PREP & HIGH SCHOOL ARCHIVES

January 3, 2014
HS Journal: Field of Dreams
With Frozen Fenway in full swing, Matt Williams ponders what other venues would be considered fields of dreams throughout New England.

January 1, 2014
Prep Journal: Kent clawing way to top of Founders League
With a new coach and a wealth of talented returning players, Kent is off to a 7-1-1 start and had no trouble maintaining their high level of play from a year ago.

December 20, 2013
HS Journal: Crossing state lines
One of the interesting, and unique, things about hockey is that you see more matchups between state powers than in other sports.

December 18, 2013
Prep Journal: Thayer's come a long way under Amonte
Thayer is proving how quickly things can change in prep school hockey.

December 17, 2013
From NEHJ: 2013-14 High School Season Preview
State-by-state, Mike Zhe takes a look at the year ahead in New England high school hockey

December 16, 2013
From NEHJ: 2013-14 boys prep capsules
Joshua Kummins and the NEHJ staff look at what’s in store for each of the boys prep teams throughout New England.

December 13, 2013
From NEHJ: Burt backstops BB&N’s ambitions
Katie Burt can find positives even in a loss.

December 13, 2013
HS Journal: Five storylines to watch in the Bay State
Here are a few things we'll keeping an eye on as the 2013-14 high school hockey season gets underway in Massachusetts.

December 12, 2013
Cover Story: The state of high school hockey
The game remains an irreplaceable part of New England winters, but growth has been stunted by many outside factors.

December 12, 2013
Prep Journal: BB&N hopes continuity pays dividends
With its leading scorer and the core of a strong defense returning, the Knights appear poised to make more program history this season.

December 11, 2013
Preps 2014: Five players to watch
Donato, Gendron, Dudek, Burke, Hart part of talented New England prep crop.

November 21, 2013
McPherson defies illness, inspires Lady Spartans
In many ways, Brittany McPherson is your typical overactive, overscheduled, overachieving high school freshman.

November 2, 2013
Norwood's Brown wins fight to compete in NYC Marathon
After twice being turned away because he's a quadriplegic, Matt Brown (Norwood, Mass.) will now be allowed to compete in the New York City Marathon.

August 26, 2013
From NEHJ: Prep primer
Why the grass is often greener at these ultra-competitive havens.

April 25, 2013
Southern comfort helps Brooks win first championship
Brooks School capped off its finest season with a Piatelli/Simmons (small school) championship last month, beating top-seeded Kents Hill, 4-1, in the final at the Icenter for the first New England title in program history.

April 24, 2013
Gagnon, Cushing upend Avon Old Farms
When teams from Cushing Academy and Avon Old Farms faced off in the finals of the Martin/Earl (large school) tournament last month, there also was a palpable sense of what may have been.

April 19, 2013
From NEHJ: Salisbury tops Kent for first N.E. title since 2009
Salisbury was never completely off the radar. But their light wasn’t blinking especially bright at midseason.

April 15, 2013
From NEHJ: No denying Malden Catholic 3-peat
Burlington, Fairfield Prep, Greely, Mount among other state champs.

March 3, 2013
Brooks captures first-ever New England prep championship
Brooks School defeated top-seeded Kents Hill by a score of 4-1 Sunday to become New England champions for the first time.

March 3, 2013
Dion blanks Avon Old Farms to give Cushing Martin-Earl title
Shane Kavanagh's goal 24 seconds into the game was all the Penguins needed, as they defeated Avon Old Farms by a score of 1-0 in the Martin/Earl finals.

March 3, 2013
HS Journal: Lancers keep Super 8 three-peat hopes alive
Malden Catholic put the rest of the bracket on notice with its 9-1 play-in game victory over Archbishop Williams.

March 2, 2013
From NEHJ: Heart of a lion
With hard work and perseverance, Brandon Spring earns his keep with the Chelmsford High varsity.

March 1, 2013
Connecticut home to all four semifinalists in Stuart-Corkery
The Stuart/Corkery tournament is down to a quarter of teams from the Nutmeg State, as Westminster, Kent, Gunnery and Salisbury advanced to the semis.

February 28, 2013
BC High's Super 8 hopes rest on goalie Peter Cronin
Senior goaltender Peter Cronin aims to lead BC High back to the Super 8 title game for another shot at a championship.

February 25, 2013
Kimball Union earns top seed for Stuart-Corkery tourney
After getting nudged out of the final spot in the Stuart/Corkery tournament last year, KUA is not only in the field this time around. They're the team to beat.

February 21, 2013
Prep Journal: Tourney time just around the corner
For teams that have visions of reaching a New England tournament next week, these next few days are the equivalent of cramming for a test.

February 17, 2013
HS Journal: Hanover girls eyeing yet another crown
With a 16-0 record, the Hanover High School girls hockey team is poised to capture its fourth straight NHIAA state championship.

February 11, 2013
From NEHJ: Chip off the old block
Pat Dennehy draws on father’s nature and legacy to build his own hockey family at Choate.

February 11, 2013
HS Journal: Edwards brothers power Blue Hills
Brothers Josh and Nick Edwards of Blue Hills Regional Technical School in Canton lead the state in scoring and both reached career milestones recently.

February 7, 2013
Prep Journal: Governor's Ferriero has footsteps to follow
Senior forward Nathan Ferriero will try to add a few more wins to his family’s legacy before joining brother Cody on Huntington Ave. in the fall.

February 3, 2013
HS Journal: Springfield Cathedral the real deal
With an uncertainty surrounding the 2012-13 season, the Panthers have made believers out of Bay State opponents thanks to an 11-0-2 record.

February 2, 2013
From NEHJ: Dodds, Tufts join Legends club
400-win coaches Dick Dodds and Jim Tufts instill values for Hanover, Exeter.

February 2, 2013
From NEHJ: Net tandem boosts the Bishops
Goaltenders Colin Langham and Max Prawdzik fortify Brooks’ ambitions.

January 27, 2013
HS Journal: BFA-St. Albans makes statement
The BFA-St. Albans girls hockey team picked up an impressive victory over Spaulding High School on Jan. 19 in a showdown of two of Vermont’s top teams.

January 23, 2013
Prep Journal: New crew, same results for Berkshire
After Martin/Earl champs Berkshire School graduated 13 players, a step back was to be expected. Well, so much for that idea.

January 21, 2013
HS Journal: New Canaan girls get revenge
The New Canaan High School girls hockey team saw its title hopes dashed by upstart Hall/Conard a year ago in the Connecticut state championship game, falling 3-2 in overtime.

January 17, 2013
Prep Journal: Special seasons abound in Founders League
When Salisbury’s Evan Smith scored with 11 seconds left in overtime to beat Choate Monday, it didn’t just cap an exciting mid-winter game.

January 14, 2013
HS Journal: Connecticut powerhouses collide
The top two teams in the New England Hockey Journal’s Connecticut Top 10 hit the ice last Saturday night at Bennett Rink in West Haven

January 9, 2013
Prep Journal: Gunnery finds formula for success
Among the goals coach Chris Baudo sets for his Gunnery hockey team each game is this one: Only permit the opponent 27 or fewer shots on net.

January 6, 2013
HS Journal: Duxbury girls push winning streak to 34
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.

December 29, 2012
From NEHJ: Nobles' Laing follows unlikely path to stardom
Maybe it was fate or perhaps destiny. Then again, maybe it was just plain luck that Nobles goalie Brianna Laing received a gift that keeps on giving.

December 29, 2012
From NEHJ: On the prowl for the Panthers
Beverly’s Connor Irving aims to improve on stellar sophomore season.

December 24, 2012
HS Journal: Court allows N.H. girl to remain with boys team
A N.H. judge issued an order on Wednesday that allows Shelby Herrington to remain on the Bishop Brady High School (Concord) boys hockey team.

December 21, 2012
SportsCenter of Connecticut hosting Newtown benefit game
All proceeds from Saturday's game between Trumbull and Newtown at The Rinks at Shelton will benefit the victims of the Newtown tragedy.

December 19, 2012
Prep Journal: Kimabll Union conquers Flood-Marr tourney
If there was any doubt about whether KUA belonged in the discussion of the best teams in New England, there isn’t now.

December 18, 2012
2012-13 Prep School Preview: ISL, Founders League
NEHJ tells you what to watch for and what to expect from each and every prep team in the Independent School League and the Founders League.

December 18, 2012
2012-13 Prep School Preview: NEPSHC, Independent
NEHJ tells you what to watch for and what to expect from each and every independent, NEPSHC East and NEPSHC West prep team this season.

December 15, 2012
Generation Next: The new faces of New England preps
Young guns White, Hanifin elevate Nobles, St. Seb’s.

December 14, 2012
From NEHJ: 2012-13 high school season preview
Here's Ed Flaherty's state-by-state preview of the 2012-13 high school hockey season.

December 13, 2012
High School Journal: MC establishes Serino Scholarship
A scholarship fund in memory of former Malden Catholic coach Chris Serino has been established.

December 11, 2012
Prep Journal: Spartans start The Year After strong
When a championship team graduates 11 players that, collectively, formed the heart and soul of the squad, the natural progression is a step back the next season.

December 6, 2012
Prep Journal: Berwick aims to pick up where they left off
Despite missing the playoffs, Berwick skated away from that 2011-12 season knowing they could play with the better teams in New England.

October 15, 2012
Malden Catholic's Serino loses battle with cancer
Chris Serino (Saugus, Mass.), the athletic director and head coach at Malden Catholic from 2005 to 2011, passed away on Monday. He was 63.

August 29, 2012
MC's Ryan Fitzgerald hopes to follow in father's footsteps
In his quest to achieve his NHL dream, Malden Catholic's Ryan Fitzgerald couldn't ask for a better mentor to have around than his father, Tom.

August 8, 2012
From NEHJ: The road well traveled
For hockey players, the prep school route remains a well-marked path to college hockey and beyond.

August 2, 2012
Six New Englanders invited to All-American Prospects Game
New England will be well-represented at the inaugural CCM/USA Hockey All-American Prospects Game on Sept. 29 in Buffalo.

July 13, 2012
From NEHJ: Dozen draftees
A projected deep and solid New England prospect crop was validated at the 2012 NHL Entry Draft last month.

May 20, 2012
From NEHJ: Hart, Calnan bring forceful presence
Two of New England’s top draft candidates, Brian Hart (Cumberland, Maine) and Chris Calnan (Norwell, Mass.), carry the once-coveted power forward tag.

April 30, 2012
Charges won't be issued for hit on Duxbury High player
Plymouth District Court ruled that that no charges would be issued against Scituate's Alex Way for his devastating hit on Duxbury High's Tucker Hannon.

April 20, 2012
From NEHJ: Super Malden
With coach Chris Serino in mind, the Lancers capped off an emotional year by defending their Super 8 title.

April 13, 2012
From NEHJ: Passion, smarts power Malden Catholic's Collier
If the 30 NHL teams have been paying attention to his stellar high school career, then BU recruit Brendan Collier has a good chance of being selected in the 2012 NHL Entry Draft.

March 30, 2012
Hanover girls team led by trio of 100-point scorers
The Black Line of the Hanover (N.H.) High School girls team -- with a pair of twins and a sister-like ‘third twin’ -- features a trio of scorers who have reached the 100-point mark.

March 29, 2012
From NEHJ: Not lost in translation
Tri-lingual, multi-talented forward Phil Zielonka played a big role in Salisbury School's success and hopes to continue that trend when he attends Harvard.

March 26, 2012
High School Journal: C.J. Maksut wins Travis Roy Award
C.J. Maksut played a leading role in helping Thornton Academy win back-to-back Class A state titles and was rewarded for his efforts.

March 26, 2012
St. John's Prep star Kurker working his way to the top
If the cupboard was a little bare in the Bay State as far as the 2011 NHL Entry Draft was concerned, St. John’s Prep power winger Sam Kurker is one more reason for Massachusetts to enjoy a renaissance in June.

March 25, 2012
Somerby hopes to parlay prep feats into NHL Draft selection
KUA d-man Doyle Somerby (Marblehead, Mass.) hopes to ride the positive wave of a prep championship right into the 2012 NHL Entry Draft.

March 20, 2012
Nobles' Calnan generating plenty of buzz among NHL scouts
Noble and Greenough's Chris Calnan has intrigued observers and pro talent hounds with his consistency and penchant for coming up big in the clutch.

March 19, 2012
Malden Catholic defends Super 8 title
Yesterday was championship Sunday for high school hockey teams throughout Massachusetts. Here’s a rundown of who reigned supreme.

March 16, 2012
High School Journal: Malden, BC high head to Super 8 finals
Top-seeded Malden Catholic, the defending Super 8 champion, will face Boston College High School for the title on Sunday (6 p.m.) at TD Garden.

March 12, 2012
Collier, Malden Catholic off to fast start in Super 8 tourney
MC will square off with Central Catholic in the Super 8 tournament after Ryan Fitzgerald and Brendan Collier led the Lancers to a 7-2 win over Hingham.

March 9, 2012
High School Journal: Colchester knocks off unbeaten Essex
It took nearly eight periods of hockey, but Colchester (Vt.) High School stunned previously unbeaten Essex in the Vermont Division 1 boys semifinals.

March 9, 2012
Lawrence Academy standout Tringale's draft stock rising
Harvard recruit Devin Tringale boosted the odds of hearing his named called at the 2012 NHL Draft after leading Lawrence Academy to a prep championship.

March 9, 2012
Lawrence Academy standout Tringale's draft stock rising
Harvard recruit Devin Tringale boosted the odds of hearing his named called at the 2012 NHL Draft after leading Lawrence Academy to a prep championship.

March 5, 2012
Prep champs gallery: KUA, Lawrence, Berkshire win titles
Check out NEHJ photographer Dave Arnold's gallery from this weekend's prep school championships.

March 5, 2012
Lawrence Academy defeats Nobles for Stuart/Corkery title
Lawrence Academy beat Noble and Greenough 3-2 on Sunday, giving the Spartans their first-ever New England championship.

March 4, 2012
Berkshire claims first-ever Martin/Earl championship
Senior Brendan McGovern's overtime goal gave Berkshire a 4-3 win over St. Sebastian's, as the Bears captured their first Martin/Earl title.

March 4, 2012
Kimball Union tops Holderness in Piatelli/Simmons finals
Kimball Union Academy's overtime win over Holderness gave the Wildcats their second championship in the last three seasons.

March 4, 2012
St. Sebastian's, Berkshire battle for Martin/Earl title
No. 1 seed Berkshire and No. 2 seed St. Sebastian's will square off in the Martin/Earl tournament championship.

March 2, 2012
High School Journal: Super 8 tournament underway
The Massachusetts Super 8 tournament began with a pair of play-in games on Monday, with No. 10 Central Catholic and No. 9 St. John’s (Shrewsbury) pulling off upsets to advance.

February 27, 2012
Salisbury awarded top seed in prep tournament
Salisbury School has been awarded the top seed for this week’s New England prep school Stuart/Corkery tournament, one of eight teams selected to play for the region’s biggest prep prize.

February 24, 2012
High School Journal: Greely grabs Maine girls title
The first New England high school hockey championship of the 2011-12 season was captured last Saturday when Greely of Cumberland defeated Falmouth for the Maine girls title.

February 24, 2012
Prep Journal: Dominant defense has Salisbury on a roll
Big, strong and mobile, Salisbury School's back-end has been instrumental throughout the team's 12-game winning streak.

February 23, 2012
From NEHJ: Sunny outlook for California kids at Proctor
When you visit tiny Proctor Academy in Andover, N.H., the last thing that comes to mind is the sun and surf of Southern California. But for Ryan Glantz and Merrick Madsen, that’s exactly what they thought.

February 17, 2012
High School Journal: Duxbury earns bragging rights
Duxbury struck a blow for smaller schools everywhere as the Green Dragons shut out Hingham, 3-0, at Hingham’s Pilgrim Skating Arena.

February 17, 2012
Prep Journal: Kimball Union more than worthy of tourney invite
Mike Levine knew he’d inherited some talent when he took over the hockey program at Kimball Union Academy prior to this year. What that talent’s accomplished so far this season? He wasn’t sure if he was expecting that.

February 10, 2012
High School Journal: Thornton Academy crushing the competition
One-sided wins are nothing new for Thornton Academy, which is 9-0-1 in its last 10 games. In those contests the Trojans have outscored their opponents 75-12.

February 8, 2012
Prep Journal: Yale-bound Beattie leads Big Red's title hopes
As Phillips Exeter's leading scorer, Matt Beattie hopes to lead his squad to the promised land in this year's New England tournament.

February 2, 2012
High School Journal: Charitable causes a common theme
High school hockey teams throughout New England have had a little something extra on the line at some of their games this season.

January 29, 2012
From NEHJ: Ex-NHLers Mara, Corazzini step behind bench
After tours of duty in the National Hockey League, Carl Corazzini and Paul Mara are making the transition to coaching high school teams.

January 27, 2012
Prep School Journal: At midpoint, Nobles at the head of the class
A look at the New England rankings at midseason:

January 26, 2012
High School Journal: Roos calls it a career in Conn.
Marty Roos, owner of the most coaching victories in Connecticut high school hockey history, announced his immediate retirement on Jan. 18.

January 20, 2012
High School Journal: Twice as nice for Malden Catholic
The last time Malden Catholic and St. John’s Prep faced each other it was in front of thousands of fans at TD Garden with the Massachusetts Super 8 championship at stake.

January 16, 2012
From NEHJ: Stepping up at St. Sebastian's
With a season of experience, Noah Hanifin, 14, exemplifies team's youth movement.

January 14, 2012
Prep School Journal: Belmont Hill shines at Fenway
The Independent School League prep hockey day at Fenway Park was a memorable experience for all involved.

January 13, 2012
Woburn girls winning in all kinds of ways
The Woburn (Mass.) High School girls hockey team has staked its claim as the No. 1 club in the Bay State.

January 6, 2012
High School Journal: BC High off to a fast start
The Boston College High School boys hockey team advanced to the Super 8 semifinals a year ago before being eliminated by eventual champion Malden Catholic.

December 29, 2011
High School Journal: La Salle (R.I.) girls off to rapid start
Just one unbeaten team remains in Rhode Island high school girls hockey, with La Salle Academy of Providence standing at 5-0 after five outings.

December 29, 2011
Prep School Journal: KUA turning heads with start
Kimball Union Academy has sprung to a great 9-1-0 start in the first month of the prep hockey season.

December 26, 2011
From NEHJ: Daniels following in her father's footsteps
The U.S. Under-18 women’s hockey team didn’t have a hard time coming up with a nickname for Sydney Daniels. They called her, “Syd the Kid.”

December 26, 2011
From NEHJ: St. John's Prep standout Letarte focusing on team goals
For David Letarte, there was no learning curve or time for growing pains when he took over as the starting goaltender for St. John’s Prep in 2008.

December 23, 2011
High School Journal: Hompe, New Canaan back for more
Success has become second nature for the New Canaan (Conn.) High School girls hockey team, and the start of the 2011-12 season has been no different for the Rams.

December 15, 2011
High School Journal: Teams will flock to Fenway
High School Journal: Teams flock to Fenway

December 6, 2011
From NEHJ: Division 1 prep school capsule previews
Division 1 prep school previews, featuring each teams' strengths and weaknesses heading into 2011-12.

December 6, 2011
From NEHJ: Division 2 prep school capsule previews
Division 2 prep school previews, featuring each teams strengths and weaknesses heading into 2011-12.

December 6, 2011
From NEHJ: Kent School's Nieves has made the grade
Cristoval “Boo” Nieves streaks up center ice, receives a pass from his teammate at the point and is immediately confronted by two Russian defenders.

December 6, 2011
From NEHJ: New England prep school power ratings
New England Hockey Journal’s preseason power rankings of the region’s top boys’ prep teams.

August 15, 2011
From NEHJ: Prep route offers the complete package
If you’re using the NHL Entry Draft as your scorecard, it was not a banner year for prospects coming out of the region’s prep school ranks.

June 5, 2011
Michalek, Sullivan enjoy 'great experience' at combine
Conn. natives enjoy time at combine

May 27, 2011
From NEHJ: Prospect Vesey is the complete package
From the mag: Vesey has whole package

April 23, 2011
From NEHJ: One last salute to the high school champions
After everything Malden Catholic went through this winter, a few minutes of overtime was no huge burden.

April 17, 2011
From NEHJ: Speedy Sullvan skating toward draft
If NHL teams are looking for defensemen with high-end skating skills, they don’t come much faster than Avon Old Farms standout Colin Sullivan.

March 27, 2011
From NEHJ: Michalek delivers on great expectations
From the mag: Michalek delivers

March 24, 2011
From NEHJ: New Canaan's Persky not just a pretty face
Through her four years at New Canaan High School, forward Jana Persky has made things look easy.

March 22, 2011
From NEHJ: Belmont Hill's Martin enjoys milestone season
One reason Belmont Hill senior Brandon McNally likes playing for Ken Martin is the longtime coach’s demeanor: calm and collected, with a knack for always knowing the right things to say.

March 21, 2011
Malden Catholic, Marshfield claim state titles
It was championship Sunday at TD Garden in the MIAA tournament, and the New England Hockey Journal has a roundup of all the action.

March 15, 2011
Underdog Wakefield, powerhouse St. John's keep rolling
New England Hockey Journal takes you around the state to get a snapshot of each of the Massachusetts high school tournaments.

March 11, 2011
MC dominance, St. Mary's loss highlight early rounds
New England Hockey Journal takes you around the state to get a snapshot of each of the Massachusetts high school tournaments, by division.

March 7, 2011
Milton captures first-ever prep title in nail-biter
Milton Academy got a late goal from Sean Okita to edge Kent School in a 2-1 contest for the Stuart/Corkery NEPSIHA open tourney title.

March 7, 2011
Westminster, Dexter reign supreme in large, small school tournaments
Westminster School and Dexter School won the NEPSIHA large and small school tournaments on Sunday, kicking off a full day of hockey.

February 28, 2011
High school hockey power rankings (No. 1)
High school power rankings by state

February 21, 2011
From NEHJ: Pinkerton freshman Dudek excelling — just like dad
You can forgive the New Hampshire high school hockey world if it hadn’t heard of Pinkerton Academy freshman J.D. Dudek heading into this season.

February 20, 2011
From NEHJ: At Gunnery, opposites attract
One is tall and rangy, with a penchant for jumping into the play offensively. The other is more at home in the defensive zone, and the discipline he dispenses is not confined to the rink.

January 26, 2011
From NEHJ: BC High defenseman lends helping hand
Editor’s note: This article originally appeared in the January 2011 issue of New England Hockey Journal. Brendan O’Malley still remembers the phone call. He still recalls the conversation ...

January 25, 2011
From NEHJ: Atlanta transplant finds home at Cushing
NEHJ: Atlanta native finds home at Cushing

December 20, 2010
Flaherty takes the reins at BC High
Editor's note: This article originally appeared in the December 2010 issue of New England Hockey Journal. When Joe McCabe resigned as Boston College High School’s varsity boys ice hockey coach ...

December 20, 2010
High schools: Malden Catholic's stay-at-home forward
Editor's note: This article originally appeared in the December 2010 issue of New England Hockey Journal. Malden Catholic coach Chris Serino will tell you that Mike Vecchione is the poster boy for ...

December 17, 2010
NEHJ's Prep Top 10 plus team capsules
Editor’s note: This article originally appeared in the December 2010 issue of New England Hockey Journal. NEHJ’s Prep Top 10 1. Avon Old Farms — Last season might have been the year ...