BOURNE — With a return journey to the Division 4 title recreation on the road, the Sandwich Blue Knights wanted a robust efficiency from their senior captains. Colin McIver and Mitchell Norkevicius understood that project and lifted Sandwich to a 3–0 victory over Nantucket.
The Blue Knights (18–4–1) head TD Garden to face both Grafton or Norwell in a quest to defend final yr’s state championship. Head coach Jordan Mohre credited his workforce’s versatility as a key to this feat.
“All year long we have had to find different ways to win games,” Mohre stated. “Whether it’s high scoring games, low scoring games, physical games or speed games, this group has found a way to get it done.”
McIver led the way in which with three objectives, whereas Norkevicius turned away 16 Whaler pictures, a lot of which got here by way of site visitors in entrance. McIver’s objectives additionally allowed him to achieve the 100-point milestone for his profession.
“It’s pretty cool,” McIver stated. “I couldn’t have done it without my linemates Jack (Connolly) and Chris (Cardillo). Obviously it’s a great achievement and I’m wicked proud of it but we still have work to do.”
The first tally got here off the facility play when he fired a shot from close to the blue line and it hit the highest nook. The subsequent two objectives got here from crashing the crease and burying a rebound.
“He has been a huge part of our program for four years,” Mohre stated. “I’m so proud of him for sticking with it.”
Regardless of the opponent in subsequent Sunday’s finale, it is going to be a rematch recreation for the Knights. They fell to Norwell within the first recreation of the season and squeaked by Grafton just a few weeks later. Norkevicius stated that if the Knights can proceed to play how they’ve been, they will beat anybody
“We give it our all in every practice and every game,” Norkevicius stated. “I like the way we are.”