Hollis Brookline Sports Talk


Squirt Blue wins two

The Cavaliers first won a shootout over Framingham, Mass., 13-7 behind Nate Bizier’s six goals and three assists. Other scoring came from Andrea Ducharme (hat trick, assist), Matthew D’Ortona (seven assists), Will Dodge (two goals and an assist), Ryan Bizier (goal, assist), Thomas Cahill (goal) and Aidan Rowe with an assist. Ben Foley got the win in net.

The Cavs then topped Newburyport, Mass., 3-1.

The second game of the weekend was a defensive matchup against Newburyport. The strong blue line presence of Matthew MacBean and Thomas Cahill kept the Newbury offense away from Foley while Nate Bizier scored on a rebound off of a D’Ortona shot to put the Cavs on top 1-0 late in the first period.

Newburyport quickly tied the game on a power play. With the game tied forwards Ryan Kelley, Dodge and Ryan Bizier kept the pressure on Newburyport, during a quick line change an errant Newburyport pass was picked up by a pinching Cahill sending Ducharme in for the 2-1 lead.

The Cavs topped off the scoring with a Ethan Gaffney goal, assists going to D’Ortona, Nate Bizier and Ducharme.

Cavs Squirt 2 White

The Cavaliers Squirt 2 White team advance to and defeated in quarterfinal round of Casco Bay Tournament in Portland, Maine, over the weekend.

The Cavaliers defeated the Casco Bay Squirts to start the tournament, 6-3. The Cavs came out very strong in the first period with Matt Choate assisting both Kevin Sullivan and Jesse Gertz to quickly go ahead by two goals.

CB answered with a goal of their own to start the second period, but Gertz scored his second of the game, assisted by Chase.

CB cut the lead to 2-1 but just as the period was winding down, Sullivan also scored his second of the game on a pass from defenseman Sal Vella to add to the Cavs lead.

With a minute left to play, the Mariners pulled their goalie and pressured Cavs goaltender Ryan McInnis. With about 30 seconds left to play, Gertz cleared the zone allowing Matthew Choate to break through the defense and put the insurance goal into the back of the net.

In the second game of round robin play, the Cavs topped the Maine Junior Black Bears, 6-0, thanks in part to the defense provided by Sal Vella, Michael Spinazzola and Chase Devins.

The Cavaliers came out strong offensively in the first period with an unassisted goal by Vella, a pair by Ty Soule and a fourth by Kevin Sullivan assisted by Soule. Sullivan and Soule put up another pair of goals in the third period,assisted by Evan Doughty.

The Cavs tied the undefeated U12 Casco Bay girls team 2-2 in the final game of round robin play. After a scoreless first period, Sullivan scored with an assist from Choate to cap off consistent Cavs pressure. CB tied the game and went ahead 2-1 late in the third before Jacob Roy scored with 40 seconds left to create the tie.

The Cavs ended up losing in a rematch with the CB girls in the quarterfinals, 1-0, thanks to a second period defensive lapse. Devins, Spinazzola and Vella all played well, as did McInnis in net.


Coaches wanted

The Hollis Brookline Jr. Cavaliers Football and Cheer Athletic Program is currently seeking applications for all levels of football and cheer coaching positions. These positions include head coaches, assistant coaches and junior demonstrators. If interested, please visit www.hbjrcavs.com to complete the application. For football related questions, contact Chris Lones, football director, at chris.coach@yahoo.com, and for cheer coaching questions, contact Robin Giaconia, cheer coordinator, at argiaconia@yahoo.com.


Spring openings available

Hampshire FC has limited openings on its boys and girls U10-U19 spring soccer teams. The teams are open to players from any town.

Hampshire FC is also now accepting registrations for the tots and EDP spring programs. For more information, go to www.amherst

soccerclub.com or contact Lisa Davidson at treasurer@amherstsoccerclub.com or 654-5276.