CANTON –New England Pro Am Hockey’s High School/Prep Summer Hockey League played their penultimate games of the season on August 13 at the Canton Ice House.
Predators 1 vs. Sharks 0:
The Predators (6-2-1) managed to cling to their top spot in the standings and they narrowly defeated the Sharks (1-7-1) 1-0 on Tuesday.
It was only one goal scored in the game and it belonged to Brennan Jewett at 14:39 of the first. It was the Xaverian product’s league leading 18th goal and league leading 21st point of the season.
This game’s spotlight, however, belonged to the goaltenders. Daniel Brady for the Predators and the Sharks James McCarthy doing their part to thwart all but one of the combined chances the duo faced.
Redwings 3 vs. Blue Jackets 1:
While the Predators managed to hold their top spot with their victory, the Blue Jackets (5-3-1) stumbled in pursuit of it as they fell to the Redwings (3-6-0) 3-1 on Tuesday.
The Redwings grabbed the lead just 2:05 into the contest on a goal by John Bracco and never looked back. Owen Radley added to the lead just a few minutes later to make it 2-0, before the two sides exchanged goals in the third to finalize the 3-1 score.
Milton High product Ryan Dexter secured the win in net for the Redwings.
Wild 5 vs. Flames 1:
With the end of the season drawing near, the Wild (5-4-0) kept things tight atop the standings as they defeated the Flames (5-3-1) 5-1 on Tuesday night.
The Wild went to work in the first in an effort to finish the game early. A pair of goals by Shane Marshall and one from Benjamin Quinn – assisted on by Marshall – gave the Wild a 3-0 lead at the break.
In the second, the Flames made a run, making it 3-1 on an early goal by Zachary Manganaro, but it was all their offense was able to get by Canton High’s Aiden French. The Wild popped in another pair late to solidify the 5-1 victory.
Marshall’s three points (2G, 1A) were equaled by three from Flames teammate Christopher Turano – credited with a goal and two assists – for the game’s leading scoring spot.