News/Stories

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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Previewing the 2020 Super 8

Posted on February 21, 2020

Well here we are, the regular season is all wrapped up as of February 20 and on Thursday night in Franklin at MIAA headquarters the Super 8 picks were made (see our live video here) – the 30th field selected in the state’s history. By means of a quick recap for those who are new:…

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2020 MassNZ Mr. Hockey Watch List

Posted on February 7, 2020

Now that the calendar has turned to February, the State Tournament is not far away, and that means it’s time to start talking about what was a big hit last year: the @MassNZ Mr. Hockey Award for 2020. As you will likely recall from last year, our first award winner was a consensus selection amongst…

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Chris Serino Christmas Classic Recap: Day One

Posted on December 27, 2019

Malden, MA-Malden Catholic hosted their annual tribute to former coach Chris Serino at the Valley Forum II in the form of the Serino Christmas Classic. We were there for both games and below are the recaps and stars of the games. The first game featured the 3-0 Hingham Harbormen and the 0-1 host MC Lancers….

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No More Excuses: The Pride in Billerica Hockey

Posted on December 14, 2019

In the course of putting together a story, sometimes inspiration will strike when you least suspect it and that is exactly what happened here. This article was designed to be a feature on the Billerica Memorial HS hockey team captured through the lens of the brand new $176 million school complex built on the site…

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Passing On the Tradition: St. John’s Prep Looks to Return to the Super 8 in 2019-20

Posted on December 10, 2019

A team led by its strong junior class last season, the Eagles of St. John’s Prep made a deep playoff run in the D1 North Finals – knocking off Westford Academy, St. Mary’s Lynn and Andover to earn a trip to the Finals where they lost to eventual champion Winchester. A team with a winning…

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Western MA vs. Everybody: Pope Francis hockey is proud to rep their region

Posted on December 7, 2019

There is only D1 MIAA school in Western MA, and as you probably guessed from the title of this article, that school is Pope Francis. The Cardinals have won a total of 30+ games over the last two seasons and made deep runs in the Super 8 playoffs – making it to the championship game…

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Defending the Crown: BC High Looks to Add a Third Trophy in a Row in 2019-20

Posted on December 5, 2019

Sustained success for any team is difficult: but sustaining championship winning success is a different challenge unto itself. This was the task facing last year’s BC High team, having lost 11 players to graduation and other departures. With Coach John Flaherty at the helm, the Eagles showed resilience, skill and determination in last year’s run…

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We’re Up and Coming: The Bishop Fenwick Story

Posted on December 2, 2019

Everyone loves to root for an underdog: it’s the singular thread that runs across all geographies, all skill levels and all sports. Take the Bishop Fenwick men’s ice hockey team. Coach Jim Quinlan, who spent years at the helm of his alma mater Saugus HS took on the job and the arduous task of building…

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No Regrets: St. Mary’s Lynn is Setting the Bar High in 2019-20

Posted on November 28, 2019

Last season the Spartans of St. Mary’s Lynn checked one of the three boxes in their goals for the season. With long-tenured head coach Mark Lee at the helm the team won 16 games and earned a Super 8 play-in berth. Despite coming up a few wins short of a championship, this is not unfamiliar…

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