South: Boys’ hockey players and teams to watch
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Doncaster’s Top 10 Teams
1. Hingham (2-1); lost to St. John’s Prep 4-1
2. Archbishop Williams (1-1-1); lost to Springfield Cathedral 4-2
3. Braintree (3-1); beat Brookline 8-1
4. Walpole (3-0-1); tied Wellesley 0-0
5. Abington (4-0); beat Middleborough 4-2
6. Silver Lake (4-1); beat Foxborough 7-0
7. Whitman-Hanson (3-0-1); beat Rockland 2-1
8. Plymouth South (3-0); beat Dennis-Yarmouth 3-1
9. Rockland (2-1); lost to Whitman-Hanson 2-1
10. Duxbury (2-0-1); beat Pembroke 6-1
Peter Drowne, Bridgewater-Raynham: The senior goalie made 27 saves in defensive fight against St. Mary’s that ended as a 0-0 tie.
Nathan Littman, Abington: The goalie made 26 saves and didn’t allow Middleborough to score until the final minute of the 4-2 win.
Eddie Pratt, Xaverian: A hat trick in the third period was the key to a 9-7 victory over Mansfield.
Andy Reardon, Rockland: The junior scored the winning goal along with 3 additional points to propel Rockland to a 4-3 win over Cohasset.
Ryan Small, Whitman-Hanson: The senior goalie had 25 saves for the Panthers in a 5-1 win over Quincy.
Game of the Week
Hingham vs. Austin Prep, Christie Serino Christmas Classic, Friday, 4 2-1 Hingham takes on 1-0-1 Austin Prep. Hingham had a 17-6-2 record last season. Coach Louis Finocchiaro, who currently has a career record of 120-55-34 at Austin Prep. Two teams with successful histories will set the tone for the current season.
Coryn Doncaster can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org