Senior forward Phil Nevins scored two goals and added an assist to lead a balanced Hanover attack in a 6-2 win over Bishop Stang in the Division 3 South final at Gallo Arena Sunday. The Indians sealed the victory with a three-goal final period. Overall, five different players accounted for the team’s six goals. “This is something we talked about at the beginning of the year: finishing strong,” Hanover coach Jonny Abban said. “They’re not done yet, they want to win a state championship. It’s a great group effort, every game we show up with.” On Nevins’s first goal, the senior tipped home a slap shot from senior defenseman Matt Beard 6:06 into the second period, making it 3-1. His strike came just 12 seconds after senior forward Chace Correia scored for the Spartans (15-9-1), which had cut the deficit in half. “Just after a goal, it was a big momentum change. Momentum can change a game right away,” Nevins said. “The Garden’s the ultimate goal. Wayland’s up next, we’re going to run right through them to get there.” For Hanover (17-7-0, senior forwards Matt McDougall and Mitch Beard, sophomore forward Landen Hasenfuss, and sophomore center Colin Mahony each found the back of the net.
Hanover 6, Bishop Stang 2
Sunday, Mar. 9, 2014, at North Dartmouth
Updated: Sunday, March 9, 2014, 10:53 p.m.