Martha’s Vineyard sinks Nantucket in boys hockey

Max Davies rushes forward into the Whaler zone ahead of Nantucket's Marshall Slade (left) and Connor Pierre. — Photo by Ralph Stewart

Nor’easter Nemo delayed the start of the boys varsity hockey clash between Martha’s Vineyard and Nantucket for 48 hours, but the Island rivals finally faced off Monday afternoon at the M.V. Arena.

The Vineyarders wasted little time in putting the Whalers on ice. The hosts struck four times in the opening period and sent Nantucket packing with a 7-2 defeat.

Tyson Araujo scored two goals and added four assists. Kyp Cooperrider (2), Shay Hill, Emerson Mahoney, and Brian Hurley also scored for M.V. who improved to 12-4-1. Charlie Ashmun and Andrew Wiley picked up assists and Wyatt Jenkinson got the win in net.

Wednesday, February 6, the Vineyarders ended a three-game winless streak with a 6-0 Eastern Athletic Conference win over Somerset Berkley at Driscoll Arena in Fall River.

The Vineyarders bombarded the Raiders net with 59 shots. The Purple defense shackled Somerset Berkley throughout, holding them to seven shots on winning goalie Marc Natichioni, who won in his first Vineyard start between the pipes.

Tyson Araujo had two goals and an assist. Andrew Wiley had one of each. Brian Fraser, Shay Hill, and Emerson Mahoney scored the other Vineyard goals.

The Vineyarders host the annual Fairleigh Dickinson tournament this weekend. M.V. skates against Lynnfield Saturday at 7 pm and meets either Weston or Westwood on Sunday at 1 or 3 pm.