The Wolverines post together following a 2-0 tournament berth clinching win over Holliston on January 31. Back Row: Head Coach Mike Welby, Asst. Coach Matt Sebet, Brian Fallon, Colin Lynch, Brian Reissfelder, Timmy Dalton, Nick Horsfall, Kevin McGough, Shane Cronin, Brian Forde, Asst. Coach Tom McCusker, Asst. Coach Steve McDonald. Middle Row: Colin Fay, Cal Guarino, Captain Matt Mackin, Mark Horsfall, Colin Fahey, Brendan Hamilton, Timmy Hall. Front Row: Brian Blomquist, Ryan Lewis, Thomas Leone, Conor Donohue, Ben Goodrich, Captain Justin Anderson. Absent: Nikita Manakin and Jake Shields. Photos by Wendy Lague-Fahey
By Michael Flanagan
Hometown Weekly Sports Editor
The Westwood High School varsity boys hockey team won their fourth straight contest with a 2-0 win over Dedham on Saturday.
Before the win over the Marauders, however, the Wolverines (10-4-2, 7-3-2) set a Massachusetts high school hockey state record by clinching their 36th consecutive state tournament berth following a 2-0 win over Holliston on January 31.
Junior forward Shane Cronin and junior defenseman Brian Blomquist each notched goals in the winning effort, while senior captain and goaltender Justin Anderson recorded his sixth shutout of the season.
At the time of print, the Wolverines sport a TVL-best goals-for to goals-against ratio at 53-23. Westwood will look to close out the regular season strongly when the Wolverines travel to Lynnfield on February 17, followed by another road game at Oliver Ames on February 22.
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