Sunday, January 12, 2014

Hockey Takes on BC High, Falls Short in OT, 3-2

If this were, say, the mid-to-late 1970's, yesterday's matchup between two of the top hockey teams in the Northeast, Hendricken and Boston College High School, would have been seen as a potential preview of the finals in the New England Championships. Unfortunately, the days when that great tournament of the six state champions are long gone and hard to find, so we have to occasionally satisfy ourselves with a non-league matchup of different regional powers.

Yesterday was no disappointment.
The Providence Journal's slideshow from yesterday's game can be seen HERE.

Our guys showed that they're every bit one of the top few teams in New England, the result of taking a 2-0 lead against Massachusetts state power BC High but eventually falling short in overtime, 3-2. Both of the Hawks' goals came off the stick of sophomore Jamie Armstrong, who netted power-play goals in both the first and second periods. BC High put the finishing touch on the intense contest about four minutes into the five-minute overtime period. As yesterday was a non-league contest, the Hawks remain unbeaten, with an overall record of 7-0-2. They'll be in action again next week at Coventry. Game time is 6:00 pm.