The Westwood boys are heading to the state hockey tournament for the 35th consecutive season, a new state record. Standing left to right:
Ian Williams, Asst. Coach Steve McDonald, Asst. Coach Tom McCusker, Brian Blomquist, Matt Conway, Brendan Hagan, Jake Shields, Mark Horsfall, Timmy Dalton, Griffin McKeown, Sam Murphy, Matt Mackin, Conor Walsh, Coach Mike Welby, Asst. Coach Matt Sebet, Ben Shields. Middle Row: Brian Reissfelder, Tim Hall, Conor Donohue, Owen Heidelberger. Front Row: Chris Erickson, Dante Giugliano, Ben Lewis, Brian Guarino, Thomas Keith, John Reissfelder, Trevor Fahey, Cal Guarino, Aaron Janfaza, Thomas Leone, Justin Anderson. Photos by Wendy Lague-Fahey
By Michael Flanagan
Hometown Weekly Sports Editor
The Westwood High School boys hockey team clinched a spot in the State Tournament for a state-record 35th consecutive year in a row this past Saturday with a 4-1 win over Ashland at Loring Arena in Framingham.
The Wolverines (11-3-1) were carried offensively by seniors Brian Guarino (two goals); Ben Lewis (one goal) and Sam Murphy (one goal) in the win over the Clockers. Junior goaltender Justin Anderson was strong in net with 21 saves.
Westwood also earned a recent 2-0 victory over arch-rival Holliston on January 28, a game in which Justin Anderson earned his second shutout of the season in a 24-save effort.
The Wolverines were once again victorious on February 8 in a 2-1 victory over TVL rival, Medfield. Aaron Janfaza and Thomas Keith netted the two goals for Westwood, while Anderson put together another strong performance in net with 22 saves on 23 shots.
The Wolverines will face Hopkinton on February 15 to close out conference play before heading to Martha’s Vineyard to conclude the regular season in the Fairleigh Dickenson Tournament on President’s Day Weekend, wherein the Wolverines will play a slate of games against Weston and either Martha’s Vineyard, Lynnfield, Old Rochester, and Fairhaven. Following their trip the Vineyard, the Wolverines will return home to play in the State Tournament.