Daniels scores Northeast-10 MVP men’s hockey honors

Andover’s Johnny Daniels netted a hat trick to carry the Saint Anselm Hawks over Saint Michael’s in Vermont, 6-3, last month, capturing its ninth Northeast-10 Championship. 

Daniels led the way with three goals, including the game winner, and an assist. He scored all three of his goals in the third period. 

He was named Most Valuable Player for the Northeast-10 2015 men’s ice hockey championship and was selected for the Northeast-10 All-Championship Team for men’s hockey. 

Daniels attended St. Augustine School in Andover before going on to Central Catholic in Lawrence, where he graduated in 2011. An applied physics major with a minor in mathematics at Saint Anselm, he is due to receive his bachelor’s degree from the Manchester, N.H., college in May. He is the son of Stephen and Suzanne Daniels of Salem Street.

Burt to highlight 2015 Super Bowl trip 

Eagle-Tribune Executive Sports Editor Bill Burt will be highlighting his recent experience at the Super Bowl with the world champion Patriots and other behind-the-scene sports stories as the featured speaker at this week’s Andover Service Club meeting on Thursday, March 19, from 6 to 8 p.m. at Palmers Restaurant on Elm Street in Andover.

Complimentary appetizers, beer and wine will be served. The program is open to the public.

The Andover Service Club is a volunteer organization that seeks to make a difference in the lives of young people and individuals with special needs. Anyone interested in attending the meeting or learning more about the club should email info@serviceclubofandover.org.

Sign-ups for 6U/8U girls softball program

Andover Girls Softball is accepting registrations for girls in kindergarten, first and second grades who want to join the town’s newest 6U/8U girls softball program.

The program is especially designed for girls ages 5 through 8 who are new to the sport. Players participate in one skills session and one practice per week with games on Sunday afternoons.

The season runs from mid-April to June. Players who register with a friend can seek to be placed together. Contact Karen Wiley at boyko5wiley@comcast.net for more information.

Registrations for the spring in-town season for the 10U, 12U and 14U age divisions are also being accepted; sign up prior to March 27.

Visit www.andovergirlssoftball.org to register for any of the programs.

5 named to Austin Prop Athletic Hall of Fame

Austin Preparatory School in Reading will induct five individuals and one team into its Athletic Hall of Fame on Saturday, April 11, at the Wyndham Andover on Old River Road.

This will be the fifth induction ceremony for the school. The event honors athletes over Austin Prep’s five decades,

This year’s inductees are Thomas F. Birmingham, class of 1967, the former Massachusetts Senate president, being inducted as Austin’s first three-time letterman in football, basketball and baseball; Michael J. Ciampa, class of 1976, being inducted for baseball achievements, including eight single-season and career records; the late David E. Nelson, class of 1981, posthumously for ice hockey achievements including leading his team to its first league championship; Tara L. Williams-Cahill, class of 1996, for cheerleading and swimming achievements, including being named All-Around Athlete in 1996; Nathan F. Sherr, class of 2007, for football career that includes being named three-time league all-star; the late George “Matt” Miller, posthumously for work as director of student activities and 43-year career at Austin that began as teacher in 1969; and 1985-1986 men’s ice hockey team under head coach Steve Arnold, which won the school’s first Massachusetts High School Hockey Championship

The ceremony begins at 6:30 p.m. Tickets are $60, which includes dinner and a cash bar. To purchase tickets, visit www.austinprep.org/hof.

Austin Prep Open Golf Tournament

Austin Preparatory School in Reading will host its 28th annual Austin Open Golf Tournament on Monday, May 18, at Indian Ridge Country Club in Andover.

The entry fee include greens fees, cart, use of driving range and clubhouse, player gifts and lunch. Morning golfers receive breakfast; afternoon golfers also enjoy dinner.

The morning flight is $200 and begins with a shotgun start promptly at 7 a.m. (check-in opens at 6). The afternoon flight is $225 and begins with a shotgun start at 1 p.m. (check-in opens at noon). Those who register by April 17 receive an early-bird discount of $25.

Dinner-only tickets are also available for $45. The event begins with a cocktail hour staring at 6 p.m., followed by dinner, silent and live auctions and raffles. Auction items will include golf foursomes at area courses, Patriots and Red Sox tickets, wine baskets and more. 

To register for the tournament, go to www.austinprep.org/austinopen. For more information, contact Maureen Crowley, external affairs events coordinator, at mcrowley@austinprep.org or 781-944-4900, ext. 836.

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