In this Senior Spotlight we take a look at 4-year Senator & Andover Golden Knights goalie Jake Brezner. Jake came to the Senators program in 2017-2018 season as a member of our 15U Tier 1 team prior to his freshman campaign at Andover. That season Andover made the Super 8 tournament and Jake was a member of that team. Jake’s sophomore season saw him make the jump up to our 18U T2 National team playing for Coach Bonish and his staff. “Jake was the backbone of our 15U team and playing against top teams like the Cape Cod Whalers, Jr Bruins and other top Tier 1 programs, I thought he would be a great goalie to play for us at the 18U level.” Jake did not disappoint, he was 12-1-2 with a 1.65 GAA. The highlight of the season was Jake’s impressive 4-3 overtime win over the GBL Bruins in the State Tournament Semi Finals. Jake also defeated the Quincy 67’s 4-2 in the Premier Hockey League Championship Game. In 2019-2020, Jake was back with the 18U National team. The team lost to Barnstable in the Mass Hockey State Tournament, the eventual state champion, but Brezner was in net for the PHL Championship game. Jake led the team to a 4-2 win over the Cape Cod Lightning.
This past season Jake was his usual self, compiling a 9-1-2 record and leading the Senators to first place in the division. Covid-19 and Mass Hockey rules limited the team to play regular season games only and canceled any playoffs and state tournaments this season. The 18U National team finished with a 17-5-2 record overall and would have played in the Mass Hockey State Tournament this spring but that was also canceled.
Jake finished his Senators career with the 18U National team with a record of 28-6-4 with 4 complete game shutouts. He had a 2.29 GAA in over 1,700 minutes played. The Senators team participated in the Mass Hockey State Tournament all 3 years and captured two Premier Hockey League Playoff Championships. As a sophomore and junior Jake won 2 MVC Division 1 championships, the only 2 MVC division championships in Andover history.
Jake has been accepted to all 3 colleges that he applied to for Bio-Mechanical Engineering that includes University of Pittsburgh, University of South Carolina and University of Vermont and will continue to play hockey in college. Jake has been a valuable member of our Eastern Mass Senators program for 4 years and we wish him the best in his future.
This weekend the 18U National, 18U American and 16U Premier teams will be competing in the Midget Challenge Cup in Hookset, NH and surrounding rinks. All 3 teams are guaranteed 4 games in the tournament with a championship game TBA on Sunday the 20th. The teams will play 2 25-minute halves in their round robin play. The 16U team will play Boston Jr. Huskies, North Shore Shamrocks, Springfield Jr. Thunderbirds & Walpole Express. The 18U National team will play Long Pond Wildcats, New Hampshire Jr. Monarchs, Boston Jr. Huskies & Walpole Express. The 18U American team will play Boston Jr. Huskies, Great Bay Wildcats, Southern Maine Breakers & Westford Ghosts.
Players, Parents and Coaches should make sure they follow all the rink rules and protocols when entering each rink for the tournament.
Follow the Senators twitter account @EmassSensHockey for updates throughout the weekend!
Thank you to the following companies and individuals who sponsored a hole for a player or the program. We appreciate your generosity during this time.
|William Moran & Maria Verrier|
|Wales Copy Center|
|Granny & Papa Doug|
|Kelley Horn, L & L Litter|
|The Throne Depot - 800-404-4038|
|Arlmont Fuel Corporation - 781-643-1400|
|Salem St Auto Body|
|Woburn Memorial High School Boys Hockey - Jim Duran, Head Coach|
|Lakin & Lakin Attorneys At Law|
|AP Flowers & Son LLC 781-935-9367|
|S.M. Dodge Electrical Contractors|
|Triple J Landscaping - Jim DeLong - 781-760-7591|
|Comeiro Mediation Services/Mark Comeiro|
|The Scalesse Family|
|K & R Tree & Landscape Company|
|Wakefield Moving & Storage|
|Morandi's Barber Shop|
|Law Office of Joseph Skerry|
|S.B. Godard & Sons Insurance - 781-933-0076|
|Ardito Financial Services|
|Tremezzo Ristorante - 978-447-5967|
|Referee's Crease, Geno Binda|