EMass HS Boys Division 3 Highlights: Rockland, Abington Rally For Wins; Hopkinton Qualifies; Wayland Nets First

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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* Connor Therrien, J.T. Cerrutti and Matty Ward scored for Norwell in its 3-2 victory against Cohasset/Hull.

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* Aiden Chitkara scored twice, the last coming with 17.2 seconds left and Wayland picked up its first win of the season, 5-4 vs. Dracut/Tyngsboro. Miller Clarke scored twice and Joe Tardif had a goal and four assists for the Warriors, who gave freshman goalie Jamie Nolan and coach E.J. Nicholas their first varsity victories. A.J. Ciszek scored twice, Pat Crowley had a goal and three assists, and Brian Workman also scored for D/T. … Crowley also had two goals and an assist, and Ciszek also scored twice for Dracut/Tyngsboro in its 5-5 tie with Haverhill, which D/T won in overtime on Workman’s second goal. Workman added two assists, Tommy Workman three assists, and Caulin Martel had 33 saves.

* Eric Donlan scored twice and Newton South rolled to an 8-1 victory against Wayland.

* Nate Delprete had a goal and two assists, and Hanover took down Division 1 Falmouth, 4-1. Ryan Larvey chipped in a goal and assist for the Indians, Bryan Taylor also scored and Matt Rowe played a strong game in goal.

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