Tuesday, March 19, 2013
Local resident Connor Maloney, a goaltender for Division 1A state champion Malden Catholic, won a title for the second straight season as the Lancers won their third straight.
Connor Maloney had a tough start to the Division 1A boys hockey state championship. But the Woburn resident bounced back quite nicely. Though the Malden Catholic senior goalie let up a goal to Austin Prep just 14 seconds into the game, he made a huge save just seconds later and buckled down to help lead the Lancers to a third straight Super 8 championship on Sunday at TD Garden. It was the second straight season that Malone was in net for Malden Catholic after transferring from BC High. "First shot goals happen so I didn't even think about it. It happens and you can't worry about it," said Malden Catholic head coach John McLean. "The kids dug down and did what they're supposed to do."
Friday, March 1, 2013
Woburn takes on Middlesex rival Burlington in the North Division 1 opening round.
The Woburn High School boys hockey team has proven itself to be among the best teams in Division 1. Starting Sunday, they'll have the chance to prove just how good they are. Following a 10-6-4 regular season, the Tanners snagged the No. 4 seed when the North Division 1 brackets were released earlier this week. As a result, the team earned a quarterfinal date with Middlesex League rival and defending state champion Burlington on Sunday at 4:30 p.m. The game is scheduled to take place on the ice of Chelmsford Forum. Whichever team advances past Sunday's game faces another stern task. The winner will play either No. 1 Chelmsford or No. 9 Melrose in the semifinal round. Woburn skated closely with Burlington during the regular season. On …
Friday, February 15, 2013
Woburn junior Jeremy Flibotte has two shutouts in his last six games, leading the Tanners to a 4-1-1 mark in that span.
Jeremy Flibotte has short-term memory loss. If the puck goes in the net, he doesn’t remember it for long. The Woburn High School junior is the goalie for the Tanners hockey team, which is coming together late in the season and hoping to make a run in the Division 1 tournament. Flibotte’s talents were on full display on Wednesday in Reading. Though he allowed three goals after Woburn pounced to a 3-0 edge, he bounced back and stood tall as the high-powered Rockets peppered him with third period shots. His efforts between the pipes helped preserve a 3-3 tie. “You have to shake it off and pretend it’s 0-0 going into every period,” said Flibotte. “Just shake it off as quick as possible, and save the next one.” The junior has suffered a few …