IN THE BOX
ConVal vs. John Stark
at ConVal Regional High School, Peterborough
John Stark — 4-3-4-3 — 14
ConVal — 0-3-0-4 — 7
CV: 0-2 JS: 2-0
Jaden Smith — 4 goals, 1 assist, 10 ground balls
Liam Denehy — 2G, 1A, 3GB
Michael Derry — 1G, 4GB
Jason Bergeron — 8 saves
This was ConVal’s home opener, rescheduled from April 9 due to weather. After an April 12 game against Coe-Brown was also postponed, the Cougars opened their first season in Division II Tuesday at three-time defending state champion Derryfield with an 18-4 loss.
This was Bergeron’s first career varsity start, and Alex and Max Heck split goaltending duties against Derryfield. ConVal is seeking a replacement for recently graduated All-State goalie Pat LaRoche.
Derry was winning most of the game’s face-offs, but he got into a fight with John Stark faceoff specialist Owen Jones in the third quarter, and both players received automatic ejections.
Quote of the Day:
“We saw a lot of heart and athleticism. The biggest difference for us is going to be catching up on just clicking with our fundamentals.”
— ConVal Coach Dan Fox