2016-03-10 / Front Page

Ice Action Heats Up

(Photo by Meri Keller) (Photo by Meri Keller) High school hockey action warms up its second season this week for players up and down Aquidneck Island. The D-II boys tournament begins on Friday, Mar. 11, at the St. George’s School rink where the top-seeded Rogers-Middletown- Rocky Hill School Co-op team (RMR) skates against #8 Lincoln at 7 p.m. in a quarterfinal, best of three series. RMR gained the #1 seed after gliding past Portsmouth on Saturday, March 5 (See story, page 24). Game two in the RMR vs. Lincoln pairing will occur on Saturday, March 12, at Pawtucket’s Lynch Arena with a 9:30 p.m. face-off. If necessary, a deciding game will be back at St. George’s on Monday, March 14, at a time to be determined. Portsmouth, the #4 seed, draws #5 South Kingstown in their opening game on Friday, March 11, at the Portsmouth Abbey rink at 7:30 p.m. In the photo above, Ben Hernowitz, #15, stuffs a shot into the corner of the net for RMR’s first goal against PHS on Saturday, March 5, despite the efforts of four PHS defenders.

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