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.

Mass. Boys Division 3-4 Tournament – Friday Recap: Marlboro Survives OT Thriller Against Danvers in D3; Stoneham, Sandwich Rolls 7s In D4

Of the three members of Marlboro’s high-scoring trio, Mark Evangelous was the one with the fewest goals – just 14 entering Friday night’s Division 3 quarterfinal against Danvers at Navin Skating Rink. But the senior captain stole the show, capping his hat trick with a breakaway goal with 33.2 left...

Mass. Boys Division 2 Tournament – Friday Recap: Duxbury Outlasts Masconomet in OT; Tewksbury Outduels Silver Lake; Gloucester Wins Wild Battle With Norwood

When Matt McMillan scored the tying goal for Masconomet in the waning moments of regulation Friday night, it could have completely swung the momentum of the Division 2 quarterfinal at Chelmsford Forum. Except that Duxbury goalie Sam Mazanec wouldn’t let it happen. And then Aidan Harrington and the Dragons took...

Connecticut Boys Division 3 Tournament – Thursday Recap: Conard Stuns Top Seed E.O. Smith/Tolland In OT; Newington, JBWA, BBD Also Reach Semifinals

Entering Thursday night, Conard had dropped all three of its matchups against E.O. Smith/Tolland this season, the most recent coming just the previous week in the CCC semifinals. But Conard was not daunting by that history, or a one-goal deficit against the top-seeded Bucks approaching the end of regulation in...

Mass. Boys Division 4 Tournament – Wednesday Recap: Shawsheen Upsets Winthrop; Watertown, Grafton/Blackstone Valley Cruise Into Quarterfinals

In a 2022 boys hockey postseason that has followed the power ratings for the most part, the Division 4 bracket is the one that has featured the most “chaos” – with two double-digit seeds making it through to the quarterfinals. Shawsheen is the latest team to crash the party, as...

Mass. Boys Division 3 Tournament – Wednesday Recap: Scituate Holds off D-R/Seekonk; Lynnfield, Hopedale, Medway Round Out ‘Chalk’ Quarterfinals

The Massachusetts Division 3 boys hockey bracket is down to the final eight – with all eight top seeds making it through to the quarterfinals. But that doesn’t mean it was a perfect, conventional route to get there. Brendan Boyle Scituate Take #2 Scituate’s 5-3 win Wednesday night over Dighton-Rehoboth/Seekonk at Gallo...

Mass. Boys Division 2 Tournament – Wednesday Recap: Silver Lake Comeback Stuns North Attleboro In OT; Walpole Tops Wakefield in Shootout; Canton, Duxbury Prevail

After falling behind by three goals midway through the second period, and again by two goals entering the final minutes of regulation, Silver Lake easily could have been deterred and chalked things up to one of those unfortunate nights that can happen in a one-and-done postseason. But the Lakers wouldn’t...

Connecticut Boys Tournament – Tuesday Recap: Ridgefield, New Canaan, Fairfield Prep Provide Late Drama In D1; Woodstock Academy Stays Hot In D2

All of the higher seeds advanced out of the first day of the CIAC Division 1 boys’ hockey tournament, but that doesn’t mean there wasn’t any intrigue or drama among the six games. Chris Hamilton scored the winning goal with 5.4 seconds left and #8 seed Ridgefield survived a tough...

Mass. Boys Tournament – Division 2-3 Recap: Norwood Stuns Newburyport in 2 OTs; Hanover, Nashoba, Danvers Cruise Into Quarterfinals

The Norwood boys hockey team was down to its last gasp in Wednesday’s Division 2 Round of 16 game against Newburyport at The Skating Club of Boston. But the #7 Mustangs were given an opening and Kevin Broderick took advantage, then Sean Dittmeier sealed the deal. Broderick scored his second...

Mass. Boys Division 4 Tournament – Tuesday Recap: Norwell Wins Double-OT Thriller; Nantucket Tops Rival Martha’s Vineyard

Griffin Vetrano’s latest highlight video may not go viral this time, but it certainly was no less important to the fortunes of the Norwell boys hockey team. Vetrano finished off a 2-on-1 feed from Timmy Ward at 1:52 of double overtime and the top-seeded Clippers survived a 4-3 battle with...
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