Franklin Boys Hockey Round Out A Strong Season


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The Varsity Boys Hockey team, despite the end-of-season loss, had a successful season.

Michael LaRoche, Writer

Thanks to a 7 game-win streak at the heart of the season, the Panthers finished with an impressive 16-5 record and the second-most wins in the Hock. Let’s take a look back at the players’ performances.

Franklin’s Goalie, Colby Wagner, was nothing short of spectacular. Netting a 1.15 goals against average (GAA), he this helped lead him to an incredible 0.947 save%. The Junior net minders season was highlighted by a shutout win against Canton, saving all 38 shots faced.

On the offensive end, Junior Ben Patterson had a stellar season, ending with 9 goals and 14 assists, bringing him to 23 points on the season. Other strong offensive performances included Senior Anthony Lamposona (9 goals, 11 assists) and Junior Dan Daley (9 goals, 10 assists).

Senior defenders Aidan Kuykendall and Liam O’Reilly helped lead a strong Franklin defensive front. Wagner could not have had such a good season if it wasn’t for the help in front of him. One of Franklin’s strong points this year were their breakouts from defense to offense.

When asked about factors towards the strong season, Liam talked about how disciplined they’ve been, as well as the chemistry between all of the players. O’Reilly points out that Franklin’s new head coach, Chris Spillane, made a huge impact. Whether it was creating lines, or motivating his players, he seemed like the perfect fit for the Panthers.

After crushing Andover 11-2 in their first playoff game, Franklin fell short to Marshfield in a tight 1-0 loss. Despite a disappointing sweet sixteen exit, this season will be one to look back on.