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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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Xaverian Hockey: It’s The Work You Do When No One’s Watching

Posted on November 25, 2019

Last season for Xaverian goes far beyond the box scores and playoff victories during the Super 8. This was one of the more closely knit Hawks teams in recent memory, but when you look back on the numbers it was an impressive run. The 10th seeded Hawks finished one game shy of reaching the TD…

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A New Era: Installing the Lancer Culture at Malden Catholic for 2019-20

Posted on November 22, 2019

After a tough 1-19 season, Malden Catholic is looking to get back on the right track to more consistent and winning hockey. If you are at all familiar with MIAA hockey history, you’ve heard of Malden Catholic’s program and know about their recent success. The Lancers won four straight Super 8 titles from 2011-2014 and…

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Hingham Hockey: A Self-Fulfilling Culture of Commitment

Posted on November 19, 2019

Building a tradition is generational: it’s a culture that is passed down annually from team to team, all based on the same system of belief. It’s also a hallmark of one of the first programs in Massachusetts public school hockey history, the Harbormen of Hingham High School.  Founded in the 1930s, Hingham HS initially played…

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Proving That We Belong: Lowell Catholic Ascends to D1 for 2019-20

Posted on November 14, 2019

Last season the Lowell Catholic Crusaders went 9-8-4 and made the D2 State Tournament but there was more work going on behind the scenes to set things up for a big move this season. “It was a group effort,” said Crusaders Head Coach Aaron Crear. “Everyone from our administration was onboard with the move up…

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One To Watch: Ian Worthley, Bishop Fenwick Senior

Posted on October 29, 2019

Incoming Bishop Fenwick senior Ian Worthley (6’1 160) made a big splash last season as the primary goal scorer for the Crusaders (and this summer at the Mass HS Showcase in Boston) but his love of the game developed at a very young age. He grew up just outside of Boston in Saugus, MA but…

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