Celebrating the Class of 2020: Barnstable Forward Brian Frieh

Posted on May 31, 2020

With graduation season upon us for high schoolers, there is no better time to celebrate the Class of 2020. The circumstances this year are tough due to the COVID-19 pandemic: many of these young men and women lost the opportunity to finish out their last school year, go to the senior prom, walk at graduation…

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Celebrating the Class of 2020: Framingham Goalie Jake Handy

Posted on May 25, 2020

With graduation season upon us for high schoolers, there is no better time to celebrate the Class of 2020. The circumstances this year are tough due to the COVID-19 pandemic: many of these young men and women lost the opportunity to finish out their last school year, go to the senior prom, walk at graduation…

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Cardinals Flying High: Louisville Building Through the MIAA

Posted on May 4, 2020

For prospective student-athletes from the MIAA, there are a lot of options to play collegiate hockey. Everyone knows about the NCAA gold standard: Division 1 hockey, but there are only 60 current programs with spots available. Next comes Division 2 hockey, but only seven schools fielded a team last season which means even fewer spots….

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“I Loved The Whole Journey”: 2020 Mr. Hockey Award Winner Ryan Leonard

Posted on April 3, 2020

The puck doesn’t know size, it doesn’t know strength, it doesn’t know heights and weights, class year or age: it only knows who gets there first. It turns out that freshman and 2005-born forward Ryan Leonard of Pope Francis Preparatory School was getting to a lot of pucks first this season, notching 24 goals in…

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2019-20 D1 and D2 All-State and All-Rookie Teams

Posted on March 21, 2020

Neutral Zone’s 2019-20 Mass HS All-State Teams There is no escaping the fact that this season came to an abrupt end after a great regular season and playoff run from numerous teams. The season finished one game shy of completion across all Divisions and geographies as a result of COVID-19 which continues to have rippling…

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Super 8: Pope Francis Advances to Garden with 3-2 win in OT over SJP

Posted on March 12, 2020

Framingham, MA: Sophomore defenseman Jack Kennedy’s individual effort 4:57 into overtime sent the Cardinal faithful home happy, and more importantly punched a ticket (for a third consecutive season) to the Super 8 Championship on Sunday at the TD Garden. Kennedy gained entry into the offensive zone, circled around the net and fired a shot past…

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D1 North Final: Belmont Heads to the Garden – Wins it Late 3-2 over SJS

Posted on March 9, 2020

Lowell, MA – And then there were two. It was down to the Marauders of Belmont and the Pioneers of St. John’s Shrewsbury facing off to determine who would play at the TD Garden on Sunday against Walpole in the D1 Final. This promised to be an intriguing matchup of teams who play smart and…

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D1 South Final: Walpole blanks Archbishop Williams 1-0, punches ticket to TD Garden

Posted on March 8, 2020

Bourne, MA – What a day of hockey it was today at Gallo Arena. The three South Division Finals all happened under one roof: in Division 2, Canton took down Bishop Feehan 4-1, in Division 3, Hanover defeated Dartmouth 2-0 and the final game of the day featured the D1 teams: Walpole and Archbishop Williams….

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Super 8 Recaps: Arlington to the Garden and SJP Advances

Posted on March 8, 2020

Arlington Punches Ticket to Super 8 Final Framingham, MA – Arlington scored two goals in the span of 74 seconds during the opening period, and made it stand up in a 2-1 win over Pope Francis from Loring Arena. The Spy Ponders carried to the play and had the better of the scoring chances during…

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D1 South Semifinal: Archbishop Williams shuts out Franklin 3-0

Posted on March 5, 2020

Bourne, MA – We’ve set up shop at Gallo Arena for numerous playoff games this month and these playoff game atmospheres just keep getting better. Tonight was a huge turnout for the D1 South semis. The game started off with some good pace in the opening few minutes of the first period. It looked like…

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