Hingham, NDA sports fans should be very busy for the next couple of weeks.
Upsets lurk among lower seeds
After three of the four final teams in last year’s Div. 1 state tournament represented the Catholic Conference, few were shocked to see this year’s MIAA seedings.
HINGHAM – Pilgrim Arena is the definition of home ice advantage when it comes to a big game for the Hingham High hockey team.
There was a person every 18 inches in the stands and not a single place left to stand inside of the barn Wednesday night when the Harbormen took on Catholic Memorial in a battle of the 2nd and 3rd ranked teams in the MIAA’s latest power rankings. Hingham got goals from Joe Hennessey, Travis Rugg, and Ace Concannon to send the immense crowd home happy with a 3-1 win.
We don’t know where last night’s 3-1 win over Catholic Memorial ranks in head coach Tony Messina’s 600 victories, but it’s definitely in the “top five” for senior captain Chase McKenna.
HINGHAM –– Hingham goaltender Luke McLellan was off his angle.
Outstretched at the top of the crease, the senior stuck out his left pad in desperation, thwarting an outstanding chance from the congestion the Catholic Memorial hockey team had assembled in front of the net. With seven and a half minutes to play, and the Harbormen clinging to a one-goal lead, the Knights kept up their unrelenting pressure on McLellan in search of an equalizer.
WOBURN –– Billed as a pair of matchups between four of the premier public school boys’ hockey programs in the state, the action at O’Brien Rink in the semifinals of the Ed Burns Tournament Peter Doherty Division delivered.
As the opening round of the second annual Ed Burns Coffee Pot Tournament kicked into gear last Sunday afternoon, there was no mistaking the significance of having eight of the state’s best public school boys hockey teams battling against each other within the Doherty division.
Round up the usual suspects for our latest Patriot Ledger/Enterprise boys high school hockey Top 10 list.