ISL Independent School League Hockey

Catholic Conference vs. Middlesex League Challenge Broadcast Notes

Third Annual Catholic Conference vs. Middlesex League Challenge
Monday, Jan. 21, 2019, Noon-10 p.m., O’Brien Rink, Woburn

Catholic Conference leads Middlesex League, 6-1-3, over first 10 matchups. Lone win: Winchester over Xaverian, 3-0, in 2017-18 season.

Game 1: Catholic Memorial vs. Reading, Noon
Previous meeting: March 7, 2008 in Super 8. Reading won, 5-2, in pool play (Rockets went on to become first public school to win Super 8 title).

Catholic Memorial Knights (7-2, 2-1 Catholic Conference)
Challenge record: 0-0-2 | Tied Arlington, 3-3, in ’17; tied Belmont, 1-1, in ’18
Globe Ranking: 5 | Herald RPI: 7
Goal differential: plus-29 (45-16) | Nonleague differential: plus-29 (37-8)
Streak: Lost 1 | Last game: Lost 5-1 vs. BC High on Wednesday at Warrior Arena
Biggest win: 15-0 vs. Matignon, Dec. 6
Worst loss: 6-2 vs. Don Bosco Prep (N.J.), Dec. 15 and 5-1 vs. BC High, Jan. 16
Next game: Wednesday at Falmouth (7-3-1), 5 p.m.
Next MHL broadcast: Wednesday, Jan. 30 vs. Hingham

Reading Rockets (5-4-2, 4-2-2 Middlesex League)
Challenge record: 0-2 | Lost vs. 3-1 vs. Xaverian in ’17, lost 5-1 vs. BC High in ’18
Globe Ranking: N/A | Herald RPI: 23
Goal differential: plus-1 (27-26) | Nonleague differential: minus-5 (4-9)
Streak: Tied 1 | Last game: Tied 4-4 at Burlington on Saturday
Biggest win: 7-1 vs. Lexington, Jan. 16
Worst loss: 4-0 vs. Winchester, Jan. 5
Next game: Wednesday at Lexington (3-7-3), 4:05 p.m.
Next MHL broadcast: Buddy Ferreira Classic

Game 2: Xaverian vs. Belmont, 2 p.m.
Previous meeting: N/A

Xaverian Hawks (6-3-2, 2-3 Catholic Conference)
Challenge record: 1-1 | Won 3-1 vs. Reading in ’17, lost 3-0 vs. Winchester in ’18
Globe Ranking: 8 | Herald RPI: 9
Goal differential: plus-7 (41-34) | Nonleague differential: plus-9 (26-17)
Streak: Lost 1 | Last game: Lost 6-2 vs. BC High on Saturday
Biggest win: 7-2 at Needham, Dec. 12 and 7-2 vs. Malden Catholic, Jan. 16
Worst loss: 6-2 vs. BC High, Jan. 19
Next game: Wednesday at Chelmsford (5-4-3), 5:10 p.m.
Next MHL broadcast: Wednesday, Jan. 30 vs. St. John’s Prep

Belmont Marauders (5-7-1, 1-7-1 Middlesex League)
Challenge record: 0-0-1 | Tied 1-1 vs. Catholic Memorial in ’18
2-7-1 vs. teams from Massachusetts, 3-0 vs. teams from New Hampshire
Globe Ranking: N/A | Herald RPI: 41
Goal differential: minus-4 (25-29) | Nonleague differential: plus-11 (14-3)
Streak: Lost 4 | Last game: Lost 4-1 at Melrose on Saturday
Biggest win: Won three games by three goals vs. teams from New Hampshire
Worst loss: three losses by three goals (Melrose, Arlington, Burlington)
Next game: Monday at Wakefield (3-5-2), 8 p.m. at Stoneham Arena

Game 3: BC High vs. Burlington, 4 p.m.
Previous meeting: N/A

BC High Eagles (8-1-1, 5-0-1 Catholic Conference)
Challenge record: 2-0 | Won 7-0 vs. Winchester in ’17; won 5-1 vs. Reading in ’18
Globe Ranking: 1 | Herald RPI: 1
Goal differential: plus-35 (51-16) | Nonleague differential: plus-10 (19-9)
Streak: Won 6 | Last game: Won 6-2 at Xaverian on Saturday
Biggest win: 15-1 at Malden Catholic, Jan. 12
Worst loss: 4-2 vs. Don Bosco Prep (N.J.), Dec. 14 | Tie: 1-1 vs. St. John’s Prep, Dec. 27
Next game: Monday at Framingham (9-2-1), 7:40 p.m.
Next MHL broadcast: Monday at Framingham

Burlington Red Devils (5-5-2, 4-2-2 Middlesex League)
Challenge record: 0-1-1 | Tied 1-1 vs. Malden Catholic in ’17; lost 3-2 vs. St. John’s Prep in ’18
Globe Ranking: N/A | Herald RPI: 28
Goal differential: plus-10 (48-38) | Nonleague differential: even (13-13)
Streak: Tied 2 | Last game: Tied 4-4 vs. Reading on Saturday
Biggest win: 6-1 vs. Arlington Catholic and 8-3 vs. Stoneham, Jan. 7 and Jan. 9
Worst loss: 6-3 vs. Billerica, Dec. 29
Next game: Saturday at Lexington (3-7-3), 8:10 p.m.
Next MHL broadcast: TBA

Game 4: St. John’s Prep vs. Melrose, 6 p.m.
Previous meeting: N/A

St. John’s Prep Eagles (3-5-2, 1-2-1 Catholic Conference)
Challenge record: 2-0 | Won 4-1 vs. Woburn in ’17, won 3-2 vs. Burlington in ’18
Globe Ranking: 15 | Herald RPI: 24
Goal differential: plus-6 (27-21) | Nonleague differential: plus-2 (15-13)
Streak: Lost 3 | Last game: Lost 3-1 at Austin Prep on Wednesday
Biggest win: 6-0 vs. Framingham and 7-1 vs. Malden Catholic, Dec. 22 and Jan. 5
Worst loss: 5-2 vs. Hingham, Dec. 15
Next game: Wednesday at Malden Catholic (1-9), 6 p.m.
Next MHL broadcast: Wednesday, Jan. 30 at Xaverian

Melrose Red Raiders (8-0-4, 5-0-3 Middlesex League)
Challenge record: first appearance
Last remaining unbeaten Division 1 team after Austin Prep lost to Pope Francis on Saturday
Globe Ranking: 16 | Herald RPI: 11
Goal differential: plus-26 (50-24) | Nonleague differential: plus-13 (20-7)
Streak: Won 1 | Last game: Won 4-1 vs. Belmont on Saturday
Biggest win: 6-1 vs. Triton and 8-3 vs. Medford, Dec. 26 and Jan. 7
Ties: vs. Arlington, Chelmsford, Burlington and Wakefield
Next game: Saturday at Reading (5-4-2), 6 p.m.
Next MHL broadcast: TBA

Game 5: Malden Catholic vs. Winchester, 8 p.m.
Previous meeting: Jan. 23, 2014. MC won, 5-3, at Valley Forum.

Malden Catholic Lancers (1-9, 0-4 Catholic Conference)
Challenge record: 1-0-1 | Tied 1-1 vs. Burlington in ’17; Won 2-0 vs. Wilmington in ’18
Globe Ranking: N/A | Herald RPI: 44
Goal differential: minus-36 (16-52) | Nonleague differential: minus-9 (10-19)
Streak: Lost 5 | Last game: Lost 7-2 at Xaverian on Wednesday
Biggest win: 5-1 vs. Xavier (Conn.), Jan. 2
Worst loss: 15-1 vs. BC High, Jan. 12
Next game: Wednesday vs. St. John’s Prep (3-5-2), 6 p.m.
Next MHL broadcast: TBA

Winchester Sachems (9-2, 7-1 Middlesex League)
Challenge record: 1-1 | Lost 7-0 vs. BC High in ’17; won 3-0 vs. Xaverian in ’18
Globe Ranking: 13 | Herald RPI: 10
Goal differential: plus-21 (41-20) | Nonleague differential: plus-3 (9-6)
Streak: Won 2 | Last game: Won 4-0 at Wilmington on Saturday
Biggest win: 7-0 vs. Lexington, Dec. 22
Worst loss: 6-1 vs. Arlington, Jan. 12
Next game: Saturday vs. Stoneham (5-4), 4 p.m.
Next MHL broadcast: TBA

Catholic Conference Standings
League Overall
BC High 5-0-1 8-1-1
CM 2-1-0 7-2-0
Xaverian 2-3-0 6-3-2
St. John’s1-2-1 3-5-2
MC 0-4-0 1-9-0
Middlesex League – Liberty Standings
League Overall
Arlington 7-0-1 7-1-2
Winchester7-1-0 9-2-0
Reading 4-2-2 5-4-2
Woburn 1-6-2 2-8-2
Lexington 1-5-2 3-7-3
Belmont 1-7-1 5-7-1
Middlesex League – Freedom Standings
League Overall
Melrose 5-0-3 8-0-4
Burlington 4-2-2 5-2-2
Stoneham 4-3-0 5-4-0
Wilmington 2-6-0 4-6-0
Wakefield 1-5-1 3-5-2