Worcester Warriors

22 Jan 19
Boston Herald
Here are this week’s Herald boys hockey “Super Eight rankings (through games on Monday, Jan. 21), as well as upcoming key games to watch:   THE WEEK AHEAD (a look at some of the top games across the state): TUESDAY – Worcester at Lunenburg/Ayer Shirley, 6:30 (Wallace) WEDNESDAY – Walpole at Needham, 6 (Babson); Danvers at Marblehead, 6:30 (Rockett); Hanover at North Quincy, 7 (Quincy); Boston Latin at Waltham, 7 (Waltham); Grafton/Blackstone Valley at Westboro, 7 (North Star); Canton at Franklin, 8 (Pirelli); North Andover at Lincoln-Sudbury, 8 (NE Sports Center); Medway at Ashland, 8 (Loring); Lynn at Swampscott, 8:15 (Rockett) THURSDAY – Wayland at Northeast, 6 (Malden); St. John’s at Pope Francis, 6:40 (Olympia); Essex Tech at Shawsheen, 7:10 (Hallenborg); Westfield at Minnechaug, 8:30 (Olympia) FRIDAY – Dracut/Tyngsboro at Newton South, 8 (Ryan); Greenfield at Belchertown, 8:30 (Mullins) SATURDAY – Martha’s Vineyard at Nantucket 2 (Bowers); Lowell at Wayland, 12 (NE Sports Center); Pope Francis at Andover, 12 (Lawrence); North Andover at Boston Latin, 3 (Murphy); Hopkinton at Ashland, 3:50 (Loring); Stoneham at Winchester, 4 (O’Brien); Hingham at St. John’s, 4 (NE Sports Center); Tewksbury at Danvers, 5:20 (Bourque); Wachusett at Algonquin, 6 (North Star); Walpole at Framingham, 6 (Loring); Melrose at Reading, 6 (Burbank); Waltham at Chelmsford, 6:50 (Chelmsford); Duxbury at Xaverian, 7 (Ice House); Franklin at King Philip, 7 (Foxboro); Lowell Catholic at John Paul II, 7:40 (Kennedy); Foxboro at Attleboro, 8 (NE Sports Village); Mansfield at Oliver Ames, 8 (Asiaf) SUNDAY – Canton at North Attleboro, 1 (NE Sports Village) MONDAY 1/28 – Braintree at Hingham, 6 (Pilgrim); Arlington at Austin Prep, 7:20 (Breakaway); Northbridge at Lunenburg/Ayer Shirley, 7:30 (Wallace); BC High at Framingham, 7:40 (Loring)   DIVISION 1 SUPER EIGHT 1. BC HIGH (9-1-1 … LW 1) – The Eagles get a week off before their next matchup Monday against a solid Framingham team. 2. POPE FRANCIS (7-1-1 … LW 4) – Trip to Andover on Saturday the first of three consecutive bus rides to take on potential Super Eight opponents. 3. CATHOLIC MEMORIAL (8-2-0 … LW 2) – The Knights set the tone for another good day for the Catholic Conference with Monday’s tough win against Reading. 4. AUSTIN PREP (9-1-2 … LW 3) – The Cougars return to Catholic Central play for the next two before a big matchup next Monday against … 5. ARLINGTON (7-1-2 … LW 6) – … the Spy Ponders, who haven’t given up more than two goals in a game outside of their lone loss to BC High. 6. XAVERIAN (7-3-1 … LW 7) – The good news for the Hawks is they are done with BC High, at least until the postseason. The wild cards 7. Hingham (10-2-0 … LW 8); 8. St. Mary’s (11-2-0 … LW 5); 9. Winchester (10-2-0 … LW 10); 10. Duxbury (11-2-0 … LW NR).   DIVISION 2 SUPER EIGHT 1. CANTON (11-0-0 … LW 1) – Bulldogs took care of a solid Newburyport team Monday, but now the official Hockomock rematch with Franklin is up Wednesday. 2. MASCONOMET (10-1-0 … LW 2) – Another team that picked up a big win over Newburyport, this one giving the Chieftains the slight upper hand in the Cape Ann. 3. LINCOLN-SUDBURY (10-1-1 … LW 3) – Big DCL/MVC 2 showdown up next Wednesday for Warriors against North Andover. 4. QUINCY (11-2-0 … LW 4) – Such is life in the Patriot League … the Presidents have played only five Div. 2 opponents and beaten them all. 5. NORTH ANDOVER (8-2-2 … LW 5) – Huge stretch for the Scarlet Knights … they follow Lincoln-Sudbury with a road trip to Boston Latin on Saturday, then Tewksbury next Wednesday. 6. MEDFIELD (6-0-4 … LW 6) – Weird week for the Warriors, but they’re still one of a handful of unbeaten teams in the state. The wild cards 7. Winthrop (9-3-0 … LW 9);  8. Westwood (5-1-4 … LW 7); 9. Marblehead (8-2-1 … LW NR); 10. Oliver Ames (9-4-1 … LW NR).   DIVISION 3 SUPER EIGHT 1. HANOVER (11-0-1 … LW 1) – Key Patriot League Fisher rematch Wednesday on the road against … 2. NORTH QUINCY (10-3-0 … LW 3) – … the Red Raiders, who gave Duxbury all it could handle in their lone game last week. 3. BISHOP STANG (10-1-1 … LW 2) – Tough to drop the Spartans too far, since they were literally one second away from still being unbeaten. 4. NEWTON SOUTH (7-1-3 … LW 3) – Big showdown for first place in DCL/MVC 3 when the Lions welcome Dracut/Tyngsboro on Friday. 5. HOPKINTON (8-2-2 … LW 5) – Suddenly the Hillers are back atop the Tri-Valley League Large in the quest to defend their league crown. 6. COYLE & CASSIDY (6-5-1 … LW 6) – The Warriors won an EAC thriller against Bishop Stang before taking it on the chin Monday vs. Oliver Ames. The wild cards 7. Dracut/Tyngsboro (5-3-1 … LW NR); 8. Ashland (7-3-3 … LW 7); 9. Bourne (8-3-1 … LW NR); 10. Lynn (7-3-1 … LW 9).   CENTRAL/WEST DIVISION 3 1. WESTBORO (8-3-0 … LW 2) – Huge win Monday against Hudson vaults the Rangers into the top spot. 2. WACHUSETT (9-2-1 … LW 3) – Have to wonder if Monday’s loss would have stung any differently if Shrewsbury still were a Central Mass. Div. 3 program. 3. HUDSON (9-2-0 … LW 1) – Good to know that Mike Nanartowich, who we have known longer than any coach in the state, remains a loyal reader. 4. ALGONQUIN (7-2-2 … LW 4) – The good news is the Tomahawks still are unbeaten in CMass, and have a huge game Saturday vs. Wachusett. 5. LONGMEADOW (7-4-2 … LW 5) – The Lancers are unbeaten in their last six and have taken command of the WMass. Berry Division. DIVISION 3A 1. LUNENBURG/AYER SHIRLEY (8-2-1 … LW NR) – The Blue Knights took an eight-game unbeaten streak into Tuesday’s showdown with Worcester. 2. GREENFIELD (9-0-2 … LW 3) – Any time you stay unbeaten through the halfway point of a season it’s impressive, but the Green Wave have a big one Friday at Belchertown. 3. WORCESTER (10-2-0 … LW 2) – The Wildcats entered Tuesday night’s game with a slim lead on Lunenburg/Ayer Shirley in the Coughlin Conference. 4. GRAFTON/BLACKSTONE VALLEY (9-2-1 … LW 3) – The Indians test themselves against our top-ranked D3 team Wednesday when they face Westboro at North Star. 5. AMHERST-PELHAM (9-2-0 … LW 1) – Still have to give the Hurricanes the slight nod over Belchertown based on their win back in December.
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21 Jan 19
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Worcester Warriors Publish Farai Mudariki has consented a fresh one-piece contract with the Premiership club. The 23-year-old Zimbabwe tighthead, who is yet to get his Premiership debut, 1st signed July in French side Stado Tarbes Pyrenees. He scored a try on his Zimbabwe debut against Madagascar in 2015 in a Rugby World Cup qualifier now […]

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19 Jan 19
Boston Herald
Last season, the Boston Pride had just two victories with three weeks left in the season. Coming off a 6-2 home loss to the Buffalo Beauts, it looked more and more like a lost season. In the next two weeks, the Pride took two wins over the Connecticut Whale. It gave the Pride the third seed, and a chance to challenge Buffalo in overtime in the NWHL semifinals, but more than that it was a response, something they lacked all season. It can be pointed to as the moment the team’s culture started to turn. In first place after the holiday break this season, the Pride suffered a 5-0 loss in Buffalo, against the hottest team in the league. Facing a first-place battle at home with Minnesota the week after, the Pride had another response; a five-goal first period that propelled them to sitting in atop the standings alone, and owning the tiebreaker over the Whitecaps. “Every team goes through a season and they have a game like that,” Pride head coach Paul Mara said. “We talked about it right after the game, we talked about it in our two days of practice. We’re hitting the home stretch now.” The Pride will go to New Jersey this Sunday to face the Riveters, the team that handed the Pride their first loss of the year, a 3-2 game with a goal in the final three seconds. The Rivs will be without star forward Madison Packer, suspended one game for a fight in last week’s game against Connecticut. Regardless, it’s another challenge for the Pride to try to win back-to-back against a hungry Riveters (3-9) team facing a disappointing campaign following their first Isobel Cup title. Road stretch ahead After a slew of home games to start the season, the Pride will hit the road for the majority of the season. After their game in New Jersey this weekend, the Pride will head to Buffalo and have a February trip to Connecticut. They face the Whale at home Feb. 2 and have a rematch with Minnesota on March 2 on Warrior ice. Beauts GM out Buffalo Beauts general manager and interim assistant coach Nik Fattey abruptly resigned at the start of January, but the reasons became clear this week. According to a report in the Buffalo News, Fattey was one of two Pegula Sports and Entertainment employees accused of sexual harassment following a holiday party in December. Fattey served as the Beauts general manager this offseason after PSE bought the team and signed elite players like Shannon Szabados and Dani Camaranesi. The NWHL has not released a statement regarding Faetty’s departure or acknowledged the accusation. CWHL All-Star Game The CWHL will host its all star game Sunday in Toronto. While Lauren Williams is the only Worcester Blades represent, there are several other local connections. Former Pride players Kacey Bellamy (Calgary), Alex Carpenter (Shenzhen), Zoe Hickel (Calgary), Hilary Knight (Montreal) and Brianna Decker (Calgary) all will be suiting up, along with Boston University alums Marie Philip Poulin (Montreal) and Victoria Bach (Markham).
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