Boys hockey: Blue Knights edge Whalers; SJP II victorious

NANTUCKET – For the second time in less than 24 hours, the Sandwich boys hockey team came away with a one-goal win.

The Blue Knights captured a 1-0 win over Nantucket on Tuesday, after beating Abington on Monday, 2-1.

Sophomore goalie Joe Raspante made 25 saves against Nantucket to help Jack Hemeon’s second-period goal stand for Sandwich (8-7-3).

Hemeon, a junior, scored 8 minutes, 58 seconds into the second period with assists from linemates freshman Mike Barrasso and senior Gregg O’Neill.

The line of Hemeon, Barrasso and O’Neill scored Sandwich’s first goal against the Green Wave and were also key against the Whalers. O’Neill was particularly strong, playing what coach Jordan Mohre called his best game.

Freshman goalie James Culkins kept Nantucket (5-10-1) close with 27 saves.

St. John Paul II 10, Mashpee/Monomoy 1: Senior Jim Manning had two goals and four assists to lead the Lions over the Monarchs at the Hyannis Youth & Community Center.

Sophomore Joe Manning and senior Corey Weeks added two goals each, while junior Mike Valerio, freshman Max McDonald, eighth-graders Mike Kornek and Cole Estey added one goal each for St. John Paul II (12-4).

Junior Jack Daigneault made 31 saves in net for Mashpee (5-13)

Sandwich 2, Abington 1: Senior captain Sean Boden scored with 15 seconds to play to cap a wild finish at Gallo Ice Arena in Bourne on Monday evening.

The Blue Knights and Green Wave went into the third period in a scoreless deadlock, with the scoring remaining 0-0 until the 8:13 mark of the final frame.

Freshman Mike Barrasso then finished off assists from junior Jack Hemeon and sophomore Kevin Carrera for the 1-0 lead, but Abington fired right back, as Jake Hamilton tied the score 27 seconds later.

Boden then popped home the winner, assisted by linemates Caleb McDermott, a junior, and Robbie Anderson, a senior, with 15 seconds remaining.

That line of Boden, McDermott and Anderson was strong all game, as Sandwich coach Jordan Mohre commended his team for playing a full 45 minutes. Mohre also noted the strong play of Hemeon up front.

Sophomore Joe Raspante was key in net for the Blue Knights, turning aside 28 shots.