Topics: Hockey

The details surrounding Nauset boys hockey coach Drew Locke’s mid-February firing are becoming more clear, after the Warriors’ season ended March 9 following a 7-1 loss to Lynnfield in the second round of the Division 3 state tournament. While Locke’s Hyannis-based attorney Bruce Bierhans said the coach is considering whether he will file charges against the school, Nauset hockey parents are growing increasing...

PEABODY – Even if the Nauset boys hockey team didn’t make it as far as it had hoped it would during the Division 3 state tournament, the Warriors’ seniors were still proud to help the program make strides beyond where it had been in recent years. That sense of accomplishment surrounded 13 th -seeded Nauset in the immediate aftermath of its season-ending 7-1 loss to fourth-seeded Lynnfield in a second-round mat...

Athlete of the Week: Pete Murphy

By: Brad Joyal

PEABODY – In a game that didn’t have many highlights for the Nauset boys hockey team, junior forward Pete Murphy still found a way to stand out. Although Murphy scored the only goal for 13 th -seeded Nauset during the team’s season-ending 7-1 loss to fourth-seeded Lynnfield in the second round of the Division 3 state tournament, the junior’s impressive play was hardly limited to his goal. It seemed like eve...

ORLEANS – The Nauset boys hockey team’s season was seconds from being over. Trailing by a goal in the final minute of Saturday’s Division 3 state tournament first-round matchup, Nauset sophomore Cam Connery scored for the 13 th -seeded Warriors with 32 seconds remaining to tie the game at 2 and force overtime against No. 20 North Middlesex. After eight minutes of scoreless 4-on-4 overtime, Nauset capitalize...

ORLEANS – The Cape Cod Furies girls hockey team trailed for nearly all 45 minutes of their postseason game. The eighth-seeded Furies suffered a 1-0 loss to 25 th -seeded Reading on Saturday in the opening round of the Division 1 state tournament after senior Maddie Rzepka scored the Rockets’ lone goal just 39 seconds into the contest. The Furies created plenty of scoring chances in the remaining 44:21 of ac...

NORTH EASTHAM — Drew Locke wants to be back behind the bench coaching the Nauset Regional High School boys hockey team. He also wants to repair his reputation, which he and his attorney, Bruce Bierhans, believe was damaged after he was fired as head coach of the varsity hockey team on Feb. 10. Details surrounding Locke’s firing have been unclear. Nauset Superintendent Brooke Clenchy told The Cape Cod Chronicle...

ORLEANS – Five years ago, when Kaelyn Mayo was in eighth grade, her friends tried to convince her that she should leave the Monomoy school district and attend Nauset Regional High School so that she could play high school hockey for Nauset’s girls team. Mayo’s first reaction was that she didn’t need to leave Monomoy to play high school hockey — she let her friends know that Nauset served as the host school f...

Athlete of the Week: Julia Weiner

By: Brad Joyal

Even while manning the blueline as a defenseman for the Cape Cod Furies, senior captain and Harwich resident Julia Weiner is still determined to use her skills and athleticism to make an impact at the offensive end of the ice. That’s exactly what Weiner did during Saturday’s senior night game against Old Rochester; the blueliner scored two goals and assisted on another to help send the team’s four seniors out ...

Late Scoring Touch Guides Monarchs Past Cardinals

By: Brad Joyal

RANDOLPH – Although the spark didn’t arrive until a little more than midway through the third period, the Mashpee-Monomoy boys hockey team made sure to capitalize on the moment when it finally came. The Monarchs co-op team shook off a slow start Friday afternoon to pull away for a 3-0 victory over Cardinal Spellman at Joseph J. Zapustas Arena after scoring three goals in the final six minutes and 24 seconds of...

The dust has cleared and the starting points have been set. On Friday, Massachusetts high school basketball and hockey teams learned where they stand in terms of seeding for the Massachusetts Interscholastic Athletic Association’s winter statewide postseason tournament, a new format the state introduced in the fall, when the MIAA released the first edition of its weekly power rankings for the winter season. ...

SOUTH DENNIS – The momentum is growing with the addition of each victory. The buzz around the Nauset boys hockey team is tough to ignore. The Warriors added another win to their pile Monday night when they skated to a 3-0 victory over the Dennis-Yarmouth/Cape Cod Academy/Cape Cod Tech co-op team in the fourth edition of the Codfish Cup at Tony Kent Arena. Senior Cooper Guiliano and juniors Cooper McIntire a...

SOUTH DENNIS – The spectators that filled the stands at Tony Kent Arena began to let their displeasure and disapproval be heard moments after the buzzer sounded at the end of overtime. It had been a long hockey-filled day at the arena, and it was clear the crowd wasn’t in favor of the night’s grand finale ending in a tie. Despite the audible groans and boos that came down as the Cape Cod Furies and Dennis-Yarm...

SOUTH DENNIS – There are only a handful of “sure things” that high school athletes experience during their careers. In all likelihood, one of those things will be that the team will go through some changes between seasons. There is almost always a group of seniors who graduate and leave the team, and every so often a coaching change will take place and provide the players with a new leader to follow. Cape C...

SOUTH DENNIS – It’s hard for athletes from two schools to come together to build a rapport under the umbrella of a co-op team. It’s even harder when the team finds itself shorthanded for lengthy stretches of play. Penalties proved costly for the Mashpee-Monomoy boys co-op hockey team Thursday afternoon, as Martha’s Vineyard spoiled its home opener at Tony Kent Arena after skating to a 5-1 victory over the Mona...

ORLEANS – Cape Cod’s hockey landscape just gained a lot more credibility. And Lower Cape hockey players don’t have to look too far to see it. The Cape Cod Furies co-op hockey team began a new era last week when the team began its preseason practices at the Charles Moore Arena in Orleans. Not only are the Furies beginning a new season, they are doing so with new leadership: Connor Brickley has taken over for Ad...

Bust out your ice skates, roll out some basketballs and get ready to make a splash, because winter high school sports are back on the Lower Cape. Local high school teams were allowed to open their winter sports tryouts and practices Monday afternoon, as teams reconvened for the first time since February. There will be one glaring difference between fall and winter sports, however: athletes and coaches will ...