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 Tournament Semifinal: Hanna, Hanover Get Best Of Rival Scituate, Look To Follow Up 2020 Co-State Championship

Patriot League rivals Hanover and Scituate split a pair of meetings during the regular season, and a third matchup to settle the championship of the Gould Memorial Cup over February vacation turned into a glorified scrimmage when Hanover had to forfeit because of a scheduling snafu. But Tuesday night they...

MIAA Boys Division 2 Tournament Semifinal: Early Four-Goal Barrage Helps Canton Overwhelm Gloucester, Return To State Title Game

Canton’s win streak reached 22 games Tuesday. But just as important, the Bulldogs now have won 13 consecutive times in MIAA postseason play, and are one more win away from a third consecutive Division 2 state championship. The #3 Bulldogs scored four times in the opening 4 minutes, 21 seconds...

Connecticut Boys Hockey Tournament – Division 3 Semifinals: Fehl’s Late Goal Lifts Conard Past BBD; Ranger’s Pair Leads Newington To Win Over JBWA

Conard’s Cinderella run through the CIAC Division 3 boys’ hockey bracket continued Monday night, but had to survive a brilliant goaltending performance and an even more upset-minded opponent to do so. Senior Brian Fehl scored the winning goal with 1:43 to play and #9 seed Conard advanced to the title...

Connecticut Boys Division 1 Tournament – Quarterfinal Recap: New Canaan, ND-West Haven, Darien Grab One-Goal Wins; Xavier Rolls

Gavin Fitzpatrick scored 1:20 into overtime, deflecting in a shot from the point by Brendan Biggs, and #4 seed New Canaan survived with a 3-2 win over #5 Fairfield Prep in a CIAC Division 1 quarterfinal Saturday at Bennett Rink. Briggs was also in on the game’s opening goal, with...

MIAA Boys Division 3 Semifinals: Chrisafideis, Lind Help Top-Seeded Marlboro Fend Off Lynnfield

After erasing a two-goal third-period deficit in its Division 3 quarterfinal win, Marlboro was hardly going to be daunted when faced with a quick one-goal hole in Monday night’s semifinal matchup with Lynnfield at Tsongas Center. In certainly helped that the top-seeded Panthers could rely on many of the same...

MIAA Boys Division 2 Semifinals: Nick Dicioccio Gives Tewksbury Major Lift, Scores In Double OT To Deny Duxbury

Tewksbury was in command midway through Monday night’s Division 2 state semifinal at Loring Arena when a five-minute boarding major on the Redmen gave Duxbury the opening it needed to get back into the game. The game eventually got pushed into overtime, and then, a second extra session. Then given...

MIAA Boys Division 4 Semifinals: Mason Andrade, Watertown Score Big Victory In Rubber Match Against Stoneham

Watertown coach John Vlachos billed Monday night’s showdown with Middlesex Freedom rival Stoneham as a matchup of the #2 Raiders’ rock-solid defense against the #3 Spartans’ dangerous offense. But the Raiders have shown of late that they can also score in bunches, and get the timely goal when it really...

Connecticut Boys Division 2 Tournament – Quarterfinals Recap: Wethersfield Shocks Watertown-Pomperaug; Lyman Hall Prevails In OT; North Haven, Sheehan Advance

Third-seeded Wethersfield was in danger of having its run through the CIAC Division 2 tournament end in premature, disappointing fashion. But Shane Mazur and the Eagles wouldn’t let it happen. Mazur scored with 23.1 left in regulation to cap a three-goal comeback, then blasted one from the right point that...

Mass. Boys Tournaments – Saturday Quarterfinals: Canton Keeps Rolling in OT In D2; Scituate, Hanover, Lynnfield Advance In D3; Norwell, Watertown Prevail In D4

When Canton started the 2021-22 season with an 0-2-1 record, it probably would have been premature to automatically pencil them into their usual slot playing deep into March. But the Bulldogs, who won or shared the previous two Division 2 state championships, never can be counted out. And when AJ...
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