Dom Nicastro

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Dom Nicastro is a veteran sportswriter and journalist whose credits include the Gloucester Daily Times, Salem News, Lawrence Eagle-Tribune and Boston Magazine. This is his seventh season working for Hockey Night in Boston Magazine. He covers boys Eastern Mass. Division 3 and Rhode Island. He can be reached via email at [email protected]

Vermont Division 2 Top 5: Harwood Wins First State Title In 15 Seasons, Ends Season At #1

It turned out to be Harwood’s year in the end. The team had the most wins in Division 2. And it capped things off with a win over Milton in the finals. Harwood made the big jump in the final poll going from #5 to the top spot. Hartford was...

Vermont Division 1 Top 5: State Title Propels BFA St. Albans To #1 In End-of-Season Rankings

Vermont was able to get in its  boys hockey state championships right before most of the world sporting events shut down due to the potential spreading of coronavirus. BFA-St. Albans scored the big win with a victory over Stowe in the Division 1 state finals. BFA had trailed Essex most...

Rhode Island Top 10: LaSalle Finishes In Top Spot After Dominant Season

This is one of the strangest Rhode Island Top 10s to put together. Call it a top 10 with a major asterisk. And that asterisk is the fact that only one out of the three state championship series were decided this winter. Divisions 1 and 2 will have no champion....

Rhode Island Division 3 Final Series: West Warwick-Exeter/West Greenwich Rallies To Dethrone Pilgrim

West Warwick-Exeter/West Greenwich lost to Pilgrim two consecutive years in the state championship. And they were down, 1-0, in this year’s best-of-three rematch. No worries. There would be no devastating state-finals loss again. West Warwick-Exeter/West Greenwich pulled off the state-title win it so longed for, beating Pilgrim, 4-2, in Game 3...

Vermont Division 2 State Final: Harwood Earns Title With Overtime Win Over Milton

Does it get any better than this for Skylar Platt and Harwood? Platt netted the state championship game-winning goal 1:52 into overtime to give Harwood a 3-2 win over Milton in the Vermont Division 2 state championship at Gutterson Fieldhouse. It was Harwood’s third state championship in school history and...

Vermont Division 1 State Final: After 3-Year Hiatus, BFA St. Albans Back At The Mountain Top

BFA-St. Albans is back on top. For the first time in three years, the team has reached the mountaintop of the Division 1 Vermont High School boys hockey world. BFA, the No. 2 seed, beat No. 4 Stowe, 4-1, in the Division 1 state championship game at Gutterson Fieldhouse. Sure, three...

Vermont D2 Tournament Updates: Harwood, Milton Will Meet For Championship

No. 1 Harwood and No. 3 Milton will meet for the Division 2 State Championship Wednesday, March 11 at 6 p.m. at the University of Vermont’s Gutterson Fieldhouse. Here’s how the road was paved to the final tilt, including the quarterfinal loss of two-time defending state champion Woodstock. SEMIFINALS No. 1...

Vermont D1 Tournament Updates: Stowe Stuns Essex, Will Face BFA/St. Albans For Title

And then there were two. No. 4 Stowe shocked the Vermont boys hockey world with an upset of No. 1 Essex to get to the finals. They will take on No. 2 BFA/St. Albans Wednesday, March 11 at the University of Vermont (8 p.m.). It was a long road with...

Rhode Island Playoff Updates: LaSalle, Mount St. Charles Advance To Championship Series

Division 1 And it’s a top-two showdown in Division 1. LaSalle and Mt. St. Charles will hook up in the finals of the top division in Rhode Island. Game 1 is set for Friday, March 13 at Meehan Auditorium at Brown University. Each team swept their semifinal matchups – LaSalle knocked...
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