Central Catholic Raiders Boys Ice Hockey '08-'09

Central falls just short, eliminated from Super 8

Central's Michael Holland, right, goes to the air after being checked by Winchester's Sam Novicki during Central's 2-1 loss at Tsongas Arena in Lowell Saturday afternoon.7 Photos

LOWELL — Try as he might, Central Catholic’s Cam Fisichelli could not find the bright side.

“This was a tough, tough way to end a great season,” said the co-captain. “It is so tough to go out the way we did. This game will stay with us for a while.”

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Boys Ice Hockey, 03/07/09 » 0 Comments & 0.0 Stars

Central Catholic falls in shootout

LOWELL — It took overtime, a shootout and a disputed call for Central Catholic to suffer its first loss of the season.

After a feverous Raiders rally sent the game into overtime, Central Catholic saw a goal in the decisive shootout disallowed in its 3-2 loss (3-1 in the shootout) to Catholic Memorial in the second day of the Super 8 tournament.

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Boys Ice Hockey, 03/04/09 » 1 Comment & 0.0 Stars

MacPhee, Keller give Central Super 8 win

LOWELL — It was just textbook hockey.

“(Steve) Balsamo fired me a great pass,” said Conor MacPhee. “I had a wide-open shot and hit it low blocker side. I saw the fan section just go crazy, and it was just awesome.”

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Boys Ice Hockey, 03/01/09 » 0 Comments & 0.0 Stars

0 losses, 1 title

Brendan McCarron tied his season-high with two goals as Central Catholic finished off its undefeated regular season with a 4-3 win over Westford Academy. The win clinched the Merrimack Valley Conference/Dual Country League Division 1 title for the Raiders (15-0-7). Nick Leonard and freshman Tom Evangelista each added a goal for the winners. 

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Boys Ice Hockey, 02/20/09 » 0 Comments & 0.0 Stars

Goalie duel ends in draw for Central, Andover

Andover goaltender Kyle Bethiaume, in perfect posistion to make the play against Central. Andover came back to score a late goal in the 3rd to skate to a 1-1 tie against Central, at the Valley Forum. 3 Photos

LAWRENCE — If there were any lingering questions whether first-year varsity goalies Cam Keller of Central Catholic and Kyle Berthiaume of Andover were ready for the bigtime, they were answered yesterday afternoon.

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Boys Ice Hockey, 02/14/09 » 0 Comments & 0.0 Stars

Hold the phone

Central Catholic was firmly in control of Chelmsford, leading 4-2 in the third when the game was suspended due to a broken pane of glass in the rink. It is unclear when and if the game will be completed. Steve Balsamo scored a goal and assisted on another to lead the Raiders.

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Boys Ice Hockey, 02/11/09 » 0 Comments & 0.0 Stars

Freshman goalie nets assist

Central Catholic's 5-3 ice hockey victory over North Andover was not as dominating as one might expect, but it was a big day for freshman goalie Kyle Williams. He not only got the win in net, but he also assisted on one of the goals.

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Boys Ice Hockey, 02/09/09 » 0 Comments & 0.0 Stars

Central Rolls on

The Central Catholic hockey express rolled along yesterday, following a 4-0 win over Waltham. Conor MacPhee had two goals for the Raiders (12-0-5) and Tom Evangelista added three assists. Steve Balsamo and Nick Leonard each had a goal and Cam Keller made 17 saves to secure the win.

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Boys Ice Hockey, 02/07/09 » 0 Comments & 0.0 Stars

Central nears Super 8 bid

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NORTH ANDOVER — Central Catholic couldn’t help thinking Super 8 after yesterday game.

“This was a huge win for us,” said Raiders forward Conor MacPhee. “Arlington Catholic is a great team, and it’s a big deal to beat a good team for the Super 8 rankings. Hopefully this will help us climb in the standings.”

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Boys Ice Hockey, 02/03/09 » 0 Comments & 0.0 Stars

Holland's heroics

A different player has stepped up nearly every game for Central Catholic this season, and last night it was Mike Holland. The junior defensman notched a hat trick, tying his season total for goals, and added an assist as the Raiders stomped Arlington 6-1. John Daniels, Cam Fisichelli and Tom Evangelista each added one goal in the win, and Shawn Bradley added a pair of assists. Freshman Andrew DeDuca turned aside 19 shots in net.

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Boys Ice Hockey, 01/28/09 » 0 Comments & 0.0 Stars
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