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Reading vs Catholic Memorial; 1/21/2019; O’Brien Rink; Publics vs Catholics Event

Woburn, MA– The first game of the day at the Ned O’Brien Rink in Woburn for the Publics vs Catholics shootout. 

Starting in goal for Reading, Junior Dylan Emery and for Catholic Memorial Liam Kilgallen (Brighton, MA).

CM got the scoring started early in the period to go up 1-0. Glen Considine (Pembroke, MA) and SR Chris Rooney (Milton, MA) in the slot to jump out to the lead. The very next shift, Reading answered the call,  #27 Brendan Donovan put one home from Michael Tobin. Just a few minutes later, Nick McFarland put the Rockets up 2-1 assist coming from Brandon Millerick. With under 5 minutes to play, Michael Tobin found the scoresheet again putting the puck in the back of the net. CM changed goalies, entering the game SR Henry O’Brien (Brookline, MA). 3-1 Reading Rockets going into the first intermission.

The second period was all CM, at the 11:00-minute mark, Sophomore forward Ben Sarantopoulos (W.Bridgewater, MA) got the scoring started to tighten the lead to 3-2. Just a few minutes later, Will MacNeil (Belmont, MA) got a feed from Chris Rooney to tie the game up at 3-3. The CM attack was relentless, and they closed out the period with a goal from Sophomore Tommy Rooney (Milton, MA) to take the 4-3 lead heading into the second ice cut. Goalie Henry O’Brien was sharp kicking away a few shots to preserve the lead. End of 2, 4-3 Catholic Memorial. 

The third period was a back and forth contest that was a goaltending battle, it was a scoreless third period. Final score 4-3 CM.

NZ’s Take:

For CM, they have some offensive firepower with the Rooney brothers up front. They generate a lot of offense and can impact the game every shift. D Man Kevin McCarthy (Scituate, MA) is a big, mobile left shot defender that can play in all situations. CM forward Will MacNeil plays with pace and makes plays every shift.

Reading had some players that showed promise, SR Michael Tobin plays with a lot of energy every shift and good offensive instincts. JR D Man Matthew Gallagher has good puck-moving skills and one of the better defenseman in the MIAA.

3 stars

1st Chris Rooney (CM)

2nd Tommy Rooney (CM)

3rd Michael Tobin (Reading)

Photo Credit: Dan Hickling/Hickling Images