“It’s kinda tough when you don’t know what teams you’re facing,” Casagrande said. “To have this much success early, I guess I am surprised by it.”
Saturday’s win was a familiar sight for the Clippers, but the game remained scoreless longer than they would have liked.
But then senior captain Tori Dinger (17 goals, 8 assists) took over, scoring two of her four goals within 30 seconds of each other.
“It’s typical Tori,” Casagrande said. “Any time we need to get going she seems to grab the puck and skate through the whole team. She just kind of grabbed the puck and said ‘enough is enough.’ ”
With Dinger, sophomore Lilly Cleary (13 goals, 16 assists), and freshman Caroline Nichols (8 goals, 18 assists) riding high, Norwell is well positioned to grab at least a share of the SEMGHL East title. The Clippers, 7-1-4 in league play, own a two-point lead over second-place Scituate with two conference contests remaining.
Here and there
At 12-4, the Archbishop Williams girls’ team is putting together a stellar season. Although they are just 1-4 in Catholic Central Large play, the Archies have the advantage of wrapping up their regular season with four straight home games. They will host Oliver Ames/Mansfield, Austin Prep, Fontbonne, and Dover-Sherborn in an 11-day span. . . .
Weymouth native Charlie Coyle was called up to the Minnesota Wild and made his NHL debut Monday night. The former Boston University forward split time between Weymouth High and Thayer Academy in high school.