EMass Division III: Tri-Valley League preview capsules

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HOPKINTON (4-14-2)

The Hillers went 4-14-2 and return to the ice this year with a veteran goalie, senior Danny Collins.
The Chris MacPherson-coached team also welcomes back Danny Johnson, a forward, and juniors Jordan Carroll, a Tri-Valley League second team all-star, forward Mike Messier, forward Cam Finlayson and defenders Matt Decina (second team all-star) and Brendan O’Leary. Alex Terry from Fay School is a transfer to watch.

 

This is a maturing team that is trying to climb the ladder in a tough league.

 

DOVER-SHERBORN (11-10-2)

The Raiders went 11-10-2 last winter and lost to Medway 1-0 in sectional quarterfinal round.

 

Goalie Corey Colangelo is back, along with Erik Patriquin, Clarke Murphy, Sam Schroeder and Jack Henderson.

 

HOLLISTON (10-9-1)

The Holliston Panthers went 10-9-1 and had a great run in the tourney, going 3-1.

 

The team returns a boatload of players; 14 of them to be exact.  Coach Rick LeBlanc said the team is looking to get back to state tournament.

 

MEDFIELD (18-2-1)

Pat Lawler
Pat Lawler

Newcomers to Division II, Medfield returns most of last year’s team that lost only one regular season game, and is still smarting from an early exit in post-season play.

 

At forward, senior Matt Dresens (41 pts) should be one of the Tri-Valley League’s top offensive threats. Senior Pat Lawler (26 pts) and sophomore Matt Treiber (22 pts) are two more key weapons for coach Toby Carlow.

 

The Warriors’ defense will revolve around senior captain Matt Crowell (23 pts) and senior Rob Treiber (16 pts), a returning TVL All Star. Several freshmen were at tryouts looking to make the varsity squad.

 

MEDWAY (19-3-3)

After back-to-back Division 3 South sectional titles, Medway finds itself in Division II come tournament time this winter. The club is ready for the challenge, even though it will be young up front.

Adam Dwyer
Adam Dwyer

 

Nevertheless, the Mustangs will have a solid top line with the likes of senior Josh O’Toole (28 pts), junior Cam Fisher (25 pts) and junior Mike Boldy (25 pts) all back. New sophomore Matt Narducci and freshmen Andrew Debus and Adam Dwyer show promise.

 

The defense looks solid for coach Chris Ross. Junior Kevin Kaufman (27 pts) is an excellent two-way player, while senior Mart Bittrolf (12 pts) and junior Andrew Karlin (16 pts) are back as well.

 

Medway also is strong in the goal with the return of sophomore Mike Purnell, who fashioned a 1.50 gaa last season.

 

BELLINGHAM (1-16-3)

The Blackhawks are looking to get back on the winning track. They went 1-16-3 last season.

 

Kyle Goulet is back on the forward line and is a captain. He is joined by fellow captain Brandon Bertoni, who was an honorable mention all-star. David Hole, a senior defenseman, was an all-star who returns. Mike Alexander played three games in net last winter and is back.

 

Owen Halay, Jason Robidoux and Sean Williamson are newcomers to watch.

 

ASHLAND (8-11-1)

The Clockers will use their time this winter building toward the postseason. Mike Roman’s club returns goalie Nolan Sheehan, who had a good junior year and will continue to work off that success. Senior goalie Dillon Martin also was strong in net last year.

 

Chris Bartoli, a senior blue liner, is a solid two-way player who is smart with the puck. Senior defenseman Calvin Rosen is a fast skater who looks to have a breakout senior season. Travis Kennedy, another senior defenseman, is the captain of the team and anchor on the defense this year.

 

Spencer Wilson, a senior forward captain, has offensive ability but also plays well in the neutral zone and defensive zone as well. Derek Masionis, a senior forward, is another captain of the team and a physical presence on the ice.   Noah Ball, a senior forward, is a smart player who is poised to have a breakout season. Devin Denaro, a senior forward, brings a physical presence on the wing and is poised to have a great senior year for the Clockers.

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