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Mass. High Schools: Somerville Hockey Returns To MIAA Tournament

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The Somerville varsity boys’ ice hockey team is headed back to the postseason for the first time since the 2012-13 season. (PHOTO: Matt Noonan)

By Matt Noonan | @MattyNoonz11

For the first time since the 2012-13 season, the Somerville boy’s ice hockey team is heading back to the Massachusetts Interscholastic Athletic Association (MIAA) state tournament, thanks to a 7-1 win last night over Everett on the opening day of the Mulloy Tournament.

With their six-goal win last night, the Highlanders improve to 8-6-5 overall to clinch the program’s first winning season since posting a 10-7-4 mark during the 2012-13 season.

Reaching the postseason has been a goal for third-year coach Kevin Wilson, who knew his team had a chance to clinch a playoff berth following an impressive 5-2 win last week over Hamilton-Wenham, which was highlighted by senior Chris DeSousa‘s 100th varsity point.

“They are all hard workers and have been busting their butts all week and all year long,” said Wilson when discussing his team’s desire to achieve its preseason goal of reaching the postseason this winter.

“This was a goal we all wanted,” he added.

Wilson came close to guiding the Highlanders to a postseason appearance last winter, but the Highlanders struggled down the stretch and finished five points shy of the 20-point mark, which would have secured them a spot in the MIAA D2 North Tournament.

One year later, Wilson and his crew are headed to the postseason, thanks to some impressive performances over the past few weeks.

Somerville is scheduled to compete against Essex Tech on Wednesday, February 20th in the Mulloy Tournament Championship – the game will be held at Allied Veterans Rink in Everett at 7 p.m. – before beginning hopefully a lengthy postseason journey next week.

Similar to Somerville, Essex Tech also secured a spot in the postseason last night with a 3-0 win over Northeast, which was highlighted by Chris Masta‘s 100th career point (two goals, one assist) in a Hawks uniform.


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NEC High Schools: Boy’s Ice Hockey Top 10 Week Two Poll (Dec. 31st)

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By NEC High Schools | @NEC_HighSchools

It has been a BUSY few weeks since we unveiled our initial Northeastern Conference (NEC) boy’s ice hockey poll two weeks ago, but now it is time to share our week two poll of the 2018-19 season, which once again finds Marblehead in the top spot. The Headers moved to 6-0 overall with some impressive wins recently over third-ranked Gloucester (8-3), Westfield (3-1) and Danvers (2-1).

Marblehead will look to continue its early season momentum later this week, especially on Saturday against second-ranked Winthrop. After falling to Falmouth (Maine) by a score of 3-1, the Vikings rebounded with a 5-4 win over fifth-ranked Lynn. Winthrop will face-off against eighth-ranked Medford on Wednesday – the Mustangs cracked the poll for the first time this season with an impressive 7-3 win over ninth-ranked Beverly. We’ll certainly keep our eyes on the Mustangs going forward.

Make sure to stay connected with us on Twitter by following @NEC_HighSchools, while also tossing a follow to @NoontimePuck, which is keeping you updated on the New England hockey world.


NEC High Schools: Boy’s Ice Hockey Week Two Poll (Dec. 31st, 2018)

1. Marblehead

6-0, 2-0 NEC North

Previously No. 1 

2. Winthrop 

4-2, 1-0 NEC North

Previously No. 8 

3. Gloucester 

4-2-1, 2-0 NEC South

Previously No. 3 

4. Danvers 

1-1-2, 1-1-1 NEC North

Previously No. 2

5. Lynn 

2-2-1, 1-1-1 NEC South

Previously No. 6 

6. Saugus

1-2-2, 0-0-1 NEC North

Previously No. 5 

7. Swampscott 

2-3-1, 1-2 NEC South

Previously No. 7

8. Medford 

1-2, 1-2 NEC North

Previously Not Ranked

9. Beverly 

1-3-1, 1-1-1 NEC North

Previously No. 4

10. Somerville 

1-2-2, 1-0-1 NEC South

Previously No. 10

On the Rise: Everett (3-3, 0-1 NEC South) and Revere/Malden (0-5-1, 0-1-0 NEC South) 


Previous Polls: Week One 


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NEC Boy’s Ice Hockey: Games To Watch In December

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By NoontimeSports.com | @NoontimeSports & @NoontimePuck 

The end of December can be a busy time in the high school hockey world, which is why we have decided to highlight some Northeastern Conference (NEC) boy’s ice hockey games to watch over the next few weeks – there are lot of great match-ups, so hopefully you can attend one of them or at least follow along on social media.

Make sure to stay connected with the NEC High Schools on Twitter by following @NEC_HighSchools.


Watertown vs. Saugus (Wednesday, Dec. 19th | 4 p.m.): After recording a pair of ties in its first two contests, one has to think that these Sachems will find a way into the win column Wednesday when they skate against Watertown. Look for Joe Cross, CJ Graffeo and Anthony Cogliano to lead the Red and White in this one.

Somerville vs. Everett (Wednesday, Dec. 19th | 7:30 p.m.): The Highlanders rallied to tie the Lynn Jets in its season-opener, thanks to an impressive six point performance by Jeremy Procter. But despite their recent outcome against Latin Academy – the Highlanders fell to the Dragons, 3-2 – Somerville should find a way into the win column against their neighbors. Everett enters Wednesday’s tilt 2-1 overall, thanks to back-to-back wins over East Boston.

Danvers vs. Marblehead (Saturday, Dec. 22nd | 1:40 p.m.): This is always a must-see, must watch game, which will be taking place at the Bourque Arena at Endicott College. The Headers recently cracked the win column with a 4-1 victory over Medford earlier this month and should enter the marquee tilt with a second win against Weymouth when the two teams meet on Wednesday. Danvers will look to erase the memories of a 2-2 tie with Peabody from last week with hopefully a win over Medford on Wednesday before turning their attention to Marblehead.

Beverly vs. Gloucester (Wednesday, Dec. 26th | 6 p.m.): Derek Hopkins and EJ Field will be just two of many players to watch for Gloucester as the Fishermen will attempt to tame the Panthers in an opening round Cape Ann Savings Bank Tournament contest. Beverly netminder Jack ten Hope will also be a player to watch in this one, as well.

Lynn vs. Swampscott (Wednesday, Dec. 26th | 6 p.m.): The Jets and Big Blue will meet on the opening day of the Lynn Christmas Tournament in what should be a great early season match-up. The winner will face Essex Tech-Northeast in Thursday’s championship. Let’s see how the Big Blue defense does with containing Lynn’s Brian Clougherty and John DiFilippo. Swampscott’s Conor Donovan should certainly be a factor in this game, as well – look for the junior forward to set-up a few goal scoring opportunities.

Essex Tech vs. Revere/Malden (Saturday, Dec. 29th | 12 p.m.): It has been a tough start for the Patriots, who struggled against both Bourne and Dartmouth earlier this month – they face-off against Swampscott on Wednesday before competing in the First Responders Cup against Methuen on Wednesday, December 26th. But no matter what happens in their next few contests, this should hopefully be a game that provides Revere/Malden with a spark heading into their early January clash with Somerville.

Winthrop vs. Lynn (Saturday, Dec. 29th | 1:30 p.m.): The Vikings are off to a good start – they have recorded recent wins over Portland (Maine) and Northeast – but despite falling to Mansfield last Saturday, they should regain some momentum heading into this NEC North vs. NEC South match-up. The Vikings will need to defend Lynn’s Brian Clougherty, who netted four goals against Somerville.


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NEC High Schools: Boy’s Ice Hockey Top 10 Week One Poll (Dec. 17th)

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By NEC High Schools | @NEC_HighSchools

Another season of high school hockey has begun here in Massachusetts, which means it is time to unveil our first Northeastern Conference (NEC) boy’s ice hockey poll, which finds Marblehead in the top spot followed by Danvers (second) and Gloucester (third).

We are very excited to produce a weekly poll through Noontime Sports every week, so make sure to circle back every Monday and see who earned our top spot, as well as what teams moved-up or down.

Similar to the other Noontime Sports polls, we will also highlight teams that are ‘on the rise.’ This week, we have two teams to watch: Everett and Revere/Malden.

Make sure to stay connected with us on Twitter by following @NEC_HighSchools, while also tossing a follow to @NoontimePuck, which is keeping you updated on the New England hockey world.


NEC High Schools: Boy’s Ice Hockey Week One Poll (Dec. 17th, 2018)

1. Marblehead  2-0, 1-0 NEC North
2. Danvers  0-0-1, 0-0-1 NEC North
3. Gloucester  2-0-1, 1-0-0 NEC North
4. Beverly  0-0-1, 0-0-1 NEC North
5. Saugus  0-0-2, 0-0-1 NEC North
6. Swampscott  1-1, 0-1 NEC South
7. Lynn 0-0-1, 0-0-1 NEC South
8. Peabody  0-0-1, 0-0-1 NEC North
9. Winthrop  2-1, 0-0 NEC North
10. Somerville  0-0-1, 0-0-1 NEC South

On the Rise: Everett (2-1, 0-0 NEC South) and Revere/Malden (0-2, 0-0 NEC South)


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Football Friday Notebook: Duxbury’s Roberts Stars In Season-Opener

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By NoontimeSports.com | @NoontimeSports 

Welcome to Football FridayNoontime Sports Fans and Friends!

Today, we kick-off a brand new season of high school football here in Massachusetts – sure, it may have started last night, but today marks the official start of Friday Night Lights 2018.

In addition to the return of Friday Night Lights, the New England Patriots will officially begin their season on Sunday when they host the Houston Texans at Gillette Stadium.

So, with a jam-packed weekend ahead, let’s get this Football Friday started with some news and links from around the New England football world!


High School Football Links


10 Massachusetts High School Game Predictions

Every week, we will dish out a few games we will be following from the high school football world, as well as our picks, too! 

Milton over Belmont
Somerville over Peabody
Arlington over Cambridge
Lynn Classical over Medford
Bedford over Burlington
Everett over Xaverian Bros.
Melrose over Malden
Lynn English over Beverly
Matignon/St. Joseph’s over Minuteman
Catholic Memorial over St. Joh’s (Shrewsbury)


New England D3 Football: Friday Night Lights Schedule

Mass. Maritime Academy at SUNY Maritime, 7 p.m.
Bridgewater State at Endicott College, 7 p.m.
Anna Maria at Nichols College, 7 p.m.
MIT at Curry College, 7 p.m. 


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