2018 Boston Lax All-American Game Recap

2018 Boston Lax All-American Game Recap

By Nate Weitzer @nweitzer7

WESTWOOD — The sixth annual Boston Lax All-American game took on a very serious air for the first 40 minutes of play.

But with Team Shield ahead 18-11 in the waning minutes, the crowd finally got the novel play it was looking for when Roxbury Latin rising senior goalie Deven Varney carried the ball into the attacking zone, passed off to a teammate, and got it back for a rare goalie goal.

Varney’s goal put the bow on a resounding and fundamental win for Team Shield, who allowed just five goals through the first three quarters to earn a 19-11 victory Monday night at Xaverian High.

After Nobles graduate and Boston University bound middie Jett Dziama (3 goals) produced a highlight goal to make it 10-4 shortly before halftime, Hockomock League MVP and Foxboro grad Jake Addeche (Hofstra) checked into net for Team Shield and stopped 8 of the 9 shots he faced in the third quarter to help expand the lead.

Villanova-bound attackman and former Tabor Academy standout Patrick Daly led Team Shield with five goals and one assist, while Williams commit and Belmont Hill alum Jake Haase also added a hat trick. Rutgers commit and Franklin All-American Eric Civetti scored twice and added two assists and Wesleyan commit and Longmeadow alum Spencer Robbins added two goals.

Boston University commit and Needham rising senior Jason Child netted a hat trick and Xaverian’s rising senior attackman Sam Jean added two goals for Team Hammer, while Governor’s Academy rising junior and Bryant commit Nate Laliberte won 13 faceoffs and scored a goal.

Daly was named MVP of the game for his impressive effort.

Team Hammer coach Steve Lydon was presented with the Tony Manzelli Coach of the Year award for his work in leading BC High to their first state championship this spring. His star defenseman, Will Bowen – who was unable to attend the game as he prepares for his freshman season at the University of North Carolina – was awarded as the 2018 Bruce Lerch Player of the Year.

The EMLCA also presented their awards at halftime of the game. Lincoln-Sudbury graduate Owen Toland was named sportsman of the year and Melrose coach Matt James was presented with the EMLCA Coach of the Year plaque along with most of the EMLCA All-American players in attendance.


Team Shield

Pat Daly – 5 goals, 1 assist

Jake Haase – 3 goals, 1 assist

Jett Dziama – 3 goals

Eric Civetti – 2 goals, 2 assists

Spencer Robbins – 2 goals

Aidan Carroll – 1 goal, 1 assist

Matt DeSisto – 1 goal

Jake Erickson – 1 assist

Luke Moriarty – 1 assist

John Dixon– 1 goal, 4 faceoff wins

Jacob Alexander – 1 assist, 5 faceoff wins

Jake Addeche – 8 saves

Deven Varney – 6 saves, 1 goal

Ben Kacher – 5 saves


Team Hammer

Jason Child – 3 goals

Sam Jean – 2 goals

Will Abbott – 1 goal, 2 assists

Michael Bomes – 1 goal, 1 assist

Jack Geiger – 1 goal

Marshall Terres – 1 goal

David Murray – 1 goal

Nick Loring – 1 assist

Jack Dillon – 1 assist

Nate Laliberte – 1 goal, 13 faceoff wins

Danny Hincks – 7 saves

Alex Gainey – 6 saves

Mason Fitzgerald – 5 saves


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