Andover Golden Warriors Boys Ice Hockey '15-'16

Andover battles to OT, but Northeastern commit ends their run

WOBURN — For more than three periods, Andover boys hockey was every bit the match of a Reading squad that lost just three times in the regular season and made the Super 8 play-in.

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Boys Ice Hockey, 03/05/16 » 0 Comments & 0.0 Stars

Andover wins


Another Andover shutout

Andover's boys hockey team shut out Waltham for the third time this year, 1-0 in the Division 1 North first round. Caeden Dillman scored the only goal with nine seconds left in the second period on an assist from Michael Reilly. Zach laramie had 19 saves for the Warriors (13-5-2), who face Reading Saturday at a time and place to be determined.

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Boys Ice Hockey, 03/02/16 » 0 Comments & 0.0 Stars

Devastating loss

Andover led 3-0 but Triton roared back and scored the equalizer with 47 seconds left. The Vikings (9-9-2) then won the Newburyport Bank Bresnahan Division title game in the shootout.

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Boys Ice Hockey, 02/19/16 » 0 Comments & 0.0 Stars

First for McHardy

Andover senior Pat McHardy scored his first varsity goal as the Golden Warriors beat Newton North 4-2 in the Newburyport Bank Tournament.

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

Laramie, Bulluche heroics give Andover upset of Central

LAWRENCE — As the final moment ticked off the clock, Zach Laramie was relying on total instincts.
Slide to his right for a spectacular pad save with 34 seconds left in the game.
Aggressively move up in the crease for a glove save with 24 seconds left.
Settle in and calmly cradle a slap shot from the point with his body with just 0:19 left.
Then, as the horn sounded, Laramie found himself flat on his back as the Andover High hockey team mobbed him.
"It was like a massive weight was lifted off of my shoulders," said the junior goalie. "Just awesome. We felt prepared, we were ready and we believed and got this huge victory."
Matt Belluche's blast from just inside the blue line found the back of the net to give Andover the lead with 11:15 to go in regulation, and Laramie was simply dominant making that stand up as the Golden Warriors upset archrival Central Catholic 1-0 on Saturday in front of roughly 1,000 fans jammed into the Valley Forum despite negative-2 degree temperatures.
"It's unbelievable," said Belluche. "What an effort by this team.  "I'm speechless. It is just such an incredible feeling that I will never forget."
The win marked the first for the Golden Warriors over Central since 2013, a 3-0 stunner.
"It means so much," said senior Nate Abbott. "We haven't beaten them in so long. The atmosphere was unbelievable. Since Day 1 of this season we had this Central game circled on our calendars, and to do it is just awesome."
The Golden Warriors improve to 10-5-2, and can play for the Merrimack Valley Conference Division 1 title on Feb. 22 when they host Acton-Boxboro. The Raiders fall to 13-6-1 and suffer a major hit to their Super 8 prospects.
"We are thrilled," said Andover coach Chris Kuchar. "This was a terrific effort. We have played some very good teams, but we are a very good team too and it's a thrill to beat our rival."
For the better part of two periods the rivalry battle was a goaltender dual between Laramie (24 saves) and Central freshman Matt Pasquale (38 saves).
Laramie would delivered huge saves. like his blocker stop from point blank or when he dove to his left to cover up a loose puck.
But Pasquale would be there to match him, making saves like his huge glove save on a 2-on-none breakaway.
"Matt and I train together and he is a terrific goalie," said Laramie. "He made some huge saves. But I had no idea we were going to be in that kind of battle."
Andover, however, would find a way to slip the winner in.
At 3:45 of the third, Belluche took a pass from Steven Shuhwerk and fired a slap shot into traffic. It bounced around and ended up in the net.
"The guys were screening the goalie," sad Belluche. "I just threw it on net. I didn't know if I scored or someone else, but it was a goal and that's what counts."
From there, Laramie continued to dominate, shutting down the Raiders until the final buzzer.
And he was treated to a dog pile in front of the net.
"Laramie played one of the best games I have ever seen," said Belluche. "He kept us in this game, especially at the end. He really saved us. And once we saw the puck on (Michael) Reilly's stick and he cleared it, it was the best feeling of my life."
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Boys Ice Hockey, 02/13/16 » 0 Comments & 0.0 Stars

Big win for Andover

Sophmore Caeden Dillman had himself a hat-trick, and goalie Zach Laramie recorded his fourth shutout of the season to lead Andover hockey to a 5-0 win Wednesday night. With the victory, the Golden Warriors have now pulled even with MVC North leading Central Catholic. The showdown is now set for Saturday, when the two teams will meet each other at Andover for a 5:40 p.m. puck drop.

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Boys Ice Hockey, 02/10/16 » 0 Comments & 0.0 Stars

Belluche's first

Sophomore defenseman Matthew Belluche scored his first varsity goal and Zach Laramie (20 saves) posted another shutout as Andover downed Waltham 4-0. Michael Reilly contribted two goals and an assist.

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Boys Ice Hockey, 01/23/16 » 0 Comments & 0.0 Stars

Warriors move into first

With Andover boys hockey's 3-1 win over Chelmsford on Wednesday, the Warriors are now tied for first with the Lions in the MVC 1 at 5-1-1 in league play. Caeden Dillman, Mike Reilly and Brendan Croston all scored in the win.

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Boys Ice Hockey, 01/20/16 » 0 Comments & 0.0 Stars

Another shutout


Andover's hockey team recorded its fourth straight shutout, this time with Drew Santos in goal, in a 5-0 shutout of North Andover. Tom Devaney had his first varsity goal for the Warriors (5-3-2) who had five different goal scorers.

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Boys Ice Hockey, 01/18/16 » 0 Comments & 0.0 Stars

Reilly, Andover roll

Michael Reilly scored one goal and assisted on Caeden Dillman's tally to help Andover best Westford Academy 2-0.

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Boys Ice Hockey, 01/13/16 » 0 Comments & 0.0 Stars
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