Boys Varisty Hockey Gets First Win Against Martha’s Vineyard

Corey Flynn

The boy’s varsity hockey defeated Martha’s Vineyard5-1 in their home opener on Wednesday night.

There are 16 new players this year including two freshmen

The first goal for Franklin came in the first period, tallied by senior captain Adam Hall.

Martha’s Vineyard had an opportunity to tie the game in the first period with a five on three power play but were unable to get the puck past sophomore goalie Mike Donadio, with help from senior captain Nick Bertoni who came up with a clutch blocked shot.

Franklin carried the play for most of the game and another goal scored by Hall in the second period put them up 2-0 going in to the third.

Senior Even Stawarz put Franklin up 3-0 in the third period, at this point the life had pretty much been taken out of the Vineyard’s players.

Later in the period Hall and Stawarz would hook up on a nice back and forth passing goal giving Hall a hat trick and a 4-0 lead.

After Bertoni sniped one passed the Vineyard’s net minder putting Franklin up 5-0, the vineyard was able to finally get on the board with a 2 on 1 rush down the ice making it 5-1.

Four year player and Captain Nick Bertoni commented on their first win:

“It feels really good to get that first win under out belt”

When asked how he felt about one of the new freshmen and line mate Justin Miller Bertoni said:

“He’s a really smart player; he sees the game very well and makes good plays”

The Vineyard struggled to keep any sustained pressure in Franklin’s zone throughout most of the game which resulted in the ice being tilted in Franklin’s favor.