Wednesday, February 15, 2012
Learn about Holliston hockey's last game and a how you can help the town while preserving nature.
Our daily column, 5 Things You Need to Know Today, will help you to get your day started and offer you some fodder for water cooler conversation. 1. A position recently opened on the Conservation Commission, a group tasked with preserving nature in Holliston. Residents looking to serve their community in a volunteer role should visit the commission's website. 2. The varsity hockey team will travel to the Loring Arena Skating Rink to take on Dover-Sherborn today. The Panthers will take the ice in their final game of the regular season at 7:30 p.m. 3. Kids age 10 and older can learn how to sew and alter their clothes today at Passion for Fashion, an event at The Cosmic Sister at 2:45 p.m. 4. Did you know there is one road in Holliston where…
Monday, February 13, 2012
Still looking for a Valentine's Day present? The Bird in Hand has locally-crafted gifts for your sweetheart.
Our daily column, 5 Things You Need to Know Today, will help you to get your day started and offer you some fodder for water cooler conversation. 1. The Bird in Hand, usually closed on Mondays, will be open today for last minute Valentine's Day shopping. Stop by for some hand-crafted jewlery and locally-made Valentine's Day cards. 2. Is your son interested in the arts? The Cosmic Sister hosts Boys Grungetoday, where boys age 5-7 can create works of art in an environment of encouraged messiness. 3. The varsity hockey team will take on Littleton Lions today at the Groton High rink. The puck drops at 7 p.m. 4. The Board of Selectmen meet in room 105 of the Town Hall today at 7:30 p.m. 5. Are you on Facebook? Check out Holliston Patch on …
Friday, February 3, 2012
Panthers now 3-4-2 in the Tri Valley League.
Both teams came out shooting after a scoreless first period. In the second, the Panthers outscored the Clockers 3-2 with two goals from Max Turcotte and one from Nick Morganelli. But in the third, Ashland fired back, evening the score 3-3. Panthers pressured the net in the game's final minutes, but were unable to find the back of the goal as time expired. Holliston goalie, Jamie Losanno, and Ashland's Ryan Rocheford had 25 saves each. The Panthers, now 3-4-2 in the Tri Valley League, must accumulate 9 league points to make it back to the state tournament.
Monday, January 23, 2012
Panthers make a surge after being out shot in the first period.
Sluggish first periods have plagued the Panthers hockey team this season, but the mid-game surge that comes after has been a saving grace. On Saturday's game against Dover-Sherborn, Panthers took the ice at Veterans' Arena in Franklin in the second period down 2-1 after being out played in the game's first 20 minutes. "Luckily goalie Jamie Losanno keeps us in it, making 12 saves," coach Rick LeBlanc said in an email. The Panthers tied the score in the second period with a goal by Sophomore Forward, Tyler Perry. Dover-Sherborn struck first in the third, taking back the lead. But Junior forward Max Turcotte scored his 11th goal of the season with seven minutes left to play, evening the score and ending the game in a tie. "Dover-Sherborn…
Wednesday, January 4, 2012
Holliston Hockey played alongside the East Coast Jumbos, a special needs hockey team.
Holliston Hockey players took the ice at the DCU center Friday, using their sport to give back to fellow athletes as they played a game against the East Coast Jumbos, a special needs hockey team. Rick LeBlanc, the coach of both teams, said the match-up was beneficial for his players on both sides of the ice. Panthers players saw "how lucky they are to have hockey as a part of their life," while Jumbos players learn helpful life skills through the sport, LeBlanc said. "They have to do the drills in a certain way, not necessarily their way" LeBlanc said. "That teaches them discipline and skills they can use in their life." The Jumbos have upcoming games on Long Island and in Fenway Park next week.
Thursday, December 29, 2011
Panthers Hockey fell to Bishop Feehan Tuesday.
A 3-0 first period deficit proved too much for the Panthers Hockey team to overcome Tuesday, as they fell to Bishop Feehan High in the opening round of the Bellingham Christmas Tournament. Coach Rick LeBlanc described his opponets as "hungrier" than his players, who were out-shot 12-1 in the first period. "We just seemd to lose the desire, and paid for it dearly," LeBlanc said in an email. But in the second period, the Panthers turned it on. Goalie Jamie Losanno let up only two goals through the game's remainder, as scores from Preston Trudeau, Ryan Nelson and Ben Weiner put the Panthers back in the running. First period woes turned out to be insurmountable however, as the Panthers fell 5-3 in the opening round of the Belingham …
Tuesday, December 20, 2011
The Panthers won their season-opener against Hopkinton in a shutout victory.
The Panthers owned the ice on Saturday, skating past their Hopkinton opponent with speed and scoring with finesse. Coach Rick LeBlanc said he was "very proud" of the work his team did to prepare for the season, and praised the players after their victory over a tough Hopkinton team.
Friday, December 16, 2011
The Panthers hope for a return to the state tournament and continued growth from an up-and-coming program.
The Panthers varsity hockey team will take on Hopkinton tomorrow and begin a season that head coach Rick LeBlanc hopes will bring continued growth from a team on the rise. Leading a fast, offense-driven team, LeBlanc hopes to outshoot his biggest challengers from Ashland, Hopkinton and Medway this season. "That's our biggest strength, we are young and energetic and we have speed," LeBlanc said. But young energy could also be the team's greatest challenge. Graduating 15 seniors last year, the Panthers face a lack of experience, with only a handful of veteran varsity players returning, LeBlanc said. To prepare for the upcoming season, LeBlanc has been networking with some of the best coaches around, including ones from the NHL and college…
Tuesday, November 8, 2011
Repairs were made to Brentwood's hockey heaven.
News that the “Cube” sustained substantial damage during the recent storm produced a small army of concerned yet hardy workmen this past weekend, determined to restore the Brentwood ice palace to its prior greatness. The “Cube” is the large, chain link fence enclosed ice hockey rink that emerged as last winter’s “place to be” for high school boys and their weekend warrior dads. Located behind Jack and Katie Connor’s home, the “Cube” had sat unused for decades, before Dan Higgins of Higloo Sports took action. Working closely with The Connors family (Holliston’s own Bob and Myra Kraft, sort of), Higgins helped introduce hockey as more than just a Play Station game for some, but a game actually played on ice.
Thursday, June 23, 2011
Joe Fujiyoshi will pursue engineering studies in Pittsburgh at Carnegie Mellon University.
Joe Fujiyoshi played on the Hillers varsity hockey team for three years and was also an avid trombone player. He was a member of the Concert Band and the Jazz Band and performed in countless performances during the last four years. The most notable was "Stars at Symphony" after the band received the Gold Medal receivers at the MICCA Festival a few months ago. "I enjoyed high school. It was a good time," Fujiyoshi says. "I'm not rushing out, but I'm ready to run." He is off to Carnegie Mellon Universtiy to study engineering.