MIAA Massachusetts High School Hockey

Buddy Ferreira Classic Game Notes: Reading vs. Arlington Catholic

2018 Buddy Ferreira Classic, Quarterfinals
Reading Rockets vs. Arlington Catholic Cougars
Saturday, Feb. 17, 5 p.m.

Previous meeting: 2016 Division 1 North Semifinals (Arlington Catholic 3, Reading 2, OT)
Last season’s Classic finish: Reading – 6th Arlington Catholic – 2nd
• First meeting at Buddy Ferreira Classic

Reading Rockets (8-8-2, 7-6-2 Middlesex League)
• Needs two points in final three games to qualify for Division 1 North tournament
o Excluded game vs. BC High from Jan. 15 does not count towards tourney record
• Goal differential: plus-1 (42-41) | Nonleague differential: minus-4 (4-8)
o Three wins via shutout, one loss via shutout
• Statewide RPI: 37 SOS: 15
• February record: 1-2-1
• Streak: Tied 1 | Last game: 1-1 vs. Belmont, Wednesday
• Biggest win: 5-1 vs. Lexington, Dec. 13 (season opener)
• Worst loss: 5-1 vs. BC High, Jan. 15 (DNC); lost three other games by three goals)

Arlington Catholic Cougars (3-9-6, 1-5-4 Catholic Central 1)
• Eliminated from postseason contention
• Goal differential: minus-19 (34-53) | Nonleague differential: minus-3 (18-21)
o One win via shutout, four losses via shutout, two scoreless ties
• Statewide RPI: 70 SOS: 24
• February record: 1-3
• Streak: Lost 3 | Last game: 6-0 at St. John’s Prep, Wednesday; SO in three straight games
• Biggest win: 6-0 at St. Peter-Marian, Jan. 20
• Worst loss: 7-0 vs. St. Mary’s Lynn, Jan. 23

Middlesex League – Liberty Division Standings
League Overall Goal differential
Arlington 9-2-2 10-4-4 Plus-21 (54-33)
Winchester 10-7-2 8-4-2 Plus-31 (67-36)
READING 7-6-2 8-8-2 Plus-1 (42-41)
Belmont 5-6-3 8-6-5 Plus-16 (45-29)
Lexington 3-9-3 7-9-3 Minus-11 (42-53)
Woburn 1-11-1 2-13-1 Minus-38 (36-74)
Catholic Central 1 Standings
League Overall Goal differential
Austin Prep 9-1-0 11-6-1 Plus-22 (68-46)
St. Mary’s Lynn 7-2-1 11-4-4 Plus-16 (57-41)
Matignon 3-4-3 7-7-3 Plus-7 (61-54)
Archbishop Williams 3-4-3 5-7-5 Minus-8 (48-56)
ARLINGTON C. 1-5-4 3-9-6 Minus-19 (34-53)
Bishop Fenwick 0-7-3 4-10-3 Minus-18 (38-56)