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NEFPHL Season 2 Weekend Recap: West, East Win A Pair in U19 Division

New England Fall Prep’s Season 2 got underway over the holiday weekend with a dozen league games spanning both a U18 and U19Division. Play in this new season is expected to continue through January 2.

U19 Division

East U19 5, Southern New England U19 2

Ian Olenik had a pair of goals to power East to this win. Other goal scorers for the winners were Michael Ranaldi, Kyle Elliott and Colin Elliott. Brett Baldassare and Sean Donoghue scored for SNE.

Central U19 7, NH Avalanche U18 3

A hat trick from Sean Senier of Holderness led Central to this win. Aidan O’Connell fired home a pair of goals, and Tommy Raymond (3 assists) and Christian Milward each scored. Nick Messina also had three assists for Central. Sergey Yakunin had two goals for the Avalanche.

Carter Rugg
West U19

West U19 5, North U19 2

Second period strikes from Pomfret’s Carter Rugg and Alec O’Connor of Winchester HS broke a 1-1 tie and powered West to the win. Cameron Lowe, Macdara Casper and Leo Piandes had goals as well. Proctor’s Jack Robinson scored both goals for North.

Max Shustak
Eastern NE

Eastern New England U19 2, South U19 2

Max Shustak’s third period goal enabled ENE to salvage a 2-2 tie with South. Michael Locke also had a goal for ENE. Ryan Clark opened the scoring for South.

East U19 3, Central U19 2

East jumped to a 3-0 first period lead and held on after Central scored twice in the third period. Thomas Huard, Sean Thies and Cam Russo skated East to an early three-goal lead. Thomas Sullivan and Quinn McCarthy, both from Melrose HS, had goals for Central.

West U19 5, Southern New England U19 3

Trailing 3-2 entering the third period, West got goals from Kevin McElaney, Ian Worthley and Cameron Lowe (2 assists) to pick up their second win of the weekend. Lowe also scored in the second period, as did Nils Forselius. SNE got goals from Bryan Tang, Sean Donoghue and Conner Chalmers.

North U19 5, South U19 2

Goals by Sam Neville, Sam Stone, Will Conway, Dylan Shapiro and David Jacobs were more than enough for North.  South got goals from Sam Murray and Ryan Kavanagh.

U18 Division

East U18 3, North U18 2

Joe Verderber’s third period goal was the difference in East’s 3-2 win. Brayden Haggerty and Lance Roberts also scored for East, while Tylor Pappalardo and Patrick Malloy countered for North.

Jack Madden
Southern NE

NH Avalanche U16 4, Southern New England U18 4

The NH Avalanche scored all four of its goals in the second period in this tie. Nick Fontaine had two, and Owen Cross and Matthew Hale one each. For SNE, Jack Madden, Jackson Gates, Marcello Maitino and Nick Theodos all scored a goal apiece.

Southern New England U18 3, East 18 3

Southern New England played to its second tie of the weekend in this one. Among the goal scorers in this one were Nick Theodos and Jack Madden for SNE, and Reilly Piersimoni and Brayden Haggerty for East.

NH Avalanche U16 4, Central U18 1

Quentin Moses, Caleb Belland, Nick Fontaine scored early on to power the Avalanche U16 to this win. Michael Bevilacqua had the lone goal for Central.

Central U18 2, North U18 2

Robert Martufi’s third period goal enabled North to tie this one up. Sean Gray of Central Catholic also had a goal. Central’s Brendan Currie opened up the scoring in this one.

Gary Demopoulos
Gary Demopoulos has been covering prep school hockey for the HNIB News for over 30 years, and has been the editor of the HNIB News since 2005. A former sportswriter and news editor at the Woburn (MA) Daily Times Chronicle, he has been the HNIB News' key reporter for Mens Prep School hockey since 1988, as well as womens hockey, both at the prep school and high school levels. for almost 20 years. Gary also helps organize and oversee HNIB's many summer tournaments and festivals for scholastic players.
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