Boys’ hockey seniors reflect positively on record-breaking season

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Michael Tascione

Senior Captain

Goalie

With the game winning save, senior captain Mike Tascione and the boys' hockey team clinched a bid for the CMASS final game.

Photos Andrew Peters
With the game winning save, senior captain Mike Tascione and the boys’ hockey team clinched a bid for the CMASS final game.

Q: How did it feel to play at the TD Garden?

A: “It was unbelievable playing at the Garden. Just to think you’re playing at the same place as a lot of historic players and current stars is pretty cool.”

Q: At the beginning of the season did you guys expect to make history?

A: “We knew we had potential and were very determined to get as far as we could but I don’t think making history really set in until we beat Shrewsbury to go to the CMass final.”

Q: What was it about this team that allowed you guys to make it that far?

A: “Everyone was really brought in to all our goals and our team chemistry was great. Everyone interacted and got along really well.”

Q: What was your favorite memory from the season?

A: “My favorite memory from the season was definitely either winning the Boro’s Cup in double overtime or winning the District Championship.”

Q: What do you think the future holds for Algonquin hockey?

A: “I think the future will be good. The team will be returning a lot of talent and experience next year so I wouldn’t be too worried.”

 

Joe Sullivan

Senior Captain

Center

ARHS1-9085Q: How did it feel to play at the TD Garden?

A:  “The feeling of stepping on the ice at the garden is like no other. Knowing that it’s the biggest surface that I’ll ever play on is something I’ll remember forever.”

Q: At the beginning of the season did you guys expect to make history?

A: “At first, I honestly didn’t think we would end up at the Garden, but as the season went on I felt more and more confident that we could do big things; we really stepped up.”

Q: What was it about this team that allowed you guys to make it that far?

A:  “I think the thing that really helped us get far was coming together as a family instead of playing like a bunch of individuals.”

Q: What was your favorite memory from the season?

A: “My favorite moment from this season would have to be hoisting the Central Mass champion trophies with the boys. That’s when we first made history for Algonquin hockey.”

Q: What do you think the future holds for Algonquin Hockey?

A: “The future here at Algonquin is bright, as long as the players keep working hard and come together like this year. I’m going to miss it.”

 

Alex Dipadua

Senior Captain

Left Wing

 

Moments later, senior captain Alex DiPadua celebrates his shootout goal with T-Hawk Nation fans.

Q: How did it feel to play at the TD Garden?

A: “It was like a dream come true. I just walked down the tunnel, came on the bench, looked at the ice and saw the fan section. My family sitting over there, it was unreal.”

Q: At the beginning of the season did you guys expect to make history?

A: “I knew we were going to have a good team this year because we had some depth, so I kind of expected it, but to see it all happen was pretty crazy.”

Q: What was it about this team that allowed you guys to make it that far?

A: “I think it was because we were a really tight family. Everyone liked each other, we had a lot of fun and a lot of laughs and we all played to good together. It wasn’t selfish play, we were all one unit.”

Q: What was your favorite memory from the season?

A: “On a personal level, probably when I hit my hundred points, and on a team level it would probably be winning central mass because no other Algonquin team has done that, and we won it in a shootout.”

Q: What do you think the future holds for Algonquin Hockey?

A:  “I think we set a high standard, but it can be done again. I’m really looking forward to coming back and watching everyone play and rooting on my team.”

 

Ian Kosovsky

Senior

Right Wing

ARHS1-9428Q: How did it feel to play at the TD Garden?

A: “It was such a unique and amazing experience that I will never forget.”

Q: At the beginning of the season did you guys expect to make history?

A: “Based on past seasons no not

really, but as we gelled as a team and really became a family near the end of the season, that goal became more of a reality for us.”

Q: What was it about this team that allowed you guys to make it that far?

A: “The camaraderie between upper and lower classmen. We didn’t have that other years so it really brought the team together and allowed us to bond on and off the ice which was very beneficial in the long run.”

Q: What was your favorite memory from the season?

A: “Holding up the CMass banner with my team for the first time in Algonquin history.”

Q: What do you think the future holds for Algonquin hockey?

A: “I think the future is bright. We have a lot of talented underclassmen and I think that a lot of them will step up and really take charge next year.”