Boston High School: Chris Maguire

Bay State Games: Day 6 Recap

July, 10, 2011
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Courtesy Bay State Games media relations director Peter Cohenno:

ICE HOCKEY
New England Sports Center – Marlboro, MA

Boys Scholastic

Metro 4, Central 1
Metro defeated Central, 4-1, and advanced to the Gold Medal game for the second straight year. Metro grabbed the early 1-0 lead when Chris Maguire (Waltham, Waltham HS) scored midway through the first period. Central’s Justin Huard (Auburn, Auburn HS) punched in a backhander just over three minutes later to knot the score at 1-1. In the second period, Metro defenseman Brian Rowland (Waltham, BB & N) took a slap shot off the foot, went down, got right up and started the break out by launching a pass that sprung Brendan Kerrigan (South Boston, BB&N) free. Kerrigan flipped a nice backhander for the eventual game-winner. Rowland finished the game with a goal and an assist. Metro added an empty net goal, and will play Northeast in the gold medal game.

Northeast 6, Coastal 4
Coastal mounted a three-goal comeback, but fell short to Northeast, 6-4. Northeast forward Kevin Doherty (Wakefield, Wakefield HS) recorded a hat trick. Fellow linemate Blaise Heally (Melrose, Tilton School) contributed to the Northeast attack, and finished the game with two goals and an assist. Coastal at one point trailed 4-1, but was able to tie the score 4-4 with under two minutes to play. Coastal, in need of a win to advance, pulled their goaltender in an attempt to break the tie score, only to see Northeast score two empty net goals. Northeast advanced to the gold medal game with the win.

Southeast 5, West 4
Southeast scored two late goals to edge West, 5-4. Southeast’s attack was led by forward Thomas Troy (Braintree, Braintree HS) and by defenseman Dan Curran (Milton, Milton HS) who each registered a goal and an assist. West got stellar play from Conner Laraway (Westfield, Westfield HS) who recorded a hat trick. Laraway’s third goal gave West a 4-3 lead early in the second half. West’s goaltending duo of Tommy McCarthy (Longmeadow, Longmeadow HS) and Nick Stasack (West Springfield, Loomis-Chaffee Prep) turned away shot after shot and gave West a chance to win it late.

Bronze Medal Game
Central 1, Coastal 0
Central declared winner by forfeit.

Gold Medal Game
Metro 5, Northeast 3
Metro took home the gold medal behind a three goal second period and defeated Northeast, 5-3. Metro defenseman Brian Rowland (Waltham, BB & N) broke the scoreless game when he rocketed a wrist shot from the right faceoff circle. Rowland added an assist on the first of two goals by Brendan Kerrigan (South Boston, BB & N). Northeast’s Blaise Heally (Melrose, Tilton School) continued his scoring tear and notched two goals in the game. Heally’s nine goals in six games led the team and all tournament scorers in the 2011 Summer Games. Northeast’s goaltending duo of Alex Buckley (Newburyport, Newburyport HS) and Andrew Loblundo (Boxboro, Acton Boxboro HS) had 17, and 21 saves, respectively.


Girls Scholastic

Central/West 7, Northeast/ Metro 1
Central/West pulled away in the second period to defeat Northeast/ Metro, 7-1. Leading the way for Central/West was Katie Lombardozzi (Leominster, Nashoba Regional HS) and Kayla O’Connor (Springfield, Deerfield Academy) who each chipped in with two goals and an assist. Jackie Tavella (East Longmeadow, Deerfield Academy) also grabbed a goal and an assist. Northeast/ Metro goaltender Hannah Insuik (Andover, Deerfield Academy) made 39 saves.

Southeast/Coastal 8, Metro/Northeast 0
Southeast/Coastal was dominant from the start and coasted to an 8-0 victory over Metro/Northeast. The win gave Southeast/Coastal the gold medal while Central/West took home silver. Emily Kelly (Norwood, Norwood HS) had a hat trick and Samantha Fallon (Pembroke, Dexter) added two goals and an assist for the winners.


SOCCER
Waltham High School – Waltham, MA


Boys Scholastic

Gold Medal Game
West 2, Northeast 0

Bronze Medal Game
Southeast 3, Coastal 0

Girls Scholastic

Gold Medal Game
West 2, Central 1

Bronze Medal Game
Northeast 3, Southeast 0


SOFTBALL
Regis College – Weston, MA

Gold Medal Game
Coastal 4, Metro 3

Bronze Medal Game
Northeast 15, Central 1

ESPN Boston MIAA All-State boys' hockey team

March, 24, 2011
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First Team
F - Colin Blackwell, St. John’s Prep
The senior center and captain led the Eagles with 45 points (24 G, 21A) while earning MVP honors from the Catholic Conference. Playing on Prep’s top lines, in addition to power play and penalty kill units, the Harvard commit was a +42 this season for the Super Eight finalists.

F - Brendan Collier, Malden Catholic
Collier was perhaps the most versatile player in the state. The junior BU commit scored the game-winning goal in the Lancers’ Super Eight championship, but the winger was also a mainstay of MC’s penalty kill units, playing defense. The Charlestown native tallied 63 points (24 G, 39 A) during the regular season while guiding the Lancers to their first D1A title.

F - Mike Vecchione, Malden Catholic
The Lancers captain and UNH signee led their potent offense with 70 points (26G, 44A) during the regular season. The senior winger also broke the Catholic Conference’s all-time single-season scoring record during MC’s run in the Super Eight. The Saugus native is looking at playing in either the British Columbia Hockey League or the United State Hockey League next year.

D - Connor Evangelista, Malden Catholic
The junior blue liner was perhaps the most underrated element to the Lancers’ Super Eight title run. Whether it was through an outlet pass springing the rush or on the penalty kill, the Wakefield native did it all. Evangelista was among the state’s top-scoring defensemen and contributed 25 assists during the regular season for the D1A champion Lancers.

D - Marc Hetnik, Catholic Memorial
The Knights senior was like having a fourth forward out there, who also readily handled the opposing team’s top players night after night. The Chestnut Hill native is considering BU, Holy Cross and Merrimack among his college choices and is likely to play in the British Columbia Hockey League next year.

G - Kyle Williams, Central Catholic
The junior netminder spearheaded the Raiders’ run to the Super Eight. With Williams carrying a bulk of the load, Central Catholic surrendered just 43 goals this season while posting a goal differential of +45. He was also a driving force behind the Raiders’ Super Eight run and turned in a strong performance in a near upset bid against Malden Catholic.

“Line Change” Second Team
F - Tim Driscoll, Hingham
After scoring the winning goal in the Harbormen’s Super Eight championship in 2010, the Holy Cross commit captained Hingham to a D1A return in 2011. The senior winger led the Harbormen with 34 points (12 G, 22A) during the regular season and is exploring opportunities to play a prep postgraduate year of hockey before enrolling at Holy Cross.

F - Ryan Fitzgerald, Malden Catholic
The talented sophomore was the fulcrum the Lancers’ prolific top line, centering Collier and Vecchione. The BC recruit was MC’s second leading scorer during the regular season, netting 66 points (24 G, 42 A) for the Super Eight champions.

F - Tyler Piacentini, Weymouth
The senior captain was the sparkplug to the Wildcats’ Super Eight run. While he was often the smallest player on the ice, Piacentini was typically the most visible, letting his play to the talking. With a 61-point regular season (31 G, 30 A), he finished fourth in the state in scoring to MC’s dynamic first line.

D - Chris Joyce, Needham
The senior blue liner was the Rockets’ third leading scorer and a stalwart on defense who seldom left the ice. Joyce tallied 24 points in the regular season (7 G, 17 A) while leading Needham to yet another Super Eight appearance.

D - Alex Pompeo, Hingham
The senior was among the state’s leading point-getters among blue liners and finished second on the Harbormen in scoring to Driscoll. Pompeo was an integral part of the Harbormen’s Super Eight title run in 2010 and their repeat appearance in 2011.

G - Donald Hesse, St. Mary’s (Lynn)
The Spartans netminder was among the state’s leaders in all goaltending statistical categories, including a measly goals against average of 1.90 during the regular season. Hesse spurred St. Mary’s to its first Super Eight appearance this season. The Salem native is considering playing hockey at several postgraduate prep schools next season.

Best of the Rest
F Garrett Allen, Dartmouth
F Mike Cashman, BC High
F Liam Centrella, Andover
F Tom Coleman, Needham
F Ryan Connors, Marshfield
F Liam Coughlin, Catholic Memorial
F Joe Czarnota, Reading
F Ryan Dempsey, Marblehead
F Ryan Doherty, Tewksbury
F Terence Durkin, BC High
F Kevin Emmerling, St. John’s (Shrewsbury)
F Tommy Evangelista, Central Catholic
F Riley Flanagan, Weymouth
F Dan Graham, Arlington Catholic
F Anthony Hardy, Bridgewater-Raynham
F Mitch Hamor, Beverly
F Alex Holland, Woburn
F Jack Jenkins, Billerica
F Sam Kurker, St. John’s Prep
F Chris Leblanc, Winthrop
F Nick Leonard, Central Catholic
F Conal Lynch, Boston Latin
F Chris Maguire, Waltham
F Jim McGrath, Medfield
F Dan O’Hear, Catholic Memorial
F Ross Olsson, Billerica
F Cam Owens, Wilmington
F Drew Oxley, Saugus
F Kurt Roderigues, Saugus
F Nick Roberto, Malden Catholic
F Jason Salvaggio, Xaverian
F Joe Scarfo, Winthrop
F Casey Shea, Woburn
F Devin Smith, St. John’s (Shrewsbury)
F Andrew Taylor, Oliver Ames
F Zach Wells, Barnstable
F Andrew White, BC High
F Garrett White, Malden Catholic
D Steven Bellew, Hingham
D Steven Bristol, Weymouth
D Sean Kavanagh, Springfield Cathedral
D Cam Kennedy, St. Mary’s (Lynn)
D Jake Kulevich, Marblehead
D Ryley MacEachern, Austin Prep
D Eric Muise, Peabody
D Alex Taddeo, Franklin
G Joe Cerulo, Wakefield
G James Cox, Braintree
G Peter Cronin, BC High
G Zac Rondeau, Springfield Cathedral
G Kyle Jacobs, Pembroke
G Chris Treon, Westwood

All Rookie Team (Top 5 to Watch for Next Year)
  1. Shane Eiserman, F, St. John’s Prep
  2. Tyler Sifferlen, F, Malden Catholic
  3. Tom Besinger, F, BC High
  4. Sean Cleary, G, Barnstable
  5. Nolan Redler, F, Winchester
Coach of the Year
John Flaherty, BC High
It took just one season for Flaherty, who took over for legend Joe McCabe, to get the Eagles back to the Super Eight after missing the playoffs in the previous two seasons. The BC High graduate guided the Eagles to a 15-6-3 record that included an appearance in the Super Eight crossover round. Flaherty also works at the school as its Director of the Fund.
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Second round sizzles at Cape Cod Classic

February, 22, 2011
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FALMOUTH, Mass. -- The most highly anticipated matchup in Monday’s second round of the Cape Cod Classic came in the form of two Super Eight “Watch List” teams facing off.

Both No. 5 BC High and No. 22 Austin Prep entered the game with a sense of urgency, matching each other stride for stride in an up-and-down first period at Falmouth Ice Arena. Yet, the Cougars were unable to match their intensity with their result on the scoreboard as Eagles netminder Peter Cronin turned aside 17 shots for his second straight shutout of the tournament and, coupled with a balanced scoring attack, BC High took an important 4-0 win.

Following a 5-0 blanking of Super Eight lister Hingham on Saturday, the Eagles are sitting pretty with a game to go.

“Peter [Cronin] is playing very well and he’s a good goalie,” BC High head coach John Flaherty said. “I was allow him to see the shots, he’s going to make the saves. The last couple of games he’s made it look easy for him, not that it’s been easy for him, but he’s made it look that way.”

The Eagles (12-4-3) finally broke the first-period stalemate on Brendan O’Malley’s goal with 3:36 to play on a crossing pass from Sean Talbot with Mike Cashman picking up a second assist.

BC High struck again with 3:28 remaining in the second with Chris LaLiberte banging one home from the top of the crease.

The Eagles preserved their second straight shutout effort with some key penalty kills in the third period.

Cronin and Co. kept the Cougars (10-6-3) off the board despite three power play chances. BC High also got one of its own a man down, with Matt Sullivan’s short-hander off a 2-on-1 break with an assist from Mike Marsters. That marker rounded out scoring with five minutes to play.

“Our PK’s been pretty good all year, it’s too bad that we have to use them so much though,” Flaherty said. “We need to stay out of the box a little bit better than we are.”

Andrew White scored earlier in the third off some pretty transition play with an assist by LaLiberte, who capped off a two-point game.

HOME COOKIN’ FOR FALMOUTH


Falmouth head coach Buddy Ferreira described the Clippers second-round matchup with Waltham as a “couple of .500 teams going at it.” But, with stakes so high, both squads brought their top game.

Of course, Falmouth is always a tough out as tournament hosts, but the Hawks had desperation on their side. Waltham entered the game two points shy of a state tournament berth with two games to play.

While the Hawks got half of what they needed, picking up a point for working to a 2-2 tie with the Clippers in regulation, Falmouth got the best of them in a shootout victory.

“Last game [a 2-0 win over Arlington Catholic] really boosted our confidence and this game just set it off,” Clippers junior defenseman Travis Howe said. “It meant so much to our team and Coach [Ferreira] even.”

The teams were deadlocked, 1-1, after the second intermission, but Waltham (7-7-6) showed grit, working for the go-ahead tally a little more than a minute into the third on Chris Maguire’s put back of a rebound on D.J. Feeney’s shot.

Although Falmouth (9-9-3) continued putting shots on Hawks goalie Patrick Jordan, they were repeatedly rebuffed.

Finally, with the benefit of a power-play advantage, Howe netted the equalizer with an unassisted goal, beating Jordan stick side with a slapper.

In desperate need of points, Waltham head coach John Maguire pulled Jordan inside of 30 seconds remaining for an extra-attacker. Already on a power-play after a Falmouth holding penalty with 55 seconds remaining, the 6-on-4 advantage still wasn’t enough to help one past Clipper netminder Brandon Moore.

The teams played to a scoreless overtime session before moving to the shootout, which Falmouth won, 2-0. Howe scored the Clippers first shootout goal before Matt Kinchla iced the victory, beating Jordan on a backhander.

“This is a big positive for us,” Ferreira said of his young squad. “We have seven sophomores who see regular ice time, so it’s been tough. But this is big to prove them they can come back in a game like that.”

The Clippers will face BC High for the tournament championship Thursday in Falmouth. The Hawks need one elusive point in their next tournament game against Austin Prep to qualify.

THIRD TIME A CHARM FOR ARCHIES



Although Falmouth’s comeback put an emphatic stamp on an exciting day of hockey, it wasn't the only game Monday to go an extra session. No. 19 Archbishop Williams’ finally got the monkey off its back with a shootout win over 17th-ranked Arlington Catholic.

Although the shootout victory counts only for the tournament (the game is recorded as a 3-3 tie toward MIAA records), Bishops head coach Derackk Curtis took the game for what it was as a vast improvement over their previous two meetings against their Catholic Central rivals. The Cougars won each of those earlier league contests.

“We haven’t been playing real well lately, so it was good to battle back and get that monkey off our backs,” Curtis said. “We haven’t been able to beat AC all year and going back to the state championship and losing to them at the Garden … It’s good for team chemistry and the morale of the guys, they deserve it.”

The Bishops (9-5-5) were down 3-1 entering the third period, but tied the game in regulation with a pair of goal inside the final four minutes.

Stephen Boardman drew the Bishops within one, going to the backhand on a deke in close against AC netminder John Busa with 3:27 remaining.

Dan Gibbons knotted the game at 3-3 less than a minute later, knocking one home from the doorstep.

After playing to a scoreless 5-minute overtime period, the teams went to the shootout. The Bishops took the best-of-five, 2-0, with successful tries by Michael Sorrenti and Mike Boyle.

Bishops sophomore netminder Brian Nazzaro made all four saves in the shootout, capping off a stellar game that included several saves during AC’s power play opportunity that spanned the final minute of the third and the first minute of the overtime.

The win unofficially snapped a three-game losing streak for the Bishops against the Cougars (8-5-7) which spanned back to last year’s Division 1 state title game.

“They came back and played hard,” Arlington Catholic head coach Dan Shine said. “We had a couple of chances to get the game-winner, but we didn’t get the bounces.”

HINGHAM AVENGES DUXBURY DRAW
When South Shore rivals No. 2 Hingham and Duxbury met earlier this season, the teams skated to a 2-2 tie at the Ed Taylor Tournament at Pilgrim. The Harbormen escaped with a win via a shootout in that holiday contest.

On Monday, with Hingham smarting over a 5-0 blanking at the hands of fifth-ranked BC High during Saturday’s opening round of the Cape Cod Classic, they were looking to rebound in their second-day matchup against the Dragons.

Hingham returned with a convincing 6-0 shutout over Duxbury and regained some of the momentum they’d built earlier in the month.

“We were playing pretty good hockey coming in, we’d won our last five games,” Harbormen head coach Tony Messina said after Monday’s win. “[Against BC High], it was our own fault. They’re a good team and we didn’t do the things we needed to do to win.

“We wanted to restore some of that confidence we’d been playing with.”

Hingham (12-5-4) got out to a 1-0 first-period lead, but exploded in the second period for three goals, sparked by defenseman Steven Bellew’s slap shot from the point off a failed Dragons clearing attempt.

“We have a good amount of guys who have been there,” Messina said when asked about the tenor of the room leading up to Super Eight selection Saturday. “We know what we have to do to get there.”

The Dragons (7-7-7) still need two points to qualify for the state tournament and have a crack against Arlington Catholic next.

Stalemate between No. 12 Billerica, Waltham

January, 16, 2011
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WALTHAM, Mass. -- Saturday night’s 3-3 tie between Dual County League/Merrimack Valley Conference foes Billerica and Waltham at Veterans Rink was much of the same from both sides.

Mike Mastrullo thinks his No. 12 Indians are still searching for their identity. Meanwhile, Hawks head coach John Maguire saw his team battle, then only to see another two-goal lead fall by the wayside.

In the end, both teams skated away with their fourth tie of season, unable to claim a vital second point in conference.

“That’s been our year,” Mastrullo said, “either we’re good or we’re bad. But when we’re persistent and we do the things we’re capable of doing, then things go well.”

Billerica (3-0-4, 2-0-2) certainly put their best effort forward to start, carrying play in the Waltham end for long stretches of the opening period.

Jack Jenkins had the Indians to a 1-0 lead 10:33 into the first on a terrific individual effort. After an outlet pass from Russ Tedford led Jenkins through the neutral zone, he had only one Hawk defender to beat. With a deke and a drag of the puck through the defender's legs, Jenkins broke in on Waltham goaltender Patrick Jordan and went top shelf, glove-side for the goal.

The Hawks (3-2-4, 1-2-3) drew even with the aid of their first of two power-play goals on the evening. Doug Usseglio knocked home a rebound off Chris Maguire’s shot to make it 1-1.

“I thought our penalty kill was fantastic and our power play was two-for-three, so you can’t ask for anything better than that,” John Maguire said. “Most of our guys play on both units, so I was really happy with their effort.”

After a scoreless second period, Waltham started the third period with a flurry of activity.

The Hawks put in their second power play goal of the game 23 seconds into the third on Chris Maguire’s tally, assisted by Terry Murphy and Usseglio. Mike Hanley struck 29 seconds later with a goal set up by Jack LeClair, giving Waltham a two-goal cushion.

However, Saturday’s game became the fourth time the Hawks have surrendered a two-goal lead in the third period.

John Kelleher one-timed a perfect feed from Jenkins into the net to cut the Indians’ deficit to one. Billerica tied the game with 3:30 remaining on Ross Murphy’s goal with an assist by Ross Olsson.

Jordan, who weathered the storm admirably for the Hawks in the first period, finished with 20 saves. Bob Bourgeois had 19 saves between the pipes for Billerica.

“They play the game that comes to them,” Mastrullo said of his group. “When they want to play, that’s the way they can play. It’s a challenge. It’s a mindset they need to have that they’re going to win any game they’re coming into. We haven’t established that yet.”

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