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EPHS Principal
Janet Sheehan

Athletic Director
Paul Amaral

Assistant AD
Robert Duarte

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AROUND THE BOARDS TOWNIE HOCKEY NEWS AND NOTES

The quest for the D-III State Championship continues at Portsmouth Abbey on Friday, March 11 at & 7pm against Mount Hope.  Tickets are going fast so get to the box office or get your tix on line at ticketmaster.com

 

Townies sweep into semi-finals with shut out of Wizards
James Hall recorded a hat trick while D.J. Donahue, Trevor Medeiros, Kyle Walmsley, and Keith Marquis all added a goal each as the Townies defeated West Warwick 7-0 in Saturday night’s quarter-final playoff tilt at West Warwick.  John Andrews made 23 saves for the Townies as they advance to play defending D-III state champion Mount Hope.

 

Townies trounce Wizards in playoff opener
Kevin Hall, Kyle Walmsley, Nick Costello, James Hall, Harrison Jones, and Peter Saunders all lit the lamp on Friday night as East Providence jumped out to a 1-0 lead in their best of three playoff series with a 6-1 victory over West Warwick.  The Townies led from start to finish and outshout the Wizards 46-12 in what was a dominant performance on both ends of the ice.  The Townies hope to finish off the Wizards on Saturday night at 7:30 at West Warwick.

 

TOWNIES HONORED
East Providence High School players D.J. Donahue, John Andrews, James Hall, Harrison Jones, and Trevor Medeiros have all been selected to the Division III- Coaches Association All-Division Team. 

 

Hobey Baker Award

Donhue will also be honored as the East Providence Hobey Baker Award Winner.  The Hobey Baker Award is given to the player that best exemplifies the characteristics of integrity, leadership, sportsmanship, and academic excellence.  Donahue will meet with Governor Chafee and the RI General Assembly and also be recognized at a future Providence Bruins game.


Townie Award
Nick Costello was presented with the 2011 Townie Award which is given annually to the player who exemplifies Townie Pride.  Nick has earned the respect of his teammates and coaching staff with his dedication, hard work, selflessness, and tenacity.

 

 

 

2/25- 2/26    East Providence 6 Cranston East 3    East Providence 4  Tolman 3
Weekend sweep propels Townies to third seed in DIII Tourney
East Providence defeated Cranston East on Friday night by a score of 6 to 3 in a dominant performance that was highlighted by 2 goals a piece by James Hall and Trevor Medeiros.  D.J. Donahue and Kevin Hall each added a goal and John Andrews picked up the win between the pipes. 

On Saturday night the Townies honored their ten senior players and senior captain D.J. Donahue lit the lamp twice as East Providence came back from a 3-2 deficit to post a 4-3 victory over Tolman.  Nick Costello and Ryan Barry each contributed a goal and senior goaltender John Andrews was outstanding in the third period to preserve the Townie lead.  The Townies finished the regular season at 11-4-1.

February 21, 2011
Townies tame Tigers
Nick Costello, Trevor Medeiros, Peter Saunders, Ryan Barry and Kyle Walmsley all scored as East Providence defeated Tolman at Smithfield on Monday night.  Saunders also picked up two assists and John Andrews made 18 saves as the Townies moved to 9-4-1 in league play.

February 18, 2011
Townies blow away Hurricanes
Trevor Medeiros and Harrison Jones each scored twice as East Providence shut out Warwick Veterans 6-0 on Saturday night at Thayer Arena.  John Andrews and Shawn Medeiros combined for the shut out in the Townie net.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

February 12, 2011
Cranston East 1  East Providence 0
Bolts edge Townies
East Providence could not capitalize on a number of good scoring opportunities and displayed the expected rust from a disjointed two weeks of practice and the cancellation of last weekend’s game against Tolman due to roof problems at Lynch Arena.  John Andrews was excellent in net for the Townies but Cranston East’s goal at 5:45 of the third period held up despite a furious flurry of Townie shots in the final seconds of the contest.

 

January 29, 2011
East Providence 9  Woonsocket 1
Medeiros’ hat trick leads Townies past Villa Novans
Trevor Medeiros scored three times and Kyle Walmsley found the back of the net twice as East Providence improved to 6-3-1 in league play with a 9-1 victory over Woonsocket at Lynch Arena Friday night.  Ryan Barry had a goal and two assists, Nick Costello and Keith Marquis chipped in with a goal each, and D.J. Donahue picked up a goal and an assist for the Townies.  Freshman forward Sean Feeney, playing in his Townie debut, picked up the helper on Donahue’s third period goal for the first point of his high school career.  Shawn Medeiros turned back nine shots to pick up the win between the pipes for the Townies.

 

January 28, 2011
East Providence 4  Mount Hope 3

Donahue leads Townies to big comeback win vs. Mt. Hope
Trailing 3-1 heading into the third period, East Providence mounted a tremendous comeback and defeated the defending D-III champion Huskies 4-3 at Portsmouth Abbey Friday night.  Trevor Medeiros started the comeback with a semi break-away goal set up by Ryan Barry in the opening minutes of the third period.  D.J. Donahue followed with an outstanding individual effort goal and then slapped the game winner into the back of the net on a Townie power play with just over two minutes remaining in the contest.  Kevin Hall started the scoring for East Providence with a blocked shot break-away goal in the first period and John Andrews picked up the win with solid play between the pipes.  East Providence’s “White Line” of Keith Marquis, Alec D’Amico, and Kyle Walmsley were outstanding on the fore-check and provided a big boost to the Townie cause.  Josh Rocha turned in a solid defensive effort on the Townie blue line.

 

 

January 22, 2011
Mount Hope 4  East Providence 2
Huskies upend Townies in hard fought contest

The Townies lost a heartbreaker against streaking (8 straight wins) Mount Hope as they took a 2 to 1 lead into the final four minutes of play but could not hold on for the win.  James Hall accounted for both Townie goals and the East Providence fore-checking resulted in an East Providence territorial and shot advantage for most of the night.  John Andrews was solid in net as he held the league’s number one offense to only three goals, as the fourth was an empty netter.

 

 

January 15, 2011
Townies trounce Villa Novans
James Hall, Trevor Medeiros, and Harrison Jones all had hat tricks to lead the Townies to a 18-0 victory against Woonsocket at Mt. St. Charles.  John Andrews and Shawn Medeiros combined for the shut out while sophomore defenseman Patrick Moore and freshman wing Josh Letendre picked up their first points of the year.

 

 

January 8, 2011
East Providence 9  West Warwick 1
Townies skate past Wizards as the offense begins to click
After spending the first three weeks of the season starving for goals, East Providence has scored 25 in their last four games.  A combination of tenacious fore-checking and good puck movement resulted in a dominating effort on Saturday night at Lynch Arena in Pawtucket.  Trevor Medeiros and James Hall each scored twice while Nick Costello, D.J. Donahue, Josh Rocha, Troy Derrick, and Kyle Walmsley all chipped in with a goal each as the Townies avenged a 3-1 New Year’s Eve loss to West Warwick.  Senior defenseman Harrison Jones recorded 3 assists while John Andrews (14 sv) and Shawn Medeiros combined to turn away 17 shots.

 

 

January 7, 2011
East Providence 9  Warwick Vets 0
Hall’s hat trick leads Townies past Hurricanes
James Hall scored three times, D.J. Donahue twice, and Matt Hall, Keith Marquis, Josh Rocha, and Harrison Jones all lit the lamp once as East Providence cruised to a 9-0 victory Friday night at Lynch Arena.  John Andrews and Shawn Medeiros combined for the shut-out as the Townies moved to 2-2-1 in league play.

 

 

 

January 1,2 @ URI Boss Holiday Tournament
South Kingstown 5 East Providence 4
Prout 6 East Providence 3
The Townies played “up” a division at the Boss Invitational Holiday Tournament over the New Year’s weekend and fell to the Rebels and Crusaders on Saturday and Sunday respectively.  East Providence outshot both opponents and carried the play against SK but Peter Saunders’ game tying goal was washed out by referees who did not see the puck hit the back of the net. (It was New Year’s day…) James Hall scored twice while Saunders and Ryan Barry each picked up one goal.  On Sunday, The Townies were locked in a good battle until Prout broke the game open in the third with three unanswered goals.  Trevor Medeiros, Kevin Hall, and James Hall accounted for the Townies’ three goals.

 

 

December 31, 2010
Wizards shock Townies
Despite a significant territorial advantage and 38 shots on net, East Providence ended up on the wrong side of a 3-1 final against West Warwick on New Years’ Eve.  The Townies cut a 2-0 deficit to 2-1 when Matt Hall scored half way through the third period.  The Townies finished the final minute with an extra skater and a number of scoring opportunities but could not find the back of the net.  John Andrews played well in the cage for the Townies as he turned back 21 shots.

 

 

December 18, 2010
Townies can’t handle Panthers
East Providence dropped their second consecutive game to undefeated Johnston/NP by a score of 3-1 on Saturday night at Lynch Arena.  East Providence cut a 2-0 deficit in half early in the third period but could not score again as they fell to 1-1-1 on the season.  James Hall scored the Townies’ only goal on an assist from Nick Costello and John Andrews played well again in net, turning back 21 shots.

 

December 11, 2010
Townies fall to Johnston/NP in Overtime
East Providence came back from a 3-1 third period deficit but could not hold off a sustained Johnston/NP attack in overtime as they came away on the short end of a 4-3 overtime loss on Saturday night at Lynch Arena.  Ryan Barry, Nick Costello, and D.J. Donahue all scored for the Townies and John Andrews turned back 22 shots as East Providence earned a point in the standings but evened its season record to 1-1.  The Townies won’t have to wait long to have their chance to even the season series with the Panthers, as the two teams face off again next Saturday at Lynch.

                                                    

December 4, 2010
BARRY’s OVERTIME GOAL LIFTS TOWNIES PAST SPARTANS IN OPENER
After establishing a 2-0 lead, on goals by Matt Hall and Ryan Barry, with three minutes remaining in the second period, East Providence watched that lead evaporate as Scituate scored three times in a span of two minutes and forty seconds to take a 3-2 lead into the third period.  The Spartans held that lead until the final 37 seconds of play when East Providence’s Kevin Hall scored a short-handed goal to tie the contest at three.  About four minutes later, in overtime, Ryan Barry ended the game with his second tally of the night, sending the Townies to their first win of the season.

John Andrews turned back 17 shots to pick up the victory in net and Harrison Jones was the defensive player of the game for East Providence.  DJ Donahue, Peter Saunders, Josh Rocha, Jones, James Hall, and Kevin Hall all found their way onto the score sheet with an assist each. 

November 27, 2010
TOWNIES SKATE TO INJURY FUND TIE AGAINST JOHNSTON/NP
Alec D’Amico and Harrison Jones each found the back of the net and John Andrews turned back 14 shots as East Providence began the 2010-11 campaign with a 2-2 tie against Johnston/North Providence in a non-league Injury Fund contest.  Nick Costello and Matt Hall were outstanding on the Townie penalty kill and Ryan Barry picked up the helper on Jones’ second period goal.

 

Season Preview

The Townies should contend for the Division III title this season after making it to the D III final four last year.  East Providence returns a solid core of veterans led by senior Captain D.J. Donahue, hard core grinder Trevor Medeiros, and senior sniper James Hall. That talented threesome is supported by a host of other talented players who would be headliners on other teams. 

The defense is solid with steady seniors Donahue, Josh Rocha and Harrison Jones leading the way while physical junior Matt Hall and transfer Patrick Moore will be counted on to sure up the Townie blue line.

Up front the Townies are blessed with a number of dependable veterans led by all purpose two-way specialist Nick Costello, play making center Ryan Barry, silky right wing Peter Saunders, energy charged wing Kevin Hall, and tenacious forward Kyle Walmsley. The experience and hustle of left wing Alec D’Amico, the intelligence and play making ability of forward Keith Marquis, and the physical play and versatility of Matt Taylor give the Townies depth and experience that will be hard to match.  Freshman forward Josh Letendre and sophomore wing Troy Derrick will push some of the veterans for ice time as the season progresses.

Senior goal tender John Andrews will be counted on to bring his intense style of play to each game as he gets the call to start in net for the Townies this season. Andrews will be capably backed up by freshman newcomer Keith Faria and junior net minder Shawn Medeiros. 

The Townies will have to remain disciplined and beat some solid competition, including defending champion Mount Hope, if they are to meet the lofty expectations and grab their first championship since 2005.