The Natick U14 Girls team finished their season on a high note over the weekend by beating Winchester 2-0 to win the Middlesex Yankee U14 North II Championship. To get to the championship game the girls beat the New England Pioneers (1-0) and Westwood (3-0). Congratulations to the players, coaches, and parents.
The Natick Comets House League competed in the Mark Bavis Memorial Tournament on March 10th & 11th. Fielding three teams consisting of 31 skaters, the players were excited to don the Natick Comets colors for the first time and compete against other programs in the surrounding area. While none of the teams came away with any substantial hardware, everyone had an outstanding time and were inspired to take their hockey experience to the next level! For more about Mark Bavis, please see https://www.bu.edu/today/2011/remembering-mark/
Congratulations to The Natick Comets Squirt B Team for winning the Freeze Out Tournament at UMASS in January and for winning their second State Playdown game to TriBoro. The team will advance to the state tournament in March. The game went into overtime and they won in a shoot out. Great job Braeden Homer, Brendan Howard, Chase Flynn, Cole Miceli, Danny Balcom, Finn Moriarty, Jared Duby, Luca Tavilla, Luke Aylett, Luke Ritchie, Michael Bulkin, Nick Vlieger, Ryan Connolly and Ryan Lynch and to the amazing coaches Mike Balcom and Rob Ritchie.
The Natick Comets Squirt AAA team won the District 8 Squirt Large, Championship on Monday January 15th. The Team shut out Framingham with a final score of 8-0, and will continue on to the State Tournament in March. Congratulations to Ben Vose, Brody Whalen, Dan Kaploun, Grady Flynn, Henry Zeman, Hunter Hourihan, Jason Cohen, Jason Danahy, Jeffrey Howard, Joe MacDonnell, Jonathan Chase, Luke Meszaros, Luke Nemitz, Peter Bracken, Sam Hubbard and Will Fair. The boys are lead by Head Coach, Chris Hubbard and Assistant Coaches, John Hourihan, Mike Flynn and Tom Vose.
Each year Coach Reynolds gets together some PeeWee A players for some community service participation at the Natick Service Council Food Pantry. The team gathered earlier this week to assist Director Kelsey Hampton by verifying date stamps on the food, organizing the products into groups (cereals, pastas, etc) and stocking the shelves. Thanks to the Natick Service Council for its efforts to help those in need and to the players for having fun while giving back to the community.
On Januray 11th, the Squirt D team played a fun and close (1-0 Comets) game against Brookline at the Larz Anderson outdoor ink. Thanks to the Brookline program for putting on a nice event. Each player had their name announced over the loudspeaker system before playing the national anthem. Afterwards there was hot chocolate and cookies for the players and parents.
Mite A Team Wins Kevin P. Williamson Memorial Tournament
The Comets Mite A team won the Kevin P. Williamson Memorial Tournament in Falmouth, Mass on Sunday, February 21. The team defeated Lexington-Bedford, Warwick RI, King Phillip Walpole and in a rematch with Lexington-Bedford for the championship game.
Mite A Team - Kevin P. Williamson Memorial Tournament Champions
The Natick Comets organization was able to present the Natick Service Council with $5,480 in cash donations and 13 bags of food from the 4th annual food drive (held in January, 2016) in memory of Justin Bailey. The impact of this food drive effort is that the funds raised will feed 500 families in need for two months.
Comets Pee Wee C1 Team Wins Cape Cod Classic Tournament
The Comets Pee Wee C1 team took first place the weekend of March 6 in the Cape Cod Classic Tournament in Orleans, Mass. The teamwork displayed during all four games was tremendous. Not one goal was scored against the Comets team during the tournament. Congratulations on the championship win.
Comets Pee Wee C1 - Cape Cod Classic Tournament Champions
On Tuesday, February 17 the Comets sponsored and hosted the Girls Try Hockey event. As you can see from these smiling faces, it was a great time for all and we look forward to seeing many of these new players at our upcoming tryouts. Thanks to Coach Knapp, Coach Baughman, and the Comets players who assisted with the event.
The Comets Squirt A team won the District 8 Championship on Monday, January 19 at the New England Sports Center in Marlborough. Squirt A defeated Framingham 4-3 in overtime. The team heads to the Mass. State Tournament March 6 through 8 in Chelmsford.