HYANNIS — The Red Raiders are beginning to make people think.
Still unbeaten at 5-0 on the season and waiting for tomorrow to play powerhouse Burlington at home (3:00 pm), Barnstable wasted little time last night sending Mansfield home quickly from the Cape Cod Freezeout Tournament on the back end of a 6-0 trouncing.
Senior captain Donnie Brodd and senior assistant captain Mike McDonough combined for eight points on the night (two goals and two assists each), with Brodd scoring both of his goals in the first period. Just over three minutes into the tourney championship game, Brodd scored on an assist from McDonough and then followed three minutes later on his second goal, assisted by McDonough and junior forward Matt Kaski. Kaski finished the night with a goal and a pair of assists.
Both Brodd and McDonough were named to the 2014 Cape Cod Freezeout All-Tournament Team. Mansfield’s Anthony Visconti and Shane Doherty were also named to the all-tournament team.
Barnstable senior goalie Dylan Campbell was credited with the shutout and head coach Scott Nickerson said he thought it was a good, overall win.
“I think so, but I’m starting to question how good we are!” he said. “(Our) Monday game will be a good indicator. Right now we are playing pretty good.”
Up 2-0 with time ticking off the first period clock, McDonough made it 3-0 (assisted by Kaski and Connor Rainville) with just 11 seconds to go. Kaski made it 4-0 with more than half of the the second period completed, assisted by Kevin Conway and Brodd. Colby Howell scored his first-ever varsity goal at 11:03 of the third period (assisted by Matt Pasic and Ian Fromhein) that made it 5-0 and then McDonough put the exclamation point on the night when he took a pass at the left wing from Brodd at the point and launched a laser into the top shelf.
Mansfield was assessed seven penalties on the evening while Barnstable had just four.
Burlington has won two out of the last three Division 1 State championships.