Jack Lacasse

Boys: All-Cape Teams and Awards

First Team

Forward: Matt Brooks, Senior, Sandwich
Forward: Matt Kaski, Senior, Barnstable
Forward: Dawson Prophett, Senior, Bourne
Defense: Steven Megnia, Senior, Barnstable
Defense: Marc Rocheleau, Senior, Falmouth
Goalie: Jack LaCasse, Senior, Bourne

Second Team

Forward: Patrick Coyne, Junior, Falmouth
Forward: Kevin Craig, Sophomore, Barnstable
Forward: Cole Therrien, Junior, Cape Tech/CCA
Defense: Matt Hinckley, Senior, Cape Tech/CCA
Defense: Ari Purdy, Junior, Mashpee/Monomoy
Goalie: Justin Servidori, Senior, Dennis-Yarmouth

Third Team

Forward: Brian Bradley, Senior, Saint John Paul II
Forward: Simon Johnson, Junior, Nantucket
Forward: Joe Hess, Freshman, Bourne
Defense: Jack Harney, Junior, Dennis-Yarmouth
Defense: Rob Lennox, Senior, Sandwich
Goalie: Nico Lynch, Senior, Barnstable

Honorable Mention

Will Amenabar, Defense, Nauset; Tristan Araujo, Forward, Martha’s Vineyard; Dan Black, Defense, Barnstable; Jack Conway, Forward, Dennis-Yarmouth; Jack Daigneault, Goalie, Mashpee/Monomoy; Ryan DiPilato, Forward, Cape Tech/CCA; Brady Doherty, Forward, Sandwich; Max Duce, Forward, Nantucket; Ethan Fey, Defense, Nantucket; Craig Hatfield, Goalie, Sandwich; Tom Hidenfelter, Defense, Bourne; Sawyer Horan, Forward, Saint John Paul II; Matt Schreiner, Forward; Falmouth; Shamus Sullivan, Forward, Nauset; Cam Tobey, Defense, Falmouth


Offensive Player of the Year: Matt Kaski, Barnstable

By Kaski’s standards, this season was probably a disappointment. The senior entered this season with a banged up wrist, developed elbow problems down the stretch of the season, and the Red Raiders fell one point short of qualifying for the postseason.

Matt Kaski leads a late-third period rush into the attacking zone.Phil Garceau /CapeHockeyHub

Matt Kaski leads a late-third period rush into the attacking zone.

But there is no team that wouldn’t take Kaski, and the 23 points he scored this season. While he fell short of what he tallied his junior campaign (26 points, plus seven postseason points) what the senior accomplished with a season of injuries, while getting the spotlight from the opposition’s defense, the season was still in large part a success.

In terms of creating offense from scratch, there was no one better. The unique combination of blazing speed and a lethal wrist shot was always a threat. The speed through the neutral zone was second to none, and if the puck was three inches lower off his shot, he likely would have doubled his goal total.

It was a disappointing season for the Red Raiders overall, a team that was loaded with talent from the top-line to the back end. A loss to a three-win Needham team on Feb. 18 eliminated the Red Raiders from clinching a postseason berth, and Dartmouth sealed up a back-door qualification by defeating Bridgewater-Raynham a week later.

While it wasn’t the ending that Kaski and the Red Raiders were hoping for, Kaski’s offensive ability can’t be denied.

Kaski finished his career with 63 points.


Defensive Player of the Year: Steve Megnia, Barnstable

For the second year in a row, a Red Raider takes home the annual defensive player of the year. Megnia’s rise began during Barnstable’s postseason run a season ago when Mike McDonough’s missed time with a shoulder injury, prepping Megnia as the top-defender for this season.

Steve Megnia separates Billy Smith from the puck with a big hit deep in the zone in the third period of the Red Raiders 4-1 win over Catholic Memorial. Phil Garceau /CapeHockeyHub

Steve Megnia separates Billy Smith from the puck with a big hit deep in the zone in the third period of the Red Raiders 4-1 win over Catholic Memorial.

In his first year a top the depth chart, Megnia did not disappoint, anchoring a solid blue line along with sophomore Dan Black. The two played contrasting styles of defense, as Megnia was the hard-hitting defender while the much smaller Black relied on his smarts.

While Megnia missed the final three games of the season, a loss that may have cost the Red Raiders a postseason berth, his presence was felt throughout the season on the ice.

He only notched five assists on the season, and went without a goal, but a defender’s effectiveness isn’t decided by his point total, but rather keeping the opposing offense away from the net.

Megnia made goaltender Nico Lynch’s job much easier, as offenses thought twice before entering the slot looking for a rebound or setting a screen.

The UMass lacrosse commit finished his career with 12 points.


Rookie of the Year: Joe Hess, Bourne

The Canalmen had some big shoes to fill on the top-line this season, and had a good start with Dawson Prophett back for his senior season. But Bourne needed that one addition dimension to compliment Prophett on the top-line and Joe Hess more than delivered.

Bourne's Joe Hess battles with Dighton-Rehoboth/Seekonk's Anderson Lapierre in the second period.Phil Garceau /CapeHockeyHub

Bourne’s Joe Hess battles with Dighton-Rehoboth/Seekonk’s Anderson Lapierre in the second period.

Bourne’s top-line has a reputation of being a highly touted scoring unit over the past few years, and with the addition of Hess this season, they once again lived up to that expectation.

Hess was second on the team in both goals (11) and points (19), and along with Connor Torpey, the first line combined for 73 points, nearly half of the Canalmen’s offensive output.

While the Canalmen will be losing some talent this season to graduation, the future does look bright with Hess, and his brother, Max, who scored seven points this season.


Player of the Year: Jack LaCasse, Bourne

There may be no better goaltender over the last few years that has embraced his role as captain better than LaCasse. Sure, at the end of the day, the senior’s job was to stop pucks from entering the net, a job he was very good at, but his role on the ice was much larger than that.

Jack LaCasse stones Kam Silvia on a third-period breakaway, one of his 32 saves on the afternoon. Phil Garceau /CapeHockeyHub

Jack LaCasse stones Kam Silvia on a third-period breakaway, one of his 32 saves on the afternoon.

LaCasse was full of confidence in his own play from the moment he hit the ice, and used that to stir his team to life. There was never a dull moment when the senior was between the pipes, whether it be some extra curricular chit chat with the opposition, or the communication with his defensive pairings throughout the game.

LaCasse can certainly rub opponents the wrong way, but in the game of hockey, there is no player that isn’t guilty of this trait. There is one moment that stands out to me above the rest.

Earlier this season, the Canalmen lost to another local team on a last-minute breakaway goal. No one in the building was more upset at the goal than LaCasse, as he felt he let his team down. But sure enough, 21 seconds later he lined up and shook the hand of the player who scored that goal.

Fast-forward nine days later. The Canalmen faced off with the same team again on the road, and this time LaCasse picked up the 22-save shutout in a 3-0 victory. In the postgame handshake line, the same player who scored the game-winner a week earlier avoided LaCasse. That didn’t sit well and the goaltender confronted him, demanding a handshake since he “had to shake his hand after allowing a game-winning breakaway.”

Bourne's Jack LaCasse makes a save on Jordan Schemenaur in the second period of the Canal Cup.Phil Garceau /CapeHockeyHub

Bourne’s Jack LaCasse makes a save on Jordan Schemenaur in the second period of the Canal Cup.

At the time, I didn’t think much of what I assumed to be an unnecessary confrontation but after learning the facts, I respected the move. That is exactly the kind of attitude you want from a captain. Someone who takes charge and demands respect, whether it is from his own team or the opposition.

Obviously, this one anecdote is just a small reason that LaCasse earned this accolade. At the end of the day, it’s the play on the ice that earns this award, and LaCasse has been one of the best goaltenders over the past four years. After winning the starting gig his freshman year, beating out a senior at the time, the net was his for his career.

There may be no better goaltender who goes post-to-post better than LaCasse, and he was one of the best against the breakaway. The senior was quick to get down in the butterfly and sealed off everything that was low to the ground, but also has a quick glove.

He allowed just over two goals a game this season, stopping pucks at over a 91 percent clip and earned two shutouts. He could have earned more, but in a handful of games, LaCasse gave way to what is assumed to be next season’s goaltender in Nick Newbold, in the third period


Coach of the Year: Jordan Mohre, Sandwich

It is hard to imagine that just a season ago, the Blue Knights won two games, one of which was the season opener against Martha’s Vineyard. The team had the talent, starting with Matt Brooks and Brady Doherty up front and Craig Hatfield in net. However, the team just couldn’t put it together.

But from the opening day of tryouts this season, it was apparent that the mood in the Sandwich locker room did a 180-degree swing, with Mohre leading charge. The 2015 season was put in the rearview mirror, and a positive attitude was quickly installed.

With the core of last season’s team returning, the Blue Knights turned that 2-12-4 record into a postseason qualifying team this season, winning both the Judy Kostas Tournament and the Canal Cup in the process.

In terms of ‘X’s and O’s,’ Mohre is one of the best at making in game adjustments. He’s constantly in communication with his captains about the game plan, what he wants his forwards to do on the ice and keeping his defense on the same page.

In his eighth season as coach of the Blue Knights, Mohre has Sandwich back on the upswing. But with 10 seniors this season, we’ll have to wait and see what sort of magic Mohre can maneuver next year.

Div. 3 South: Bourne 2, Dighton-Rehoboth/Seekonk 1

BROCKTON, Mass. – The rallying cry of the Bourne Canalmen this season has been “Never give up!” a phrase they adopted following the passing of former Bourne hockey player Ryan Kent who lost his battle his cancer over the summer.

It was also the phrase reiterated by coach Tom Welch to his team as the Canalmen we’re facing a 1-0 deficit entering the third period of Monday’s Div. 3 South Preliminary Round showdown with Dighton-Rehoboth/Seekonk.

As the Canalmen entered that final frame shutout in their previous eight periods dating back to Feb. 17, it didn’t take long for Bourne’s Connor Torpey to respond, setting the stage for the dramatics of senior co-captain Dawson Prophett.

Bourne rushes to goaltender Jack LaCasse following its preliminary round victory.Phil Garceau /CapeHockeyHub

Bourne rushes to goaltender Jack LaCasse following its preliminary round victory.

With 1:03 remaining in the game a loose puck found Prophett high in the zone. Not bothering to skate with it, the senior rifled off a slap shot, finding the top-right corner and lifting the Canalmen to a 2-1 victory over their South Coast Conference rivals.

“I saw the puck and basically just shot it,” Prophett recalled. “I’ve been trying to shoot all night and it wasn’t going in, so I finally just took all my anger out.”

Prophett’s late-game heroics were a result of Torpey’s early third-period goal that changed the complexion of the game. With the Falcons taking a 1-0 lead late in the second period on tally from Kyle Frias, the pressure set in on the Canalmen to find the equalizing goal.

Between periods, the Canalmen coaching staff kept the team confident despite the power outage on the offensive end over the last three games.

“I wanted to remind them of that, as we told them between periods, the moment you give up, that’s the moment you let someone else win,” Bourne coach Tom Welch said. “Don’t give up! That’s been our theme all year, dig down and find some way to win.”

At the 1:41 mark of the period, the pressure was lifted off the shoulders of the Canalmen squad, when Torpey hit the brakes behind the D-R/Seekonk net and stepped inside the right circle, firing a quick wrist shot to tie the game at one.

“If we didn’t score early, it would have put more pressure on us to score, so scoring early was definitely a necessity,” Prophett said of Torpey’s goal.

Following the equalizer, Bourne carried play the remainder of the way and outshot Falcons 9-4 in the final frame after an even battle the first two periods.

Bourne's Joe Hess battles with Dighton-Rehoboth/Seekonk's Anderson Lapierre in the second period.Phil Garceau /CapeHockeyHub

Bourne’s Joe Hess battles with Dighton-Rehoboth/Seekonk’s Anderson Lapierre in the second period.

“It was nice in my end, the team played so well in front of me, only had a couple of shots,” Senior goaltender Jack LaCasse said. “They created opportunities and things happened just like that.”

With just over a minute remaining and the game shaping up to be decided in overtime, a loose puck bounced its way to Prophett for the game winner.

South coast rivals: The Canalmen have had the Falcons number over the years, winning all 14 matchups since D-R/Seekonk’s inception in 2009.

While Bourne has had their way in the past, they certainly didn’t take for granted that a victory was on its way.

In both regular season games this season, the Falcons made Bourne work for its victory as the Canalmen escaped with one-goal victories, which was once again the case on Monday.

“It speaks to the competitiveness of our league now,” Welch said. “In the South Coast Conference, a lot of teams have improved, and that team is well coached and played well.

Two in a row: For five years, the Canalmen had no luck in the postseason with five trips to the sectionals with no playoff wins to show for it.

Last season, Bourne righted the ship with a first-round victory over Nantucket and continued that trend again this season with a preliminary round victory.

Now, Bourne hopes to keep the win streak alive with a victory over No. 3 Hopkinton Thursday evening at Gallo Ice Arena.

“Lets get two more, that’s what we are trying to do, take a step forward,” Welch said. “There’s 12 seniors on the team, it’s emotional, it could always be there last game.”

While Bourne may not feature the fastest skaters or biggest defensemen, both Prophett and LaCasse said that it is the tight-knit bond that fuels the teams victories.

“This team is one of the tightest teams, along with last year,” Prophett said. “My freshman and sophomore years, we were a little diverse, so over the last two years we’ve just become a band of brothers.”

LaCasse added: “We aren’t the most talented group, we don’t have a lot of studs on the team, but we all play together and play for each other.”



D-R/S 0          1          0          –           1

Bourne          0          0          2          –           2

First Period: No scoring. Penalties: D-R/S-0, B-0.

Second Period: 1. D-R/S-Kyle Frias (Matt McDonald), 11:42. Penalties: D-R/S-0, B-1.

Third Period: 2. B-Connor Torpey (Joe Estey), 1:41. 3. B-Dawson Prophett (Jack Perry), 13:57. Penalties: D-R/S-1, B-1.

Shots On Goal:

D-R/S 7          7          4          –           18

Bourne          6          9          9          –           25

Goaltenders: D-R/S-Dan Loiselle, B-Jack LaCasse.



Boys Recap: Old Rochester/Fairhaven 3, Bourne 0

MARION, Mass. – Travis Roy Rink on the campus of Tabor Academy has developed into a house of horrors for the Bourne Canalmen over the years, and those unpleasant memories stayed par to the course on Wednesday.

With the inside track to the South Coast Conference title hanging in the balance, Old Rochester/Fairhaven quickly emerged as the better team in the battle between the long-time rivals, skating off with a hard-fought 3-0 victory over the Canalmen.

The Bulldogs needed just 31 seconds to capture the game’s first goal off a quick wrist shot from Landon Goguen, and doubled the lead nine minutes later on a putback goal from Ryan Raphael.

Bourne's Connor Torpey skates through the neutral zone in the second period.Phil Garceau /CapeHockeyHub

Bourne’s Connor Torpey skates through the neutral zone in the second period.

With a relentless fore-check the rest of the way, dominate play in the neutral zone, and a few timely saves from goaltender Chase Cunningham, those two goals were all the Bulldogs needed to secure the victory.

ORR/Fairhaven added a late third-period goal from Ryan Labonte to close out the scoring.

“We just got beat by a better team in every aspect of the game tonight,” Bourne coach Tom Welch said. “We didn’t play a good enough game, we dug ourselves a hole again and its tough to come back.”
Both of the ORR/Fairhaven goals were generated from shots from the point, a point of emphasis entering the game. Goguen’s goal came off a quick snap of the wrist from the left point, that hug the ice through traffic. The second goal came off a blast from Owen Powers along the right point, which was initially stopped by Jack LaCasse, but popped in for a rebound by Raphael.

“We’ve played Bourne under this coaching staff for a couple of years now, and they pack it in deep in our offensive zone,” ORR/Fairhaven coach Eric Labonte said. “We just said go D-to-D and lets get low shots and go for rebounds, and that first goal was huge for us.”

While the Canalmen came out buzzing after the early goal, the second goal seemed to dash all hopes of a Bourne comeback as the Bulldogs dictated the pace of play for the remainder of the frame, along with a majority of the second.

ORR/Fairhaven's Owen Powers sends a pass ahead early in their victory over Bourne.Phil Garceau /CapeHockeyHub

ORR/Fairhaven’s Owen Powers sends a pass ahead early in their victory over Bourne.

Adding to the frustrations was the power play opportunities that were handed to the Canalmen, as ORR/Fairhaven was hit with the first four penalties of the game, but Bourne not only failed to score on those chances, but struggled to collects shots on net.

“We don’t handle pressure well, they forced into situations where we didn’t have the patience to handle the puck, they just wanted it more than we did tonight,” Welch said.

A big boost to the Bulldogs entering the game was the return of captain Sam Henrie, who had missed the previous three weeks with a wrist injury and immediately made his presence felt not only in the starting lineup, but also on special teams.

“We are relatively small team, you put Sam back there, he’s our physical presence,” Labonte said. “Its not just the offense, you see what he does on the PK, icing the puck, never loses the physical battles, he’s a huge piece for our team.”

Keeping it close: Senior Jack LaCasse was tested early and often in the game, and perhaps his most impressive feat was shaking off two early goals to keep the Canalmen in striking distance the remainder of the way.

While the offense never found the back of the net, LaCasse came up with 24 saves in the game, keeping it a two-goal game up until late in the third period.

His play drew recognition from Labonte, who said it could have been a five or six goal game if not for his play.

“Jack’s a great goalie, he’s the best goalie, if not one of them in division three.”

SCC Outlook: After the game, Labonte was quick to deflect any mention that the league was already won despite the one-game lead over the Canalmen.

With both teams undefeated in conference play, and a 2-2 tie between the two teams in the first meeting on December 21st, the winner of Wednesday’s game had a significant lead in the standings with four league contests remaining for each team.

With the win, the Bulldogs command a 5-0-1 record in the South Coast Conference, while the Canalmen fall to 4-1-1.

“We have Dighton-Rehoboth again, they are a dangerous team even though we won 5-1, it wasn’t a 5-1 game, Labonte said. “But the Bourne-Old Rochester game is the measuring stick, and whoever wins that game has the lead, no question about it.” With both teams on an apparent course for postseason play, the potential is certainly there for a third meeting in the Div. 3 South bracket.



Bourne          0          0          0          –           0

ORR/F            2          0          1          –           3

First Period: 1. Landon Goguen (Taber Labonte), :31. 2. Ryan Raphael (Owen Powers), 9:27. Penalties: B-0, ORR/F-1.

Second Period: No scoring. Penalties: B-0, ORR-2.

Third Period: 3. Ryan Labonte (Kam Silvia), 11:12. Penalties: B-6, ORR-6.

Shots On Goal:

Bourne          7          4          5          –           16

ORR/F            8          6          13       –           27

Goaltenders: B-Jack LaCasse, ORR/F-Chase Cunningham.


Boys Recap: Bourne 3, Cape Tech/CCA 0

ORLEANS, Mass. – The Canalmen took the ice at Charles Moore Arena on Saturday night with one thing on their mind, to get the last laugh in their season series with Cape Tech/Cape Cod Academy Crusaders.

Just nine days ago, Cape Tech/CCA skated off with a 4-3 win over the Canalmen in dramatic fashion, as the always dangerous Cole Therrien scored the game winner with just 21 seconds remaining, leaving Bourne with a sense of unfinished business.

After a listless first period from both teams, the Canalmen took control over the final two periods, skating off with a 3-0 victory over the Crusaders to get back into the win column.

Bourne's Joe Estey attempts to gather a loose puck in front of a group of Crusaders.Phil Garceau /CapeHockeyHub

Bourne’s Joe Estey attempts to gather a loose puck in front of a group of Crusaders.

“We got two and a half periods of good team play,” Bourne coach Tom Welch said. “We are playing more consistently which has helped us quite a bit, even the last game (a 1-0 loss to Dennis-Yarmouth).”

Bourne grabbed a 1-0 lead at the six-minute mark of the middle frame, when freshman Max Hess knocked a loose puck just across the goal line, before it was swept back into the field of play.

That was all that senior goaltended Jack LaCasse required, as the captain recorded his second shutout of the season with a 22-save performance between the pipes.

“This is one of Jack’s better games of the year so far,” Welch said. ”The defense did very well clearing so he could see a lot of those shots and make his job a little easier they.“

Following Hess’ goal, the Crusaders offense roared to life, making for a very busy final nine minutes for LaCasse but the senior stood tall. Bourne outshot the Crusaders 7-3 to begin the period, but following the go-ahead goal, Cape Tech/CCA tallied 11 of the final 14 shots of the period.

LaCasse was zoned during the second-period push, excelling not only up high, but also with his rebound control. LaCasse also got a bit of held from defenseman Jake Morris, who disrupted an open one-timer in front of the net to preserve the lead.

When the two teams took to the ice to begin the third period, the Crusaders couldn’t match the intensity that was put forth in the second period.

Cape Tech/CCA’s top-line of Cole Therrian, Jacob Dipilato and Ryan Dipilato, which was potent in the opening 30 minutes didn’t have the same hop in their step over the final frame.

After Therrien tallied four points in the first meeting between the two teams, Welch made it a point to be aware of his presence on the ice the second time around.

Cape Tech/CCA's Cole Therrian gains the blue line in front of Bourne's Billy Conway.Phil Garceau /CapeHockeyHub

Cape Tech/CCA’s Cole Therrian gains the blue line in front of Bourne’s Billy Conway.

“What we tried to do is be aware of who is out there, [Therrien] is a very talented kid and they do so much with him, putting him out wide and he’s a good skater, but I think they were all gassed in the third period.”

Bourne took advantage of the weary legs in the third period, scoring an insurance goal from Connor Torpey at the 4:35 mark on another loose puck in front of the net, before Dawson Prophett iced the game with just over three minutes to play when he went high stick side over Owen McCoubrey from the left wing.

“If we continue to march in this direction, it should make it easier to make the playoffs down the road,” said Welch.



Bourne          0          1          2          –           3

CT/CCA          0          0          0          –           0

First Period: No scoring. Penalties: B-0, CT/CCA-0.

Second Period: 1. Max Hess (Cam Forget, Drew Adams), 6:00. Penalties: B-0, CT/CCA-2.

Third Period: 2. Connor Torpey (Jack Perry), 4:35. 3. Dawson Prophett (Torpey), 11:58. Penalties: B-0, CT/CCA-1.

Shots On Goal:

Bourne          6          11       14       –           31

CT/CCA          3          14       5          –           22

Goaltenders: B-Jack LaCasse; CT/CCA-Owen McCoubrey.


Boys Recap: Old Rochester/Fairhaven 2, Bourne 2

BOURNE, Mass. – Playing in their third game in four days, the weary legs of the Bourne Canalmen finally caught up.

Bourne jumped out to a 2-0 advantage over bitter South Coast Conference rival Old Rochester/Fairhaven on Monday afternoon, but the Bulldogs came storming back in the third period, peppering Bourne goalie Jack LaCasse with 17 third-period shots as the two teams battled to a 2-2 tie.

The Canalmen dialed up the perfect start, scoring just 33 seconds into the game on a wrist shot from Dawson Prophett, the second game in a row the Canalmen jumped on the scoreboard in the game’s opening minute.

Junior Drew Adams clears a puck away from the crease after Jack LaCasse made a third-period save. Phil Garceau /CapeHockeyHub

Junior Drew Adams clears a puck away from the crease after Jack LaCasse made a third-period save.

But by the end of the game, Bourne was starting at the wrong side of a 34-17 shot total, most noticeably a 17-2 disadvantage in the third period.

“It was just a lack of effort, they just did not try,” Bourne coach Tom Welch said. “We got beat on the one-on-ones, we were outhustled to the puck and they were faster and stronger than we were.”

The game was eerily similar to last season’s contest between the two teams, a 3-1 victory for Bourne in which the Canalmen were outplayed over the final two periods, but held on to a victory.

While the Canalmen outshot the Bulldogs 9-7 in the opening frame, Bourne found itself hanging on over the final 30 minutes to salvage a point in the contest.

“I thought we deserved a better fate in this game,” Bulldog coach Eric Labonte said. “We really brought it to them from the get go, Give them credit they jumped on their opportunities but I’m happy with how we battled back.”

The game itself, typically a high-energy affair and a well-attended event was a casualty of the holiday schedule with a 3:30 Monday afternoon start and the attendance certainly showed it.

On the ice, however, both teams still showed the energy that typically accompanies the rivalry.

“Bourne and Old Rochester, you could play at eight in the morning and both teams will be pretty amped up,” Labonte said.” I know for Bourne it is three games in four days, so they probably had some tired legs especially in the second half of that game.”

Senior captain Tom Hidenfelter tess up a shot from the point in the second period. Phil Garceau /CapeHockeyHub

Senior captain Tom Hidenfelter tees up a shot from the point in the second period.

Quick start: Following a 4-0 shutout victory on Saturday afternoon against Stoughton, the Canalmen picked up where they left off scoring just 33 seconds into the game, taking a faceoff win and quickly moving down ice.

Prophett was fed by John Wenzel and Connor Torpey for the initial score as the Canalmen evenly battled the Bulldogs the remainder of the period.

Junior Cam Forget doubled the lead in the second period, scoring quickly off an offensive zone faceoff win, the first goal of his varsity career.

Bourne had a golden opportunity to up the lead a minute later with a power play opportunity, but rather surrendered a shorthanded goal, their second in three days, opening the door for the Bulldogs comeback.

“I don’t think I’ve given up two shorthanded goals in a season,” Welch said. “We were lucky to tie, we got out manned to the puck, outhustled and we were out of shape in the end, they were tired.”

Weathering the storm: The game play went from bad to worse in the third period for the Canalmen, who quickly jumped all over the Canalmen.

It only seemed to be a matter of time until the equalizer was push across, and at 6:27 of the third, Sam Henrie tied the game at two.

ORR/Fairhaven didn’t let up at that point, continuing to unleash shots on LaCasse, who bailed out the Canalmen with 16 third-period saves, none bigger than a breakaway stop on Kam Silvia with less than five minutes remaining.

ORR/Fairhaven's Sam Henrie leads a charge up ice in their tie with Bourne. Phil Garceau /CapeHockeyHub

ORR/Fairhaven’s Sam Henrie leads a charge up ice in their tie with Bourne.

Prophett was called for a roughing call with 1:15 remaining in the game, sending the Bulldogs on the power play for the remainder of the game, but only tallied a single shot on net over the final 75 seconds and Bourne cleared the zone three times.

“When we called a timeout and we normally run an umbrella with a one man high, but we kind of curtailed it back because we didn’t want to give up a shorty and lose 3-2, so it was a little bit of a conservative power play,” Labonte said.

The Canalmen had a breakaway bid of their own in the final three minutes, but Joe Estey was shutdown by Cunningham to thwart the opportunity.

The Canalmen have plenty of time to rest up before hosting Martha’s Vineyard on Saturday.



ORR/Fairhaven                     0          1          1          —         2

Bourne                                   1          1          0          —         2

First Period: 1. B-Dawson Prophett (Josh Wenzel, Connor Torpey), :33. Penalties: ORR/F-2; B-1

Second Period: 2. B-Cam Forget (un), 8:26. 3. ORR/F-Kam Silvia (Sam Henrie), sh, 9:51. Penalties: ORR/F-2; B-1

Third Period: 4. ORR/F-Henrie (Chase Lapworth), 6:27. Penalties: ORR/F-0; B-1


Old Rochester/Fairhaven     7          10       17       —         34

Bourne                                   9          6          2          —         17

Goaltenders: ORR/F-Chase Cunningham; B-Jack LaCasse.