Senior Day may have been last Saturday for the third-ranked Hingham boys’ hockey team, but on Thursday night at Pilgrim Ice Arena, a pair of Harbormen from the Class of 2018 made their presence known in their last home game.
Senior netminder Robbie Kornack stopped all 12 shots he faced to earn his sixth shutout of the season, and captain Frankie Higgins notched two goals on special teams as Hingham shut out Andover, 4-0.
While Hingham’s 10 seniors were honored before last Saturday’s game against St. John’s Shrewsbury, the Harbormen (10-3-6) were granted one more home contest by virtue of a rescheduled matchup with the Warriors. The host team would be the only one to find the back of the net thanks to Kornack, who reached a milestone.
“It was my sixth shutout, and last year I got five, so getting my sixth was a huge milestone for me, and just a huge accomplishment,” Kornack said.
“Especially with our schedule and all the shots he’s faced, he’s been excellent all year long,” said coach Tony Messina. “He stops every one that he should stop, and he stops stuff that I can’t believe.”
Higgins scored a goal in each of the first two periods. His first strike came five seconds into Hingham’s first power play of the game, when he deflected home a point shot from his younger brother Jake to give the Harbormen the lead with 6:28 to go in the first.
With less than two minutes to go in the middle frame, Frankie Higgins struck again, converting on a breakaway while the Harbormen were shorthanded.
Freshman Trevor O’Brien tallied two third-period goals to round out the scoring.
While the loss dropped Andover to 9-5-2 overall, the Warriors still have plenty in which to be proud. In the six games since coach Chris Kuchar was placed on administrative leave, Andover has a 3-2-1 record and has clinched a spot in the playoffs.
The community has rallied around the team, with a slew of volunteers ranging from parents to others affiliated with the program filling in as assistant coaches.
Junior varsity coach Peter Loring has taken over coaching duties in Kuchar’s absence, which is expected to end soon.
One of those helping the Warriors has been former Boston University coach Jack Parker. Parker has had a hand in helping out the team, specifically the coaches who have come in in place of Kuchar and his staff. Parker’s two grandsons — Jake, a senior captain, and Shane Lachance — play for the Warriors.
“It’s fun, I’ve had a ball watching the past couple of years,” said Parker of watching his two grandsons.
“I remember when he was playing little guys’ hockey on our coffee table in our house in Boston, and now all of a sudden he’s graduating . . . it’s amazing how quickly they grow.”
Burlington 3, Wilmington 1 — Senior Sean Casey scored two goals for the sixth-ranked Red Devils (16-3) in the Middlesex League victory.
Oliver Ames 5, Attleboro 1 — Senior Rory Madded posted two goals and two assists and classmate Mike Nikiciuk added two goals for the Tigers (10-7).
Brookline 64, Needham 62 — Junior Chris Camille drained a pair of late free throws as the host Warriors (13-5) stopped the fourth-ranked Rockets (14-3) in a Bay State Carey thriller. Needham’s Thomas Shaughnessy was off the mark with his shot at the buzzer.
Everett 56, Lynn Classical 45 — The seventh-ranked Crimson (18-1) rolled behind 19 points from senior guard Ghared Boyce and five blocks from junior Eric Thompson. Senior Isaiah Likely made his presence felt in multiple areas, finishing with 9 points, 11 rebounds, and 6 assists. Lynn Classical was led by senior Edwin Solis (12 points), who left the contest in the fourth quarter with a left leg injury.
Silver Lake 53, Duxbury 33 —Sophomore Nolan Hughes had 20 points for the Lakers.
North Reading 61, Triton 55 — Senior forward Colin Boucher scored 19 points in his final game for the Hornets (8-12).
Somerville 64, Gloucester 53 — Sophomore Tyler Whitney-Sidney (18 points, 9 rebounds, 7 assists) powered the Highlanders, who improve to 11-6.
Marshfield 66, Falmouth 48 — Senior AJ Conn heated up in the second half and scored 28 points for the Rams.
BC High 63, Xaverian 55 — Senior Matt Thompson scored 20 points for the Eagles (12-5).
Wakefield 62, Stoneham 57 — Senior Max Hinchey hit a big 3-pointer in overtime to seal the win for the Warriors (6-12). Hinchey finished with 13 points, 8 rebounds, 2 steals, and 3 assists.
St. Mary’s 74, Bishop Fenwick 43 — Sophomore Joey Abate-Walsh scored 16 points and had 10 rebounds for the Spartans (14-2).
Beverly 75, Marblehead 70 — Derek Marino had 17 of his 20 points in the fourth quarter and overtime to lead the Panthers.
Milton 67, Norwood 46 — Eddie Hassell notched 17 points to lead the Wildcats.
Winthrop 75, Saugus 46 — Senior guard Tayjuan McKenzie had 21 points for the Vikings.
Hanover 61, Rockland 58 — Seniors Aaron Boise (17 points) and Matt Delahunt (16 points)led the Indians (16-4) over the Bulldogs.
Scituate 79, Plymouth South 51 — Senior captain Jack Poirier poured in 26 points and freshman Kyrell Luc added 16 for the Sailors (14-6).
Melrose 50, Burlington 32 — Senior Joe Stanton had 12 points for the Red Raiders (10-7), who qualified for the tournament for the eighth consecutive year.
Pembroke 68, North Quincy 52 — Seniors Sean Dahlquist (18 points), Nate Kavka (13 points), Max McCarthy (13 points) and Tyler Spencer (12 points) paced the Titans.
Malden 66, Salem 62 — Fern Berard posted a double-double with 20 points and 12 rebounds to pace the Golden Tornadoes (14-5).
Latin Academy 54, CASH 34 — Senior Darian Kavu scored 17 points for the Dragons (4-14).
Pope John 79, Cristo Rey 40 — Angel Price-Espada led the Tigers with 24 points and 10 assists, and junior Mekhi Collins added 10 points, 10 rebounds, seven assists and seven steals for Pope John, which improved to 17-1.
Woburn 50, Winchester 47 — Senior Matt Juko posted a double-double with 18 points and 10 rebounds, and classmate Brett Stachkowski chipped in another 10 as the Tanners (13-7) survived.
Hingham 86, Plymouth North 74 — John Gates (36 points, 10 3-pointers) and John Lowther (20 points) led the Harbormen (16-2). Donnie Cohoon had 31 points in the loss for the Eagles (7-11).
Watertown 77, Wilmington 40 — Senior John Korte led the Raiders (13-6) with 20 points.
Westford 52, Newton South 49 — Senior Elizabeth Arnold scored the go-ahead basket with 45 seconds left as the host Grey Ghosts (15-3, 7-1 DCL Large) handed the top-ranked Lions (17-1, 7-1) their first loss in a Dual County League Large showdown. South senior Veronica Burton scored 26 points, but just six in the second half.
‘‘Our plan was to run her into the ground,’’ Westford coach Russ Coward said. ‘‘We doubled her every time she touched the ball, full-court.’’
Coward singled out the play of senior Allie Mulhern, a defensive stopper who kept the Grey Ghosts in the game in the first half with her offense, and junior Brooke Pillsbury (10 rebounds, 6 assists, 4 rebounds).
‘‘She affected the game in so many different ways and it made all the difference,’’ he said.
Amesbury 50, Ipswich 29 — Junior Flannery O'Connor poured in 22 points for the Indians (12-6).
Bishop Stang 56, Martha’s Vineyard 49 — Rylie Carreau’s 25 points powered the visiting Spartans past the Vineyarders.
Malden 48, Salem 40 — Senior MacKenzie Furlong had 22 points for the Golden Tornadoes.
Revere 68, Danvers 49 — Valentina Pepic scored 25 points and corralled 14 rebounds for the Patriots, and Tatianna Iacoviello chipped in another 15.
Mt. Alvernia 54, Pope John 45 — Lone senior Dakota O'Brien piled up 23 points, 13 rebounds, five assists and five steals as the Mustangs (10-9) clinched a postseason berth.
Melrose 64, Burlington 32 — Junior Peri Macdonald had 14 points and 13 rebounds for the Red Raiders, who improve to 15-3.
Scituate 61, Plymouth South 38 — Sophomore Liz Slein tallied 17 points, including five 3-pointers, as the Sailors (11-9) rolled.
Weymouth 70, Framingham 58 — Junior Delaney Spinney had 18 points, 11 rebounds, and seven steals for the Wildcats (6-10).
Rockland 45, Hanover 44 — Trailing 41-24 with two minutes left in the third quarter, the Indians went on a 20-4 run the rest of the way, but couldn’t hit a shot at the buzzer for the win to complete the comeback. Senior forward Erika Ochenduszko led the Bulldogs with 15 points, while Erin Flynn tallied 11 to pace Hanover.
St. Mary’s 55, Bishop Fenwick 50 — Olivia Nazaire (20 points) and Pamela Gonzalez (16 points) spearheaded a 20-10 fourth-quarter run as the Spartans (15-6) knocked off the Crusaders.
Lynn Classical 61, Everett 31 — Irianis Delgado had 19 points, and Paris Wilkey added 13 more as the Rams cruised.
Fontbonne 56, Norfolk Aggie 26 — Clarissa Garzon’s 14 points led the way for the host Ducks (15-2) on Senior Night.
Braintree 57, Newton North 39 — Senior Mackenzie Moore led the fourth-ranked Wamps (16-2) with 13 points.
Hingham 61, Plymouth North 48 — In the state-qualifying win, junior Maddie McCulloum had 10 points, sophomore Ryley Blasetti had 15 points, and senior Shannon Joyce added 12 for the Harborwomen (10-8).
Shrewsbury 4, Winthrop 1 — Delaney Couture notched three goals and one assist to lift the Colonials (16-0-1) in Winthrop. Teammate Lauren Moran had one goal and two assists, while Kylian Kelly gathered two assists.
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