Established 1996 -- Celebrating Our 25th Year
 
 

 

Like a Walrus in a Goldfish Bowl

The next four days can feel like an entire season crammed into a vessel too small for its contents, like a walrus in a goldfish bowl.

The Numbers: We counted. There will be 106 boys' games, and 82 girls' games by Sunday night. We'll be doing our level best to keep all results and schedules updated. This is something this typist has done for decades on tournament week, and it requires staying up late -- really late! -- so we appreciate any help. We will check first thing each morning as well. Coaches are great at providing scores, but sometimes there are gaps of hours or more before they can upload the information. So, dear readers, if you see a missing score, let us know and we'll plug it in at the next opportunity. Also, God forbid, if anything arises that may force a schedule change, no matter how minor, please let us know. 

On Statistics: Most teams will be on the road, staying in hotels. Then as soon as the tournaments end, everyone disappears in a flash, taking off in planes, trains, automobiles and electric scooters for the holidays. Most coaches are great at uploading their team's box scores as quickly as possible after games but when those games come at a rat-a-tat pace, it's a little more difficult to make corrections for errors on the game sheet. No one wants to see the box scores quicker than your scribe here, but sometimes patience is required, as accuracy trumps speed. If there's a scoring mistake, ask your son to take it up with his coach. Coaches would prefer to hear it directly from their players, anyway. As for USHR, we do not touch box scores (except to help with technical difficulties).

We Need Your Help: Whenever possible, generally late at night or early in the morning, we will be filling in all the scores on our daily scoreboard. If any scores are missing, or a score has been entered incorrectly, drop us an email at news@ushr.com. Also feel free to let us know if anything exceptional happens, like someone has a 5-goal game or the Zamboni crashes through the end boards and out of the building, taking out several cars in the parking lot.

Photographs: We need 'em, especially high-quality shots in which something is actually happening. Let us know exactly what is happening in the photo, and who took it. If any schools have in-house photographers at games anywhere, please let them know of our interest. Dave Arnold is our photographer in the Boston area, but he can't be everywhere, and we are looking for more photos from schools in Northern New England and Connecticut.

Thank you!

Chris Warner
US Hockey Report
Cambridge, Mass.

 

 

Prep Composite Schedule, Week of Dec. 27, 2021

 
Tues. Dec. 28, 2021

2021 Nichols-Belmont Hill Holiday Tournament 
-- Cancelled

At Belmont, Mass.


Wed. Dec. 29, 2021

2021 Nichols-Belmont Hill Holiday Tournament 
-- Cancelled

At Belmont, Mass.

North Yarmouth Academy Holiday Faceoff   --  Cancelled
At North Yarmouth, Maine
 

Thurs. Dec. 30, 2021

2021 Nichols-Belmont Hill Holiday Tournament 
-- Cancelled

At Belmont, Mass.

North Yarmouth Academy Holiday Faceoff   --  Cancelled
At North Yarmouth, Maine


Fri. Dec. 31, 2021

Edward G. Watkins Invitational (Day 1) -- Updated Dec. 30
At Cushing Academy  Now a six-team, two-day event. Playoffs scrapped.
11:00 am - Dexter vs. Brunswick
1:10 pm - Cushing vs. Governor’s
3:20 pm - New Hampton vs. Lawrence 

Nobles-St. Sebastian's New Year's Showcase -- Cancelled
Co-hosted by St. Sebastian's and Noble & Greenough Schools

Sat. Jan. 1, 2022

Edward G. Watkins Invitational (Day 2) -- Updated Dec. 30
At Cushing Academy  Now a six-team, two-day event. Playoffs scrapped.
11:00 am - Dexter vs. Governor's
 1:10 pm - Cushing vs. Lawrence
 3:20 pm - New Hampton vs. Brunswick 

Nobles-St. Sebastian's New Year's Showcase  -- Cancelled
Co-hosted by St. Sebastian's and Noble & Greenough Schools


Sun. Jan. 2, 2022

Edward G. Watkins Invitational  (Playoffs) -- Updated Dec. 30

At Cushing Academy  PLAYOFFS CANCELLED
Game 9 -  9:30 am  7th Place -- Loser of Game 5 vs. Loser of Game 6
Game 10 - 11:40 am  5th Place -- Winner of Game 5 vs. Winner of Game 6
Game 11 - 1:50 pm  3rd Place -- Loser of Game 7 vs. Loser of Game 8
Game 12 - 4:00 pm  Championship -- Winner of Game 7 vs. Winner of Game 8


Mon. Jan. 3, 2022

Joshua H. Weeks Tournament -- Cancelled
At Tabor Academy; Marion, Mass.

 
Tues. Jan. 4, 2022

Joshua H. Weeks Tournament -- Cancelled
At Tabor Academy; Marion, Mass.


 

Nobles #1 in First USHR Prep Poll of the Season

Noble & Greenough, 2-1 winners over Milton Academy in Sunday's Flood-Marr championship game, is undefeated at 7-0-1 and sits atop our first poll of the season.

USHR Prep Poll, Week of December 20, 2021


 

Sunday, December 19th Tournament Scoreboard
56th Annual Flood-Marr Tournament (Day 3 of 3)
Tacelli, Bernstein Lead Nobles to 4th Flood-Marr Title

Playoffs at Milton:
 8:00 am -- 7th Place: Hotchkiss 3, Deerfield 0
10:00 am -- 5th Place: Westminster 3, Andover 0
12:00 pm -- 3rd Place: KUA 3, Salisbury 2 -- Revy Mack GWG with 13.7 seconds left
2:00 pm -- Championship: Nobles 2, Milton 1 -- Roman Tacelli GWG with 3:26 to go
(More on the Flood-Marr title game below, plus All-Tournament Team.)

2021 Kevin Mutch Christmas Tournament (Day 3 of 3)
Northwood Edges Brunswick in Shootout; Wins Championship

Playoffs at St. Sebastian’s:
Game 9 -- 9:00 am -- Losers 5 & 6 -- Rivers 2, Winchendon 1 (Shootout)
Game 10 -- 11:00 am -- Winners 5 & 6 (Consolation) Albany 2, Williston 1
Game 11 -- 1:00 pm -- Losers 7 vs. 8 (3rd Place) St. Sebastian's 2, St. Andrew's 0
Game 12 -- 3:00 pm -- Winners 7 & 8 (Championship) Northwood 3, Brunswick 2 (Shootout)

73rd Lawrenceville Invitational Tournament (Day 3 of 3)
Belmont Hill Junior F James Fisher Named Tournament MVP
Playoffs at L'ville:
 8:00 am --  7th Place Game: Stanstead 4, Choate 3 (OT)
10:00 am -- 5th Place Game: Lawrenceville 3, Elite U18 2 (OT)
12:00 pm -- 3rd Place Game: NMH 4, Taft 3 (OT)
 2:15 pm -- Championship Game: Belmont Hill 4, Nichols 0

Brooks/Pingree Xmas Tournament (Day 3 of 3)
New Hampton edges Tilton; wins championship
Playoffs:
@ Brooks:
9:00 am -- NYA 7, Berwick 0
11:00 am -- Millbrook 3, Brooks 1
@ Pingree:
9:00 am -- Hebron 5, Pingree 1
11:00 am -- Championship: New Hampton 3, Tilton 1
(All games except the championship tilt are considered consolation games.)

***

2021 Flood-Marr Final: Nobles Edges Milton, 2-1

Milton, Mass. -- Stout defense, strong goaltending from freshman -- and tournament MVP -- Thatcher Bernstein, and a timely goal from senior Roman Tacelli with 3:26 remaining gave Nobles its fourth title in the 40-year history of the Flood-Marr Tournament Sunday.

We're (almost) certain that Bernstein is the first freshman goaltender to win the Tournament MVP. It's also very likely he's the first freshman -- period -- to win the award.

After a first period in which quality scoring opportunities were scarce, Nobles asserted itself in the second, finally breaking through on a powerplay with 7:19 left, Austin Tasca converting a pass from center Ben MacDonald to give Nobles a 1-0 lead.

Five minutes later, Milton got it back, junior Mikka Kelechian, from the slot, wristing a pass from senior forward Brad Holcomb past Bernstein.

The goal energized Milton, but the score stayed 1-1 for the duration of the second, and into the third. Good, tight hockey. Just when overtime was beginning to look likely, Tacelli, from a wide angle just a few feet north of the goal line in the left corner, saw a little daylight over the right shoulder of Milton senior goalie Jake Cardonick, whose pads were tight to the post. Tacelli fired it exactly where he wanted to.

"We just happened to get the last shot," said Nobles head coach Brian Day. "Our goaltending, of course, was very good. (Bernstein) was calm and poised, but he didn't do it by himself. The guys in front of him played a good responsible game."

Day thought special teams play was critical. "We killed off four PPs," he said, "and scored on one of our two."

Milton head coach Paul Cannata gave credit to Nobles' defense and goaltending, saying, "You won't win many hockey games scoring just one goal." 

"Over the years, we've had a lot of good games against them," Cannata added, "and this was another."

Flood-Marr Tournament MVP:
Nobles Freshman G Thatcher Bernstein

All-Tournament Team:

Deerfield -- #2 Will Murphy, Sr. D
Hotchkiss -- #31 Maccoy Barry, Jr. G
Andover -- #44 Conner Fitzpatrick, Sr. F
Westminster -- #5 Danny Judge, Sr. F
Salisbury -- #3 Dane Westen, Sr. D; #9 Trey Deere, Jr. F
KUA -- #8 Jaiden Moriello, Sr. F; #9 Revy Mack, Sr. F
Milton -- Chris Romaine Jr. D; #20 Will Cannata, Soph. F; #30 Harrison Brown, Jr. G
Nobles -- #1 Thatcher Bernstein, Fr. G; #2 John Logan Sr. D; #13 Drew Haxton, Sr. F



Saturday, December 18th Tournament Scoreboard

38th Annual Avon Old Farms Christmas Classic
Kent Edges Host Avon in OT, Wins Title

Playoff Results: 
8:30 am -- 7th Place: Trinity-Pawling 3, St. Paul's 2
10:30 am -- 5th Place: Loomis 4, Berkshire 2
                   (Lunch break)
1:30 pm --  3rd Place: Tabor 6, Gunn 0
3:30 pm -- Championship: Kent 2, Avon 1 (OT) -- Hurst GWG at 4:07 of OT

47th Annual Groton/Lawrence Holiday Tournament (Day 3 of 3)
At the Groton School & Lawrence Academy (Groton, Mass.)

9:15 am -- Holderness 6, Proctor 1 (at Groton, Pratt Rink)
9:30 am -- Pomfret 7, Groton 1 (at Groton, O’Brien Rink)
9:30 am -- Dexter 3, Cushing 2 (at LA, Grant Rink) -- Cullen Emery GWG
11:30 am -- Lawrence 5, Thayer 3 (at LA, Grant Rink)

56th Annual Flood-Marr Tournament (Day 2 of 3)
At Milton (Fri. & Sun.); at Nobles (Sat.)

 9:00 am -- Nobles 5, Andover 1
11:00 am -- Salisbury 4, Deerfield 1
 1:00 pm -- Milton 3, Westminster 1
 3:00 pm -- KUA 5, Hotchkiss 3
 5:00 pm -- Nobles 5, Salisbury 1
 7:00 pm -- Andover 4, Deerfield 3
Sunday's Playoff Schedule @ Milton:
 8:00 am -- 7th Place Game: Hotchkiss vs. Deerfield
10:00 am -- 5th Place Game: Westminster vs. Andover
12:00 pm -- 3rd Place Game: KUA vs. Salisbury
2:00 pm -- Championship Game: Milton vs. Nobles

2021 Kevin Mutch Christmas Tournament (Day 2 of 3)
At St. Sebastian’s School; Neeedham, Mass.

Saturday's Results:
Game 5 -- 11:00 am -- Loser 1 vs. 2:  Albany Academy 3, Winchendon 2 (Shootout)
Game 6 -- 1:00 pm -- Loser 3 vs. 4:  Williston 3, Rivers 1
Game 7 -- 3:00 pm -- Winner 1 vs. 2:  Brunswick 3, St. Sebastian's 2 (OT) -- Brendan Gile's GWG
Game 8 -- 5:00 pm -- Winner 3 vs. 4:  Northwood 2, St. Andrews College 0 -- Jan Korec shutout
Sunday's Playoff Schedule:
Game 9 -- 9:00 am -- Losers 5 & 6 -- Winchendon vs. Rivers
Game 10 -- 11:00 am -- Winners 5 & 6 (Consolation) Albany Academy vs. Williston
Game 11 -- 1:00 pm -- Losers 7 vs. 8 (3rd Place Game) St. Sebastian's vs. St. Andrew's College
Game 12 -- 3:00 pm -- Winners 7 & 8 (Championship) Northwood vs. Brunswick

Brooks/Pingree Xmas Tournament (Day 2 of 3)
At Brooks (N. Andover, Mass.) & Pingree (S. Hamilton, Mass.)

Games at Brooks School:
9:00 AM: Hebron 5, Brooks 4
11:00 AM: New Hampton 8, NYA 1
5:00 PM: Hebron 6, NYA 3
7:00 PM: Brooks 1, New Hampton 1
Games at Pingree School:
9:00 AM: Pingree 4, Millbrook 1
11:00 AM: Tilton 13, Berwick 2
5:00 PM: Millbrook School vs. Berwick Academy
7:00 PM: Tilton 6, Pingree 0
Sunday's Playoff Schedule:
@ Brooks:
9:00 am -- Berwick vs. NYA
11:00 am -- Brooks vs. Millbrook
@ Pingree:
9:00 am -- Pingree vs. Hebron
11:00 am -- Championship: New Hampton vs. Tilton

(All games except the championship tilt are considered consolation games.)

73rd Lawrenceville Invitational Tournament (Day 2 of 3)
At the Lawrenceville School; Lawrenceville, NJ. (except as noted)

 9:30 am -- Northfield Mt. Hermon 5, Elite U18 2
 9:30 am -- Belmont Hill 5, Stanstead 0 (@ Cure Insurance Arena; Trenton, NJ) 
11:30 am -- Lawrenceville 4, Taft 3
11:30 am -- Nichols 5, Choate 1 (@ Cure Insurance Arena; Trenton, NJ)   
 2:30 pm -- Belmont Hill 7, Northfield Mt. Hermon 2
 4:30 pm -- Elite U18 4, Stanstead 2
 6:30 pm -- Nichols 4, Lawrenceville 0
 8:30 pm -- Taft 5, Choate 0
Sunday's Playoff Schedule:
 8:00 am --  7th Place: Choate vs. Stanstead
10:00 am -- 5th Place: Lawrenceville vs. Elite U18
12:00 pm -- 3rd Place: Taft vs. NMH
 2:15 pm -- Championship: Belmont Hill vs. Nichols

2021 Barber Memorial Tournament (Day 2 of 2) 
The Hill Tops St. Mark's, 3-2, Takes Title in Shootout

Morning Session:
Game 5 -- Loser 1 vs. 3:  Vermont 4, Middlesex 1 (@ Middlesex) 8:30 am
Game 6 -- Loser 2 vs. 4:  Kents Hill 4, PA 2  (@ St. Mark's) 8:30 am
Game 7 -- Winner 1 vs. 3:  Hill 5, Worcester 4 (@ Middlesex) 10:30 am
Game 8 -- Winner 2 vs. 4:  St. Mark's 4, Canterbury 2 (@ St. Mark's) 10:30 am
Afternoon Playoffs:
Game 9 -- Loser 5 vs. 6: PA 3, Middlesex 0 (@ St. Mark's) 1:30 pm
Game 10 -- Consolation -- Winner 5 vs. 6: VA 3, Kents Hill 2 (OT) (@ Middlesex)
Game 11 -- Loser 7 vs. 8: Worcester 3, Canterbury 2 (@ St. Mark's), 3:30 pm
Game 12 -- Championship -- Hill 3, St. Mark's 2 (Shootout) (@ Middlesex), 3:30 pm

Howard Invitational Tournament (Day 2 of 2)
At St. George's School; Middletown, RI

8:30 am -- St. George's 1, Rice Memorial 0
8:45 am -- Brewster 5, Wyoming Seminary 1



Friday, December 17th Tournament Scoreboard

56th Annual Flood-Marr Tournament (Day 1 of 3)
At Milton (Fri. & Sun.); at Nobles (Sat.)
9:00 am -- Milton 7, Hotchkiss 1
11:00 am -- KUA 5, Westminster 3
1:00 pm -- Nobles 3, Deerfield 1
3:00 pm -- Salisbury 4, Andover 1
5:00 pm -- Milton 3, KUA 3 (OT)
7:00 pm -- Westminster 3, Hotchkiss 0

38th Annual Avon Old Farms Christmas Classic (Day 2 of 3)
At Avon Old Farms; Avon, Conn.
9:00 am -- Kent 3, Gunn 1  (@ Trinity College rink)
9:00 am -- Loomis Chaffee 3, Trinity-Pawling 1
11:00 am -- Tabor 5, St. Paul's 3  (@ Trinity College rink)
11:00 am --  Avon 4, Berkshire 0
                   (Lunch break)
3:00 pm -- Kent 5, Trinity-Pawling 2
5:00 pm --  Gunn 4, Loomis Chaffee 1
7:00 pm --  Berkshire  5, St. Paul's 2 
9:00 pm --  Avon 3, Tabor 2

Saturday's Playoff Schedule:
8:30 am -- St. Paul's vs. Trinity-Pawling
10:30 am -- Loomis vs. Berkshire
                   (Lunch break)
1:30 pm -- Third Place -- Gunn vs. Tabor
3:30 pm -- Championship -- Kent vs. Avon

47th Annual Groton/Lawrence Holiday Tournament (Day 2 of 3)
At the Groton School & Lawrence Academy (Groton, Mass.)

3:00 pm -- Dexter 8, Lawrence 3  (at LA, Grant Rink)
4:00 pm -- Holderness 6, Groton 1  (at Groton, O’Brien Rink)
5:00 pm -- Cushing 4, Thayer 3 (OT)  (at LA, Grant Rink)
6:00 pm -- Pomfret 6, Proctor 0  (at Groton, O’Brien Rink)

2021 Kevin Mutch Christmas Tournament (Day 1 of 3)
At St. Sebastian’s School; Neeedham, Mass.
Game 1 – 2:00 pm -- St. Sebastian’s 7, Winchendon 2
Game 2 – 4:00 pm -- Brunswick 5, Albany Academy 0 
Game 3 -- 6:00 pm -- Northwood 3, Rivers 1
Game 4 – 8:00 pm -- St. Andrew’s College 7, Williston-Northampton 3

Saturday's Schedule:
Game 5 -- 11:00 am -- Loser Game 1 vs. Loser Game 2:  Winchendon vs. Albany Academy
Game 6 -- 1:00 pm -- Loser Game 3 vs. Loser Game 4:  Rivers  vs. Williston
Game 7 -- 3:00 pm -- Winner Game 1 vs. Winner Game 2:  St. Sebastian's vs. Brunswick
Game 8 -- 5:00 pm -- Winner Game 3 vs. Winner Game 4:  Northwood vs. St. Andrews College

Brooks/Pingree Xmas Tournament (Day 1 of 3)
At Brooks (N. Andover, Mass.) & Pingree (S. Hamilton, Mass.)
Games at Brooks School:
4:15 PM: Brooks 0, North Yarmouth Academy 0
6:15 PM: New Hampton 4, Hebron 0
Games at Pingree School:
4:15 PM: Pingree 7, Berwick 1
6:15 PM: Millbrook 4, Tilton 3

73rd Lawrenceville Invitational Tournament (Day 1 of 3)
At the Lawrenceville School; Lawrenceville, NJ
 2:00 pm -- Choate 3, Lawrenceville 2     
 4:00 pm -- Belmont Hill 3, Elite U18 0
 6:00 pm -- Northfield Mt. Hermon 5, Stanstead 1
 8:00 pm -- Nichols 5, Taft 2
This is a revised schedule. Upper Canada College (concerns over Covid and travel restrictions) has been replaced by Elite Hockey Academy.

2021 Barber Memorial Tournament (Day 1 of 2)
At St. Mark's School (Southborough, Mass.) & Middlesex School (Concord, Mass.)

Game 1 -- Worcester Academy 6, Middlesex 3  (@ Middlesex)
Game 2 -- St. Mark's 6, Portsmouth Abbey 1  (@ St. Mark's)
Game 3 --  Hill 6, Vermont Academy 0  (@ Middlesex) 
Game 4 --  Canterbury 6, Kents Hill 2 (@ St. Mark's)

Saturday's Schedule (Final Day):
Game 5 -- Loser Game 1 vs. Loser Game 3 (@ Middlesex), 8:30 am: Middlesex vs. Vermont
Game 6 -- Loser Game 2 vs. Loser Game 4 (@ St. Mark's), 8:30 am:  PA vs. Kents Hill
Game 7 -- Winner Game 1 vs. Winner Game 3(@ Middlesex), 10:30 am: Worcester vs. Hill
Game 8 -- Winner Game 2 vs. Winner Game 4 (@ St. Mark's), 10:30 am: St. Mark's vs. Canterbury
Game 9 -- Loser Game 5 vs. Loser Game 6 (@ St. Mark's), 1:30 pm
Game 10 -- Consolation -- Winners of Games 5 & 6 (@ Middlesex), 1:30 pm
Game 11 -- Loser Game 7 vs. Loser Game 8 (@ St. Mark's), 3:30 pm
Game 12 -- Championship -- Winners of Games 7 & 8 (@ Middlesex), 3:30 pm

Howard Invitational Tournament (Day 1 of 2)
At St. George's School; Middleton, RI
1:00 pm -- St. George's vs. Wyoming Seminary
1:15 pm -- Rice Memorial vs. Brewster
5:30 pm -- Brewster vs. St. George's
5:45 pm -- Wyoming Seminary vs. Rice Memorial


 

Thursday, December 16th Tournament Scoreboard

38th Annual Avon Old Farms Christmas Classic (Day 1 of 3)
At Avon Old Farms; Avon, Conn.

1:00 pm -- Gunn 6, Trinity-Pawling 2 -- Facchinelli 2 goals
3:00 pm -- Kent 6, Loomis Chaffee 1 -- Palombo 2 goals, Hopewell 29 saves
5:00 pm -- Avon 7, St. Paul's 0 -- Fennell 2 goals
7:00 pm -- Tabor 3, Berkshire 2 (SO) -- Jenkins scores shootout winner

47th Annual Groton/Lawrence Holiday Tournament (Day 1 of 3)
At the Groton School & Lawrence Academy (Groton, Mass.)
3:00 pm -- Holderness 4, Pomfret 3  (at Groton, Pratt Rink) -- McCarthy 3rd per. SH GWG
4:00 pm -- Proctor 3, Groton 2   (at Groton, O’Brien Rink) -- Gwatkin 3rd per. GWG
5:30 pm -- Dexter 6, Thayer 1  (at LA, Grant Rink) -- Mick Frechette 2 goals
7:30 pm -- Cushing 1, Lawrence 0  (at LA, Grant Rink) -- Kesselring 2nd per. GWG



Prep Composite Schedule: Week of Dec. 13th, 2021

Mon. Dec. 13, 2021
Salisbury @ Berkshire, 4:30 pm
Choate @ Loomis Chaffee, 5:30 pm
Vermont Academy @ Proctor, 6:00 pm

Tues. Dec. 14, 2021
Lawrenceville @ The Hun School, 4:00 pm
Andover @ Groton, 4:30 pm

Wed. Dec. 15, 2021
Williston Northampton @ Northfield Mt. Hermon, 3:00 pm
Winchendon @ St. George's, 3:30 pm
Brooks @ St. Sebastian's, 3:30 pm
Portledge @ Brunswick, 4:00 pm -- Cancelled
Brewster Academy @ Berwick, 4:15 pm
Portsmouth Abbey @ Pingree, 4:30 pm
New Hampton @ Exeter, 5:30 pm
The Hill School @ South Kent School 18U, 5:30 pm


Thurs. Dec. 16, 2021

38th Annual Avon Old Farms Christmas Classic (Day 1 of 3)
At Avon Old Farms; Avon, Conn.

1:00 pm -- Gunn School vs. Trinity-Pawling
3:00 pm -- Loomis Chaffee vs. Kent
5:00 pm -- St. Paul's vs. Avon
7:00 pm -- Berkshire vs. Tabor

47th Annual Groton/Lawrence Holiday Tournament (Day 1 of 3)
At the Groton School (Groton, Mass.) & Lawrence Academy (Groton, Mass.)
3:00 pm -- Pomfret School vs. Holderness School (at Groton, Pratt Rink)
4:00 pm -- Proctor Academy vs. Groton School (at Groton, O’Brien Rink)
5:30 pm -- Thayer Academy vs. Dexter School (at LA, Grant Rink)
7:30 pm -- Cushing Academy vs. Lawrence Academy (at LA, Grant Rink)

 
Fri. Dec. 17, 2021
Governor's @ Exeter, 5:00 pm  4:45 pm

56th Annual Flood-Marr Tournament (Day 1 of 3)
At Milton (Fri. & Sun.); at Nobles (Sat.)
9:00 am -- Milton vs. Hotchkiss
11:00 am -- KUA vs. Westminster
1:00 pm -- Deerfield vs. Nobles
3:00 pm -- Andover vs. Salisbury
5:00 pm -- Milton vs. KUA
7:00 pm -- Hotchkiss vs. Westminster

38th Annual Avon Old Farms Christmas Classic (Day 2 of 3)
At Avon Old Farms; Avon, Conn.
9:00 am -- Gunn School vs. Kent (@ Trinity College rink)
9:00 am -- Trinity-Pawling vs. Loomis Chaffee
11:00 am -- St. Paul's vs. Tabor (@ Trinity College rink)
11:00 am --  Berkshire vs. Avon
                   (Lunch break)
3:00 pm -- Kent vs. Trinity-Pawling
5:00 pm --  Loomis Chaffee vs. Gunn School
7:00 pm --  St. Paul's vs. Berkshire
9:00 pm -- Tabor vs. Avon

47th Annual Groton/Lawrence Holiday Tournament (Day 2 of 3)
At the Groton School (Groton, Mass.) & Lawrence Academy (Groton, Mass.)

3:00 pm -- Dexter School vs Lawrence Academy (at LA, Grant Rink)
4:00 pm -- Holderness School vs Groton School (at Groton, O’Brien Rink)
5:00 pm -- Cushing Academy vs. Thayer Academy (at LA, Grant Rink)
6:00 pm -- Proctor Academy vs. Pomfret School (at Groton, O’Brien Rink)

2021 Kevin Mutch Christmas Tournament (Day 1 of 3)
At St. Sebastian’s School; Neeedham, Mass.
Game 1 – 2:00 pm -- St. Sebastian’s vs. Winchendon
Game 2 – 4:00 pm -- Albany Academy vs. Brunswick
Game 3 -- 6:00 pm -- Northwood vs. Rivers
Game 4 – 8:00 pm -- St. Andrew’s College vs. Williston-Northampton

Brooks/Pingree Xmas Tournament (Day 1 of 3)
At Brooks (N. Andover, Mass.) & Pingree (S. Hamilton, Mass.)
Games at Brooks School:
4:15 PM: Brooks School vs. North Yarmouth Academy 
6:15 PM: New Hampton School vs. Hebron Academy
Games at Pingree School:
4:15 PM: Pingree School vs. Berwick Academy
6:15 PM: Tilton School vs. Millbrook School

73rd Lawrenceville Invitational Tournament (Day 1 of 3)
At the Lawrenceville School; Lawrenceville, NJ
 2:00 pm -- Lawrenceville vs. Choate        
 4:00 pm -- Elite U-18 vs. Belmont Hill
 6:00 pm -- Northfield Mt. Hermon vs. Stanstead
 8:00 pm -- Nichols vs. Taft

2021 Barber Memorial Tournament (Day 1 of 2)
At St. Mark's School (Southborough, Mass.) & Middlesex School (Concord, Mass.)

Game 1 -- Middlesex vs. Worcester Academy, 5:00 pm (@ Middlesex)
Game 2 -- St. Marks vs. Portsmouth Abbey, 5:00 pm (@ St. Mark's)
Game 3 --  Vermont Academy vs. the Hill School, 7:00 pm (@ Middlesex) 
Game 4 --  Kents Hill vs. Canterbury School, 7:00 pm (@ St. Mark's)

Howard Invitational Tournament (Day 1 of 2)
At St. George's School; Middleton, RI
1:00 pm -- St. George's vs. Wyoming Seminary
1:15 pm -- Rice Memorial vs. Brewster
5:30 pm -- Brewster vs. St. George's
5:45 pm -- Wyoming Seminary vs. Rice Memorial


Sat. Dec. 18, 2021

38th Annual Avon Old Farms Christmas Classic (Day 3 of 3)
At Avon Old Farms; Avon, Conn.

8:30 am -- 4th Place Pierpont vs. 4th Place Trautman
10:30 am -- 3rd Place Pierpont vs. 3rd Place Trautman
                   (Lunch break)
1:30 pm -- 2nd Place Pierpont vs. 2nd Place Trautman
3:30 pm -- Championship -- 1st Place Pierpont vs. 1st Place Trautman

47th Annual Groton/Lawrence Holiday Tournament (Day 3 of 3)
At the Groton School (Groton, Mass.) & Lawrence Academy (Groton, Mass.)

9:15 am -- Holderness School vs Proctor Academy (at Groton, Pratt Rink)
9:30 am -- Pomfret School vs. Groton School (at Groton, O’Brien Rink)
9:30 am -- Dexter School vs. Cushing Academy (at LA, Grant Rink)
11:30 am -- Thayer Academy vs. Lawrence Academy (at LA, Grant Rink)

56th Annual Flood-Marr Tournament (Day 2 of 3)
At Milton (Fri. & Sun.); at Nobles (Sat.)

9:00 am -- Nobles vs. Andover
11:00 am -- Salisbury vs. Deerfield
 1:00 pm -- Westminster vs. Milton
 3:00 pm -- Hotchkiss vs. KUA
 5:00 pm -- Nobles vs. Salisbury
 7:00 pm -- Andover vs. Deerfield

2021 Kevin Mutch Christmas Tournament (Day 2 of 3)
At St. Sebastian’s School; Neeedham, Mass.

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

Brooks/Pingree Xmas Tournament (Day 2 of 3)
At Brooks (N. Andover, Mass.) & Pingree (S. Hamilton, Mass.)

Games at Brooks School:
9:00 AM: Brooks School vs. Hebron Academy
11:00 AM: North Yarmouth Academy vs. New Hampton School
5:00 PM: Hebron Academy vs. North Yarmouth Academy
7:00 PM: Brooks School vs. New Hampton School
Games at Pingree School:
9:00 AM: Pingree School vs. Millbrook School
11:00 AM: Berwick Academy vs. Tilton School
5:00 PM: Millbrook School vs. Berwick Academy
7:00 PM: Pingree School vs. Tilton School

73rd Lawrenceville Invitational Tournament (Day 2 of 3)
At the Lawrenceville School; Lawrenceville, NJ. (except as noted)

 9:30 am -- Elite U18 vs. Northfield Mt. Hermon
 9:30 am -- Stanstead vs. Belmont Hill (@ Cure Insurance Arena; Trenton, NJ) 
11:30 am -- Lawrenceville vs. Taft
11:30 am -- Choate vs. Nichols (@ Cure Insurance Arena; Trenton, NJ)   
 2:30 pm -- Belmont Hill vs. Northfield Mt. Hermon
 4:30 pm -- Stanstead vs. Elite U18
 6:30 pm -- Nichols vs. Lawrenceville
 8:30 pm -- Taft vs. Choate

2021 Barber Memorial Tournament (Day 2 of 2)
At St. Mark's School (Southborough, Mass.) and Middlesex School (Concord, Mass.)

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), 8:30 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), 10:30 am
Game 9 -- Loser Game 5 vs. Loser Game 6 (@ St. Mark's), 1:30 pm
Game 10 -- Consolation -- Winners of Games 5 & 6 (@ Middlesex), 1:30 pm
Game 11 -- Loser Game 7 vs. Loser Game 8 (@ St. Mark's), 3:30 pm
Game 12 -- Championship -- Winners of Games 7 & 8 (@ Middlesex), 3:30 pm

Howard Invitational Tournament (Day 2 of 2)
At St. George's School; Middletown, RI

8:30 am -- St. George's vs. Rice Memorial
8:45 am -- Brewster vs. Wyoming Seminary

Sun. Dec. 19, 2021

56th Annual Flood-Marr Tournament (Day 3 of 3)
At Milton (Fri. & Sun.); at Nobles (Sat.)
 8:00 am -- 7th Place Game
10:00 am -- 5th Place Game
12:00 pm -- 3rd Place Game
2:00 pm -- Championship Game

2021 Kevin Mutch Christmas Tournament (Day 3 of 3)
At St. Sebastian’s School; Neeedham, Mass.
Game 9 -- 9:00 am -- Loser Game 5 vs. Loser Game 6
Game 10 -- 11:00 am -- Winner Game 5 vs. Winner Game 6 (Consolation)
Game 11 -- 1:00 pm -- Loser Game 7 vs. Loser Game 8 (Third Place Game)
Game 12 -- 3:00 pm -- Winner Game 7 vs. Winner Game 8 (Championship Game)

73rd Lawrenceville Invitational Tournament
At the Lawrenceville School; Lawrenceville, NJ

 8:00 am --  4th vs. 4th
10:00 am -- 3rd vs. 3rd
12:00 pm -- 2nd vs. 2nd
 2:15 pm -- Championship Game -- 1st vs. 1st

Brooks/Pingree Xmas Tournament (Day 3 of 3)
At Brooks (N. Andover, Mass.) & Pingree (S. Hamilton, Mass.)
There will be 9:00 AM and 11:30 AM games at both Brooks and Pingree. The championship game will be held at Pingree School, the third-place game at Brooks School and additional consolation games at each. The only exception would be if Brooks were to make the championship game and Pingree did not, then the championship game would be moved to Brooks and the third-place game moved to Pingree. The matchups and locations may also be subject to alteration due to the host school’s and/or teams’ COVID-19 protocols.



Prep Highlights, Sat. Dec. 11, 2021

Watton -- A Hero for the Hornets
Westy Stuns 'Wick
St. Mark's Wins with Youth
Salisbury Bows to Kent in OT

@ Winchendon 6, BB&N 2
-- Host Winchendon (1-3-0) scored 4 unanswered first-period goals, and built it to 6-0 midway through the third. BB&N (0-5-0) got 2 late goals. All of Winchendon's goals came from different scorers. Eli Deener-Chodirker (1g,1a), Jake Freelove (2a), Nolan Duffy (2a) each had 2 points for the Wapitis.

Rivers 4 @ Groton 1 -- Seniors Ziv Deener-Chodirker (4a) and Stephen Canavan (2g,1a) each had big games for Rivers. Senior Domenic Morelli and soph Brett Stone each added a goal and an assist. Rivers (2-2-0) outshot Groton 34-18. Senior Conor Sullivan had 17 saves for Rivers.

KUA 6 @ Brewster 3 -- The Wildcats got goals from 6 different scorers to improve to 7-0-0. KUA outshot Brewster, 46-26. Junior G Colby Boyce (25 saves) earned the win.

@ Hebron 3, Portsmouth Abbey 2 -- The Abbey had a 2-0 lead halfway through, host Hebron pulled one out of the hat, scoring two goals in the final minute plus to give the home fans a 3-2 win. The drama started when Hebron, down 2-1, got a PPG from junior Ryan Teehan with 1:05 left to tie it at 2-2. PA took a bench minor, keeping Hebron on the PP -- and they cashed in with 7 seconds left, PG defenseman Albert Lian with a helper from D Nick Theodos.

@ Gunn 5, Williston 2 -- Gunn got goals from 5 different scorers --- and 3 assists from senior F Nathan Stachowiak -- en route to the 5-2 home win. Gunn (5-1-0) outshot Williston, 42-20. Williston (0-4-0) is looking for its first win.

St. Mark's 6 @ Brooks 1 -- Freshman Richard Gallant (2g,1a) and sophomore Andrew Gibbons (1g,2a) paced the Lions' attack. St. Mark's (4-1-0)  outshot Brooks, 39-22. Lions' junior G Charles Watson kicked out 21 shots for the win.

Avon 6, Trinity-Pawling 3 -- Soph Joe Connor (1g,2a), and seniors Brennan Ali (3a), Liam Verdoni (2g), and Matt DiMarsico (1g,1a) led Avon's attack. Avon improves to 4-0-0.

@ Westminster 8, Brunswick 4 -- Host Westy got big days out of seniors Danny Judge, who had a hat trick, and Adam Mendelson, who had a goal and 3 assists. For Brunswick, soph F Luke Drury had 2 goals and junior D Lucas St. Louis had 3 assists. Brunswick outshot Westy, 34-33. Westy jumped out to an early 3-0 lead and never looked back.

Holderness 6 @ Vermont Academy 3 -- Host Vermont jumped out to a 3-1 lead after two, but Holderness roared back with 5 unanswered goals in the third. Junior Aidan O'Connell (2g,1a) and senior Cooper Belanger (1g,2a) each had three points for the Bulls. In net, senior Ethan Swanson (33/36) earned the win. Holderness (4-0-0) had the edge in shots, 39-36.

The Hill 3, Cushing 3 (OT) -- Senior Tyler Chenevert scored the first 2 Hill goals and PG Brandon Spaulding made it 3-0 with 15 seconds left in the first period. But Cushing woke up with a pair of second period powerplay goals, a 5x3 tally from senior D Owen Paskowski, and a 5x4 goal from junior Linas Dedinas. Senior Mason Kesselring assisted on both. Cushing (4-0-1) got the tying goal early in the third, as senior Billy Norcross scored from Ryan Philbrick and Cameron Ferraz. Senior Jackson Irving (27/30) was in goal for Cushing; junior Ryan Sanborn (31/34) for Hill. Sanborn, by the way, is the nephew of Wayne Sanborn, the former Cushing AD, coach, and teacher.

Proctor 3 @ St. Paul's 2 -- A goal from junior Maks Watton with five seconds left broke a 2-2 tie and lifted Proctor to the road win. Sophomore D Max O'Connell and junior F Nolan Davis also scored for the Hornets. Soph Josh Halliday and junior Bryce Terry scored for St. Paul's. In net, soph Caden Pasqualone (38/40) earned the win. SPS senior Callum Welch (30/33) took the loss.

Pomfret 5 @ Pingree 2 -- Senior forwards Kai Konstantino (1 even-strength goal, 1 empty-netterr), Nils Forselius (2a), and Tatum Fitzmaurice (2a) led Pomfret (3-2-0) to the road win. Soph Zach Bloxam kicked out 26 of 28 shots for the win.

St. George's 2, Millbrook 2 (OT) -- In a game played at Connecticut College, all goals were scored in the second period. Seniors Connor Korapatnicki and D.J. Walsh scored to make it 2-0 Millbrook, but St. George's came right back with goals 32 seconds apart from Ben Buckley and Jack Almeida

Loomis Chaffee 5 @ Canterbury 2 -- Host Canterbury jumped out to a 2-0 lead early in the first period, but the Pelicans answered by tallying five straight unanswered goals. Senior Oliver Flynn scored two unanswered goals, on a shorty and an even-strength goal. In net, junior Caleb Allen (22/24) picked up the win. For Canterbury, senior Dan Gerts (40/44) took the loss. Loomis improves to 3-1-0. Canterbury is now 2-1-1.

Kent 3 @ Salisbury 2 (OT) -- A Cole Watson goal at 1:37 of OT gave Kent the road win, and handed Salisbury (3-1-0) its first loss of the young season. Earlier, Salisbury had taken a 1-0 lead on a Ben Poitras first period PPG. It stayed that way until early in the third when senior Geno McEnery tied it at 1-1. Salisbury would retake the lead on a Liam Chapman goal at 7:21. But several minutes later Kent's Jake Kraft would tie it up at 2-2, and send the game to OT, where Watson, a senior, struck for the game-winner. Watson, who also had 2 assists, figured in all 3 of Kent's goals. For Salisbury, senior Dylan Hryckowian, with 2 assists, figured in both of the Scarlet Knights' goals. In net, junior Harrison Fogel (32/34) earned the win; Salisbury senior Austin McNicholas (23/26) took the loss. Kent is 3-3-0, and 4 of their last 5 games have been one-goal affairs; two have gone to OT.

@ St. Sebastian's 6, Exeter 4 -- (See full game story below.)

Tabor 7, NYA 3 -- In a game played at BU's Walter Brown Arena, Tabor topped NYA, 7-3. NYA broke out to a 2-0 lead early in the first, but it was all Tabor after that as the Seawolves would score 7 of the next 8 goals. Senior captain Coleman Jenkins had 2 goals for Tabor; senior Nathaniel Peretz had two for NYA. Tabor junior goaltender Gus Ackerman kicked out 27 of 30 shots for the win. Tabor outshot NYA, 45-30. As you probably know, the late Travis Roy attended all three schools (including BU).



Callow-Gorman-Grier Line Lead Arrows Past Exeter

Needham, Mass. -- St. Sebastian's all-senior top line of Michael Callow, Brendan Gorman, and Jayden Grier accounted for four Arrows goals in a 6-4 win over Exeter here today.

After scoring three unanswered goals in the second period to put Seb's up, 5-1, Exeter made things interesting in the third, outscoring Seb's 3-1. However, they were unable to get closer than two goals.

In the first period, Grier got things going, scoring on a 15' wrister that Exeter junior goalie Michael Salvatore wasn't quite ready for. A few minutes later, Gorman notched a nice PPG to make it 2-0, with Callow assisting. A rebound goal at 12:06 from Exeter PG center Ryan Sordillo cut it to 2-1, which is where things stood after the first period.

In the second period, Seb's blitzed Exeter for three unanswered goals, the first two were from Callow, both assisted by Gorman. Both goals came early in the period, a couple minutes apart, and the second was a short-handed tally. A dynamic duo, those two. And, just like that, it was a 4-1 game.

Seb's took a couple of penalties, which gave Exeter a few minutes of PP time, including a brief 5x3. Exeter was unable to capitalize, though they created plenty of traffic down low, leading to some testiness in front of Seb's senior goalie Ryan Kazmouz.

At 9:28 of the second, the Arrows made it 5-1, with junior D Nolan Joyce scoring, assisted by freshman Ben Merrill. It looked like the home team was going to blow the barn doors off.

But it didn't happen. In the third period, Exeter came out and made a game of it. A few minutes in, sophomore RW Christian Maro scored, with an assist going to senior linemate and centerman Kurt Gurkan, a Yale recruit who was a big factor in the third period.

But once again, Seb's took a four-goal lead. This time, sophomore center Colin Gorman, two years younger than brother Brendan, and also a center, made it 6-2 Seb's, tipping home a shot from the left point by sophomore D Aidan Connors. It was the younger Gorman's first career goal.

Exeter didn't quit. At 8:11, Sordillo scored his second of the game, a PPG assisted by Gurkan, to make it 6-3. On his next shift, Gurkan took a minor for playing with a broken stick. (The blade fell off and he had no idea the stick was broken.) That slowed Exeter for a couple minutes, but when he returned Exeter struck again, this time on the powerplay, as senior LW Charlie McGurrin converted a pass from Gurkan and PG center Ryan Dinges.

That would be as close as Exeter would come.

"I thought we played well for the first two periods, but I wasn't too excited about the third period," Seb's head coach Sean McCann said. "I like a lot of things about our team, but we're a young team and this will be part of the learning process for them. We're not quite there yet."

Exeter coach Tim Mitropoulos said, "(St. Sebastian's) is very good. They play with energy and pace and it showed in the second period. They were the better team today."

"But in the third period," Mitropoulos added, "I thought our guys responded well. They made it close. They made it interesting. I appreciate the compete. But Seb's got too much ahead of us. It just wasn't enough."

Note:
St. Seb's played eight sophomores, and two freshmen, a contrast to Exeter, which has always relied heavily on seniors and PGs. This year is no exception.

 

The Holiday Guide is Back

Just in case you haven't noticed the banner above, the Holiday Guide has been posted. This is no gift guide. It's far better, offering schedules -- all in one place -- for all the boys' prep hockey tournaments, from next week's batch through the New Year's. You won't have to wonder where to go and when. You can figure it out right now. Then print it out, and stick it in your back pocket. Enjoy!


 

Prep Highlights: Wed. Dec. 8, 2021

Callow Hat Trick Paces Arrows
Sciabarra's Late Goal KO's Brunswick
Exeter's Dotterer Salvages Tie with Dexter
Graber Has Big Day for T-P
St. Mark's Soph Gibbons Notches Hat Trick & Assist
Groton Strikes Late
Cannata, Brown Lead Mustangs Past LA
Brooks's Inzirillo Blanks Middlesex

@ Avon 3, Taft 1 -- Going into the third period, Taft held a 1-0 lead on a goal from 6'5" sophomore defenseman Shane Mettler, but the Winged Beavers (3-0-0) scored a pair of PPGs -- from senior Brennan Ali and junior Nick Capasso -- to take a 2-1 lead. Liam Verdoni added an insurance goal later in the period. In net, Avon PG Conor Callaghan (24/25) earned the win; Rhinos' senior Mikey Roberts (44/47) took the loss.

Tilton 2 @ New Hampton 1 -- Tilton (2-0-0) scored both its goals in the first period, an even-strength tally from PG Kyle LoNigro and a shorty from junior Nicholas Fontaine. The Huskies' Evan Moore scored a PPG in the second, but New Hampton failed to get the equalizer. Tilton junior goalie Connor Waldron (34/35) took the win; New Hampton junior Nate Zerrenner (28/30) took the hard-luck loss. 

@ St. Sebastian's 7, Portsmouth Abbey 1 -- Senior Michael Callow led the way with 3 even-strength goals. All the other goals in the game were powerplay tallies. Junior D Nolan Joyce (2g,1a) and senior F Jayden Grier (3a) each had three points for the Arrows (3-0-0).

@ Salisbury 5, Hotchkiss 3 -- A second period goal from senior Connor Driscoll broke a 3-3 tie and junior Ben Poitras added an insurance tally in the third. Salisbury (3-0-0) outshot Hotchkiss, 41-25.

@ Kent 5, Brunswick 4 -- Kent (2-2-0) held a 4-2 lead early in the third, but Brunswick (3-1-0) got a pair to tie it up. A back-door PPG off the stick of senior defenseman Joey Sciabarra at 14:09 of the third period lifted the Lions (2-2-0) to the home win. Senior Jake Kraft had two goals -- one a SHG -- for Kent, while Dante Palombo, soph Patrick Walsh, and, of course, Sciabarra scored the others. Geno McEnery (3a), Michael Hurst (2a) and Max Resnick (2a) aided the Lions' attack. For Brunswick, junior D Lucas St. Louis had 3 assists, sophomore F Sean Gibbons had 2 goals, and junior Hank Cleaves, who committed to Dartmouth on Monday, had a couple of assists. Brunswick had a 32-27 edge in shots in a game with plenty of up-and-down action and momentum shifts.

Frederick Gunn School 2, Berkshire 1 -- Gunn (3-1-0) scored a pair of goals -- from seniors Evan Raines and Ryan Novo -- two minutes apart late in the second to turn around what had been a 1-0 Berkshire lead. In net, Gunn senior Joey Lovullo (19/20) earned the win; Berkshire junior Danick Leroux (20/22) took the loss.

Cushing 4 @ Williston 0 -- Billy Norcross (2g), Ryan Philbrick (1g,1a), and Ethan Gardula (2a) each had 2 points to lead the Penguins (4-0-0) to the road win. Jackson Irving (18/18) earned the shutout win. Williston soph Jake Henry (28/32) took the loss.

@ Millbrook 6, Portledge 2 -- Senior DJ Walsh notched 3 goals -- a SHG, a PPG, and an even-strength goal -- to pace Millbrook's attack. Cam Lowe and Zach Walsh each had 2 assists. Millbrook held a 44-15 edge in shots.

@ Trinity-Pawling 6, Albany Academy 5 -- In a wild one, T-P junior F Jackson Graber had a big day, figuring in 4 goals (2g,2a) and scoring the late third period goal that broke a 5-5 tie and gave the home crowd a win. Junior F Austin Jerzak had a hat trick for AA, and added an assist. 

Dexter 2 @ Exeter 2 (OT) -- With the extra attacker on, Exeter PG Kodi Dotterer scored at 16:50 of the final period to lift host Exeter (3-1-2) to a 2-2 tie with Dexter (2-1-1) . Overtime changed nothing. In net, Exeter junior Michael Salvatore kicked out 33 of the 35 shots he faced. For Dexter junior Max Gatti stopped 23 of 25 shots. 

Deerfield 3 @ NMH 1 -- Senior Max Bloomer and junior Ryan McHugh scored a pair of short-handed goals in the first three minutes of the game, and the Big Green never looked back in their season-opening win over NMH (3-2-0). In net, Deerfield soph John Tolve (32/33) earned the win; senior Nick Bevilacqua (32/35) took the loss for the Hoggers.

St. Mark's 7 @ Worcester Academy 3 -- St. Mark's sophomore F Andrew Gibbons had a hat trick and added an assist as the Lions rolled over Worcester, 7-3. Junior Jim Lyver (1g,2a) and senior Dom Murphy (3a) each had three-point days. In net, junior Adam Costley (18/21) picked up the win for St. Mark's (2-1-0).

@ Roxbury Latin 2, Groton 2 (OT) -- After two periods had produced goose eggs for both teams, Roxbury Latin notched a pair of goals -- from senior Connor Berg and soph Vincent Jaeger -- early in the third to take a 2-0 lead. But the visitors from Groton had a late surprise up their sleeve, as senior D Bryan McLachan scored a PPG with 4:04 on the clock, and sophomore F Allen Fang scored with the goalie pulled and 40 seconds left in regulation to cap the comeback.

@ Holderness 4, Brewster Academy 2 -- After the visitors from Brewster (2-2-2) scored a pair of goals 12 seconds apart in the opening minutes of the second period, Holderness (3-0-0) went to work, scoring 4 unanswered goals the rest of the way. Senior co-captain Nick Messina scored what would turn out to be the game-winner, and the Bulls added an empty-netter in the waning seconds of play. In net, Bulls' junior Evan Plunkett (20/22) earned the win, while Brewster junior Patrick Green (45/48) took the tough loss.

Brooks 2 @ Middlesex 0 -- Brooks (3-0-0) got second period goals from senior F Kyle Pelletier and junior F Jack McDermott and that was all they needed as senior G Jake Inzirillo posted a 27-save shutout.

Loomis Chaffee 6 @ Pomfret 3 -- This was closer than the score would indicate, as Loomis (2-1-0) scored two empty-netters in the final minute. Charlie Andriole (2g), Oliver Flynn (1g,1a), and Elijah Hull  (2a) notched two points apiece for the Pelicans. Junior Caleb Allen (32/35) took the win in the Loomis net; Pomfret senior Kellen Beauton (33/37) took the loss. 

@ Belmont Hill 4, Governor's 1 -- Junior F James Fisher and senior F Drew Blackwell each had a goal and an assist to pace Bel Hill to the win. Sophomore goalie Sam Scopa (18/19) earned the win. 

@ Nobles 7, Tabor 2 -- Sophomore F Amir Jamal had 2 goals and Austin Tasca, Aidan Lyons, Ben MacDonald, and Dennis Davidson each had a goal and an assist. Nobles (2-0-1) outshot Tabor, 35-18. Tabor took 10 penalties, Nobles 4.

North Yarmouth Academy 6, Kents Hill 3 -- NYA senior F Nathanel Peretz had a hat trick and added an assist. Junior F Daxton St. Hilaire (4a) and Michael Belleau (1g,2a) were the other big guns for NYA (3-1-0). PG Kevin McElaney had 2 goals for Kents Hill.

@ Pingree 7, Berwick 0 -- Sophomore LW Quinn Moses (3g,2a) and senior F Michael Lynch (2g,3a) each notched 5 points. Sophomore RW Ryan Kavanagh had 4 points (all assists). Pingree's senior G Matt Cusolito (37/37) posted the shutout. Berwick actually outshot Pingree in this one, 37-32.

@ Milton 4, Lawrence 2 -- Sophomore Will Cannata had two goals and junior D Chris Romaine one to lead Milton past the Spartans. Senior Ethan Davidson had an ENG and 2 assists, and junior Henry Cohen had 2 assists. In net, Milton junior Harrison Brown (29/31) earned the win; LA junior Luc Gagnon (29/32) took the loss. Although Milton never trailed in this one, LA made it interesting when junior Jake Murphy scored with 2:33 on the clock to make it a one-goal game. Milton made that a moot point with Davidson's empty-netter a minute later.

@ The Hill 7, Lawrenceville 4 -- Senior co-captain Tyler Chenevert (2g,2a) had a four-point day for Hill. Junior Liam Mathews (2g,1a) was L'ville's hot hand.

Westminster 10, Choate 0 -- Senior forwards Vic Barakett (2g,2a) and Adam Mendelson (1g,3a) each had 4 points to lead the Martlets (2-0-0).


 

Prep Composite Schedule, Week of Dec. 6, 2021

Mon. Dec. 6, 2021
Berkshire @ Canterbury, 5:00 pm
North Yarmouth Academy @ BB&N, 5:30 pm
Millbrook @ Salisbury, 5:30 pm

Tues. Dec. 7, 2021
No Games

Wed. Dec. 8, 2021
Tilton @ New Hampton, 2:30 pm
Frederick Gunn School @ Berkshire, 2:30 pm
Proctor @ Kimball Union, 2:30 pm
Brewster Academy @ Holderness, 2:30 pm
Brooks @ Middlesex, 2:45 pm
Westminster @ Choate, 3:00 pm
Taft @ Avon Old Farms, 3:00 pm
Portsmouth Abbey @ St. Sebastian's, 3:15 pm
Cushing @ Williston Northampton, 3:30 pm
St. Paul's @ Vermont Academy, 3:30 pm
Groton @ Roxbury Latin, 3:45 pm
Albany Academy @ Trinity-Pawling, 4:00 pm 
Brunswick @ Kent, 4:00 pm
Hotchkiss @ Salisbury, 4:00 pm
Hebron @ Bridgton Academy, 4:00 pm
St. Mark's @ Worcester Academy, 4:00 pm
Loomis Chaffee @ Pomfret, 4:30 pm
Portledge @ Millbrook, 4:30 pm
St. George's @ Rivers, 4:30 pm
Dexter @ Exeter, 4:45 pm
Deerfield @ Northfield Mt. Hermon, 5:00 pm
Andover @ Thayer, 5:00 pm
Governor's @ Belmont Hill, 5:00 pm
Berwick @ Pingree, 5:00 pm
North Yarmouth Academy @ Kents Hill, 5:30 pm
Tabor @ Noble & Greenough, 5:30 pm
Lawrence Academy @ Milton, 5:45 pm
Lawrenceville @ The Hill School, 6:00 pm 

Thurs. Dec. 9, 2021
No Games

Fri. Dec. 10, 2021
Middlesex @ Berwick, 4:45 pm
Pope Francis @ Albany Academy, 5:00 pm
Frederick Gunn School @ Kent, 5:00 pm
St. Mark's @ BB&N, 5:15 pm
Brewster Academy @ Andover, 5:15 pm
St. Paul's @ Kimball Union, 6:00 pm
Dexter @ Noble & Greenough, 6:00 pm
Gilmour Academy @ Nichols, 6:15 pm

Sat. Dec. 11, 2021
Gilmour Academy @ Nichols, 12:15 pm
BB&N @ Winchendon, 1:00 pm
Rivers @ Groton, 2:00 pm
Avon Old Farms @ Trinity-Pawling, 3:00 pm
Holderness @ Vermont Academy, 3:00 pm
Portsmouth Abbey @ Hebron, 3:00 pm
Bishop's College School @ Stanstead College, 3:00 pm -- postponed
Kimball Union @ Brewster Academy, 3:00 pm
Belmont Hill @ Lawrence Academy, 3:30 pm
Milton @ Governor's, 3:30 pm
Tabor vs. North Yarmouth Academy, 4:00 pm -- @ BU's Walter Brown Arena
Williston Northampton @ Frederick Gunn School, 4:00 pm
Exeter @ St. Sebastian's, 4:00 pm
Kimball Union @ Tilton, 4:00 pm
St. Mark's @ Brooks, 4:00 pm
The Hill School @ Cushing, 4:30 pm
Brunswick @ Westminster, 5:00 pm
Pomfret @ Pingree, 5:00 pm
Lawrenceville @ Berkshire, 5:00 pm
Kents Hill @ Worcester Academy, 5:15 pm
Proctor @ St. Paul's, 6:00 pm
Deerfield @ Choate, 6:00 pm
New Hampton @ Andover, 6:15 pm
Millbrook vs. St. George's, 6:30 pm -- at Conn. College; New London, CT
Rice Memorial @ Albany Academy, 7:00 pm
Kent @ Salisbury, 7:00 pm
Loomis Chaffee @ Canterbury, 7:00 pm

Sun. Dec. 12, 2021
Wyoming Seminary @ Albany Academy, 9:00 am
The Hill School @ Winchendon, 12:00 pm
Portsmouth Abbey vs. Moses Brown, 12:30 pm -- at Dunkin' D. Center; Providence, RI
Lawrenceville @ Millbrook, 1:00 pm
Deerfield @ Avon Old Farms, 3:00 pm
Hebron @ Worcester Academy, 3:00 pm

Mon. Dec. 13, 2021
Salisbury @ Berkshire, 4:30 pm
Choate @ Loomis Chaffee, 5:30 pm
Vermont Academy @ Proctor, 6:00 pm



Prep Highlights: Sat. Dec. 4, 2021

Kesselring OT Goal Lifts Penguins
Heintz, Gerts Too Much for Hotchkiss
Brunswick Thumps New Hampton
Freshman Gallant Scores GWG for St. Mark's
McGurrin Paces Exeter
Taft Saves Best for Last
Hebron KO's Kent in OT

@ Cushing 6, Stanstead College 5 (OT) -- A goal from senior forward Mason Kesselring at 3:02 of overtime lifted the Penguins to the dramatic win. In a back and forth game, Cushing held a 2-0 lead after 1, and a 4-3 lead after 2. When junior Nikita Belik scored a minute into the third, Cushing took a 5-3 lead. But Stanstead's Chaka Muntu had something to say about that, bringing Stanstead within one with 6 minutes remaining. Then, with the goalie pulled, Mantu struck again to tie it at 5-5 and send it to OT, where Kesselring put the game to bed. For Stanstead, Muntu, a senior, finished with 3 goals and an assist, soph Jeremy Leroux had 2 goals, and senior Nathan Garnier had 4 assists. For Cushing, soph Landon Resendes had a goal and 2 assists. In all, Cushing got goals from six different players.

@ Portsmouth Abbey 4, Kents Hill 2 -- A third period goal from sophomore Luke Stock broke a 2-2 tie, and an empty-netter sealed it with 28 seconds left. In the first period, PA senior Jacob Ierfino scored a pair of goals, the second coming while shorthanded. Kents Hill tied it with a pair of goals 3 minutes apart in the second, from junior Alex Wallace and senior Justin Tremblay. PA's 6-3 senior goalie Ryan Rosenau (28/30) earned the win.

@ Brooks 7, BB&N 0 -- Seniors Kyle Pelletier and Colin Rosato each had 2 goals and soph Ryan Shimelman had 3 assists to lead the Brooks attack, which launched 50 shots on BB&N junior G David Mallio. Brooks senior G Jake Inzirillo (18/18) notched the shutout.

@ Holderness 9, Pingree 0 -- Holderness's Cooper Boulanger (1g,4a), Aidan O'Connell (3g) Sean Senier (2g,1a), and Nick Messina (3a) led the Bulls' attack. Junior G Evan Plunkett (23/23) picked up the shutout.

Lawrenceville 8, Wyoming Seminary 1 -- Senior F Justin Solovey notched a hat trick, and five other players had one goal apiece. L'ville junior G Richard Smith (18/19) earned the win.

Brewster Academy 3, Proctor 2 -- Proctor held a 2-1 lead going into the third, but junior Doyle Coughlin's SHG tied it up at 2-2. Junior Dalton Kane scored the game-winner with 5:10 remaining. Brewster junior G Patrick Green (20/22) got the win; Proctor senior Donald McCarthy (25/28) took the loss.

@ Canterbury 2, Hotchkiss 1 -- Senior Cole Heintz scored a pair of goals 40 seconds apart in the second period to provide all the scoring the Saints needed.  Senior G Dan Gerts (38/39) earned the win in net. Hotchkiss junior G Maccoy Barry (28/30) took the loss.

Brunswick 8, New Hampton 2 -- At the Exeter Invitational, Brunswick's attack was led by junior Eli Friedman (1g,3a) and soph Brendan Giles (2g,1a) . Brunswick's 8 goals came from 7 different scorers. Brunswick outshot New Hampton, 40-22.  

Westminster 3, NMH 1 -- Senior G Jacob Osborne (29/30) earned the win in net and Westy got goals from three different scorers. NMH senior G Nick Bevilacqua (30/33) took the loss.

@ St. Mark's 3, Winchendon 2 -- A goal from '07 freshman Richard Gallant at 4:23 of the third broke a 2-2 tie and lifted the Lions to the home win. In net junior Charles Watson (22/24) got the W for St. Mark's. Winchendon senior Matt Pierce (27/30) took the loss.

@ Belmont Hill 1, Nobles 1 -- (See below for game report.)

@ Salisbury 10, Williston Northampton 0 -- Senior Dylan Hryckowian (2g,2a), junior Rapolas Marcinkevicius (2g,1a), senior Ryan Walsh (1g,2a), and Michael Strapp (3a) led the Knights' attack. Salisbury outshot Williston, 46-12.

Loomis 4, T-P 1 -- Loomis got goals from 4 different scorers and junior G Caleb Allen kicked out 22 of 23 shots for the win.

Exeter 5, Gunn 3 -- At the Exeter Tournament, Exeter senior F Charle McGurrin's goal with 3:20 left in the third broke a 3-3 tie and turned out to be the game-winner. Exeter added an empty-netter. McGurrin also had 2 assists to go with his goal. Exeter junior goaltender Michael Salvatore (35/38) earned the win; Gunn senior Joey Lovullo (34/38) took the loss.

Kimball Union 10, Vermont Academy 0 -- At the Exeter Invitational, a six-goal second period from the Wildcats put this game far out of reach. Seniors Jaiden Moriello and Griffin Hatley had 2 goals apiece and Will Blackburn, also a senior, had 3 assists. KUA outshot VA, 52-13. Junior G Colby Boyce notched the 13-save shutout.

@ Taft 5, Berkshire 3 -- After Berkshire's Nick Donaldson scored early in the third to tie the game at 3-3, Taft got down to businesss, tying it up several minutes later on an unassisted goal by senior D Ben Phillips. Later in the third, senior Mason Whitney added an insurance goal, his second goal of the night. Senior Mikey Roberts (35/38) earned the win for the Rhinos. Junior Danick Leroux (31/35) took the loss for the Bears.

Hebron 3, Kent 2 (OT) -- At the Exeter Invitational, Hebron got an unassisted overtime goal from junior Ryan Teehan to upset Kent. After a scoreless first period, Kent got a pair of goals in the second from senior Geno McEnery, with the primary assist on both going to Dante Palombo. In the third, Hebron got a pair of goals, from senior Dan Kral to cut it to 2-1, and then, with 2:44 remaining in regulation, junior Patrick Cousin tied it up to send it into OT. Hebron sophomore G Jared Treat came up big, kicking out 43 of 45 shots for the hard-earned win. Kent's sophomore G Aiden Hopewell (24/27) took the tough loss.



 

Bernstein, Scopa Stand Out in Tie

Belmont, Mass. -- Nobles freshman goalie Thatcher Bernstein (26 saves) and Belmont Hill sophomore Sam Scopa (22 saves) gave their respective teams a chance to pick up a win here Saturday.

Instead, they settled for a 1-1 tie, with Nobles' senior defenseman Aidan Lyons scoring in the second and Belmont Hill junior RW Dane Carter evening things up in the third.

The first period started quietly, but picked up a little as it went on. Not a lot of good scoring opportunities. Nobles had the edge in play, being better able to set up and keep the puck in the offensive zone, whereas Bel Hill was a bit one-and-done at the other.

The pace picked up in the second, with more up-and-down play. Midway through the period, Lyons rushed the puck through center ice, barreled down the slot, caught several Belmont Hill players flat-footed as he stickhandled through them, then beat Scopa with a wrister to give Nobles a 1-0 lead at the 7:32 mark.

Belmont Hill got it back 2:33 into the third, as Carter drove to the net, took a nice short pass from his centerman, sophomore Jake McManus, and buried it. That was it for the day's scoring.

In OT, Carter had a nice scoring opportunity off a 2-on-1, but couldn't finish it off.

Neither goalie had to stand on their head in this game. They just did what they had to, and were a steadying influence. Bernstein, a 6-4 freshman and '06 birthdate, has a lot of upside. Ditto for Scopa, an '05 soph.

New Belmont Hill head coach Brian Phinney said, "We started slowly, but stuck with our process and slowly but surely began to play our style. When we play well we attack with speed and apply pressure. We can play a puck possession game down low. And we started to do that more and more."

"Scopa had a good game. He eats pucks, and puts them in the right place."

Nobles head coach Brian Day said, "I think anytime we give up one goal, we should win. We have to get more pucks on net. Get more traffic."

Of Lyons's goal, Day said, "That was just a really good invividual effort."

Asked about Bernstein, Day said, "He's a big kid, very calm, always square, steers pucks into the corner. For most freshmen, this would be too big a moment. But he's confident. Humble. He works to get better."


 

Prep Highlights: Wed. Dec. 1, 2021

Kent's Palombo Notches Natural Hat Trick
Callow, Gorman Lead Arrows Past Rivers
Cox Goal Lifts New Hampton
MacDonald PPG Gives Nobles 2-1 Win
Gardula Goal Leads Pens Past Dexter
KUA's Revelin Mack Has 5-Point Night

Canterbury 4 @ Millbrook 1 -- Senior D Kyle Hughes had a pair of goals and Saints senior goaltender Dan Gerts earned the win by kicking out 37 of the 38 shots he faced.

Gunn 4 @ Hotchkiss 2 -- Gunnery broke open a 1-1 game with a pair of goals four minutes apart late in the second period on an even-strength tally from senior D Sal Cerrato and a SHG from Michael Murtagh.

@ Kent 6, Hoosac 2 -- In the second period, senior C Dante Palombo notched a natural hat trick in a span of 8:29. The first goal was a PPG, followed by a SHG, and an even-strength tally. Soph Sam Pfefferle and senior Geno McEnery each came up with a goal and an assist.

@ New Hampton 3, Winchendon 2 -- Senior Jordan Cox scored with 2:02 remaining on the clock to lift New Hampton. In net, Colin Androlewicz (26/28) earned the win.

Avon 4 @ Williston 0 -- (See below for full report.)

St. Sebastian's 5 @ Rivers 1 -- Senior Michael Callow notched a hat trick (the third goal was an ENG), and senior co-captain Brendan Gorman had 4 assists to pace the Arrows' attack.

@ Brewster 3, Vermont Academy 2 -- Senior Conor Humphrey's goal midway through the third broke a 2-2 tie and lifted Brewster to the win.

Holderness 12 @ Hebron 3 -- Eleven different players scored at least one goal for the Bulls.

@ Roxbury Latin 4, Pingree 3 -- Senior James Birch scored the game-winner with 28 seconds left, assisted by Patrick Schultz (3a) and Connor Berg (1g,1a). RL freshman Thomas Pender had two goals. 

Nobles 2 @ Pomfret 1 -- A Ben MacDonald PPG midway through the third period lifted Nobles to the road win. Earlier, in the first period, Drew Haxton gave Nobles a 1-0 lead. Senior D Ian Wolanin tied it up forr Pomfret in the second. In net, freshman Thatcher Bernstein (22/23) earned the win, while Pomfret senior Kellen Beauton (37/39) was the hard-luck loser.

@ Cushing 2, Dexter 1 -- Sophomore F Ethan Gardula scored the game-winner for the Penguins at 14:36 of the third, assisted by senior center Billy Norcross and junior D Ryan Philbrick. Senior Jackson Irving kicked out 26 of 27 for the win. In the first, Bobby Landry gave Dexter a 1-0 lead that was answered less than three minutes later by Cushing's Michael Penna.

@ NYA 4, Bridgton 1 -- Junior D James Papavasiliou assisted on 3 of NYA's 4 goals, and senior G Caleb Waterman (19/20) earned the win.

@ KUA 8, Bishop's College 1 -- Revelin Mack (3g,2a), Tyler Wishart (1g,3a), Jackson Kyrkostas (1g,2a), and James Moriello (2g) led the Wildcats' attack. Junior goalie Dan Heroux (16/17) picked up the win. KUA outshot Bishop's, 42-17.

@ Tilton 4, Stanstead 2 -- Seniors Kyle LoNigro (2g) and Matthew Hale (1g,1a) led the Tilton attack. Senior Ryan Melia (28/30) earned the win for the Rams, while Stanstead's Benoit Forget (40/44) kept his team in the game.

Salisbury @ Taft -- Postponed. Positive Covid test result on Taft team. Makeup date TBA.


 

Avon's Gardner Reaches 800th Win

Easthampton, Mass. -- "I waited a long time for this one," Avon head coach John Gardner said after his team had blanked Williston-Northampton, 4-0, here Wednesday afternoon.

That's an understatement: Career win number 799, a 6-3 defeat of Nobles in the prep quarterfinals, came on March 4, 2020. That's 637 days ago. (Avon played a series of games vs. Salisbury during the pandemic winter, but those games were considered scrimmages.)

On Saturday, before Avon's home game against Hoosac (5:00 pm), there will be a ceremony and, in Gardner's honor, the rink will be named for him.

As for today's game, Williston came out hard, skated with Avon, and used their size and physicality to keep it a 0-0 game until midway through the second period when Avon junior center Charlie Gollob scored on a partial breakaway. A little over a minute later, senior RW Liam Verdoni, from a scrum in front, scored a rebound goal to make it 2-0.

The game was getting away from Williston, and whatever flickering hope they held for a comeback was extinguished by an excess of penalties. Their PK unit looked gassed as a skilled Avon team moved the puck around quickly and efficiently.

With 2:57 left in the second, sophomore wing Joe Connor took a nice cross-slot pass from junior Nick Capasso, and fired a wrister past Williston senior G Ryan Hennigan to make it 3-0.

Early in the third, Williston had over a minute of 5x3 play, but failed to get anything going.

Late in the third, by which time the game had become bogged down in penalties, Avon added one more, a power play goal, as senior Brendan Fennell found Capasso at the corner of the crease for a tap-in.

We don't know what the final shot total was, but 44-22 is a reasonable estimate. Avon PG goalie Conor Callaghan handled everything that came his way. Williston senior Ryan Hennigan faced a lot of tough shots and the Avon forwards had him scrambling. He came up with some big saves to keep things respectable. 

"Our goalie played well," Williston coach Derek Cunha said, "and we played a strong first period. But we couldn't get into any kind of flow because of all the penalties. That's something we have to work on."


 

Top Four from Berkshire Jamboree

It may take nearly three hours to get there. And, yes, the Mass Pike is beyond boring. But the last few miles, as you pass through Egremont and down Route 41, are sublime, particularly with the morning sun shining on the first snow these eyes have seen this fall. The school’s twin rinks and athletic center is located at the base of 2,605 foot Mount Everett, which looms over the campus the way the Alps stand guard over Innsbruck, Austria. Well, maybe not quite that much, but it is a magnificent site for a hockey rink.

It’s a good tournament, too, with a lot of good teams, eight in fact. And, after two years, it was good to be back. But I was totally gobsmacked by what exactly that two years means. Basically, every junior and senior from two years ago is gone. Some teams have totally turned over their roster. Most have a couple 9th and 10th grade players from two years ago, but they are bigger, older, and suddenly veterans.

The tournament was a blank slate, then, which is exciting. It felt like starting from scratch. But it will take time to learn all the new players. More viewing and it will come. It always does.

There was no one player who caused a buzz among the cognoscenti. 

Enough of the chit-chat. Here are the top four teams from Monday.

First off, Salisbury – surprise, surprise – was the best team. They moved the puck well, played a solid team game. They set a high bar. We have check marks next to a lot of players. We want to see who amongst them emerges, and get a stronger sense of the team as compared to previous Salisbury squads. There's talent, for sure. How much? We'll know after a couple more looks.

Kent was probably the second-best team here. They have size everywhere and enough skill to make some noise this year. They tied Northwood, 1-1, in their first game and held a dominating 4-1 lead over Gunn (that’s going to take some getting used to) in their second game before hitting a wall, giving up four unanswered goals in the second half and losing, 5-4. They’ll be at the Exeter Tournament on the weekend, and will face KUA on Sunday. That’ll be a test.

Northwood, with a good number of games under its belt, played good solid hockey, the kind that come with familiarity with your teammates. But they didn’t show much offensive flair, tying Kent, 1-1, and beating Berkshire, 2-1. That’s three goals on the day, the fewest of any team here except Trinity-Pawling (also with three). Northwood lacks a stud up front, like they had with Jack Dugan a few years back.

Gunn, in that aforementioned game vs. Kent, played a shaky first half, allowing Kent too many odd-man rushes. But in the second half, fueled by a pair of goals from senior D Sal Cerrato, a small mobile puck-mover, with an accurate shot from the point, they came back. Senior wing Sean Bradley scored the GWG with 1:56 left. The all-senior line of Bradley, Michael Murtagh (UConn), and Julian Facchinelli had a strong game. Gunnery will also be at Exeter this weekend.

Canterbury, Berkshire, Hotchkiss, and T-P rounded out the eight-team field. Too early to say much, but it looked to us like they’d have to be at their best to beat the four mentioned above.

Three months from now, we'll know.


 

Prep Composite Schedule, Week of Nov. 29, 2021

Mon. Nov. 29, 2021
Westminster @ Avon Old Farms, 2:00 pm (S) -- now 2:45 pm
Brooks @ Lawrence Academy, 4:30 pm (S)

St. Paul's Jamboree (Day 2)
All games are scrimmages.
10:00 am -- Tabor vs. Taft
12:15 pm -- St. Paul’s vs. Loomis 

13th Annual Lawrence T. Piatelli Berkshire Jamboree (One day only)
At the Berkshire School; Sheffield, Mass.

All games are scrimmages.
Rink 1:

 9:30 am -- Salisbury vs. Trinity-Pawling
11:30 am -- Berkshire vs. Hotchkiss
 1:30 pm -- Canterbury vs. Salisbury
 3:30 pm -- Berkshire vs. Northwood
Rink 2:
10:00 am -- Gunn School vs. Canterbury
12:00 pm -- Northwood vs. Kent
 2:00 pm -- Hotchkiss vs. Trinity-Pawling
 4:00 pm -- Gunn School vs. Kent

Wed. Dec. 1, 2021

Canterbury @ Millbrook, 2:30 pm
Deerfield @ Westminster, 3:00 pm (S)
Frederick Gunn School @ Hotchkiss, 3:00 pm
Salisbury @ Taft, 3:00 pm -- Ppd. Covid protocol
Winchendon @ New Hampton, 3:30 pm
Avon Old Farms @ Williston Northampton, 3:30 pm
Berkshire @ Albany Academy, 4:00 pm
BB&N @ Portsmouth Abbey, 4:00 pm
Hoosac @ Kent, 4:00 pm
St. Sebastian's @ Rivers, 4:00 pm
Milton @ Lawrence Academy, 4:00 pm (S)
Holderness @ Hebron, 4:00 pm
Noble & Greenough @ Pomfret, 4:30 pm
Vermont Academy @ Brewster Academy, 5:00 pm
Pope Francis @ Northfield Mt. Hermon, 5:00 pm
Dexter @ Cushing, 5:00 pm
Bridgton Academy @ North Yarmouth Academy, 5:30 pm
Bishop's College School @ Kimball Union, 6:00 pm
Stanstead College @ Tilton, 7:00 pm

Thurs. Dec. 2, 2021
Princeton Day School @ The Hun School, 4:00 pm
Brunswick @ Loomis Chaffee, 4:30 pm -- now 5:00 pm
Pope Francis @ Choate, 7:30 pm

Fri. Dec. 3, 2021
Hebron @ North Yarmouth Academy, 5:00 pm
Brewster Academy @ St. Paul's, 5:30 pm -- Ppd. Covid protocol
Milton @ St. Sebastian's, 5:30 pm
Proctor @ Tilton, 6:00 pm -- Ppd. Covid protocol
Thayer @ Rivers, 6:30 pm
Cushing @ Winchendon, 7:00 pm
Seacoast Performance Academy @ The Hill School, 7:30 pm

Sat. Dec. 4, 2021
Seacoast Performance Academy @ The Hill School, 1:00 pm
Kents Hill @ Portsmouth Abbey, 1:30 pm
BB&N @ Brooks, 2:00 pm
Pingree @ Holderness, 2:00 pm
Westminster @ Northfield Mt. Hermon, 2:30 pm -- now 4:30 pm
Stanstead College @ Cushing, 2:30 pm
St. Paul's @ Tilton, 2:30 pm -- Ppd. Covid protocol
Brewster Academy @ Proctor, 3:00 pm
Hotchkiss @ Canterbury, 3:30 pm
Noble & Greenough @ Belmont Hill, 3:30 pm 
Williston Northampton @ Salisbury, 4:00 pm
Winchendon @ St. Mark's, 5:00 pm
Lawrenceville @ Millbrook, 5:30 pm -- ppd. to Sun. Dec. 12; flu.
Hoosac @ Avon Old Farms, 6:00 pm -- now 5:00 pm
Trinity-Pawling @ Loomis Chaffee, 6:00 pm
Groton @ Deerfield, 6:00 pm -- Cancelled, Covid protocol
Berkshire @ Taft, 7:00 pm

Exeter Invitational -- At Phillips Exeter Academy (Day 1 of 2)
KUA vs. Vermont Academy, 3:30 pm (Rink A)
New Hampton vs. Brunswick, 4:00 pm (Rink B)
Exeter vs. Gunn School, 6:00 pm (Rink A)
Hebron vs. Kent, 6:30 pm (Rink B)

Tabor Invitational -- At Tabor Academy (Day 1 of 2)
Tabor vs. Albany Academy, 6:30 pm
Pomfret vs. Andover, 8:30 pm

Sun. Dec. 5, 2021
Worcester Academy @ Northfield Mt. Hermon, 12:00 pm
Stanstead College @ Dexter, 1:00 pm

Exeter Invitational -- At Phillips Exeter Academy (Day 2 of 2)

Hebron vs. Vermont Academy, 12:00 pm (Rink B)
Gunn School vs. New Hampton, 12:30 pm (Rink A)
Kent vs. KUA, 2:30 pm (Rink B)
Exeter vs. Brunswick, 3:00 pm (Rink A)

Tabor Invitational -- At Tabor Academy (Day 2 of 2)
Pomfret vs. Albany Academy, 12:00 pm
Tabor vs. Andover, 2:00 pm

Mon. Dec. 6, 2021
Berkshire @ Canterbury, 5:00 pm
North Yarmouth Academy @ BB&N, 5:30 pm
Millbrook @ Salisbury, 5:30 pm


Around the Rinks

Senior F Shane Jellison's third period goal lifted Middlesex to a 3-2 win over host Berwick Friday.
Senior F Shane Jellison's third period goal lifted Middlesex to a 3-2 win over host Berwick Friday. (Photo: Dave Arnold Photography)
 
Brunswick sophomore F Brendan Giles (#19) scored the third period goal that broke a 0-0 tie vs. Exeter in Sunday action at the Exeter Invitational. Gi
Brunswick sophomore F Brendan Giles (#19) scored the third period goal that broke a 0-0 tie vs. Exeter in Sunday action at the Exeter Invitational. Giles then assisted on the second goal, a shorty from Eli Friedman. Brunswick rolled from there, adding two more to take a 4-0 decision. The Bruins won both their games here, and opened some eyes. (Photo: Dave Arnold Photography)
 
Williston D Ronan Robinson tries to halt Avon sophomore LW Joe Connor in Wednesday action. Avon won, 4-0. Connor scored Avon's third goal.
Williston D Ronan Robinson tries to halt Avon sophomore LW Joe Connor in Wednesday action. Avon won, 4-0. Connor scored Avon's third goal. (Photo: Isaac Archambault)
 
Senior Michael Callow, a Harvard commit, notched a hat trick (the third goal was an empty-netter) to lead St. Seb's past Rivers, 5-1, in Wednesday act
Senior Michael Callow, a Harvard commit, notched a hat trick (the third goal was an empty-netter) to lead St. Seb's past Rivers, 5-1, in Wednesday action. (Photo: Dave Arnold Photography)