Former NEPSAC Skaters Measure Success by the Cup - The Stanley Cup
By BOB YORK
Recipes for success have long thrived in the athletic arena, but in such a highly competitive domain – where the margin between winning and losing is often razor-thin – achievement often relies on more than just a recipe’s ingredients. The quantity of those ingredients must also be carefully measured to ensure the quality of the outcome. Take the National Hockey League for example, for more than a century now it has been measuring supremacy by the cup – the Stanley Cup.
Casey Carreau '17of Thayer Wins John Carlton Memorial Trophy
Casey Carreau '17 received the John Carlton Memorial Trophy, which is awarded to the top high school hockey player in Eastern Massachusetts. He accepted the award at last night's Bruins game at the TD Garden. Carreau plans to attend Boston College next year. Congratulations, Casey!
Photo courtesy of Cushing Academy
Former NEPSAC Stars Still Shining Bright
By BOB YORK
Thanks to a trio of Pittsburgh Penguins who were born and bred in New England and honed their talents in the rinks of the area’s prep schools, thousands of hockey fans throughout the region received their just reward this summer: a chance to get up close and personal with the Stanley Cup.
For Nick Bonino (Avon Old Farms School), Conor Sheary (Cushing Academy) and Ben Lovejoy (Deerfield Academy), this was a time to return to their roots and show off the spoils of a National Hockey League championship. It was an opportunity to thank those who had helped them along the way as well as inspire the younger generations of skaters in the audiences to dream big, because – as the Cup will attest – dreams do come true.
Belmont Hill's Michael Condon '09 Makes Roster for Montreal Canadiens
Following a stellar career at Belmont Hill and Princeton, Michael Condon '09 made the team this year as goalie for the Montreal
Condon had a spectacular career on the Hill and as a senior had a 2.23 goals-against average and had a .934 save percentage playing some of the toughest high school teams in the country. That year he was named ISL Most Valuable Player, and a member of the
All-ISL and All-New England teams, a Boston Globe All-Scholastic honor and his team’s Most Valuable Player. Junior year Condon finished with a 2.06 goals-against and a .931 save percentage, and was an
All-ISL choice and the team’s Most Valuable Player.
"Mike is a hard worker, a student of the game and his position, and a great teammate," said former varsity hockey coach Ken Martin '65, who coached Mike at the Hill. "This is a well-deserved honor and I am very excited for Mike. He got an Ivy League education and is now playing in the NHL. We are all proud of him."
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Miles Gendron '14 with Boston Bruins GM Peter Chiarelli.
Miles Gendron '14 of Rivers Named Jack Carlton Award Winner
Miles Gendron ’14 was named the 2014 recipient of the Jack Carlton Award, given annually to the best senior boys’ hockey player in Eastern Massachusetts by the Boston Bruins. This honor comes on the heels of a senior season in which Miles captained the Red Wings to the ISL Eberhart Championship and Sportsmanship Award, garnering MVP honors in the process.
Former Berkshire MVP Kevin Sullivan Helps Lead Union College to NCAA Hockey Championship
Former Berkshire School Boys Hockey MVP and All-New England player Kevin Sullivan ’10 (Darien, CT) helped Union College win the NCAA Division I Men's Hockey National Championship on April 12.
Union defeated the University of Minnesota 7-4 in Philadelphia to capture the school’s first NCAA hockey title.
Sullivan, a forward with the Dutchmen, scored with 1:22 left in the third period to give Union a 6-4 lead.
Kimball Union Wins 2014 New England Small School Championship
KUA Boys’ Varsity Hockey team defeated The Dexter School 5-1 to claim the New England Small School Hockey Championship! KUA used goals by Chris Shero and Jacob Paluch in the second period to take a 2-0 lead into the third period. Midway through the third period, Bobby Hall and Tyler Bird scored goals almost back to back to seal the victory for the Wildcats. Dom Franco added an empty netter late in the third. Paul Leger turned in a solid performance making 22 saves on the day. KUA ends the season with a record of 26-6-5 and their second NEPSAC Small School Championship in three years.
2014 Boys' Ice Hockey All-New England Team Announced
2014 All-New England Teams
F Ryan Donato - Dexter, Jr.
F Adam Guadette - Thayer, Jr.
F Miles Wood - Nobles and Greenough, Jr.
Awareness – Looking out for others the Tabor Way
The Tabor Hockey Programs recently held some big events for some meaningful causes in the month of February.
The first event, which took place on February 1st, was the 18th annual Travis Roy Cup. This benefit game with the St. Sebastian’s School raises funds to support the Travis Roy Foundation. The Travis Roy Foundation is dedicated to enhancing the life of individuals with spinal cord injuries and their families by providing adaptive equipment and to finding a cure through increased funding of research, resulting in self-reliance and the ability to be as independent as possible. Check out http://www.travisroyfoundation.org
for more information. It has been an exciting series with the Arrows of St. Sebastian’s holding a slight edge winning nine games to the Seawolves seven. However, the big winner has been the Foundation as over $100,000 has been contributed to the cause thus far. In 2013 the Tabor and St. Sebastian’s second teams were added to the day’s event, with the Seawolves earning the inaugural victory. This year the Arrows took home the Cup, but close to another $10,000 was raised for the Foundation.
Salisbury Wins Third Prep Title in Eight Years Over Kent 4-1
Salem, NH -- Salisbury, behind a pair of goals from junior Mitchell Smith and a 23-save performance from sophomore goaltender Callum Booth, topped Kent 4-1 to take the 2013 New England Prep Elite 8 title here on Sunday afternoon.
With the win, Salisbury now has three NEPSIHA Div. I titles - they also won in 2006 and 2009. In addition, they won a Div. II title in 1991.