Mass. Boys HS Hockey – Bay State Conference Carey Division Preview: Framingham Back In Action With New Coach

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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Unable to play last winter, Framingham is back in action under a new head coach, with Dan Riva taking over as head coach. Natick will be a team to watch with a host of talented, younger players.

PJ Farese Framingham


Coach: Dan Riva

MIAA Division: 1

First-year coach Riva inherits a club that was unable to play last winter, but should be able to hit the ice running. “We have some nice offensive skill up front,” Riva said. “If we can commit to playing a 200-foot game we should see some good results.

Joe Ferrante Framingham

Seniors P.J. Farese and Joe Ferrante are experienced forwards for the Flyers. Senior John Halpin, junior Davin Nichols and sophomore Noah Albright are three more solid offensive players. New senior Caleb Patrick, a transfer from Boston Hockey Academy, should have an impact.

A young defensive core was still developing during the pre-season, getting ready to play in front of returning senior goalie Kyle Patriarca and new sophomore Troy Huber.

Jack Hubbard Natick

NATICK (6-4-2)

Coach: Bill Lacouture, Jr.

MIAA Division: 1

The Redhawks will be young, but still very competitive as many of the team’s younger players were able to some good playing time last season.

Senior captains Matt Haskell (8 pts) and Ryan Comeau are leaders up front. Juniors Jack Hubbard, Brendan MacDonnell and Austin Loembruno will be looked to step up. Sophomores James Schnair and Lou Zadra, and freshman Sam Hubbard could contribute.

Brendan MacDonnell Natick

Senior captains Nic Haswell (6 pts) and James Carr (10 pts) will anchor things defensively. Senior Henry Nemitz and sophomore Jack Byrne are two more capable returners.

In the nets, senior Tim Cushing is joined by new freshman Jason Danahy.


Coach: Michael Yanovitch

MIAA Division: 1

Looking to build on success the program had in the 19-20 campaign, the Warriors will have a nice blend of veteran seniors and talented freshmen.

The nucleus up front features four seniors – Rohan Gervais, Caleb Weldon, Owen Erdman and Ben Rosenthal, and two juniors in Emmet Teahan and Steve MacDougall. Looking for spots are freshmen Grady Ames, Connor Erdman and Max Guo.

Jacob Gurdin, a senior, leads the defense in front of returning senior goaltender Zach Schneider.

Freshmen Ryan Wilson and Dylan Katz hope to have an impact on defense.


Coach: Dan Doucette

MIAA Division: 1

Improving on a challenging 20-21 campaign will be first on the docket for the Tigers, who return a veteran defense group and two tested netminders.

At forward, senior captain Ian Russo (8 pts), seniors Griffin Bond, James Bombara and Jackson Sequist, junior Charlie Mansfield and sophomore Aiden Umina are returners and asked to carry the load offensively.

Senior captain Brennan Redmond, seniors Peter Dukakis, Tyler Bean, Ben Ratin and William Eldredge and sophomore Stephen Solari form the defensive unit.

Senior Colin Sampson and sophomore Gavin Doucette split time between the pipes.


Coach: Paul Donato

MIAA Division: 1

Now in his 16th season on the Raider’ bench, coach Paul Donato anticipates his club will be in the thick of things in the rugged Bay State Carey Division.

“We hope to be a team that can play fast and set the pace and a team who has success on special teams,” said Donato, owner of a 169-99-40 career mark and seven league titles.

Juniors Ben Stavridis, Robbie Marshall and Sean Maxwell and senior Adam Berg will be counted on for production up front.

Senior Quinn Wayman and junior Kyle Parker are the top air on defense. Junior Reagan O’Neil mans the goal.

** Kevin Doyle also contributed to this report.

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