Here are some tidbits you should know in boys' hockey this week:
1. Nemo affecting hockey scheduling -- With the impending storm about to affect the greater Boston area, many hockey games scheduled for this Saturday have been moved to today or being rescheduled for a later date. For example, St. John’s Prep’s game against St. John’s (S) has already been postponed. If you’re planning to go to a game this Saturday, check to make sure that it hasn’t been moved or cancelled. Also, make sure it’s going to be a safe drive to get to the rink if the game you want to see is still on for Saturday.
2. BC High vs. Springfield Cathedral Showdown Today -- It’s two of the Globe’s top three teams; it’s two of the top contenders to win the Super 8 tournament. It’s BC High vs. Springfield Cathedral and it’s tonight at UMass Boston at 7 p.m.. The Eagles will be looking for revenge after falling to the Panthers 3-2 on the road back on Jan. 12. The Panthers are looking to further solidify their ranking as the Globe’s No. 1 team and the best team in the commonwealth. If the Panthers want to silence any of their remaining naysayers and further impress the Super 8 committee, they have to win this game tonight.
3. Central Catholic vs. Chelmsford a big tilt Saturday -- Pending that the game actually takes place, No. 19 Chelmsford will take on No. 5 Central Catholic this Saturday. The Lions haven’t lost since playing CC back on Jan. 12 where they lost 8-4. The Raiders are coming off an embarrassing 4-0 loss to the struggling Malden Catholic, who just go back over .500 with the win. If Chelmsford wants to make up for its earlier loss to the Raiders, it appears now is a good time to meet this team.
4. Medfield contains Medway’s Jack Kilty -- Not only did the Warriors come up with a huge win yesterday against Tri-Valley League rival Medway, they held the Mustangs’ biggest offensive threat to just one goal in the 5-2 victory. Kilty did score a shorthanded goal early in the first period, but was unable to best the Warriors’ defense for the rest of the contest. Kilty was the TVL’s No. 2 points leader on the season heading into Wednesday’s game so it was impressive to see the Medfield defense keep Kilty from becoming a major problem.
5. Barnstable Continues to Strengthen Super 8 Chances -- The Red Raiders maybe a member of the three-team Old Colony League, but they are a name that can’t be ignored by those in charge of choosing who makes the Super 8. They’ve tied the likes of Duxbury, Catholic Memorial and came within a shootout of knocking off the Cathedral Panthers in the Cape Cod Freeze Out tournament. Barnstable is currently on a five-game winning streak after defeating Bridgewater-Raynham 6-3 yesterday. If the Red Raiders can run the table or at least win their games against Marshfield and Winchester later this month, they might find their name called for the first time in Super 8 history.
Alex Hall covers boys' hockey for the the Boston Globe. He can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org. Follow him on Twitter @AlexKHall.
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