Bromfield players for the Littleton Tigers and Acton-Boxborough Colonials hockey teams wrapped up their seasons earlier this month. The Colonials played nine games (6-2-1) but had their season cut short due to the coronavirus, and the Tigers played 11, finishing with a 4-6-1 record.
Three Bromfield girls played for the Colonials this year. Freshman Allie Correiri is a defensive player. Eighth-grader Caroline Justicz and seventh-grader Clover Logan play forward.
The Colonials won six of their nine games and tied one in a season cut two games short by the pandemic. The team kicked off competition in early January with a 7-0 win against the Cambridge Rindge and Latin School. From there, the girls were all business, maintaining a five-game winning streak with two more games against Cambridge and two against Concord-Carlisle High School.
Lincoln-Sudbury turned out to be the Colonials’ worthiest opponent, dealing the team its first loss (6-3) Jan. 27. Just three days later, they faced off again in a game resulting in a 3-3 tie, and on Feb. 3, Acton-Boxborough decided to even things out, claiming its sixth win of the season by one point (3-2). Finally, Lincoln-Sudbury claimed victory in the teams’ final matchup, winning 3-1 on Feb. 6.
After the loss, the Acton-Boxborough Girls Hockey Instagram posted that the team was “looking to pick back up with a W against Wayland.” The team never got the chance to hit the ice again, however. Shortly after the final game against Lincoln-Sudbury, players from both teams tested positive for the coronavirus, putting an end to Acton-Boxborough’s season.
Five players for the Colonials ranked in the top 50 in the state. Senior Jillian Loebs was fifth, junior Cailey Ryan was 15th, senior Ella Cormier was 28th, Correiri was 31st, and freshman Lily Vaughan was 49th.
The Colonials ranked 18th in the Massachusetts Interscholastic Athletic Association, Division 1. The team had the 10th highest win percentage in the division and a total of 49 goals.
The Littleton Tigers varsity boys hockey team, a co-op with Bromfield, finished its 12-game season Feb. 19 with a 4-3 win against North Middlesex Regional High School. The team’s four Bromfield players are juniors Ryan McNulty, Sam Dunn, and Kyle Tracey, all forwards, and freshman Evan Piekos, who plays defense.
The Tigers wrapped up the season with a 4-6-2 record. The team took two wins against both North Middlesex Regional High School and Gardner High School and tied 2-2 with Leominster High School and the Fitchburg-Montachusett co-op team. It lost twice to the Fitchburg-Montachusett co-op team and Groton-Dunstable Regional High School and once to the Lunenburg-Ayer Shirley co-op team and Oakmont Regional High School.
The Tigers ranked fourth in Pod 2, behind Groton-Dunstable, Fitchburg, and Lunenburg, respectively. Coach Kevin Lizotte highlighted the performances of senior captain Aaron King and sophomore Dylan Lokken, who were each key players this season. King, a defensive player, had four goals, six assists, and 10 points. Lokken’s record was 8-1-9.
Bromfield players Tracy and McNulty each had records of 3-3-6, while Dunn went 1-5-6, and Piekos 2-3-5.
The boys season concluded Feb. 19. The girls wrapped up Feb. 6.