Sunday, March 27, 2016
FRAMINGHAM — In a back-and-forth contest, the seventh annual MSHCA Aleppo Shriners All-Star boys hockey contest needed overtime to find a winner at Loring Arena last night.
Hanover’s Landon Hasenfuss took a pass from Frank Cosolito of Catholic Memorial during the 3-on-3 overtime and scored to give the South a 4-3 win over the North.
“To be honest, I didn’t know it went in until I heard the kids celebrating,” Hasenfuss said. “I thought I hit the post, but it felt great once I knew it went in.”
Hingham goalie Matthew Personeni made 10 saves on 12 shots in the third period and overtime, including a huge glove save 30 seconds prior that probably won him the MVP trophy.
In the third period, the North struck with 6:27 left to tie the score 2-2 on a goal from Malden Catholic’s Nicholas Botticelli. The South answered two minutes later through Duxbury’s Kevin Corcoran before a tally from Dylan Poirier of Lowell Catholic with 1:48 left forced overtime.
The South was up 1-0 after at 2:22 of the first period on a tally by Michael Pyne of Bridgewater-Raynham. The North tied it up on an unassisted goal from Waltham’s Peter Simeone just 1:06 into the second frame.
Framingham’s Tyler Anes gave the lead back to the South with 7:56 left in the second period, from Cosolito’s first assist.
Arlington Catholic senior Michaela McLaughlin put home a loose puck amongst a scrum with 45 seconds remaining to give the North a 2-1 win over the South.
“There was clutter around the net, so I just threw it on net and (South goalie Michaela Kane) didn’t see it,” said McLaughlin, who was named game MVP.
After being out-played through two periods but trailing only 1-0, the North came out to play in the third. Kathleen LeFebre of Methuen tied the score two minutes in.
Emma Crocker of Archbishop Williams scored the South goal with 11:37 to go in the second period. Shea Kearney from Cohasset led the team in saves with six. Austin Prep’s Caty Flagg led the North with eight stops.
“If I could coach this team full-time, coach them every practice, every game, oh it’s incredible,” North coach Brian Fontas said. “And most of all, they’re all great kids.”
Brendan Connelly contributed to this report.