The St. Mary’s boys hockey team punched its ticket to the state tournament with a 6-0 win over Catholic Central League opponent Matignon Saturday night in Stoneham.
St. Mary’s has made 28 trips to the postseason in the last 29 seasons.
“That’s our first goal, to qualify for the state tournament,” St. Mary’s coach Mark Lee said. “I don’t know if we’re the first team in Division 1 to do it but we’re pretty close. I’m very proud of the first half of the season. We’ve played some challenging teams. Monday we play Hingham, one of the top teams in the state. We have to be ready to go.”
The Spartans featured six different goal scorers in Colby Magliozzi, Christian Moran, Nick Napolitano, Kyle Ouellette, Colin Reddy and Luke Sargent, who scored his first career varsity goal.
“I think that kind of sums up what we’re about,” Lee said. “We’re team-oriented with different guys every night helping out on the scoresheet. For us to be successful, we have to have a team effort. Tonight was an example. Everybody contributed.”
Goalies Joe Purtell and Owen Giangrande, who made his season debut, paired up for the shutout win. Purtell made 12 saves and Giangrande tallied four.
The Spartans (11-1) travel to Hingham Monday afternoon (4).
“That’s a tough place to play,” Lee said. “We’ll have to be at our best.”
Gloucester 6, Lynn 5
The Jets erased an early 3-0 deficit but fell short at Gloucester. Andrew Patrie scored four goals and Brian Clougherty scored one. Logging assists were John DiFilippo (three), Clougherty (one) and Owen Downey (one). Goalie Jack Gallant made 25 saves.
Lynn (7-3-1) has a key Northeastern Conference showdown with Swampscott Wednesday night (8:15) at Salem State.
“We played a terrible first period but the kids came back to play their heart out,” Jets coach Mike Roberts said. “It’s a tough one to swallow but we have to shake it off and get right back to it.”
Fenwick 3, Notre Dame (CT) 3
The Crusaders led 3-1 and outshout Notre Dame 42-19 but couldn’t come away with the win. Nick Muzi scored two goals and Diego Alvarez-Segee scored one. Fenwick goalie Jake Moniz tallied 16 saves.
Ethan Belt, Derek DelVecchio, Trey Deloury, Matt Moniz and Alex Michalec all played well.
The Crusaders (3-6-1) visit Saugus Monday (6).
“Sagus is a tough, scrappy team,” Fenwick coach Jim Quinlan said. “I know it’s going to be a battle because I’m from Saugus. Saugus is going to play us tough. They’re going to hit us. We have to be ready. We have continue what we’re doing and score some goals.”
Triton 4, Lynnfield 3
At Henry Graf Rink, the Pioneers fell one goal short in a Cape Ann League tilt. Lynnfield (6-4-2) takes on Pentucket Saturday night (7).
Fenwick 4, Oakmont 0
The Crusaders were led to victory with two goals from Lexi McNeil. Jill Mattucci and Emma Perry each scored one goal. Goalies Daphne Jalbert and Madison Davis paired up for the shutout win.
Fenwick (8-3) visits Wilmington Monday afternoon (1:30).
St. Mary’s 2, Archbishop Williams 0
At William P. Connery Rink, the Spartans skated to their eighth win of the season. Jenna Chaplain scored both goals. Megan Parthum and Makayla McGrath each had one assist. Goalie Lauren Vaccaro made 18 saves for her third shutout win.
St. Mary’s (8-1) travels to Lexington Monday afternoon (2).
St. John’s 48, Tewksbury 12
St. John’s 70, Whittier 3
The Eagles improved to 21-1 this season. Going 2-0 in their matches were Nick Curley (106 pounds), Adam Schaeublin (113), Alec Runnals (120), Ryan Garlitz (138), Matt Mitchell (145), Achilles Gikas (152), Marty Roach (160), Ben Shaw (170), Drew Leahy (182), Cole Collins (195) and Owen Gaffney (220).
Garlitz earned his 200th career victory.