Hockey pros 

Most National Hockey League teams are holding their developmental camps this week, and there are a number of locals skating with NHL teams.

North Andover’s Joey Daccord (Ottawa Senators) and Brian Pinho (Washington Capitals), Haverhill’s Jordan Harris (Montreal Canadiens), ex-Pinkerton star J.D. Dudek (Edmonton Oilers) and Michael Kesselring (Oilers), the son of former Pinkerton head coach Casey Kesselring, are all in camps.

Ex-Central Catholic star Jake Wise of North Andover will be in camp with the Chicago Blackhawks when they report later this month.

Of the locals, only Pinho will be a pro when the season starts. The rest will play either in college or the USHL.

Rangers to Nighthawks

The Methuen duo of Mike Bowden and Cal Buck recently announced they will play lacrosse at Newbury College.

The 6-foot-2, 220-pound Bowden led the Rangers’ defense this spring, while Buck played a key role as a defensive-minded midfielder.

They will help launch a Newbury lacrosse program that will play its debut season in the spring of 2019 as a member of the New England Collegiate Conference.

Football countdown

Massachusetts high school football camps kick off in just seven weeks. Haverhill kicks off exactly seven weeks from yesterday.

New Hampshire opens in six weeks. Rivals Salem and Windham held joint workouts last week, as the fall nears.

Brickman to Nashua

Former Andover star Alex Brickman has joined the Nashua Silver Knights of the Futures Collegiate Baseball League. It was originally announced he would spend the summer playing in the Cape Cod League.

The 6-foot-3, 265-pound first baseman hit .336 with seven homers and 44 RBIs this spring for St. Petersburg College.

Michigan calling

University of Michigan football has made an offer this week to Lawrence Academy running back Tony Muse or Groton. And perhaps it was his performance against Phillip Academy that helped catch the Wolverines’ eye.

Muse rushed for 373 yards and six touchdowns in a win over Phillips in the Kevin Fleming Bowl last fall.

Retire GOAT

Is everyone as tired as I am of the expression GOAT (Greatest Of All Time), used non-stop to describe Tom Brady and LeBron James?

While watching Brady top the NFL Network’s annual Top 100 countdown, I counted the term GOAT used roughly 30 times (I started counting late) during his six-minute the segment.


Contact David Willis at or @DWillisET


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