The Bishop Fenwick boys hockey team made history Wednesday night, following the lead of the school’s girls hockey team. Fenwick, the No. 11 seed in the Division 1 North state tournament, rode a 33-save performance from senior goalie Jake Moniz to a 2-0 win over No. 6 Reading in the first round at Stoneham Arena. The win is Fenwick’s first state tournament victory in Division 1.
“Jake was phenomenal in net,” Fenwick coach Jim Quinlan said. “They were all over us in the first period. Jake made some big saves in the first period to keep it 0-0. We made some changes in the second period and got a goal off the bat. Jake made some big saves in the second period to keep it 1-0. They were all over us in the third period. Jake was the player of the game. He was focused.
“It was a great win for Fenwick hockey. It helps our program tremendously. They want to win and I’m proud of every single one of them.”
After a scoreless first period, the Crusaders found the back of the net in the early stages of the second period when Pat Roach lit the lamp to give them a 1-0 lead.
Fenwick held that lead the rest of the way, thanks to Moniz making key saves. The Crusaders iced the 2-0 victory when Ian Worthely scored an empty-netter with 14 seconds to play.
Fenwick advanced to the quarterfinal round, where the Crusaders will matchup against No. 3 Winchester Sunday (TBA).
“Winchester’s just like Reading,” Quinlan said. “They’re going to be fast, coming at us. We just have to play our game and stay disciplined.”
KIPP Academy 45, Minuteman 28
The No. 10 Panthers won their first ever MIAA state tournament game Tuesday night with a victory in the opening round of the Division 4 North bracket. Naudia Resnek led KIPP with 13 points, five rebounds and three steals. Tatiana Megie-Maddrey scored 11 points with five steals and four assists.
KIPP advanced to the quarterfinal round and earned a matchup with No. 2 Matignon Friday (7) at Medford High.