Hollis Brookline Sports Talk
Cavalier Squirts top Reading
Coming off last week’s win over Brookline, the Cavaliers came back strong with an 8-5 win over Reading in Valley League play.The Cavs were bolsterd by the return of defenseman Michael Spinazzola, who was out four weeks with a broken foot, and scored five goals in the first seven minutes of play.
The first came just a minute in when the Reading goaltender misread a Nick Bono shot on goal from behind the red line. Thirty seconds later Joe Rodwell put a second on the board firing a shot just under the goalie’s glove.
Just two minutes after the second goal Bono managed to feed Jesse Gertz, who scored the third goal. A few minutes later, Gertz used his speed to break up the boards with the puck and eventually Kevin Sullivan was left free in the slot to convert Gertz’s feed with a backhand shot for a 4-0 lead.
The Cavs finished their scoring on a Chase Devins goal from the faceoff circle, assisted by Matt Choate.
Cavaliers goaltender Cavan Quinn held Brookline scoreless until 28 seconds left in the opening period when Tristan Moreau of Reading made a great off angle shot to just squeak in the corner of the net.
Reading perked up in the second period putting another two goals on the board, but the Cavaliers were able to answer each of those with their own when Gertz and Bono scored their second of the game each.
Matching goals continued in the third period, but Reading wasn’t able to gain any ground. With just a minute left in regulation, Nick Fortier welcomed Spinazzola back by setting him up with a pass that Spinazzola turned into his first goal of the season.
Cavaliers Squirt AA2 keep winning
The Southern New Hampshire Cavaliers AA2 put up another big win against the Haverhill Thunder 7-2.
The Haverhill offense got off to a quick start with a goal that found an opening under goalie Matt D’Ortona’s stick. The Cavaliers bounced right back, though, with the offensive line of Aiden Rowe, Will Dodge and Jack Conmy. Dodge broke over the blue line, beat one defenseman to set up a quick snap shot by Rowe to tie the game 1-1. Just minutes later. Ryan Bizier scored on a power play, rushing the puck and scoring short side for a 2-1 Cavs lead. Late in the first period, the Cavs’ Ryan Kelley broke up a play at his blue line, leading Dodge in to end the first 3-1.
In the second period forwards Jonathan Childs, Flood, and Bizier continued to pressure the Thunder in their own end. Flood scored his first of two, assisted by Bizier to make it 4-1. Cavalier defensemen Bryson Giersch, Thomas Cahill and Matthew MacBean frustrated the Thunder’s offense on each of their shifts. After the Thunder cut the lead to 4-2. Still on the power play, the Cavaliers came back strong play from linemen Jayke Lacasse, Bizier and Flood. Lacasse set himself up as a screen, allowing Bizier to work the puck to Flood, who scored to put the Cavaliers back up by three.
In the third period, Cahill and Rowe combined for the sixth goal of the game as Cahill threaded a pretty pass through the neutral zone to Rowe, who scored high glove side. Isaac Windsor finished the Cavaliers scoring with a wicked wrist shot off a rebound.
HB looking for coach
Hollis Brookline High School has an immediate opening for the position of JV boys basketball coach. All interested applicants should go to www.sau41.org/ and click on human resources for an application through applitracks.
Milford Turkey Chase
The Milford High School boys and girls track teams will hold the fifth Turkey Chase 5K at 10 a.m. on Nov. 22, starting at the Milford Middle School. Cost is $20 per adult runner or walker and $15 for anyone under 19. All proceeds benefit the high school track teams. For more information, contact Coach Wright at 661-8180 or firstname.lastname@example.org, or register at g2racereg.webconnex.com/turkey5k2014.
There will be a free lacrosse clinic at the Hampshire Dome in Milford from 10 a.m.-noon on Nov. 29 for girls in grades 2-8. To register, go to www.GSE-Sports.com.