Wrestling = Algonquin Quad (Franklin) –
Franklin went 3-0 on the day, picking up wins over West Springfield, Algonquin and Framingham, to improve to 15-0 on the season.
Hockey = Franklin, 3 vs. St. Mary’s (Lynn), 7 – Final
"The last time that Franklin and St. Mary’s (Lynn) met on the ice, it was an instant classic. The Panthers and Spartans wowed the crowd at the Boston Garden in a dramatic, double overtime thriller that Franklin won to claim its first state championship in three decades.
On Saturday night, the teams met again, this time in the smaller confines of Pirelli Veterans Arena, and the game played out very differently.
Franklin got off to a great start, taking a lead just 1:23 into the first period, but for the majority of the next 43 minutes the game was dominated by the visitors. St. Mary’s took the lead by the end of the first and never looked back, pulling out a 7-3 victory and exacting a measure of revenge for last season’s title game defeat.
“I thought we played well for the first 10 minutes,” said Franklin coach Chris Spillane. “I thought we had a jump in our step, we forechecked well, we were physical, and then right after that you could see it start to derail. That’s sort of been our season. We haven’t played a full 45 [minutes].”Continue reading Josh Perry's game recap for Hockomock Sports
|Franklin senior James Kilroe (7) scored a third period goal in the loss to St. Mary’s (Lynn) |
in a rematch of last year’s state final. (Josh Perry/HockomockSports.com)
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Final: St Mary's 7, Franklin 3, Spartans get revenge for last year's state final with dominant performance #hockomock— Josh Perry (@Josh_Perry10) January 15, 2017
End of 2P: St Mary's 5, Franklin 1, all Spartans so far with 21-11 edge in shots, Bono and Reddy each with two goals #hockomock— Josh Perry (@Josh_Perry10) January 15, 2017
End of 1P: St Mary's 2, Franklin 1, shots 12-5 for Spartans, Owen Ginley playing well in goal for Panthers keeping it 1-goal game #hockomock— Josh Perry (@Josh_Perry10) January 15, 2017
Great 42-24 win over Framingham to start the day off with pins from Carlucci, Bakalars, MacLean, Hernandez, Colella, and Perry #FHSWrestle— Franklin Wrestling (@FHSWrestle) January 14, 2017
Another great 41-26 win against W. Springfield with pins from Carlucci, Bakalars, MacLean, Cogavin, and Hernandez. Algonquin is next— Franklin Wrestling (@FHSWrestle) January 14, 2017
Great end to the day with a 49-22 win over Algonquin with pins from Carlucci, Bakalars, Racca, Cropper, Hernandez, and Colella ending 3-0— Franklin Wrestling (@FHSWrestle) January 14, 2017