FRAMINGHAM – The Framingham Flyers boys hockey team came out of the gates quickly, and never looked back, beating Milton 6-1, behind a Scott Swennes hat trick.
The Flyers with the win improve to 4-3-1 overall and 4-1-0 in the league.
The Flyers took a 1-0 lead early in the game. On the power play the flyers moved the puck up the boards and to the point with Ben Stefanini and Swennes exchanging multiple passes, before Swennes ripped a shot shortside post past the wildcat goalie.
Just a shift later forward Dylan Carrafiello took the puck along the left wing boards turned past the Milton defense, cut in front of the Wildcat goalie and tucked the puck around him for a 2-0 flyer lead.
Milton cut the lead in half later in the first period but the Flyers weren’t done.
The line of Swennes, Nate Nichols and Michael Tersoni pinned the wildcats deep in their zone. The trio cycled the puck along the left wing boards deep in the Milton zone. Nichols came out of the corner passing to right side defenseman BK Amini. Amini put a shot to the net with Swennes tipping it past the Wildcat netminder with just :03 seconds left in the period. The first period ended with the flyers up 3-1.
Framingham opened the lead up early in the 2nd period. Stefanini found a rebound from a Ryan Watton shot in the slot and put it past the Milton goalie. Joey Macinnis also assisted on the goal.
With 7:07 left in the second period Macinnis won a loose puck battle behind the Milton net, came around the right side of the net and dished a pass to linemate PJ Conzo, whose one-timer past the wildcat goalie extended Framingham’s lead to 5-1.
The Flyers kept coming at the wildcats in the third period.
With 7:52 left in the game Swennes finished the hat trick.
Defenseman Sam Barnett put a shot to the net. Swennes picked up the loose rebound on his forehand. With the goalie sprawled out from the Barnett save, Swennes turned around to the right side and buried and wrist shot high in the wildcat net.
Goaltender Dominic Schiappa was a solid in the net.
Next up for Framingham is another set of Wildcats. The Flyers travel to Weymouth for a 5:10 game Saturday.
Photo from a previous game this season.