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Boys Prep Hockey: Salisbury Takes 2 of 3 From Avon Old Farms; Gardner Wins 800th Game; Brunswick Solid

Salisbury had its second three-game series of the winter this past weekend, this time taking on Avon Old Farms. The Crimson Knights won both games at home, winning 1-0 on Friday and then 6-4 on Sunday.

John Gardner
Avon Old Farms
Wins 800th Game

Between those wins, the Winged Beavers took a 5-3 win on home ice Saturday. The victory was the 800th in the illustrious coaching career of Avon Old Farms head coach John Gardner,  according to the team’s Twitter feed.

Tim Heinke
Avon Old Farms

In Friday’s 1-0 win, Austin McNicholas posted his third shutout of in as many starts for Salisbury, and Cam Bergeman notched the game’s only goal.

Avon bounced back and took Game 2 in its own barn, starting fast and hanging on for the 5-3 win. Senior Tim Heinke paced the attack with a pair of goals, while Jake Bongo, Nick Capasso and Paul Davey each chipped in with one. Sam Deckhut, Dean Bauchiero and Jackson Ebbott had goals for Salisbury.

Sunday’s rubber game was a track meet, with Salisbury outlasting the Winged Beavers 6-4. Six different players – Liam Lesakowski, David Chen, Ryan Walsh, Tommy Rooney, Connor Driscoll and Ben Poitras – each found the back of the net for the Knights. Capasso scored two goals for Avon, with Heinke and Brendan Williams each scoring once.

Brunswick School also hit the ice with a pair of tilts against Elite Hockey Academy. The Bruins took a 5-1 win in the first game, with goals from Andon Cerbone, Michael Salandra, Connor Welch, Gary Claps and A.J  CerboneAlexander Rohll was solid in goal. The second contest ended in a 3-3 standoff. Andon Cerbone led the attack with a pair of goals, while James Shannon had the other tally. Brendan Holahan played in goal for the Bruins.

Gary Demopoulos
Gary Demopoulos has been covering prep school hockey for the HNIB News for over 30 years, and has been the editor of the HNIB News since 2005. A former sportswriter and news editor at the Woburn (MA) Daily Times Chronicle, he has been the HNIB News' key reporter for Mens Prep School hockey since 1988, as well as womens hockey, both at the prep school and high school levels. for almost 20 years. Gary also helps organize and oversee HNIB's many summer tournaments and festivals for scholastic players.
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