Jim Clark

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Jim Clark joined Hockey Night in Boston in December 2019, and has covered high school hockey in Massachusetts for more than three decades. He also covers high school hockey and is a multiplatform editor for the Boston Globe, and previously spent two decades as high school hockey reporter at the Boston Herald, where he also served as the 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/reporter at the Sentinel & Enterprise in Fitchburg, and has extensively covered high school hockey in Central and Western Mass. as well as Connecticut.

MIAA Boys Division 3 State Final: Hanover Finally Reaches Its Goals, Outlasts Marlboro On TD Garden Ice

Hanover entered the Division 3 state championship game as the stingiest team in the postseason, allowing only one goal total in its four tournament wins. But when the need arose, the Hawks proved they also have the firepower to counter the highest scoring opponent they would face all season. The...

MIAA Boys Division 4 State Final: Jack Connolly Strikes In Overtime Again, Sandwich Rallies Past Watertown

When Jack Connolly scored the goal in the final minute of double overtime to clinch Sandwich’s trip to TD Garden, who could have predicted it would be only the second-biggest moment the sophomore would have this week. Connolly made sure the Blue Knights’ trip to the Division 4 state final...

MIAA Boys Division 2 Tournament – State Final: Once Again, It’s Tewksbury Against Canton Facing Off For Championship At TD Garden

The last time the MIAA boys hockey state championships were played at TD Garden, it was Canton and Tewksbury squaring off for supremacy in Division 2. Following a two-year hiatus as a result of the pandemic, the state finals are back on Causeway Street. And lo and behold, it will...

MIAA Boys Division 3 Tournament – State Final: High-Powered Marlboro, Stingy Hanover Finally Meet With Championship On The Line

There is a common paradox that asks, “What happens when the irresistible force meets the immovable object?” To put it in hockey terms, what will happen when a potent line led by the top goal-scorer in the state faces off against a battle-tested team that has been nearly impossible to...

MIAA Boys Division 4 Tournament – State Final: Watertown, Sandwich Look To Make History Under New Statewide Tournament Format

When the MIAA shifted to the statewide tournament format before the 2021-22 season and expanded to four divisions, there was plenty of intrigue over how the new Division 4 would shape up. As it turns out, being a small enrollment school playing in a league full of bigger, tough competition...

Connecticut Boys Division 3 Championship: Newington Stops Conard’s Cinderella Run, Captures Program’s First Title Since 2013

When Newington fell behind by a goal in the opening minute of the second period of Thursday night’s CIAC Division 3 championship game, the Nor’easters didn’t panic. The #2 seed was controlling the play, for the most part, and just waiting for an opportunity to finally break through against...

Connecticut Boys Division 1 Semifinals: No. 1 ND-West Haven Keeps Rolling Into Title Game; Darien Gets Best Of Xavier

Notre Dame-West Haven has been the consensus No. 1 team in Connecticut for much of the season, including in the Hockey Night in Boston rankings. Now the Green Knights are one win away from proving it in the only place where it really matters. Sophomore James Mascari scored a pair...

Connecticut Boys Division 2 Semifinals: High Five For Mazur Brothers, Ruck In Wethersfield Win; Anderson, North Haven Blank Sheehan

Wethersfield and Lyman Hall were in a tight battle late in the second period of Tuesday night’s CIAC Division 2 boys’ hockey semifinal at Bennett Rink in West Haven. That’s when the Mazur brothers continued to put their stamp on the game. Senior defenseman Shane Mazur finished with a hat trick...

MIAA Boys Division 4 Tournament Semifinal: Connolly’s Late Breakaway Goal Helps Sandwich Stun Norwell In Double-Overtime Thriller

Sandwich and Norwell were mere moments away from having to settle their differences – and a trip to TD Garden for the Division 4 state final – with a shootout. But Sandwich needed only one last clean attempt at the net, and Jack Connolly delivered it. The sophomore took an...
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