Methuen Rangers Girls Ice Hockey '14-'15

Record-shattering Conway career comes to close

NORTH BILLERICA — It should take a whole lot to impress Amanda Conway considering the Methuen-Tewksbury star scored a state record 86 goals this winter. So Burlington forward Kelly Browne should feel special knowing she greatly impressed Conway here Friday. “She phenomenal,” Conway said. “Her shot’s a cannon. I’ve never seen a shot that fast in girls hockey. She (has) a better shot than I do.” Fans at Friday’s Division 2 quarterfinal contest between Tewksbury-Methuen and Burlington witnessed the Conway vs. Browne Show. The No. 1 vs. No 2. goal-scorers in the state. Both girls starred, scoring four goals apiece. But it was the freshman Browne’s squad which prevailed. No. 12 Burlington completed the 6-4 upset here at the Chelmsford Forum to advance to the semifinals. Fourth-seeded Tewksbury-Methuen’s season ended in a 15-4-1 record. These two teams never met during the regular season so it was the first time Conway ever played against Browne, who now has 54 goals this winter. The two played for the same club but at a different age level. “It’s a battle obviously just trying to get out there every shift with her so I can cover her,” Conway said. “That’s my job on my team is to cover her. She played a (heck) of a game. She’s a good player. I kind of hope they win (the tourney).” Conway, a Methuen High senior, might be headed for a post-graduate year at Worcester Academy. She’s still waiting to hear from admissions. Asked about her sensational career, she replied, “I’m happy with what I’ve done. I mean, I wish I could have done more, but whatever happens, happens. You’ve just got to go with it. “I think we did everything we could. There’s not much more we can (do). We tried our best.” Julia Swarbrick scored Burlington’s other two goals. Swarbrick gave her team a 4-3 edge with 1:09 remaining in the second period and with three seconds left on a power play. The Red Rangers tried to clear the puck but Swarbrick caught the puck at the blue line, dropped it to the ice and drilled in a slap shot. “That was a great shot,” Conway said. “(Goalie) Kaia (Hollingsworth) didn’t even see it so I don’t expect her to stop that. I don’t know, I guess I could have blocked it but there’s only so much you can do.” Conway tied it early in the third period but Swarbrick made it 5-4 and then Browne scored an empty netter to seal it. Red Rangers coach Arianna Rigano enjoyed watching the Conway vs. Browne Show. “It was phenomenal matchup,” Rigano said. “It’s like when either one of those girls have the puck, no matter who’s around them, no matter how many defenders are against them, you know they’re kind of capable of anything.”

Conway’s Career 204 career goals: 2nd state history; 1st Colleen Sanborn (Woburn ‘05) 206 5 vs. 3: Sanborn played 5 years, Conway played 3 86: Goals this year, a state record 66: Old girls mark, set by Conway last year 81: Boys record set by Pittsfield’s P.J. Murphy in 1976 Source: Masshshockey.com

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Girls Ice Hockey, 03/06/15 » 0 Comments & 0.0 Stars

Hollingsworth 33 saves

Amanda Conway had the hat trick including an empty netter with about two minutes left to seal it as Tewksbury-Methuen beat Fontbonne 3-1 in the Division 1 first round. The late goal came from inside her own blue line. Kaia Hollingsworth, the 7th grade goalie, made 33 saves and was "absolutely phenomenal," said Red Ranger coach Arianna Rigano. She stopped a breakaway shortly before Conway's clincher. Defensively Kat LeFebre and Niamh Cote "played high minutes and were outstanding."

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Girls Ice Hockey, 02/28/15 » 0 Comments & 0.0 Stars

Six for Conway


Amanda Conway scored six more goals, giving her 77 on the year, as Methue/Tewksbury's girls hockey team whipped Concord-Carlisle 9-1.

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Girls Ice Hockey, 02/16/15 » 0 Comments & 0.0 Stars

Methuen's Conway breaks own state scoring mark

Tewksbury-Methuen's Amanda Conway scored seven goals Wednesday in an 8-2 win over Boston Latin to break her own single-season state girls hockey record.
The Methuen High senior now has 67 goals, one more than last winter.  And she has at least four games left ... 3 regular season then the state tourney.
The Red Rangers improved to 11-3-1.
Conway has one more major record in her sights. The state career record, according to masshshockey.com, is 206 by Colleen Sanborn, a 2005 Woburn High grad. Of course, she did it in four years while the Tewksbury-Methuen coop team has only been around for three years. Still, Conway has 185 goals (52, 66, 67).
Third-year assistant coach Dan Merry filled in last night for head coach Arianna Rigano, who had to work at her school's parent-teacher conference.
Merry said of Conway, "She has tremendous hands to go along with tremendous speed. Her third attribute is her battery. Her energy. She could almost play the entire game."
When you put up those improbable scoring numbers, she couldn't be playing defense, right?
Merry quickly shot down that theory.
"She makes a concerted effort to play defense, too. Absolutely she plays defense."
When asked if Conway showed anything new Wednesday, Merry said, "Pretty much every game she's done something I've never seen before from here. Every game she does something a little different, a little new."
Merry said don't overlook her leadership either.
"The coaches would agree is the best thing is how she has grown as a person," said Merry. "She's a two-year captain. And it's a very, very young team with a lot of 6th graders and 7th graders."

Goals in a season
Name School Year Goals
Amanda Conway Tewks-Methuen 2015 67
Amanda Conway Tewks-Methuen 2014 66
Brittany Lyons Canton 2008 60

Career Goals
Name School Grad Goals
Colleen Sanborn Woburn 2005 206
Sara York Watertown 2002 203
Brittany Lyons Canton 2008 196
Brittani Lanzilli St. Mary's 2014 187
Amanda Conway Tewks-Methuen 2015 185

Source: masshshockey.com

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Girls Ice Hockey, 02/11/15 » 0 Comments & 0.0 Stars

Conway, Curley shine

Tewksbury-Methuen dumped Weston-Wayland 9-2. Amanda Conway tallied five more goals while Hayley McCarthy and Carolyn Curley added two each and Curley also picked up three assists. 

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Girls Ice Hockey, 02/05/15 » 0 Comments & 0.0 Stars

Conway scores 8 more


The beat goes on for Methuen/Tewksbury star Amanda Conway. She had eight goals late Saturday night, giving her 51 on the year, in a 9-2 victory over Lincoln-Sudbury. With the eight goals — coming just two weeks after her state-tying nine goals in a game — now gives her 201 career points. 

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Girls Ice Hockey, 01/31/15 » 0 Comments & 0.0 Stars

4 for Conway

Amanda Conway scored four goals as Tewksbury-Methuen doubled up on Central Catholic 6-3. Amanda Mambro and Kat LeFebre also scored in the win.

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Girls Ice Hockey, 01/29/15 » 0 Comments & 0.0 Stars

Hughes Family

Caroline Hughes scored four goals, two assisted by her sister Jillian, and Andover beat Tewksbury-Methuen 5-3. Jess Leone, Emma Plourde and Krystal Brighton helped hold T-M scoring machine Amanda Conway to two goals.

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Girls Ice Hockey, 01/23/15 » 0 Comments & 0.0 Stars

Conway keep scoring

Amanda Conway continued to post stunning numbers with six goals as Tewksbury/Methuen rolled over Weston 10-5.

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Girls Ice Hockey, 01/21/15 » 0 Comments & 0.0 Stars

Conway ties state mark with 9 goals

Tewksbury-Methuen coach Arianna Rigano said Amanda Conway didn't seem extra motivated after she was shutout Wednesday.
Extra motivation or not, Conway had the game of her life Saturday against Concord-Carlisle. She scored nine, count 'em, nine goals to tie Andrea Ciarletta of Watertown High's 12-year-old state record.
It was a strange game as the Red Rangers led 3-0 then trailed 4-3 before cruising to the 12-6 win over Concord-Carlisle.
The Methuen High senior had two goals in the first period, a stunning five in the second and two more in the third, the last one coming with 6:33 to play. She had some more shots after that but didn't convert.
"That's very, very, very impressive," said Rigano. "It does surprise me, but it doesn't. She's such a hard worker and so skilled. She's a goal-scorer."
As for being held off the scorebook in the 0-0 tie against Haverhill-Pentucket-North Andover, Rigano said, "Every game she plays hard. I don't think it matters how the previous game went."
Conway had all her vast skills on display against struggling Concord-Carlisle, which dropped to 1-7.
Rigano said, "She had a couple wrist shots and some really good moves on the goalie. She had a couple she used her speed and stickhandling skills."
Conway now has 31 goals in 10 games, slightly above last year's pace when she set the state girls scoring mark of 66 in 22 games.
Conway now has 149 goals since Tewksbury-Methuen went varsity her sophomore season.

Single-Game Scoring
Goals Name Team Year
9 Amanda Conway Tewksbury-Methuen 2015
9 Andrea Ciarletta Watertown 2003
7 Amanda Conway Tewksbury-Methuen 2015
7 Amanda Conway Tewksbury-Methuen 2013
7 Andrea Ciarletta Watertown 2003 (2x)
7 Heather Divito Arlington 2000
7 Lauren O'Connor Everett 2004
7 Molly Connolly Wellesley 2011

Source: Masshockey.com

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