WALPOLE – The Walpole Express Black saved their best for last as they knocked off the previously undefeated Boston Generals Futures early Saturday morning at Rodman Arena 4-3 for their first win of the 2014 Chowder Cup.
Tied 2-2 at halftime, the two sides trading shots back and forth throughout the opening 25:00, Walpole took the game over for good just moments into the second half. All of 12-seconds in, Cam Johansson – committed to Bridgton Academy this fall – pulled Generals netminder Justin Grey out of position and made the beautiful saucer feed over to Jayson Dimizio, who buried it in the wide open net for a 3-2 lead.
Johansson and Dimizio combined to setup another to widen the Express’ advantage later in the frame as a shot from the point led to a scrum in front and a goal courtesy of Matt Dressons at 11:26 to make it 4-2. The Generals tried to rally, cutting their deficit to one on a Jack Quinlivan goal with just under 5:00 to play, but that was as close as the comeback came, the Express holding on to the 4-3 win.
Despite the loss, at 2-1 the Generals still won their College Open Division bracket and advance to face the Junior Hurricanes in Sunday’s playoffs preliminary round.