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Jim Clark has covered Massachusetts high school hockey for three decades, and joins Hockey Night in Boston for the 2019-20 season. Previously he was the lead high school hockey writer for 19 years for the Boston Herald, where he also worked full-time on the copy desk in the sports department and served as the paper's high schools editor from 2000-06. Clark was honored by the Mass. State Hockey Coaches Association with its William Stewart Award for contributions to the sport in May 2019, and also received the Joel Perlmutter Award for media coverage in 2006. A graduate of UMass, he also spent eight years as sports editor and reporter for the Sentinel & Enterprise in Fitchburg, Mass.

Connecticut HS Boys Hockey – Final Division 1 Top 8: Fairfield Prep Edges Out Notre Dame-West Haven

The scheduled Southern Connecticut Conference/South West Conference Division 1 championship game between Fairfield Prep and Notre Dame-West Haven was canceled because of COVID protocols, and the two teams were declared co-champions. But Hockey Night in Boston has the luxury of using a full season of ...

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Connecticut HS Boys Hockey: New Canaan’s Jack Johnson, Westhill-Stamford’s Jordan Grabine Net Hat Tricks As Six Conference Champions Crowned

There were no state tournaments this winter in Connecticut boys hockey as a result of the pandemic, but the usual conference champions were crowned in seven leagues. Six championship games were played over the weekend, while Fairfield Prep and Notre Dame-West Haven were declared co-winners ...

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Connecticut HS Boys Hockey – Conference Tournaments: New Canaan, Greenwich Win OT Thrillers; Norwalk-McMahon, Newtown/New Fairfield Advance

New Canaan and Greenwich both had to work extra hard to pull upsets of higher-seeded teams in Thursday night’s Fairfield County Interscholastic Athletic Conference Division 1 semifinals. Jack Johnson banged home a centering feed from Boden Gammill, and fourth-seeded New Canaan stunned No. 1 seed ...

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Connecticut HS Boys Hockey – Conference Tournaments: Newington Beats Wethersfield In Five-OT Thriller; Other Top Seeds Upset

A crazy night of conference tournament action in Connecticut boys hockey nearly spilled into the next day. But Sam Davies scored with 3:09 remaining in the fifth eight-minute overtime to give third-seeded Newington a grueling 3-2 victory over No. 2 Wethersfield in a Central Connecticut ...

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Mass. HS Boys Hockey – Greater Boston League Preview: New Season, New Team In Lynn, New Coach At Somerville

The Greater Boston League was one of the hardest hit across the state by the COVID-19 pandemic. No sports were played in the fall and winter seasons, and the league created its own three-season calendar that finally allowed hockey to hit the ice in March. ...

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Connecticut HS Boys Hockey – Conference Tournaments: Romano Nets 200th Career Point In Sheehan’s Win; ND-West Haven’s Allan, Newtown/New Fairfield’s Makris Reach 100

Anthony Romano notched his 200th career point with an assist, but Luke Festa stole the show by scoring four times as second-seeded Sheehan beat No. 7 Amity, 7-3, in a Southern Connecticut Conference/South West Conference Division 2 quarterfinal game. Romano reached the milestone by setting ...

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