EMass. HS Boys D3 Highlights: Swampscott’s Olivieri Reaches 100 Points; Ashland’s Roman At 100 Victories

Jim Clark
Jim Clark
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.

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* Drew Olivieri had a goal and assist, making him the 10th player in Swampscott history with 100 career points as the Big Blue edged past Northeastern Conference rival Peabody, 5-4. Conor Donovan led the way for the Big Blue with a hat trick and two assists. Olivieri joined his older brother Louis (2017) in the 100-point club for Swampscott. … Earlier in the week, Jack Russo and the Big Blue blanked Essex Tech, 2-0. Griffin Bruhm and Conor Donovan scored the goals.

* Ashland coach Mike Roman secured his 100th career victory as the Clockers slipped past Nantucket, 3-2, in a Monday game at Gallo Ice Arena in Bourne. Roman is in his 11th season behind the Ashland bench.

* Silver Lake handed St. John Paul II its first loss of the season, 5-2. Aidan Dunphy had a goal and two assists for the Lakers, with Greg Wolff, Gavin Sampson, Nick Solari and Sam Dilley also scoring.

Ben Baxter
St. John Paul II

* Earlier in the week, Ben Baxter scored twice and St. John Paul II improved to 8-0 with its 6-2 victory against Dennis-Yarmouth. Kurtis Weber, Declan Tolley, D.J. Marrs and Charlie Baroni had single tallies for the Lions. JP II also scored a big 5-0 victory against Cohasset/Hull to cap off the busy week.

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Hopkinton

* Hopkinton finished off the championship of the Daily News Cup with a 7-2 victory against Algonquin. Pavit Mehra’s hat trick led the way for the Hillers, who also got a goal and three assists from Tommy Hamblet. Tournament MVP Sean Walsh added three assists. … The Hillers then improved to 6-0-0 with a 6-3 Tri-Valley victory against Medway. Dan Kirk scored twice, Walsh and Kyle Rogers had a goal and two assists each, and Hamblet and Andrew Gilbert added goals.

* Freshman Paul Megahaes had a hat trick and Cambridge stayed unbeaten with a 4-1 victory against Dracut/Tyngsboro.

* Tim Sherman had two goals and an assist to lead East Bridgewater past South Shore, 5-1. Anthony Patete had a goal and two assists for the winning Vikings, who got their other goals from Sean Noonan and Kyle McDonald.

* Cohasset/Hull erased an early deficit to beat Pembroke, 3-1. Dylan Cosentino netted the winner for the Skippers.

* Colin McDonald’s two goals and assist led Abington past Cohasset/Hull, 5-3. Ryan Tobin scored his first career goal for the Green Wave, with Connor Buckley and Mikey Pineau also scoring. … Abington also blanked Sacred Heart, 4-0, as Drew Wilson got the shutout, and John Polito and Pineau scored twice each. … Polito added four more goals in a 6-3 victory against St. Joseph Prep.

* Mike Izzo scored twice to push North Quincy past Plymouth South, 6-1. Michael Collins, Martin O’Flaherty, Lucas Hooley and Dylan Connors added the other goals.

* Nate Delprete’s pair of goals led Hanover past Pembroke, 6-1.

Brendan Spinale
Blue Hills

* Karson Dias and Ethan LaForce scored twice each and Diman took down Sacred Heart, 6-4.

* Goals by Jason DiLetizia, Brendan Spinale, Jake Curley and Chris Sarno sparked Blue Hills to a 4-2 victory against Upper Cape. … The Warriors also beat Cardinal Spellman, 5-2, as Curley had a hat trick and Sarno four assists.

* Bourne rallied with two late goals for a 4-3 victory against Greater New Bedford. Karsten Becker notched the game-winner with 54 seconds left, while Tyler Evans had two goals and an assist, and Matt Glennon his first career goal for the Canalmen.

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