Boston High School: Noble and Greenough

Recap: Governor's Academy 6, Nobles 4

May, 15, 2013
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BYFIELD, Mass. – Governor’s Academy lost their first game of the season on Saturday to a St. Sebastian’s team who has been playing its best lacrosse in the second half of the season.

Gov’s midfielder Tate Jozokos knew that they needed to come out strong on Tuesday against fellow top ISL opponent, Noble and Greenough.

“We were down coming off that big loss but with the one practice he had in between we knew that it was going to make us better in the long run,” Jozokos said after the game.

In a defensively charged game, it was Governor’s Academy (12-1, 11-1 in ISL) who would come out on top as they held Nobles (11-4, 9-3 in ISL) to a season-low four goals to earn a 6-4 victory and remain tied at the top of the ISL with Belmont Hill.

“This was a big game and an important game for both teams,” Gov’s head coach Peter Bidstrup said. “We knew we were facing an excellent team today.”

Nobles would jump out to an early 1-0 lead as star middie Morgan Cheek scored in transition at the 7:29 mark in the first quarter.

Gov’s would net two goals in the final three minutes of the first quarter on scores from Jozokos and Teddy Bettencourt to take a 2-1 lead into the second quarter.

With both teams struggling to execute possessions early it was the work of both team’s defenses that kept each opposing offense at bay.

“We defended very well but they also defended very well,” Bidstrup said. “Toward the end of the season these games can get a little defensive between these good teams.”

Gov’s middie Drew Pirie would give the home team some minor breathing room as he scored with 7:10 remaining in the second quarter on a dodge from the top. He would also add another two minutes later on a man-up strike assisted from attack Larsen Bidstrup.

Nobles middie P.J. Bell would score a crucial goal on a beautiful dodge, with 24 seconds remaining in the half, to cut the Gov’s lead to 4-2 and give Nobles some much needed momentum headed into the half.

The third quarter would begin with a burst of rare offense as Gov’s would get goals from middie Jesse Gwozdz and attack Ben Stafford and Nobles would get one back on a strike from middie Parker McKee.

Gov’s goalie Eddie Gilman would do his best work in net in the second half and neither team would score in the final 15 minutes of the game as Gov’s would hold on for the narrow win.

Despite the loss the Nobles defense, led by sophomore goalie Teddy Strzetelski (14 saves), stood tall all evening. Strzetelski made numerous big saves to help keep Nobles in the game throughout.

Gov’s has three ISL games remaining on their schedule. They will take on Thayer, Brooks and Middlesex to conclude the season. Despite defeating Belmont Hill, 12-7, earlier in the season, Gov’s shares the top spot with BH as both squads head into the final stretch run of their schedules.

D-Middie Dominance: Gov’s controlled the possession edge in the game, winning 7-of-8 draws in the first half and 11-of-14 in the game.

Gov’s long-stick middies Andy “Bug” Carper and Eli Morrissey were instrumental in both the midfield defense and the faceoff edge.

“We definitely focused on our defense today,” Jozokos said. “On the faceoffs, we had our double poles going and wanted to put pressure on whoever was taking the faceoff for them. We were strong with the checks today.”

Jozokos, Bettancourt, Gwozdz and the rest of the Gov’s middies also did a great job of playing two-way midfield as they helped neutralize one of New England’s top midfield units of juniors Cheek (1 Goal, 1 Assist), Bell (1G, 1A), and McKee (1G) throughout the game.

“We are really athletic in the midfield,” Bidstrup said. “We are a group of guys who can play hard, tough defense and we did that today against a team that has a group of very good dodgers.”
The NHL Central Scouting service released its final rankings of North American skaters and goaltenders ahead of the NHL Draft Wednesday morning.

Former Malden Catholic standout and Valley Junior Warriors (EJHL) product Ryan Fitzgerald leads the New England skaters, checking in at No. 56.

Here's the list of skaters with local ties who made the cut:

(The full list can be found here):

SKATERS:
56. C Ryan Fitzgerald, Valley Junior Warriors (EJHL - Malden Catholic, North Reading), Previous Ranking - 46
60. LW Zach Sanford, Islanders (EJHL - Pinkerton Academy, Auburn, N.H.), Previous Ranking - 83
75. D Anthony Florentino, South Kent School, Previous Ranking - 79
94. C Nick Huthinson, Avon Old Farms, Previous Ranking - 133
97. LW/C Jason Salvaggio, South Kent School, Previous Ranking - 90
104. D Wiley Sherman, Hotchkiss School, Previous Ranking - 125
109. C Brian Pinho, St. John's Prep, Previous Ranking - 117
138. LW Miles Wood, Noble and Greenough, Previous Ranking - 163
169. D Ryan Segalla, Salisbury School, Previous Ranking - 136
182. C John Stevens, Salisbury School, Previous Ranking - 162
185. D Connor Light, Phillips Andover, Previous Ranking - 178
186. RW Ross Olsson, Cedar Rapids (USHL - Billerica Memorial), Previous Ranking - 121
187. LW Tyler Hill, Chicago (USHL - Hotchkiss), Previous Ranking - 85
195. C Daniel LaFontaine, Avon Old Farms, Previous Ranking - 172
198. D Quin Pompi, Berkshire, Previous Ranking - 160
201. RW Thomas Aldworth, Cushing Academy, Previous Ranking - Unranked
206. D Tyler Wood, Noble and Greenough, Previous Ranking - 197

GOALTENDERS:
15. Shane Starrett, South Kent School (Catholic Memorial), Previous Ranking - 35
26. Merrick Madsen, Proctor Academy, Previous Ranking - 34
Valley Junior Warriors and former Malden Catholic standout center Ryan Fitzgerald leads the list of locals on the NHL Central Scouting's Midterm Rankings of North American skaters for the 2013 NHL Draft, which were released today.

Fitzgerald, who has 13 goals for 14 points for 27 points through 22 games with the Warriors, was ranked 46th on the list released Tuesday morning.

Here's the complete list of New England skaters making the grade:
46. Ryan Fitzgerald, C, Valley Jr. Warriors - EJHL (North Reading, Mass. - Malden Catholic)
79. Anthony Florentino, D, South Kent School
83. Zach Sanford, LW, Islanders - EJHL (Pinkerton Academy)
85. Tyler Hill, LW, Hotchkiss School
90. Jason Salvaggio, C/LW, South Kent School (Hanson, Mass. - Xaverian Brothers)
117. Brian Pinho, C, St. John's Prep
120. Eddie Ellis, LW, Phillips Andover (Burlington, Mass.)
121. Ross Olsson, RW, Lincoln - USHL (Billerica, Mass.)
125. Wiley Sherman, D, Hotchkiss School
133. Nick Hutchinson, C, Avon Old Farms
136. Ryan Segalla, D, Salisbury School
160. Quin Pompi, D, Berkshire School
163. Miles Wood, LW, Noble and Greenough
172. Daniel LaFontaine, C, Avon Old Farms
178. Connor Light, D, Phillips Andover
191. Mark Hamilton, D, Salisbury School
197. Tyler Wood, D, Noble and Greenough

Goaltenders:
34. Merrick Madsen, Proctor Academy
35. Shane Starrett, South Kent School (Bellingham, Mass. - Catholic Memorial)

Locals taken during Day 2 of NHL Draft

June, 23, 2012
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Day 2 of the NHL Draft took place Saturday morning, and while there weren't any locals taken in Friday's first round, a host of New Englanders had their named called in the subsequent rounds.

Here's a rap sheet of those with New England roots who've been taken:

2ND ROUND
53. Tampa Bay Lightning - Brian Hart, Phillips Exeter, RW
56. St. Louis Blues - Sam Kurker, St. John's Prep, RW
59. New York Rangers - Cristoval "Boo" Nieves, Kent School, C

3RD ROUND
66. Nashville Predators - Jimmy Vesey, South Shore Kings (Belmont Hill), LW
75. Calgary Flames - Jon Gillies, Indiana Ice (USHL, South Portland, Maine), G
79. Chicago Blackhawks - Chris Calnan, Noble and Greenough, RW
85. Boston Bruins - Matt Grzelcyk, U.S. NTDP (Charlestown, Mass.), D

4TH ROUND
98. Minnesota Wild - Adam Gilmour, Noble and Greenough, C
106. Ottawa Senators - Tim Boyle, Noble and Greenough, D

5TH ROUND
125. New York Islanders - Doyle Somerby, Kimball Union (St. Mary's of Lynn), D
136. Ottawa Senators - Robbie Baillargeon, Indiana Ice (USHL, Enfield, Conn. via Cushing Academy), C
138. San Jose Sharks - Danny O'Regan, St. Sebastian's, C

7TH ROUND
189. Carolina Hurricanes - Brendan Collier, Malden Catholic, LW

Locals included on NHL's Ones to Watch

November, 18, 2011
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Several skaters with local ties made the cut in the NHL Central Scouting's preliminary rankings, following its evalution of the top tiers of North American hockey.

U.S. National Team Development Program U-18 centers Cameron Darcy and Frankie Vatrano were ranked 20th and 21st, respectively, among USHL skaters. Darcy is a South Boston native committed to Northeastern, while Vatrano, an East Longmeadow native, is committed to Boston College.

Additionally, Noble and Greenough, South Shore Kings standout and current Brown University winger Matt Harlow also made the list. The Bridgewater native was given a 'C' grade among NCAA prospects.

The full list can be found here.

Locals represented in NHL final rankings

April, 12, 2011
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A year ago, local hockey fans intently waited to see whether Taylor Hall or Tyler Seguin would finish the season atop the NHL Central Scouting's final rankings with the B's holding the second pick. While there might not be quite the level of attention on this year's final rankings, there are plenty of locals in the high school and prep school levels represented in this year's season-ending report.

Choate-Rosemary forward Philippe Hudon, of Quebec, remained the the top-rated local among North American skaters despite falling from the 31st rank on the midterm report. Milton Academy blue liner Rob O'Gara was the first Massachusetts-based skater on the list at No. 107, down from No. 95 on the midterm.

A new-comer to the final report was ESPN Boston's inaugural Mr. Hockey Award winner Colin Blackwell of St. John's Prep. The Eagles center is ranked 173rd after a strong Super Eight tournament showing while leading all scorers.

Mike Vecchione, captain of the Super Eight champion Malden Catholic Lancers, also climbed back onto the final rankings, after being left off the midterm, at No. 209.

Another name to watch out for is Loomis-Chaffee goaltender Stephen Michalek who's ranked fifth overall among North American goaltenders.

Northeastern defenseman Jamieson Oleksiak led the list of names with local college ties at No. 13.

Also, keep an eye on Connor Murphy of the U.S. U-18 National team. The 6-foot-3 blue liner was born in Boston and is the son of former Bruins defenseman Gord Murphy. Despite being left off the midterm rankings, Murphy has catapulted up the boards and is ranked 25th among North American skaters and eighth among defensemen.

Here's a look at the local high and prep schoolers represented on the list by ranking:

Skaters
74 Philippe Hudon, Right Wing/Center. Choate-Rosemary
75 Colin Sullivan, Defenseman, Avon Old Farms
107 Rob O'Gara, Defenseman, Milton Academy
109 Stephen Miller, Left Wing, Noble and Greenough
112 Craig Wyszomirski, Defenseman, The Gunnery
127 Kevin Morris, Left Wing, Salisbury
144 Michael McKee, Defenseman, Kent School
145 Joseph Manno, Center, South Kent School
150 Jimmy Vesey, Left Wing, Belmont Hill
171 Nicholas Bligh, Center, Dexter School
173 Colin Blackwell, Center, St. John's Prep
189 Matthew Harlow, Left Wing, Noble and Greenough
191 Joe Prescott, Right Wing, St. Sebastian's
203 Jack Barre, Right Wing, Salisbury
209 Mike Vecchione, Right Wing, Malden Catholic

Goaltenders
5 Stephen Michalek, Goalie, Loomis-Chaffee

Locals make NHL mid-term rankings

January, 11, 2011
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Mid-term rankings were released by the NHL Central Scouting Service and there are a handful of locals who are turning heads.

Noble and Greenough leads the local talent crop with three players appearing on the list. Forward Steven Miller checks in at No. 85 overall among North American skaters with fellow winger Matt Harlow at No. 101. Defenseman Michael Reardon is ranked 180th overall.

The highest ranked player with New England ties is power forward Philippe Hudon of Choate-Rosemary Hall. The Quebec native and Cornell commit is ranked 31st in North America. Former Wild Boar and U.S. NTDP U-18 teamer Michael Paliotta, of Westport, Conn., checks in at No. 32.

The highest ranked Massachusetts player is Belmont Hill left winger Jimmy Vesey (No. 80).

Junior Bruins forward and Harvard commit Mike Seward, who helped Winchester to a Super 8 appearance last year, is ranked 210th.

Milton Academy defenseman Rob O'Gara (95) and Dexter center Nicholas Bligh (123) made the list as well as Newburyport native Chris Eiserman, the Valley Junior Warriors goaltender who is ranked 34th among netminders.

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