Cusack did a nice job of shutting us down," said Drescher.

Stockman finished with 25 saves for CBA, but Drescher said he needs to see more out of his offense, which generated 32 shots on goal but only one marker.

"We've talked to our team about it being a three-period game," said Drescher. "The first and third periods, it was pretty much 50-50. The second period, we just got off to a slow start and never got back into it."

Bethlehem returns to action Wednesday when it hosts Guilderland/Mohonasen/Scotia-Glenville at the Bethlehem Area YMCA in their annual Wooden Skate game. It's the start of a four-day stretch in which the Eagles play three times.

CBA's next contest is Saturday against Glens Falls/Hudson Falls/South Glens Falls at the Albany County Hockey Facility.

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