Kevin Seely (Berkley/Coyle-Cassidy HS) ripped a goal, top shelf, with a little over three minutes remaining in the third period to give Coastal a 6-5 come-from-behind victory over Central in a scholastic boys' hockey game at New England Sports Center in Marlborough on Wednesday afternoon.
Tyler Kirby ( Hudson HS) collected a hat trick and added an assist in a losing effort, while teammate Brett Lawson (Milford/St. Marks School) tallied a goal and three assists.
It was a great team effort offensively for Coastal as six different players scored and only Seely and Jay Sylvia (Acushnet/Coyle-Cassidy HS) had multiple points in the game.
Kirby gave Central the early lead just over two minutes into the game when he tapped back a rebound by the Coastal goalie, Will Silverstein (Dartmouth/Moses Brown).
Just over two minutes later, Sylvia made a great individual effort as he carried the puck from the neutral zone, past two Central defensemen, and flicked a backhand short-side over the keeper to tie the score, 1-1.
Kirby collected his second goal midway through the first to give Central the lead at the intermission. He pushed a pass forward to Lawson to start a 2-on-1 at the red line. As Lawson broke ahead of the defender, he was pulled down approaching the net, but the puck trickled back to Kirby who buried it.
Coastal got several more good looks during the period, but Brian Tomczyk (Hudson HS), who finished with 23 saves in just a period and a half of work, made some excellent stops to protect the lead.
Just 30 seconds into the second stanza, Coastal again knotted the score. Defenseman Devin Welch (Sandwich/Bourne HS) found the back of the net from the point on a shot from a long rebound after another tremendous save by Tomczyk.
Central regained the lead minutes later when Lawson beat Silverstein with a wrap-around goal from behind the net.
With the teams playing 4-on-4 hockey, Joey Gomes (Dartmouth HS) poked the puck past a defender’s stick to gain space in front and tied the game, 3-3.
With its power play winding down, Central got a couple chances and finally beat goalie Ryan McCarthy (Acushnet/Dartmouth HS) when Corey Lussier (Spencer/Auburn HS) took a pass from Justin Huard (Auburn, Auburn HS) to retake the lead once again.
However, Coastal scored twice early in the third period, to claim its first lead of the game. Zach Wells (Hyannis/Barnstable HS) and then Jake Holmes (Plymouth North HS) found the net to help Coastal finally get over the hump.
Kirby hammered home a rebound to tie the game with 5:37 remaining for his third of the contest, but it would not hold up.
Southeast 7, Northeast 3
Southeast scored three in the second period to put the game away in the matchup against Northeast.
Northeast jumped out to a 1-0 lead with 19:01 left in the first period when Billy Boudreau (Newburyport HS) found the back of the net off of a great pass from Brian Sullivan (Burlington HS). Sullivan and Boudreau each ended the day with one goal and one assist. Southeast’s Danny Griffen countered less than a minute later to create the game’s first tie. However, Northeast couldn’t stay out of the penalty box and was forced to play down two men multiple times throughout the game, hurting their offensive attack.
The Southeast offense came out strong in the second, as Tim Driscoll (Hingham HS) scored less than three minutes into the period to put his team up, 4-2, and seal the victory for Southeast. Ryan Hall (Westwood/Xaverian Brothers HS) followed, adding two, back-to-back insurance goals. Terrence Durkin (Scituate/Boston College HS), Tom Jenkins (Canton/Xaverian Brothers HS), and Thomas Trogele (Hingham HS) each chipped in with one goal for Southeast in the win.
Christopher Rolli (Stoneham HS) recorded the third and final goal for Northeast with 9:52 to go in the game, but his team was just not able to overcome the four goal deficit.
Metro 6, West 5
After losing a 3-1 lead, Metro came back to squeeze out the victory against West. With West trailing by two goals, Andrew Tullo (Southwick/Canterbury Prep) scored back-to-back goals for West in the waning minutes of the second to give his squad the 4-3 lead. Tied at five aside, Brian Rowland (Waltham HS) was the hero for Metro, tapping in the winning goal for his squad with 3:52 left in the third period. Goalies Nickolas Stasack (West Springfield, Loomis Chaffee School) and Erik Lemotte (Amherst HS) led the West defense with a combined 28 saves.
Central/West 7, Northeast 0
Central/West dominated play on both sides of the puck in the shutout win. Northeast was able to keep the Central/West offense at bay in the first period, as Meghan O’Donnell (Lancaster/Cushing Academy) scored the period’s lone goal for a 1-0 lead. O’Donnell tipped in her second goal of the game with 15:56 left in the second period, sparking a two-period, six goal rally. Samantha Pion (Easthampton/Proctor Academy) turned in a fantastic performance, leading the Central/West offensive effort with three goals and two assists. Teammate Jessie Stowell (Hadley/Hopkins Academy) chipped in one goal and two assists, while Sarah Wilczynski (Ludlow HS) knocked in the seventh and final goal of the game for Central/West with 8:49 remaining.
Southeast/Coastal 8, Metro 1
Southeast/Coastal jumped out to an early 5-0 lead through one period of play. Five different Southeast/Coastal players found the back of the net at least once in the game, with Alison Quinn (Canton/Southfield School) scoring three times and Nicole Reardon (Medfield HS) knocking it in twice. Delaney Flynn (Scituate/Milton Academy) added to the offensive effort with one goal and two assists, while Kristina Kennedy (Whitman-Hanson Reg. HS) tallied a goal and an assist. The lone goal for Metro was a strong wrist shot by Meaghan Williams (Dorchester), who fielded the pass from teammate Kelly Downey (Waltham) cleanly before turning to shoot with 10:15 left in the game.
Bay State Games competition resumes today with five games on the ice, starting with a matchup between the Metro and Southeast boys at 1:40 p.m.
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