Muse, Rhone Pace Nobles to Cushing/Watkins Title
Ashburnham, Mass. -- With the score tied at 2-2 a little over five minutes into the third period of tonight’s Watkins Tournament championship game between #2 Nobles and #3 Cushing, Nobles senior forward Matt Rhone took a pass from sophomore Andrew Glass, and, with Cushing defenseman K.C. Honeyman literally draped all over him, drove deep into the Cushing zone. Kicking the puck back onto his stick, Rhone deked Cushing goalie Richard Bachman to the left, then pulled the puck back and beat the goalie down low for his second goal of the game. It was an individual effort worthy of anyone’s highlight reel. It also turned out to be the game-winning goal, giving Nobles a 3-2 lead.
Nobles would add another goal later in the period, off the stick of sophomore defenseman Derrick Pallis. Jimmy Hayes would cap it off with an empty-netter in the final minute for the final 5-2 margin of victory.
This was the final everyone expected, and with the snow falling outside and a packed house inside Iorio Arena, the game lived up to the hype.
Nobles faced a gut-check in the first minute of play as, just 52 seconds after the opening faceoff, Nobles senior defenseman Chris Huxley was called for elbowing. Less than a minute after that, Nobles defenseman Mark Fayne was called for slashing. Quickly, before some of the crowd had even settled into their seats, Cushing had a two-man advantage.
On the ensuing power play, Cushing immediately took control, but Nobles’ goalie John Muse came up big, making several point-blank saves. As the power play ticked down, Muse, who was down, somehow kicked out his right foot and made a big-time save on a shot off the stick of Cushing’s Damen Nisula, who was parked at the far post.
On the ensuing shift – and with the teams playing at even strength -- Nobles forward Ryan Maguire, looking for the puck by his feet, was the recipient of a hard hit near the center ice boards that he didn’t see coming. Maguire, more accustomed to dishing out such checks, was visibly shaken and slow to get up. No doubt Nobles knew that Cushing was going to be playing a physical game, but that clearly put an exclamation point on the fact.
Five minutes into the second period, Nobles forward Mark Hourihan, using his strength and reach, dug the puck out of the corner and fed Ryan Maguire. Maguire one-touched a pass to linemate Jimmy Hayes who skated the puck through center ice along the right boards. Curling left into center ice, Hayes pulled up and, spinning around to avoid a Cushing defenseman, whiffed on his shot. Unfazed, Hayes took control of the puck again and this time wristed a bullet past Cushing goalie Richard Bachman from 18 feet out to gives Nobles the 1-0 lead at the 5:05 mark.
Late in the second, again on the power play, Cushing evened it up when Alex Curran finished a pretty tic-tac-toe passing sequence that beat Muse at the 15:35 mark. Defensemen Sean Coughlin and Honeyman picked up assists.
Less than two minutes later, with time ticking down on the second period and the teams skating at full strength, Nobles began applying steady pressure on the Cushing defense. With good puck movement, forward Matt Rhone scored the first of his two goals off a feed from Josh Franklin and Andrew Glass to give Nobles a 2-1 lead with 46 seconds remaining.
No one wants to give up a goal in the final minute of a period, especially a go-ahead goal to a road team. However, at the start of the third there was life in the Cushing crowd as the host team began play with 1:44 remaining on another power play opportunity. Not only did Nobles’ aggressive forecheck hold Cushing at bay, but Nobles had a great short-handed chance, forcing Cushing’s Bachman to come up with a nice save on a point-blank slapshot from about five feet.
A little over four minutes into the period, after just finishing killing off one penalty, Nobles took another, their fourth straight, and Cushing cashed in. Patiently moving the puck back-and-forth, Penguins defenseman Dave Warsofsky blasted a beauty of a slap shot from the point that senior John Bardis redirected past a partially-screened Muse at the 5:05 mark to make it a 2-2 game. In addition to Warsofsky, defenseman Sean Coughlin also picked up an assist.
With the Cushing fans sensing a shift in momentum, and in full-volume support after the tying goal, it took Nobles forward Matt Rhone just 37 seconds to wrest away that momentum with his big goal that made it 3-2.
There was still 12:18 to go, though, plenty of time for Cushing to get back into it. It didn’t happen, though, as Nobles kept up the pressure.
Pallis extended the lead to 4-2 with a slapshot from the point at the 13:54 mark. Maguire, last year’s Watkins Tournament MVP, picked up the assist. And then Hayes iced it with his second goal of the night, an empty netter with less than a minute remaining.
It was Nobles’ second straight Cushing/Watkins Tournament title. Shots on goal were Nobles 37, Cushing 34. Penalties in the game: Nobles 9 minors; Cushing 4 minors.
John Muse, G, Nobles goalie.
All Tournament Team:
Kurt Garceau, Canterbury; Kevin Czepiel, Northfield Mount Hermon; Russ Stein, Berkshire; Michael Kretchmer, Culver; Justin Gates, Lawrence Academy; Justin Kemmerer, Pomfret; Ryan Maguire, Nobles; Mark Fayne, Nobles; Jimmy Hayes, Nobles; Richard Bachman, Cushing; Tom Bardis, Cushing; Broc Little, Cushing.
New Year's Eve Tournament Results
Cushing Tournament: Nobles Takes the Title
Canterbury 11, NMH 4: C: Noonan (4a), Smith (1g,2a), Kuppermann (3a), Miniaci (3a), Kozhokin (2g), Pavone (2g), Maloney (1g,1a), K. Garceau (1g,1a), Kimmel (1g,1a), Goodwin (2a), Fritz (g), W. Garceau (g), Nappi (g), Klonowski (a), Samuels (a). NMH: Czepiel (2g), Winter (1g,1a), Drake (2a), Dupuis (g), Lindgren (a), Baum (a), Fairess (a). Goaltenders: Luther (C); Jarecki (NMH) played the first two periods, with Lever (NMH) in the third.
Berkshire 3, Culver 3 -- Berkshire earns tie with two goals in last 1:33 of regulation.B: Rabbani (1g,1a), Ashley (2a), Grimm (g), McKee (g), Smith (a), Noyes (a). C: Kretschmer (2a), deKastrozza (g), Harris (g), Olson (g), Schmit (a), Hennessey (a), Barnett (a). Goaltenders: Szczepanski (B) and Raimondo (C).
Lawrence 2, Pomfret 0 -- Bombaugh scored from Buckley -- and Joe Whitney added an empty netter. Justin Gates earned the shutout.
Nobles 5, Cushing 2 -- N&G: Rhone (2g), Hayes (2g), Maguire (2a), Glass (2a) Pallis (g), Hourihan (a), Franklin (a). CA: Coughlin (2a), Curran (g), Bardis (g), Honeyman (a), Warsofsky (a). SOG: N&G 37, CA 34. Goaltenders: Muse (N&G) 32/34; Bachman (CA) 32/36.
BB&N Tournament: Thayer Takes the Crown
Consolation Game: Proctor 2, Williston 1 -- P: Ruffini (2g), Flanagan (a), Robertson (a), Leach (a), Milley (a). W: Vece (g), Capulli (a), Colwell (a).
Consolation Game: Tilton 4, BB&N 1 -- T: C. Johnson (2g), M. Johnson (1g), Beuhler (g), Gaudreau (a), Callahan (a), Leonard (a), Branon (a). BB&N: McMullen (g), Hartigan (a).
Championship Game: Thayer 3, Hebron 0 -- TA: Malley (2a), Collins (g), Crowley (g), Urso (g), Gregg (a), Golden (a).
New England Jr. Falcons 7, Holderness 3 -- NE: Almeida (1g,2a), Fernandez (1g,2a), Johnson (1g,2a), Cannone (3a), Wissman (1g,1a), Dudley (1g,1a), Carroll (g), Dabkowski (a), Moller (a). H: Anthony (g), Atte Uola (g), Kirtland (g), Niko Uola (a), Skelley (a), Zemel (a), Silengo (a).
Upper Canada College 2, GDA 2 (OT -- UCC wins shootout) -- UCC: Wagner (g), Reburn (g), Little (a), Chubb (a). GDA: Spinale (g), Lombardi (g), Day (a), Carpino (a).
Tabor 2, Milton 1 (OT) -- Jamie Jelinek wins it for hosts 1:26 into OT. TA: Feiden (g), Svoboda (a), Jelinek (g). MA: Nunn (g), Mountain (a), Nelson (a).
St. Sebastian's 3, Hill 2 -- Eric Lake figures in all three Arrows goals. SS: Lake (2g,1a), D. Rogers (2), S. Rogers (g). H: Swist (g), Petrov (g), Davis (a), Kratz (a).
New England Junior Falcons 12, Upper Canada College 1 -- 26 penalties called in this one; over half for either slashing, roughing, or high sticking. NE: Herrick (2g, 3a), Velleca (1g,1a), Syner (1g,1a), Moller (1g,1a), Johnson (1g,1a), Almeida (1g,1a), Fernandez (2a), Vatranno (2a), Carroll (2a), Mortimer (2a), Cannone (g), Valdes (g), Sherman (a), Dudley (a), Nelson (a), Wissman (a), Scanlon (a). UCC: Boucher (g), Stoddard (a), O'Neill (a).
Governor Dummer Academy 2, Holderness 1 -- GDA: Shakespeare (g), Weiner (g), Cody (a), Spinale (a). H: Atte Uola (g), Niko Uola (a).
Belmont Hill Wins Second Tournament in 12 Days
Belmont, Mass. -- Belmont Hill, which just twelve days ago won the Lawrenceville Tournament, today won the Nichols-Belmont Hill Tournament, topping Gunnery, 3-0.
It marks the first time in the Ken Martin era that Belmont Hill has won both tournaments in one year.
It wasn't easy, though, as Gunnery, which two days ago played Belmont Hill to a 2-2 tie, put up a battle, making this an entertaining final -- from the first shift, when Belmont Hill's Charlie Kenney broke in alone and rang one off the crossbar, to the final buzzer.
In the first period, Belmont Hill had a 10-7 edge in shots and scored the game's only goal of the period when, on the power play, freshman defenseman Ryan Hegarty took a point to point pass from LD Kevin McNamara and wristed a shot low to the ice that tucked inside the near corner, on Gunnery goaltender Pat Street's glove side, giving Belmont Hill a 1-0 lead with 10:55 left in the period.
In the second period, Gunnery came out hard, won the majority of battles for loose pucks and generally gave Belmont Hill fits, which led to five Gunnery power play opportunities in the second period alone. Gunnery went at their opponents hard, outshooting Belmont Hill 11-6, but just couldn't take put anything by senior goaltender Wes Vesprini, who stopped everything he faced in the period, including one sparkling save late.
In the third, again on the power play, Belmont Hill, exhibititing good puck movement, cashed in when Jake Moscatel scored, with assists going to Jason Silvia and Joe Tierney.
With just a little under ten minutes to play, and down by two, Gunnery had to pour it on, and did, using the big sheet well as they got the puck through center ice and into the Belmont Hill end time after time, only to either not get the Grade A opportunity they were looking for or to have Vesprini come up with a nice save.
As the clock ticked down below five minutes, Vesprini came up with a couple of very nice glove saves, as well as snuffing a pair of Gunnery forwards on a well-executed bang-bang play that put the puck on Vesprini's doorstep with little time for the goalie to react.
Gunnery, to their credit, fought to get on the board, finally pulling their goalie, but failing to make it a one-goal game. Instead, Belmont Hill's Kenney scored on the empty net with 58 seconds remaining for the final 3-0 margin of victory.
Afterward, Belmont Hill head coach Ken Martin said, "That was a team effort on our part. The defense played very well. Wes Vesprini is the real deal. And I just thought Matt Gordon was a warrior out there. It's a tough tournament, with five games in three days."
"I was impressed with Gunnery," Martin added. "They were scrappy and they moved the puck well. We thought perhaps they might tire at the end, but instead they were very strong at the end. They'll be a strong team all season long."
Gunnery coach Chris Baudo said, "We worked hard, and played well. I give credit to Belmont Hill, though. They have a great team, and a hot goalie who make it very difficult for us. But it was a great game with a lot of back-and-forth play. It's the way a championship game should be. Both teams battled; we just came up a little short."
Notes: Gunnery had the edge in shots, 29-25... Belmont Hill played the game without forwards Matt McCollem and David Antonelli, both out with injuries.... Seven of the twelve round-robin games ended in ties... The tournament returns to Buffalo next December -- now is a good time to look for a deal on a pair of knee-high snow boots.
Friday's Tournament Results
Nichols-Belmont Hill Tournament: Belmont Hill wins Tournament
Semifinal #1: Belmont Hill 4, Lawrenceville 1 -- BH: Young (1g,2a), Moore (3a), Mark Dube (2g), M. Gordon (g), McNamara (a). L: Scocozza (g), Schickner (a), Smith (a). SOG: BH 27, L 25.
Semifinal #2: Gunnery 3, KUA 2 -- G: Wein (g), Adams (g), Helderman (a), Capella (a), Houli (a), McKevitt (a). Schirmer (2g), Roundy (a), Ruffolo (a). SOG: Gunnery 30, KUA 15.
Consolation Game #1: Gilmour Academy 4, Millbrook 1 -- GA: Maggard (2g), Williams (1g,1a), Bell (g), Bonin (a), Smith (a), Ciotti (a), Mihalek (a). M: Moore (g), Ludwig (a), Perl (a). SOG: Gilmour 25, Millbrook 24.
Consolation Game #2: St. Andrews 6, Nichols 0 -- SAC: Allen (2g,1a), Card (1g,1a), Hennick (2a), Kay (g), Boyd (g), Ross (a), Gidaro (a), Jacobsen (a), Martini (a), Natale (a). Nichols: No Scoring. SOG: SAC 28, Nichols 16.
Championship Game: Belmont Hill 3, Gunnery 0 -- BHS: Hegarty (g), Moscatel (1g,1a), Kenney (empty-net g), M. Gordon (a), McNamara (a), Silvia (a), Tierney (a). Gunnery: No Scoring. SOG: Gunnery 29, Belmont Hill 25. Goaltenders: Vesprini (BH) 29/29; Street (G) 22/24.
More details to follow.
Cushing Tournament: Nobles and Cushing Advance to Title Game
Nobles 5, Culver 2 -- Nobles breaks open 2-2 third-period tie. N&G: Maguire (1g,2a), Hayes (1g,1a), Fayne (1g,1a), Pallis (2a), Huxley (g), Franklin (g), Glass (a), Rhone (a), Griffin. Culver: Kretschmer (g), Chakeen (g), Moles (a), Hibbeler (a).
Pomfret 9, Canterbury 5 -- Pomfret: Driscoll (6a), Joyce (1g,4a), Kemmerer (3g,1a), Flynn (2g,2a), Rogers (2g), Gustavson (2a), Winans (a), Zorkers (a), Cosgrove (a). Canterbury: K. Garceau (2g,2a), Miniaci (2a), DiNicola (g), Kupperman (g), Kozhokin (g), Doran (a), Klonowsky (a), Noonan (a), Smith (a).
Lawrence 3, Berkshire 1 -- LA: J. Whitney (1g,1a), Moore (1g,1a), S. Whitney (1g), Bombaugh (a), Bergin (a). B: McKee (g), Miller (a), Cavaleri (a).
Cushing 7, NMH 1 -- Broc Little notches hat trick; figures in five of Cushing's seven goals. CA: Little (3g,2a), Curran (1g,3a), Blades (1g,2a), Honeyman (2a), Frey (g), Whitney (a), Warsofsky (a), Bernard (a). NMH: Lindgren (g), Dietrick (a), Gloski (a). Goaltenders: Massie (CA) 29/30; Lever (NMH) 35/42.
Nobles 7, Canterbury 2 -- N&G: Fayne (1g,2a), Hayes (2g), Maguire (1g,1a), Griffin (2a), Huxley (g), Resor (g), Pallis (g), Glass (g), Shellington (a), Murray (a), Franklin (a), Wray (a), Rhone (a), Gormley (a). Canterbury: K. Garceau (2g), W. Garceau (a), Pavone (a), Kimmel (a). Goaltenders: Muse (N&G) 30/32; Saucier (C) 33/40.
Pomfret 4, Culver 2 -- final
Saturday Playoff Schedule:
9:00 am -- 7th Place Game: NMH vs. Canterbury
11:00 am -- 5th Place Game: Berkshire vs. Culver
1:00 pm -- 3rd Place Game: Lawrence Academy vs. Pomfret
3:00 pm -- Championship Game: Cushing vs. Nobles
Nobles and Cushing will face off in the championship game at 3:00 pm tomorrow
BB&N Tournament: Thayer and Hebron Advance to Title Game
Tilton 4, Brooks 3 -- final
Proctor 5, Shady Side 2 -- final
Hebron 2, Roxbury Latin 2 -- final
BB&N 3, Shady Side 3 -- final
Hebron 3, Williston 1 -- final
Consolation game: Roxbury Latin vs. Shady Side, 8:30 am
Consolation Game: Proctor vs. Williston, 10:30 am
Consolation Game: BB&N vs. Tilton, 12:30 pm
Championship Game: Thayer vs. Hebron, 3:00 pm
Thayer 4, Brooks 2
BB&N 3, Proctor 2
Williston 4, Roxbury Latin 1
Wednesday's Tournament Results
Nichols-Belmont Hill Tournament:
Belmont Hill 2, Millbrook 1-- BH: Antonelli (g), Silvia (g), McCollem (a), McNamara (a). M: Vit (g). SOG: Belmont Hill 30, Millbrook 22
Gunnery 1, St. Andrew's College 1 -- G: Nolan (g), Dercole (a), Dietz (a). SAC: Martini (g). SOG: Gunnery 17, SAC 14.
Nichols 2, Gilmour Academy 0 -- Soph Blake Dougherty gets the shutout. N: Livsey (1g,1a), Lepore (2a), Gurney (g), Montour (a). G; No Scoring. SOG: Nichols 18, Gilmour 18.
Kimball Union 4, Lawrenceville 3 -- KUA senior goalie Ben Severance kicks out 36 shots. KUA: Dunkel (2g), Schirmer (1g,1a), Roundy (g), Boissoneau (a), Schmidt (a), Huckstein (a), Rankin (a), Dewdney (a). SOG: L'ville 39, KUA 16.
Gunnery 2, Belmont Hill 2 -- Gunnery held 2-0 lead halfway through; Street 26 saves. G: Smith (1g,1a), Dietz (g), Nolan (a). BH: M. Gordon (g), Silvia (g), McNamara (a), Moscatel (a), Moore (a). SOG: Belmont Hill 28, Gunnery 17.
St. Andrew's 2, Millbrook 2 -- St. Andrew's was up 2-0 with less than six minutes to play. SAC: Thomson (g), Rupert (g), Kay (a), Ross (a), Gidaro (a). M: Williams (g), M. Arnold (g), Duhoski (a), Vit (a), Satim (a), Handforth (a). Millbrook's Messina received a major and game misconduct for a hit from behind and will sit out Thursday's game.
We've added some missing data into the Christmas tournamant schedules below, so everything is up to date. Everything we received is now posted.
Later today, we'll be posting the New Year's tournament schedules.
Nichols-Belmont Hill Tournament
All Games at Belmont Hill School; Belmont, Mass.
Wed. Dec. 28
9:00 am -- Belmont Hill vs. Millbrook
11:00 am -- Gunnery vs. St. Andrew's College
1:00 pm -- Nichols vs. Gilmour Academy
3:00 pm -- KUA vs. Lawrenceville
6:00 pm -- Gunnery vs. Belmont Hill
8:00 pm -- St. Andrew's College vs. Millbrook
Thurs. Dec. 29
9:00 am -- Gilmour Academy vs. Lawrenceville
11:00 am -- Nichols vs. KUA
1:00 pm -- Gunnery vs. Millbrook
3:00 pm -- Belmont Hill vs. St. Andrew's College
6:00 pm -- Lawrenceville vs. Nichols
8:00 pm -- KUA vs. Gilmour Academy
Fri. Dec. 30
9:00 am -- Semifinal #1: 1st Place Blue vs. 2nd Place Green
11:00 am -- Semifinal #2: 1st Place Green vs. 2nd Place Blue
2:00 pm -- 4th Place Teams
4:00 pm -- 3rd Place Teams
6:30 pm -- Championship Game
Green Division: Nichols, Gilmour, Lawrenceville, KUA.
Blue Division: Belmont Hill, Millbrook, St. Andrew's, Gunnery
BB&N Holiday Showcase
Thurs. Dec. 29
3:00 pm -- Brooks vs. Thayer
5:00 pm -- Proctor vs. BB&N
7:00 pm -- Roxbury Latin vs. Williston
Fri. Dec. 30
9:00 am -- Tilton vs. Brooks
11:00 am -- Shady Side vs. Proctor
1:00 pm -- Hebron vs. Roxbury Latin
3:00 pm -- Thayer vs. Tilton
5:00 pm -- BB&N vs. Shady Side
7:00 pm -- Williston vs. Hebron
Sat. Dec. 31
8:30 am -- #8 Seed vs. #7 Seed
10:30 am -- #6 Seed vs. #5 Seed
12:30 pm -- #4 Seed vs. #3 Seed
3:00 pm -- Championship Game: #2 Seed vs. #1 Seed
Thurs. Dec. 29
11:00 am -- Cushing vs. Berkshire
1:00 pm -- Lawrence vs. NMH
3:00 pm -- Culver vs. Canterbury
5:00 pm -- Nobles vs. Pomfret
7:00 pm -- Cushing vs. Lawrence
9:00 pm -- NMH vs. Berkshire
Fri. Dec. 30
9:00 am -- Culver vs. Nobles
11:00 am -- Pomfret vs. Canterbury
1:00 pm -- Lawrence vs. Berkshire
3:00 pm -- Cushing vs. NMH
5:00 pm -- Canterbury vs. Nobles
7:00 pm -- Pomfret vs. Culver
Sat. Dec. 31
9:00 am -- Fisher #4 vs. Iorio #4
11:00 am -- Fisher #3 vs. Iorio #3
1:00 pm -- Fisher #2 vs. Iorio #2
3:00 pm -- Fisher #1 vs. Iorio #1
Tabor/Joshua Weeks Tournament
Sat. Dec. 31st, 2005
10:30 am -- Holderness vs. Jr. Falcons
12:30 pm -- GDA vs. Upper Canada
2:30 pm -- Tabor vs. Milton
5:00 pm -- St. Sebastian's vs. Hill
7:00 pm -- Jr. Falcons vs. Upper Canada
9:00 pm -- Holderness vs. GDA
Sun. Jan 1st, 2006
9:00 am -- Milton vs. St. Sebastian's
11:00 am -- Tabor vs. Hill
1:00 pm -- GDA vs. Jr. Falcons
3:30 pm -- Upper Canada vs. Holderness
5:30 pm -- Hill vs. Milton
7:30 pm -- Tabor vs. St. Sebastian's
Mon. Jan. 2nd, 2006
9:00 am -- 7th Place Game
11:00 am -- 5th Place Game
1:00 pm -- 3rd Place Game
3:00 pm -- Championship Game
CM Takes it To St. Seb's
Allston, Mass. -- Catholic Memorial outworked St. Sebastian's and came away with a 3-0 win in the annual Kevin T. Mutch game played tonight at Harvard University's Bright Hockey Center.
Catholic Memorial senior goalie Brendan Sullivan made 26 saves for the shutout, and was all that he had to be. Without taking anything away from Sullivan's effort, St. Sebastian's made things easy for the Fall River native by frequently shooting at his pads or chest rather than working it around for a quality shot.
The bottom line, though, was simply the fact that Catholic Memorial played like they came to win, outhustling the Arrows in all three zones. Even as the clock wound down, the Arrows failed to play with much urgency. The shot total, which favored St. Seb's 26-23, didn't really give a good sense of the play.
Afterward, St. Sebastian's head coach Steve Dagdigian said, referring to his squad, "That's the team I don't want to see. We need to work harder and work smarter. We didn't do those things. And that's what happens."
"They were outworked. CM played smart, basic, good hockey. Hustle, hustle, hustle."
CM got on the board at 11:01 of the first period, as senior Sean Roche beat St. Sebastian's junior goaltender Connor Toomey to put the Knights up 1-0, with assists going to Chris Corey and and Coleman Noonan.
In the second period, senior Marty Masucci snapped one off from the left faceoff circle to put CM up 2-0 at the 6:31 mark, with an assist going to Mike DiOrio.
In the third, CM's Brian Rosata made a great pass right to left onto the stick of junior Tyler Medeiros, who was busting down the slot and one-time it past Toomey for the final margin of victory at the 8:50 mark.
A couple of minutes later, Sullivan made a nice two-pad stack save on the Arrows' Todd Davis. That was about as close as St. Sebastian's would come the rest of the way.
Afterward, Catholic Memorial head coach Bill Hanson said he was pleased with his team's performance. "The effort was good tonight. I never question that. It's early, and if we practice well, we play well. This was a good win for us against a good opponent."
Note: Tonight's game, which was very well attended, benefits the Kevin T. Mutch Scholarship Fund, which was established to assist boys in attending St. Sebastian's. However, over the past few years, the proceeds have been given to various charities, including the Mark Bavis Scholarship Fund (2001), Hockey Fights Cancer (2002), the Joey Fund (2003), and the Boston Children's Hospital (2004). This year, proceeds from the game will be donated to the Richard Packenham Children's Scholarship Fund.
The scholarship was set up to honor the memory of Kevin Mutch, who graduated from St. Seb's in 1980 and went on to play for Boston University before returning to St. Sebastian's to coach in the 1991-92 season. In the late summer of 1992, Kevin was killed when he was struck by an automobile.
If, in this holiday season, you are among those fortunate enough to have a little disposable income, we suggest that this charity is a worthy benificiary. The address for St. Sebastian's is 1191 Greendale Avenue; Needham, MA 02192 and the phone number is (781) 449-5200.
Salisbury, in OT, Repeats at Flood-Marr
Milton, Mass. -- When the #1 and #2 ranked teams in prep hockey meet up in a tournament finale, the expectations are lofty. Often the games can't live up to the hype.
This one did.
In a tense, exciting Flood-Marr finale, Salisbury came out hard in the second, and struck like lightning for three goals in less than three minutes to take a 3-0 lead. After the third goal, with the game showing the earmarks of an impending rout, Nobles coach Brian Day called a time out. Nobles responded immediately, scoring a goal within a minute to put question marks into the heads of the Salisbury players and followers, then adding another five minutes after that to turn the game into a nail-biter. In the third, Nobles completed the comeback, sending the game into overtime.
And it was there, just 1:20 into the extra stanza, that Will Ortiz scored his second goal of the game, taking the rebound of a Michael Biega shot and one-timing it to the short side, over the blocker of Nobles junior goaltender John Muse.
The win gave Salisbury its second consecutive -- and second all-time -- Flood-Marr title. And, though there is a lot of hockey between now and the first weekend in March, today's game whetted fans' appetites for a potential rematch in Salem, NH, where prep hockey junkies won't be packed in like morning commuters on the Red Line, as they were this afternoon at Milton's rink.
In the first period, good scoring opportunities were rare. Nobles had a 5-on-3 advantage after Salisbury defesnemen David Cavanagh and Alex Biega were whistled for penalties a minute apart. Nobles wasn't really able to get any Grade A scoring opportunities out of it, though.
Their best opportunity came with about four minutes left in the period, when Ryan Maguire dug the puck out of the corner and got it out front to Josh Franklin. However, Salisbury sophomore goaltender Anthony Borelli was set, square to the shooter, and he blocked Franklin's shot.
Salisbury outshot Nobles 7-4 in the period.
Salisbury's second-period blitz started right off the opening faceoff and reached fruition quickly, when junior defenseman Nick Jaskowiak slid down from the right point to the half wall, and threaded the needle with a beautiful pass, right onto the stick of Ortiz at the far side of the crease. It was a bang-bang play and a 1-0 lead for the Steaks.
A minute and 35 seconds later, PG forward Greg Collins, from behind the goal, passed it out front to defenseman Alex Biega, who was streaking toward the net. Biega snapped it up under the cross bar on the short side for a 2-0 lead.
A little over a minute after Biega's goal, Nobles defenseman Mark Fayne was called for roughing. Things looked bad for Nobles -- and they were about to get worse. Just 16 seconds after Fayne stepped into the penalty box, Salisbury's Michael Biega passed it across the top of the crease to Kevin Quick for a back-door attempt that failed. However, Quick gathered up the rebound of his shot and sent it right back across to Biega, who banged it home far side. 3-0, Salisbury, and it really looked like they were going to blow things wide open.
That's when Day called a Nobles time out.
The results were instantaneous. When play resumed it looked like the Nobles players short-term memory was wiped clean. Suddenly, they looked like the team that was leading -- and attempting to put the game away.
Just 1:07 after the time out, Nobles senior center Ryan Maguire got the puck to Mike Griffin who was charging for the net. Griffin caught the pass and, while falling to his knees, scooped the puck past Borelli to cut the Salisbury lead to 3-1.
Nobles kept the pressure on, getting the puck on net and creating traffic in the offensive zone, and tightening up their defensive coverage on the way back up the ice.
Less than five minutes after the first goal, Nobles struck again when 6'3" defenseman Mark Fayne barrelled down the right side and, from just below the face off dot passed it toward the slot where senior forward Mike Murray was driving to the net. Murray banged it home to cut Salisbury's lead to 3-2. Defenseman Chris Huxley also had an assist on the goal.
Late in the period, Nobles sophomore RW Jimmy Hayes curled into the offensive zone and snapped a long shot that hit the post to Borelli's right.
When the period ended, Nobles had outshot Salisbury 14-7. There had been five goals scored in the period, three for Salisbury and two for Nobles.
When the teams lined up for the faceoff at the start of the third, the ice had pools of water on it, so the players had a couple of minutes to stare at the large crowd, do some thinking, and get butterflies. The play was tentative when it resumed.
As the period moved along, Nobles began to create opportunites, while Salisbury simply seemed to have stopped making the plays they are so capable of. Now, they seemed like the team that was waiting for the other shoe to drop.
It finally did drop when, at the 9:37 mark, Nobles senior defenseman Chris Huxley got the puck at the right point, and held it while cooly stepping to his left around Jeremiah Cunningham and wristing a beauty of a shot high into the net to tie the game at 3-3.
In the final minutes of play, Nobles was all over Salisbury, and going for the kill. Their best opportunity to win it in regulation came on a nifty tic-tac-toe passing sequence -- from Fayne to Josh Franklin to Andrew Glass to Hayes. The 6'4" winger had some open net to shoot at but instead executed a toe drag to move in tighter as the opening closed up and the net was simultaneously knocked from its mooring.
Time expired. Nobles outshot Salisbury 8-4 in the period, and 26-18 over regulation.
When the teams came out for OT, Salisbury seemed rejuvenated. You could see it in their body language. It was like they were now the team whose short term memory had been wiped clean.
And when the end came, it came quickly. There was Ortiz, who has a knack around the net. There was the puck on his stick. There was the top corner of the net. And that was it. 4-3 Salisbury in OT.
Great gut check hockey -- by both teams.
Afterwards, Salisbury head coach Dan Donato said, "These are two great teams. It could easily have gone either way. That's a very well-coached team by Brian Day, and we had a ton of respect for them coming in.We feel very fortunate to have won the tournament."
"They capitalized on our mistakes when we took that lead," Donato added. "We haven't had anyone do that to us yet."
Donato cited his players belief in themselves. "When you lose a three-goal lead, it's really easy to fold. In the locker room before OT they were really fired up to come back out."
On the Nobles side, Day was asked what he told his players during the time out.
"I simply told them that a three-goal lead is the toughest lead to hold in hockey, and if we could get the first one we could get back in it. I didn't want them quitting on themselves. They showed a lot of resilience, chipping away and putting the game into overtime.
"I feel good about the way they fought back. Early on, we had some breakdowns, and against really good teams that can't happen. We're disappointed to have lost the tournament, but this is a game we'll learn a lot from as we move forward through the season."
Sunday's Tournament Scores
Salisbury, on Ortiz OT Goal, Repeats
Sunday's Flood-Marr Summaries:
Championship Game: Salisbury 4, Nobles 3 (OT) -- S: Ortiz (2g), A. Biega (g), M. Biega (g), Jaskowiak (a), Collins (a), J. Cavanagh (a), Cunningham (a), Quick (a). N&G: Huxley (1g.1a), Maguire (2a), Fayne (2a), Griffin (g), Murray (g), Rhone (a). Goaltenders: Borelli (S) 24/27; Muse 16/20.
Third Place Game: Westminster 2, Hotchkiss 1 -- Wolter nets game winner. W: Wolter (1g,1a); Smith (1g,1a). H: Kaiser (g), Korchin (a), Deblois (a). SOG: W 24, H 21. Goaltenders: Moses and Harding (H); Shattie (W).
Fifth Place Game: Deerfield 1, Andover 1 (OT) -- PA: Martignetti (g), Cox (a), Smith (a). DA: Daugherty (g). SOG: DA 43, PA 24.
Seventh Place Game: KUA 3, Milton 2 (OT) -- Soph Ross Jones scores game-winner 2:50 into OT. KUA: Bourgois (g), Roundy (g), Jones (g), Borrelli (a), Morgan (a), Wright (a). SOG: Milton 29, KUA 21.
MVP -- Will Ortiz, Salisbury senior forward
Alex Biega, senior D, Salisbury
Nick Jaskowiak, junior D, Salisbury
Chris Huxley, senior D, Nobles
Mark Fayne, senior D, Nobles
John Muse, junior G, Nobles
Ben Smith, senior F, Westminster
Bryce Shattie, senior G, Westminster
Brian Fry, senior D, Hotchkiss
Matt Bruch, senior F, Hotchkiss
Chris Wood, senior F, Deerfield
Matt Ward, senior G, Andover
Ben Severance, senior G, Kimball Union
Mike Matczak, junior D, Milton
Note: The all-tournament team is chosen by the coaches, though the coaches only pick players on their own team – a quota ranging from one to three depending on where their team finished. So, while all of the above played well, and many were excellent, it’s not really an all-tournament team in the traditional sense. In some cases it’s more a nod of appreciation by the coaches to one or two of their players for a job well done. In addition, coaches will often leave off a big-time younger player in favor of highlighting a player, usually a senior, who had a strong tournament but is not exactly getting a ton of attention from college recruiters. It’s a different approach to picking an all-tournament team, and often leaves newcomers to the event scratching their heads. And that’s why we mention it, because if you understand the ground rules going in, it's not so perplexing.
Belmont Hill Dethrones Choate
Lawrenceville, NJ -- Belmont Hill won the 58th Annual Lawrenceville Christmas Tournament here today, breaking open a 2-2 tie with three unanswered goals en route to an impressive 5-2 win over Choate, last year's champion.
Belmont Hill took over just 24 seconds after Choate made it 2-2 with 7:25 remaining in the second. Off a faceoff, James Moscatel picked up a loose puck, muscled his way toward the net and beat Choate goaltender Andrew Miller to make it 3-2.
Belmont Hill would add two in the third for the final margin of victory.
Choate started the game strongly, keeping the puck in the Belmont Hill end for most of the first six minutes. But Belmont Hill began to settle down, and the play evened out, with both sides getting their chances. On a 4-on-3 power play, Belmont Hill's Ryan Haggerty took a pretty feed from Mark Dube, who had skated the puck into the Choate zone. Hegarty, from the right circle, snapped a 15-foot shot top shelf before Miller had a chance to set himself, and Belmont Hill took a 1-0 lead.
Choate tied it up at 1-1 on a power play with 18 seconds left in the period as Anthony Depietto took a shot from the right point that Belmont Hill goaltender Wes Vesprini made the initial save on. But Greg Manz, standing on the doorstep, snapped in the rebound.
Early in the second, a strong effort by Dube paid off again, as the Belmont Hill forward broke down the right side into the Choate end and, while holding the stick with one hand and holding off the Choate defender with the other, wristed the puck toward the net where Matt McCollem, holding his ground in front, poked the puck into the open corner to give Belmont Hill a 2-1 lead.
Choate tied the game at 2-2 on Rence Coassin's power play goal at 7:25. After that, Belmont Hill knuckled down to business with Moscatel, as mentioned, notching the tying goal. In the third, Belmont Hill, seeemingly getting stronger as the game progressed, got goals from Kevin McNamara and David Antonelli -- and left town as the 2005 Lawrenceville champions.
Note: Last year, this tournament, always well-run and competitive, was marred by some very shakey work by a handful of referees, some of whom looked as if they'd just learned to skate. This year, the officiating setup was revamped, and the results were terrific.
Championship Game: Belmont Hill 5, Choate 2 -- BH : Hegarty (1g,1a), Dube (2a), McCollem (g), Moscatel (g), McNamara (g), Antonelli (g), Gordon (a). Choate: Manz (g), Coassin (g), Depietto (a) Corcoran (a) Kenney (a). Goaltenders: Vesprini (BH) 31/33; Miller (22/27)...
Third Place Game: Taft 4, Lawrenceville 0 -- Taft dominated, shutting down host Lawrenceville in this penalty-filled game (35 minors). Taft: Downing (2g), Wallace (1g,1a), Kramer (2a), Curran (2a), Carty (g), Reich (a), Pacioretty (a), Balysky (a). L'ville: No Scoring. Goaltenders: Margolin (T) 20/20; Foley (L) 28/32.
Fifth Place Game: Canterbury 5, UCC 4 (SO) -- A wild finish as the two teams combined for three goals in the last 90 seconds, including UCC's game-tying goal with 1.5 seconds on the clock. Canterbury's Ryan Kupperman scored in the shootout to lift the Saints to victory. C: Kupperman (3g), K. Garceau (1g,2a), Smith (2a), DiNicola (g), Kozhokin (a), Goodwin (a). UCC: Stoddard (3g,1a), Reburn (3a), Wagner (g), Chubb (a). Goaltenders: Collier (C) 24/28; Kobsev (UCC) 32/36.
Seventh Place Game: NMH 2, Nichols 1 -- Kevin Czepiel scores with just 35 seconds remaining in regulation as NMH nips Nichols. NMH: Czepiel (1g,1a), Winter (2a), O'Malley (1g) N: Campbell (g), Livsey (a), Parker (a). Goaltenders: Jarecki (NMH) 20/21; Stafford (N) 26/28.
St. Sebastian's Tournament:
Championship Game: Thayer 4, Winchendon 1 -- T: Malley (1g,1a), Rosano (2a), Golden (g), Collins (g),, Harnett (g), Baran (a). W: Quagliani (g), Delgado (a).
St. Sebastian's 6, South Kent 4 -- SS: Lake (5g,1a), D. Rogers (5a), S. Rogers (4a), Bergin (g), Young (a). SKS: Pereira (3g,1a), Vaskivuo (1g,2a), O'Hara (a). SOG: S. Kent 39, St. Seb's 38.
Consolation Game: St. Francis 3, Albany Academy 2 -- SF: Terreri (2a), McKenney (g), Mackey (g), Koch (a), Sullivan (a), Meyer (a). AA: Koval (1g,1a), Sullivan (a), Riccio (g), Nadaski (a).
Proctor 6, Bridgton 4 -- P: Ruffini (3g,1a), Flanagan (1g,2a), Robertson (1g,2a), Pruett (1g,1a). B: Lenane (2g), Matt (g), Winter (g), Luther (a), Doyon (a). 83 penalty minutes in this game!
Brooks 4, Shady Side 2
Portsmouth Abbey 8, Rivers 5
Brunswick 7, DeMatha 6 (OT)
Pingree 4, Kents Hill 3
Saturday's Tournament Scores
Avon Old Farms Tournament:
Bonino Comes Through for Winged Beavers in 2nd OT
Championship Game: Avon 2, St. Paul's 1 (2 OT) -- Nick Bonino scores in 2nd overtime on a pass from Cam Atkinson and Chris Wieland to win it for Avon in a classic finale. AOF: Bonino (1g,1a), Wieland (1g,1a), Atkinson (a). SPS: Lanoue (g), Bouharevich (a), Brisebois (a). Goaltenders: O'Brien (SPS) 35 saves; Wolcott (AOF) 28 saves.
3rd Place Game: Gunnery 2, Kent 0 -- G: Houli (2g), Correlle (a). Goaltenders: Street (G) 30 saves; Rank (K) 37 saves.
5th Place Game: Tabor 7, Trinity-Pawling 2 -- T: Bower (2g,2a), Pawliczka (2g), Feiden (1g,1a), Jelinek (1g,1a), Jangro (1g,1a), O'Neill (a), O'Brien (a), Wadsworth (a), T. Economides (a), E. Economides (a). T-p: Pimental (2g), Sabia (a), Fine (a). SOG: Tabor 33, T-P 25. Goaltenders: Carroll and Kunka (T); Crusco and Calamari (T-P).
7th Place Game: Loomis 5, Berkshire 2 -- LC: Collins (1g,1a), Barba (1g,1a), Ferri (1g,1a), Gal (g), Petchers (g), Petrangelo (a), Lane (a), Albano (a), Briand (a). B: Rappaport (g), Berard (g), Noyes (a), Cavaleri (a), McKee (a). SOG: B 37, LC 35. Goaltenders: Harris (LC) 35 saves; Stein (B) 30 saves.
The MVP of the 2005 Avon Christmas Tourney was senior center Trevor Bradley, who assisted on the game-winning goal in OT against Kent, scored a short-handed game winner against Berkshire, and scored a game-winning power play goal against Tabor. Bradley had a 2-2-4 tournament line.
Flood Marr Tournament:
Nobles and Salisbury to Battle for Gonfalon
Westminster 2, Andover 1 -- W: Koo (g), Smith (g), Fazekas (a), Fehr (a), Earl (a). PA: Cox (g), Martignetti (a), Cahill (a). SOG: W 21, PA 18. Goaltenders: Shattie (W); Ward (PA).
Salisbury 10, Milton 1 -- Sals.: J. Cavanagh (2g,2a), M. Biega (1g,3a), Quick (3a), Arcobello (2g), Carey (g,a), Cunningham (g,a), Ortiz (2a), A. Beiga (g), Tatum (g), Ketchum (g), Jaskowiak (a), Reed (a), Sylvester (a). M: Bellotti (g), Fitoussi (a), Mountain (a). SOG: Sals. 30, M 16.
Hotchkiss 6, Kimball Union 0 -- H: Bruch (2g), Massar (g,a), Deblois (2a), Buicko (g), Palombaro (g), Eichler (g), Osborne (a), Hew (a), Kaiser (a), Korchin (a), Verrelli (a), Colaianni (a). SOG: H 36, KUA 13. Massar hit from behind/game -- can't play Sunday.
Nobles 3, Deerfield 0 -- N&G: Franklin (g,a), Fayne (2a), Maguire (g), Huxley (g), Rhone (a). SOG: N&G 30, DA 20. Del Mauro hit from behind/game -- can't play Sunday.
Salisbury 4, Andover 1 -- Sals.: Ortiz (2g), Cunningham (2a), M. Biega (2a), Arcobello (g), Carey (g), A. Biega (a), J. Cavanagh (a), Collins (a), Jaskowiak (a). PA: Thunell (g), Scola (a), Smith (a). Goaltenders: Borelli (S); Ward (PA). Ketchum hit from behind major/slash/game -- can't play Sunday.
Milton 1, Westminster 0 -- M: Matczak (g), Fitoussi (a). SOG: W 28, M 21. Goaltenders: Mountain (M); Shattie (W).
Sunday's Schedule ALL GAMES AT MILTON ACADEMY
8:00 am -- 7th Place Game: Kimball Union vs. Milton Academy
10:00 am -- 5th Place Game: Deerfield vs. Andover
Noon -- 3rd Place Game: Hotchkiss vs. Westminster
2:00 pm -- Championship Game: Noble & Greenough vs. Salisbury
Lawrence Groton Tournament:
Lawrence Wins; Whitney Named MVP
Cushing 3, Culver 3 (OT) -- Culver had a 3-0 lead with less than three minutes remaining in regulation, then Brad Malone scored an unassisted PPG with 2:37 on the clock, then 38 seconds later Broc Little scored an even-strength goal from Alex Curran and Malone. Then, with five seconds remaining and the goalie pulled, Malone tied it up. Cushing won the ensuing shootout but it turned out to be unneccesary as Lawrence Academy won their game -- and the tournament.
Lawrence Academy 5, Hill 2 -- Three goals from Jason Schneider; three assists for Joe Whitney.
Lawrence wins its tournament for the first time since 1994.
Tournament MVP: Joe Whitney -- 4 goals, 2 assists in three games.
Berwick 6, Kingswood-Oxford 0
Groton 3, North Yarmouth Academy 0
Belmont Hill and Choate Advance to Title Game
Game 1: Taft 3, NMH 0 -- T: Griffin (1g,1a), Wallace (2a), Balysky (g), Pacioretty (g), Carty (a). Goalies -- Taft: Margolin (24 shots, 0 ga). NMH: Jarecki (34 shots, 2 ga). * 3rd Taft goal was an empty-netter.
Game 2: Belmont Hill 4, Upper Canada College 1 -- BH: Dube (1g,1a), McNamara (g), Gordon (g), Moscatel (g), Moore (a), Silvia (a), McCollem (a), Antonelli (a), Hegarty (a), Stephanian (a). UCC: Wagner (g), Gordon (a). SOG: BH 32, UCC 22.
Game 3: Lawrenceville 2, Nichols 1 -- L: Drolet (g), Castello (g), Teer (a), Zaires (a). N: Livsey (g), Lepore (a), Pfalzer (a). Goalies -- L'ville: Foley (27 shots, 1 ga). Nichols: Koleini (31 shots, 2 ga).
Game 4: Choate 4, Canterbury 3 -- Ch.: Goggin (g), Mitchell (g), Manz (g), Kenny (g), Ferraro (a), Cohen (a), Nudy (a). Cant.: Miancini (1g,1a), Noonan (2a), K. Garceau (g), ,W. Garceau (g), Pavone (a), Doran (a). Goalies: Ch.: Miller (19 shots, 1 ga). Cant.: Collier (18, 2 ga).
Game 5 (Consolation Bracket): Upper Canada College 3, NMH 2 (Shootout) -- UCC: Chubb (g), Boucher (g), Little (g), Festeryga (a), Lefebvre (a), Waldick (a). NMH: Crapser (2g), O'Malley (a), Leahy (a), Dupuis (a). Goalies -- UCC: Kobsev (30 shots, 2 ga). NMH: Lever (23 shots, 3 ga).
Game 6 (Consolation Bracket): Canterbury 4, Nichols 2 -- C: Noonan (2g,1a), Samuels (3a), Miniaci (g), Maloney (a), K. Garceau (a). N: Babiarz (g), Tokarczyk (g), Deacon (a), Carney (a), Pfalzer (a), McNamara (a). Goalies: Dougherty (17 shots, 2 ga). N: Collier (29 shots, 4 ga).
Game 7 (Championship Bracket): Belmont Hill 2, Taft 0 -- BH: K. Gordon (g), Antonelli (g), Arnold (a), Kenney (a), McCollem (a), Dube (a). Goalies -- BH: Vesprini (28 shots, 0 ga); Taft: Kremer (21 shots, 2 ga).
Game 8 (Championship Bracket): Choate 3, Lawrenceville 1
8:00 am -- NMH vs. Nichols
10:00 am -- UCC vs. Canterbury
12:00 pm-- Taft vs. Lawrenceville
2:30 pm -- Championship Game: Belmont Hill vs. Choate
Wyoming Seminary 4, Blake 4 -- Wyoming came back from a 4-1 second period deficit to earn the tie. WS: Tomicek (2g,1a), Iwamoto (1g,1a), Averona (1g,1a), Tangradi (2a). BB: Johnson (2g,1a), Holm (g), Barnes (g), Louwerse (a), Seivold (a), Steinhauser (a), Hultstrand (a).
Tilton 3, Pomfret 2 (OT) -- Pomfret junior Brian Flynn scores the winner in OT, his second goal of the game. T: M. Johnson (1g,1a), Branon (1g,1a), Ivers (1g,1a), Marquis (a). P: Flynn (2g), McKernan (a), Gustavson (a).
Northwood 4, Exeter 2 -- Northwood breaks open 2-2 game on goals by Tommy Capalbo and Cory Schneider. N: Capalbo (1g,1a), Stokley (2a), Hextall (2a), Schneider (g), Sheehan (g), Boyd (g). PE: Crosby (2a), Vaupshas (g), McCarthy (g), Kelly (a). 31 penalties called in this game.
St. George's Tournament:
Millbrook Wins It; Silver Named MVP
BB&N 3, Williston 2 (OT) -- Jeff Fanning scores all three BB&N goals, the last in OT, to give the Knights a 3-2 win. BB&N: Fanning (3g), Power (a), Fidler (a). W: Capulti (2a), Vece (g), LeSage (g). SOG: BB&N 37, W 22. Goaltenders: Pulde (BB&N) 18/20; Scannell (W) 34/37.
Millbrook 6, St. George's 3 -- Host St. George's had a 3-2 lead halfway through, but Millbrook struck for four unanswered goals to take the championship of the 2005 Howard Tournament. M: Moore (2g), Satim (1g,1a), Silver (2a), Vit (2a), Ryan Fanning (g), Williams (g), Perl (g), Smith (a), Handforth (a), Duhoski (a), Messina (a), Arnold (a). SG: VandenBerg (g), Longo (g), Ryan (g), Lyall (a), Chatterton (a), Longo (a). SOG: M 24, SG 18. Goaltenders: Zippin (M) 15/18; O'Brien (SG) 18/24.
Tournament Champion: Millbrook School
Tournament Champion: Jon Silver, Millbrook
St. Sebastian's Tournament:
Winchendon and Thayer to Meet for Title Sunday at 3:00
Albany Academy 5, Bridgton 2 -- AA: Sullivan (1g,2a), Koval (2g), Rosati (1g,1a), Robichaud (2a). B: Lenane (g),, Winter (g), Ohlson (a), Curran (a).
Winchendon 5, St. Sebastian's 2 -- W: Pilon (3a), Castro (1g,1a), Genovese (g), Silvesttro (g). SS: D. Rogers (1g,1a), Lake (1g,1a), Donahoe (1g,1a).
Thayer 6, South Kent 5 (shootout) -- TA: Gibbons (3g), Rosano (2a), Malley (2a), Baran (g), Golden (g), Oswald (g). SKS: Jackson (1g,1a), Pereira (g), Morrone (g), Tague (g).
St. Francis 10, Proctor Academy 4 -- SF: Scarcella (3g,1a), Meyer (3a), Mackey (2g), Sullivan (1g,2a). P: Flanagan (1g,1a), Ruffini (1g,1a), Pruett (g), Ruddock (g).
Sunday's Matchups @ St. Seb's:
9:00 am -- Bridgton vs. Proctor
11:00 am -- Consolation Game: Albany Academy vs. St. Francis
1:00 pm -- St. Sebastian's vs. South Kent
3:00 pm -- Championship Game: Winchendon vs. Thayer
Shady Side 2, Pingree 0
Brunswick 4, Rivers 3
Brooks 5, DeMatha 3
Portsmouth Abbey 4, Kents Hill 2
Shady Side 5, Rivers 0
7:30 pm -- Pingree vs. Brunswick
Brooks won their side of the bracket and will be playing either Shady Side or Brunswick in tomorrow's final.
Day 2 Results:
Ridley College Tops Brewster in Title Game
Game #5: Hebron 7, Worcester 3
Game #6: Vermont Academy 4, Princeton Day 2
Game #7: Brewster 4, Middlesex 3
Game #8: Ridley College 3, St. Mark's 2
Game #9: Princeton Day 8, Worcester Academy 2
Game #10: (Consolation) -- Hebron 5, Vermont Academy 2
Game #11: St. Mark's 2, Middlesex 0
Game #12: (Championship) -- Ridley College 3, Brewster 1
Harvey School Tournament:
St. Thomas More 6, KLHT 1
Webster Academy 12, Fieldston 1
Semifinal #1: Rye CD 2, Harvey 1 (OT)
Semifinal #2: New Hampton vs. Northwood B (in progress)
Friday's Tournament Scores
Flood Marr Tournament:
Hotchkiss 2, Deerfield 1 -- Hotchkiss: Korchin (1g,1a), Eichler (g), Znutas (a). Deerfield: Friedman (g), DelMauro (a). Goaltenders: Moses and Harding (H); Dizgun (D).
Nobles 6, KUA 0 -- N&G: Maguire(1g,1a), Glass (1g,1a), Huxley (1g,1a), Wray (1g,1a), Franklin (2a), Hayes (2a), Resor (g), Murray (g), Fayne (a), Harris (a), Griffin (a). Goaltenders: Muse (N&G); Severance (KUA).
Salisbury 1, Westminster 0 -- John Cavanagh scored Salisbury's lone goal, a power play tally with assists to cousin David Cavanagh and Nick Jaskowiak. Anthony Borelli made 10 saves in picking up the shutout. Westminster, with Bryce Shattie (33 saves) in net, battled Salisbury hard. Salisbury forward Greg Collins got a major and game misconduct for a hit from behind and will not dress for the next game.
Note: The Nobles Zamboni broke down at the end of the second. The third period was played on uncut ice, and then the tournament moved en masse to Milton Academy. The 3:00 pm Milton-Andover game was rescheduled for 3:45 and the 5:00 Deerfield-KUA game was rescheduled to 5:45. The Zamboni was repaired, and the tourney returned to Noble & Greenough for the late game (Nobles vs. Hotchkiss).
Andover 2, Milton 0 -- Paul Scola scored a second period goal, with assists going to JP Martignetti and Joe Smith, and then added an empty-netter in the final minute. Matt Ward got the shutout for Andover. Bryan Mountain was in net for Milton.
Deerfield 3, Kimball Union 1
Nobles 3, Hotchkiss 1 -- N&G: Franklin (2g,1a), Glass (1g,1a), Resor (a), Griffin (a), Huxley (a), Fayne (a). Hotchkiss: Verrilli (g). Goaltenders: Muse (N&G); Moses and Harding (H). Note: The third Nobles goal (Franklin's second) was an empty-netter.
Avon Old Farms Tournament:
Trinity-Pawling 4, Loomis 0 -- T-P: Rigtrup (1g,1a), Pimental (g), LaBella (g), DeGeer (g), McCarthy (a), Toivanen (a).
St. Paul's 6, Gunnery 5 (Shootout) -- SPS: Seely (3a), Bouharevich (2g), DeGiovanni (1g,1a), lanoue (g), Bourgea (g), Kaiser (g), Albertson (a), Child (a), Rocha (a), Bergeron (a). SOG: SPS 33, Gunnery 30. Goaltenders: O'Brien (SPS); Street (G).
Kent 5, Tabor 0 -- Kent: Czerkowicz (3g,1a), Aldridge (4a), Higgins (3a), Alksnis (g), Trostle (g), Tuohy (a), Schanke (a). Goaltenders: Rank (Kent) 28 saves; Carroll (Tabor) 12 saves.
Avon 6, Berkshire 5 -- AOF: Bonino (2g,1a), Bradley (1g,1a), Driscoll (2a), Atkinson (2a), Wieland (g), Liedel (g), Higginbotham (g), Gurry (a), Trentowski (a). Berkshire: Ashley (4a), Rainer (1g,1a), Rabbani (1g,1a), Cullity (g), McKee (g), Miller (g), Higgins (a). Goaltenders: Wolcott (AOF) 16 saves and Demopoulos (AOF) 2 saves; Stein (Berk.) 30 saves.
Loomis 2, Gunnery 1 (shootout) -- In regulation, Ferri scored for Loomis, with assists to Moroni and Petrangelo. Chiapetta scored for Gunnery, with assists to Gorman and Helderman. Mike Gedman scored the shootout goal to win it for Loomis. Harris kicked out 42 shots for Loomis; Street kicked out 28 for Gunnery.
St. Paul's 3, T-P 1 -- SPS: Bouharevich (1g,1a), Jangro (2a), Brisebois (g), Blossom (g), Lanoue (a). T-P: Fine (g), Rigtrup (a). Goaltenders: Calamari and Crusco (T-P) combined for 31 saves; O'Brien had 20 for St. Pauls.
Kent 4, Berkshire 2 -- No game sheet available.
Avon 4, Tabor 1 -- AOF: Atkinson (2g), Bradley (g), Capraro (g), Driscoll (a), McGuirk (a), Liebel (a). Tabor: Bower (g), Feiden (a), O'Brien (a). Goaltenders: Wolcott (AOF) 20 saves; Carroll (25 saves).
St. Paul's (3-0) and Avon (3-0) meet in title game tomorrow. After that, we're not yet totally sure, but we can tell you that Kent (2-1) will be in the third place game, Tabor (1-2) in the fifth place game, and Berkshire (0-3) in the seventh place game. On the other side of the bracket Loomis, Gunnery, and Trinity-Pawling all finished tied in points.
Northwood 6, Pomfret 2 -- Northwood: Hextall (1g,2a), Boyd (1g,2a), Alber (1g,1a), Valery-Trabuco (g), Lindley (g), Maliaro (g), Haas (a). Pomfret: Flynn (1g,1a), Driscoll (g), Gustavson (a).
Holderness 8, Wyoming Seminary 4 -- Holderness: Atte Uola (2g,2a), Niko Uola (2g,2a), Aki Uola (3), Leach (1g,1a), Vigneau (g), Skelley (g), Kirtland (g). Wyoming: Haraschak (1g,1a), DiLella (g), McLaughlin (g), Tomicek (g), Iwamoto (a), Tangradi (a). 29 penalties in this one.
Blake 3, Tilton 3 (OT, but no shootout) -- Blake comes back from 3-1 deficit with two goals late in third. Blake: Leathers (1g,1a), Murray (1g,1a), Webster (2a), Seivold (g), Holm (a), Policinski (a). Tilton: C. Johnson (2g), M. Johnson (2a), Marquis (g), Leonard (a).
Exeter 3, GDA 2 (OT) Kevin Crane OT game-winning goal. Exeter: Seager (g), Tsujiura (g), Crane (g), Murphy (a), Clayton (a), Powers (a). GDA: Day (g), Rinaldi (g), Lombardi (a), Kent (a), Cody (a).
Lawrence Groton Tournament:
Lawrence Academy 5, Culver 4 (OT) -- Culver tied it up with 1:14 remaining to send it to OT where Joe Ehiorobo scored to give LA the win.
NYA 5, Kingswood-Oxford 1
Cushing 8, Hill 2 -- CA: A. Bogosian (3g), Little (1g,2a), Curran (1g,1a), Warsofsky (1g,1a), Bardis (2a), Z. Bogosian (2a), Nisula (g), Manista (g), Coughlin (a), Malone (a), Blades (a), Flanigan (a), Bernard (a).
Berwick 3, Groton 2 (OT)
Groton 4, Kingswood-Oxford 3 (OT) -- Freshman Sean LaLiberte scores two, including OT game-winner.
Berwick 5, NYA 4
Culver 3, Hill 2 --- Culver: MacDonald (g), Barnett (g), Geoffrion (g), Vinny Saponari (a), Schmit (a), Harris (a), Victor Saponari (a), Geoffrion (g), Sdao (a), Deur (a). Hill: Krute (g), Mould (g), Galasso (a), Kratz (a). Goaltenders: Ozawa (C) 28/30; Ulsh (H) 34/37.
Lawrence 1, Cushing 1: A goaltenders battle between Colorado College recruit Richard Bachman (36 saves) and Justin Gates (34 saves). Ryan Flanigan put Cushing up 1-0 in the first, with assists going to Brad Malone and Josh Bernard. In the third Joe Ehiorobo scored a power play goal with 1:12 remaining to tie the game at 1-1. Brett Moore and Stevie Bergin picked up assists. After a scoreless OT, each team went through five shooters and tied 2-2. It went to sudden death and Joe Whitney scored to give LA a 3-2 win in the shootout. For the record (i.e playoff seeding), this game goes into the books as a 1-1 tie.
Day 1 Results:
Game #1: Middlesex 4, Hebron 3
Game #2: St. Mark's 4, Vermont Academy 0
Game #3: Brewster 8, Worcester Academy 2
Game #4: Ridley College 2, Princeton Day 0
St. George's Tournament:
BB&N 4, St. George's 1 -- BB&N: Fanning (1g,1a), Fidler (g), Moynihan (g), Hartigan (g), Nowd (a), Maggiore (a), Casey (a). SG: Chanelli (g), Simonds (a), Chatterton (a). St. George's outshot BB&N 39-23, but BB&N goaltender Marc Pulde was the difference, kicking out 38 of 39 shots.
Millbrook 10, Williston-Northampton 4 -- Millbrook: Silver (1g,5a), Satim (2g,2a), Arnold (2g,2a), Duhoski (4a), Handforth (2g,1a), Vit (1g,1a), Williams (1g,1a), Smith (g). Williston: LeSage (1g,1a), Anderson (2a), Vece (g), Colwell (g), Moss (g), Capulli (a), Indelicato (a). Goaltenders: Zippin (Millbrook) 24 saves; Scannell (Williston) 32 saves.
St. George's 2, Williston-Northampton 2 (Williston wins shootout, 3-1) -- For NEPSAC purposes this goes in the books as a tie. SG: Longo (g), Ryan (g), Webb (a), Carrellas (a), Morgus (a). Williston: Moss (1g,1a), LeSage (g), Anderson (a), Dorman (a). Goaltenders: Corkery (SG) 31 saves; Moore (WNH) 20 saves.
Millbrook 7, BB&N 1 -- Millbrook: Silver (2g,1a), R. Fanning (3a), Moore (2g), Arnold (2g), Duhoski (1g,1a), Handforth (2a), Satim (2a), Perl (a). BB&N: J. Fanning (g), Fidler (a). Goaltenders: Zippin (M) 19 saves; Cannata (BB&N) 31 saves.
Brooks Pingree Tournament:
Brooks 6, Portsmouth Abbey 3
DeMatha 6, Kents Hill 4
Rivers 4, Pingree 2
Brunswick 4, Shady Side 4
Portsmouth Abbey 5, DeMatha 4
Brooks 5, Kents Hill 0
St. Sebastian's Tournament:
Winchendon 7, Bridgton 4
St. Sebastian's 4, Albany Academy 1
Thayer 5, St. Francis 2
South Kent 6, Proctor 3
11:00 am -- Bridgton vs. Albany Academy
1:00 pm -- Winchendon vs. St. Sebastian's
3:00 pm -- Thayer vs. South Kent School
5:00 pm -- St. Francis vs. Proctor
Harvey School Tournament:
Harvey 5, KLHT 0
New Hampton 10, Fieldston 3
Rye Country Day 3, St. Thomas More 2 (OT)
Northwood Varsity B 4, Webster Academy 0
Harvey vs. Rye CD and Northwood B vs. New Hampton are Saturday's semifinal matchups.
Thursday's Tournament Scores
Exeter 6, Culver 3 -- Exeter: Crosby (2g), N. Downer (1g,2a), C. Downer (1g,2a), Doherty (2a), Crane (2a), Dwyer (g), Hughes (g). Culver: Vinny Saponari (1g,1a), Victor Saponari (g), Olson (g), Schmit (a). Goaltenders: Powell, Hume, Lee (PE); Barnett (C).
Pomfret 5, Holderness 2 -- Pomfret: Flynn (3g,1a), Driscoll (3a), Gustavson (2g). Holderness: Niko Uola (2g), Aki Uola (a), Atte Uola (a), Anthony (2a). Goaltenders: Edge (H); Johnson (P).
GDA 1, Blake 0 -- Brian Day from Michaud and Lombardi at 11:44 of the second period. Goaltenders: St. Pierre (GDA); Patterson (B).
South Kent 4, Tilton 2 -- SK: Morrone (2g), Pereira (1g,1a), Seader (2a), Tague (g), Whalen (a), Daddario (a). Tilton: Brannon (g), M. Johnson (g), Ivers (a), Marquis (a). Goaltenders: Strang (SK); Archibald (T).
Green Mountain Glades 5, Northwood 1 -- Green Mt.: Cahill (2g,1a), Dulude (3a), Layen (1g,1a), Worthington (1g,1a), Ostroot (g). Northwood: Hextall (g), Boyd (a). Goaltenders: Bolin (GM); Petizian (N). 32 penalties in this game!
NH Monarchs 5, Junior Bruins 4 (OT) -- Dan Bartlett scores an unassisted goal at 1:36 of OT. Monarchs: Farrelll (2g,1a), O'Connor (g), Bartlett (g), Bowen (g), Germain (a), Holt (a), MacPhee (a). Bruins: Falite (2g), Butler (g), Mackintosh (g), Solomon (a), Carlson (a), Lavner (a). Goaltenders: Simpson (NH) 21/25; Rossi (B) 33/38.
Avon Old Farms Christmas Classic:
Avon 2, Kent 1 (OT) -- Patrick McGuirk OT goal wins it for Avon. McGuirk also assisted on Avon's other goal, by soph Chris Wieland. Marc Trostle scored for Kent. In goal, Patrick Enloe (15/16) for Avon; Kyle Rank (27/29) for Kent.
Gunnery 7, Trinity-Pawling 2 -- Gunnery goals: Matt Maher (2), Evan Dietz (2),Kris Anderson, Adam Houli, and Sean McKevitt. T-P: Garrett Goodman and JT Fine. Goaltenders: Pat Street (Gunnery) 24 saves; and vinnie Crusco (T-P) 23 saves.
St. Paul's 6, Loomis Chaffee 2 -- SPS goals: Kevin Kaiser (2), Francois Brisebois (2), and Yuri Bouharevich. Loomis goals: Anthony Ferri and Charles Moreni. Goaltenders: Tyler O'Brien (SPS) 20 saves; and Ari Sussman (LC) 38 saves.
Tabor 4, Berkshire 3 (OT) -- A Zach Feiden OT goal wins it for Tabor. Tabor goals: Jelinek (2), T. Economides, Feiden. Berkshire goals: Mike Ashley, Parker McKee, and Justin Torre. Goaltenders: Ryan Carroll (T) 30 saves; Adam Szczepanski (B) 20 saves.
Fri. Dec. 16
5:00 pm -- Middlesex vs. Hebron (@ Middlesex)
5:00 pm -- St. Mark's vs. Vermont Academy (@ St. Mark's)
7:00 pm -- Brewster vs. Worcester Academy (@ Middlesex)
7:00 pm -- Princeton Day School vs. Ridley College (@ St. Mark's)
Sat. Dec. 17
8:30 am -- Loser Game 1 vs. Loser Game 3 (@ Middlesex)
8:30 am -- Loser Game 2 vs. Loser Game 4 (@ St. Mark's)
10:30 am -- Winner Game 1 vs. Winner Game 3 (@ Middlesex)
10:30 am -- Winner Game 2 vs. Winner Game 4 (@ St. Mark's)
1:30 pm -- Loser Game 5 vs. Loser Game 6 (@ Middlesex)
1:30 pm -- Winner Game 5 vs. Winner Game 6 (@ St. Mark's)
3:30 pm -- Loser Game 7 vs. Loser Game 8 (@ Middlesex)
3:30 pm -- Championship Game: Winner Game 7 vs. Winner Game 8 (@ St. Mark's)
2004 Championship Game: Winchendon 7, Middlesex 4
St. George's School Howard Tournament
Fri. Dec. 16
11:00 am -- St. George's vs. BB&N (Howard Rink)
11:15 am -- Williston vs. Millbrook (Cutler Rink)
6:15 pm -- Millbrook vs. BB&N (Cutler Rink)
6:30 pm -- St. George's vs. Williston (Howard Rink)
Sat. Dec. 17
9:00 am: BB&N vs. Williston (Cutler Rink)
9:15 am -- St. George's vs. Millbrook (Howard Rink)
2004 Champions: Williston
Lawrence-Groton Christmas Tournament
Fri. Dec. 16
10:00 am -- Culver vs. Lawrence (@ Lawrence)
10:00 am -- Cushing vs. Hill School (@ Groton)
12:00 pm -- NYA vs. Kingswood-Oxford (@ Lawrence)
12:00 pm -- Groton vs. Berwick (@ Groton)
6:00 pm -- Hill School vs. Culver (@ Lawrence)
6:00 pm -- Berwick vs. NYA (@ Groton)
8:00 pm -- Lawrence vs. Cushing (@ Lawrence)
8:00 pm -- Kingswood vs. Groton (@ Groton)
Sat. Dec. 17
11:00 am -- Groton vs. NYA (@ Groton)
11:30 am -- Culver vs. Cushing (@ Lawrence)
1:00 pm -- Berwick vs. Kingswood (@ Groton)
1:30 pm -- Lawrence vs. Hill School (@ Lawrence)
2004 Champions: Div. I Cushing Academy / Div. II: Worcester Academy
CHRISTMAS TOURNAMENT SCHEDULES:
58th Annual Lawrenceville Invitational Tournament
Sat. Dec. 17
9:00 am -- Game 1: Taft vs. Northfield-Mt. Hermon
9:00 am -- Game 2: Upper Canada College vs. Belmont Hill (@ Princeton University's Baker Rink)
11:00 am -- Game 3: Nichols vs. Lawrenceville
11:00 am -- Game 4: Choate vs. Canterbury (@ Princeton University's Baker Rink)
2:00 pm -- Game 5: Losers of Games 1 & 2
4:00 pm -- Game 6: Losers of Games 3 & 4
7:00 pm -- Game 7: Winners of Games 1 & 2
9:00 pm -- Game 8: Winners of Games 3 & 4
Sun. Dec. 18
8:00 am -- Game 9: Losers of Games 5 & 6
10:00 am -- Game 10: Winners of Games 5 & 6
12:00 pm -- Game 11: Losers of Games 7 & 8
2:30 pm -- Game 12: Championship Game: Winners of Games 7 & 8
2004 Championship Game: Choate 2, Taft 1 (OT)
At Millbrook, NY, #1-ranked Salisbury School dismantled Millbrook, 9-0, and outshooting them 63-14. Ben Ketchum got things going for the Steaks with a shorthanded first period goal and also added the day's final goal. In between seven other goals were scored. In addition to Ketchum, the big point producers were John Cavanagh (1g,2a), Greg Collins (1g,2a), Sean Sylvester (1g,2a), Mark Arcobello (2g), Paul Carey (2a), Michael Biega (2a), and defenseman Justin Guttek (2a). Will Ortiz and defenseman Dan Reed had single goals for Salisbury.
Junior Ross MacKinnon and sophomore Anthony Borelli shared duties in the Millbrook net, combining for a 14-save shutout. Senior Max Kennedy kicked out 54 shots for Millbrook.
At Southborough, Mass., Proctor led 4-0 early in the second then held off St. Mark's and escaped with a 5-4 road win despite being outshot 37-23.
Ian Flanagan (3g,1a) and Neil Ruffini (1g,2a) led Proctor's attack. Matt Milley also had a goal.
For St. Mark's, Harrison Biggs (1g,2a), Kevin Erving (2g), Andrew Smith (2a), and Rich Ribaya (1g) provided the offense.
At Gill, Mass., Kimball Union senior goaltender Ben Severance was the story, kicking out 52 of 53 shots to lead his team to a 2-1 road win over Northfield-Mt. Hermon.
KUA, outshot 53-22, got the offensive it needed from senior Peter Roundy, who scored one goal and assisted on the other, by defenseman Sass Schirmer.
Junior Kevin Czepiel scored NMH's lone goal.
At Greenwich, Conn., Brunswick juniors Justin Letizia (2g,1a), Christian Oberbeck (2g,1a), and soph John Eric Oberbeck (1g,1a) led the Bears to a 5-3 win over Trinity-Pawling.
Trinity-Pawling got its offense from senior Brett McCarthy (2g), and sophomore Clark DeGeer (1g,1a).This was a 3-3 game midway through the third period, then Letizia struck for a pair less than three minutes apart.
At Washington, Conn., Taft topped Gunnery, 4-1, with senior Sean Carey (2g) and sophomore defenseman Drew MacKenzie (2a) leading the way. Soph Andrew Balysky and junior defenseman Eric Baier each added a goal for the Rhinos.
Junior Rich Nolan scored for Gunnery.
Taft outshot Gunnery, 35-15. Alex Kremer made 14 saves for the win. Pat Street kicked out 31 for Gunnery.
In a topsy-turvy game at Exeter, NH, South Kent School topped Exeter on a 7-6 on a Mike Vaskivuo goal with 59 seconds on the clock.
The big guns for South Kent were junior forward Joe Pereira (2gt,2a), junior d-man Dillon O'Hara (2g,2a), Vaskivuo (1g,2a), and Tony Morrone (1g,1a).
Leading the way for Exeter were PG defenseman Kevin McCarthy (2g,1a), PG Mike Kelly (1g,1a), and senior Kevin Crane (2a).
At Groton, Mass, Lawrence Academy outshot Milton, 54-21, but needed a 5-on-3 OT goal by junior defenseman Stevie Bergin, with an assist from goaltender Justin Gates, to edge Milton, 5-4.
John Simpson (2g,1a), Brett Moore (3a), and Joe Whitney (1g,1a) were the main cogs in Lawrence's attack.
Avon Old Farms Christmas Classic
Thurs. Dec. 15
3:00 pm -- Kent vs. Avon
5:00 pm -- Gunnery vs. T-P
7:00 pm -- Loomis vs. St. Paul's
9:00 pm -- Berkshire vs. Tabor
Fri. Dec. 16
9:00 am -- T-P vs. Loomis (@ K-O)
9:00 am --- St. Paul's vs. Gunnery
11:00 am -- Kent vs. Tabor (@ K-O)
11:00 am -- Berkshire vs. Avon
3:00 pm -- Loomis vs. Gunnery
5:00 pm -- Trinity-Pawling vs. St. Paul's
7:00 pm -- Berkshire vs. Kent
9:00 pm -- Tabor vs. Avon
Sat. Dec. 17
8:30 am -- 4th Place vs. 4th Place
10:30 am -- 3rd Place vs. 3rd Place
1:30 pm -- 2nd Place vs. 2nd Place
3:30 pm -- 1st Place vs. 1st Place
Avon Old Farms
2004 Championship Game: Avon 5, Tabor 2
Exeter Invitational Tournament
Thurs. Dec. 15
2:30 pm -- Exeter vs. Culver
3:00 pm -- Holderness vs. Pomfret
5:00 pm -- GDA vs. Blake
5:30 pm -- Tilton vs. South Kent
7:30 pm -- Vermont Glades (EJHL) vs. Northwood
8:00 pm -- Jr. Bruins (EJHL) vs. NH Monarchs (EJHL)
Fri. Dec. 16
2:00 pm -- Northwood vs. Pomfret
3:00 pm -- Wyoming Seminary vs. Holderness
5:00 pm -- Exeter vs. GDA
5:30 pm -- Tilton vs. Blake
Sat. Dec. 17
12:30 pm -- Blake vs. Wyoming Seminary
1:00 pm -- Tilton vs. Pomfret
3:00 pm -- Exeter vs. Northwood
Brooks-Pingree Holiday Tournament
Fri. Dec. 16 @ Brooks
9:00 am -- Brooks vs. Portsmouth Abbey
11:00 am -- DeMatha vs. Kents Hill
2:00 pm -- Pingree vs. Rivers
4:00 pm -- Brunswick vs. Shady Side
6:00 pm -- Portsmouth Abbey vs. DeMatha
8:00 pm -- Brooks vs. Kents Hill
Sat. Dec. 17 @ Pingree
9:00 am -- Pingree vs. Shady Side
11:00 am -- Rivers vs. Brunswick
1:00 pm -- Brooks vs. DeMatha
3:00 pm -- Kents Hill vs. Portsmouth Abbey
5:30 Shady Side vs. Rivers
7:30 Pingree vs. Brunswick
Sun. Dec. 18
9:00 am -- TBD (@ Brooks)
11:00 am -- TBD (@ Brooks)
11:00 am -- TBD (@ Pingree)
1:00 pm -- Championship Game (@ Pingree)
2004 Championship Game: Kents Hill 3, Proctor 2
41st Annual Flood-Marr Tournament
Fri. Dec. 16 @ Nobles
9:00 am -- Deerfield vs. Hotchkiss
11:00 am -- KUA vs. Nobles
1:00 pm -- Westminster vs. Salisbury
3:00 pm -- Milton vs. Andover
5:00 pm -- Deerfield vs. KUA
7:00 pm -- Hotchkiss vs. Nobles
Sat. Dec. 17 @ Milton Academy
9:00 am -- Andover vs. Westminster
11:00 am -- Salisbury vs. Milton
1:00 pm -- KUA vs. Hotchkiss
3:00 pm -- Nobles vs. Deerfield
5:00 pm -- Salisbury vs. Andover
7:00 pm -- Westminster vs. Milton
Sun. Dec. 18 @ Milton Academy
8:00 am -- 7th Place Game: 4th place Harding vs. 4th Place Owen
10:00 am -- 5th Place Game: 3rd place Harding vs. 3rd Place Owen
12:00 pm -- 3rd Place Game: 2nd place Harding vs. 2nd Place Owen
2:00 pm -- Championship Game: 1st place Harding vs. 1st Place Owen
Noble & Greenough
2004 Championship Game: Salisbury 2, Deerfield 1
St. Sebastian's Hockey Tournament
Fri. Dec. 16
2:00 pm -- Game 1: Winchendon vs. Bridgton
4:00 pm -- Game 2: St. Sebastian's vs. Albany Academy
6:00 pm -- Game 3: Thayer vs. St. Francis
8:00 pm -- Game 4: South Kent vs. Proctor
Sat. Dec. 17
11:00 am -- Game 5: Loser Game 1 vs. Loser Game 2
1:00 pm -- Game 6: Winner Game 1 vs. Winner Game 2
3:00 pm -- Game 7: Winner Game 3 vs. Winner Game 4
5:00 pm -- Game 8: Loser Game 3 vs. Loser Game 4
Sun. Dec. 18:
9:00 am -- Loser Game 5 vs. Loser Game 8
11:00 am -- Winner Game 5 vs. Winner Game 8
1:00 pm -- Loser Game 6 vs. Loser Game 7
3:00 pm -- Championship Game: Winner Game 6 vs. Winner Game 7
2004 Championship Game: Thayer 8, St. Sebastian's 1
12/12/05 (updated 12/13)
Tues. Dec. 13:
Belmont Hill @ BB&N, 4:30
Choate @ Loomis, 4:00 (not 5:00)
GDA @ St. Seb's, 4:30
Wed. Dec. 14:
Deerfield @ Avon Old Farms, 3:45
Taft @ Gunnery, 4:00
KUA @ NMH, 4:30 (scratch that, the new starting time is 3:00)
Milton @ Lawrence, 4:30
Salisbury @ Millbrook, 2:15
South Kent @ Exeter, 4:30
T-P @ Brunswick, 4:15
Brewster @ Hoosac, 4:30
New Hampton @ Kent's Hill, 4:00
Groton @ Pingree, 3:30
Proctor @ St. Mark's, 3:00
Nichols @ St. Andrews, 2:00
Exeter Puts Cushing to the Test
Ashburnham, Mass. -- Phillips Exeter Academy visited Cushing Academy this afternoon for the first half of its annual home-and-home with the Penguins, and came out on the short end, as Cushing's Tom Bardis scored at 5:17 of the third to give his team a 3-2 win.
Cushing thus remains undefeated, while Exeter suffered its first loss of the season.
Cushing dominated the first period, outshooting Exeter 16-5 but failing to get on the board until 45 seconds remained in the stanza. Junior defenseman Sean Coughlin, on the power play, pinched down in the offensive zone and, from the top of the left face off circle took a perfect pass from his defensive partner, freshman Dave Warsofsky, who was stationed at the right point. Coughlin snapped it home for the 1-0 lead, which is how the first period ended.
Exeter, knowing that the strong play of their goaltender, junior Teddy Hume of Austin, Texas, a JV player last season, was the reason they were in a one-goal game despite the shot differential, came out with a purpose in the second period -- and made a game of it.
At the 2:59 mark, a turnover in front of the Cushing net led to a goal by senior Evan Crosby. Bachman, with no time to really set himself, had little chance. Suddenly, Cushing was in a 1-1 game.
But Coughlin, with his second goal of the game, would make it 2-1 at the 8:37 mark, rocketing a shot under the crossbar that Hume had little chance on.
Cushing outshot Exeter 12-11 in the second, and took a 2-1 lead into the dressing room.
Things got tight in the third period, as Exeter tied it up 3:55 into the stanza on a nice goal by Exeter senior Nick Downer, who came down the right side on a 2-on-1, and passed the puck to the slot, leading his twin brother, Chris, who was charging hard toward the net. Twin bro' buried it, and it was a 2-2 game.
It didn't take long for Cushing to get it back, just a little over a minute. And when they did, it would turn out to be the winning goal and a nice one at that as Bardis, breaking hard to the net, took a perfect pass from Warsofsky. Bardis buried it to send the Penguin faithful home happy.
Shots in the third were 12-11 in favor of Exeter, making the final two periods even in the shot department. And that was pretty much the shape of things.
A couple of notes. For Cushing, the Coughlin-Warsofsky defensive pairing was a force -- at both ends of the ice -- every time they stepped on the ice. Warsofsky, a '90, is one of the top young defensive prospects in New England, and he was on his game today. And Coughlin, with Keith Yandle graduated, is taking a larger role. Note also that sophomore defenseman Zach Bogosian was a scratch today, due to a back injury. He should be back soon.
Junior Brad Malone looks much improved in all areas of his game, and played with confidence and purpose.
For Exeter, 6'2", 225 lb. PG defenseman Kevin McCarthy, who is drawing interest from Princeton and Yale, is a force, possessing perhaps the hardest shot we've seen in prep hockey this season.
Offensively, the Downer twins, '88 seniors from Stamford, Conn., were the two most dangerous players for Exeter.
With D.J. Fimiani, Ryan McDonald, and Sean Ryan having been expelled from Exeter earlier this week, Dana Barbin's club will have to dig deep in order to remain competitive. They did that today, even though they had to use two four-year students who'd never even dressed for a varsity game until this week -- Chandler Brewer and Wes Chaput -- and a third, defenseman Sam Cooper, who has seen very little action.
"After the week we had, I was proud of my team," Barbin said. "It was a hard week, but we handled it well. The kids played hard today against a strong Cushing team. Teddy Hume played very, very well."
Down the hall, Cushing head coach Steve Jacobs said, "We came out great in the first period. We were really moving the puck well. I liked the way we played. In the second period, though, Exeter, like good teams will do, came out hard -- and from there on out the game was a battle. Their goalie was exceptional. And our goalie was his usual self. This was a hard-hitting, fun, clean game. It was an excellent Cushing-Exeter battle.
The two teams meet again on Sat. Jan. 28 at Exeter.
-- At bucolic Salisbury, Conn., Salisbury blanked Kent, 8-0. Leading the way offensively for the Steaks were Will Ortiz (2g,1a), Mark Arcobello (2g,1a), defenseman Alex Biega (1g,2a), John Cavanagh (1g,2a), defensman Nick Jaskowiak (3a), Mike Biega (2a), defenseman David Cavanagh (2a), Jeremiah Cunningham (1g), and defenseman Zach Cherney (1g). Salisbury outshot Kent 42-15, with sophomore Anthony Borelli and junior Ross MacKinnon splitting the 15-save shutout.
-- At Pawling, NY, Avon Old Farms topped Trinity-Pawling, 4-2. Avon got goals from soph Rick Longobardi, junior Ryan Liebel, senior Trevor Bradley, and junior Nick Bonino. Avon junior d-man Ken Trentowski added a pair of assists. For T-P, senior forwards Brett Pimental (1g,1a) and Brett McCarthy (2a) led the way. Junior Randy Wolcott kicked out 28 of 30 for the win. For T-P, junior Vinnie Crusco stopped 27 of 31 Avon shots.
-- At Yarmouth,Maine, Hebron crushed North Yarmouth Academy, 11-2. Junior Matt Pedemonti (3g,3a), senior Jordan Krusch (4g), senior defenseman Kyle Tobin (2g,2a), and PG Jason Butler (4a) paced the offense.Notching two points apiece were PG Ben Hall (1g,1a), junior Dmytro Naida (2a), senior d-man Josh Taylor (2a), and junior defenseman Charlie Pens (2a).
-- At pastoral Groton, Mass., Belmont Hill had a 3-1 lead early in the third, but couldn't hold it, as Lawrence Academy got a quick pair to tie it up at 3-3. However, the Hillies got a pair of late goals, by juniors Matt McCollem and Mark Dube to take the 5-3 win. Dube had a three-point afternoon, as he notched another goal and an assist. Sophomore Jason Sylvia and junior Jake Moscatel scored Belmont Hill's other goals. Senior Brett Moore, and juniors John Simpson, and junior Joe Whitney scored LA's goals.
-- At North Andover, Mass., St. Mark's and Brooks skated to a 4-4 tie. For Brooks, sophomore Bobby Farnham (2g,1a), and seniors Ryan Riffe (3a) and Mike Bruno (1g,1a) led the way. Andrew Smith (1g,1a) and Matt Drew (2a) paced St. Mark's.
-- At Worcester, Mass., Brunswick topped Worcester Academy, 6-2. Junior Christian Oberbeck (2g,1a), senior Andrew Atwell (1g,1a), junior Justin Letizia (2a), and sophomore defenseman Patrick Bursee (2a) led the way for the visitors from Greenwich.
-- At Plymouth, NH, Holderness, trailing NMH, 6-2, came up with four straight third period goals to pull a 6-6 tie out of the hat.
-- At Marion, Mass., Tabor came back from a 2-1 deficit with third period goals by senior Ben Smith and junior Charlie Svoboda to take a 3-2 win over St. Paul's. Senior Chris Bower scored in the second for the Seawolves and junior defenseman Will O'Neill had two assists for Tabor. Taylor Bergeron and Kevin Kaiser scored for SPS.
-- At Wolfeboro, NH, on the shore of Lake Winipesaukee, visiting Kimball Union, behind a 22-save shutout by 6'3" senior goaltender Ben Severance, topped Brewster Academy 3-0. Joshua Boissoneau (1g,2a), Tyler Dewdney (2g), and Jeff Dunkle (2a) led the KUA attack.
-- At Simsbury, Conn., host Westminster entered the third period trailing Pomfret, 2-1, but got three unanswered goals to take a 4-2 win. Ben Smith (1g,2a), defenseman Jon Wolter (2g), and Ollie Koo (1g,1a) led the Westy offense, while Bryce Shattie kicked out 21 of 23 for the win. Sean Driscoll, Brian Flynn, and Peter Gustavson each had two points for Pomfret.
-- At Cambridge, Mass., A Doug Rogers third-period goal lifted St. Sebastian's Country Day School to a 3-3 tie with host BB&N. Eric Lake (1g,1a) and Rogers (1g,1a) led the way for the Arrows. Senior forwards Leland Fidler (1g,1a) and Jeff Fanning (1g,1a) did likewise for the Knights. BB&N senior goaltender Marc Pulde kicked out 47 of 50 shots as the Arrows outshot BB&N by a nearly 2-1 margin. Connor Toomey had 23 saves for St. Seb's.
-- At Deerfield, Mass., Choate had a 3-0 second period lead but hand to hold on and fend off the Big Green for a 3-2 road win. The Wild Boars got goals from Sam Bozoian, Rence Coassin, and Greg Manz; and goaltender Andrew Miller kicked out 35 shots. Deerfield junior forward Michael DelMauro scored both Big Green goals.
-- At West Hartford, Conn., Vermont Academy knocked off Kingswood-Oxford. Leading the scoring parade were: senior Austin DeLonge (1g,1a), junior Justin Aquino (1g,1a), junior Brian Gibbon (1g,1a), and junior Mike Allport (1g,1a).
-- At New Milford, Conn., Canterbury edged Loomis-Chaffee, 6-5. Warren Garceau (2g,1a), Ryan Miniaci (1g,2a), Ben Smith (1g,2a), Ryan Kupperman (3a), and Pat Noonan (2g) led the Canterbury attack. Brian Collins (1g,1a), Bobby Lane (1g,1a), and Joe Albano (1g,1a) did likewise for Loomis.
Due to today's snowstorm in New England, the following games have been cancelled:
NMH @ Williston
St. Mark's @ Nobles
No makeup dates have been announced.
Fri. Dec. 9
St. Mark's @ Nobles, 4:30
NMH @ Williston, 5:30
Thayer @ Tilton, 7:00
Nichols School @ St. Michael's JV, 4:00
Stanstead @ Rivers, 6:00
Hoosac @ New Hampton, 6:30
Lac St. Louis @ Hebron, 7:00
Gilmour Academy @ Shady Side, 7:30
Sat. Dec. 10
Albany Academy Tournament (Rider Cup)
Avon @ T-P, 3:00
Belmont Hill @ Lawrence, 2:00
Bridgton @ Kent's Hill, 2:00
St. Seb's @ BB&N, 5:00
Loomis @ Canterbury, 7:15
Choate @ Deerfield, 6:00
Exeter@ Cushing, 3:30
GDA @ Milton, 4:00
Gunnery @ Williston, 3:00
NMH @ Holderness, 4:00
Kent @ Salisbury, 2:30
KUA @ Brewster, 5:15
Pomfret @ Westminster, 7:00
St. Paul's @ Tabor, 4:15
Thayer @ Proctor, 1:00
Berwick @ St. Thomas More, 4:00
St. Mark's @ Brooks, 3:30
Hebron @ NYA, 2:30
Hoosac @ New Hampton, 3:00
Vermont Academy @ K-O, 6:00
Pingree @ St. George's, 3:00
Rivers @ Groton, 1:00
PA @ Rye CD, 3:00
Brunswick @ Worcester Academy, 4:00
NSA @ St. Andrew's (Ont.), 2:00
Sun. Dec. 11
Lac St. Louis @ NYA, 12:10
Pingree @ Andover, 3:45
NSA @ St. Andrew's, 2:00
SUNY-Canton @ Northwood, 4:15
If we've missed any last-minute changes please let us know ASAP. Thanks.
Gibbons Leads Thayer Past Milton
Milton, Mass. -- Junior center Brian Gibbons had a goal and an assist to lead Thayer, which had lost its first two games of the season, past host Milton, 4-1, today.
Thayer scored four unanswered goals after Milton opened up the scoring when junior Brandon Nunn, on a short pass from the goal line, connected with senior Keith Nelson at 7:06.
Several minutes later, Thayer evened it up at 1-1 when junior Peter Oswald scored from a scrum in front of Milton goaltender Bryan Mountain at 10:34. Assists went to Ryan Driscoll and Justin Harnett.
Thayer went up 2-1 when Greg Malley, from the half boards, connected with freshman defenseman Richard Crowley, who saw a clear path to the net and was streaking to the net. Crowley zipped it up under the crossbar. Mountain had little chance, and Thayer was up 2-1.
Thayer outshot Milton 17-8 in the first. Mountain kept Milton in the game.
In the second period, Milton came out and played with more fire and confidence, and, while unable to score, kept Thayer off the board until late in the period when, on the power play, Gibbons walked in from the right point, deked the man covering him, and fired one. Driscoll knocked home the second rebound to put Thayer up 3-1 at 16:05.
Thayer got their final goal at 9:30 of the third period as Gibbons put on a nice individual move, beating a Milton defenseman and putting a low shot inside the post for the final 4-1 margin of victory. Judson Smith and Mike Baran picked up assists for Thayer.
Afterward, Thayer head coach Larry Rooney said, "It was a nice first win of the year, coming off two losses. I saw some good things from the third and fourth lines and we're starting to get production from Driscoll and Gibbons. It was a good effort. We need to sharpen up a little in the defensive zone though."
Milton coach Paul Cannata said, "We played with a lot of energy vs. St. Seb's the other day. I would have liked to see us come with a little more of that kind of energy today. However, after a disappointing first period, we hung tough. Bryan Mountain gave us a chance to be in the game."
--- At Dedham, Mass., Nobles rolled over Tabor, 4-1. Defenseman Chris Huxley had a pair of goals, and Josh Franklin and Andrew Glass had one apiece.
Nobles dominated this one, and by the end Tabor was down to six skaters on the bench, as Ernie Economides was thrown out early for a hit from behind, and Zach Feiden and Will O'Neill both picked up misconducts.
Tabor's lone goal was scored by junior Jamie Jelinek. The ice was tilted, but Tabor goaltender Ryan Carroll played well in a losing cause.
-- At Wallingford, Conn., host Choate edged Westminster, 5-4. Rence Coassin (3a), defenseman Ryan Stewart (2g), Sam Bozoian (1g,1a), and Pat Kenney (2a) led the way for the Wild Boars. Sam Sabky and AJ Ferraro also had goals for Choate.
Westminster's big scorers were Chris DeJohn (2g,1a), Ben Smith (1g,1a), and Nick Pitsikoulis. Ollie Koo had a lone goal.
Choate outshot Westminster,, 47-35.
--- At Gill, Mass., Northfield-Mt. Hermon edged Deerfield, 4-3. Senior Miles Winter (3g,1a) and junior Kevin Czepiel (1g,3a) each had four points for the Hoggers. PG Brian O'Malley contributed a pair of assists.
Milton Lyles (1g,1a), Matt Lovejoy (1g,1a) and Micheal DelMauro all scored for Deerfield.
Senior Collin Lever kicked out 39 of 42 for the win. Sophomore Michael Digzun had 35 saves for the Big Green.
-- At Watertown, Conn., in a tight, though not particularly entertaining game, Taft edged Avon Old Farms, 3-2, as sophomore Andrew Balysky scored the game winner at 5:56 of the third. On the winning goal, Balysky's second of the day, the puck was deflected off his skate.
Taft senior Charlie Townsend (1g,2a) also had a big day for the Rhinos. For the Winged Beavers, Trevor Bradley and Ryan Liebel were the goal scorers.
Andrew Margolin had 22 saves for Taft; Randy Wolcott had 24 for Avon.
--- At Concord, Mass., Brooks edged Middlesex, 3-2, with Mike Bruno (1g,1a), Ryan Riffe (1g,1a), and Bobby Farnham (2a) leading the way. Senior Derek Missert kicked out 19 shots for the win.
-- At. South Berwick, Maine, Berwick sophomore goalie Nick Therrien kicked out 34 of 37 shots in a 4-3 win over Brewster. Berwick had goals from four different scorers.
-- At Saxtons River, Vt., Vermont Academy got three third-period goals and Matt Clifford posted a 15-save shutout in a 3-0 win over New Hampton.
-- At Needham, Mass, St. Sebastian's topped Tilton, 5-1, as Connor Toomey made 40 saves for the Arrows. Senior Doug Rogers (1g,2a), sophomore Sean Sullivan (1g,1a), and freshman sophomore Michael Hoban (2a) lead the scoring parade. Freshmen Dominic Jancaterino and Chris Brown added single goals, as did senior Andrew Maxwell.
-- At Meriden, NH, Proctor Academy crushed host Kimball Union, 9-3. Junior Chris Leach (4g), senior Ian Flanagan (2g,2a), soph Matt Robertson (1g,2a), junior Neil Ruffini (1g,2a), and senior Devin Pyne (3a) all inflicted heavy damage.
--- At North Bridgton, Maine, the Turko, Finland connection came through at 1:53 of OT to lead Holderness to a 3-2 win over Bridgton Academy.
The winning goal, at the 1:53 mark, was scored by Niko Uola, with assists going to Aki Uola and Atte Uola. Paul Roebothan and Ryan Zemel also scored for Holderness.
-- At Kent, Conn., the Kent School edged Brunswick, ,4-3. Senior Alex Higgins (1g,2a) led the way for Matt Herr's club. Senior defenseman James Lavinskas and senior forward Matt Czerkowicz each added a goal for Kent.
-- At Sheffield, Mass., Berkshire edged Gunnery, 4-3. Defenseman Pat Cullity (1g,2a) and forward Mike Ashley (3a) led the way for the host Bears. Dan Rainer, Josh Rabbani, and Elliot Smith each added a goal. Sophomore Russ Stein stopped 28 shots for the win.
Defensmen Ryan Horgan had two points (1g,1a) for Gunnery.
-- At Southborough, Mass., Yuri Bouharevich had a goal and an assist and Tyler O'Brien had a 15-save shutout to lead St. Pauls' past St. Mark's, 4-0. Kevin Kaiser, Cameron Lonoue, and Ian McAllister added single goals for St. Paul's.
-- At Worcester, Mass., senior goaltender Kevan Fitzgerald had a 23-save shutout in a 4-0 Worcester Academy blanking of Kingswood-Oxford. JT Leary (2g,1a), Bobby Barrett (3a), and Brandon Goodnow (1g,1a) led the way offensively.
-- At Pomfret, Conn., Loomis-Chaffee tied host Pomfret, 5-5.
For Pomfret, defenseman Ryan Joyce had a goal and an assist. Chris Rogers, Bobby Sullivan, Garrett Guiles, and Brian Flynn added single goals.
For Loomis, Fran Briand (1g,1a), David Gal (1g,1a) and Mike Gedman (2a) lead the way offensively. Anthony Ferri, Brian Collins, and Joe Albano each added single goals.
Pomfret outshot Loomis, 58-24. Loomis senior goalie Ari Sussman came up with 53 saves.
-- At Exeter, NH, Phillips Exeter Academy and Winchendon ended up in a 6-6 tie, though Exeter had to come back from being down 4-1 late in the second period.
Michael Doherty (1g,2a), Mike Kelly (2g), Phil Negus (1g,1a), and Nick Downer (2a) led the way for Exeter.
Marc Pilon (1g,1a), Nick Quagliani (1g,1a), Adam Delgado (1g,1a), and Brandon Castro (2a) were the big point producers for Winchendon.
Shots in the game were 44-44.
-- At Middletown, RI, St. George's got second period goals from Nick Carrellas, Jeff Ryan, and David Vandenberg to top Rivers, 3-2.
-- At Millbrook, NY, host Millbrook beat Portledge, 5-1 behind the offense of Taylor Vit (1g1a), Scott Arnold (1g,1a), and Eric Satim (2a). Patrick Moore, Jonathan Silver, and Nick Williams added single goals.
Millbrook outshot Portledge, 66-16.
-- At Salisbury, Conn., visiting Catholic Memorial go the only goal of the first period, by Joe Devin, but then the Steaks poured on the A-1, scoring the next nine to win going away,, 9-1.
Michael Biega (3g), Greg Collins (1g,1a), John Cavanagh (1g,1a), Sean Sylvester (1g,1a), Ben Ketchum (1g,1a), Kevin Quick (2a), and Alex Biega (2a) led the attack.
Shots on goal were 65-15, Salisbury. CM took 13 penalties, Salisbury just two.
-- At Ashburnham, Mass., Richard Bachman posted a 22-save shutout to lead Cushing to a 5-0 win over Williston-Northampton. Junior Broc Little (2g,1a), junior Brad Malone (1g,2a), PG Alex Curran (2a), and senior Charlie Zieserl all had multiple point games. Seniors Aaron Blades and Tom Bardis each added single goals.
Cushing outshot Williston, 55-22. Junior Kevin Moore kicked out 50 shots for Williston.
-- At Cambridge, Mass., senior Jason Schneider scored at 3:51 of overtime to lift Lawrence Academy to a 3-2 road win over BB&N.
Scheider (1g,1a), junior Joe Whitney (1g,1a), senior Brett Moore (1g,1a), junior Stevie Bergin (2a) led the way offensively for Lawrence.
Marc Pulde kicked out 35 of 38 for BB&N; Justin Gates stopped 19 of 21 for Lawrence.
Avon @ Taft, 2:45
Deerfield @ NMH, 3:00
Hill @ Lawrenceville, 4:30
Brunswick @ Kent, 4:00
Proctor@ KUA, 2:30
Loomis @ Pomfret, 4:00
Portledge @ Millbrook, 5:15
Thayer @ Milton, 3:00
Tabor @ Nobles, 5:00
Winchendon @ Exeter, 4:00
Catholic Memorial @ Salisbury, 4:00
Tilton @ St. Seb's, 4:30
St. Paul's @ St. Mark's, 3:30
Albany Academy at T-P, 4:00
GDA @ Belmont Hill, 5:00
Gunnery @ Berkshire, 4:30
Holderness @ Bridgton, 4:00
Lawrence Academy @ BB&N, 3:30
Westminster @ Choate, 2:30
Williston @ Cushing, 3:00
North Country CC @ Northwood, 7:00
Brewster @ Berwick, 3:15
St. George's @ Rivers, 5:50
Brooks @ Middlesex, 3:00
Hoosac @ Pingree, 5:00
Kent's Hill @ NYA, 4:00
Kingswood-Oxford @ Worcester Academy, 3:00
New Hampton @ Vermont Academy, 3:30
Let us know ASAP if there are any last-minute time changes. Thanks.
Nobles Dominates Belmont Hill
Belmont, Mass. – With a dominating 8-2 win over Belmont Hill this afternoon, Noble & Greenough showed themselves to be markedly better than the team that bowed out in the quarterfinals at Salem, NH last March. To take it a step further, this squad could be the best in the East, thus making a Salisbury-Nobles matchup in the Flood-Marr or a Cushing-Nobles matchup in the Watkins Tournament pretty tantalizing.
But we’re jumping ahead of ourselves.
Today, Nobles was able to skate freely through the neutral zone, attack the net with speed, and connect on a large number of passes. And more often than not, when Belmont Hill worked the puck into the Nobles end, they were met by a defensive wall.
Nobles didn’t get on the board until 6:56 remained in the first, when a Chris Huxley shot from the point eluded Belmont Hill senior goaltender Wes Vesprini.
A couple of minutes later, Nobles junior Nick Resor broke down the right side and, with a Belmont Hill d-man covering him like a blanket, still managed to get off a nifty backhander from a difficult angle to put his team up 2-0.
Early in the second period Nobles drove a stake into Belmont Hill’s day with three goals in quick succession.
On the first, sophomore Andrew Glass fed junior Josh Franklin with a nice goal mouth pass: 3-0, Nobles.
A minute later, Franklin returned the favor, hitting Glass, who was crashing the net, with a perfect pass. Another bang-bang play and a 4-0 lead.
Just 1:31 later senior Ryan Maguire snapped off a beauty from the top of the left face-off circle to give Nobles a 5-0 lead.
Belmont Hill took a time out and replaced Vesprini with junior Matt Gedman. Belmont Hill got a temporary lift as, a little over a minute later, junior Jake Moscatel, on the power play, lifted it past Nobles goaltender John Muse to cut the lead to 5-1.
In the third period, sophomore Jimmy Hayes took a perfect pass from Maguire to put Nobles up 7-1 with 5:34 left.
With 3:17 remaining in the third, sophomore Will Geary took over for Muse in the Noble & Greenough net.
With 1:55 left, Mark Dube curled out of the corner on the power play and gave Belmont Hill their second goal of the afternoon.
Almost right away, Nobles got it right back when 8th grader Mark Hourihan scored Nobles’ final goal of the day.
At Watertown, Conn. tonight, Taft topped Berkshire, 4-1. Sean Carty had a pair of goals for Taft, while Nick Liotta and Corey Griffin each had two assists. Gus Thompson and Tommy Cantwell also scored for the Rhinos. Berkshire's lone goal came off the stick of Josh Rabbani. Andrew Margolin had 21 saves for Taft, and Russ Stein had 30 for Berkshire.... South Kent School, playing at home, topped the Hill School, 7-1. Junior Joe Pereira (1g,4a), senior Tony Morrone (1g,3a), PG Mike Vaskivuo (3g,1a), and sophomore John Tague (2g) led the attack. Junior Sergiy Sorokolat kicked out 35 shots for Geoff Marottolo's club.... Logan Kane scored all three goals for Bridgton, the last in OT, to give his team a 3-2 win at Kimball Union. Tony Matt picked up two assists for Bridgton. Jeff Dunkle had a pair of assists in a losing effort... Host Salisbury crushed Williston-Northampton 12-0, a mismatch if there ever was one. The Steaks outshot their opponents 48-10, as junior Ross MacKinnon picked up the shutout. The attack was led by Sean Sylvester (1g,4a), Paul Carey (3g,1a), Ben Ketchum (2g,1a), Nick Jaskowiak (1g,1a), Greg Collins (1g,1a), David Cavanagh (2a), and Dan Reed (2a). Single goals were scored by Thomas Dalton, Michael Biega, Mark Arcobello, and PJ Tatum... At Gill, Mass., Northfield-Mt. Hermon and Westminster battled to a 0-0 draw, a true rarity in prep hockey. NMH's 6'3" goaltender Corey Jarecki kicked out 27, while his counterpart, 6'4" Bryce Shattie, stopped 20 for Westminster.... Host Exeter thumped Tabor, 7-0, this afternoon. Leading the offense were PG defenseman Kevin McCarthy (1g,2a), twins Chris (2g) and Nick (3a) Downer, PG Mike Kelly (2g), senior defenseman Kevin Crane (2a), senior Phil Negus (1g,1a), and PG Colin Murphy (1g). Junior Jonathan Lee kicked out all 27 shots he faced in the Exeter net. Junior Ryan Carroll, between the pipes for Tabor, kicked out 30 of 37.... St. Mark's, playing on the road, topped North Yarmouth Academy, 6-1. Harrison Biggs (2g,1a), Kevin Erving (1g,2a), Andrew Smith (2a), Nick Ciccolo (2a), Colin Smith (2a), Chad Hippensteel (1g), Alex Duplessis (1g), and Matt Drew (1g) led the attack for Brian Grady's team. In net, junior Aaron Natale kicked out 12 shots for the win.... At Needham, Mass., St. Sebastian's led Milton 3-0 early in the second, but the Mustangs scored two in the second and one in the third to force overtime, where freshman Steve Rogers, with 1:32 left, lifted St. Seb's to a 4-3 win. In addition to his goal, the younger Rogers also had an assist. Also pacing the Arrows were senior Doug Rogers (2a), and junior Eric Lake (1g,1a). In addition, senior Jordan Lalor and freshman Dominic Jancaterino scored for the Arrows. Junior Connor Toomey had 38 saves for the win.... At New Milford, Conn., Hotchkiss topped Canterbury, 7-4. For Hotchkiss, sophomore Peter Massar (4g,1a), junior Adam Kaiser (1g,4a) and junior Andrew Irving were the big guns. Miles Wallace and Leonard Verilli had single goals. Leading the way for Canterbury were junior Ryan Miniaci (1g,1a), and sophomore Jordan Samuels (2a). Nick Nappi, Pat Noonan, and Ian Goodwin each had one goal apiece.... Host Hebron topped Worcester Academy, 7-2, behind junior Matt Pedemonti (3g) and senior Jordan Krusch (2g)... At Washington, Conn., Senior goaltender Patrick Street kicked out all 43 shots he faced to lead the Gunnery to a 3-0 upset win over Choate. Jason Adams, Matt Dyer, and Evan Dietz -- all juniors -- scored the Gunnery's goals.... At South Hamilton, Mass., Berwick got goals from juniors Cam Clark and Joseph Perry, and a shutout from goaltender Jared Hay, in a 2-0 win over Pingree.... At Pawling, NY, Trinity-Pawling topped Loomis, 5-4. Leading the way for T-P was J.T. Fine (2g), Teemu Toivanen (2a), and Brett McCarthy (2a). Single goals came off the sticks of David Mantenuto, Roman Krivda, and Garret Goodman.... Senior goaltender Derek Missert got the shutout as Brooks blanked Kent's Hill, 4-0.... In Cambridge, Mass., a fine city, St. Paul's topped BB&N, 6-1. Junior Jason DeGiovanni (3g), soph Ben Albertson (1g,2a), junior Francois Brisebois (3a), junior Yuri Bouharevic (1g,1a), and senior Kevin Kaiser (1g) led the St. Paul's attack. Senior Jeff Fanning scored BB&N's lone goal. BB&N senior goalie Marc Pulde allowed five goals on 17 shots before being pulled early in the second. Junior Tyler O'Brien kicked out 14 of 15 for SPS.... Host Kent topped Lawrenceville, 5-2, with senior Matt Czerkowicz (1g,1a), Latvian junior Kriss Lans (1g,1a), senior Patrick Aldridge (1g,1a), senior Justin Williams (1g,1a), and senior Alex Higgins (1g) leading the way offensively. Kent senior goaltender Kyle Rank kicked out 20 shots to pick up the win.... At Ashburnham, Mass., host Cushing topped Tilton, 5-3. Junior Brad Malone (2g), senior Tom Bardis (2g), sophomore defenseman Sean Whitney (1g,1a), junior Broc Little (2a) and freshman defenseman David Warsofsky (2a) each had two points. T.J. Massie kicked out 30 of 33 shots to pick up the win.
Fri. Dec. 2
Winchendon @ Cushing, 6:00
Buffalo HS (Minn.) @ Albany Acad., 4:00
Middlesex @ BB&N, 5:00
Pittsburgh Jr. Penguins @ NMH, 7:00
Brooks @ Pingree, 6:00
NYA @ New Hampton, 6:00
Benilde-St. Margaret’s @ NSA, 7:00
Sat. Dec. 3
Williston @ Salisbury, 3:00
Milton @ St. Seb’s, 2:30
St. Paul’s @ BB&N, 5:30
Hill @ South Kent, 7:00
Tabor @ Exeter, 4:30
Berkshire @ Taft, 7:30
Thayer @ GDA, 5:00
T-P @ Loomis, 4:00
Westminster @ NMH, 3:00
Benilde-St. Margaret’s (Minn.) @ Albany Acad., 5:00
Nobles @ Belmont Hill, 2:00
Hotchkiss @ Canterbury, 4:00
Bridgton @ KUA, 7:00
Choate @ Gunnery, 4:00
Tilton @ Cushing, 4:00
Holderness @ Deerfield, 5:30
Lawrenceville @ Kent, 7:00
Pomfret @ Lawrence, 6:00
Proctor @ Andover, 5:15 pm
Berwick @ Pingree, 3:00
Kingswood Reg. HS @ Brewster, 7:00
Kent’s Hill @ Brooks, 3:00
Worcester Academy @ Hebron, 6:00
New Hampton @ K-O, 6:00
St. Mark’s @ NYA, 4:50
Groton @ Portsmouth Abbey, 4:00
Brunswick @ St. George’s, 5:00
Quebec @ Vermont Academy, 2:00
Buffalo HS (Minn.) @ NSA, 7:00
Shady Side Academy @ St. Francis, 4:15
Sun. Dec. 4
Lawrenceville @ South Kent, 2:00
Hill @ T-P, Noon
Millbrook @ Winchendon, 11:00 am
Albany Academy @ Avon, 1:00
Worcester Academy @ Kent’s Hill, 11:30 am
St. Thomas More @ NYA, 11:00 am
Vermont Academy @ St. Michael’s JV, 2:30
Shady Side Academy @ St. Francis, 2:15
Mon. Dec. 5
Berkshire @ Canterbury, 5:15 pm
Gunnery @ Hotchkiss, 4:30