Beverly 9, Leominster 5: The Panthers (4-0) scored two goals in the last 90 seconds of the first to take control, and in the process senior captain Nicole Woods (three goals, four assists total) became the program’s all-time leading scorer.
Woods has 23 points in four games, hiking her career total to 122 to break the record of 116 set last year by Livvy Konaxis.
”It’s a great achievement, but you’d never know it the way Nicole goes about her business. She’s so unselfish and she doesn’t like to have a lot of attention on herself,” said Beverly coach Brian Seabury. “She’s the ultimate team player.”
Woods and linemates Julia Nearis (four goals, two assists) and Kristen McCarthy (two goals, five assists) combined for all nine Beverly goals while Rachel Spencer earned one assist. Beverly led 5-2 after the first and 7-3 after two.
North Reading 3, Bishop Fenwick 2: Captain Nick Finan and freshman Rob Murphy had the goals for Bishop Fenwick (1-4), which couldn’t overcome an early 2-goal deficit. The goal was Murphy’s first as a varsity player. Freshman Greg McGunigle (1st varsity point), Mike Gallant and Chris Carney added assists while Bobby Lombardi stopped 21 shots for the Crusaders.
Everett 3, Swampscott 2: Despite putting 45 shots on the Everett goalie, the Big Blue (1-3-1) only found the back of the net twice in dropping the consolation game of the Lynn Christmas Tournament. Ryan Cresta and Louis Olivieri had the goals for Swampscott while Mike Johnson earned assists on both tallies.
St. John’s Prep 3, Woburn 1: Freshman Zach Laramie stopped all but one of the 17 shots he faced and senior captain Jimmy Currier had a goal and an assist as the Eagles (3-1) rebounded from their first loss of the season with a strong road win. Defenseman Dylan Lemieux and fellow senior Mark Etherington also scored for St. John’s, which got two assists from sophomore Kyle Lynch. The Eagles will play Catholic Conference rival Malden Catholic tomorrow afternoon (2:30 p.m.) on the outdoor ice surface at Fenway Park.