Mass. Girls HS Hockey – Wednesday Highlights: Winthrop Edges PLNR In Showdown; Milton Blanks Braintree

Gary Demopoulos
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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– In a key Northeastern Hockey League showdown, unbeaten D1 #2 Winthrop (12-0-0) held off D1 #4 Peabody/Lynnfield/North Reading, 3-2, to get a big leg up on repeating as league champions. Hannah Parker‘s second period goal snapped a 2-2 deadlock.

See Winthrop’s first two goals here:

Emma Holmes Winthrop

Emma Holmes and Mia Norris gave the Vikings a quick 2-0 lead early in the first period before PLNR got even on strikes from Shirley Wetmore and Hannah Gromko.

– Milton posted a huge win in the Bay State Conference, blanking Braintree, 2-0. Lila Chamoun made 31 saves for the shutout, and Molly Murphy and Caelan Leddy scored the Wildcat goals.

Jenna Fitzsimons Medway/Ashand

– Medway/Ashland held off Hopkinton/Dover-Sherborn, 3-1, with Julia Bern notching all three goals. Dani Moriarty and Jenna Fitzsimons each picked up two assists in the win.

– D2 #2 Duxbury got past stubborn Hanover, 2-0, on goals by Maeve Gallagher and Parker Metzler.

Maia Donnelly had the game-winner in extra time as Martha’s Vineyard squeezed out a 3-2 win over Barnstable. Esme Colon and Elle Mone also lit the lamp for MV.

– First period goals by Emma Tavilla and Liv Cohen held up as Natick edged Walpole in the Bay State Conference, 2-1. Maddy Graceffa had the lone goal for Walpole.

– Two goals from freshman Rory Shields and one each by Grace Mottau and Caroline Batchelder were enough for Archbishop Williams to get past Matignon, 4-0.

– Framingham got back on the winning track, as two goals from Mason Puumala, a goal and two assists from Amber Welch, and a goal and assist out of Emily Hudson in a 6-1 conquest of Brookline.

– Third period goals from Erin McDonnell and Caitlin Birnbaum broke a scoreless tie and propelled Needham to a 2-0 win over Weymouth.

Rachel Simkiewicz Leominster

– Leominster improved to 9-3-1 overall, blanking Concord-Carlisle 3-0 led by a pair of goals from Rachel Simkewicz and one from Kailyn Hawkins.

Audrey Koen

Audrey Koen‘s hat trick led Canton to a 5-2 win over King Philip in a Hockomock League clash, a win that clinched the league title for the Bulldogs. Izzy Cusack and Abby Stock added goals in the win

– Goals from Regan MacPherson, Ava Anderson and Angalisa Caceda gave Waltham a 3-0 win over Cambridge.

Jen Birolini Pembroke

– Pembroke got back in the win column with a 4-0 win over Whitman-Hanson/Silver Lake, snapping WH/SL’s four-game winning streak. Jen Birolini had a hat trick and Sadie Quatrale one goal to fuel the Titans win.

Grace Campbell Bishop Feehan

– Rivals Bishop Stang and Bishop Feehan skated to a 4-4 draw. Lexi Yost and Kacey Curran each had two goals for the Spartans. For the Shamrocks, Avery Blanchard made 49 saves and Grace Campbell scored twice.

– Two goals from Mia Ryder and a goal and three assists from Maddie Mrva were instrumental in Shrewsbury’s 6-0 win over Billerica/Chemsford. Katie Vona, Yasmine McKenzie and Paige Umile added goals for the Colonials, now 11-1-1.

– Bishop Fenwick picked up a 3-0 win over Arlington Catholic. Two goals from Penny Levine-Stein and one from Abbey Millman led the way for the Crusaders.

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