MIAA Massachusetts High School Hockey

BC High Storms Past St. Johns (S)

BOSTON -- Saturdays match up between BC High and St. Johns (S) was one that featured two teams with high expectations for this season. BC High, the top ranked team in the state, looked to avoid the upset as they hosted St. Johns at Umass Boston. BC High quickly set the tone with their dominant offensive pressure, keeping St Johns locked in their own zone for most of the period. St. Johns finally found the puck in the attacking zone and when they centered it, they almost got a lucky bounce as the puck sat on the goal line, instead the game remained scoreless. That could have been huge because BC High charged back down the ice and Thomas Kramer scored BC High's first goal of the day. The score remained 1-0 as the first period came to an end.

The second was more of the same as two breakdowns in defense lead to two goals for BC High, both by Aiden Carey. Following the goals, St Johns showed their best offensive attack, which unfortunately for them did not result in any goals. They lost the momentum as they took a penalty, which then lead to Max DaSilva's powerplay goal for BC High to put them up 4-0. Before the period was over, captain Timothy Farley put St Johns on the board with a powerplay goal. The score remained 4-1 going into the third period.

The third period was dominated again by BC High as they controlled the majority of the play and CJ Martin finished the scoring capping the score at 5 to 1 for BC High. Goaltending was good for both sides and Chase Congdon earned the win for BC High.

Looking ahead:

BC High: This years BC High team is one full of talent and offensive ability. They have scored 12 goals in their past two games, both against good competition. The first line consists of all Kramer brothers, centered by senior Thomas Kramer and the wings are sophomore twin brothers Joseph and Peter. Goaltending has been solid as well as their defense. They play in the Pete Frates tournament over winter break, which could be the first meeting between BC High and Pope Francis, two of the best teams in the state. It is going to take a lot to slow down this BC High team.

St. Johns (S): Going into todays matchup, it was unclear where this St. Johns team was headed this season. They competed with BC High at many points in this game, but made mistakes which cost them on the scoreboard. Fortunately, these mistakes where ones that can be solved such as puck control in their own end and discipline. There is still plenty of time on the year to get things back on track as they play in the MHL cup this upcoming week in a first round matchup with Xaverian.

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