* No. 5 Hingham (9-3-6) and No. 6 Arlington (10-4-3) staged a Division 1A Tournament preview as they battled to a 1-1 tie in the annual Catherine Malatesta Scholarship Game Sunday afternoon at Warrior Ice Arena. Goaltenders Robbie Kornack of Hingham and Jack Pinard of Arlington stood out. Hingham grabbed a 1-0 lead in the second period on a power play goal by Jake Higgins, assisted by his brother Frankie Higgins. Arlington drew even on Tyler Callahan’s third-period goal set up by Michael Callahan and Joel Hanley.
* No. 4 St. John’s Prep (9-3-3) put on a special teams clinic as it shut down No. 16 Newburyport (10-2-5), 5-0, in the 10th annual Derek Hines Memorial Game. Sophomore Brian Carrabes went for a hat trick, including a PPG. Matty Tighe started the scoring with a shorthanded strike and David Sacco also converted on the power play. Tim Usalis had three assists. The loss halted Newburyport’s unbeaten streak at 12 (9-0-3) but the day wasn’t a total loss as the Clippers claimed the Cape Ann League crown when Lynnfield lost to Masconomet.
*In MVC/DCL One play, No. 1 Central Catholic (17-1-0) rebounded from its loss to Waltham earlier in the week and moved to the cusp of clinching the league championship with a 4-2 win against No. 17 Andover (8-4-2). The Raiders got first-period strikes from Charlie Stahley, Eric Lester (10th goal) and Noah Jankowski (10th) and Will Winship (13th) made it 4-0 in the third. Matt Pasquale posted his seventh shutout. Caeden Dillman and Matt Belluche scored for the Golden Warriors and goalie Cole Chingris excelled with 34 saves.
*No. 13 Catholic Memorial (6-6-4) clipped No. 18 Falmouth (12-3-3), 3-2. Chris Rooney (assist), Will MacNeil and Jack Dempsey had the goals for the Knights. Danny O’Connor had two assists and Brendan Clancy picked up the win with 13 saves.
*In Bay State crossover action No. 15 Wellesley (12-2-3) knocked off Weymouth, 4-1. Michael Siemering scored two goals for the Raiders, including the game-winner early in the second period. Tommy Lieberman and Drew Cohen also scored.
*In another Bay State crossover, Herget leader No. 20 Natick (11-4-2) eased past Needham, 3-2, behind Peter Manoli’s game-winner. Senior Dillon Arno scored twice for the Redhawks.
*Sizzling No. 5 Hingham got a quick two-goal jump on No. 8 St. John’s of Shrewsbury (10-4-3) and shut out the Pioneers, 4-0. Will Kenney scored first and last for the Harbormen, sandwiching goals from Frankie Higgins and John Sullivan. Robbie Kornack had the impressive shutout, his fifth, silencing a team that entered averaging 4.5 goals per game.
*No. 14 Xaverian (7-6-4) soared past Westford Academy, 5-1. Ryan Pomposelli (2 goals, assist) sparked the Hawks’ attack and Josh Barton provided the game-winner in the second period. Matt Talarico and Robbie Barletta also scored and Tommy Dugan had two assists.