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Game Report: Malden Catholic at BC High

Jayson Dobay
Jayson Dobay
Matt Dewkett

Dorchester, Mass. -- BC High and Malden Catholic skated to a 2-2 tie on Sunday afternoon at the Beacon Ice Arena on the campus of UMass Boston.

Ian Murphy buried an absolute snipe for a shorthanded goal and Thomas Kramer connected off a feed from Kayser Raei in transition to stake BC High to a 2-0 lead.

Malden Catholic junior Sean Wrenn's goal off a face-off evened the score at 2-2 with less than a minute to go in the game. Thomas Albert had pulled the Lancers within one earlier in the final period.

Top 3 College Prospects

'99 LD Jayson Dobay (BC High #3)

Mobile, offensive-minded blue liner gets better each viewing... great vision, making better decisions defensively... stepped up and made a huge hit on RW on zone exit to set the tone early (1st)... made a great outlet pass from behind his own cage to his LW to start transition (1st)... good pokecheck on RW coming into zone at blue line (1st)... showed good patience and vision as he carried puck into offensive zone on transition, waiting for pass to trailer after defense collapsed (2nd)... good footwork on an absolute bomb of a one-timer (2nd)... hustled back into position, used speed to break up a rush after pinching (2nd)

'99 RW Ian Murphy (BC High #21)

Speedy winger with good hockey IQ and the potential to be offensive play-maker at the collegiate level... used burst of speed to to score shorthanded goal, picked up puck in neutral zone, flew into zone and ripped a forehand snipe into top far corner (1st) play to chip puck up wall and clear zone (2nd)...  net drive cleared space for Thomas Kramer's goal (2nd)... made a nice chip up the wall in the neutral zone under pressure (3rd)... nice hustle to break up an outlet opportunity for Malden Catholic and maintain offensive zone possession (3rd)

'00 LC Thomas Kramer (BC High #27)

Smart, two-way center who reads plays well, doesn't have elite skill set, could be an in between type prospect, potential bottom six guy at NCAA level... made a nice play to step up and pick off a pass in the defensive zone and start the breakout (1st)... found space and waited for pass from Kayser Raei before firing it into net for transition goal (2nd)... good stick in defensive zone to get in passing/shooting lane (3rd).

PG/Division III Prospects

'97 LW Kayser Raei (BC High #4)

Extremely savvy, smart play-maker who plays with an edge, doesn't have speed for Division I, but could make an excellent Division III player... outstanding play on Kramer goal, carried puck up the right side, stop/go move to beat MC defender, patiently waited for passing lane and for Kramer to clear space before sending out centering feed for an easy finish (2nd)... clever pass from behind goal line to Kramer for a chance in slot (1st)... tied up puck, grind on boards to kill time on PK (2nd)

'98 LD Patrick Harrington (Malden Catholic #55)

Mobile defenseman with decent stick... nice end-to-end rush up the right side where he used strong edges to cut into middle and get backhand off on net (1st)... good job pokechecking puck away and forcing opposing RW to boards on a rush (1st)

'97 LC Nick Botticelli (Malden Catholic #26)

Strong skater is a good pivot who can distribute the puck and create chances, but doesn't have finishing ability or high-end skill set to set him apart

Goalie of the Future

'00 Brian Cannata (Malden Catholic #30)

Brother of Joe Cannata, AHL goaltender in Vancouver Canucks system and Merrimack alum... Tracks shots extremely well, made two nice glove saves on point shots with heavy traffic in front... Stays square to shooters... smooth mover in crease...rebound control was only issue

BC High Line Combinations

Kayser Raei - Thomas Kramer - Ian Murphy
Danny O'Connell - James Sexton - Troy Ladka
Blake Graham - C.J. Marshall - Michael Ball
Mitch Grenier - Mike Reidy - Sean McDonough

Joe Kelly - Billy Roche
Jayson Dobay - Sean Healy

Brandon Payzant

Malden Catholic Line Combinations

Corey Goldstein - Nick Botticelli - Sean Wrenn
Joey Guarino - Justin Collins - Thomas Albert
Cam Walter - Ryan Noonan - Tom Sullivan

Patrick Harrington - Matt Yianacopolus
Matt Ciulla - Jack Sullivan

Brian Cannata