Faia sets new career scoring mark as EHS hockey wraps up season
Although the Everett High hockey team dropped its final contest of the season by a 6-3 margin to Cambridge last week, EHS head coach Erick Kainen noted many positive aspects to the contest.
“Cambridge is one of the better teams we’ve played this season, but we responded with one of our top games,” said the coach, whose squad was deadlock with the Cantabs at 2-2 into the second period.
Senior Marc Faia set a new EHS career scoring record with a goal and an assist, topping the former mark by a point. Marc ended up with 53 points on the season with 38 goals and 15 assists.
Four-year linemate Bryan Bessler also reached the 50 point plateau for the season (17 goals, 33 assists) with a goal and an assist. Bryan had eclipsed the 100-point career mark previously.
Ryan Snook scored the third Everett goal. Nathan Johnson and C.J. Cantone also were credited with assists. Kainen praised the play of freshman goalie D.J. Schonavec, who took a turn in the net.
The contest marked the final game in an EHS uniform for seniors Faia, Bessler, Snook, Cantone, Anthony Marino, and Louis Staffieri.
The team’s break-up banquet is scheduled for March 22 at Anthony’s Restaurant in Malden.
EHS girls ousted from state tourney
The Everett High girls basketball team, which concluded the season with a 14-6 record, was eliminated from state tourney play with a 75-50 loss at Masconomet Regional Monday evening.
The Lady Crimson Tide were seeded ninth among the 15 teams in the Division 1 North Sectional of the MIAA state tournament. Masco was seeded eighth with a similar 14-6 mark, but was awarded the home game via a coin flip.
Despite the defeat, coach Tammy Turner’s squad enjoyed another highly-successful season that included a second straight Greater Boston League title, a feat that an EHS girls hoop team had not accomplished in more than 20 years prior to last season.