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Mass. HS Hockey: Division 1 Highlights

No. 6 Central Catholic kicked off the New Year in style Wednesday, toppling No. 4 Austin Prep, 4-1, behind two goals and two assists from Corey Webber and Colin Soucy’s 23 saves. Alex Lester and Lloyd Hayes also scored for the Raiders, who play at No. 13 St. John’s Prep Saturday (Ristuccia, noon).

Corey Webber Central Catholic

Corey Webber
Central Catholic


Drew Foley Wilmington

Drew Foley

Goalies Drew Foley of No. 20 Wilmington (34 saves) and  Michael Guleserian (27 saves) of No. 12 Burlington put on a show as the two-time defending Division 2 champion Wildcats and two-time defending Division 1 champion Red Devils battled to a 1-1 tie. Wilmington is 3-1-3 in its first D1 campaign.


Junior Shawn MacBurnie scored two goals, including the game-winner with 14 seconds to play, and assisted on tallies by Dante Maribito and Jackson Allard as No. 18 St. Mary’s surprised No. 7 Archbishop Williams on the holiday, 4-3. Senior keeper Bailey MacBurnie continued his stellar start to the season with 37 saves.


No. 1 Malden Catholic topped No. 13 St. John’s Prep, 3-1 at “Frozen Fenway” on New Year’s Eve Day. Junior Austin Goldstein broke a scoreless tie with 3:02 left in the second period and Brian Cameron netted the game-winner just six seconds before the period ended. Prep’s Teddy McNamara and MC’s Jared Silva swapped third-period goals. The teams wore circa 1947 throwback sweaters to mark the occasion.

Brian Cameron Malden Catholic

Brian Cameron
Malden Catholic


Ryan Smith Arlington Catholic

Ryan Smith
Arlington Catholic

No. 9 Arlington Catholic captured the Winter Showcase Classic title with a 4-0 whitewash of unranked Andover earlier this week. Senior John Richard had 17 saves in the shutout. Junior Ryan Smith, the Tournament MVP, and sophomore Andrew Somerville both had a goal and an assist for the Cougars.


Senior David Cataldo pumped in four goals to lead No. 17 Marshfield past unranked Hingham, 7-2. Sophomore JoJo Carbone had a goal and two assists for the Rams and goalie Connor Lemiuex amassed 33 saves. Pat Colpoys scored both Hingham goals, assisted by Jon Carlson.


Anthony Niklopoulos’s hat trick powered No. 14 Burlington past No. 15 Barnstable, 4-2.


Kevin Doyle

Kevin Doyle

Kevin joined HNIB in 1990 and is a Senior Writer and Director of the Northern New England and Mass/R.I. High School Division camps. A veteran editor/writer of 40 years in the print and digital mediums, he has edited and produced original content and coordinated production for local and global publications and websites. He holds degrees from Merrimack College and Boston University and won multiple industry awards as Sports Editor of The Daily News of Newburyport and News Editor of The Amesbury News. He is the 2016 recipient of the North Shore Lifetime Commitment From the Community award presented by Moynihan Lumber and a 2017 Newburyport High School Wall of Fame inductee. He resides with his family in Portsmouth, NH. Email him at [email protected] and follow him on Twitter @kdoyle40
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