A much-needed victory was picked up by the Mashpee-Monomoy boys’ ice hockey team on Wednesday, January 17, at the Charles Moore Arena. Playing against Cape Cod Tech/Cape Cod Academy, the Monarchs gave perhaps their most complete effort of the season as they dominated the Vikings for the second time this year.
With Noah Tambolleo scoring a hat trick—giving him nine goals for the year now—M/M walloped CCT/CCA by a 6-0 score. They had won the earlier showdown between the teams by a 7-2 score.
The win pumps a little oxygen into the Monarchs’ lifeblood. The team sits at three games below .500 for the year at 3-6, but with a number of winnable games on the horizon the team still has a shot of getting to the .500 mark for the season and playing on into the state tournament.
With a game against South Shore Vocational Tech up next, on Saturday, January 20, at 7:10 PM at the Kennedy Rink, and then a rematch with Wareham on Wednesday, January 24, at Gallo, the Monarchs could put together a much-needed winning streak. M/M dominated SSVT in the first meeting of the year, 7-2, and lost a close one to Wareham at Kennedy Rink a few weeks back, 4-2.
Cam Coomber’s first-period goal was all that M/M ultimately needed against Cape Tech on Wednesday night. In the second period the Monarchs blew things open with three more goals. Tambolleo had the second and third goals for the home team, both in the second period, and then Cam Archibald canned a goal later in the frame to make it a four-goal game.
In the third period, Lucas Garneau popped his second of the season to give the team a 5-0 lead and then Tambolleo finished off the hat trick.
Jack Daigneault had a rather easy night in net but earned his first shutout of the season.