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January 3, 2013

Wednesday's area roundup: Peabody girls hockey topples Brookline


Peabody 8, Brookline 3: Hat tricks by Sophia Post and Laura Miele powered the Tanners (2-6) to their second win of the season. Peabody led 5-0 after two and also got scoring from Hannah Travers (goal, two assists) and Courtney Smith (goal, assist).

Jillian McCormick played the first period in net and didn’t allow a goal and senior Joanna Ambeliotis played the final two periods. Ciara DiSalvo had an excellent game on the win for Peabody, and Smith made a smooth transition to a defensive position.

Beverly 1, Winthrop 0: The Panthers (5-0) handed Winthrop its first loss of the season as Ami Thompson made 21 saves to earn her second shutout. Kristen McCarthy’s power play goal 3:55 into the first period stood up as Beverly’s defensive backcheck and faceoff work from centers Livvy Konaxis and Nicole Kamens helped keep Winthrop scoreless. Konaxis and defenseman Caitlin McBride earned assists on McCarthy’s goal.

Chelmsford 8, Marblehead 4: The Lady Headers (3-3) scored three straight goals to tie it 4-4 but the Lions netted the last four of the game to come away with the win. Junior captain Rachel McKay led Marblehead with a goal and two assists while Brittany Lydon had two goals, Brittany Smith added a goal and an assist and Emmarose Winder had one assist.


Beverly 1, Winthrop 0: Nick Albano’s power play goal with just under eight minutes to play stood up as the Panthers improved to 6-0 on the season. Captains Matt Hamor and Connor Irving earned assists on the game’s only goal and sophomore goalie Tim Birarelli made 12 saves to earn the shutout.

St. John’s Prep 6, Framingham 1: Second line winger Tyler Bird had a pair of goals (one on the power play) while goaltender Anthony Selvitella of Topsfield stopped 15 shots for his first varsity win as the Eagles (4-1) scored five goals in the final 16 minutes to snap a 1-1 tie. The third and fourth lines each contributed a goal as Nick Bragole and Justin Longo, respectively, also scored, as did second line center Jack McCarthy and defenseman James Brightney. The Eagles host top ranked Malden Catholic on Saturday (noon) in Wilmington in their Catholic Conference opener.

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