Penguins at NH Invitational

The Penguins program continued the 2020 summer season with 10 teams participating over the course of the weekend in Pembroke, NH.

The Penguins 2021  went 2-1-1 at the NH Invitational continuing an impressive summer season with impressive team victories against 802 Lacrosse and Coyotes.

“We got great play from our midfielders all weekend with standout performances by Jackson Tabors and Jack Norwood. Sean cullagh played his best lacrosse of the summer, shitting down the opponents best offensive weapon. On attack, Max Ranta continued to put the ball in the cage and had some key assists.”

Coach Marco Barbone

The Penguins 2022 Orange team had an extremely competitive weekend at the NH invitational. Goalies Colin Connors and Brett Tobasky played a huge roll in keeping the teams energy up making big time saves. After tying both games Saturday, the boys came out flying Sunday morning earning their first win of the tournament. Defenseman Andrew Walsh tallied three goals Sunday along with his shutdown defense. Andrew Maher scored a big time goal in the final minutes of Sunday’s second game to put the team in a position to go for the win.

The Penguins 2023 team played competitively against some strong competition with a great team victory against 802 Lacrosse and dropped a one goal game against the Clams 2023. 

“This past weekend brought us another very competitive weekend of lacrosse. The boys played hard and I believe learned some very valuable lessons regarding the mental aspect of the game. While all of the outcomes may not have been what we wanted, we do believe the experience we got over the weekend was invaluable. We were able to get a strong win on Sunday followed by another great, competitive game against the Clams to close out the weekend.”

Coach Jeff Heater

The Penguins 2024 Blue team had an impressive weekend as well, going 2-1-1. The team had dynamic wins against 802 Lacrosse and HGR and tied a strong Coyotes team 5-5 in a great back and forth game. Max Becker played outstanding all weekend long and Eddie O’Brien paced the offense with some key man-up goals. 

The 2024 Penguins Orange team had a positive weekend going 2-2 with great team wins against HGR. Lachlan Hartshorn played exceptional at LSM and Matt Pomer was dynamic at the face-off x winning key draws. John Orsbourne and Ryan Jones balanced the attack scoring key goals each day. 

The Penguins 2025 team finished the summer with a 3-1 record at the NH Invitational. On the defensive side of the field Charlie Holmes and Wyatt Langway played lockdown defense with Tyler Zilinski and Ciaran Walshe both rotating in at close defense and LSM. Timmy Morrin closed up the group causing havoc at LSM and pushing the ball in transition. 

“Our offense really started coming together and it showed in this final tournament. Sam Linberg and Carson Eutsay organized the offense and with playing together in three tournaments in two weeks we started to have an offense that worked hard off-ball getting open for great looks. Blake was always finding the open space behind the defense and was always causing problems in the ride. Our midfield played great two way lacrosse working hard on defense and pushing every opportunity we had to make early offense in transition. Austin Hine, Alex Quinn  and Hamish Kemp settled down our team when we needed a good possession of the ball. Ray Gilkes II was a beast on faceoffs dominating teams with his physicality and gaining control of the ball. He even gave us energy on the team with key goals in situations. Phil came up huge with timely saves in the last game of the tournament and getting us possessions to close out the game.”

Coach Chris St. George

The 2026 Penguins started off the tournament strong with a high scoring 10-7 win over the Littlenecks. The offense was fast and furious scoring early and often to lead the team to victory. The second game of the tournament was a hard-fought 8-6 loss to the Coyotes. The Penguins played well, but had a tough second half where they couldn’t get any momentum going. Day 2 started with an 8-4 win over 802 Lacrosse. After a close first half, the Penguins offense exploded in the second half, while the defense made up for some early mistakes, and almost shut 802 out in the final half. The Penguins finished the tournament with a 10-2 victory over HGR. The Penguins came out firing and didn’t look back all game. The defense shut HGR out in the first half, and finished with a strong second half to finish the tournament at 3-1. 

The Penguins 2027 team had their best tournament of the summer at the NH Invitational, going 2-1-1 on the weekend. The defense anchored a strong performance, with Ray DeVincent, Tyler Bernier, and Garo Gabeyan helping limit opponents to four goals per game. Offensively, Leo Dischino, Chase Leblanc, and Jack Fox led the way with some strong two way play, and Roman Grilli dished out key assists in the Sunday victories.

The Penguins 2028/29 team closed out their summer in dramatic fashion by coming from behind against a strong 802 Lacrosse team and tying the game with only seconds remaining. The team played great all weekend dropping two close games against Gorilla and HGR. Defense played exceptionally, with strong performances by Colin Riley, Chase Quandt and Braylon Beville. Austin Keyser played great on attack and the midfield was balanced with 5 different middies finding the score sheet.

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