CELL Fall Session Championship Recap!

Last weekend’s CELL Championship was very fitting, as the two Mentor teams that had led wire to wire advanced somewhat easily to the CELL Championship. After the semi-final games, nothing came easy at all – in terms of overall intensity, this game was one of the fiercest we’ve seen.

Credit Mentors Chase Orr, Colin Harrington and Adam Canfield for leading very effectively throughout the session, and for coaching and playing their hearts out this past Sunday.

For the eventual victors, it’s tough to say enough about Adam Canfield. The Cushing midfielder, and Clarkson University commit, led all scorers with 8 points, as one can see by viewing the box score below. What no one except for those who were at the game knows is how the points were scored. There are goals, and then there are goals! Adam had at least two diving goals in which he simply sold out, took the contact, and willed the goal into the cage. For those playing under him, it had to be hard not to be inspired. And inspire he did. Sophomore midfielder Teddy Lisa gained inspiration, hammering home four unsaveable shots, and fellow sophomores Dan Addonizio (BB&N) and Malcolm Steeggstra (Pingree) added two really nice goals apiece of their own. But as good as the Canfield-led offense was, it was the defense who stole the show. Clam newcomer Wes Silver (Newton North) has been a beast since joining CELL, and poles Keegan Palmer (Central Catholic) and fellow newcomer Sean Malone (Burlington) also brought toughness and physicality. But the Game MVP, if one were to be retroactively named, would have to be goaltender, Charlie Paras (Brooks), who looked downright impenetrable on multiple occasions.

For the Mentor Orr/Harrington team, it was a pair of Pingree players who gave quite a spark. Midfielder Kenny Offner and a UVM-committed attackman Tucker Spencer found a way to account for the majority of their team’s goals. Defensemen Jimmy Freehill (St. Sebastian’s) and Hugh Curran (Needham) provided ample pushback to the strong offensive surge from their opponents, displaying skill, tenacity and toughness. And freshman goaltender Ben Garozzo (Lincoln-Sudbury) played with maturity and ability beyond his years, standing tall on a couple rockets from players mentioned previously.

But in the end, this was Mentor Canfield’s game, and really, their session. Leading wire to wire is very rare in CELL. With Canfield at the helm, this squad was able to do exactly that. It’s no small feat, and all members of the squad are deserving of commendation for proving to be one of the better team’s CELL has seen. Hats off to all!

Final Score: Mentor Canfield 20 Mentor Orr/Harrington 17

CANFIELD

GOALS

ASSISTS

POINTS

Adam Canfield

7

1 8
Teddy Lisa 4 0 4
Malcolm Steegstra 2 1 3
Dan Addonizio 2 0 2
Gavin Bergeron 2 0 2
Chris Berger 1 1 2
Wes Silver 1 1 2
Keegan Palmer 1 0 1
Paul D’Eramo 0 1 1

SAVES

Charlie Paras 17
ORR/HARRINGTON

GOALS

ASSISTS

POINTS

Tucker Spencer 6 0 6
Kenny Offner 5 0 5
Chase Orr 1 2 3
Colin Harrington 2 0 2
Remy Creighton 1 1 2
Michael Lee 1 1 2
Dom Scordino 1 0 1
Ben Garozzo 0 1 1

SAVES

Ben Garozzo 8

 

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