Mass. HS Boys Hockey – EMass. Division 3 Highlights: Newton South, Nantucket Score Big Weekend Victories

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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A pair of Division 3 teams sent shockwaves through Eastern Mass. hockey with upsets of higher-division foes, perhaps none bigger than Newton South’s 4-3 conquest of Lincoln-Sudbury.

Max Lieman
Newton South

* Max Lieman scored twice for the Lions, who jumped out to a 4-1 lead in the third period and then held off a big charge by the Warriors behind the goaltending of Nathan Lacoste. Dan Schwartzman and Mitch Gordon also scored for Newton South, which just three days earlier had fallen to L-S, 7-3. In the rematch, South snapped Lincoln-Sudbury’s 19-game unbeaten streak dating back a full calendar year and three days.

* Nantucket also stayed unbeaten by edging past Falmouth, 5-4, in a Cape & Islands battle. Marsh Hickman and Hudson Perry had a goal and two assists apiece for the Whalers, Camden Knapp and Cole Evens added a goal and assist each, and Cosmo Tedeschi also scored.

* Watertown, which has moved back into the Middlesex Freedom during the pandemic, picked up its first league win in five years, taking down Stoneham, 3-1. Colin Campbell, Daniel Tattrie, and Dante Venezia scored goals, Jack Dickie and Nathan Master each had two assists, and Jared Norton made 29 saves.

* Bobby Marcus scored four goals in Bedford’s 5-1 victory over Boston Latin, completing a home-and-home sweep. Ittai Wiseman had the other goal, with Adam Driscoll and Jack Venuti notching a pair of assists apiece. … Earlier in the week, Marcus also netted a pair in a 4-1 victory, with Driscoll and Chris Woo also scoring for the Buccaneers.

* Dracut/Tyngsboro swept a weekend series from Haverhill by 6-2 and 6-3 scores. In Saturday’s victory, it was a goal and two assists each from Ben Warner and Brian Workman that led the way. Jared DeBruin chipped in a goal and assist, and Tommy Workman, Dion Bottiggi and Colin Underwood also scored. … Then on Sunday, Tommy Workman had a hat trick and two assists, while DeBruin added a goal and four assists. Brian Workman also had a goal and assist.

* Kevin Balewicz finished with a hat trick, the last goal coming with 25.1 seconds left and giving Holliston a 5-4 victory over Ashland in a Tri-Valley League thriller. The victory was the first for Panthers first-year coach Mike Dutcher. … In Saturday’s rematch, it was Ashland bouncing back with the 3-1 win. Nick Fish (shorthanded), Mark Milko and Nick Cibotti scored for the Clockers.

* Ryan Teitel scored his first career goal and added an assist as Hopkinton returned to the ice with a 6-0 victory over Bellingham. Geoff Tocco and Cam Jerrett also had a goal and assist each, Andrew Moore, Mike Berman and Pavit Mehra added goals, and Aidan Walsh chipped in three assists. Colin Norred and Jack Lang shared the shutout.

* Behind two goals from Nate Parker, Attleboro also gave coach Greg Chamberlain his first victory by edging Oliver Ames, 5-3, in the Hockomock League. Aidan Diggin, Colin Flynn and Jake Ward added goals for the Bombardiers.

Sean Ennis

* Norwell extended its South Shore League win streak to 25, cruising past Abington, 9-3 behind Nolan Petrucelli’s hat trick. … Earlier in the week, Brady Kudrick scored twice and Norwell rolled past Rockland, 7-0. Sean Ennis added another shutout to his ledger for the Clippers, who also got goals from Petrucelli (first varsity), Cole Berglund, Tim Ward, Austin Shea, Connor Therrien and Sam Fettucia.

* John Polito had two goals and an assist, Ryan Tobin added a pair of goals and Abington outskated Cohasset, 5-2. Evan St. Martin had the other goal for the Green Wave, who got two assists each from Mikey Pineau and David McArthur, as well as 22 saves from Spencer Merrick.

* Cohasset bounced back Saturday to double up Rockland, 4-2, on goals from Jack Hartwell, Bernie Mulcahy, Wade Puzella and Justin Appleby.

Max DaSilva

* Robbie Hanna and Max DaSilva scored a pair of goals each to lead Hanover past North Quincy, 6-1, in the Patriot League. Nate DelPrete and Quinn Brown added goals for the Hawks.

* Somerset Berkley stayed unbeaten with a 3-2 South Coast Conference victory over Bourne. Brandon Silva had 26 saves, and the Raiders got goals from Davis Sullivan, Evan Affonso and Jon Rothwell.

* Ryan Malone scored twice, both on assists from Jay O’Hearn, and Cardinal Spellman clipped St. Joseph Prep, 2-1, in a Catholic Central League matchup. Stephen Nardelli made 30 saves for the Cardinals.

Brandon Cardelli
Bishop Stang

* Brandon Cardelli had a goal and assist, and Ryan Barros scored his first varsity goal to help Bishop Stang past Lowell Catholic, 4-1. Justin Gouveia and Ben Saunders also scored for the Spartans.

* Zack Walles scored in overtime for Hamilton-Wenham in a game that goes into the books as a 3-3 tie in the Cape Ann League. Walles also scored in regulation for the Generals, as did Lucas Hunt and Aiden Clarke (first career goal).

* Essex Tech handed Shawsheen its first loss of the season, 4-2, in the Commonwealth Athletic Conference. Jonathan Daley had a goal and two assists, David Egan a goal and assist, and Brian Swaczyk his first goal for the Hawks. Cam Cannizzaro added a goal and Kyle Mahan made 21 saves.

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