’Stewie’ to be honored
Merrimack College hockey’s associate head coach Glenn Stewart will have his No. 18 retired tomorrow by his former junior team Quad City.
Stewart, who played four seasons for the Mallards (1996-2000), is the franchise’s all-time career goal scoring leader.
The Scarborough, Ontario, native scored 218 times and added 211 assists for 429 points in 251 games as a Mallard. In 1996-97, his first campaign in the Quad Cities, Stewart set team single-season records for goals (66), assists (69) and points (135). In addition to winning the Colonial Cup title in 1997 and 1998, Stewart also helped the Mallards to United Hockey League finals berths in both 1999 and 2000.
“This is a great honor and something my family and I are very proud of,” said Stewart. “We’re very excited about the opportunity to come back to the Quad Cities and the people who provided such awesome support for us.”
Stewart is in his fourth season as part of Mark Dennehy’s coaching staff at Merrimack.
WE FORGOT KRISTY
Listed in Wednesday’s paper were the local athletes who earned college scholarships over the past year. Not listed was Kristy Robertson, a Haverhill senior midfielder who is committed to Southern New Hampshire University.
Robertson was the 2012 MVC Division 2 girls lacrosse MVP. She poured in 85 goals and added 32 assists after scoring just eight goals in spring 2011.
Stilian leads Pinkerton
bowlers with 276
Pinkerton Academy’s bowling team had a big victory in a five-team competition — Raymond, Hollis/Brookline, Souhegan and Sanborn — with a record in the two-game format.
Pinkerton shot an amazing 2,092 pins over the two games, with five bowlers averaging 209 over each game.
Nick Stilian shot a 276 with 10 strikes in the first game and 210 in game two. The other scorers for Pinkerton were Primo Lombardi (184 and 185), Raina Stobbs (181 and 224), Ben Campbell (215 and 182) and Zakk Salvo (222 and 213).
UMass Lowell player makes
run at Orlando-Ciarcia record
UMass Lowell senior guard Bianca Simmons erupted for a career-high 38 points in an 84-78 win over Palm Beach Atlantic University, 84-78, yesterday.
Simmons’ total is the second-highest single-game scoring outburst in the program’s history behind 48 points scored by former standout Darlene Orlando-Ciarcia of Methuen, who achieved the honor in an 87-71 win over New Haven on Feb. 7, 1994.
Belichick question of the day
In Bill Belichick’s daily press conference today he got one particular question he apparently didn’t like.
Q: “Is it important to emphasize to the players that this is a work week and not a week off?”
BB: “Nobody ever said it was a week off except for you. That’s the first time I’ve heard it. We’re here, there are things we can accomplish, things that we can do, things that we’re doing so that’s what we’re here for.”
North Andover’s Shannon
returning to Merrimack
Merrimack College women’s basketball has a big game Saturday. It will also mark the return of a former great Merrimack player, Amanda Shannon, of North Andover.
Shannon is in her first season as assistant coach at Stonehill.
Shannon got her coaching start at Mount Ida College in Newton last season, assisting coach Jack Casey.
Shannon is a 2009 graduate of Merrimack, where she earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in communication studies while scoring more than 1,000 points. She was captain at Merrimack as a senior and was a two-time all-Northeast-10 selection.
TODAY’S BOWL GAME
No. 4 Oregon 11-1 overall, 8-1 Pac-12) plays No. 5 Kansas State 11-1 overall, 8-1 Big 12) in the Fiesta Bowl today at 8:30 p.m. on ESPN.