In what is likely to be the league’s final season due to coming realignment, coach Tim Grace’s Red Raiders will be shooting to go out on top. Goaltending and defense will be strong suits. “In the end, the race usually comes down to the last game of the season,” Grace says.
Seniors Brendan Jones and James Holzman will lead the defense in front of sophomore goalie Colin Higgins, who played all 22 games as a freshman. Senior Bridgewater-Raynham transfer Eddie Donovan provides insurance in the cage.
A quartet of seasoned forwards return: Seniors Jac Cordeiro (8-22-30) and Ryan Diplilato, and juniors Brian Frieh (8-7-15) and Jack Longueil. Junior Chris Cordeiro should log regular time.
The Trojans will be shooting to make the program’s 50th season a memorable one. Coach Dave Patrick says that developing good work habits will be crucial.
The first line of sophomore center flanked by senior Alec Wonsom and sophomore Ryan Concannon on the wing returns intact. Junior Brockton transfer Nick Landry will be counted on for steady production.
Senior goalie Conner Harkins anchors the defense. Junior Owen McCoy and sophomore Ben Kmito are a steady pair on the back line.
Mike Cappello’s squad brings back near-30-point-scorers in Payton Allen (junior center, 28 points) and Angelo Nicolosi (junior winger, 25 points).
Senior center Will Cote (12), senior right winger Bryce Souza (11), freshman winger Reid Martin (10), Pat Mello (nine points) and Damien Medeiros (seven) can also score.
Senior goalie Charlie Gamache is back after he had a 2.30 GAA, three-shutout junior season.
Senior defensemen Murphy LePage (11 points), Dylan Arruda and Tucker Rose return along with junior Luke Sylvia and sophomores Kyle Charbonneau and Sam Canniff.
“We have a good mix of talented upper and lower classmen on the roster,” Cappello said. “We have depth at each position. Strengths of this year’s lineup will be depth, team speed and experience.”
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