MIAA Massachusetts High School Hockey

Catholic Memorial Blanks Central Catholic

BOSTON-Catholic Memorial is off to a hot start as they have outscored opponents 19 to 0 through their first two games. Saturday nights contest against Central Catholic was a game that both teams would use to measure how good these two super 8 contenders truly are.

Out of the gate it was obvious that Catholic Memorial has a dominant presence about them with a bigger, but quick team. Early in the first, CM had a 5 on 4 powerplay that did not score, but Central did not clear the puck once while their goaltender Zachary LeTrendre stood on his head. This set the tone of game as shortly later as junior forward Nolan Murphy broke in all alone and roofed it passed LeTendre to put CM up 1-0. Through the rest of the first it was all CM as they peppered the Central goalkeeper. As the second period began it was no different than the first period as LeTendre held his team in it until Junior forward Colin Roe found himself in the slot with the puck and buried it to put CM up by 2 halfway through the second. The rest of the game was more of the same which is not all bad for Central because LeTendre battled making big time saves to keep Central in it until Ben Sarantopoulos put in the empty netter followed by a Chris Rooney empty netter to end the game 4 to 0 for Catholic Memorial. Senior goalie Henry O'Brien came up big when called upon earning himself a shutout.

Central Catholic had several sequences when they competed and looked like they were going to get back into the game, but the bounces did not fall their way. They play Billerica next Saturday as they try to get their first win of the year.

Catholic Memorial sits at 2 wins 0 losses on the year so far and have been dominant in both victories. They play next Saturday against Don Bosco Prep of New Jersey as they look to keep climbing up in the states rankings.

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