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Nichols Edges Belmont Hill in OT to Take Title

Buffalo, NY -- Nichols defeated Belmont Hill, 3-3 in OT, to win the 2002 Nichols New Year's Tournament tonight. The winning goal came just 1:31 into the extra period when senior defenseman Matt McCarthy took a pass from Matt Connors and put it by Belmont Hill goaltender Joe Butler.

The two teams had gone into the third period 0-0. However, John Murphy and Ray Ortiz scored for Belmont Hill, and Chris Mueller and Connors scored for Nichols.

In the thrid-place game, Millbrook beat Lake Shore Catholic, 6-0, as senior Jason Beliveau scored two goals and added an assist.

For full results and box scores to the tournament, please click on this link.



A New #1

There's a new #1 in the latest USHR poll, released earlier this evening -- and at least one big surprise.

Please click on the Weekly Poll button above.


Taft Takes L'Ville Tournament

Lawrenceville, NJ -- Taft defeated Canterbury 2-0 Sunday afternoon for its fourth Lawrenceville title in as many years. The deciding factor in the somewhat lackluster final was Taft junior forward Todd Johnson who came down the left wing boards and lifted a wrist shot over Canterbury goalie Ben Grandjean's glove and into the upper left corner at 8:08 of the first period. Although the game featured some good hits, both teams looked tired and some of the best scoring opportunities for both teams came off of defensive mistakes. Junior center Alex Meintel clinched the win for Taft on an empty net goal with 40 seconds remaining.

Championship Game
Taft 2, Canterbury 0

1st Period
T -- Johnson (Reycraft)

2nd Period
No Scoring

3rd Period
T -- Meintel (unn.) ENG

Taft 30, Canterbury 18

C -- Grandjean
T -- Curry


3rd Place Game
Upper Canada College 5, Nichols 3

1st Period
N -- Mueller (Connors, Williams)
UCC -- Belanger (Bouchard)

2nd Period
N -- DeSimone (Amico)
N -- Amico (Gielowski)
UCC -- Ross (Marshall)

3rd Period
UCC -- Ross (Marshall)
UCC -- Bouchard (Boucher)
UCC -- Bouchard (Boucher, Marshall)
UCC -- Bouchard (Belanger)

UCC 26, Nichols 25

N -- Czaplicki (17/15); Hallman (9/6)
UCC -- Cappe (25/22)


5th Place Game
Belmont Hill 7, NMH 1

1st Period
BH -- Moore (Higgins)
BH -- Ortiz (unn.)

2nd Period
BH -- Ortiz (Murphy, McKeown)
BH -- Fahey (McKeown)
BH -- Leslie (McKeown)

3rd Period
BH -- DeBaere (Moore)
NMH -- M. Germain (Genovese, D. Germain)
BH -- Moore (unn.)

NMH 22, Belmont Hill 20

NMH -- Kaleczyc and Kalec
BH -- Butler and Page


7th Place Game
Choate 3, Lawrenceville 0

No box score available



Deerfield Wins Flood-Marr Title #8 for Lindsay

Dedham, Mass. -- After learning that 15-year head coach Jim Lindsay would be stepping down at the end of the season and handing the reins of the team over to assistant Brendan Creagh, the Big Green came out hard in the first half and scored the only two goals they would need en route to a 2-1 win over Hotchkiss in the championship game of the 38th annual Flood-Marr Tournament today.

Deerfield got on the board early when senior LW Brian Ciborowski beat a Hotchkiss D at the blue line and broke in alone on Hotchkiss goaltender Zane Kalemba. However, Kalemba came out to challenge Ciborowki, who calmly stepped around him and slid the puck into the net at the 2:28 mark.

It was the only mistake Kalemba would make all day, but it wasn't the only time Kalemba would be beaten. Midway through the half, Big Green senior Dan Travis took a long outlet pass from junior RD Paul Baier and broke in alone on Kalemba. This time Kalemba stayed back, and stopped Travis on the initial shot. However, senior center Dan Shribman, the trailer on the play, was charging hard and cashed in the rebound for what would turn out to be the game-winning goal.

Deerfield dominated the first half. Kalemba, though, along with some help from his defensemen, was able to keep the game close.

Late in the second half, Hotchkiss made things interesting when junior RW Joe Gardner, following the play, poked the puck home out of a pileup in front of Deerfield goaltender Dan Smith with 2:29 left in regulation.

That was as close as Hotchkiss would get. Kalemba was pulled as the clock wound down, but Hotchkiss couldn't get the equalizer and Deerfield skated off with their fifth Flood-Marr title in the last six years, and the eighth of the Lindsay era.

In the third-place game, Andover, behind a strong team effort and the goaltending of junior Cory Schneider, edged Nobles, 2-1.

Tournament MVP:
Brian Ciborowski, Deerfield forward.

All Tournament Team:
John Sales, B.J. Mackasey, and Chris Kelley. Hotchkiss: Sam Bowles and Zane Kalemba. Andover: Cory Schneider and John Doherty. Nobles: Phillip McDavitt. KUA: Bryant Harris. Salisbury: Billy Maheras. Westminster: Richard Rice. Milton: Brendan Byrne.

All of the above are seniors with the exception of Kalemba (soph.), Schneider (Jr.), McDavitt (Jr.), and Harris (Jr.).

Championship Game, 2 pm
Deerfield 2, Hotchkiss 1

1st Half
DA -- Ciborowski (Hennessey) 3:42
DA -- Shribman (Travis, Baier) 13:16

2nd Half
H -- Gardner (Mondrick, Bowles) 21:01

Hotchkiss 7, Deerfield 4

H -- Kalemba
DA -- Smith



3rd Place Game, 12 pm
Andover 2, Nobles 1

1st Half
N&G -- McDavitt (Poli, Landry) PPG 14:58
PA -- Adams (unn.) 15:22

2nd Half
PA -- Dignard (Cahill, Kucharski) 10:36

Nobles 4, Andover 3

PA -- Schneider
N&G -- Horgan


5th Place Game, 10 am
Kimball Union 4, Salisbury 3 (OT)

1st Half
S -- Trahon (Myers, Fox) 5:22
KUA -- Hill (Thompson, Driscoll) 7:56
KUA -- Thompson (Hill) 17:07

2nd Half
S -- Trahon (unn.) 7:28
KUA -- Ahern (unn.) 17:43
S -- Atkinson (Rinaldi, Trahon) 18:29

KUA -- Hill (unn.) 0:54

KUA 7, Salisbury 4

No Goaltending statistics supplied.


7th Place Game, 8 am
Westminster 6, Milton 1

1st Half
W -- Boyle (Loss, Reilly) 7:43
M -- Burke (Boucher, Baird) 10:36
W -- Reilly (B. Smith) 13:47
W -- Greco (Hardiman) 22:22

2nd Half:
W -- Hardiman (unn.) 0:19
W -- Reilly (Oetting, B. Smith) 1:10
W -- B. Smith (Oetting) 19:38

Westminster 10, Milton 9

No Goaltending statistics supplied.



Hotchkiss, Deerfield Advance to Flood-Marr Title Game

Below are today's box scores, final round-robin standings, and tomorrow's schedule for the Flood-Marr Tournament. Note: Names of goaltenders were not recorded on the game sheets we received.

Andover 2, Salisbury 2

1st Half
S -- Myers (TJ Fox)
S -- #18 (Hampe)

2nd Half
A -- Adams (Mazzolini, Doherty)
A -- Mazzolini (unn.)

Andover 5, Salisbury 5

Salisbury 31, Andover 24


Deerfield 4, Milton 0

1st Half:
DA -- Kelley (Travis, Hennessey)
DA -- Ciborowski (Collins, Mackasey)
DA -- Guay (Bartlett, Norman)

2nd Half
DA -- Guay (unn.)

Deerfield 10, Milton 7

Not recorded


Nobles 4, Westminster 1

1st Half
W -- B. Smith (D. Smith, Rice) PPG
N -- Harris (Dalton, Marino)

2nd Half
N -- McGoff (Marino, Dalton)
N -- Landry (Nelson, Trovato) 4x4
N -- Landry (Poli, Pridham)

Westminster 6, Nobles 5


Hotchkiss 10, KUA 0

1st Half
H -- Mitchell (Bowles, Verrill)
H -- Verrill (Bowles, Mitchell)
H -- Bowles (Mitchell, Zangel)
H -- Bracho (Kas, Cahill)
H -- Bowles (Mitchell, Verill)
H -- DeCarolis (Mitchell)

2nd Half
H -- DeCarolis (Wallace, Bowles)
H -- McLaughlin (Mondrick)
H -- Wallace (Toy, Bracho)
H -- Mitchell (DeCarolis)

Hotchkiss 3, KUA 1

Hotchkiss 44, KUA 25


Andover 1, Deerfield 1

1st Half
DA -- Norman (unn.)

2nd Half
PA -- Kucharski (Cahill, Ward)

Deerfield 5, Andover 5

Deerfield 35, Andover 29


Salisbury 5, Milton 4

1st Half
S -- Crum (Myers)
M -- Byrne (unn.)
S -- Myers (Sibley) PPG
M -- O'Connor (Marr)

2nd Half
S -- Pollastrone (Atkinson)
S -- Maheras (Atkinson)
M -- Marr (O'Connor, Daniels)
M -- Talarico (Baird, Burke) PPG
S -- Fox (Crum)

Salisbury 6, Milton 6

Final Standings:

Harding Div.
1. Hotchkiss (3-0-0)
2. Nobles (2-1-0)
3. KUA (1-2-0)
4. Westminster (0-3-0)

Owen Div.
1. Deerfield (2-0-1)
2. Andover (1-0-2)
3. Salisbury (1-1-1)
4. Milton (0-3-0)

Sunday's Playoff Schedule: All Games at Nobles

8:00 am -- Milton vs. Westminster (7th place game)
10:00 am -- Salisbury vs. KUA (5th place game)
12:00 pm -- Andover vs. Nobles (3rd place game)
2:00 pm -- Deerfield vs. Hotchkiss (Championship game)



St. Paul's Wins Avon -- Again

Avon, Conn. -- St. Paul's School, on the strength of three power play goals, won the Avon Old Farms Christmas Classic today, knocking off Berkshire, 3-1. This is the second straight year in which St. Paul's has won the Avon Tournament, and the second time in tournament history that a team other than Avon has won the tournament in consecutive years (Tabor did it in '92 and '93).

St. Paul's defenseman Bill LeClerc, a Yale recruit, was named the tournament's MVP.

Game #13 (7th Place Game)
Kent 4, Gunnery 1

K -- Caruso 24 saves
G -- Jackson 50 saves

Kent goals
McDonald (Cook)
McDonald (Liamero)
McKenna (Sullivan)
Liamero (McKeen)

Gunnery goals:
Haddock (Carey, Obuhanick)


Game #14 (5th Place Game)
Loomis 5, Tabor 4

LC -- Tatar 40 saves
T -- Wenstrom 26 saves

Loomis goals
Goldstien (Cortese, #13)
Schnappinger (Collins, #13)
Goldstien (Cortese, Jaffe)
Goldstien (Barella)
#13 (unn.)

Tabor goals
Donahue (Burns)
Lenes (Smith)
Lenes (Burns)
Badeau (Kolb, Prudden)


Game #15 (3rd Place Game)
Trinity-Pawling 3, Avon Old Farms 2

TP -- Dowd 29 saves
AOF -- Donovan 5 saves on 8 shots
DeMichiel 10 saves on 10 shots

Avon goals
Ferraro (Arciero)
Mori (DiMarzo) SHG

T-P goals
J. Knowlton (Schaub)
Goodrich (Tyll)
Tyll (unn.)


Game #16 (Championship Game)
St. Paul's 3, Berkshire 1

SPS -- Shirley 34 saves
B -- Robinson 45 saves

St. Paul's goals
Thomson (Snow, Rheault) PPG
Desmarais (Blossom) PPG
Rheault (Stevenson, Rutherford) PPG

Berkshire goals
Donovan (Arciuolo)



Taft, Canterbury Advance to Title Game at L'ville Tournament

Lawrenceville, NJ -- Taft and Canterbury each won both their games today and will advance to the title game of the 55th annual Lawrenceville Tournament., to be played Sunday afternoon at 2 pm. Nichols and Choate will meet in the third place game, to be played at 11 am.

We have most of today's scores and even several complete box scores. We'll try and fill in the gaps tomorrow.

Game #1: Canterbury 3, Lawrenceville 2
Game #2: Nichols 5, NMH 4 (OT, shootout)
Game #3: Taft 3, Choate 2
Game #4: Upper Canada College 4, Belmont Hill 2
Game #5: NMH 5, Lawrenceville 2
Game #6: Belmont Hill 3, Choate 2
Game #7: Canterbury 2, Nichols 1 (OT, shootout)
Game #8: Taft 3, Choate 2


Taft 4, Upper Canada College 3

1st Period
UCC -- Marshall (Boucher, Ross) PPG 8:06
T -- Smith (Maldonado, Meintel) PPG 11:31

2nd Period
T -- Ftorek (Maldonado) 1:02
T -- Hertzog (Christian) 8:38
UCC -- Boucher (Belanger) 10:26
T -- Davis (Milnamow) 11:02

3rd Period
UCC -- Irwin (Cadrin, Annecchini) 18:23

T -- Blase (20/17)
UCC -- Cappe (19/15)


Canterbury 2, Nichols 1 (OT, shootout)

1st Period
No Scoring

2nd Period
No Scoring

3rd Period
N -- Connors (unn.) 11:34
C -- Lee (Ciardullo) 12:26

Shootout goal

C -- Grandien 27 saves
N -- Broderick 23 saves


Taft 3, Choate 2

1st Period
T -- Maldonado (Johnson, Meintel) PPG 1:47
C -- Dwyer (Carter) 10:40

2nd Period
T -- Kelley (Minicucci, Reycraft) PPG 4:40
C -- DiVittorio (unn.) 9:21

3rd Period
T -- Ftorek (Meintel, Johnson) PPG 0:37

Choate 4, Taft 3

T -- Curry 14 saves
C -- Papaevagalou 18 saves


NMH 5, Lawrenceville 2

1st Period
L -- Ranson (Lampman)
L -- Hill (Andrews, Robillard)
NMH -- Monaghan (Wissman)

2nd Period
NMH -- Colby (Hurley, Nolan)
NMH -- D. Germain (Shaw)

3rd Period
NMH -- Monaghan (Hurley)
NMH -- Nolan (Colby, M. Germain)

L -- Gluck
NMH -- Kalec


Belmont Hill 3, Choate 2

1st Period
C -- Jones (Carter)
BH -- Moore (unn.)
C -- Mattson (Dionne, Nussbaum)

2nd Period
BH -- Ortiz (White, Adams)
BH -- Murphy (Ortiz)

3rd Period
No Scoring

Choate 24, Belmont Hill 23

C -- Papaevagalou (23/20)
BH -- Butler (24/22)


Canterbury 3, Lawrenceville 2

1st Period
No Scoring

2nd Period
C -- Meyer (Lee, Sixsmith)
L -- Lampman (Read)

3rd Period
C -- Smith (Sixsmith, Lee)
C -- Reinhardt (Smith, Sixsmith)
L -- Read (Hughes)

Canterbury 25, Lawrenceville 21

L -- Gluck
C -- Frost



Culver Takes Lawrence-Groton Tournament

Groton, Mass. -- Culver Military Academy, by beating Cushing Academy 4-1 today, won this year's Lawrence-Groton Tournament. In today's other game, the New England Jr. Coyotes topped Lawrence Academy, 5-3.

On Friday, Culver beat Lawrence, 3-2; and the New England Jr. Coyotes, 3-1.

In Friday's other games, Cushing beat the New England Jr. Coyotes, 5-2; and Lawrence Academy beat Cushing, 4-3.

Culver senior defenseman Tom Zabkowicz was named Div. I MVP.

The Div. II bracket was won by the Groton School, which topped North Yarmouth Academy, 4-3, today.

On Friday, Grton topped Berwick Academy, 4-1; and Worcester Academy, 3-1.

Groton junior forward Chip Sherwood was named Div. II MVP.



Saturday's Exeter Results

Final scores from the third and final day of action at the Phillips Exeter Tournament are:

Northwood 6, Exeter 4
Holderness 6, Hill 3
Gov. Dummer 4, Pomfret 4



Millbrook Wins St. George's Tournament

Friday's Scores:
Millbrook 4, Williston 2
BB&N 4, St. George's 2
Williston 3, St. George's 2
Millbrook 7, BB&N 2

Today's Scores:
BB&N 6, Williston 1
Title Game: Millbrook 3, St. George's 1



Cushing Comeback Against Lawrence Falls Short

Groton, Mass. -- The annual Friday-night-at-8 pm-Lawrence-Groton Tournament battle between long-time rivals Lawrence and Cushing went to Lawrence Academy, 4-3, though Lawrence, which jumped out to a 4-0 lead on a Derek Gulizia goal at 5:26 of the third period, had to sweat out the last 12 plus minutes in order to escape with the win.

As usual, the game was hard fought, and played in front of a packed house.

After a scoreless first period, Lawrence got on the board first, as sophomore defense Ryan Walford jumped up into the play, took a nice feed, and fired the puck past Cushing junior goaltender Keith Longo at the 5:25 mark.

Later in the period, with Cushing applying heavy pressure in the Lawrence end, the puck deflected out of the zone. Lawrence sophomore center Patrick Kimball slipped behind the Cushing D, picked up the loose puck right outside the blue line and was off to the races on a clean breakaway. Kimball made the most of his opportunity, snapping the puck past Longo high to the stick side at the 11:27 mark.

Later in the period, Kimball would take a major and game misconduct for a hit from behind on Cushing forward Billy Ryan. On the ensuing five-minute powerplay, Cushing kept the puck in the Lawrence end most of the time, but their shots, though numerous, were primarily from the periphery. The Cushing forwards didn't create much traffic in front, and Lawrence sophomore goaltender Peter Vetri got good looks at most shots.

In the third period, Lawrence defenseman Topher Bevis put his team up by three, scoring a pwer play goal on a wrister from the top of the faceoff circle that beat Longo to the top corner, glove side.

Gulizia stretched the lead to 4-0 when he picked up a loose puck, came down the left side and fired a shot short side that found the open space between pad and post at 5:26.

At that point, Cushing began to turn what appeared to be a sure win for Lawrence into a nail-biter. At 7:38 -- the tournament uses 18-minute periods -- senior defenseman Chris Murray, a Lawrence transfer, took a one-timer from the left point, beating Vetri with a hard, rising shot.

Less than two minutes later, Cushing sophomore center Billy Ryan, ex of Catholic Memorial, lifted a rebound over Vetri to make it a two goal game with 9:28 remaining in the period.

Lawrence took a time out.

For the next five minutes Lawrence barred the door, but Cushing sophomore LW Chris Bourque made it a one-goal game with 3:27 left, knocking the rebound of his own shot past Vetri.

Cushing applied pressure, and pulled Longo as the clock wound down, but couldn't get the equalizer.

Afterward, Lawrence coach Charlie Corey said, "If that game had gone on for another ten minutes I would have had a heart attack."

Lawrence 4, Cushing 3

Fri. Dec. 20, 2002 (Lawrence-Groton Tournament)
18-minute periods

By Period:
LA 0-2-2 = 4
CA 0-0-3 = 4

1st Period:
No scoring

2nd Period:
LA -- Walford (Wright, LaMare) 5:25
LA -- Kimball (Merritt) SHG 11:27

3rd Period:
LA -- Bevis (Geverd, Gulizia) PPG 2:20
LA -- Gulizia (Geverd) 5:26
CA -- Murray (Lee, Rego) 7:38
CA -- Ryan (Russo, Koziara) 9:28
CA -- Bourque (Ewing) 14:33

LA -- 5 minors, 1 major and game misconduct (Kimball, hitting from behind)
CA -- 5 minors

Cushing 34, Lawrence 29

CA -- Longo (29/25)
LA -- Vetri (34/31)



Culver Sharp; Coyotes Not

Final scores from opening day action at the Lawrence-Groton Tournament follow.

10 am -- Culver Military Academy 3, Lawrence Academy 2
10 am -- Cushing Academy 5, Junior Coyotes 2
6 pm -- Culver Military Academy 3, Junior Coyotes 1
8 pm -- Lawrence Academy 4, Cushing Academy 3



Friday's Results from Exeter Tournament

Final scores from Day #2 action at the Phillips Exeter Tournament are:

Holderness 7, Pomfret 5
Northwood 8, Hill 1
Gov. Dummer 5, Exeter 2



Hotchkiss Takes Two in Opening Day Action at Flood-Marr

Here are results from the Flood-Marr tournament's opening day. The games were played in two 22:30 halves. Goaltending info was not supplied.

9 am --
KUA 4, Westminster 1

1st Half
W -- Ben Smith (Hardiman, Brandon Bosacker)

2nd Half:
KUA -- Harris (Ahern, Nelson)
KUA -- Hanley (Nelson, Thompson)
KUA -- Raimo (Hanley)
KUA -- Hanley (Ellis, Thompson)

Westminster 6, KUA 5


11 am --
Hotchkiss 2, Nobles 1 (OT)

1st Half
H -- Zangel (Mitchell, Bowles)
N -- Nelson (Trovato, Greenhalgh)

2nd Half

H -- Bowles (DeCarolis)

Nobles 8, Hotchkiss 3


1 pm --
Deerfield 4, Salisbury 1

1st Half
S -- Myers (assists unknown)

2nd Half
D -- Shribman (Travis, Burns)
D -- Collins (Cibrowski)
D -- Burns (unn.) ENG
D -- Norman (Cibrowski) ENG

Salisbury 2, Deerfield 1


3 pm --
Andover 4, Milton 1

1st Half
PA -- Doherty (Garrett)
M -- Haydock (assists unknown)

2nd Half:
PA -- Ernst (Kucharski, Cahill)
PA -- Dignard (Mazzolini, Smith)
PA -- Vaslet (Cahill, Kucharski)

Milton 8, Andover 7


5 pm --
Hotchkiss 7, Westminster 0

1st Half
H -- Mitchell (Shirreffs, Dracho)
H -- Mitchell (Verrill)
H -- Verrill (Mitchell, Wallace)
H -- Cahill (DeCarolis)
H -- Bowles (Zangel)

2nd Half
H -- Bowles (Mitchell)
H -- McLaughlin (Shirreffs, Toy)

Westminster 6, Hotchkiss 4


7 pm --
Nobles 5, KUA 1

1st Half
K -- Raimo (assists unknown)
N -- Marino (Harris, Dalton)
N -- Trovato (Harris)
N -- McDavitt (Harris, Trovato)
N -- Delorey (Trovato)

2nd Half
N -- Pridham (McGoff)

Nobles 9, KUA 8



Berkshire-St. Paul's Reach Avon Final

Here are the results from the Avon Tournament's second day. We haven't yet received the box scores for the three late games, but we have all the results and the matchups for tomorrow's playoff round follows.

Game # 5:
Trinity-Pawling 4, Tabor 1

T - Wright 23 saves
TP -- Dowd 28 saves

T-P goals
Collis (Tyll, Hutchinson)
Schaub (P. Knowlton, Greene)
P. Knowlton (J. Knowlton, Greene)
Hutchins (unn.)

Tabor goal:
Donahue (Burns, Kolb)


Game # 6:
Berkshire 6, Kent 2

K -- Caruso 18 saves
B -- Pine 16 saves

Berkshire goals
O'Brien (Dancey, Shackford)
Dancey (Shackford, Kelleher)
O'Brien (Shackford, Donovan)
Cohen (O'Brien)
O'Brien (Holland)
Donovan (Arciuolo)

Kent goals
Sullivan (Morris)
Sullivan (Cook)


Game #7
St. Paul's 8, Loomis 3

LC -- Tartar 38 saves
SPS -- Nipps 14 saves

St. Paul's goals
Stevenson (unn.)
Thomson (LeClerc)
LeClerc (Kupperman)
Woelber (Desmarais, Blossom)
Rheault (Rutherford, Stevenson)
Morris (Rutherford, Travers)
Blossom (Stevenson)
Snow (LeClerc)

Loomis goals
Schnappinger (Collins)
Olson (Goldstien)
Levinowitz (Haney, Melancon)


Game #8
Avon 13, Gunnery 1

G -- Green 30 saves; Zuchowski 8 saves
A -- DeMichiel 3 saves; Donovan 9 saves

Avon goals:
Rioux (unn)
Irwin (Krowka)
Ferraro (Arciero, Blanchette)
DeBello (Davis, Ferraro)
Forshner (McDonald, Irwin)
Bacon (Malloy)
Mori (McDonald)
Mori (Krowka, Rioux)
Davis (Ferraro, Arciero)
Ferraro (Morin, DeBello)
Irwin (Rioux)
DiMarzo (Rioux)
DiMarzo (unn.)

Gunnery goal:
Obuhanick (Kauffman)


Game #9:
Berkshire 7, Tabor 3

B -- Azat 27 saves
T -- Wright 29 saves

Berkshire goals
B -- Shackford (O'Brien)
B -- O'Brien (Hollan)
B -- Bellamy (Harrison)
Shackford (O'Brien)
Holland (unn.)
O'Brien (Dancey)
Bellamy (assists unknown)

Tabor goals
Kolb (Burns)
Donahue (assists unknown)
Waryas (Donahue)


Game #10:
Trinity-Pawling 2, Kent 1

(scoring summary unavailable)


Game #11:
Loomis 5, Gunnery 4

G -- Zuchowski 31 saves
LC -- Tatar 42 saves

Gunnery goals:
Kauffman (Rollason, Noonan)
Obuhanick (Kauffman, Noonan)
Haddock (King)
King (Mattleman)

Loomis goals
Schnappinger (Collins, Martorana)
Dorman (Schnappinger, Collins)
Goldstien (unn.)
Melancon (Atwell)
Collins (Schnappinger)


Game #12:
St. Paul's 4, Avon 3

AOF -- Quick 30 saves
SPS -- Shirley 20 saves

Avon goals
Backman (DiMarzo)
Smalley (Bacon)
DiMarzo (Backman)

St. Paul's goals
Stevenson (unn.)
Desmarais (Blossom)
Stevenson (unn.)
Thomson (Rheault, Snow)



Final Standings:

Pierpont Division

1. Berkshire
2. Trinity-Pawling
3. Tabor
4. Kent

Trautman Division

1. St. Paul's
2. Avon Old Farms
3. Loomis-Chaffee
4. Gunnery

On Saturday #4 plays #4 at 8:30 am; #3 plays #3 at 10:30 am; #2 plays #2 at 1:30 pm; and the title game is at 3:30 pm.




Correction for Flood-Marr Schedule

Note: There's a misprint on our schedule page: For anyone going to the Flood-Marr on Sunday, the games that day will be at Nobles, not Milton. It goes thusly: Friday: Nobles, Saturday: Milton, Sunday: Nobles.


Avon Old Farms Tournament Opening Day Action

Thurs. Dec. 19
3 pm -- Avon 3, Loomis 0
5 pm -- Berkshire 5, Trinity-Pawling 4
7 pm -- Tabor 3, Kent 1
9 pm -- St. Paul's 6, Gunnery 0

Game #1:
Avon 3, Loomis Chaffee 0

Avon- Donovan- 8 Saves, Quick- 6 saves
Loomis- Tatar- 35 Saves

Avon Scoring:
Arciero (Rioux, Davis)
Salmelainen (unn.)
Forshner ( Irwin )


Game #2:
Berkshire 5, Trinity-Pawling 4

T-P 37,
Berkshire 33

TP -- Pilicy 32 saves
B -- Robinson 29 saves

Berkshire goals:
Bellamy (Cohen)
Willets (unn.)
Dancey (Norton, O'Brien)
Klein (Donovan)
Shackford (Donovan)

T-P goals:
Tyll (unn.)
Jim Knowlton (Patrick Knowlton)
Collis (unn.)
Hutchinson (Jim Knowlton, Schaub)


Game #3:
Tabor 3, Kent 1

Tabor 30, Kent 28

K -- Caruso 27 saves
T -- Wright 27 saves

Lenes (Cook)
Lenes (Badeau)
Potts (Cook, Lenes)

Morris (McDonald)


Game #4:
St. Paul's 6, Gunnery 0

SPS 43, Gunnery 15

SPS -- Shirley
Gunnery -- Jackson and Green

SPS -- LeClerc (Rheault, Snow)
SPS -- Blossom (Travers, Simpson)
SPS -- Stevenson (Rutherford, Kupperman)
SPS -- Rutherford (Stevenson)
SPS -- Desmarais (Kupperman, MacDonald)
SPS -- Morris (Rutherford, Travers)



Exeter Christmas Tournament

Thurs. Dec. 19
3:00 pm -- Exeter 3, Culver Military Academy 1
4:00 pm -- NH Jr. Monarchs 5, Holderness 3
5:30 pm -- Pomfret 6, Northwood 4
6:30 pm -- Boston Jr. Bruins 4, The Hill School 1

Please report any missing scores to

Phillips Exeter 3, Culver 1

Exeter 1 1 1 = 3
Culver 0 0 1 = 1

Exeter 8 8 9 = 25
Culver 9 9 10 = 28

1st Period:
9:50 Exeter -- Halverson (Tselekis)

2nd Period:
18:56 Exeter -- LaFreniere (Bennett/Halverson)

3rd Period:
10:20 Exeter -- LaFreniere (Halverson, Tselekis)
7:05 Exeter -- Zabkowicz (Palka,Weigel)

Exeter -- 3
Culver -- 5

Exeter -- Edge (27/28)
Culver -- Connelly (22/25)


Roche Paces St. Seb's, 4-1

Byfield, Mass. -- Senior Kenny Roche scored one goal and added two assists in St. Sebastian's 4-1 win over Gov. Dummer here today.

One of Roche's assists came on the game-winning goal when, with 6:54 left in the third period, the South Boston native found his linemate, sophomore Nick Coskren, down low. Coskren stuffed it home to put the Arrows up 2-1.

A few minutes later, St. Sebastian's made it 3-1 when a GDA defenseman made a poor pass up to his right wing, the pass bouncing off the boards behind the breaking forward and rebounding back out toward center ice. St. Seb's senior defenseman Alex DiPietro jumped on it, went in on a breakaway and beat GDA goaltender Don Wieczorek through the five-hole.

Roche backhanded home an empty-netter with 34 seconds remaining to account for the final margin of victory.

GDA's single goal, scored by senior Barry McLaughlin from a scramble in front, came in the first period and put the hosts up 1-0.

In the second period, St. Sebastian's freshman defenseman Colin Young put the Arrows into a 1-1 tie. The puck appeared to go off the skate of a GDA player on the way through to the net.

St. Sebastian's outshot GDA, 31-13 in the game, and that pretty much tells the whole story. Brian McGuirk had a very average game and was hld pointless.



Note: The scrimmage between the Boston Jr. Bruins (EJHL) and Deerfield Academy, originally scheduled for Sun Jan. 5 at Deerfield, has been cancelled. The scrimmage would have put Deerfield over the Founder's League game limit, hence the cancellation.


Results from Sun. Dec. 15

Crossover round:
10:00am Albany Academy 4, Millbrook 3 (OT)
12:00pm Winchendon 3, Wyoming Seminary 2

2:00 pm Championship Game: Lawrenceville 5, Hill 3



Results from Sat. Dec. 14

10:30am Winchendon 5, Albany Academy 3
1:00pm Wyoming Seminary 2, Lawrenceville 1
3:00pm Hill 3, Winchendon 3 (OT)
5:30pm Lawrenceville 3, Millbrook 1
7:30pm Hill 5, Albany Academy 1
9:30pm Millbrook 3, Wyoming Seminary 2 (OT)

Pool A:
1. Hill (winner by goal differential)
2. Winchendon
3. Albany Academy

Pool B:
1. Lawrenceville (winner by goal differential)
2. Wyoming Seminary
3. Millbrook

Sunday, December 15 Schedule:

Crossover round:
10:00am Albany Academy vs. Millbrook
12:00pm Winchendon vs. Wyoming Seminary

2:00pm Championship Game: Hill vs. Lawrenceville


Cushing Nips Exeter, 4-3

Ashburnham, Mass. -- In a crisp, clean, well-played game, host Cushing Academy defeated Exeter here today, 4-3.

Cushing got on the board first, when junior RW Jimmy Russo's turnaround slapper off a rebound beat Exeter goaltender Andrew Edge 4:04 into the game.

But, in what would be the game's dominant recurring theme, Exeter came back less than two minutes later, with ex-Belmont Hill centerman John Halverson slipping one between the pads of Cushing goaltender Keith Longo to tie the game at 1-1.

Right afterward, Exeter's Edge came up with a pair of big back-to-back saves, first on sophomore LW Chris Bourque and then on sophomore RW Billy Ryan.

With 3:07 remaining in the period and Exeter defenseman Andy Gale in the box for holding, Cushing defenseman Keith Yandle had the puck at the point and appeared ready to tee it up. As Exeter's Ryan Clauson went down to block the shot, though, Yandle stepped around him and slid a low shot on net. Cushing sophomore forward Bryan Ewing got his stick on it, then Chris Sabo buried it to send the Penguins into the first intermission with a 2-1 lead .

About five minutes into the second period, Longo stopped Clauson on a breakaway, preserving Cushing's one-goal lead.

At the 8:29 mark, Penguins defenseman Andrew Woodford was sent to the box for interference. Down a man, Cushing's Ewing took a pass from Yandle, slipped between two Exeter defensemen, and scored to give host Cushing a two-goal lead at the 9:14 mark.

But Exeter didn't pack it in, coming back with a goal by Clauson at 15:25, Will Bennett and Taylor Evans assisting.

Cushing answered quickly, though, scoring what turned out to be the game-winning goal just 33 seconds later. Fittingly, it was a beauty, as Bourque, the son of Cushing assistant coach Raymond Bourque, came down the left side and then, at the top of the faceoff circle, cut toward the middle and, in the high slot and with one man on him, held the puck nicely before snapping off a hard wrist shot that sailed top shelf -- a pure goal scorer's goal, and one that will stick in the memory bank of anyone who saw it. Ewing and defenseman Kevin Kessler each picked up assists on the play.

Cushing took a 4-2 lead into the second intermission.

In the third, Exeter LW Bobby Kneeland, a little ball of energy, took a nice long pass from defenseman David Baratta and curled in from the top of the facoff circle, beating Longo top shelf at the 6:19 mark. That cut Cushing's lead to 4-3.

Exeter's best chance to tie it came when Yandle was called for a slash with 5:11 remaining. On the ensuing power play the visitors had a couple of good chances, the best coming when Halverson found Eric LaFreniere open near the corner of the crease. LaFreniere had a sliver of daylight to shoot at and took aim, but his shot hit the side of the net near the post.

With 2:04 remaining Exeter was called for interference, which pretty much killed any remaining chance of a comeback.

Cushing's top line of Bourque (1g), Sabo (1g), and Ewing (1g,2a) figured in three of the Penguins' four goals. Defenseman Yandle had a pair of assists.

For Exeter, Kneeland led the way offensively with a goal and an assist.

Cushing had four penalties in the game; Exeter two. Exeter outshot Cushing 34-28, but that was deceptive -- Cushing had more high-quality chances.

These two teams meet each other again on Sat. Feb. 1 at Exeter.

This, by the way, is a young Cushing team, with only one senior on the top three lines, and one senior defenseman. Roughly half the team consists of sophomores and freshmen.


BB&N 'Beats' St. Seb's, 4-4

Needham, Mass. -- Seconds away from the biggest prep school hockey
upset in recent memory, Buckingham, Browne & Nichols had to settle for a 4-4
tie with St. Sebastian's today when the Arrows' Ted Brzek poked a backhander
past Ed Nehiley with 10.9 seconds left.

With a 4-3 lead going into the third, BB&N didn't sit back, taking the
play to the defending champion Arrows early in the period. At the
five-minute mark, however, Brian Boyle rang one off the post, and after that
St. Seb's swarmed the BB&N net, where they were repeatedly foiled by Nehiley.

After St. Seb's pulled Kevin Regan in the final minute, BB&N's Ian
hit the post on a shot from center ice.

That set the stage for Brzek's last-minute goal, which came after Boyle
shoveled the puck toward the net from the right-wing boards. Brzek wriggled
away from a BB&N defenseman in front and slipped the puck past Nehiley.

In overtime, Regan denied a backhander by BB&N's Bill Smith, who broke
in alone from the blue line.



Murphy Goal Paces Belmont Hill

Belmont, Mass. -- John Murphy took a centering pass from Ray Ortiz and
snapped a 10-footer over the glove of goalie Peter Vetri 41 seconds into
the third period to give Belmont Hill a 2-1 win over Lawrence Academy today.

Joseph Butler had to make only 15 saves for Belmont Hill, as Lawrence
had trouble generating chances throughout most of the game. But Butler made
some timely stops when Lawrence pressed in the final minutes.

Belmont Hill opened the scoring in the first period on a goal by Aaron
, who took a pass from D Matt Tosto.

After Murphy's goal made it 2-0, Lawrence got on the board on a goal by
Joe Keane. After a scrum in the left wing corner, Lawrence's Patrick
carried behind the net and centered to Keane on the doorstep. He
popped it in at 8:19 of the third to make to 2-1.

For Lawrence, Kimball and D Topher Bevis had strong games. For Belmont
Hill, Moore and Ortiz played well. Also noticeable for Belmont Hill was
eighth-grader Joseph Whitney, an '88, who displayed a nice touch and good
vision. Whitney, a left-shooting center listed at 5'6'' 150 pounds, also
didn't look out of place at the point on the power play.

Belmont Hill outshot Lawrence, 25-16.


Thayer 3, Proctor 2

-- at Andover, NH

First Period
TA- Kevin Colwell (unnassisted) 7:05
TA- Kevin Colwell (Greg Collins) 0:10

Second Period
TA- Pierce Norton (Greg Goldman) 2:26

Third Period
PA-1 Phil Nazair (Chris Corsiglia, Josh Robertson) 4:37
PA-2 Robertson (Mike Starrett, Corsiglia) 0:29

PA: 7/10:30
TA: 10/15:00

Shots on Goal
PA: 6-7-13=26
TA: 6-11-4=21



Note: Today's Canterbury-Pomfret, Berkshire-Gunnery, Albany Academy-Trinity-Pawling, and Millbrook-Portledge games were all postponed due to inclement weather. No makeup dates have been annouced.


Deerfield Hangs on Against Hoggers

Deerfield, Mass. -- Between the final two minutes of the first period and the early minutes of the second period, Deerfield ripped off five rapid-fire goals -- and then let Northfield-Mt. Hermon right back into the game.

What should have been a rocking-chair win for the home team turned into a nail-biter that featured NMH goaltender Jimmy Kalec being pulled for the extra attacker in the final minute. NMH couldn't drive home the equalizer, however, as the game went right down to the final buzzer.

Brown recruit Sean Hurley lead the way for NMH, figuring in all four Hogger goals (2g,2a). Michael Shaw had two goals, and the Germain brothers -- Dave and Matt -- combined for five assists.

For Deerfield, defenseman Paul Baier, also a Brown recruit, had a pair of goals while Darwin Hunt and John Sales each notched a goal and an assist.

The first 15 minutes of play featured hard hitting and good scoring opportunities at both ends, with the edge in play going to Deerfield.

Finally, with about two minutes left in the period a flurry in front of the NMH net had everyone whacking away fruitlessly at a couple of rebounds. Meanwhile defenseman Baier, pinching down low, jumped on the third rebound, flipping it past Kalec to give Deerfield the game's first goal.

Right afterward, a rebound of a Dan Travis shot that hit the far post landed on Danny Shribman's stick. Shribman poped it home for the 2-0 lead.

Fired up, Deerfield came out and added three more early in the second:

Forty seconds into the period, Hunt scored an unassisted goal on a wraparound. 3-0 Big Green.

Then Brian Ciborowksi teed one up from the right face-off circle. 4-0 Big Green.

Then Baier blasted a low shot from the right point that found its way through a crowd. 5-0 Big Green.

NMH coach Jeff Matthews called a timeout and whatever he said worked because shortly afterward, postgrad Michael Shaw, a Belmont, Mass. native, won a draw in the offensive zone and slid left to his off wing. Hurley, at the right point, spotted him, hit him with a diagonal cross-ice pass, and Shaw tucked it in near side to put the Hoggers on the board.

Whatever lift NMH got from that goal, however, appeared to disappear when NMH senior D Ben Ellsworth took a major. However, NMH successfully killed off the penalty.

On the heels of that, Deerfield took a pair of penalties, which gave NMH a lengthy 5-on-3. However, NMH failed to score.

In the final minute of the period, Hurley, who looks like he could be a winger just as easily as a D-man, broke in on a 2-on-1 with Matt Germain. Hurley fired it past Deerfield goalie Dan Smith, a native of rochester, Minn., to send NMH into the second intermission down by three.

In the third period, NMH goaltender Kalec gave his teammates a chance to get all the way back into the game. After stopping Sales on a breakaway, the play turned up ice and Hurley was the man on the spot again, knocking home a rebound to cut Deerfield's lead to 5-3 at the 4:48 mark.

At about this point, the game seemed to lose its flow, as penalties and offsides resulted in far too many whistles.

NMH kep pounding away, though, and made it 5-4 when Hurley, who logged a ton of ice time, fired a low hard shot from the left point that was tipped in by big junior forward Ryan Monaghan with 1:43 remaining.

Deerfield's Chris Kelly took a boarding penalty with 18 seconds left, which, with Kalec pulled, gave NMH six skaters to Deerfield's four. But the guests couldn't knot it up.

For NMH, Sean Hurley had a big-time game, though Shaw and the Germain brothers deserve a nod, too. For Deerfield, Travis, a UNH recruit, was a wrecking ball, while defensemen Baier and Will Boardman had strong games, too. Ciborowski, Sales, Hunt, and Shribman played to expectations. Deerfield's overall defense could have been better, however, from goal right on out. NMH had plenty of room to operate and came close to stealing one from the Big Green.

In addition, Deerfield took too many penalties, 11 to the visitors six. .

For a box score of this and other games from today, please check game results above and click on "Week of Dec. 9-15."



Choate 5, Westminster 1

-- @ Simsbury, Conn.: Wed. Dec. 11

Score 1 2 3 OT Final
Choate 1 3 1 - 5
Westminster 0 0 1 - 1

Shots 1 2 3 OT Final
Choate 10 14 11 - 35
Westminster 7 7 17 - 31

1st Period
Choate 9:11 Adamo (Sloane, DiVittorio)

2nd Period
Choate 3:06 Mattson (Pate)
Choate 4:13 Dionne (Camarco)
Choate 12:44 Pate (Mattson)

3rd Period
Choate 11:14 Davidson (Adamo, DiVittorio)-PPG
Westminster 13:31 Milkie-UA, SHG

Choate 2
Westminster 3

Choate Papaevagelou(30/31)
Westminster Levine (14/18)
Martin (15/16)


Lawrenceville 3, Hill 2

-- at the Hill; Wed. Dec. 11

1st Period
H -- Farren (Donaher) :57