Posted by Zuri Berry, Boston.com Staff January 13, 2010 10:05 PM
Got a chance to see Catholic Memorial and Xaverian face off tonight in boys' hockey action and one of the takeaways from the game -- a 2-1 win for CM -- was the play in goal by Kyle MacDonald for Xaverian.
He was as polished as they come. And frankly, any goalie who can handle most of the 33 shots from a powerhouse like Catholic Memorial is doing pretty well in my book.
His 31 saves kept Xaverian alive and if it weren't for the final goal on a power play by CM's Derek Colucci (a star unto his own right) with 4:19 remaining in the third, we could be talking about a very impressive one-goal game for him.
Catholic Memorial coach Bill Hanson had a pretty nice compliment for MacDonald as well.
"He's just terrific," Hanson said. "You know coming in he's going to keep them in every single game. And it's just so hard to score the goals anyways. So we just wanted to be relentless on the forecheck, try to play the game below the faceoff dots on (Xaverian's) end -- the majority of the time -- and put the pucks in the net."
MacDonald was one of the Globe's all stars last year and is sure to make his way up the ladder in his senior season with performances like tonight. But who can top that?
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