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Massachusetts Boys D1 Highlights: #5 Hingham, #6 Arlington battle to a 1-1 deadlock

Jack Pinard
Arlington

* 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.

Matty Tighe
St. John’s Prep

* 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.

Michael Siemering
Wellesley

*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.

Ryan Pomposelli
Xaverian

*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.

Kevin Doyle

Kevin Doyle

Kevin Doyle joined the HNIB team in 1990 and is a Senior Writer and Director of the Northern New England and Mass/R.I. High School Division camps. An award-winning veteran editor/writer of 35 years experience in the print and digital mediums, he has conceptualized, edited and produced original content and coordinated production for local and global publications and their websites. He holds degrees from Merrimack College and Boston University and won multiple NEPA and NEAP awards during his tenure as Sports Editor of The Daily News of Newburyport and News Editor of The Amesbury News. He is the 2016 recipient of the North Shore Lifetime Commitment From the Community award presented by Moynihan Lumber and is a 2017 inductee into the Newburyport High School Wall of Fame. The Newburyport, MA native resides with his family in Epping, NH. Email him at [email protected] and follow him on Twitter @kdoyle40.
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