Mass. HS Boys Hockey – Division 2 Highlights: Masconomet, Duxbury Pick Up Big Top-10 Victories; Canton in Ed Burns Classic Final

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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For the second time this season, Masconomet needed overtime to take down Gloucester in a Northeastern Conference showdown. This time it was Mike Bevilacqua capping his hat trick with the OT winner and Masco clinched the NEC’s Dunn Division title with the 5-4 win. Josh Brann scored the tying goal for Masco, and Mike Berrigan added one in the first period.

– Masconomet also edged past Marblehead, 5-4, with Tommy Sacco scoring a pair of goals and Mike Bevilacqua chipping in three assists.

Eli Feingold’s third goal of the game was the overtime winner as Marblehead rallied past Winthrop, 6-5. Connor Jalbert (two goals) and Carter Laramie (goal, assist) also sparked the offense for the Magicians. … Feingold also had a hat trick in a 7-2 win over Haverhill. Jalbert chipped in a goal and two assists, and Jacob Aizanman netted his first varsity goal.

Austin Bernard Beverly

Matt Mezza and Austin Bernard scored twice each, Cam Cook added a goal and three assists, and Will Ten Hope his first varsity goal for Beverly in its 9-1 win over Swampscott.

Wyatt Glass

* Duxbury stayed red-hot with a 3-0 win over Silver Lake in a matchup of ranked teams. Wyatt Glass and Aiden Harrington had a goal and assist for the Dragons, Brendan Bonner also scored and Sam Marazec made 12 saves as Duxbury qualified for the postseason. … Earlier in the week, Marazec had 31 saves for the Dragons in their 9-0 win over Plymouth North. Cormac Weiler notched his first career hat trick, and Brady Glass added two goals and an assist. … Duxbury also opened the week with a big 2-1 win over Hanover. Connor O’Connell‘s third-period goal was the difference as Duxbury picked up its first win in the series since 2014. Wyatt Glass added a first-period goal for the Dragons.

Brett Evans
Silver Lake

* Peter Bond made 25 saves and Mark Kelleher scored twice to lead Silver Lake past North Quincy, 5-0. Brett Evans, Pat Murphy and David Solari had the other goals for the Lakers. … Silver Lake opened the week with a 4-1 nonleague win over North Attleboro, as Evans finished with a hat trick. Brandon Cavicchi added the other goal.

Cam Quigley Quincy

* Will Martin’s overtime goal pushed Quincy past Hanover, 3-2. Pat Walsh and Cam Quigley had the other goals for the Presidents, and Danny Freeman made 30 saves. … The Presidents also got a goal and assist from Martin in the third period to rally past Pembroke, 2-1.

Evan Hallisey Plymouth North

* Led by two goals and an assist each from Evan Hallissey and Josh Bates, Plymouth North toppled North Quincy, 6-2. Kevin Norwood added a goal and assist, and Connor McLachlan a goal for the Eagles.

* Boston Latin stunned North Andover, 3-2, in Dual County/Merrimack Valley 2 play as Tim McGrath scored the equalizer with 20 seconds left in regulation before Aidan Fitzpatrick slipped home the winner with just 1.8 seconds left in overtime. Gavin Wainwright added a goal and assist for the Wolfpack.

* Dylan Soucy’s 34 saves led Haverhill to a 3-1 win over Cambridge. Charlie Rastauskas (two assists), Brendan Fitzgerald and Jack Baker scored a goal apiece for the Hillies. … Haverhill also scored a 6-2 nonleague win over Matignon, as Jax Mulligan scored twice, John Bishop added a goal and two assists, and Cal Pruett made 23 saves.

Camden Cardamone Newton South

* Newton South got a goal and assist apiece from Dan Schwartzman and Andrew Murray, as well as a goal from Camden Cardamone to edge Concord-Carlisle, 3-2.

* Noah Thorpe’s four goals sparked Concord-Carlisle in its 7-4 win over Acton-Boxboro. Derek Labadini, Carter O’Brien and Aidan Dowd added goals for the Patriots.

Matthew Cooke Tewksbury

* Top-ranked Tewksbury stayed unbeaten in league play with a 6-0 win over Lowell. Cole Stone, Matthew Cooke, Caden Connors, Nick Dicioccio, Sean Lane and Ryan Flynn had the goals for the Redmen, with Ben O’Keefe notching the shutout.

Eamon Kelly Canton

* Canton advanced to the championship game in the Walter Brinn Division of the Ed Burns Coffee Pot Hockey Classic with a 2-1 win over Natick. A.J. Thomas and Brennan Pecararo scored for the Bulldogs and Colin Davis earned the win in goal. … In the opening round, Davis and the Bulldogs blanked Burlington, 4-0. Eamon Kelly’s pair of first-period goals got things rolling for Canton, before Brendan Tourgee and Billy DeLello rounded out the scoring.

Braden Curran Newburyport

* Newburyport needed overtime to beat Triton, 1-0, in the Cape Ann League, winning it with Max Puleo’s shorthanded tally. … Braeden Curran had a goal and assist, Sean Glynn and Charlie Forrest also scored and the Clippers clipped Bishop Fenwick, 3-2, in a nonleague game.

Bobby DeFeo Wakefield

* Gabe Brissette notched his third consecutive shutout and his brother, Nate Brissette provided the only offense Wakefield needed with a goal in a 1-0 Middlesex Freedom win over Melrose. … Gabe Brissette’s 18 saves helped the Warriors blank Wilmington, 3-0. Matt Elwell, Joe O’Brien and Bobby DeFeo scored the goals.

Myles Kidd Norwood

* Myles Kidd’s hat trick led Norwood past Hopkinton, 6-2, in the Tri-Valley League. Conor Lydon, Kevin Broderick and Kyle Leger also scored for the Mustangs.

* Cal Greenwood scored a pair of goals and Hopkinton doubled up Holliston, 4-2. Drew Morse and Joe Scardino added goals for the Hillers. … Goals from Joey Carrazza, Wyatt Iantosca, Charlie Purpura and Ryan Teitel led Hopkinton past Medfield, 4-3.

Jason Finkelstein Walpole

* Walpole dumped Milton, 5-1, in the Bay State Conference, led by Declan Hunter’s two goals and assist. Jason Finkelstein added a goal and two assists, Griffin Curran a goal and assist, and Cam Handwerk also scored. … The Timberwolves also knocked off Natick, 5-3, as Hunter added a pair of goals in that win. … Walpole blanked Newton North, 5-0, on goals from Hunter, Finkelstein, Matt Bianculli, Handwerk and Eddie Jackson.

* Max Aguiar, Jack Rothwell and Luke Gauvin each scored for Somerset Berkley in its 3-3 tie with Apponequet in a South Coast Conference matchup.

* Garrett Barriere’s third-period goal helped Westboro clip Algonquin, 2-1, in a Central Mass. Quinn Division game. Colton McNamara also scored the Rangers, and Dylan Arnold made 19 saves.

* Algonquin bounced back with a 3-2 overtime win over Auburn, with Nicholas D’Angelo netted the winner. Ben Cotter and Tommy Hauck had the other goals.

* Auburn had a balanced scoresheet in its 6-1 win over Hudson. Owen Stattenfield, Dillon Winkelmann and Ethan McDermott each had a goal and assist for the Rockets.

* Five players scored for Westfield, led by Nathan Sarabaez and Sawyer King with a goal and assist apiece, as the Bombers knocked off Belchertown, 5-1. … King also scored along with Darrin Schnopp and Drew Glenzel in a 3-2 victory over Amherst.

Sean Baker Longmeadow

* Brendan McGeer’s two goals, along with three assists from Sean Baker, propelled Longmeadow past East Longmeadow, 6-1, in the Berry Division.

* Nick Shea had two goals and an assist for Agawam in its 4-4 tie with Chicopee.

* Chris Cassesso scored as Somerville played to a 1-1 tie with Lexington.

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