Thursday, March 7, 2013
The Bulldogs couldn't find the net Wednesday night at Gallo Arena in Bourne
The Canton hockey team ended its season Wednesday night. The top-seeded Bulldogs were shutout, 2-0 against No. 4 Oliver Ames in the South Sectional Semi-Finals. Thankfully for OA, sophomore Jimmy Tierney was in net. "If I was younger, I’d stand on my head too and show you what he did," OA coach Jim Sullivan said. "That’s all I can say – that’s what he did. He stood on his head. He kept us in that game, as usual." Despite out-shooting OA, 36-24, Canton was unable to get the puck past Tierney once. Oliver Ames, on the other hand, found the net in the second period when senior defenseman Andrew Romans gave OA the lead with an assist from sophomore Tyler Provost. That was all the Tigers needed. "We had our chances and we just couldn’t bury …
Monday, April 30, 2012
A Plymouth District Court magistrate refused to issue charges against a high school hockey player who dealt a bone-crushing hit to another player during a game in January.
The parents of a Duxbury high school hockey player Tucker Hannon seeking assault charges against a Scituate player who delivered a hard check to their son that caused the boy to go flying to the ice and left him with a concussion will have to be happy with an apology from the young man who delivered the hit. Friday, a Plymouth District Court magistrate refused to issue charges against Alex Way, the Scituate High School player who delivered the hit. Hannon, 18, suffered a severe concussion on the play, causing him to miss the rest of the hockey season and five weeks of school. The hit occurred Jan. 7 during a game at The Bog Ice Arena in Kingston. “If this (check) was off the rink, on a public way, that is gross, negligent assault and …
Friday, March 2, 2012
Defeat ends great campaign for young Bulldog squad.
Nearly a minute after Belmont's Alexandra Cellucci's goal in sudden-death overtime gave the Belmont High School Marauder's a thrilling 5-4 victory over the Canton High Bulldogs Wednesday, Feb. 29, Bulldog's sophomore goaltender Emily Buckleysat slumped in her net as the Belmont team celebrated on their home ice. Buckley's disappointment letting in the winning goal was evident as several teammates were needed to prop her and skate her back to the bench. Yet as Canton's young head coach Kelly Rider said after the game, no one was stopping that shot. "It was the perfect shot," said Rider. Cellucci's goal, coming off a pin-point pass from linemate senior Caroline McCarthy on a two-on-one breakout, sends fifth-ranked Belmont to the …
Saturday, February 4, 2012
This Blue Hills Hockey player is a star on and off the ice.
ATHLETE OF THE WEEK: Josh Edwards - Junior NAME OF TEAM: Blue Hills Hockey Team WHAT THEY ARE SAYING: “In all of my years of coaching, Josh is one of the hardest working players I’ve ever seen. He has a work ethic second to none, and never stops battling in practice or during a game. He is a captain as a junior which shows the respect he has from his teammates. Even with all of his success he always wants to learn more and has a great attitude, is very coachable and a leader.” -Steve Woods, Blue Hills Hockey Team Head Coach WHY IS HE THE ATHLETE OF THE WEEK? The Blue Hills Hockey Team has been coached by Steve Woods for 14 years and is about to clinch its 14th consecutive Mayflower (Large) League title, led by Josh Edwards. For the past …
Thursday, January 5, 2012
In first meeting since last year's Div 2 South Sectionals, OA earns another upset over perennial Hock power Canton.
With revenge in mind after last year’s loss to Oliver Ames in the Division 2 South quarterfinals, the Canton High School hockey team was looking to retain its status as favorites in the Davenport Division That revenge didn't come to fruition, however, as OA handed Canton its first loss of the 2011-12 season with a 2-1 victory Wednesday night at ASIAF Rink in Brockton. OA is now 2-2 on the season (1-1 Hockomock League, 1-0 Davenport) while Canton drops to 3-1 (0-1 league/Davenport). “They came out to get us back and it just didn’t work out [for them],” said first-year OA Coach Jim Sullivan. “That’s a very good team they have and it was a great win for our program.” OA was undoubtedly the better team, but they also benefited from puck luck …
Sunday, April 24, 2011
Police departments play hockey for a cause.
Canton Police and Newton Police exchanged one uniform for another Thursday night as they took to the ice and faced off in a hockey match. The game looked to raise money for a cause and remember a close friend. The final score: Newton 6, Canton 5. During the match, the police departments sold tickets for a 50/50 raffle to benefit both Cops for Kids with Cancer as well as the family of a Newton Police officer who passed away with the disease. Joseph Kelly, who passed away from a form of stomach cancer two years ago at the age of 38, served as a police officer for seven years. He was in the Newton Department for five of the seven years, according to Newton Police Capt. Dennis Dowling, one of the event organizers. When Kelly passed away, he …
Wednesday, April 6, 2011
Canton hockey player first to win honor in 20 years.
Name: Alexander Bunick, Age 17 School: The Rivers School Key to Awesomeness: Competitive Team Player Accomplishments: Canton’s own Alex Bunick, a senior at The Rivers School in Weston, has earned the Independent School League’s (ISL) prestigious Flood Shield Award, and was named to the ISL’s All-League Honorable Mention team for ice hockey. Coaches from the 16 New England schools that make up the ISL name one Flood Shield Award recipient annually. Bunick said the last winner from his school was 20 years ago. Bunick had not been aware that Shawn McEachern, head coach for the boys varsity ice hockey team and “former NHL player… had nominated me” for the award that recognizes “enthusiasm, devotion and ability for the game of hockey,” he said…
Sunday, March 6, 2011
Local firefighters took part in the charity hockey game in Canton Saturday night.
On Saturday night, area firefighters, including members of the Canton Fire Department, hung up their bunker gear and sported some hockey skates to raise funds for Journey Forward in Canton. The Massachusetts Firefighters team faced off against the Boston Police team in the annual charity hockey game. All proceeds from the game go to Journey Forward, which provides care and physical therapy for those with spinal cord injuries.
Friday, March 4, 2011
Charity hockey game is Saturday night.
Like firefighters, hockey players often rush to help teammates in need. Saturday night, 20 area firefighters as well as 20 Boston Police officers will grab hockey sticks to support spinal cord injury victims. The Massachusetts Firefighters Hockey Club will play the Boston Police at 7 p.m. Saturday at Canton's Metropolis Skating Rink. Admission is free, but donations will be accepted, and will benefit Journey Forward, a Canton-based nonprofit that helps people "with spinal cord injuries, and they're told they'll never walk again," Canton Firefighter Jon Buckley, who organized the game, said. "I was on a call last year, and someone mentioned that we should do it because they make (patients) pay. So I started making some phone calls and …
Friday, February 25, 2011
Canton High cinched a win today against Melrose.
Although, the Canton High School Boys Hockey team had already clinched a Division-2 South Sectional State Tournament berth, the Hockomock League Cup Classic Crown and a Davenport (small schools) Division Title, the Bulldogs still felt that they needed a win in their last regular season game, hosting Melrose at Metropolis Rink Friday afternoon. A balanced offensive effort by Canton led to a 7-4 victory over the Red Raiders, from the tough Middlesex League. With the victory, Canton enters the post-season with a 15-3-2 overall record, gains at least a #2 seed, and continues to ride momentum into March Madness. “This game was still important for us because we needed to keep playing well and get everyone involved (six different goal scorers),” …