HS Journal: Duxbury girls push winning streak to 34
By Ed Flaherty
The Duxbury High School girls’ hockey team won its 34th straight game on Wednesday night as the Green Dragons improved to 5-0 with a 4-2 win over Hingham.
Duxbury, the two-time defending Massachusetts Division 2 champion, has spent much of this season wreaking havoc on Division 1 competition. The win over Hingham, a perennial Division 1 power, was Duxbury’s fourth victory of the season against a Division 1 foe.
Hannah Murphy provided much of the firepower for Duxbury in the win over Hingham. Murphy had a hat trick and an assist for the Green Dragons, figuring in the scoring on each of Duxbury’s four goals.
Goaltender Rachel Myette, meanwhile, made 18 saves to record the victory.
Hingham dropped to 4-1 with the loss.
All eyes will be on Saturday’s matchup between two of Connecticut’s top boys teams when defending champion Notre Dame-West Haven takes on Fairfield Prep in a battle of unbeaten.
Notre Dame-West Haven enters Saturday’s showdown with a 7-0 record, thanks to a 3-0 win over Darien on Wednesday. The Green Knights also have impressive wins over New Canaan, Ridgefield, Glastonbury and Xavier on their resume this season.
Fairfield Prep, meanwhile, has scored at least four goals in each of its wins this season and enters Saturday’s game against Notre Dame-West Haven on the heels of an impressive Mount St. Charles (R.I.) tournament championship thanks to a win over New Jersey’s Delbarton School last weekend.
Maine’s defending Class A and Class B boys champions squared off on the ice recently, with Class B’s Greely High School upstaging their Class A counterparts, 7-5.
Thornton Academy jumped out to a 2-0 lead against Greely, but the Rangers rallied and scored four unanswered goals to take a 4-2 lead early in the second period.
Thornton Academy staged a rally of its own, however, tallying three straight goals to take a 5-4 lead in the third period.
Greely had the final word as the Rangers reeled off three straight goals of their own down the stretch to earn the 7-5 victory.
It only took three games for the Bishop Brady/Trinity High School co-op girls hockey team to earn its first-ever victory, a 9-5 win over Concord High School.
The Brady/Trinity team suffered a pair of 8-2 losses in its first two varsity contests this season before breaking through for the win over Concord.
Melissa Houde led Brady/Trinity with three goals and two assists, while Stephanie Snow had two goals and two assists and Kerry Twomey also had two goals with two assists.
La Salle Academy is Rhode Island’s lone unbeaten girls’ team, and the Rams have been dominant during their early-season run.
La Salle has opened with a 6-0-0 record while outscoring its opposition 44-1. The lone goal given up by the Rams came in an 8-1 victory over Mount St. Charles.
La Salle has three of the state’s top scorers on its roster, including Meaghan Rickard, who leads Rhode Island with 21 points (12 goals, 9 assists). Rickard is followed closely by teammates Sarah Migliori (8-5-13) and Arianna Boscia (4-7-11).
Goaltender Taylor Peltier has allowed one goal on 88 shots faced, posting a 0.989 goals-against average.
The Colchester High School boys captured the title in Vermont’s annual Beech tournament, thanks to a 4-2 win over Champlain Valley.
Jared Antoniak and Avery Steele scored third-period goals to provide Colchester with the final margin of victory and the tournament title.
Steele had two goals and an assist to pace Colchester, while Matt McBride made 23 saves to record the victory in goal.
In the opening round, Colchester advanced with a 7-0 win over Rice, while Champlain Valley defeated South Burlington, 5-2.
New England Hockey Journal State Rankings
1. Notre Dame-West Haven (7-0)
2. Fairfield Prep (6-0)
3. Darien (3-1-1)
4. Glastonbury (4-2
5. Xavier (4-2)
6. Ridgefield (3-2)
7. Hamden (2-2)
8. Northwest Catholic (4-0)
9. Simsbury (2-2)
10. New Canaan (1-2-2)
1. Bangor (6-0)
2. Scarborough (6-0)
3. Skowhegan (6-0)
4 Falmouth (5-2)
5. Messalonskee (7-0)
6. Cheverus (5-1)
7. Lewiston (3-2-1)
8. Brewer (5-2)
9. Thornton Academy (3-1)
10. Camden Hills (4-0)
1. Malden Catholic (3-0-2)
2. BC High (5-0-1)
3. Springfield Cathedral (3-0-1)
4. Catholic Memorial (6-1)
5. Barnstable (4-0-2)
6. Reading (6-1-1)
7. Norwood (4-1)
8. St. John’s Prep (4-1)
9. Winchester (3-0-2)
10. Arlington (4-0-3)
1 Manchester Central (4-0)
2. Londonderry (4-1)
3. Manchester Memorial (4-1)
4. Merrimack (4-0)
5. Dover (4-0-1)
6. Spaulding (4-0-1)
7. Bow (3-0-1)
8. Berlin (5-0)
9. John Stark (5-0)
10. Souhegan (4-1)
1. Bishop Hendricken (3-0)
2. La Salle (2-1-1)
3. Lincoln (7-0)
4. Rogers/Tiverton/Rocky Hill (5-1)
5. East Greenwich (5-2)
6. Mount St. Charles (1-0)
7. West Warwick/Exeter/West Greenwich (9-0)
8. Tolman (8-1-1)
9. Coventry (2-2)
10. Smithfield (2-1)
1. Colchester (3-0-2)
2. Essex (3-1)
3. South Burlington (3-1)
4. Champlain Valley (3-1-1)
5. Rutland (2-0-2)
6. North Country (4-0)
7. U-32 (5-1)
8. Brattleboro (5-1)
9. BFA-St. Albans (2-2)
10. Middlebury (2-1)
Ed Flaherty can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org