Old Rochester Regional High School has become the driving force behind the Bourne/Mashpee/Wareham/Old Rochester girls hockey program, which sits at 3-3-2 (2-2-1 Southeast Massachusetts Girls Hockey League).
Senior captains Kaitlin Kelleyand Chelsea Petersonare at the forefront of the ORR contributors. Kelly leads the team with five assists and is second in points with six. Peterson helps control the blue line, but has also done well on offense, scoring two goals and notching two assists. Sophomore forward Carly Drew(five points) has also done well, tied for second on the team with freshman forward Erin Craigwith three goals. ORR players have scored 13 of BMW/ORR’s 17 goals on the year.
However, BMW/ORR’s leader remains goalie Megan Nolan. The junior has surrendered 13 goals over the eight games, posting a 1.63 goals-against average. She’s had 269 shots come her way, saving 256 for a .952 save percentage. She also has two shutouts on the year.
“As we get close to the halfway point of the season, we continue to work on increasing our scoring opportunities,” BMW/ORR coach Kristyn Alexander said. “This team has a great work ethic and continues to improve each time we step on the ice. We have been in every single game this season.”
Following BMW/ORR’s matchup against Latin Academy on Wednesday, the Canalmen take the ferry to visit Martha’s Vineyard over the weekend where they’ll work to defend their Nan Rheault Tournament title.
“This will be an exciting week of hockey for us,” Alexander said.
ORR boys basketball extended its winning streak to six games after knocking off Fairhaven on Friday. Although it’s been a team effort from the start, the Bulldogs on pace for another successful year in large part thanks to the play of Nick Johnsonand Cole McIntyre.
“[Johnson has] done everything we’ve asked him to do — offensively and defensively — and he’s come up big more than a few times,” ORR coach Steve Carvalho said. “Cole is Cole and the offense pretty much runs through him.”
Old Colony boys basketball was unable to build off its 6-0 start, which is the best start in program history, as the Cougars suffered their first loss of the year to Upper Cape on Friday, 55-51.
“They know they’re far from perfect,” Old Colony coach Matt Trahan said after his team extended the winning streak to six games after an 86-56 win over Old Colony. “This is not a team that’s going to get a big head. We have to work every night. And now that we’re getting into the teeth of our season it’s a grind because it’s Monday, Wednesday, Friday. There are late practices. There’s a lot of factors involved that they have to perform every night, whether it’s practice or a game.”
Jake Jason, however, did inch closer to the 2,000-career points mark. The senior forward scored 17 against the Rams, bringing his double-digit scoring streak to 74 games. He currently sits at 1,829 points. Jason only needs 171 more to become the second player in school history to score 2,000 points and only needs 10 more after that to break Karen Walsh’srecord of 2,009 points scored by an Old Colony basketball player.
Although Apponequet/Bishop Connolly/ Old Colony (2-5, 1-4 SCC) has struggled since winning the first two games of the year, the Lakers have still received contributions from Old Colony student-athletes. Ethan Harropis second on the team in both points (eight) and assists (five). Captain Zach Lovendalecurrently ranks second on the team with four goals. He’s also chipped in two assists, as well.
After visiting ORR/Fairhaven on Wednesday, Apponequet/Bishop Connolly/Old Colony plays Dighton-Rehoboth/Seekonk on Saturday at Driscoll Arena at 5:00 pm.
High School Sports Update
By Nick Friar