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Mass. D1 Boys Highlights: Reading upends St. John’s Prep; #1 BC High Takes Down #3 Xaverian

* A third period goal by Sean Barbera broke a 1-1 deadlock and was the difference in Reading’s 2-1 win over St. John’s Prep. Shawn Golden had staked the Rockets to a 1-0 lead with a shorthanded strike, which was matched by a power play goal by the Eagles’ Ryan Hart. Dylan Emery had a solid game in goal for the Rockets. Both teams are at home Saturday, with Reading hosting #12 Winchester in a key Middlesex League battle, and the Prep taking on Malden Catholic.

* In a battle of two of the top three teams in the latest HNIB News Massachusetts D1 rankings, #1 BC High had too much for #3 Xaverian, taking a 3-1 decision. Matt Keohane, Peter Kramer and freshman Declan Loughnane each had a goal for the Eagles. Xaverian, now 4-1, got a third period goal from Eric Wainwright.

* Malden Catholic gave new head coach Mike Collett his first win behind the bench with a 5-1 non-league victory over Xavier (CT). Antonio Colella led the offensive attack with a pair of goals.

* Two goals from Nolan Ricci and singles from Ryan Ackerly and Chris Roy powered #4 Austin Prep to a 4-2 win over Central Catholic.

Jac Cordeiro

* Franklin got back to winning ways with a 4-2 win over Oliver Ames. Joe Lizotte, Cam Casella, Zac Falvey and Shane McCaffrey all lit the lamp for the Panthers.

* Five different skaters – Jac Cordeiro, Brian Frieh, Tim Storie, Sean Jones and Chris Thorne – all scored in Barnstable’s 5-1 win over Coyle Cassidy.

* Duxbury won its fifth straight game, as goals from Friend Weiler, Tanner Smith and Jack Venturell were enough for a 3-1 win over Scituate in the Patriot League.

Sam Rutter

* Needham got a pair of goals each from Roman Tacelli and Nick Mahoney in an 8-0 win over Milton. Sam Rutter, Sam Keenan, Dan Demayo and Henry Brown each had a goal as well as the Rockets improved to 6-3-0.

* Billerica and Andover played to a 0-0 standoff in the MVC/Dual County I. Indians goalie Connor Feeney was outstanding, making 43 saves. Alex Trottier had 16 saves for Andover.

* Chelmsford slipped past Acton-Boxboro, 1-0, thanks to a goal by Bobby Turner. Drew Blodgett got his second shutout in goal for the Lions, now 4-1-1.

* St. Johns’s of Shrewsbury downed in-town rival Shrewsbury 5-1 with goals from Dhillon Wilde, Brendan Doherty, Sean Clark, Evan McDonald and Tim Farley. Luke DeFlumeri had two assists.


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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