All four Eagles lines did a good job clogging the neutral zone to slow down MC’s speed. Though the ‘Blue Blades’ from Malden Catholic (now 0-4-2 in league play) piled up the shots, most were from the outside and Price, a senior from Danvers, did the job in the Prep cage.
Malden Catholic was whistled for a major penalty 3:10 to play, and another with 2:00 to play that put the Eagles on a 5-on-3 advantage for 90 of the final 120 seconds. That ended any hopes of a comeback by the hosts.
Now the Eagles, with 12 seniors playing regular roles, turn their focus on Saturday’s home rematch with B.C. High.
“We have so many seniors and we all have the same goals and we’re playing to our potential. Last time we won the league was 1994, so for us to get it would be huge. That BC game is huge and we know we’ll have to be at our best,” said Shaheen, whose goal in the first saw him streak in on the right hand boards, cut to the net and finish.
“Last year was kind of a tough year for me, so its nice to get a couple of gino’s this year,” he grinned.