Lawrence Academy Boy's Hockey: 2018 NEPSAC Champions
MANCHESTER, NH — Following their 6-2 win over St. Mark’s in the quarterfinals, the boys’ varsity hockey team prolonged the winter season with two overtime wins and emerged as the tournament’s eventual champions.
After beating Gunnery 3-2 in OT in Connecticut on Saturday, the team traveled to St. Anselm College to take on the New Hampton School on Sunday in the final game of the Piatelli/Simmons bracket. After an end-to-end contest finished 4-4 in regulation, the Spartans managed to edge the Huskies 5-4 off a goal from forward Gunnar-wolfe Fontaine ‘20 with 8:22 on the clock in overtime.
2018 Olympic Coach to Lead Vermont Academy Hockey Team
2018 Men’s Hockey Olympic team performance coach and team leader Sean Braziel has accepted the head coach position for Vermont Academy hockey. Braziel comes to Vermont Academy having served as the performance coach for Team USA for the last four years. During his time with Team USA, he has won both a gold medal at the 2017 World Junior Championships and a bronze medal during the 2018 World Juniors. Coach Braziel has served as the development coach at the U.S. National Team Development Program in Plymouth, Michigan; the 2016 World Cup of Hockey featuring the best American-born NHL players; and a consultant to the Detroit Red Wings during the NHL combine and Draft.
Brunswick Hockey Wins First-Ever NEPSAC Large School Title with OT Goal
Jack Forrest’s rebound goal with 6:40 left in overtime gave Brunswick its first-ever championship in NEPSAC Tournament play, as the #5 Bruins topped #3 Thayer by a 4-3 margin in the Martin/Earl Large School Tournament on Sunday.
The title game, held in Sullivan Rink on the campus of St. Anselm’s College in Manchester, N.H., provided plenty of excitement for both teams, as the Tigers (17-12-1) rallied from a late 3-1 deficit to force the extra session.
Former NEPSAC Skaters Measure Success by the Cup - The Stanley Cup
By BOB YORK
Recipes for success have long thrived in the athletic arena, but in such a highly competitive domain – where the margin between winning and losing is often razor-thin – achievement often relies on more than just a recipe’s ingredients. The quantity of those ingredients must also be carefully measured to ensure the quality of the outcome. Take the National Hockey League for example, for more than a century now it has been measuring supremacy by the cup – the Stanley Cup.
Casey Carreau '17of Thayer Wins John Carlton Memorial Trophy
Casey Carreau '17 received the John Carlton Memorial Trophy, which is awarded to the top high school hockey player in Eastern Massachusetts. He accepted the award at last night's Bruins game at the TD Garden. Carreau plans to attend Boston College next year. Congratulations, Casey!
Photo courtesy of Cushing Academy
Former NEPSAC Stars Still Shining Bright
By BOB YORK
Thanks to a trio of Pittsburgh Penguins who were born and bred in New England and honed their talents in the rinks of the area’s prep schools, thousands of hockey fans throughout the region received their just reward this summer: a chance to get up close and personal with the Stanley Cup.
For Nick Bonino (Avon Old Farms School), Conor Sheary (Cushing Academy) and Ben Lovejoy (Deerfield Academy), this was a time to return to their roots and show off the spoils of a National Hockey League championship. It was an opportunity to thank those who had helped them along the way as well as inspire the younger generations of skaters in the audiences to dream big, because – as the Cup will attest – dreams do come true.
Belmont Hill's Michael Condon '09 Makes Roster for Montreal Canadiens
Following a stellar career at Belmont Hill and Princeton, Michael Condon '09 made the team this year as goalie for the Montreal
Condon had a spectacular career on the Hill and as a senior had a 2.23 goals-against average and had a .934 save percentage playing some of the toughest high school teams in the country. That year he was named ISL Most Valuable Player, and a member of the
All-ISL and All-New England teams, a Boston Globe All-Scholastic honor and his team’s Most Valuable Player. Junior year Condon finished with a 2.06 goals-against and a .931 save percentage, and was an
All-ISL choice and the team’s Most Valuable Player.
"Mike is a hard worker, a student of the game and his position, and a great teammate," said former varsity hockey coach Ken Martin '65, who coached Mike at the Hill. "This is a well-deserved honor and I am very excited for Mike. He got an Ivy League education and is now playing in the NHL. We are all proud of him."
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Miles Gendron '14 with Boston Bruins GM Peter Chiarelli.
Miles Gendron '14 of Rivers Named Jack Carlton Award Winner
Miles Gendron ’14 was named the 2014 recipient of the Jack Carlton Award, given annually to the best senior boys’ hockey player in Eastern Massachusetts by the Boston Bruins. This honor comes on the heels of a senior season in which Miles captained the Red Wings to the ISL Eberhart Championship and Sportsmanship Award, garnering MVP honors in the process.
Former Berkshire MVP Kevin Sullivan Helps Lead Union College to NCAA Hockey Championship
Former Berkshire School Boys Hockey MVP and All-New England player Kevin Sullivan ’10 (Darien, CT) helped Union College win the NCAA Division I Men's Hockey National Championship on April 12.
Union defeated the University of Minnesota 7-4 in Philadelphia to capture the school’s first NCAA hockey title.
Sullivan, a forward with the Dutchmen, scored with 1:22 left in the third period to give Union a 6-4 lead.
Kimball Union Wins 2014 New England Small School Championship
KUA Boys’ Varsity Hockey team defeated The Dexter School 5-1 to claim the New England Small School Hockey Championship! KUA used goals by Chris Shero and Jacob Paluch in the second period to take a 2-0 lead into the third period. Midway through the third period, Bobby Hall and Tyler Bird scored goals almost back to back to seal the victory for the Wildcats. Dom Franco added an empty netter late in the third. Paul Leger turned in a solid performance making 22 saves on the day. KUA ends the season with a record of 26-6-5 and their second NEPSAC Small School Championship in three years.