Canadian Hockey Club nets hat trick

Canadian Hockey Club nets hat trick

The members of the Lincoln-based Canadian Hockey Club’s “Navy” team are, in front from left, Peter Martino, Liam Hogan, Trevor Callahan, Dylan Pacheco, David Roche, John Mello, and Hayden Kearny; in back, head coach George Maris, assistant coach Dan Pacheco, Alexander Mavrogiannis, Alex Chin, Jared Tow, Kyle McCabe, Anthony DelSignore, Jason St. Peter, Nicholas Sernberger, Kyle Smith, Cam Pelkey, Seth Vartabedian, and assistant coaches Al Tow and Cam Beischel.
Lincoln-based program captures three N.E.S.C. summer league championships

MARLBORO, Mass. – The Lincoln-based Canadian Hockey Club spring/summer hockey program, which recently wrapped up its 11 season and features players from not only Lincoln, Cumberland, Smithfield, and North Providence, but also from across the state, Massachusetts, and Connecticut, saw its four teams reach the championship games, and three of them win titles in their respective divisions in the New England Sports Center Summer Hockey League in Marlboro, Mass.

The program, which is guided by its program director and head coach, Lincoln’s George Maris, expanded from three to four teams this year – suiting up one Division I team, two Division II squads, and one Division III team – and it captured its 10th championship in 11 years, as both Division II teams and the Division III team came home with their championships.

The organization sported a new look, comprised of orange hockey pants and orange, navy blue, and “Vegas” gold jerseys for the Division I and II teams, and “Vegas” gold hockey pants and white jerseys for its Division III team. Each team had practiced between 3-4 hours a week at the Rhode Island Sports Center in North Smithfield and Lynch Arena in Pawtucket.

The Division II “Navy” team won its second straight gold-medal championship, as it had a record of 10-1-1 with 73 goals scored, as well as 19 allowed for a league-best goal differential and 1.58 goals-against-average. The team defeated the 2nd-seeded Mass. Warriors, 3-2, on an overtime goal by Alexander Mavrogiannis 4:30 into play. Kyle Smith scored CHC’s first two goals, both set up by Mavrigiannis.

The Division II “Vegas” team posted an 8-2-2 mark with 64 goals scored and 14 allowed. In the championship game, the team defeated Hopkinton High, 8-3, with multiple goals scored by Jason St. Peter and Collin Csoszor and CHC notching three shorthanded goals in the game.

The Division III “White” team won its third straight gold-medal championship, as it produced a 7-5 record with 52 goals scored, 29 allowed, and a 2.41 GAA that was the second-lowest in the division. The team, which was seeded fourth, beat top-seeded Northbridge High in the semifinals and blanked 2nd-seeded Assabet High in the championship game, 4-0. Goals were scored by Jacob Kelly, Smith, Matt Boisvert, and Seth Vartabedian, and St. Peter and Smith each added a pair of assists.

The Division I “Orange” team had an exceptional season, posting an 11-1 record with 83 goals scored and 24 allowed, as well as a division-best goal differential and 2.00 GAA. The top-seeded team was upset in the title game with a 5-3 loss to the 2nd-seeded New England Renegades in the final moments of the game.

In keeping with the spirit of excellence in hockey, sportsmanship, and ethical behavior, the program also awarded the Hobey Baker High School Character Award to Xander Mavrogiannis.

Due to the positive feedback of the spring/summer program, several players asked Maris to form a fall team for the high school players. Maris reported that there are spots open for “three or four forwards and one or two defensemen,” and anyone interested in playing should contact Maris at gmchchockey@gmail.com or 401-965-6038. The team will practice out of the Rhode Island Sports Center from 3:30 to 4:50 p.m. on Thursdays and Fridays and play its games on the weekends.

The members of the Canadian Hockey Club’s “Vegas” team are, in front from left, Christian Campbell, Brian Hall, Collin Csoszor, Scott Baumann, Brock Hoffey, Colt Hoffey, and D.J. Kowalik; in back, head coach George Maris, Kyle Smith, Jason St. Peter, Teagan Stringfellow, Zach Fijol, Devin Ridgeway, Matt MacDougall, Kyle Mastroianni, Michael Burdette, Richard Lauzier, Matt Corning, Drew MacMaster, Ben Giovanella, John Rannikko, and assistant coach Jim Hoffey.
The members of the Lincoln-based Canadian Hockey Club’s “White” team are, in front from left, Charlie Parizeau, Scott Baumann, Nick Crudale, Peter Stylos, Matt Boisvert, and Shawn Gouralnik; in back, assistant coaches Cam Beischel, John Rannikko, and Chris Boisvert, Jacob Martins, Oliver Parizeau, Teagan Stringfellow, Alex Kopec, Mike Frucci, Jake Hernandez, Matt Vanasse, Jack Hevey, Kyle Smith, Brian Shaugnessy, Ben Burns, Jacob Kelly, Josh Lunger, Seth Vartabedian, assistant coach Mike Kaskiewicz, and head coach George Maris.