Boston High School: Brian Hurley

Shriners Football Classic rosters announced

May, 5, 2011
The North-South game of the 33rd Annual Shriners Football Classic kicks off this June 17 at 7 p.m., and for the second year in a row the contest will be held at Gillette Stadium. Below are the rosters for both squads participating in the game:

Ryan Adams, Northeast, DE
James Aloisio, Masconoment, OT
Eric Apgar, Acton-Boxborough, RB
Anthony Arcari, Tewksbury, RB
Manny Asprilla, Everett, WR
Derek Bent, Shawsheen, TE
Brian Bourque, Reading, DB
James Brao, Hamilton-Wenham, LB
Cal Carroll, Methuen, QB
Brendan Casey, Boston Latin, DT
Thomas Chub, Masconomet, OL
Mitchell Colley, Arlington, LB
Sean Connolly, Tewksbury, FS
Tyler Coppola, St. John's Prep, RB
Matt Costello, Everett, WR
Anthony Courtouis, Lowell, WR
Jeff Covitz, Reading, OL
Nate Cyr, St. John's Prep, OL
Ned Deane, Andover, LB
Ryan Delisle, St. John's Prep, TE
Jake Giovanucci, Dexter, DE
Mike Grassa, BB&N, DB
Will Guinee, Malden Catholic, OL
Mike Harper, Methuen, LB
Zach Hayes, Chelmsford, S
Justin Hood, Billerica, DE
Brian Hurley, Wilmington
Zach Ingalls, Westford, DB
George Kallas, Beverly, OT
Ben Koopman, Marblehead, C
Chris Malonis, Dracut, WR
Tyllor MacDonald, Lynn English, DB
Tom Meade, Malden Catholic, LB
Trae Musumarra, Central Catholic, LB
Zach Nardone, Bishop Fenwick, DT
Paul Nwokeji, Thayer Academy, OL
John O'Connell, Northeast, DL
Daniel Omorgie, Lynn Classical, DE
Xavier Peralta, Central Catholic, DB
Ony Ramos, Lawrence, DB
Peter Savarese, BB&N, RB
Jordan Shairs, Gloucester, RB
Matt Silva, Dracut, QB
Bradley Skeffington, Salem, DB
Zach Smerlas, Lincoln-Sudbury, DL
Brian Strachan, St. Sebastian's, WR
Dave Summiel, Shawsheen, DT
Chris Unis, Gloucester, DE
Trae Weathers, Revere, RB
Sean Whittaker, Methuen, OL
Peter Yasi, Swampscott, DE

Matt Allen, Pembroke, SE
Ryan Barrett, Holliston, TE
Rob Barrus, Weymouth, LB
Adam Boari, King Philip, OL
Blaise Branch, Cardinal Spellman, RB
Lance Burlingame, New Bedford, OL
Jack Carrier, Cohasset, SE
Dylan Colarusso, Weymouth, RB
Joe Colton, Xaverian, DB
Tom Condon, Whitman-Hanson, OL
David Conroy, Walpole, SE
Nate Crary, Dennis-Yarmouth, DL
Seth DeMello, Somerset, RB
Mike Devin, Bridgewater-Raynham, OL
Mike Driscoll, Rockland, FB
Connor Fraser, Abington, DL
Jake Golden, Hingham, OL
Mitchell Graziano, Silver Lake, DB
William Greene, Oliver Ames, DE
Ernest Guy, Foxborough, OL
Joseph Hak, East Bridgewater, OL
Matt Hallisey, Duxbury, SE
Brian Harrington, Rockland, DE
Jordan Henderson, Barnstable, WR
D.J. Jamieson, West Bridgewater, RB
Randall Jette, Martha's Vineyard, DB
Dan Johnson, North Attleboro, SE
Andrew Kestenbaum, Dartmouth, OL
Matt Lockwood, Seekonk, RB
Albert Louis-Jean, Brockton, SE
Denis Maguire, Duxbury, LB
Jamel Marshall, Mansfield, RB
Zach Martin, Mashpee, RB
Alec May, King Philip, TE
Sean Mayo, Holliston, QB
Paul McCarthy, North Attleboro, DB
Kyle McGuire, Mansfield, OL
Dave McSweeney, Medway, OL
Obum Obukwelu, BC High, OL
Trevon Offley, Brockton, RB
Jon Page, Bourne, RB
Tyler Park, Scituate, QB
Liam Porter, Natick, OL
Ethan Rayner, Holliston, OL
Nate Robitaille, Attleboro, DB
Andrew Siden, Natick, TE
Kevin Stanton, Cardinal Spellman, LB
Jeff Synan, Plymouth North, OL
Chris Tamasi, Xaverian, LB
Ryan Vaughn, Norwell, OL


Football, Albert Louis-Jean, BC High, St. John's Prep, Brockton, BB&N, Dartmouth, Andrew Kestenbaum, Liam Porter, Natick, Lynn English, Chelmsford, Swampscott, Gloucester, Tyllor MacDonald, Lincoln-Sudbury, Plymouth North, Xaverian, Everett, Manny Asprilla, Matt Costello, Andover, Central Catholic, Obum Obukwelu, Billerica, Barnstable, Bridgewater-Raynham, Paul Nwokeji, Zach Smerlas, Andrew Siden, Dexter, Ned Deane, Matt Silva, Dracut, Duxbury, Matt Hallisey, Acton-Boxborough, Eric Apgar, Chris Malonis, Lance Burlingame, Joe Colton, Chris Tamasi, Trevon Offley, Oliver Ames, Sean Mayo, Ryan Barrett, Ethan Rayner, Paul McCarthy, Dan Johnson, Trae Musumarra, Xavier Peralta, King Philip, Alec May, Adam Boari, Mike Devin, Tyler Coppola, Ryan Delisle, Nate Cyr, Reading, Brian Bourque, Jeff Covitz, Zach Hayes, Jordan Henderson, Westford, Zach Ingalls, Methuen, Cal Carroll, Mike Harper, Sean Whittaker, Justin Hood, Chris Unis, Jake Giovanucci, Mansfield, Jamel Marshall, Kyle McGuire, Malden Catholic, Will Guinee, Walpole, Salem, Dennis-Yarmouth, Nate Crary, Jordan Shairs, Abington, Tewksbury, Lawrence, Anthony Arcari, Sean Connolly, Cardinal Spellman, Arlington, Holliston, Blaise Branch, Peter Savarese, Connor Fraser, Silver Lake, Somerset, Seth DeMello, Revere, Trae Weathers, Lynn Classical, Martha's Vineyard, Randall Jette, Weymouth, New Bedford, Medway, Rob Barrus, Dave McSweeney, St. Sebastian's, Brian Strachan, Peter Yasi, Bourne, Cohasset, Rockland, Mashpee, Mike Driscoll, Brian Harrington, Whitman-Hanson, Bishop Fenwick, Beverly, Masconomet, Jeff Synan, East Bridgewater, Shawsheen, Norwell, Lowell, Pembroke, Boston Latin, David Conroy, Foxborough, Scituate, Hamilton-Wenham, West Bridgewater, Northeast, Derek Bent, George Kallas, Tyler Park, D.J. Jamieson, James Brao, Ryan Adams, Denis Maguire, Hingham, Thayer Academy, Marblehead, Ben Koopman, Wilmington, Brian Hurley, Shriners Football Classic, James Aloisio, Brendan Casey, Thomas Chub, Mitchell Colley, Anthony Courtouis, Mike Grassa, Tom Meade, Zach Nardone, John O'Connell, Daniel Omorgie, Ony Ramos, Bradley Skeffington, Dave Summiel, Matt Allen, Jack Carrier, Tom Condon, Jake Golden, Mitchell Graziano, William Greene, Ernest Guy, Joseph Hak, North Attleboro, Matt Lockwood, Seekonk, Zach Martin, Jon Page, Kevin Stanton, Ryan Vaughn

Wilmington hockey comfortable at the top

February, 24, 2011
It seems that nothing ever changes for the Wilmington hockey program.

The Wildcats recently clinched their fourth consecutive Cape Ann League title and 10th in 16 years. With two games remaining on the regular-season schedule, they are on pace to earn the top seed in the EMass. Division 2 North tournament for the second year in a row. Since the start of the 2007-2008 season, Wilmington has posted a combined record of 69-10-10.

Wilmington's rivals have grown accustomed to falling short of the perennial North Shore powerhouse. However, the Wildcats are quick to point out that there is nothing routine about this year's title run.

For one, the Wildcats graduated 16 seniors last spring, including goalie and reigning CAL Player of the Year Zach Rosa. For another, the Wildcats will switch leagues — from the CAL to the Middlesex League — next season. This season figured to provide CAL foes one final chance to settle scores with a weakened Wilmington squad after years of taking part in lopsided rivalries.

The revenge tour against Wilmington hasn’t transpired. It's been business as usual for the Wildcats (15-2-2 overall, 13-1-1 CAL), who ran their CAL unbeaten streak to 29 games before falling to Newburyport on Feb. 12.

"We're always looking to send a message," says senior defenseman John Malone. "No one expected us to do this at all. We wanted to make a statement that we can play with anybody even though we lost so many people."

One area in which the Wildcats didn’t figure to struggle was scoring. The team returned sophomore Cam Owens, who burst onto the CAL scene as a freshman call-up from the junior varsity, netting 14 goals in 15. Owens has continued with his near goal-a-game average this season, netting 17 goals and 17 assists in 18 games.

Playing alongside his brother, senior Andy Owens (7 goals, 26 assists), and junior Dalton Rolli (12 goals, 4 assists), Owens possesses the ability to make an end-to-end rush through multiple defenseman at any time. Rolli has found that playing alongside Owens provides its own challenges, namely finding a few leftover goals for himself.

"It's something special," Rolli says. "The stick-handling ... what he can do with the puck is amazing. I've seen him go up and down the ice so many times. I skate behind him and see if I can get a rebound. It doesn’t really happen; he always puts it away."

While Wilmington's forwards dictate a frenetic pace, the team's defensemen force opposing forwards to exercise caution in their attempts to match speed with speed. Playing alongside Malone, Brian Hurley, a 6-foot-4, 240-pound football standout, is the catalyst for the team's physical style of play.

"I hit hard out there, and it makes the rest of the team want to do the same thing," Hurley says. "I like to start us off."

Hurley plans to resume his football career at the collegiate level as a defensive end and tight end. Scanlon believes Hurley also has the skills to be an enforcer on a college hockey team.

"He's very intimidating," Scanlon says. "He has crushed some kids over the years — even our own kids. He ended one kid's season in a practice this year. They're all clean hits, but he's bringing a lot of power with him."

Senior goalie Joe Aucoin, a career backup before this season, has filled the sizable shoes of Rosa, posting a 13-2-2 record and 1.75 goals-against average. Scanlon says his goalie has assuaged any concerns he regarding the position prior to the season.

"The net was a question mark at the beginning of the year," Scanlon says. "I think he's been the key to us doing as well as we have. He makes game-turning saves."

As he prepares to make his first state-tournament start, Aucoin says he is no longer concerned with being the next Zach Rosa.

"I definitely felt the pressure early because he was so good," Aucoin says. "Following his footsteps was tough, but I always knew I could play."

Scanlon and his players point to the Wilmington Youth Hockey League as another reason for the prolonged success of the program. As an indication of the preparedness of players who join the high school team, Wilmington's second forward line is comprised entirely of freshmen. The freshmen trio, Brendan McDonough (11 goals), Cody McGowan (6 goals) and Luke Foley (3 goals), have accounted for 20 goals.

"Wilmington hockey is a tradition," Malone says. "As a young kid, we all wanted to play high school hockey and be the best we could be. It's a winning tradition."