Hockey

The U19 and U16 All Star games Sunday marked the end of the 2017 New England Fall Prep Season. Both games were highly competitive and required empty net goals for the respective winners. U16 Blue defeated U16 White 3-1 in the early game before U19 White defeated U19 Red 7-5.

U19 Highlights

Phillips Exeter's Andrew Seaman takes a pass from Patrick Ault in the neutral zone, uses his speed to the outside and is able to sneak one short side to give Red a 1-0 lead.

Sean Wrenn of Nobles extended the Red lead when he caught a Greg McGunigle point shot in front, made a quick move to his forehand and was able to slide one into the empty net.

White battled back and evened things up when John Pigott of Tilton was able to corral a loose puck in front and send a back hander upstairs.

Wrenn then scored his second of the night to give Red a 3-2 lead. A Bobby Murray shot from the circle dropped at the top of crease where Wrenn was waiting to tap it home.

Holderness' Kevin Pitts had a nice individual rush where he was able to beat a d-man to the middle of the ice and beat the goaltender low glove side to bring White back even.

The final 10 minutes saw a flurry of goals and several lead changes, beginning with Phillips Exeter's Paddy Bogart taking a Cam Schmitt feed to his back hand and sliding it home to give White a 4-3 lead.

Red answered when Gregory McGunigle of Holderness one timed home a nice pass through the seam by Dante Maribito.

Alex Rivet then took a one touch pass from Sam Stone in the neutral zone and was able to split the D and finish off a breakaway making it 5-4 Red.

Bogart answered 30 seconds later, when he finished a back door feed from Kyle Jadatz.

Later that shift, Jadatz slid it to Bogart on the goal line, who threw it on net where Peter Scheschareg was able to jump on the rebound and finish what turned out to be the game winning goal.

Final: White 7 v Red 5

U18 Highlights

Brooks' Parker Sondag was camped out in front to tip home a Jeremy Abraham feed to give Blue a 1-0 lead in the First.

White answered minutes later when Joe Solimine found Sam Telsey on the back door, and was able to flip a backhander in to the open net.

Aliesha Song of Phillips Exeter scored on a 2-0 rush late in the game to make it 2-1 setting up an exciting finish. With one minute left and White's goalie pulled, a bouncing puck found White's Joe Schubert on the back door. His back hander appeared to be heading in to tie the score but Groton's Tristan Mecenas made a sprawling glove save to preserve the win for Blue.

Final: Blue 3 v White 1

 

 

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