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Paul Barbieri backstops Burlington boys’ hockey over Arlington

Pembroke 01/31/2018: Falmouth's #21, Matt Haley moves the puck from his knees infront of the net against Marshfield's #21, Cole McKenzie in the first period. Photo by Debee Tlumacki for the Boston Globe (sports)
Debee Tlumacki for the Globe
From his knees, Falmouth's Matt Haley (21) helps clear the puck from the slot against Marshfield's Cole McKenzie (21) in the first period of the Clippers’ 3-0 win Wednesday night in Pembroke.

Burlington entered Wednesday night’s Middlesex League boys’ hockey matchup against Arlington on a roll against league foes.

The Red Devils continued that streak at Ed Burns Arena with a 4-1 win off a 19-save performance from senior goalie Paul Barbieri.

“I thought it was our best overall game of the year,” said Burlington coach Bob Conceison after his squad’s fourth straight Middlesex League win.


“We played 45 minutes and that’s what we need to do.”

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The Red Devils (13-2, 9-0 ML), ranked seventh in this week’s Globe Top 20, came out flying against the No. 8 Spy Ponders (8-4-1, 7-1-1) in the first period while establishing their game and a 3-0 lead by intermission.

“Coach really emphasized [a fast start],” said senior captain Frankie Bonanno .

“We haven’t had some fast starts and we haven’t had a complete game and we were really emphasizing that the whole game.”

Just 33 seconds into the period, Bonanno carried the puck from the neutral zone and beat Arlington senior goalie Jack Pinard (21 saves) on the low stick side to put his team up, 1-0, off the wrist shot from senior captain Jeff Russo.


“Jeff made a great play to the middle and the shot was there so I took it,” Bonanno said.

At 6:23 of the first, junior forward Conor Quinlan fought his way to hand Burlington a 2-0 lead, steal the puck in front of Pinard and flicking it past him, glove-side.

With 2:17 left in the period, Bonanno broke through again for the Red Devils, up 3-0, scoring on an assist from senior defensemen Timothy Bridges.

“The puck was kind of up in the slot,” Bonanno said. “I was kind of looking for my teammates when I had the puck but I realized the shot was the right play there and kind of wristed it five-hole.”

Burlington junior forward Joe Barbieri crowded the crease on the power play and deflected a shot from senior forward Sean Casey for a 4-0 Red Devils advantage at 12:07.


Sophomore forward Anthony Messuri broke through on a power-play tally with one minute left in the period to put the Spy Ponders on the board.

“We’re kind of a team that likes the rivalries,” Conceison said of league play. “We’re better when we have the rivalries and Arlington is certainly a good rivalry.”

“They beat us twice last year. I think the seniors really wanted it. I think the seniors led our team tonight without question. We had great play by our seniors.”

Falmouth 3, Marshfield 0 — Freshman J.P. Turner and sophomore Nick Champani scored first-period goals and junior Kevin Duarte (23 saves) earned the shutout as the No. 19 Clippers (10-2-3, 6-1-0 ACL) avenged a 3-0 loss to Marshfield (7-4-4, 5-1-1) on Jan. 13 to vault into first place in the Atlantic Coast League.

BC High 6, Malden Catholic 1 — The second-ranked Eagles (11-3-1) struck for first-period goals by freshman Joseph Kramer and seniors Joe Dragon and Danny O’Connell on just seven shots in downing the host Lancers (4-8-2), their 10th straight win. Luke Garrity made 17 saves.

Hopkinton 5, Norton 1 — Senior goalie Triton DosReis registered a staggering 71 saves for the host Lancers in the loss.

Hanover 4, Plymouth South 0 — Goaltender Kevin Chandler carried the Indians with a shutout performance.

Nauset 5, Dennis-Yarmouth 0 — Myles Walther carried the Warriors with two goals.

Duxbury 4, Whitman-Hanson 1 — The Green Dragons were carried by Ben Cheney’s two goals.

Needham 3, Framingham 3 — The Flyers received a pair of goals from Nathan Nichols before the Rockets battled back with two goals in the final minute.

Natick 5, Milton 3 — Senior Al Arno led the Red Hawks (10-3-2, 6-0-1 Bay State) with a hat trick.

Westwood 2, Holliston 0 — The Wolverines clinched a spot in the state tournament for the 36th consecutive season behind goals from Shane Cronin and Brian Blomquist.

Foxborough 2, Oliver Ames 1 — Junior Tanner Kennedy carried the Warriors with the go-ahead score while Ronnie MacLellan added a goal.

Wilmington 6, Lexington 2 — Nate Dimeco led the Wildcats with a pair of goals.

North Andover 8, Tewksbury 5 — Tyler Buonapane had four goals for the Knights in the high-scoring bout.

Danvers 4, Beverly 3 — Conor Purtell inched two points shy of 100 for his career, leading the Falcons (12-1) with two goals.

St. John’s (Shrewsbury) 4, Austin Prep 2 — Dhillon Wilde tallied one goal and two assists as the Pioneers (9-3-3) toppled the host Cougars (10-5-1). Will Horrigan had a goal and an assist.

North Middlesex 5, Westborough 2 — Matthew DeVito collected three goals and one assist, while Cameron Stairs had one goal and two assists to spark the No. 4 Patriots (6-5-2). Jackson Biancheri and Sean Meehan were the goal-scorers for the host Rangers (6-6-3).

Winthrop 2, Marblehead 1 — Senior captain Henry Brooks scored a shorthanded goal to win the game for the Vikings (8-5-1).

St. Peter-Marian 5, Watertown 4 — Chris Allain had two goals, while Alex Smith, Connor Donoghue and Michael Clute also scored as the Guardians scored four goals in the third period to erase a 4-2 deficit at Watertown. Matthew Nuzzolilo had four assists for SPM, while Allain had two and Tyler Ledoux made 23 saves.

Girls’ hockey

BB&N 6, Governor’s Academy 1 — Sophomore Jenna Hallice (2 goals, 1 assist) paced the Knights (10-7-1).

Worcester Academy 3, Dexter Southfield 0 — Holly Silva, Ciara Wall and Morgan Mordini scored for Hilltoppers (13-2-1) and Meagan Miranda (20 saves) earned the shutout.

Canton 6, Sandwich 0 — The Bulldogs (9-1-3) received two goals each from senior Kendra Farrelly and freshman Lizzie Tassinari.

Archbishop Williams 2, Matignon 0 — Ali Delmonte had 23 saves in the shutout, and Mackenzie Heath and Hannah Bell each had a goal and an assist, with the latter netting the game-winner for the Bishops.

Needham 8, Framingham 0 — Junior Gracie Bruno headed the Rockets (9-4-2) with a hat trick and an assist.

Stoneham 4, Reading 3 — Gianna Beauclair sealed it for the Spartans on a goal with six seconds left.

Shrewsbury 2, Billerica/Chelmsford 2 — Dolly Herlihy and Delaney Couture scored, and Lauren Moran dished out two assists as the visiting Colonials (12-0-1) tied the Indians (5-6-2).

Boys’ basketball

Milton Academy 53, Brimmer & May 52 — Stanford commit Cormac Ryan (34 points),a 6-foot-5 senior guard from Manhattan, produced the first 17 points of the game for the hosts (11-4) and tipped in a put-back for the go-ahead basket. He also limited B&M high-scoring senior guard A.J. Reeves (Providence) to 19 points on 7-of-23 shooting.

Sandwich 74, Martha’s Vineyard 43 — Wes Morse (12 points) paced the Blue Knights (7-4).

St. Sebastian’s 53, BB&N 50 — Senior Will Phelan lifted the Arrows (4-11, 4-5) with 12 points.

Nobles 60, St. George’s 51 — James Welch netted 19 points for the Bulldogs (9-9).

Gann Academy 65, Boston Trinity 55 — Zach Katz poured in 16 points for Gann.

East Boston 52, Latin Academy 44 — Senior Anthony Lewis poured in 20 points and grabbed 13 rebounds for the Jets (3-10).

Apponequet 65, Old Rochester 60 — Senior guard Adam Seablom poured in 26 points and junior center Clay Meunier collected 17 points and 12 rebounds for the Lakers (13-0).

Plymouth South 60, Pembroke 58 — Sean Spiegel scored the game-winning bucket for the Panthers (4-8) with 1.9 seconds left.

New Bedford 65, Barnstable 59 — Lamar Antone piloted the Whalers with 20 points while Cole Houston netted his 1,000th point.

Girls’ basketball

Pembroke 68, Plymouth South 43 — Sophomores Sophie Considine (20 points) and Katie Galligan (16 points) powered the Titans (6-9) in the win.

Durfee 63, Bishop Stang 33— Senior Shaelyn Carreiro netted a game-high 29 points for the Hilltoppers (6-8).

Governor’s Academy 71, Phillips Exeter 29 — Kaitlyn O'Connell led the Govs (8-5) with 26 points.

Thayer 63, Lawrence Academy 58 — Brittany Raphino and Sabrina Zeghibe carried the Tigers (7-7) with 15 points apiece.

Latin Academy 53, East Boston 19 — Fiona Mannion scored 15 points to pace the Dragons (8-5) while Michaela Russell added 10 points.

Ursuline 63, Mount Alvernia 39 — Dakota O’Brien had 17 points and nine rebounds for the Bears (5-7).

Matignon 61, Saint Joseph Prep 34 — Sophomore Emma Found paced the Warriors (11-0) with 19 points and junior twins Korine and Katty Haidul had 16 and 15 points, respectively.

Greater New Bedford 58, Wareham 46 — Junior guards Jayda Fortin (27 points) and Ali Macklin (5 points, 10 rebounds, 5 assists) led the way for the Bears (8-5).

Nauset 49, Dennis-Yarmouth 20 — The Warriors (10-1, 6-0) were carried by Francesca Gonnella’s 17 points.

Worcester Academy 61, Suffield 35 — Aliyah Boston (10 points, 11 rebounds, 10 blocks, 7 assists) turned in her fourth triple-double of the season, and Lauren Power netted 13 points while boosting the host Hilltoppers (16-0). Molly Stokes scored a career-high 12 points for Worcester Academy.

Boys’ swimming

Worcester Academy 53, Williston Northampton 41 — Kevin Arpin (200 freestyle, 100 butterfly) and Cyrus Salmassi (100 freestyle, 100 backstroke) each won twice to lift the host Hilltoppers (2-3).

Girls’ swimming

Williston Northampton 58, Worcester Academy 35 — The host Hilltoppers dropped to 4-2 with the loss.


Matt Durgin resigned as St. Mary’s coach Wednesday, citing a need to take a break. Durgin (166-97 overall) spent the past 29 seasons on a high school football sideline, including a 10-year run at his Lynn Classical alma mater and the past decade at St. Mary’s, where he compiled an 89-26 mark. . . . Arlington Catholic promoted 10-year assistant and alum Anthony Petrelis (‘01) to head coach. He replaced his mentor, Serge Clivio, who recently retired after 29 seasons.

Nate Weitzer, Dave Souza, and Carson Tully contributed to this report. For more highlights, go to bostonglobe.com/schools..