Thursday, March 2, 2023

FHS boys hockey team opens playoff run with offensive outburst topping Andover 11-2 on Wednesday

Via and Twitter, we share the results of the winter sports competition for Franklin High School on Wednesday, March  1, 2023. We also provide the link to the full set of Hockomock League results below.

Boys Hockey = Division 1 = #12 Franklin, 11 vs. #21 Andover, 2 – Final 
– It was an offensive explosion for the Panthers in an 11-2 rout of visiting Andover in a Division 1 Round of 32 matchup. Franklin lit the lamp three times in the first period, including a pair of shorthanded goals from junior Ben Paterson, and one from sophomore Jack Wernig to establish a big lead. The goals kept coming in the second period, including three in the first five minutes of the period. Carmen Ianuzzi scored the first goal and Ryan Sicchio followed just seconds later to push the lead to 5-0. Dan Daley extended the lead to 6-0 with 10:45 to play in the period, and Dylan McEvoy and Carter Balducci each added one goal apiece as Franklin’s lead grew to 8-0 through two periods. Daley, McEvoy, and senior Lucas Sheehan added goals in the third period. Franklin advances to the Round of 16 to play #5 Marshfield, with a date and time to be announced.

And the game recap from FHS Panther Hockey ->

Game Results: #12 Franklin 11 #21 Andover 2 (Shots Franklin 34 Andover 16)  
1st Period Recap:
With a packed barn & an electric atmosphere; the boys came out buzzing! Franklin would strike first at the 12:38 mark on what would be their 6th shorty of the season when Logan Marchand disrupts an attack & the puck squirts out of the zone where Ben Paterson wins a foot race for the breakaway & tucks it home! The second goal would come at 10:47 mark when Tommy Balducci brings it into the zone fires a shot on net & the rebound goes to Jack Wernig who buries it! The3rd goal of the period & 7th shorty of the season comes off a great defensive stand by James Donovan & Logan Marchand that turns into a 2-man breakaway for Anthony Lampasona & Ben Paterson, who in turn slide the dish back& forth several times until Ben Paterson snipes it backside. Wagner has a solid first period locking it down & serves up the donut The period would end Franklin 3 Andover 0.  
2nd Period Recap:
The intensity &high pace play would continue into the 2nd and the scoring would ensue when@ the 11:34 mark Ben Paterson rips a shot from the point it hits steal & redirects to carmine Iannuzzi who tucks it home. Off the next faceoff Carmine Iannuzzi breaks it out to Ben Jarosz who hits a streaking Dylan McEvoy cross ice who takes it into the zone around a defenseman and hits Ryan Sicchio driving to the back post for the goal. At the 9:53 mark on the PP Ben Paterson walks it across the blue line then dumps it to Anthony Lampasona who puts a slippery pass by 2 defenders to find Dan Daley for the backside snipe. 2 minutes later Liam O'Reilly makes a nice pinch to chip the puck up to Ryan Sicchio who quickly gets it to Dylan McEvoy for the one timer goal in the slot. With 1:02 to go in the period & on the PP Ben Jarosz works the puck across the top of the zone to Ryan Sicchio who dumps it to Dylan McEvoy who hits carter Balducci at the goalie line and puts a nice backhander top shelf, that would end a 5-goal franklin for period. Zach Langevin, Pat Daley, and Mike Gates had an aggressive forecheck going on & turning into some good opportunities. Another strong defensive period for Logan Marchand, Carmine Iannuzzi, Aidan Kuykendalt and Liam O'Rielly in helping Wagner fend off another period and serving up another donut. The period ends Franklin 8 Andover 0.
3rd Period Recap:
At the 7:28 mark Anthony Lampasona wins an O zone faceoff back to Ben Paterson who slides the puck to Dan Daley who snaps one home from the circle. Andover gets one off the following faceoff & on the ensuing faceoff Franklin would fire right back when Ryan Sicchio chips the faceoff forward & Ben Jarosz wins the foot battle & finds Dylan McEvoy who walks in for the breakaway and tucks it top shelf. With 4 minutes to play strong defense by Aidan Kuykendall and James Donovan hem in Andover and .set up .some nice opportunities for Nick weber, Pat Daley and Mike Gates. At 1:47 James Donovan breaks the puck out to Nick Weber who brings the puck into the zone & drop passes it to Lucas Sheehan who snipes a laser top left comer for the final goal of the game. Andover finds the net 2x this period and that would wrap it up. Colby Wagner another solid performance and chalks up the dub. 
Final Franklin 11 Andover 2 (Player of the Game: Carmine Iannuzzi)
Stay dialed in boys, great team play tonight! It's win or go home- one shift at a time! 
Franklin takes on Marshfield 3/3@ The Bog puck drops@ TBD!

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