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March 22nd, 2013
There were plenty of players West Warwick/Exeter-West Greenwich co-op hockey coach Peter Ethier couldâ€™ve given the game puck to following the Knight-Wizardsâ€™ Division III title clinching victory over Tolman Sunday afternoon.
Troy Sankey was going to sit out the biggest hockey game of his life.
The Exeter-West Greenwich senior scored a goal and had two assists Saturday afternoon to help the West Warwick /Exeter-West Greenwich co-op hockey team move to within one victory of the Division III title.
The No. 3 Tolman hockey team played a perfect two periods for the second straight game in the Division III title series, but the Tigers couldnâ€™t stop No. 1 West Warwick/Exeter-West Greenwichâ€™s perfect season.
For 38 minutes Tolman goalie Jared DaSilva and the rest of the No. 3 Tigers found a way to frustrate the stateâ€™s leading scorer, West Warwick/Exeter-West Greenwich senior forward Antonio Rei, in Game One of the Division III championship series at Meehan Auditorium Saturday afternoon.
Brandon Eckles was more than grateful to be selected as one of the 48 best players in the state and compete in the Rhode Island Coaches Association All-Star games last Wednesday at Rhode Island College.
At the same time though the whole thing felt just a little bit off and itâ€™s easy to see why.
This past winter East Greenwich saw a significant amount of turnover amongst its head coaches.
Matt Records â€“ who prior to the move was the head coach of the girls basketball team â€“ took over the boys basketball team for Craig MacKenzie and Recordsâ€™ former assistant coach â€“ Tori Ahrens â€“ took his place.
Calling 2012 a good year for East Greenwich High School athletics would be an understatement.
It was a great year and now the school has the hardware to prove it.
Top-seeded Lincoln slipped past the No. 2 Prout 3-2 Thursday night at Brown Universities George V. Meehan Auditorium.
With a late flurry the Crusaders (15-5-0, 14-4-0 Division II Central) closed a 3-1 deficit, coming up just short against the Lions (19-0-1, 17-0-1 Division II North) as time ran out in game one of the Division II Boyâ€™s Ice Hockey Championship.
Throughout their coaching careers Tom Penders and Al Skinner have each heard the trumpets flourish and the wolves at the gates.
Each knows all too well what it feels like to be heralded as a programâ€™s savior and to have fans calling for their jobs.
Sabrina Nuttall had one of her best swims of the high school season at the Rhode Island Girls Swimming Championships a little over one month ago and since then the freshman from South Kingstown hasnâ€™t slowed down.