Algonquin hockey takes home Matt Bruce Cup

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By Jeff Slovin, Contributing Writer

The Algonquin Regional Ice Hockey team poses with the Matt Bruce Cup after defeating Westborough.

Westborough – Algonquin Regional High School defeated Westborough High School 2-1 in the Matt Bruce Cup, played February 12 at Northstar Ice Sports.

The two teams face off annually in the Matt Bruce Cup, which serves as a fundraiser for ALS.  Matt Bruce was an avid hockey player and Algonquin graduate who died in 2014 at the age of 26 from ALS.  In addition to the winning team taking home a trophy, the police chiefs from Northborough and Westborough, as well as the coaches of the losing team take the ice bucket challenge after the game.

After a scoreless first period, a shot by Westborough’s Drew Lewis-Keddy found the net but Algonquin’s Noah Larson tied up the game moments later.  In the third period, Algonquin’s Ben Cotter scored what turned out to be the game winning goal.

photos/Jeff Slovin

Westborough Police Chief Jeffrey Lourie and Northborough Police Chief William E. Lyver, Jr.take the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge.
The teams battle in front of Westborough’s goal.
Algonquin defenseman Nick Larsen chases down a loose puck.