Central Catholic Raiders Boys Ice Hockey '15-'16

Pasquale stars in net, but without Wise Central falls to BC High

LOWELL — Under the brightest lights, facing a seemingly constant attack, Central Catholic freshman Matt Pasquale was nothing short of outstanding.

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Boys Ice Hockey, 03/09/16 » 0 Comments & 0.0 Stars

Central Catholic earns Super 8 bid with dramatic win

BILLERICA — As Central Catholic freshman Sean Brown stood alone at center ice, with more than 1,500 sets of eyes firmly fixed on him, the man stationed 87 feet behind him knew exactly what was coming next.

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Boys Ice Hockey, 02/29/16 » 0 Comments & 0.0 Stars

Trick for Nadeau


Andrew Nadeau had the first hat trick of his career to pace Central Catholic to an impressive 5-1 victory over Catholic Memorial. Cam Gendron, just back  from an injury, had a goal and three assists for the Raiders (14-6-1).

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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

Giving mood

In Central Catholic's 4-2 win over Hingham, Jake Wise had two goals and two assists while Sean Brown and Andrew Nadeau each had a goal and two assists.

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

Central annihilates Acton

The Central Catholic boys hockey team rolled over Acton-Boxboro 10-0 on Wednesday. Andrew Nadaeu, Will Winship, Chad Thompson and Jake Wise all had two goals for the Raiders, and Thomas Manty and Sean Brown each scored as well.

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

Falls short


Central Catholic's hockey team gave malden Catholic, the No. 1-ranked team in the state, a good battle before falling short, 3-1. Sean Brown scored for the Raiders (6-4-1) on an assist from Jake Wise.

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

Goalie assist

Central Catholic goalie Matt Pasquale got in on the scoring action Wednesday night, recording an assist in the team's 3-0 win over Waltham. The freshman also had 14 saves in the shutout effort.

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

Penalties Hurt Central Catholic in 8-2 loss

NORTH ANDOVER- It's hard to be upbeat after a 8-2 defeat at the hands of B.C High, but Central Catholc head coach Mike Jankowski is confident with what he saw on the ice from his team.

"Overall we played pretty decently," said Jankowski. "Unfortunately we got the two majors and we were shorthanded for eight minutes. That's a good portion of the game in which you leave a team like that opportunities which they capitilized on."

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Boys Ice Hockey, 12/27/15 » 0 Comments & 0.0 Stars

Central stays unbeaten

Cam Gendron had two goals and Jake Wise had two assists as Central Catholic hockey beat Acton-Boxboro 5-1 to improve to 4-0 on the season.

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Boys Ice Hockey, 12/23/15 » 0 Comments & 0.0 Stars
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