Prior to Austin Prep’s 2-1 win over St. John’s Prep in the Super 8 semifinals Wednesday, the team received a special visit from a handful of former players, including Ross Gaudet , who won a national championship at Boston University in 2009.
“He told them, as much as he enjoyed Boston University, his special moments were high school hockey,” said AP coach Louis Finocchiaro . “And to cherish them and believe in yourselves. And we tell all our guys to believe in themselves.
“We’re a good enough team to play and win hockey games and to win this tournament. That’s our goal.”
Austin Prep will play Malden Catholic Sunday at 6 p.m. at the TD Garden with a chance to become the seventh school to win the Super 8 in the 23-year history of the tournament.
Jennings is player of week
John Jennings , the St. John’s Prep standout from Danvers and senior at Colby College, was named the New England Small College Athletic Conference Men’s Lacrosse Player of the Week on Monday. Jennings scored five goals in an 11-10 overtime win over Amherst last Saturday.
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