Amanda Conway and the Tewksbury/Methuen girls’ hockey team is skating not only into postseason, but into the record books too. Conway, a junior forward, scored five goals to give her 60 on the season — a Massachusetts Interscholastic Athletic Association girls’ hockey record, according to stats kept by masshshockey.com. The previous record was Andrea Ciarletta’s mark of 56 for Watertown/Melrose in 2002-03. “It’s amazing,” Conway said. “But I can only thank my team for being there for me.” Conway’s record coincided with a significant team accomplishment: finishing a 12-0 season in Merrimack Valley/Dual County Small play. The only game in which Conway didn’t score this season happens to be the only game the Red Rangers (18-1) lost — a 4-3 decision to Gardner/St. Bernard’s Jan. 29. “That goes to show how important she is,” said head coach Arianna Rigano. “Obviously we're a team, and a lot of goals she's scored wouldn't have happened without the other girls on the ice. But also a lot of time she's able to take it up the ice on her own unassisted.” Conway came close to breaking the record with 52 tallies as a sophomore in 2012-13. So can she top her own record as a senior next season? “I can try,” she said. “But I'll try to focus on this year.”
Methuen 7, Wayland 3
Wednesday, Feb. 19, 2014, at Wayland
Updated: Thursday, Feb. 20, 2014, 9:08 a.m.