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March 24th, 2015

North Smithfield Boys' Hockey | Northmen fend off Narragansett, grab Division II finals berth

March 24, 2015


NORTH SMITHFIELD  –  Veteran coach Paul Nadeau admitted to feeling a wide range of emotions after his North Smithfield High icemen had posted a wildly-entertaining 7-4 victory over Narragansett before over 300 vociferous fans at the Rhode Island Sports Center on Monday evening.

With the Game 3 triumph, the top-seeded Northmen clinched the R.I. Division II Tournament semifinal set, 2-1, earning a berth in the best-of-three championship series opposite second-ranked South Kingstown.

Providence College basketball | SENIOR MOMENT: Ryan Gomes walked in Dunn’s shoes a decade ago

March 24, 2015


PROVIDENCE – If there’s anyone in the Providence College basketball family who can relate to the “should I stay or should I go?” conundrum that’s facing Kris Dunn in the coming weeks, it’s Ryan Gomes.

Providence College basketball | Kris Dunn is going to the NBA one day, but Friar fans hope it’s not this year

March 24, 2015


PROVIDENCE  — One season of watching Kris Dunn has perhaps been enough to get an ample sampling of the diverse abilities that, in the view of those who are close to the Providence College point guard, make him an intriguing option for this year’s NBA draft.

March 23rd

Lincoln High Unified Sports | TEAMWORK: Jarest honored as coach of year by athletic administrators

March 23, 2015


LINCOLN — It was virtually a last-minute decision to volunteer to coach Lincoln High's Unified Volleyball and Basketball teams, but Renee Jarest took that leap at the beginning of the 2013-14 school year.

She's mighty glad she did, as she not only had the opportunity to teach special athletes the fundamentals of the sports, but also helped them – with the aid of “partners” – achieve their goal of competing in a varsity sport.

March 22nd

Cumberland Boys' Hockey | WINNING TIME: Salisbury, Lake propel Clippers back to finals

March 22, 2015

WEST WARWICK — In the first four games between the Cumberland and Coventry hockey teams, it was hard to tell which team was the favorite to win the Division I Eccleston title and which team was rebuilding and had to battle just to reach the semifinals.

That wasn’t the case Saturday night at Magiera Rink.

March 21st

Burrillville High boys' hockey | BRONCO STAMPEDE: Burrillville explodes in third period, earns trip to Div. I finals

March 21, 2015

PAWTUCKET – Burrillville High head coach Bill Robinson had just walked out of his club's dressing room when asked what he told his team after it had posted a 7-2 bashing of Barrington on Saturday night.

Before he could utter a sound, several celebratory screams went out, so he just needed pointed at the door following a most physical victory, one that led to a two-games-to-none sweep of the R.I. Division I/Eccleston League semifinal at Lynch Arena on Saturday night.

March 20th

Burrillville Boys' Hockey | Stone, Broncos blitz Barrington, 6-1 in semifinal Game 1

March 20, 2015


BURRILLVILLE  –  Senior captain Chad Stone notched a terrific hat trick and classmate Pat McConnell chipped in a goal and a feed as Burrillville High lambasted Barrington, 6-1, in the opener of a R.I. Division I/Eccleston League Tournament semifinal set at Levy Rink on Friday night.

Nick Koprusak and Tyler Kearney each contributed two assists for the Broncos, who can sweep the Eagles with a victory at Lynch Arena tonight at 7:15.

North Smithfield Boys' Hockey | Northmen squash Narragansett, 6-3 in semifinal opener

March 20, 2015


NORTH SMITHFIELD  –  Through the opening two stanzas, North Smithfield High’s icemen failed to exhibit the high-flying style of play that helped them crush East Providence by identical 8-0 scores in its R.I. Division II Tournament quarterfinal sweep last weekend.

The reason: Narragansett played a more aggressive, physical type of hockey, one that kept the top-seeded Northmen off kilter for a complete 30 minutes in this highly-entertaining semifinal opener held Friday night.

Cumberland Boys' Hockey | Cumberland grabs semifinal opener with 2-1 OT win

March 20, 2015


WOONSOCKET – The track record of Cumberland and Coventry hooking up in games decided by one goal continued Friday night at Adelard Arena.

And just like the three regular-season encounters, the Clippers emerged victorious. 

March 19th

Boys' Hockey | SPRING BREAK: Burrillville, Cumberland, North Smithfield ready for semifinals

March 19, 2015


Broncos ready to take on Barrington

BURRILLVILLE  –  Under first-year head coach Bill Robinson, Burrillville High coasted to a 15-3-0 mark in Division I/Eccleston, with its lone losses coming only to league champion Cumberland (twice) and Prout.

Three of those victories came at the expense of Barrington, the Broncos' foe in this weekend's R.I. Division I/Eccleston Tournament semifinal series, one that begins Friday night at 7:30 at Levy Rink.

The respective scores: 4-1 on Dec. 13, 5-3 on Jan. 16 and 5-3 on Feb. 27.

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