Hockey Team Wraps up 2017 5th in New England

Since our last update, the boys of winter have enjoyed an impressive hot streak, compiling a 7-1-2 record. Big results include a 1-1 tie with #1 ranked Lawrence, a 5-4 OT win against Rivers, a 1-0 win against rival St. Sebastian’s, and a 2-0 win against #7 ranked Thayer. Captains Sam Hesler and Christian O’Neill have continued to lead the team in scoring, forwards Peter O’Connell, Andrew Holland, and Joe Goguen have stepped up to fill vacancies due to a few injuries, Connor Hopkins has excelled in net, and defenders Brendan Rocha and Mike Armstrong have held down the fortress.

Belmont Hill wrapped up their 2016-2017 campaign this past Wednesday afternoon in the Elite 8 Quarterfinals, the tournament for the top 8 New England Prep Hockey teams. Unfortunately, the boys seeded #5, dropped a tightly-contested 3-1 decision away at #4 seed Rivers. The team finished with a 20-6-4 record and as the #5 prep team in New England, returning Belmont Hill Hockey to its rightful place as one of the best teams in the region. Thank you to seniors Sam Hesler (C), Christian O’Neill (C), Jonathan Folsom (C), Michael Armstrong, Brendan Rocha, Evan Daddario, Peter O’Connell, Kyle Maxwell, and Zachary Shpilner for your leadership and commitment, and we all wish you good luck in college and beyond.

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