BC High had not allowed a goal entering last night’s game against St. John’s of Shrewsbury.
Although that streak came to end, the winning continues for the Eagles, who improved to 3-0 following a 7-2 triumph over the Pioneers at the Hart Center in Worcester.
The Eagles scored three goals on five shots in the opening period. Mike Brooks, Ben Dimaio and Matt Sullivan found the back of the net to get BC High rolling.
“We knew we had to jump on them early,’’ BC High coach John Flaherty said. “We got some lucky bounces on net but that’s the nature of the beast.’’
The momentum of the first frame carried over to the second period as the Eagles flew up and down the ice with abandon. The Pioneers (2-3-1) had trouble keeping up, and their deficit grew when BC High’s Connor Noonan scored at 3:05. Six minutes later, Bartley Regan, on a nice crossing pass from Sullivan, slipped a shot past Mario Pizzeri. With less than three minutes remaining in the period, Steve DeForge and Jake Lemanski scored 19 seconds apart to turn the game into a blowout.
Vin D’Amato got the Pioneers on the board at 5:54 of the third, ending an eight-period shutout streak by Eagles goalie Peter Cronin (14 saves). Two minutes later, with the Pioneers on the power play, Kevin Emmerling laced a shot past Cronin but that was all St. John’s could muster.
“We got behind so deep so early it was tough,’’ St. John’s coach Brian Murphy said. “But what I like was the way we battled in that third period. We can take some good positives out of that. But if it’s 7-2 or 2-1, it’s still a loss.’’
North Attleboro 8, Bishop Feehan 2 - Freshman forward Sean Young had a hat trick and an assist for the Red Rocketeers.
Westborough 2, Hopkinton 0 - Luke Freitas and Nicholas Ferretti scored and senior captain Ryan Venditti made 23 saves to record his second shutout for the Rangers (4-2).
Girls’ hockey Arlington Catholic 3, Lexington 1 - Senior Natalie Flynn eclipsed the 100-point mark for her career after netting two goals and picking up an assist for the seventh-ranked Cougars (6-0). Katie Waitt had two assists.
Boys’ basketball Fitchburg 58, Durfee 45 - Senior Abi Akanni led three Red Raiders in double digits with 14 points and top-ranked Fitchburg outscored the Hilltoppers, 15-8, in the third quarter to take the lead for good in the consolation game of the Skip Karam Classic in Fall River. Akanni was named to the all-tournament team. The Red Raiders trailed at the half, 27-25, but sophomore Jose Hernandez scored eight of his 10 points in the third quarter as Fitchburg opened up a 40-35 lead. Quinton Perkins added 13 points for the Raiders.
Medford 58, Burlington 53 - Senior guard Maurice Magras had a game-high 23 points for the Mustangs (4-1).
Arlington Catholic 72, Nashoba 39 - Senior center Bob Weso led the Cougars with 15 points and 10 rebounds in the first round of the Nashoba Valley Tournament.
Canton 46, Blue Hills 45 - Senior captain Joe McCabe scored 16 points and sophomore Sam Larson added 14 to lead the Bulldogs over the Warriors.
South Shore Voc-Tech 62, South Shore Christian 52 - Mike Flynn had 17 points, 18 rebounds, and 4 blocks for the Vikings.
Hingham 79, Cape Cod Academy 42 - Junior forward Eugene Tyburski led the Harbormen with 17 points and junior center Chris Fitzgerald added 13 points and 10 rebounds.
Masconomet 67, Chelsea 62 - Senior guard Adam Baramanti had 22 points and 18 rebounds and senior forward Ben Panuntio added 19 points and 10 rebounds for the Chieftains.
Wayland 64, Ashland 63 - Junior point guard Jaleel Bell scored 29 points and added six assists for the Warriors.
Malden Catholic 63, Waltham 58 - The Lancers got 15 points from junior guard Kyle Sangster in rallying from an 11-point, third-quarter deficit to defeat the visiting Hawks.
Oliver Ames 65, Medfield 52 - Tournament MVP Andrew Reardon scored 30 points to lead the Tigers.
Girls’ basketball Chelmsford 50, Tyngsboro 46 - Helena Hamilton scored 10 points, including a 3-pointer that pulled the Tigers (4-1) within 3 points with about a minute left, but visiting Chelmsford (2-2) hung on for the victory. Donovan Driscoll led the winners with 15 points.
Ashland 54, Natick 41 - Junior guard Eliza Holman had 19 points to lead Clockers.
Hopedale 48, Weston 25 - Anna Siefring had 15 points and five steals as the 10th-ranked Blue Raiders (4-1) forced 21 turnovers and held Weston (1-4) to 7 points in the second half to win the consolation game of the Ashland Christmas Tournament. Kara Bresciani scored 16 points, with two 3-pointers, and pulled down eight rebounds and center Devin Finnigan had 4 points and five assists.
Case 52, Wareham 51 - Senior guard Jenn Cabral scored 22 points to lead the Cardinals.
St. Mary’s 62, Peabody 40 - Sophomore guards Jennie Mucciarone (21 points) and Sharell Sanders (19 points) led the Spartans.
Leominster 62, Lunenburg 37 - Olivia Nowokunski scored 16 points, Katarina Romano and Quinn O’Connell both had 13, and Betsy McNiff added 11 to lead the No. 5 Blue Devils (6-1) over the visiting Blue Knights (3-3). Romano also had 11 rebounds.