Mass. HS Boys Hockey – Division 2 Highlights: Quincy Beats The Clock … And Brookline

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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Quincy used a late timeout and some late magic to earn its second nonleague win over Brookline in the opening weeks of the season. Cam Quigley found Will Martin streaking down the left side, and Martin just stayed onside before corralling the pass, and scored with 20 seconds left to give the Presidents a 4-3 win. Martin and Quigley each finished with a pair of goals for Quincy.

* Carter Mento made his second goal of the game count, scoring in overtime as Plymouth North edged Whitman-Hanson, 4-3, in the Patriot League. Mento also had an assist, Jason Norwood dished out a pair including on Mento’s winner, and Matt Venetta and Sean Hallissey added goals for the Eagles.

* Aidan Harrington had two goals, including the empty-netter that followed a tiebreaking goal from Tyler Walser for Duxbury in its 3-1 win over Scituate in the Patriot League.

* Somerville opened its season with a 7-1 win over Lynn in the Greater Boston League, as Tenzin Gesar and Brendan Jones scored twice apiece.

* Carter O’Brien had a hat trick and assist for Concord-Carlisle in a 6-3 win over Lowell in the Dual County/Merrimack Valley 2. Jay Carter (two assists), Noah Thorpe (assist) and Derek Labadini added goals for C-C, with Jason Swaim earning his first varsity win with 15 saves.

* Ben O’Keefe posted his first career shutout for Tewksbury, which topped North Andover, 3-0.

* Norwood doubled up Ashland, 4-2, to stay unbeaten in the Tri-Valley. Dan DiBlasi (first varsity goal) was among the scorers for the Mustangs, along with Bryan Metayer, Sam Lally and Kevin Broderick. Eddie Carroll added two assists.

* North Attleboro dominated Attleboro, 7-0, in the Hockomock League behind Nik Kojoian’s hat trick and three assists. Nick Longa had two goals and two assists, Mark Ayvazyan a goal and three assists, and Kaden Burns a goal for the Rocketeers. Nate Kelly posted the shutout.

* Peter Bond made 22 saves for the shutout in Silver Lake’s 5-0 nonleague blanking of Oliver Ames. Mark Kelleher and Ben Cronin scored twice each for the Lakers.

* Matt Cabral scored his first two varsity goals, Lucas Rego also notched his first and Lowell Catholic edged Marblehead, 6-4. Danny Kierce, Alex Pescatore and Patrick Drew added goals for the Crusaders. Vinny D’Urso notched his first varsity win.

Matt Bianculli Walpole

* Walpole skated past Mansfield, 5-1, behind a goal and assist apiece from Matt Bianculli and Declan Hunter.

* Max Aires had two goals and an assist for Westboro in its 4-1 win over Hudson in the Central Mass. Quinn Conference. Colton McNamara and Anthony Pascale added third-period goals for the Rangers. … Westboro also blanked Northbridge, 2-0, as Dylan Arnold made 18 saves and Jackson Bohn had a goal and assist. Tommy Hauck and Ben Cotter had a goal and assist apiece, Ryan Ogar also scored and Algonquin edged Auburn, 3-1.

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