Note: As soon as we get a slight glitch straightened out, we will post the rest of the week's schedule as well.
Wed. Dec. 2
Founders’ League Jamboree @ Hotchkiss School, 1:30 pm
Vermont Academy @ Proctor, 2:30 pm
Governor's @ St. Paul's, 3:30 pm
Kimball Union @ Williston-Northampton vs., 3:30 pm
Brunswick @ South Kent, 3:30 pm
Milton @ St. Mark's, 3:30 pm
St. Sebastian's @ Rivers, 4:00 pm
Somers H.S. @ Harvey, 4:00 pm
New Hampton @ North Yarmouth, 4:00 pm
Albany Academy @ Berkshire, 4:00 pm
Canterbury @ Millbrook, 4:30 pm
Noble & Greenough @ Pomfret, 4:30 pm
Hoosac @ Tilton, 4:30 pm
Hebron @ Holderness, 4:30 pm
Dexter @ Middlesex, 4:30 pm
Belmont Hill @ Pingree, 4:30 pm
Worcester Academy @ Northfield Mt. Hermon, 5:00 pm
Lawrence @ Andover, 5:30 pm
We are still missing schedules from the following schools: Albany Academy, Belmont Hill, Brooks, Hotchkiss, King-Low, Loomis-Chaffee, Portsmouth Abbey, Roxbury Latin, Rye CD, St. George’s, and Thayer.
Thurs. Dec. 31 Tournament Scoreboard
-- BB&N Tournament (Day 2 of 2):
Dexter Edges BB&N For Title
Roxbury Latin 6, NYA 1 -- Danny O'Regan (2g,2a) and Kyle Kadlick (2g,2a) each had four points for Roxbury Latin. Michael Shepard also had a pair of goals.
Proctor 3, Shady Side 2 (OT) -- Proctor, trailing 2-0 at the half, came back with three unanswered goals, the last being Connor Hayes' overtime game winner. Connor Toomey (1g,2a) figured in all three of his team's goals.
Third Place Game: Vermont Academy 4, Pingree 2 -- game sheet missing
Championship Game: Dexter 1, BB&N 0 -- A shot from the left point by Dexter senior d-man Mike Sullivan deflected off the skate of a BB&N defenseman and past goaltender Andrew Moccia with 1:17 remaining in the first half. That was the only goal of a tight battle -- shots for the entire game were Dexter 19, BB&N 13 -- but it was enough to give the tournament crown to a young, skilled Dexter team. Junior Kevin Green had the shutout, and the Dexter defense did a good job keeping BB&N to the outside. "I was impressed with BB&N," said Dexter head coach Dan Donato. "We hadn't faced that kind of team size and our forwards had to keep battling their big d-men. It was a good test. We'd earlier scrimmaged and beat Belmont Hill and Thayer so to beat another ISL team like BB&N is a great confidence booster."
"It was a fun game to watch and be part of," said BB&N head coach Terrence Butt. "Dexter did a good job. And I thought we played consistently from start to finish. It was a good championship game."
G- Kevin Green, junior, Dexter
D -- Jared Wiedemann, junior, Dexter
D -- James DiBlasi, junior, BB&N
F -- Mike Lopez, senior, Dexter
F -- Jack Bartlett, senior, BB&N
F -- Connor Toomey, senior, Proctor
-- Foxboro Tournament (Day 2 of 2):
Nobles 6, Berkshire 4 -- Matt Harlow (3g,1a) and Kevin Hayes (1g,3a) each had four points for Nobles. Eighth grader Brandon Shea (1g,1a) had two points. Kevin Sullivan (1g,2a) had three points for Berkshire. Nobles was trailing 3-1 midway through the second but came back with four unanswered goals. Gene Lane was in net for Nobles; Mitch Gillam for Berkshire.
St. Sebastian's 6, Williston 3 -- Robbie Donahoe (3g,1a) and Tommy O'Regan (2g,2a) each had four points to lead the Arrows. P.J. McCadden (1g,2a) figured in all three of Williston's goals.
There was no tournament 'winner' as such, but Nobles went 2-0 here, Berkshire and St. Seb's each went 1-1, and Williston went 0-2.
Wed. Dec. 30 Tournament Scoreboard
Nichols-Belmont Hill Tournament (Day 3 of 3):
Belmont Hill Tops South Kent for Title
Semifinal #1: Belmont Hill 9, Nichols 0 -- Brandon McNally (2g,1a), Devin Albert (2g), Jimmy Vesey (3a), Joe McNamara (1g,2a), and John Caldwell (2g) led Belmont Hill.
Semifinal #2: South Kent 4, Kimball Union 3 -- South Kent got goals from four different scorers. For KUA, soph Thomas Flynn (2g,1a) and junior Ryan Cole (1g,1a) led the attack.
Ridley vs. St. Francis -- score missing
Hebron 3, Millbrook 2 -- Hebron was down a goal entering the third period, but Drake Hart tied it up, and Vlad Gavrik followed up with the game winner for the Lumberjacks.
Championship Game: Belmont Hill 6, South Kent 3 -- Mike McNamara (2g,1a), John Caldwell (1g,1a), Devin Albert (1g,1a), Jim Vesey (1g,1a) and Brandon McNally (1g,1a) led the Bel Hill attack. Jack Riley had a pair of goals for South Kent.
-- Foxboro Tournament (Day 1 of 2):
Nobles 4, Williston 2 -- Kevin Hayes (2g,1a) and Matt Harlow (1g,2a) led the Nobles' attack. TJ Powers (1g,1a) and PJ McCadden (1g,1a) each had two points for Williston. Gene Lane picked up the win, stopping 19 shots. Bobby Bowden kicked out 38 of 42 shots for Williston.
Berkshire 8, St. Sebastian's 0 -- Trevor Hills (2g,1a) and Kevin Sullivan (1g,2a) led the Bears' with three points apiece, and Mitch Gillam posted the shutout.
-- BB&N Tournament (Day 1 of 2):
Dexter and BB&N Advance to Title Game
BB&N 5, Roxbury Latin 2 -- Bob Pease and Greg Tang each had a goal and an assist for the Knights.
Pingree 3, Shady Side 2 (OT) Game played at Dexter
Vermont Academy 10, NYA 1 -- William Weimar (1g,3a) and Pier-Andre Marquis (1g,3a) each had four points. JD Vermette and Frederick Farmer each had two goals.
Dexter 5, Proctor 0 -- Patrick Curtis had a pair of goals and Kevin Green picked up the shutout.
Shady Side 7, Roxbury Latin 5 -- The story of this one was Shady Side junior Andrew Black, who had five goals and an assist. Danny O'Regan and Kyle Kadlick each had two goals for Roxbury Latin.
BB&N 7, Pingree 2 -- Jack Bartlett had three goals and an assist.
Proctor 4, NYA 2 -- Keith Buehler had a pair of goals.
Dexter 5, Vermont Academy 2 -- Nick Bligh (1g,2a), Jared Wiedemann (2g), and Patrick Curtis (3a) led the Dexter attack.
Thurs. Dec. 31 Playoff Schedule:
All games at BB&N, Cambridge, Mass.
8:00 am -- Roxbury Latin vs. NYA
10:00 am -- Shady Side vs. Proctor
12:00 pm -- Third Place Game: Pingree vs. Vermont Academy
2:00 pm -- Championship Game: BB&N vs. Dexter
Tues. Dec. 29 Tournament Scoreboard
Nichols-Belmont Hill Tournament (Day 2 of 3; Belmont, Mass.):
South Kent 10, Nichols 2 -- Joe Tebano had a hat trick for South Kent.
Millbrook 4, St. Francis 2 -- Dany Potvin (2g,2a) figured in all four of his team's goals.
Hebron 4, Ridley 2 -- Jamie Tyminski and Nate Dupere each had a goal and an assist for Hebron.
Belmont Hill 1, Kimball Union 1 -- Not much separated these teams today. Phil Boucher scored in the first for KUA. In the second, Belmont Hill's Sean Gustin scored a flukey goal that appeared to deflect off a KUA d-man's skate and then up and off the back of goaltender Martin Ouellette. And that was it for the scoring. Derek Metcalfe was in goal for Belmont Hill.
Nichols 4, St. Francis 1 -- Andrew Poturalski and Andrew Stein each had a goal and an assist for Nichols.
South Kent 4, Millbrook 3 -- Millbrook had a 3-2 lead midway through the third, but South Kent's Joe Tebano tied it up and then Jimmy Gabrione scored the game-winner with 5:13 to go. Tebano (2g), Doug MacLean (1g,1a), and Brad Jones (2a) each had two points for South Kent.
Belmont Hill, by virtue of the second tiebreaker, edges KUA for first place in Blue Div.
1st: Belmont Hill
1st: South Kent
4th: St. Francis
Wednesday's Schedule (all games @ Belmont Hill):
9:00 am -- Semifinal: Bel Hill vs. Nichols
11:00 am -- Semifinal: KUA vs. South Kent
2:00 pm --Ridley vs. St. Francis
4:00 pm -- Hebron vs. Millbrook
6:30 pm -- Championship Game
Delbarton 7, Catholic Memorial 1 --
Delbarton and CM entered the first intermission tied at 1-1. However, Delbarton came out for the second period and put the hammer down, striking for a pair of goals in the first 45 seconds and then just dominating the rest of the way en route to a 7-1 win at BU's Walter Brown Arena. Yale recruit Kenny Agostino notched a hat trick, and Princeton recruit Michael Ambrosia had a pair. Dennis Dering and Peter McMullen also scored for Delbarton. McMullen's goal, which made it 2-1 at the time, was technically the game winner. David Lazaro banged home the rebound of a Troy Starrett shot which gave CM a brief 1-0 first period lead. Delbarton outshot CM, 31-16.
Mon. Dec. 28 Tournament Scoreboard
Nichols-Belmont Hill Tournament (Day 1 of 3; Belmont, Mass.):
Belmont Hill 6, Hebron 2 -- Hebron had a strong first period and went up 2-0 on goals by Shane Hearn and Nate Dupere. In the second and third, however, the Lumberjacks let up and allowed Belmont Hill to come back with six unanswered goals -- by Stephan Brennan, Alex DeBaere, Brandon McNally, Devin Albert, John Caldwell, and Mike McNamara. Goaltenders were Derek Metcalfe for Bel Hill and Colin Taylor for Hebron.
Kimball Union 6, Ridley College 0 -- KUA had no trouble with Ridley, as Martin Oullette posted the shutout, and Rafael Turcotte, Phil Boucher, Thomas Flynn, Josh Clarke, Ryan Cole, and Pete LaFosse each scored one goal.
Nichols 3, Millbrook 0 -- Nichols scored three second period goals, two of them off the stick of junior Matt Benedict, and soph Peter Borgesi picked up the shutout. Jason San Antonio was in net for Millbrook.
South Kent 3, St. Francis 0 -- South Kent got a pair of goals from defenseman Nick Riccio and a single goal from Jack Riley. In net, Rasmus Reijola and Sam Locke shared the shutout for South Kent.
Belmont Hill 10, Ridley 3 -- Mike McNamara had three goals and one assist for Belmont Hill.
Kimball Union 4, Hebron 1 -- Dennis Kravchenko and Ryan Cole each had a goal and an assist to lead KUA. Pat Doherty and Ryan Murray had KUA's other goals. Vlad Gavrik scored Hebron's only goal.
This Week's Schedule
-- Mon. Dec. 28:
Nichols-Belmont Hill Tournament (Day 1 of 3; @ Belmont, Mass.):
9:00 am - Belmont Hill vs. Hebron
11:00 am - Kimball Union vs. Ridley
1:00 pm - Nichols vs. Milllbrook
3:00 pm - South Kent vs. St. Francis
6:00 pm - Ridley vs. Belmont Hill
8:00 pm - Kimball Union vs. Hebron
-- Tues. Dec. 29:
Nichols-Belmont Hill Tournament (Day 2 of 3; @ Belmont, Mass.):
9:00 am - South Kent vs. Nichols
11:00 am - Millbrook vs. St. Francis
1:00 pm - Ridley vs. Hebron
3:00 pm - Belmont Hill vs. Kimball Union
6:00 pm - Nichols vs. St. Francis
8:00 pm - Millbrook vs. South Kent
Delbarton @ Catholic Memorial, 1:00 pm (@ BU's Walter Brown Arena)
Malden Catholic @ Wakefield, 4:00 pm
-- Wed. Dec. 30:
Nichols-Belmont Hill Tournament (Day 3 of 3; @ Belmont, Mass.):
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 -- 7th Place Game: 4th place teams
4:00 pm -- 5th Place Game: 3rd place teams
6:30 pm - Championship
Foxboro Tournament (Day 1 of 2; @ Foxboro Sports Center):
1:00 pm - Nobles vs. Williston-Northampton
3:30 pm - St. Sebastian's vs. Berkshire
11th Annual BB&N Holiday Showcase (Day 1 of 2; @ Cambridge, Mass.):
1st Round --
9:00 am - Game #1 - BB&N vs. Roxbury Latin
9:00 am - Game #2 - Pingree vs. Shady Side (@ Dexter School)
11:00 am - Game #3 - Vermont vs. NYA
11:00 am - Game #4 - Dexter vs. Proctor (@ Dexter School)
2nd Round --
1:30 pm - Game #5 - Loser #1 vs. Loser #2
3:30 pm - Game #6 - Semi-finals - Winner #1 vs. Winner #2
5:30 pm - Game #7 -Loser #3 vs. Loser #4
7:30 pm - Game #8 -- Semi-finals - Winner #3 vs. Winner #4
Catholic Memorial @ Bishop Hendricken, 12:00 pm
Malden Catholic @ TBA, 12:00 pm
BC High @ Framingham High, 6:45 pm
-- Thurs. Dec. 31:
11th Annual BB&N Holiday Showcase (Day 2 of 2; @ Cambridge, Mass.):
8:00 am - Game #9 - Loser #5 vs. Loser #7
10:00 am - Game #10 - Winner #5 vs. Winner #7
12:00 pm - 3rd Place Game - Loser #6 vs. Loser #8
2:00 pm - Championship Game - Winner #6 vs. Winner #8
Foxboro Tournament (Day 1 of 2; @ Foxboro Sports Center):
1:00 pm - Berkshire vs. Nobles
3:30 pm -- Williston-Northampton vs. St. Sebastian's
-- Fri. Jan. 1, 2010:
E.G. Watkins/Cushing Tournament (Day 1 of 3; @ Ashburnham, Mass.):
9:00 am -- Lawrence vs. NMH
11:10 am -- Cushing vs. Pomfret
1:20 pm -- Canterbury vs. Gunnery
3:30 pm -- Culver vs. Northwood
5:40 pm -- NMH vs. Pomfret
7:50 pm -- Cushing vs. Lawrence
-- Sat. Jan. 2, 2010:
E.G. Watkins/Cushing Tournament (Day 2 of 3; @ Ashburnham, Mass.):
9:00 am -- Culver vs. Canterbury
11:10 am -- Gunnery vs. Northwood
1:20 pm -- Pomfret vs. Lawrence
3:30 pm -- Cushing vs. NMH
5:40 pm -- Northwood vs. Canterbury
7:50 pm -- Gunnery vs. Culver
Tabor New Year's Tournament (Day 1 of 2; @ Marion, Mass.):
9:00 am -- Milton vs. Governor's
11:00 am -- St. Sebastian's vs. Tilton
1:00 pm -- Tabor vs. Hill
3:30 pm -- Tilton vs. Milton
5:30 pm -- Hill vs. Governor's
7:30 pm -- Tabor vs. St. Sebastian's
Kents Hill New Year's Tournament (Day 1 of 3; @ Kents Hill, Maine):
12:00 pm -- Kents Hill vs. Shady Side
2:10 pm -- NYA vs. Brooks
4:20 pm -- Hoosac vs. Rothesay
6:30 pm -- Stanstead vs. OHA
St John's Prep @ Catholic Memorial, 2:00 pm
Rivers @ Albany Academy, 3:00 pm
-- Sun. Jan. 3, 2010:
E.G. Watkins/Cushing Tournament (Day 3 of 3; @ Ashburnham, Mass.):
9:00 am -- Fisher 4 vs. Iorio 4
11:10 am -- Fisher 3 vs. Iorio 3
1:20 pm -- Fisher 2 vs. Iorio 2
3:30 pm -- Fisher 1 vs. Iorio 1
Tabor New Year's Tournament (Day 1 of 2; @ Marion, Mass.):
10:00 am -- Game 1
12:00 pm -- Game 2
2:00 pm -- Championship Game
Kents Hill New Year's Tournament (Day 2 of 3; @ Kents Hill, Maine):
8:00 am -- Stanstead vs. Kents Hill
9:45 am -- Shady Side vs. OHA
11:30 am -- Hoosac vs. NYA
1:15 pm - Brooks vs. Rothesay
3:00 pm -- OHA vs. Kents Hill
4:45 pm -- Shady Side vs. Stanstead
6:30 pm -- Rothesay vs. NYA
8:15 pm -- Brooks vs. Hoosac
Rivers @ Albany Academy, 9:30 am
-- Mon. Jan. 4, 2010:
Kents Hill New Year's Tournament (Day 3 of 3; @ Kents Hill, Maine):
8:00 am - Shady Side vs. Rothesay
10:10 am - Hoosac vs. OHA
2:40 pm - Brooks vs. Stanstead
4:50 pm - NYA vs. Kents Hill
CBA @ Middletown South, 3:45 pm
Boston Jr. Bulldogs @ Hebron, 7:00 pm
-- Tues. Jan. 5, 2010:
Catholic Memorial @ Malden Catholic, 6:00 pm
St John's Prep @ BC High, 7:00 pm
Belmont Hill vs. St. Sebastian's, 8:00 pm (@ Fenway Park)
Kent Tops USHR Prep Poll
By beating Gunnery in the finale of the Avon Tournament, the Kent School remains undefeated and takes over the top spot in this week's USHR Prep Poll.
USHR Prep Poll: Dec. 22, 2009
Taft vs. Avon: Breakfast at Fenway
The press box is closed, so we're outside. Fingers are frozen already, so please forgive typos. Our vantage point is the EMC Club over home plate -- but outdoors, not inside. It's pretty far from the ice -- the farthest from the ice this typist has been for any game since the Michigan-Michigan State outdoor game in East Lansing a few years back.
There is a small knot of people in the third base grandstand: everyone else is up in the luxury box area. Getting onto the field is about as easy as getting into a White House state dinner. We won't even try.
It's 9:15 and, after a lot of picture taking, it looks like we're ready to go.
Bo Redpath is in goal for Taft; Josh Dionne for Avon.
K.J. Tiefenwerth scores right off the bat for Avon,, tapping home a Pat MacGregor pass from in tight. They are not announcing goals and there's no game clock -- just a running time clock.
Taft just got it back on a rebound goal by, we believe, Derek Collins. It's 1-1 now, about seven minutes in.
They are playing (mostly bad) non-stop rock music all the time, not just during breaks in play. Strange, and irritating. Hansel's Messiah might be more appropriate to the season... if they insist on playing anything, that is.
John Jackson is in net for Avon now. Corbin McGuire almost immediately scores on a breakaway. 2-1 Taft.
Taft goes up 3-1 on a Kevin Spotts goal off a nice pass from Sean McGovern.
Avon makes it 3-2. Looked like the puck deflected in off the skate of a Taft d-man. Either Mimms or DeBello may get credit, though, to be honest, we're not sure if anyone is keeping stats here.
Aidan Cavallini just streaked down the right side, cut in front, got Jackson to go down, and buried it to make it 4-2 Taft.
The period is over and the ice is being now cleaned by a dozen men pushing snow shovels.Pretty cool.
By the way, no penalties have been called, and we kind of doubt one will be.
Henri Pitkanen in net for Taft. Josh Hathaway in net for Avon.
Wind has picked up significantly, blowing left to right.
First penalty of game called -- to Taft's Thad Reycraft, for tripping. Avon's ensuing PP was unsuccessful.
Cam Hatch scores for Avon, cutting Taft's lead to 4-3.
Sean McGovern follows with a great goal, coming down the right side, deking the d-man, and burying his shot. 5-3, Taft.
Taft makes it 6-3 when d-man Thomas Freyre fires one home from the top of the right faceoff circle.
Matt Tetro builds Taft's lead to 7-3 on a wraparound goal.
A rebound goal by Avon's Michael Debello cuts it to 7-4 Taft.
Taft's McGuire scores his second of the game -- 8-4 Taft.
Avon's Tiefenwerth scores his second, tapping home the rebound of a Connor Doyle shot to cut Avon's lead to 8-5.
McGuire -- our #1 star of the game -- scores his third goal of the game with about five minutes of running time left to make it 9-5 Taft.
And that's it. These fingers are frozen solid. It was worth every second. It's great being in Fenway Park --- any time of the year.
Final score: Taft 9, Avon 5.
(The game, an exhibition, does not count in NEPSIHA standings.)
Taft's retro unis, which head coach Danny Murphy adapted from a 1910 photograph he found in the school archives, looked great and will be raffled off to benefit the Cam Neely Foundation. Check the Taft web site's alumni page for more information. .
There were no faceoff circles, red line, or goal lines. Just faceoff dots, blue lines, and goal creases. We have a feeling that will change by Jan. 1.
As for the non-stop music, they did at least play "All Along the Watchtower" (Jimi Hendrix's version). And the Who's "Baba O'Reilly" certainly had appropriate lyrics.
Sun. Dec. 20 Tournament Scoreboard
-- Flood-Marr Tournament (Day 3 of 3).
Salisbury Tops Andover; Antoni Named MVP
Today's games were at Milton Academy.
7th Place Game -- Hotchkiss 2, Deerfield 1 (OT) -- Senior Ken Matheson scored at 3:40 of OT to give the Bearcats the win.
5th Place Game - Nobles 6, KUA 0 -- Kevin Hayes (2g,1a), Andrew Doane (1g,1a), PJ Falvey (1g,1a), and Ben Wiggins (1g,1a) led the Nobles offense.
3rd Place Game -- Westminster 2, Milton 1 -- Peter Michailidis and Brian McQuillan scored for Westy. CJ Ganss put Milton on the board right at the final buzzer. Dan Bowen was in goal for Milton, and Patrick Spano for Westminster.
1st Place Game - Salisbury 5, Andover 2 -- Salisbury broke open a 2-2 game with three in the third period to win the 45th Annual Flood-Marr Tournament, their third title, and first since back-to-back wins in '04-05. For two periods, Andover did a good job hanging with Salisbury. Indeed, an Eddie Ellis rebound goal with 1:01 left in the second lifted Andover to a 2-2 tie headed into the second intermission. In the third, though, Salisbury's superior depth proved too much for a tiring Andover squad. A couple minutes in, Kyle Hughes converted a nice pass from Kevin Morris. Then Mike McCann finished off a 3-on-2 rush with Connor Cunningham and Kyle Hughes. McCann added another late in the third. Gabe Antoni kicked out 20 of 22 shots for the win. Eric Yoon, whose goaltending was key to Andover reaching the final, stopped 19 of 24.
"The key," said Salisbury head coach Andrew Will, "was sticking with it and being relentless. I figured if we could use our speed up front, and stay disciplined, we had a good chance. McCann was a great catalyst, and Antoni made the saves. It was a great team effort."
Andover head coach Dean Boylan said, "We were there for two periods, but Salisbury is a very good team, and had the better of the third period. We made a couple of mistakes and they took advantage."
All Tournament Team:
As named by the participating coaches.
MVP - Gabe Antoni, junior G, Salisbury
Salisbury - Antoni
Salisbury - Mike McCann, senior F
Salisbury -- Brandon Russo, senior D
Andover - Garnet Hathaway, senior F
Andover - Brian Safstrom, senior F
Andover -- Eric Yoon, junior G
Westminster - Dan Hnatko, senior F
Westminster - Patrick Spano, sophomore G
Milton -- Sean Dougherty, junior G
Milton - Woody Hudson, junior F
Nobles - Jared Lackey, senior F
Hotchkiss - Phil Saviuk, junior D
KUA - Dennis Kravchenko, sophomore F
Deerfield -- Nick Wetzel, senior F
-- Lawrenceville Tournament (Day 2 of 2):
Choate are Champs
NMH 12, Lawrenceville 4 -- NMH won, without a goalie. We're not kidding.
Nichols 4, UCC 3 (OT)
3rd Place Game: Taft 3, Belmont Hill 0
Championship Game: Choate 4, Canterbury 1 -- Nick BonDurant kicked out 22 of 23 shots to lead the Wild Boars to the championship. Adam Patel scored a pair of goals for Choate; and Ryan Heavey (1g,1a), Dan Schuler (2a), Kyle Criscuolo (2a), and Alex Hagen (2a) each had two points as well.
-- Exeter Invitational (Day 4 of 4; just one game today):
Exeter 9, South Kent 4 -- Eric Neiley (4g,3a) and Josh Richards (2g,5a) each had seven points for Exeter.
-- Governor's Academy Showcase (Day 3 of 3):
Northwood 5, Wyoming Seminary 1 --- Northwood got goals from five different scorers.
Stanstead 3, Tilton 2 -- Samuel Labrecque's second goal of the game -- wtih six minutes to go -- lifted Stanstead to a 3-2 win over Tilton.
Governor's vs. Berwick - cancelled, snow
-- St. Sebastian's Christmas Tournament (Day 3 of 3):
St. Seb's Edges Boston Advantage for Title
Albany Academy vs. Rivers - cancelled, snow.
Winchendon vs. Thayer -- cancelled, snow.
3rd Place Game - Williston 4, St. Andrew's 2 -- PJ McCadden (2g) and TJ Powers (1g,1a) led the offense, and Bobby Bowden stopped 19 of 21 to lead Williston.
Championship Game - St. Sebastian's 2, Boston Advantage 1 -- Desmond Bergin had a goal and an assist to lead the Arrows. Joe Prescott also had a goal. Brian Harris scored for Boston Advantage. Don McGuirl picked up the win in the St. Seb's net.
-- Brooks-Pingree Tournament (Day 3 of 3):
Dexter Takes Home the Hardware
10:00 am - TBD
10:00 am - TBD
3rd Place Game - Kents Hill 3, Brooks 1 -- Kents Hill got goals from three different scorers. Alex Bolduc picked up the win in the Kents Hill net.
Championship Game - Dexter 4, Northwood Midgets 1 -- Dexter got goals from four different scorers. Kevin Green kicked out 20 of 21 shots for the win.
Sat. 12/19/09 -- For the second consecutive year, a snowstorm is visiting New England during Xmas Tournament weekend. The storm is scheduled to reach Connecticut Saturday afternoon, and move up to the Boston area in the early evening. It could dump up to 8" 10' inches of snow, with wind gusts creating white-out conditions. It's expected the heaviest snow will fall overnight, with the storm then moving out to sea mid-to-late Sunday morning. If there are any cancellations of games please email us at email@example.com as soon as possible. Thanks.
Sat. 12/19/09 -- Sunday 12/20 update: Most games are on for Sunday, with the exceptions are noted below. In addition, today's Junior Bruins @ NH Jr. Monarchs EJHL tilt has been cancelled, the games at St. Seb's have been pushed back to 2:00 and 4:00 pm, and the Berwick-Governor's game has been scratched.
Sat. Dec. 19 Tournament Scoreboard
-- Avon Old Farms Christmas Classic (Day 3 of 3):
Kent Takes Title; Noel Acciari named MVP.
7th place -- T-P 4, Loomis 3 -- Travis Ritter's second goal of the game lifted T-P to the win.
5th place -- St. Paul's 5, Avon 2 -- Josh Dickman had a pair of goals, and Derick Roy kicked out 38 of 40 shots to lead St. Paul's.
3rd place -- Berkshire 4, Tabor 2 -- Berkshire got goals from four different scorers. Mitch Gillam stopped 25 of 27 for the win.
Championship -- Kent 3, Gunnery 1 -- Noel Acciari led the way with a pair of goals, and Marco De Filippo kicked out 24 of 25 shots.
-- Flood-Marr Tournament (Day 2 of 3).
Today's games were at Nobles.
Andover and Salisbury to faceoff for title Sunday at 2:00 pm (@ Milton)
Nobles 6, Hotchkiss 4 -- Andrew Doane (2g), Matt Harlow (2g), and Kevin Hayes (1g,2a) led the way for Nobles. Petr Placek scored a pair for Hotchkiss.
Andover 2, Westminster 1-- A third period goal by Anthony Baldassari lifted Andover to the 2-1 win.
Kimball Union 5, Deerfield 1 -- Four goals for Ryan Cole. Martin Ouellette kicked out 21 of 22 shots.
Salisbury 2, Milton 2 -- Milton went up 2-0 on Aaron Deutsch and Dan Merenich goals, but Salisbury clawed their way back into a tie, with Max Edson scoring midway through the third, and then Brandon Russo scoring a big goal in the final minutes to give Salisbury the tie and a slot into Sunday's title game.
Westminster 3, Nobles 1 -- Freshman David Hallisey had a toal and an assist.
Hotchkiss 5, Andover 2 -- Senior Matt Coleman led the Bearcats attack with two goals and an assist.
Sunday's Schedule -- games are on, snow be damned.
At Milton Academy
8:00 am -- 7th place game -- Hotchkiss vs. Deerfield
10:00 am -- 5th place game -- Nobles vs. KUA
12:00 pm -- 3rd place game -- Westminster vs. Milton
2:00 pm -- Championship -- Andover vs. Salisbury
1. Andover - WWL
2. Westminster - WLW
3. Nobles - LWL
4. Hotchkiss - LLW
1. Salisbury - WWT
2. Milton - TWT
3. KUA - TLW
4. Deerfield - LLL
-- St. Sebastian's Tournament (Day 2 of 3):
St. Seb's and Boston Advantage advance to title game.
Winchendon 5, Albany Academy 3 -- Ross White had a pair of goals for Winchendon.
Thayer 2, Rivers 0 -- Scott Mathieu and Jimmy Shea scored the goals and Pat Finn posted the shutout.
Winner's bracket: St. Seb's 2, St. Andrew's 2 (St. Seb's wins shootout) -- St. Seb's, on Mike Green and Brendan Burke goals, came back from a 2-0 deficit. Joe Prescott and Ryan Coffey scored in the shootout.
Winner's bracket: Boston Advantage 8, Williston 4 -- Nick Indelicato notched a hat trick.
The first two games have been cancelled. The next two weree scheduled for 1:00 pm and 3:00 pm, but have been pushed back an hour until 2:00 and 4:00 pm.
Albany Academy vs. Rivers -- cancelled
Winchendon vs. Thayer -- cancelled
2:00 pm -- 3rd place -- St. Andrew's vs. Williston
4:00 pm -- Championship -- St. Sebastian's vs. Boston Advantage
-- Lawrenceville Tournament (Day 1 of 2):
It's a Choate-Canterbury Final (2:30 pm Sunday).
Game 1: Choate 7, Nichols 0 -- Dan Schuler (1g,2a) and Kyle Criscuolo (2g) led the Wild Boars.
Game 2: Belmont Hill 5, NMH 2 (@ Princeton) -- Mike McNamara had a hat trick.
Game 3: Canterbury 5, Lawrenceville 3 -- Steven Servideo (1g,3a) and Niall Cahill (2g) led the Saints attack.
Game 4: Taft 3, UCC 2 (@ Princeton) -- Taft battled back from a 2-0 deficit.
Game 5: Losers 1/2 -- Nichols 14, NMH 8 -- NMH played without a goalie -- for real.
Game 6: Losers 3/4 -- UCC 4, Lawrenceville 3 -- Morrison scored in OT for UCC.
Game 7: Winners 1/2: Choate 2, Belmont Hill 2 (Choate wins shootout)
Game 8: Winners 3/4: Canterbury 2, Taft 1 -- game sheet missing
8:00 am -- NMH vs. L'ville
10:00 am -- Nichols vs. UCC
12:00 pm -- Belmont Hill vs. Taft
2:30 pm -- Championship Game -- Choate vs. Canterbury
-- Lawrence/Groton Tournament (Day 3 of 3):
Pomfret Edges Groton; Takes Title. Archambault Named MVP.
Game C -- Hill 7, Proctor 0 -- Junior Marcello DeAngelis (2g,1a) and senior Max Novak (2g,1a) led the way for the Hill.
Game B -- Lawrence 3, Culver 2 -- Scott Shiner scored a pair for Lawrence.
Game A -- Cushing 8, NYA 1 -- Mike Conderman (3g,2a) had a five-point night.
Championship Game -- Pomfret 3, Groton 2 -- Pomfret scored three goals in the second period -- by Garrett White, Danny Palumbo, and Will Archambault -- and made them stand up.
-- Brooks-Pingree Tournament (Day 2 of 3):
Brooks 5, Kingswood-Oxford 2
Rye CD 5, Pingree 4
Northwood Midgets 3, Portsmouth Abbey 2
Dexter 5, Kents Hill 1
Kingswood-Oxford vs. Northwood Midgets -- cancelled
Dexter 15, Rye CD 0
Brooks 5, Portsmouth Abbey 3
Pingree vs. Kents Hill -- score missing
10:00 am -- 3rd place game -- Kents Hill vs. Brooks (@ Brooks)
12:00 pm -- Championship Game -- Dexter vs. Northwood Midgets (@ Brooks)
There will also be consolation games at Pingree
-- Exeter Invitational (Day 3 of 4):
Hebron 7, Stanstead 5 -- Cam Moniz and Joey Collins each had a pair of goals for Hebron.
Berwick 6, South Kent 4 -- Kyle Lajeunesse (2g,1a) and Nick Michaud (2g,1a) led Brewick's attack.
Exeter 6, New Hampton 3 -- Josh Richards notched a hat trick for Exeter.
Hebron 9, Wyoming Seminary 1 -- Nate Dupere (2g,2a) had four points for Hebron.
-- Governor's Academy Showcase (Day 2 of 3):
Northwood 3, Governor's 2 -- Zach Popp scored a pair for Northwood and Raphael Girard stopped 19 of 21 shots for the win.
Tilton 6, Millbrook 1
Northwood 2, Millbrook 2
Tilton 3, Governor's 2 --A Corey Hale third period goal lifted Tilton to a 3-2 win.
-- St. George's Tournament (Day 2 of 2):
BB&N Wins Championship. Alex Quinn named MVP.
BB&N 5, Brunswick 4 (OT)
Brewster 6, St. George's 4
-- Barber Tournament (Day 2 of 2):
Junior Bruins Empire Team Champs in OT
Game 5: Loser 1/3 (@ Middlesex) Middlesex 9, Kiski 1
Game 6: Loser 2/4 (@ St. Mark's) St. Mark's 10, Harvey 0
Game 7: Winners 1/3 (@ Middlesex) Portledge 6, Worcester 2
Game 8: Winners 2/4 (@ St. Mark's) Junior Bruins 8, Vermont 4
Game 9: Losers 5/6 (@ St. Mark's) Harvey 5, Kiski 1
Consolation Game -- Winners 5/6 (@ Middlesex) Middlesex 5, St. mark's 1
Game 11: Losers 7/8 (@ St. Mark's) Vermont Academy 6, Worcester 4
Championship Game -- Winners 7/8 (@ Middlesex) Junior Bruins 7, Portledge 6 (OT) -- Franke Vatrano scored in OT, a one-timer on the power play.
Fri. Dec. 18 Tournament Scoreboard
-- Avon Old Farms Christmas Classic (Day 2 of 3):
Both Gunnery and Kent finished 3-0 and will meet in Saturday's title game (3:30 pm).Gunnery won the Avon Xmas Classic last year, and Kent won it the year before.
Gunnery 5, Berkshire 3 (@ Trinity College Rink) -- Joey Fiori, Derek Army, Ricky Hahn, and Erik Nilsson scored for Gunnery. Hahn added an empty-netter.
St. Paul's 3, Trinity-Pawling 2 -- Sam Courcelles had a goal and an assist; Derick Roy stopped 24 of 26 shots for the win. T-P's Zach Kizitaff kicked out 36 of 39 shots in a losing effort.
Tabor 7, Loomis-Chaffee 1 (@ Trinity College Rink) -- Junior Tim Coffey (2g,1a) and soph Kevin Salvucci (1g,2a) each had three points for the Seawolves.
Kent 3, Avon 1 -- Defenseman Frank Misuraca scored a pair of goals; Marco De Filippo stopped 37 of 38 shots.
Berkshire 4, Trinity-Pawling 2 -- Jake Goldberg and Kevin Sullivan each had two goals for Berskhire, who outshot T-P 53-21. T-P senior goaltender Kieran Grogan stopped 49 shots in a losing effort.
Gunnery 2, St. Paul's 1 -- Gunnery got goals from Derek Army and Matt Milana. Gunnery's Alex Vazzano stopped 23 of 24 shots for the win; SPS goalie Derick Roy stopped 42 of 44 in a losing effort.
Kent 5, Loomis-Chaffee 2 -- Kent got goals from five different scorers. Chris Lembo had both Loomis goals. Matt Madrazo kicked out 19 of 21 for the win; Steve Michalek stopped 38 of 43 for Loomis.
Tabor 6, Avon 1 -- Tabor got goals from six different scorers.
St. Paul's (1-2)
8:30 am -- 7th place Game -- T-P vs. Loomis
10:30 am -- 5th Place Game -- St. Paul's vs. Avon
1:30 pm -- 3rd Place Game -- Berkshire vs. Tabor
3:30 pm -- Championship Game -- Gunnery vs. Kent
-- Flood-Marr Tournament (Day 1 of 3; @ Milton Academy).
Kimball Union 2, Milton 2 -- Milton took a 2-0 lead on goals by Jonathon Mleczko and Sean Okita, but KUA came back with goals from Gabriel Veilleux and Dennis Kravchenko. Sean Dougherty was in goal for Milton; Martin Ouellette for KUA.
Salisbury 2, Deerfield 1-- Salisbury got first period goals from Mike McCann and Max Edson. Deerfield's Erik Bertin scored a 5x3 goal 28 early in the second. Gabe Antoni was in net for Salisbury; Connor Riley for the Big Green.
Andover 2, Nobles 0 -- Andover got a pair of goals from captain Brian Safstrom, the second an empty netter. Will Gray assisted on both goals. Andover junior goaltender Eric Yoon came up big with a 36-save shutout. Gene Lane kicked out 9 of 10 shots for Nobles.
Westminster 1, Hotchkiss 0 -- Westminster defenseman Jake Bolton scored the game's only goal, a power play tally with 16 seconds left in the second period. Both goalies -- Patrick Spano of Westy, and Jay Williams of Hotchkiss -- were very good.
Milton 2, Deerfield 1 -- Junior Woody Hudson scored the game-winner for Milton at 10:42 of the third period.Dan Doherty scored a first period goal for Milton, and Steven Victor scored a second period goal for Deerfield. Dougherty was in net for the Mustangs; Riley for Deerfield.
Salisbury 2, Kimball Union 1-- Jon-Paul Durso scored a second-period goal to beak the 1-1 tie. In the first period, Gunnar Hughes scored for Salisbury, and Gabriel Veilleux answered for KUA.
-- St. Sebastian's Tournament (Day 1 of 3):
Game 1: St. Andrew's College 4, Winchendon 0 -- Casey Cook (2g), Justin Rasmussen (1g,1a), Mark Belvedere (1g,1a), and Shayne Morrissey (2a) each had two points for SAC.
Game 2: St. Sebastian's 3, Albany Academy 0 -- Brendan Burke, Gerard McEleney, and Peter Burke scored for St. Seb's. Robbie Donahoe and Tommy Kelly each had a pair of assists.
Game 3: Williston-Northampton 5, Thayer 4 -- Willston got goals from five different scorers. Jay Matthews had a pair for Thayer.
Game 4: Boston Advantage 4, Rivers 2 -- Boston Advantage received goals from four different scorers.
Saturday's Schedule at St. Sebastian's:
Game 5: 11:00 am -- Winchendon vs. Albany Academy
Game 6: 1:00 pm -- Thayer vs. Rivers
Game 7: 3:00 pm -- St. Andrew's vs. St. Sebastian's
Game 8: 5:00 pm -- Williston vs. Boston Advantage
-- Exeter Invitational (Day 2 of 4):
Stanstead 9, New Hampton 5 --Matthew Robertson (1g,3a), Ryan Bedard (3g), and Marc-Olivier Sauriol (1g,2a) led the Stanstead attack. Troy Thibodeau had a pair of goalsfor New Hampton.
Hebron 7, South Kent 1 -- Colin Taylor kicked out 44 of 45 shots for the win in the Hebron net. Nate Dupere (2g,2a), Andrew Bettencourt (3a), and Shane Hearn (2g) led the Hebron attack. Hebron outshot South Kent 58-45. A lot of penalties in this game -- 28, to be precise. Sean Thomas and Brad Jones both received game DQs for South Kent.
Exeter 6, Holderness 1 -- Eric Neiley had a hat trick for Exeter.
EJHL: Green Mountain Glades 5, Valley Warriors 1 -- game sheet unavailable.
EJHL: NH Jr. Monarchs 4, Junior Bruins 3 -- game sheet unavailable.
-- St. George's Christmas Tournament (Day 1 of 2):
St. George's 7, BB&N 6 -- St. George's senior Matt Martyak scored the game winner with 3:19 left. Mike Violette (3g,2a) had a huge game for the Dragons. Eric Danilchuk (2g,2a) was BB&N's big gun.
Brewster 4, Brunswick 1 -- Ridge Garbutt had two goals and an assist to lead Brewster.
BB&N 5, Brewster 4 (OT) -- A goal by Sean McCollum at 3:24 of OT lifted BB&N to a 5-4 win over Brewster. Eric Danilchuk (1g,2a) and Aidan Hartigan (1g,2a) also had big games for BB&N. Ridge Garbutt had a hat trick for Brewster.
Brunswick 4, St. George's 1 -- Bo Stafford had a pair of goals and Gryphon Richardson kicked out 26 of 27 shots.
-- Brooks/Pingree Holiday Tournament (Day 1 of 3):
Portsmouth Abbey 4, Kingswood-Oxford 3 (OT) (@ Brooks)
Dexter 7, Pingree 1 (@ Pingree) -- Cam Darcy and Barrett O'Neill each had a pair of goals for Dexter. Kevin Green kicked out 17 shots for the win.
Northwood Midgets 6, Brooks 5 (@ Brooks) -- Brady Sipe scored with 7:08 left to lift the Northwood Midget team to a 6-5 win. Northwood got goals from five different scorers. Brendan McDonough (3g,1a), Nick Galanos (4a), and Nick Potter (2g) were big producers for Brooks.
6:15 pm - Kents Hill vs. Rye CD (@ Pingree) -- score unavailable
-- Governor's Academy Showcase (Day 1 of 3):
Governor's 8, Millbrook 1 - Governor's senior Jake Picking led the offense with five points (4g,1a). Luke Montoni stopped 28 of 29 shots for the win.
Northwood 2, Tilton 1 -- Andrew Fenwick scored the game winner at 14:56 of the second period when Andrew Fenwick converted a TJ Herman pass. Chris Powers scored Northwood's other goal. Eddie Dix scored for Tilton. Raphael Girard was in net for Northwood; William Flachsbinder for Tilton.
-- Lawrence/Groton Tournament (Day 2 of 3):
Proctor Academy 4, Culver Academy 3 (Proctor wins shootout) -- at Groton -- Nik Tasiopoulos was the hero in this one, having a hand in all goals as Proctor came back from a 3-1 third period deficit.
Cushing Academy 8, Hill School 2 -- at Groton -- Cushing got goals from eight different scorers in this one. Mike Reed stopped 25 of 27 shots for the win in the Cushing net. Max Novak scored both of Hill's goals.
Lawrence Academy 11, North Yarmouth Academy 0 -- at LA -- Conor Helfrich had a hat trick to pace Lawrence.
Pomfret 3, Groton 3 (Groton wins shootout) -- at Groton -- A Garrett Sunda goal at 9:47 of the third lifted Groton to a 3-3 tie with Pomfret. Groton won the ensuing shootout.
Hill 5, Culver 5 (Culver wins shootout) -- at Groton -- Marcello DeAngelis had a hat trick and added an assist for the Hill. Max Terhar had a pair of goals for Culver.
Groton 6, North Yarmouth Academy 2 -- at Groton -- Groton got goals from six different scorers.
Pomfret 7, Proctor 3 -- at LA -- Sophomore Garrett White had a hat trick for Pomfret. Junior Connor Quinn added two goals and an assist, and senior Will Archambault had four assists.
Cushing Academy 4, Lawrence Academy 3 -- at LA -- Lawrence sophomore Devin Tringale scored a ppg 36 into the third period to give his team a 3-2 lead. That's when Mike Conderman got to work, tipping home a Corey Scammon point shot to make it 3-3, and then firing home the game winner with 7:28 remaining. Conderman also had an assist in the game. Cushing outshot LA, 30-15. Marcus Calvanico got the win in the Cushing net. Jordan Nathan was in net for Lawrence.
Pomfret and Groton will face off in Saturday's championship game.
Sat. 12/19 Schedule:
10:00 am -- Proctor vs. Hill (@ Groton)
10:15 am -- NYA vs. Cushing (@ Groton)
10:00 am -- Culver vs. Lawrence (@ LA)
12:00 pm -- Championship Game -- Pomfret vs. Groton (@ Groton)
-- Barber Tournament (Day 1 of 2):
Game 1: Portledge School 6, Middlesex 1 (@ Middlesex)
Game 2: Junior Bruins (Empire) 6, St. Mark's 3 (@ St. Mark's)
Game 3: Worcester Academy 7, Kiski School 0 (@ Middlesex)
7:00 pm - Game 4: Harvey School vs. Vermont Academy (@ St. Mark's) -- score missing
Monday's Fenway Game
The Red Sox are considering Monday's 9:00 am exhibition game at Fenway between Avon and Taft as a 'private event,' meaning that they are not going through the full permitting process. This means that a maximum of 1,000 fans are allowed into the park (which holds 37,000). Each school has an allotment of 500, all of which have been spoken for. Fans showing up on Monday morning hoping to just walk in and catch the game will likely be disappointed.
Thurs. Dec. 17 Tournament Scoreboard
-- Avon Old Farms Christmas Classic (Day 1 of 3):
Avon Old Farms 5, Loomis-Chaffee 2 -- Quinn Smith (3g,1a), Greg Gozzo (1g,3a), and KJ Tiefenwerth (4a) each had four points for the tournament hosts. Chis Lembo had a pair of goals for Loomis. The score could have been much higher, but 6'2" junior goaltender Steve Michalek kept things respectable for Loomis, kicking out 42 of 47 shots.
Gunnery 5, Trinity-Pawling 4 (OT) -- T-P broke out to a 3-0 lead within the first ten minutes, Gunnery came back with four of their own before T-P junior Paul Falanaga scored his second goal of the game to tie it up at 4-4 and force overtime, where Erik Nilsson scored the winning goal, tipping home a shot from the point by Nick Luuko at the 3:48 mark. Ricky Hahn had a pair of goals for Gunnery. T-P never quit, even after losing their big lead, and could have won this one.
Kent 4, Tabor 1 -- Matt Madrazo had 23 saves to lead Kent to a 4-1 win over Tabor. Kent got goals from four different goal scorers.
Berkshire 4, St. Paul's 0 -- Mitch Gillam posted a 27-save shutout for Berkshire. Trevor Mingoia (2g,1a), Kyle Lockwood (1g,2a), and Kevin Sullivan (3a) each had three points for the Bears.
-- Exeter Invitational Tournament (Day 1 of 4):
South Kent 6, Holderness 2 -- South Kent got goals from six different scorers. Junior Rasmus Reijola picked up the win in the Cardinal net.
-- Lawrence/Groton Tournament (Day 1 of 3):
Culver 6, Cushing 3 -- Tieg Alward had a pair of goals and defenseman Connor Kucera had three assists for Culver. Jacob Lubben kicked out 27 of 30 for the win.
Junior Bruins (EJHL) 4, NE Huskies (EJHL) 2
Groton 4, Proctor 3 -- A Mike Doherty goal with eight seconds remaining in regulation lifted host Groton to a 3-2 win over Proctor.
Pomfret 5, Lawrence 4 -- A Connor Quinn goal with 2:39 remaining in regulation gave Pomfret a 5-4 win over host Lawrence.
Hill 6, North Yarmouth Academy 3
An Important Note
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Portsmouth Abbey Coach Bound for Afghanistan
Second-year Portsmouth Abbey head coach Kevin Morrissey will be coaching his last games of the season when his team competes in the Brooks-Pingree Tournament this weekend.
In early January, Morrissey, a Norwich grad who is in the Army Reserves, will be deployed to Afghanistan. If you see him this weekend, please wish him well.
His players have begun wearing US Army stickers on their helmets and will be participating in a program that sends care packages to our troops in Afghanistan.
Derek Gittus, who was head coach of the program for 11 years before stepping down when his wife gave birth to their third child last year, has been assisting Morrissey, and will take over for him in January.
-- Gunnery, playing at home, came back from a 3-1 third period deficit to tie Taft. The game-tying goal, off the stick of junior Terrence Wallin, came with 22 seconds on the clock and Gunnery skating 5x3 after pulling goaltender Alex Vazzano while on a power play. Gunnery outshot Taft, 38-23.
-- Sophomore Ben Foster (2g,1a) led Choate to a 6-3 win at Loomis.
-- Senior Michael Ambrosia, a Princeton recruit, had four points (2g,2a) and senior Mike Pirovano had three points (1g,2a) in Delbarton's 6-2 road win at Hotchkiss.
-- Sophomore Gryphon Richardson kicked out 26 of 28 shots as host Brunswick topped Trinity-Pawling, 4-2. Junior Bo Stafford assisted on three of the four Brunswick goals.
-- Junior Peter LaFosse had two goals in Kimball Union's 5-2 win at Brewster.
-- PG Tim Mitropoulous (2g,2a) and junior Eric Neiley (1g,2a) led the way for Exeter, who came back from a 2-0 first period deficit to edge Tilton, 4-2. The last goal was an empty-netter. Exeter outshot Tilton 41-24. Tilton goaltender William Flachsbinder, a junior from Sweden, stopped 38 of 41 shots in a losing effort. Max Fenkell picked up the win for Exeter, stopping 22 shots.
12/16/09 Note: Schedule Change for Barber Tournament:
As a last-minute replacement for the Worcester Jr. Wildcats, the Junior Bruins Empire Team --- featuring goaltender Colin Stevens, forwards Frankie Vatrano (BC), Stevie Miller (Cornell), Paul Russell, and others -- has joined the field of the Barber Tournament. They face St. Mark's Friday at 5:00 pm, and are the team to beat.
This Week's Schedule
Tues. Dec. 15:
Belmont Hill @ BB&N, 5:00 pm
Andover @ Worcester Academy, 5:30 pm
Wed. Dec. 16:
Choate @ Loomis-Chaffee, 3:00 pm
Kimball Union @ Brewster Academy, 3:30 pm
Deerfield @ Avon Old Farms, 4:00 pm
Tilton @ Exeter, 4:00 pm
Taft @ Gunnery, 4:00 pm
Trinity-Pawling @ Brunswick, 4:00 pm
Brooks @ St. Sebastian's, 4:30 pm
Delbarton @ Hotchkiss, 4:30 pm
Gloucester Catholic @ Christian Brothers Academy, 5:00 pm
Thurs. Dec 17:
Avon Old Farms Christmas Classic (Day 1 of 3):
3:00 pm - Loomis-Chaffee vs. Avon
5:00 pm - Gunnery vs. Trinity-Pawling
7:00 pm - Kent vs. Tabor
9:00 pm - Berkshire vs. St. Paul's
Exeter Invitational Tournament (Day 1 of 4; just one game today):
4:00 pm - South Kent vs. Holderness
Lawrence/Groton Tournament (Day 1 of 3):
3:00 pm -- Culver Academy vs. Cushing Academy -- @ Groton
4:00 pm -- NE Huskies (EJHL) vs. Boston Jr. Bruins (EJHL) -- @ Groton
4:00 pm -- LA JV vs. Cushing B -- @ LA
5:00 pm -- Proctor Academy vs. Groton School -- @ Groton
6:00 pm -- Pomfret School vs. Lawrence Academy -- @ LA
6:00 pm -- Top Gun 95's vs. New England Stars 95's -- @ Groton
7:20 pm -- Academie Saint-Louis vs. NE Huskies (Empire) -- @ Groton
8:00 pm -- The Hill School vs. North Yarmouth Academy -- @ LA
Fri. Dec. 18:
Avon Old Farms Christmas Classic (Day 2 of 3):
9:00 am - Gunnery vs. Berkshire (@ Trinity College Rink)
9:00 am - St. Paul's vs. Trinity-Pawling
11:00 am - Tabor vs. Loomis-Chaffee (@ Trinity College Rink)
11:00 am - Kent vs. Avon
3:00 pm - Trinity-Pawling vs. Berkshire
5:00 pm - St. Paul's vs. Gunnery
7:00 pm - Loomis-Chaffee vs. Kent
9:00 pm - Tabor vs. Avon
Flood-Marr Tournament (Day 1 of 3), @ Milton Academy.
9:00 am - Kimball Union vs. Milton
11:00 am - Salisbury vs. Deerfield
1:00 pm - Nobles vs. Andover
3:00 pm - Westminster vs. Hotchkiss
5:00 pm - Deerfield vs. Milton
7:00 pm - Kimball Union vs. Salisbury
St. Sebastian's Tournament (Day 1 of 3):
Game 1: 2:00 pm - Winchendon vs. St. Andrew's College
Game 2: 4:00 pm -- St. Sebastian's vs. Albany Academy
Game 3: 6:00 pm -- Thayer vs. Williston-Northampton
Game 4: 8:00 pm -- Rivers vs. Boston Advantage
Exeter Invitational (Day 2 of 4):
2:30 pm - Stanstead vs. New Hampton
3:30 pm - South Kent vs. Hebron
5:00 pm - Exeter vs. Holderness
6:00 pm - Green Mountain Glades vs. Valley Warriors (EJHL)
7:30 pm - Junior Bruins vs. NH Jr. Monarchs (EJHL)
St. George's Christmas Tournament (Day 1 of 2):
11:30 am - St. George's vs. BB&N (Howard Rink)
11:45 pm - Brunswick vs. Brewster (Cutler Rink)
6:00 pm - Brewster vs. BB&N (Cutler Rink)
6:15 pm - St. George's vs. Brunswick (Howard Rink)
Brooks/Pingree Holiday Tournament (Day 1 of 3):
4:00 pm -- Portsmouth Abbey vs. Kingswood-Oxford (@ Brooks)
4:00 pm - Pingree vs. Dexter (@ Pingree)
6:15 pm - Brooks vs. Northwood B (@ Brooks)
6:15 pm - Kents Hill vs. Rye CD (@ Pingree)
Governor's Academy Showcase (Day 1 of 3):
5:30 pm - Governor's vs. Millbrook
7:30 pm -- Tilton vs. Northwood
Lawrence/Groton Tournament (Day 2 of 3):
9:00 am -- Lawrence Academy JV vs. Florida Everblades 95's -- at LA
9:00 am -- Culver Academy vs. Proctor Academy -- at Groton
10:00 am -- Cushing Academy vs. Hill School -- at Groton
11:00 am -- North Yarmouth Academy vs. Lawrence Academy -- at LA
11:00 am -- Pomfret School vs. Groton School -- at Groton
4:00 pm -- Hill School vs. Culver Academy -- at Groton
4:00 pm -- Top Gun 95's vs. Florida Everblades 95's -- at LA
5:00 pm -- North Yarmouth Academy vs. Groton School -- at Groton
6:00 pm -- Proctor Academy vs. Pomfret School -- at LA
7:00 pm -- Academie Saint-Louis vs. Cushing B -- at Groton
8:00 pm -- Cushing Academy vs. Lawrence Academy -- at LA
Barber Tournament (Day 1 of 2):
5:00 pm - Game 1: Middlesex vs. Portledge School (@ Middlesex)
5:00 pm - Game 2: St. Mark's vs. Junior Bruins (Empire) (@ St. Mark's)
7:00 pm - Game 3: Worcester Academy vs. Kiski School (@ Middlesex)
7:00 pm - Game 4: Harvey School vs. Vermont Academy (@ St. Mark's)
Sat. Dec. 19:
Avon Old Farms Christmas Classic (Day 3 of 3):
8:30 am - 4th Place Pierpont vs. 4th Place Trautman
10: 30 am - 3rd Place Pierpont vs. 3rd Place Trautman
1:30 pm - 2nd Place Pierpont vs. 2nd Place Trautman
3:30 pm -- 1st Place Pierpont vs. 1st Place Trautman
Flood-Marr Tournament (Day 2 of 3), @ Noble & Greenough.
9:00 am - Hotchkiss vs. Nobles
11:00 am - Andover vs. Westminster
1:00 pm - Deerfield vs. Kimball Union
3:00 pm - Salisbury vs. Milton
5:00 pm - Westminster vs. Nobles
7:00 pm - Andover vs. Hotchkiss
St. Sebastian's Tournament (Day 2 of 3):
Game 5: 11:00 am - Loser Game 1 vs. Loser Game 2
Game 6: 1:00 pm - Loser Game 3 vs. Loser Game 4
Game 7: 3:00 pm - Winner Game 1 vs. Winner Game 2
Game 8: 5:00 pm - Winner Game 3 vs. Winner Game 4
Lawrenceville Tournament (Day 1 of 2):
9:00 am - Game 1: Choate vs. Nichols
9:00 am - Game 2: Belmont Hill vs. NMH (@ Baker Rink; Princeton University)
11:00 am - Game 3: Lawrenceville vs. Canterbury
11:00 am - Game 4: Taft vs. UCC (@ Baker Rink; Princeton University)
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
Lawrence/Groton Tournament (Day 3 of 3):
8:00 am -- Florida Everblades 95's vs. Academie Saint-Louis -- at Groton
10:00 am -- Game C -- at Groton
10:00 am -- Game B -- at LA
10:15 am -- Game A -- at Groton
12:00 pm -- Championship Game -- at Groton
2:30 pm -- Apple Core (EJHL) vs. NE Huskies (EJHL) -- at Groton
Brooks-Pingree Tournament (Day 2 of 3):
8:45 am - Brooks vs. Kingswood-Oxford (@ Brooks)
8:45 am - Pingree vs. Rye CD (@ Pingree)
11:00 am - Northwood B vs. Portsmouth Abbey (@ Brooks)
11:00 am - Dexter vs. Kents Hill (@ Pingree)
5:45 pm - Kingswood-Oxford vs. Northwood B (@ Brooks)
5:45 pm - Rye CD vs. Dexter (@ Pingree)
8:00 pm - Brooks vs. Portsmouth Abbey (@ Brooks)
8:00 pm - Pingree vs. Kents Hill (@ Pingree)
Exeter Invitational (Day 3 of 4):
12:30 pm - Hebron vs. Stanstead
3:00 pm - South Kent vs. Berwick
3:30 pm - Exeter vs. New Hampton
6:00 pm - Wyoming Seminary vs. Hebron
Governor's Academy Showcase (Day 2 of 3):
10:00 am -- Governor's vs. Northwood
12:00 pm -- Millbrook vs. Tilton
5:00 pm -- Northwood vs. Millbrook
7:00 pm -- Governor's vs. Tilton
St. George's Tournament Day 2 of 2):
11:30 am - BB&N vs. Brunswick (Cutler Rink)
11:45 am - St. George's vs. Brewster (Howard Rink)
Barber Tournament (Day 2 of 2):
8:30 am - Game 5: Loser Game 1 vs. Loser Game 3 (@ Middlesex)
8:30 am - Game 6: Loser Game 2 vs. Loser Game 4 (@ St. Mark's)
10:30 am - Game 7: Winner Game 1 vs. Winner Game 3 (@ Middlesex)
10:30 am - Game 8: Winner Game 2 vs. Winner Game 4 (@ St. Mark's)
1:30 pm - Game 9: Loser Game 5 vs. Loser Game 6 (@ St. Mark's)
1:30 pm - Consolation Game -- Winner Game 5 vs. Winner Game 6 (@ Middlesex)
3:30 pm - Game 11: Loser Game 7 vs. Loser Game 8 (@ St. Mark's)
3:30 pm -- Championship Game -- Winner Game 7 vs. Winner Game 8 (@ Middlesex)
Gordon Conference Games in New Jersey:
Christian Brothers Academy @ Seton Hall Prep, 3:45 pm
Bishop Eustace @ Delbarton School, 7:00 pm
Sun. Dec. 20:
Flood-Marr Tournament (Day 3 of 3), @ Milton Academy.
8:00 am -- 7th Place Game -- 4th Place Owen vs. 4th Place Harding
10:00 am -- 5th Place Game -- 3rdPlace Owen vs. 3rd Place Harding
12:00 pm -- 3rd Place Game -- 2nd Place Owen vs. 2nd Place Harding
2:00 pm -- 1st Place Game - 1st Place Owen vs. 1st Place Harding
Exeter Invitational (Day 4 of 4; just one game today):
1:30 pm - Exeter vs. South Kent
Governor's Academy Showcase (Day 3 of 3):
9:30 pm -- Wyoming Seminary vs. Northwood
11:30 pm -- Stanstead vs. Tilton
2:00 pm - Governor's vs. Berwick
St. Sebastian's Xmas Tournament (Day 3 of 3):
Game 9: 9:00 am - Loser Game 5 vs. Loser Game 6
Game 10: 11:00 am - Winner Game 5 vs. Winner Game 6
Game 11: 1:00 pm - Loser Game 7 vs. Loser Game 8 (3rd Place Game)
Game 12: 3:00 pm - Winner Game 7 vs. Winner Game 8 (Championship Game)
Lawrenceville Tournament (Day 2 of 2):
8:00 am - Losers of Games 5 & 6
10:00 am - Winners of Games 5 & 6
12:00 pm - Losers of Games 7 & 8
2:30 pm - Championship Game: Winners of Games 7 & 8
Brooks-Pingree Tournament (Day 3 of 3):
10:00 am - TBD
10:00 am - TBD
12:00 pm -- TBD
12:00 pm - Championship Game
Mon. Dec. 21:
Taft vs. Avon Old Farms, 9:00 am (Exhibition game @ Fenway Park)
Christian Brothers Academy @ Bishop Eustace, 3:45 pm
Tue. Dec. 22:
Bishop Hendricken @ Delbarton School, 4:30 pm
Christian Brothers Academy @ St. John Vianney, 7:15 pm
Wed. Dec. 23:
Xaverian @ Thayer, 11:00 am
Catholic Memorial vs. St. Sebastian's, 7:00 pm @ Harvard
Gunnery Tops First USHR Prep Poll
From the early going, it looks like one of those years in which a record number of teams could make appearances in the USHR Div. I prep poll. And one might even become the team to beat. Just don't ask us -- yet -- who that team might be. We're looking at a very interesting season in front of us.
Hill Wins Rider Cup
Albany, NY -Goals by senior forward Kyle Drury and junior forward Sam Leech lifted the Hill School to a 2-1 win over Lawrenceville in the championship game of the 2009 Rider Cup at Albany Academy today.
Here are the weekend's scores:
Sat. Dec. 12:
Winchendon 6, Albany Academy 2
Lawrenceville 3, Wyoming Seminary 0
Hill 4, Winchendon 1
Lawrenceville 4, Millbrook 0
Albany Academy 4, Hill 2
Wyoming Seminary 4, Millbrook 1
Sun. Dec. 13:
Albany Academy 7, Wyoming Seminary 2
Winchendon 7, Millbrook 2 (Note: this was a league game)
Hill 2, Lawrenceville 1
Pool A: Albany Academy, Hill, Winchendon.
Pool B: Lawrenceville, Millbrook, Wyoming Seminary
Freshman Leads Cushing Past Exeter
Ashburnham, Mass. - Freshman center Robbie Baillargeon (2g,2a) led Cushing to a hard-fought 5-4 win over Phillips Exeter here today.
Baillargeon, a 6'0" late '93 who played for Enfield (Conn.) High last winter, twice gave Cushing the lead, the second time for good. While he was a force, he was not the only standout forward the Penguins today. Senior Mike Conderman also had a big day with three points (1g,2a) -- it was the best game we've seen the Rochester, NY native play since arriving at Cushing. Actually, most forwards looked good for Cushing today, as, directly off the opening faceoff, they came at Exeter's star senior goaltender, Colgate recruit Max Fenkell, in waves.
Exeter senior James Shannon actually put Exeter on the board first, just 1:07 in, when he came down the left side with speed and found plenty of daylight between Cushing goaltender Marcus Calvanico and the near post. But Cushing center Jake Butler, a 6'2" junior from Cumming, Georgia, responded with a power play goal, converting a nice diagonal pass from junior Eric Chevrier on the point to tie it up at 1-1. At 10:22 of the first, Baillargeon finished off a great passing sequence down low with Conor Sheary and Conderman to put Cushing up 2-1. And that's how the first period ended. It was a dominant frame for the Penguins, as they held a 10-3 edge in shots, moved the puck well, and drove hard to the net.
In the second, Cushing kept up the pressure, with Conderman converted a pass from Baillargeon at the 4:08 mark to give Cushing a 3-1 lead. But within three minutes of Cushing getting that cushion, Exeter came right back and tied it, as first senior Tim Mitropoulos and then senior Josh Richards, on the power play, would bring Exeter back to a 3-3 tie heading into the second intermission.
Neither team was playing particularly well in their own end. At times, Cushing's d-men had a hard time handling the puck, and Exeter's defensemen were scrambling to keep step with the Cushing forwards, who were afforded a ton of space to drive to the net.
At 8:13 of the third period, with the score still tied at 3-3, 5'6" Cushing junior forward Nevin Lawlor drove to the net -- and right into Fenkell. It didn't seem egregious - it's something we see numerous times in a game. Normally, the goalie pops up, dusts himself off, and gets back to work. But Fenkell didn't like it at all this time, and took a punch at Lawlor. Exeter senior forward Peter Bessone jumped in and immediately he and Lawlor were down on the ice trading punches in front of the crease. The gloves never came off, but Bessone and Lawlor were given fighting majors and were tossed. Fenkell got a two-minute minor for roughing.
The minor was the difference. Fenkell's losing his cool cost his team because, on the ensuing power play, Baillargeon scored the game-winner, his second goal of the game, banging home a Brian Troy shot from the doorstep at the 9:30 mark.
Cushing, now smelling blood, scored again 38 seconds later, going up 5-3 when Connor Sheary snapped one home from the faceoff circle to Fenkell's left.
The final minutes became interesting when Exeter's top forward, Eric Neiley, converted a Josh Richards pass from behind the net to cut Cushing's lead to 5-4. That, however, was as close as Exeter would get, and they went down to their first defeat of the season.
Fenkell, from Meadowbrook, PA, has been Exeter's meal ticket for two years. Today, though, he was a little off his game.
Of course, the Cushing forwards played a role in that.
Exeter coach Dana Barbin said as much afterward. "Cushing," he said, "was a very determined and hungry team today. They played like they did not want to lose. They were an exceptionally determined group."
Cushing coach Rob Gagnon, whose team remains undefeated, was pleased with his team's effort. "I didn't envision us scoring five goals on Fenkell, but I did envision a one-goal game. For us, the key was staying out of the penalty box, which is something that's been killing us this season. I thought we only took one dumb penalty today. And I thought everyone stepped up in key situations."
"Our strategy tonight was to drive to the net through the middle of the ice, and we did that very well. You may have notice that Exeter's net was dislodged a number of times. By no means do I tell my kids to run a goalie but I do tell my kids to go the net hard and look were rebounds."
As for Baillargeon, who centers Conderman and Sheary, Gagnon said, "He sure didn't show his age tonight. He played with a lot of authority. He won the two faceoffs we drew up at the end of the game ... that's being mentally tough."
Other Games :
-- Nick Bondurant posted a 25-save shutout in Choate's 7-0 win at Deerfield. Danny Linell (2g,1a) and Ben Foster (4a) had big nights for the Wild Boars.
-- Erik Nilsson (2g,1a) led the way as Gunnery edged Williston, 4-3, on the road. TJ Powers scored all three of Williston's goals.
-- Senior Josh Dionne had a 24-save shutout in Avon's 2-0 win at Trinity-Pawling.
-- Junior Rasmus Reijola kicked out 42 of 43 to lead South Kent to a 4-1 win at Berkshire. Junior Shayne Gostisbehere had a hat trick for South Kent. Goaltender Brad Frank has left school to join his old coach Geoff Marottolo at the Philadelphia Revolution (EJHL).
-- Senior Stephen Servideo had two goals and an assist as host Canterbury topped Loomis, 7-3.
-- Ryan Tyson scored the game winner with 43 seconds left to lead host Westminster to a 3-2 win over Pomfret.
-- Sophomore Kevin Salvucci (2g,1a) had three points as host Tabor topped St. Paul's, 4-1.
-- Senior Andrew Bettencourt (2g,2a) had a big day as host Hebron defeated Pingree, 5-2.
-- Ridge Garbutt had the hat trick as Brewster blanked NYA, 4-0. Brewster also topped Kents Hill, 5-1, to win both their games today at the Charlie Holt Classic.
-- Junior forward Woody Hudson (3g,2a) and junior defenseman Jake Turrin (1g,3) led Milton to an 8-5 win at Governor's. Senior Cody Ferriero (2g,1a) led Governor's scorers.
-- Soph Dennis Kravchenko had two goals as visiting KUA topped Tilton. 3-1. Junior Martin Oullette stopped 14 of 15 shots for the win.
-- Senior Andrew Bonazza (2g.2a) led NMH past host Holderness, 6-2.
-- Ryan Arsenaulthad a hat trick in New Hampton's 8-2 win at Worcester Academy.
-- Soph Nick Potter scored the game winner at 12:01 of the third period as host Brooks edged St. Mark's, 3-2.
-- Junior Noel Acciari scored at 12:50 of the third period to lift Kent to a 4-3 road win at Salisbury.
-- Lawrence Academy, down 2-1 to Bel Hill, scored three consecutive third period goals to pull of a come-from-behind win at home. Lucas Sousa scored the game winner, a power play goal with 1:22 remaining.
-- Senior Connor Toomey (2g.2a) led Proctor to a 7-6 road win at Thayer. Senior Kyle Rooney had a hat trick for Thayer.
-- Linemates Kevin Hayes (3g,2a) and Matt Harlow (1g.4a) each had five points in Nobles' 8-4 home win over St. George's. The Garrett Sider-Michael Violette-Penn Sednaoui line scored all four of St. George's goals.
-- Brendan Burke had five goals in St. Sebastian's 8-3 win at BB&N.
Sat. 12/12/09 -- In today's Prep Results Page, the scores are not displaying in the order in which they are submitted. What this means is that the latest score submitted doesn't automatically appear at the bottom of the list. It could pop itself into the middle of the list or even the top. It's perplexing, and we'll try to fix it, though it won't happen tonight.
Bel Hill-St. Seb's at Fenway
Belmont Hill will face off against St. Sebastian's on Tues. Jan. 5 at 8:00 pm at Fenway Park.
This will be an official league game, and will replace the Sat. Jan 9 matchup between the two schools scheduled for Belmont Hill.
This is the second prep game scheduled for the greensward. As we reported earlier, Avon Old Farms and Taft will meet in a breakfast exhibition on Mon. Dec. 21 at 9:00 am.
The snow has turned to rain here in the city, but elsewhere it's a different situation -- a lot of snow and sleet.
The cancellations/postponements have begun to roll in (even as our electrical power has gone out). Here's what we have so far. We will be updating:
Proctor @ Kimball Union -- postponed
Williston @ Cushing --postponed
Lawrence @ BB&N -- postponed
Winchendon @ Exeter -- postponed until tomorrow at 4:45 pm
Pingree @ Worcester -- postponed
Please email firstname.lastname@example.org with any cancellations. Also, please use the delete/add feature, which has been updated and is easy to use, to make appropriate changes to your team's schedule. This is important because the composite schedules are automatically generated from individual team schedules.
Belmont, Mass. -- Governor's Academy, which has gone a long while since winning a game on Belmont Hill's big sheet, scored a pair of third period goals to come from behind and defeat their hosts, 3-2.
On the game-winner, a power-play tally, senior Cody Ferriero blasted a shot from five feet inside the blue line. The rebound came out to senior Jake Picking, who fired it past Derek Metcalfe at the 12:54 mark to give Governor's their only lead of the day, and one they would hold onto until they skated off with the win.
Earlier, Governor's got out to an inauspicious start, as they fell behind just 1:14 into the game when, on the power play, Belmont Hill junior forward Alex DeBaere tipped one past Governor's senior goaltender Luke Montoni for the 1-0 lead.
After that, Montoni got tough in the Governor's net, holding Belmont Hill at bay and likely wondering when -- or if -- his teammates would score one against Metcalfe.
That goal came when Governor's senior center Brett Riley ripped one from the slot at the 6:21 mark of the second, tying the game at 1-1.
Belmont Hill got it back with 2:33 left in the period when sophomore center Devin Albert walked out of the corner and, crossing the top of the crease, tucked a beautiful top-shelf backhander past Montoni to give his team a 2-1 lead going into the second intermission.
Governor's came out hard in the third period, carrying the play from the opening faceoff. Belmont Hill seemed to be caught flatfooted by the visitors, and responded by taking unnecessary penalties.
On the tying goal, a power play tally at the 5:01 mark, Governor's senior defenseman Tim Winslow head-manned a nice little offensive zone pass up to junior forward Nick Wirth, who swept it past Metcalfe to make it 2-2.
Governor's kept right at it, and their efforts paid off with Picking's game-winner.
In the final couple of minutes, Belmont Hill regrouped and peppered Montoni, but couldn't solve him.
"We came together in the third period," said Governor's head coach Mike Delay. "Belmont Hill is quick and we struggled to contain them for large portions of the game. In the third period we executed much better. This is a good morale-booster for the team. They see now what they are capable of doing. Hopefully, we can build on this. In the first period Luke Montoni stood on his head to give us a chance - and in the third period we were able to respond a bit."
Ken Martin, Belmont Hill's coach, wasn't happy with the way his team let this one slip from their grasp. "I thought the penalties we took in the third period killed us. And I don't think we did very well on the power play. I thought our goalie played well, though. But they definitely outplayed us in the third period."
-- Bel Hill was without senior center John Caldwell, who was called for a hit-from-behind in Saturday's win over Nobles.
-- Governor's outshot Belmont Hill, 33-31.
-- In case anyone is wondering, we try not to cover the same teams in back-to-back games.(On Saturday, we also covered a Bel Hill game, vs. Nobles). However, the weather and ensuing cancellations caused a change in today's plans.
Today's Other Games:
-- A third period goal by new junior Aidan Cavallini, son of former NHLer Gino Cavallini, lifted host Taft to a 3-2 win over Avon Old Farms. Senior Mike Petchonka kicked out 20 of 22 shots for the win.
-- Westminster got goals from five different scorers in a 5-2 win at Choate. Sophomore goaltender Patrick Spano stopped 21 of 23 shots for the win.
-- Host Milton got goals from five different scorers while Dan Bowen kicked out 17of 18 shots in a 5-1 win over Thayer.
-- Freshman AJ Lucchese and junior Mike Kenny each had two goals and an assist as host Middlesex topped Brooks 6-1. 6’4” junior goaltender Zach Arnold stopped 32 of 33 shots for the win.
-- Junior Cam Spiro scored with the goalie pulled and 18 seconds on the clock to lift the visiting Tabor Seawolves to a 3-3 tie with Nobles.
-- Junior defenseman Ricky Hahn scored a pair of goals and senior Alex Vazzano had 35 saves in a 7-1 Gunnery win over host Berkshire.
-- Junior Jack Riley, the son of Army head coach Brian Riley, had all three goals as South Kent tied up Millbrook, 3-3.
-- Max Novak and Ryan Sterrett each had a pair of goals in Hill’s 7-2 win over Lawrenceville. Steve Messina stopped 22 of 24 shots for the win.
-- Hotchkiss scored three first-period goals and got a 34-save effort from sophomore Jay Williams in a 3-2 win at Salisbury.
-- Junior Drew Brown had a pair of goals in Kent’s 5-0 win over Brunswick.
-- Sophomore Garrett White (2g,2a) and senior Will Archambault (1g,2a) led host Pomfret to a 6-2 win over Loomis.
-- An Erik Bertin third period goal lifted visiting Deerfield to a 3-2 win over NMH.
-- Dexter scored eight second-period goals in a 12-1 rout of host Portsmouth Abbey.
This Week's Schedule
Mon. Dec. 7:
Berkshire @ Canterbury, 5:15 pm
Millbrook @ Kent, 5:15 pm
Tues. Dec. 8:
Pope John @ Delbarton School, 4:45 pm
Wed. Dec. 9:
Proctor @ Kimball Union, 2:00 pm
Avon Old Farms @ Taft, 2:30 pm
Westminster @ Choate, 2:30 pm
Hoosac @ Northwood B, 2:30 pm
Brooks @ Middlesex, 2:45 pm
Millbrook @ South Kent, 3:00 pm
Governor's @ Belmont Hill, 3:15 pm
Williston-Northampton @ Cushing, 3:30 pm
St. Paul's @ St. Mark's, 3:30 pm
Dexter @ Portsmouth Abbey, 3:30 pm
Lawrence @ BB&N, 3:45 pm
Groton @ Roxbury Latin, 3:45 pm
Winchendon @ Exeter, 4:00 pm
Hotchkiss @ Salisbury, 4:00 pm
Albany Academy @ Trinity-Pawling, 4:00 pm
Brewster Academy @ Holderness, 4:00 pm
Portledge @ Harvey, 4:00 pm
New Hampton @ Vermont Academy, 4:00 pm
St. George's @ Rivers, 4:00 pm
Hill School @ Lawrenceville, 4:00 pm
Brunswick @ Kent, 4:00 pm
Kents Hill @ Bridgton Academy, 4:00 pm
Loomis-Chaffee @ Pomfret, 4:15 pm
Gunnery @ Berkshire, 4:30 pm
Rye Country Day @ Kingswood-Oxford, 5:00 pm
Pingree @ Worcester Academy, 5:00 pm
Bergen Catholic @ Christian Brothers Academy, 5:00 pm
Tabor @ Noble & Greenough, 5:15 pm
Deerfield @ Northfield Mt. Hermon, 6:00 pm
Rice Memorial @ Tilton School, 6:00 pm
Thayer @ Milton, 6:00 pm
National Sports Academy @ Northwood, 7:15 pm
Fri, Dec 11:
--Charlie Holt Classic @ Berwick Academy (Day 1 of 2)
w/ Berwick, NYA, Kents Hill, and Brewster
Kuper Academy @ St. Mark's, 3:30 pm
Iona Prep @ Harvey, 4:00 pm
Roxbury Latin @ Dexter, 4:45 pm
Vermont Academy @ Holderness, 5:00 pm
BB&N @ Groton, 5:15 pm
Governor's @ Milton, 6:00 pm
Tilton School @ Proctor, 6:00 pm
Worcester Academy @ Williston-Northampton, 6:00 pm
Deerfield @ Kingswood-Oxford, 6:30 pm
Academie St. Louis @ Hebron, 7:00 pm
Pope John @ Christian Brothers Academy, 7:30 pm
Sat. Dec. 12:
-- Albany Academy Tournament (Day 1 of 2)
w/ Albany Acad., Hill, Winchendon, Lawrenceville, Millbrook, and Wyoming Seminary
--Charlie Holt Classic @ Berwick Academy (Day 2 of 2)
w/ Berwick, NYA, Kents Hill, and Brewster
St. Sebastian's @ BB&N, 12:00 pm
Harvey @ Brunswick, 2:00 pm
Proctor @ Thayer, 2:00 pm
St. George's @ Noble & Greenough, 2:30 pm
Rivers @ Groton, 2:45 pm
Avon Old Farms @ Trinity-Pawling, 3:00 pm
St. Mark's @ Brooks, 3:00 pm
Vermont Academy @ Kingswood-Oxford, 3:15 pm
South Kent @ Berkshire, 3:30 pm
Milton @ Governor's, 4:00 pm
Gunnery @ Williston-Northampton, 4:00 pm
St. Paul's @ Tabor, 4:00 pm
New Hampton @ Worcester Academy, 4:00 pm
Belmont Hill @ Lawrence, 4:15 pm
Exeter @ Cushing, 4:30 pm
Pingree @ Hebron, 4:30 pm
Northfield Mt. Hermon @ Holderness, 5:00 pm
Portsmouth Abbey @ Rye Country Day, 5:00 pm
Kimball Union @ Tilton School, 6:00 pm
Pomfret @ Westminster, 6:00 pm
Choate @ Deerfield, 6:30 pm
Loomis-Chaffee @ Canterbury, 7:00 pm
Bergen Catholic @ Delbarton School, 7:00 pm
Kent @ Salisbury, 7:00 pm
Sun. Dec. 13:
-- Albany Academy Tournament (Day 2 of 2)
w/ Albany Acad., Hill, Winchendon, Lawrenceville, Millbrook, and Wyoming Seminary
Academie St. Louis @ North Yarmouth, 11:45 am
Northwood vs. Berkshire, 2:00 pm (at RPI)
Andover @ Pingree, 3:00 pm
Saturday Dec. 5 Highlights
Nobles Giveth; Bel Hill Taketh --
Belmont, Mass. - Nobles coughed up a 3-1 second period lead today, allowing Belmont Hill to score five straight goals and skate off a with a 6-3 win.
The score was tied at 1-1 early in the second when Belmont Hill senior center John Caldwell was assessed a major for a hit from behind. On the ensuing power play Nobles scored twice, on goals by junior Matt Harlow and 8th grader Brandon Shea. For Shea, a '95 from Marshfield, and the son of former BC forward Neil Shea, it was his first prep school goal.
And that was as good as it got for Nobles today. A couple of minutes later, Belmont Hill junior Alex DeBaere cut the Nobles lead to 3-2. And right after that, Stephan Brennan tied it at 3-3.
The winning goal came on a breakaway by sophomore Devin Albert, who finished off his dash by putting a move - a little dip of the shoulder -- on Nobles goalie Gene Lane, and tucking it up in the back of the net with 4:56 left in the second.
The period ended with Belmont Hill leading 4-3. In the third, senior Nick Tierney fed Brandon McNally, who was barreling down the slot. McNally fired it low stick side with 5:08 left.
Belmont Hill junior Mike McNamara added an empty-netter with 48 seconds left for the 6-3 margin of victory.
"Our young kids held together well," said Belmont Hill coach Ken Martin afterward. "Early on I thought they were a little bit in awe of the Hayes line, but they settled down. I thought everyone contributed. We moved the puck well. Our forwards were creative, especially in the second part of the game. I was pleased with our total team effort. And I was pleased with our goalie."
Nobles coach Brian Day said Belmont Hill played hard and well, but his team is still "searching for its identity."
"Our compete level has to be higher," he said. "We have to understand that to be successful there has to be personal sacrifice. When you're skating 5-on-5 you have to be willing to go to the dirty areas. To Belmont Hill's credit, they weren't going to give us that area. And we didn't force the issue."
-- Nobles D Mike Reardon is out with mono.
-- There were a lot of good young players in this game. Belmont Hill has a slew of ‘93s - and Devin Albert, a soph with hands and quickness, was very good today. Belmont Hill's 5'9", 150 lb. '94-born defenseman Matt Grzelcyk, who has already been offered by Boston University, showed his usual poise, plus he has the skills: a good stick, good head, and wheels. And for Nobles, we've already mentioned Shea, who has a great deal of upside. His goal today was a nice one, as he gathered up a puck that had rebounded to the side of the cage and found daylight on the short side - a goal scorer's goal.
Other Games Today:
-- A Brian Safstrom OT goal - his second goal of the game - lifted Andover to a 5-4 home win over Pomfret. It was the second straight OT loss for Pomfret.
-- Host Avon Old Farms topped Albany Academy, 6-3. Mike Pereira (3a), Paul Mimms (1g,2a) and Quinn Smith (2g) led the Winged Beavers attack.
-- Connor McBride (2g,1a) and Peter Michaildis (1g,2a) each had three points in Westminter’s 6-3 win at NMH.
-- Williston-Northampton senior goalie Bobby Bowden kicked out 64 of the 67 shots he faced, enabling his team to pick up a hard-earned 3-3 tie at Salisbury. A Max Edson third period goal saved Salisbury, which had a 2-0 lead after one but gave up three straight goals in the second, from defeat.
-- Junior defenseman Pat McNally had a hat trick – he has five goals in two games – and junior forward Doo Soo Kim had a goal and two assists as host Milton rolled over the visitors from St. Sebastian’s, 7-1.
-- Senior Nick Michaud had six goals in Berwick’s 7-2 win at Pingree.
-- New Berkshire goaltender Mitch Gillam shut out Taft, 3-0, on the road. Gillam had 30 saves.
-- BB&N topped Brooks on the road. Jack Bartlett (1g,3a) and Greg Tang (2g,1a) led the way for the Knights.
-- Erik Nilsson had a hat trick as host Gunnery topped Choate, 5-2.
-- An Aiden Hartigan goal with 1:51 remaining gave host BB&N a one-goal lead a little over a minute after the visitors from St. Paul's had tied the game at 3-3. Bob Pease added an empty netter, his second goal of the game, to seal an opening day 5-3 win for the Knights. Brown recruit Greg Tang (1g,1a) and Jack Bartlett (2a) each had two points.
-- Peter LaFosse (3g,2a) figured in five of KUA's goals in a 7-1 win at New Hampton. Martin Oullette kicked out 19 shots for the win.
This Weekend's Schedule
Fri. Dec. 4:
Bridgton Academy @ Hebron, 4:00 pm
Kimball Union @ New Hampton, 4:30 pm
Rivers @ Lawrence, 4:45 pm
St. Paul's @ BB&N, 5:45 pm
Cushing @ Winchendon, 6:00 pm
Vermont Academy @ Tilton, 6:30 pm
Academie St. Louis @ Brewster, 6:30 pm
Brooks @ Pingree, 6:30 pm
Sat. Dec. 5:
Wyoming Seminary @ Brunswick, 1:00 pm
Noble & Greenough @ Belmont Hill, 2:30 pm -- new start time (SATs)
Kent @ Kingswood-Oxford, 3:30 pm -- new start time (SATs)
Thayer @ Governor's, 3:15 pm
St. Sebastian's @ Milton, 3:30 pm
Portsmouth Abbey @ Groton, 3:30 pm
Albany Academy @ Avon Old Farms, 4:00 pm
Worcester Academy @ Cushing, 4:00 pm
Kents Hill @ Tilton, 4:00 pm
Trinity-Pawling @ Loomis-Chaffee, 4:00 pm
Berwick @ Pingree, 4:00 pm
Pomfret @ Andover, 4:15 pm
New Hampton @ St. Mark's, 4:15 pm
Williston-Northampton @ Salisbury, 4:30 pm
Proctor @ Brewster Academy, 4:30 pm
Lawrence @ St. George's, 4:30 pm
Hotchkiss @ Canterbury, 5:00 pm
Academie St. Louis @ Kimball Union, 5:00 pm
Westminster @ Northfield Mt. Hermon, 5:00 pm
Holderness @ Deerfield, 5:30 pm
BB&N @ Brooks, 6:00 pm
Millbrook @ Winchendon, 6:00 pm
Seton Hall Prep @ Delbarton, 6:15 pm
Choate @ Gunnery, 7:00 pm
Berkshire @ Taft, 7:30 pm
Sun. Dec. 6:
Nichols @ Lawrenceville, 1:00 pm
Tabor @ Exeter, 1:30 pm
South Kent @ Avon Old Farms, 3:00 pm
Academie St. Louis @ Vermont Academy, 2:00 pm
We are still missing schedules from the following schools: Albany Academy, Hotchkiss, King-Low, Rye CD, St. George's, and Thayer.
We have 44 rosters posted to the site now. Those that have appeared since our last accounting are from Avon, Canterbury, Governor’s, Hebron, Holderness, Lawrence, Milton, New Hampton, Middlesex, Nobles, Rivers, Salisbury, St. Paul’s, Tilton, and Williston-Northampton.
Most coaches include birthdates when filling out rosters, though some don’t. Because it’s the first piece of information that NHL scouts, college recruiters, and junior scouts are looking for, we strongly encourage including it. Quite simply, it helps kids get future opportunities. If any coaches wish to add birthdates, or make any other changes to rosters, it is easily done via the roster update button. Also, please allow us to remind you that you can easily make changes to your schedule as well. We just want to get that in before the snow starts flying and the postponements start piling up.
Wed. Dec. 2 Highlights
In a back-and-forth game that saw the lead change hands 4 times, Nobles topped host Pomfret, 5-4, in overtime. After Pomfret’s Connor Quinn had tied the game at 4-4 with one second left in regulation, Nobles’ Kevin Hayes scored the game-winner in OT -- while on the PK. Hayes, who skated with the U.S. Under-18 Team vs. Bowdoin and Colby over the weekend, figured in all five Nobles goals.
Proctor senior Connor Toomey tallied four goals in the first period – and five in the game – as his team topped Vermont Academy, 12-2.
A 30-save shutout from junior Derick Roy led St. Paul’s to a 3-0 home win over Governor’s. St. Paul’s scored all of its goals with less than five minutes left in regulation, including a pair seven seconds apart.
Mike Sinsigalli (5g,2a), Kevin Sullivan (1g,4a) and Jake Goldberg (1g,4a) had big days as Berkshire squashed the visitors from Albany Academy, 12-2.
New junior Pat McNally scored twice in Milton’s 5-1 win at St. Mark’s.
With three seconds on the clock – and skating 6-on-4 – Holderness senior defenseman Ivan Delic scored to lift his team to a 3-3 tie with visiting Hebron. Holderness goalie kicked out 39 of 42 shots; all three goals against him came in a 60-second span in the second period.
Millbrook sophomore Kevin Altidor and Canterbury senior Thomas Hartnett each scored a pair in a 6-3 Canterbury win.
Junior Barrett O’Neill and sophomore Cam Darcy each tallied a pair and Kevin Green kicked out 17 as Dexter blanked Middlesex, 5-0.
Senior Matt Chartrain (2g) and junior Jack Riley (2g,1a) led the attack as host South Kent topped Brunswick, 6-4.
Junior Peter LaFosse (3g,1a) and sophomore Dennis Kravchenko (2g,1a) led the way as Kimball Union topped Williston-Northampton, 7-1. Steve Mastalerz stopped 26 of 27 shots for the win.
The Cangelosi brothers, junior J.C. (3a) and freshman Austin (2g,1a) each had 3-point games as NMH rolled over Worcester Academy, 9-3.
In a rematch of last spring’s quarterfinals, Lawrence gained a small measure of revenge, edging host Andover, 3-2. Jeremy Bellino stopped 30 shots for the win.
Founders' League Jamboree Results
-- At the Hotchkiss School; Lakeville, Conn.
Avon 1, Kent 0
Kent 0, Westminster 0
Trinity-Pawling 2, Deerfield 2
Salisbury 1, Deerfield 0
Choate 2, Hotchkiss 0
Choate 2, Salisbury 2
Taft 2, Westminster 0
Taft 1, Avon 1
Hotchkiss 4, Loomis 1
Loomis 2, Trinity-Pawling 1
Salisbury 5, Kingswood 0
Hotchkiss 3, Kingswood 0
All games were 25-minutes in length. We'll have notes from the Jamboree over the next day or so.