CANTON –New England Pro Am Hockey’s High School/Prep Summer League played their post season games on August 26 and 27 at the Canton Ice House.
Predators 2 vs. Wild 4:
The Predators ended the regular season as the top team in New England Pro Am Hockey’s High School/Prep Summer League. That is where their accolades may have ended as they fell in their first playoff game to the Wild 4-2.
It was a tight game through the first as the game went to halftime tied at 1-1, but the Wild went on to widen their margin in the second to advance to the championship contest. Thrice they scored to the Preds’ once to secure the doubled up, 4-2 victory.
Shane Marshall netted a pair and then there was one each for Cole Curl and Tim Kelleher to account for the Wild offense. Ryan Mourad and Andrew Fowkes were each credited with a goal for the fallen Predators.
Flames 1 vs. Blue Jackets 6:
The Blue Jackets ended their High School/Prep Summer League regular season schedule authority in Week 9 and continued that process in the first playoff round. They defeated the Flames 6-1 to advance to the league’s title bout.
It did not take long for the Blue Jackets to go to work, with Ryan Quirk scoring a pair and one late for Brendan Keegan to send the game to the halftime break at 3-0.
The lead grew to 6-0 in the second with Quirk doubling his goal total and John Walsh contributing one. Ryan Gottwald added one for the Flames to make it 6-1, but it was the only bright spot to be seen on their side of the scoresheet as the Blue Jackets advanced.
Whitman-Hanson High’s Joe Siders was credited with the win in net for the Blue Jackets.
Blue Jackets 2 vs. Wild 1:
New England Pro Am Hockey’s High School/Prep Summer League’s 2019 champion has been decided. They crown laying on the head of the Blue Jackets as they defeated the Wild 2-1 in the title bout.
Much of the first half was played scoreless until Benjamin Quinn put the Wild on the board first with his score at 21:08. That was all the scoring there was to the first half, but the Blue Jackets did not wait long into the second to embrace their championship pursuit.
A power play goal by Mike Tierney just 1:04 into the second had the game back to even. The 1-1 score remained for much of the second until Nolan Anderson brought an end to the season and a title to the Blue Jackets with his goal at 21:56.
Joe Siders credited with his second win of the playoffs in the championship victory.