LYNN – In a nonleague matchup between a younger St. Mary’s of Lynn squad and a veteran Hingham group, it was solely becoming the competition led to a draw.
The Spartans scored 15 seconds into the primary interval and the Harbormen notched an influence play tally to equalize it later within the body as the 2 groups performed to a 1-1 tie at Connery Rink Monday afternoon.
“I am extremely proud,” mentioned St. Mary’s coach Mark Lee. “I know that is a very veteran team over there with juniors and seniors. They are a big, strong physical team and are one of the best in the state. We are very young and I was just so proud of the entire team. They really played without fear and worked hard.”
Before anybody had time to settle senior captain Brady Bullock sniped residence a shot on the 14:45 mark of the opening interval to present St. Mary’s (9-0-2) the short 1-0 benefit.
Hingham (5-1-4) managed the offensive tempo for a lot of the primary interval and led 11-5 within the shot benefit after the primary. The Harbormen got here up with a game-tying objective on the primary man benefit for the group as senior Billy Jacobus made it 1-1 off assists from Travis Rugg and senior captain Chase McKenna with 4:36 left within the first.
“I thought we had a good bounce-back game,” mentioned Hingham coach Tony Messina. “I didn’t like the way we came out Saturday night, so to come back today with good energy and good forecheck while establishing a physical game is important.”
St. Mary’s settled down from there as Hingham outshot the Spartans 39-15 general. Anthony Palmer made 38 saves, together with a number of large saves within the remaining minutes of regulation and the 4-on-4 time beyond regulation interval.
“It’s great when you have a freshman make 38 saves,” Lee mentioned about his goaltender. “Kudos to him. Just a tremendous game between the pipes, but it took a good outing from our defensemen and forwards. It was a well-earned tie.”
Senior Luke McLellan got here up with well timed saves within the time beyond regulation interval as he knocked away 14 photographs whereas in internet.
“Especially in overtime, that save (McLellan) made was very timely,” Messina mentioned concerning the first-year goalie. “I kind of got on him about the first goal that went in. It seemed like he wasn’t ready to play. He stepped up and he has been great for us all year.”