Avon Old Farms Holiday Tournament
Kent showed it will be one of the prep’s top clubs this winter, by capturing the prestigious Avon Old Farms Tournament. The Lions won the title game with a 6-2 verdict over St. Paul’s.
In the title game, seniors Dylan McCrory and Anthony Rinaldi paced the way with a pair of goals apiece. Max Kaufman also had a key goal.
In all, Kent outscored its four opponents by the tune of 19-4, and goalie Stephen Morrissey, who played every minute, was named tournament MVP, notching two shutouts along the way.
One of those shutouts came in an impressive 6-0 whitewashing of Berkshire, which coach Dale Reinhardt called his team’s “most complete game of the season from the goal line out.” Two goals came from the team’s fourth line, from Andy Provost and Austin Dorn. Sophomore defenseman Greg Krisberg also scored two goals. Kaufman and McCrory also had goals.
” To keep that top line from Berkshire off the scoresheet truly is a compliment to our goaltending and defense,” Reinhardt said. “Keanu Hillaire and Bennett Morrison were stalwarts defensively.”
Kent also defeated Tabor, 2-0, with Kaufman and McCrory scoring goals, and opened the tournament with a 5-2 win over host Avon Old Farms, led by Phil Klitirinos (2 goals, 2 assists) and Lewis Zerter-Gossage (four assists).
“The best thing about this team is our depth,” Reinhardt said. “I think that was evident in this tournament. Every game someone different stepped up and took over. I am extremely proud of this team right now, not just because we won the tournament, but because of the effort and passion we played with.”
Flood Marr Tournament
The Flood Marr Tournament had an outstanding championship game, with top-ranked Salisbury edging host Nobles, 4-3 in the title game. Tournament MVP Derek Barach was the hero for the Crimson Knights, breaking a 3-3 tie with the winning goal with 27 seconds left in regulation.
Evan Smith scored two goals for Salisbury, which grabbed a quick 2-0 lead on early first period goals apart by Smith and Griffin Luce. Nobles rallied from a 3-1 third period deficit on goals from Drew Bennett and J.C. Brassard.
“I thought our guys competed hard this weekend and I am extremely proud of their efforts,” said Salisbury coach Andrew Will. “Nobles is an excellent team and after giving up the lead, I thought our players did a terrific job of regaining their composure. We had a number of players step up for us. Our defense was strong and we committed to working hard in all three zones.”
BB&N took its second straight title at the Howard Tournament held at St. George’s. In the final game of the tournament, the Knights fell behind host St. George’s 2-0, before rallying for the win. Mike Harris notched the game-winner with two minutes to play in regulation.
In its second game of the tournament, BB&N fell behind Brunswick, 3-1, before rallying for a 4-3 win, thanks to a late third period goal by Tournament MVP Bobby Mullins. Steve Grinzstein was awesome in goal. Mullins finished with two goals and two assists, while defenseman Connor Hegarty had a goal and two assists.
BB&N opened tournament play with a 6-0 win over Hill School of Pennsylvania. Dan Metzdorf had a pair of goals, while linemates Harris had a goal and two assists and Chris Butler three assists. Sihak Lee had the shutout in goal.
Seniors Brien Diffley and R.J. Caruso led the way defensively for the Knights.
Millbrook emerged victorious at the Brooks-Pingree Tournament, edging host Brooks, 1-0 in the title game.
Senior Brett Supinski (committed to Union) had the game-winning goal against Brooks and finished the weekend with seven points. Jacob Moreau assisted on the title clincher and registered three points on the weekend.
Post-grad goalie Josh Davies played seven and a half periods during the tournament and didn’t allow a goal, while senior defenseman A.J. Wallace contributed four points.
Millbrook also defeated Pingree, 3-1, Kingswood, 2-0, and New Hampton, 5-0, during the weekend.