From Week Two:
CHRISTIE SERINO CHRISTMAS CLASSIC
No. 4 Malden Catholic handled No. 7 Austin Prep, 5-1, in Monday’s championship game. Nick Botticelli connected for two goals, including a shorty, and assisted on Pat Harrington’s first-period tally. Ryan Noonan (ppg) and Thomas Albert also scored for the Lancers and goalie Brian Cannata earned the win.
No. 10 St. Mary’s upended No. 6 Hingham, 2-1, in the consolation game. Brady McLaughlin’s power play goal in the final minute of the second period proved to be the game-winner. Eric Pedro had the Spartans’ first goal while Billy McNally scored for the Harbormen.
In Sunday’s semifinals, MC shut out Hingham, 2-0, and Austin Prep squeezed past St. Mary’s, 3-2.
Marshfield knocked off Catholic Memorial, 2-1, in Monday’s championship game. Hunter McCauley and Aidan Connelly, his first varsity goal, scored for the Rams. Goalie Grayston Owens (33 saves) turned back everything that came his way aside from Frank Cosolito’s power play goal in the third period.
The Rams advanced to the title game by upending in Framingham in OT, 6-5 (a tie for MIAA Tournament qualification). Sophomore Neil Shea (hat trick, 2 assists), junior Andrew Fithian (hat trick, assist) and freshman Aidan Connolly (4 assists) had monster games.
In the consolation game, Framingham toppled St. John’s of Shrewsbury, 3-2, behind two third-period goals from Ben Stefanini. Scott Hall also scored for the Flyers while Tyler Anes had two assists and Alex Moore finished with 22 saves. Jack Pitney and Tyler Reynolds had the goals for SJS.
Peter Simeone (2 goals, 3 assists) factored in all five goals as unbeaten Waltham shut out Cambridge, 5-0, to win the Unkie Fitzgerald Christmas Tournament title.
Franklin scored a solid 4-1 win against New Hampshire No. 1 Bp. Guertin on the opening day of the Mount St. Charles Holiday Faceoff. Joey Blaise had two goals and an assist for the Panthers. Jake Downie and Brendan O’Reilly also scored while Nick Jasinski stopped 31 shots.
Ian Murphy had two goals and an assist as B.C. High rolled past St. John’s of Shrewsbury, 5-1, amassing a 38-8 edge in shots.
Newburyport of the Cape Ann League handled a pair of MVC-DCL One opponents in consecutive games. Westford Academy fell first, 5-1, behind a goal and two assists apiece from seniors Scott Webster and Tyson Gudaitis and a goal and assist from Tanner Derby. Acton-Boxboro was next, 3-1, behind a 25-save performance by sophomore goalie Kenny Hodge.
In the Catholic Central Large, senior captain Conor Foley, who missed most of last season with an injury, scored two goals and junior goalie Andrew Lorusso netted his first career shutout in St. Mary’s 6-0 win against Matignon.
Winchester tripped up Burlington in Middlesex crossover action, 3-1, behind senior Christy Redler’s 41 saves. Daniel O’Connell, John Keane and Jonathan Lepore scored.
Steve Giardina, Gerard Jelloe and Peter Simeone scored and Brendan Devlin had 23 saves in Waltham’s 3-1 non-league win against Marshfield.
Erik MacDonald popped in two goals to lead Braintree past Brookline, 4-1, in Bay State Carey action. Kyle Marshall and Shawn Leslie also scored.
Junior Ryan Lovett’s shorthanded goal in the final minute was the difference in Xaverian’s 2-1 non-league win against Chelmsford.
Reading shut down Watertown, 5-0, in a Middlesex crossover as Kevin Tobin and James Reilly scored two goals each.
Cole Archambeault scored four goals in the third period to spark St. Peter-Marian of the Catholic West past Triton of the Cape Ann League, 6-3.
Kyle Martin posted his second shutout in as many starts as St. John’s Prep stopped Woburn, 5-0. Anthony Quatieri, Scott Newton, Seth Murray, Danny Tighe and Mitch Shaheen scored.
Jack Hennessey scored two goals and Matt Personeni had 17 saves in Hingham’s 3-0 win against Duxbury.