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WHITE NORTH AMERICAN
Top-seeded Andover won the title. In the first round, Jake Wise scored four goals and assisted on another, Mike Bernardinelli had three assists and John Ardagna a goal and an assist as No. 4 Wakefield nipped No. 5 Newton, 6-4 – Katie Tresca with two goals and Carson Takaoka two assists in the loss. In the semifinals, Alexander Ducan scored four goals and assisted on another, snapping a 5-5 tie with 7:51 left and then assisting on John Gemmell’s goal 12 seconds later and Adam King had 1-1-2 as Andover topped Wakefield, 7-5 – Wise with two goals for Wakefield – and Justin Knight (1-1-2) scored with 6:54 left, Ben Peffer followed with the winner 2:27 later and Matt Farrell posted 1-2-3 as No. 2 Newburyport edged No. 3 Waltham, 4-3, Ben McPherron with 1-1-2 in the loss. In the title game, William Winship delivered 2-1-3, Joe Biddle 1-1-2 and Jack O’Connell two assists in Andover’s 5-1 victory over Newburyport.

PLAYOFF MVP: Jake Wise, Wakefield



WHITE NORTH NATIONAL
No. 1 Winchester took home the championship. In the first round, Matt Newman scored with 2:09 left in overtime to give No. 5 Reading a 1-0 decision over No. 5 Medford (coaches, a goalie???). In the semifinals, Joe Lepore and Andrew Holland both scored twice in Winchester’s 4-1 victory over Reading – and Kelly Browne and Ryan Farrow both scored twice and Frankie Bonanno and John Keaney both had two assists in No. 3 Burlington’s 5-1 win over No. 2 Saugus. In the title game, Gavin Dauer scored twice, Robert Falso had 1-1-2 and Holland two assists in Winchester’s 5-2 victory over Burlington.

PLAYOFF MVP: Andrew Holland, Winchester

In the crossover game, Mike Drew posted 1-1-2 and Falso two assists in Winchester’s 4-2 win over Andover.


WHITE SOUTH AMERICAN
Top-seeded Methuen won the title. In the quarterfinals, Noah Parenti followed an earlier assists with the winner 44 seconds into overtime to lift No. 3 Lexington/Bedford to a 2-1 victory over No. 6 S&S – and Jack Flynn capped a hat trick 52 seconds into overtime to give No. 5 Woburn a 3-2 decision over No. 4 Chelmsford. In the semifinals, Devin Coonradt pitched a shutout and Eric Lester had two assists in Methuen’s 3-0 win over Woburn – and Ryan Barrett delivered 1-2-3, Dan Woods 1-1-2 and Tom Robarge two assists in No. 2 Wilmington’s 6-3 victory over Lexington/Bedford. In the final game, Lester (1-1-2) forced overtime with :29 left and then had one of his team’s three shootout goals as Methuen edged Wilmington, 3-2.

PLAYOFF MVP: Eric Lester, Methuen


WHITE SOUTH NATIONAL
Fifth-seeded North Andover won the championship. In the first round, Jacob Sitak scored four goals, Matt Agri had 1-1-2, Tyler Buonopane two assists and Jack Walsh the shutout in North Andover’s 6-0 win over Lynnfield. In the semifinals, Mike Sousa scored the winner with 8:01 left and Mike Roche scored twice as North Andover nipped No. 1 Marblehead, 3-2 – and Corey Sarazin pitched a shutout and Chris Powers scored the game’s only goal 40 seconds into the third period as No. 2 Cape Ann got by No. 3 Arlington, 1-0. In the title game, Walsh pitched another shutout and Agri scored twice in North Andover’s 3-0 win over Cape Ann.

PLAYOFF MVP: Jack Walsh, North Andover

In the crossover game, Lester wore the hat, Mike Fitzgerald scored twice and Brian Pacheco had two assists in Methuen’s 6-3 win over North Andover, which got 1-1-2 from Buonopane.


BLUE NORTH AMERICA
No. 3 Amesbury won the championship. In the quarterfinals, Hannah Burdick’s goal with 4:20 left turned out to be the game winner, Pat Birmingham and Damon Maribito both delivered two goals and two assists and Derek Doherty also had two assists in Amesbury’s 6-5 win over No. 6 Reading, which got two goals from Jack Stanton, 1-1-2 from Dan Machera and two assists from Brendan Fay – and Will Parker scored four goals and Kathryn White added two assists but No. 4 Pentucket needed a shootout to edged No. 5 Melrose, 6-5, Shea Champagne capping a hat trick with 2:02 left in regulation to force overtime and Pat Rossetti with 1-1-2. In the semifinals, Birmingham wore the hat and Maribito had 1-2-3 in a 4-2 victory over No. 2 Tewksbury – and Jonah Carlson (2-1-3) scored what turned out to be the winner with :30 left as No. 1 Peabody got by Pentucket, 4-3, despite two goals by Tyler Campbell. In the division title game, Will Connolly scored with winner with 1:07 remaining, Birmingham had 1-2-3 and Maribito three assists as Amesbury nipped Peabody, 4-3 – Sullivan Marino with two goals and Madison Hentosh two assists in the loss.

PLAYOFF MVP: Pat Birmingham, Amesbury


BLUE NORTH NATIONAL
No. 6 Masco, the lowest seed to win a division, roared to the title. In the quarterfinals, Brendan Driscoll had two goals and an assist, Filippo Scarfo a goal and two assists, Garrett Young two goals and Ian Driscoll 1-1-2 in Masco’s 6-3 win over the No. 3 Blizzard; Jason Corsetti and Connor Small both collected 2-1-3, John Darcy had three assists and Schyler Cummings lost a shutout bid when AJ Sousa scored with five seconds left in No. 1 Triton’s 8-1 handling of No. 8 Stoneham; Pat Sennott pitched a shutout and Ashley Miles and Jenna Letterie both posted 1-1-2 in No. 2 Winthrop’s 3-0 victory over the No. 7 Wizards -- and Cronin scored with 2:09 left in overtime to give No. 4 Agawam a 3-2 decision over No. 5 North Reading. In the semifinals, Nick Pasciuto had the deciding goal in the shootout to give Masco a 7-6 win over Winthrop, Andrew DiMento wearing the hat, Brendan Driscoll scoring twice and Cory Cherico adding two assists in the win – and Corsetti wore the hat and had an assist and Josh D’Arcy set up two goals in Triton’s 4-2 win over Agawam. In the title game, Brendan Driscoll scored five goals, D’Arcy had 1-2-3 and Young 1-1-2 in Masco’s 7-4 win over Triton.

PLAYOFF MVP: Brendan Driscoll, Masco

In the crossover game, Young’s fourth goal of the game, with 5:14 left, turned out to be the winner, Trevor Gallo posted 1-3-4, Pasciuto had 2-1-3, David Sacco 1-1-2 and Scarfo and Nick Cafarelli two assists apiece in Masco’s 8-6 win over Amesbury, which got four goals from Maribito and 1-1-2 from Shane O’Leary.


RED NORTH AMERICAN
No. 2 Burlington won the division crown. In the quarterfinals, Ethan Kendall scored twice, Nick Palmer had a goal and an assist and Ryan McCarthy two assists in No. 3 Winchester’s 5-2 victory over No. 6 Newburyport – and Tom Hassett (1-2-3) had what proved to be the winner with 5:26 left, Dawson Taylor posted 2-1-3 and Chris Erbetta 1-1-2 in No. 5 Greater Lowell’s 5-4 decision over No. 4 Andover, which got 2-2-4 from Nick Rheaume and 1-1-2 from Jack Keeler. In the semifinals, Kevin Urquhart scored four goals, Robby Griffin had 2-1-3, Alisa Canney 1-2-3 and Savage a shutout in goal in Burlington’s 8-0 handling of Winchester – and Evan Rago scored what proved to be the winner with 4:57 left as No. 1 Saugus edged Greater Lowell, 2-1. In the title game, Urquhart wore another hat and Burlington trimmed Saugus, 6-2.

PLAYOFF MVP: Kevin Urquhart, Burlington


RED NORTH NATIONAL
No. 2 Beverly won the title. In the quarterfinals, Zac Elwell’s second goal of the game, with :58 left, was the winner and Connor Donovan had a goal and an assist in No. 6 Lynn’s 4-3 decision over Nashua, which got 2-1-3 from Jack Ryan Johansen and 1-1-2 from Luke Beckstein – and William Leary wore the hat and had an assist, Mathew Miracky delivered 1-1-2 and Jonathan Aldsworth two assists in No. 5 Newton’s 5-3 win over No. 4 Waltham, which got 1-1-2 from Nicolas Dullaire and two assists from Connor Blanchard. In the semifinals, Pat Coutreau snapped a 1-1 tie with 5:49 left and Tim McCarthy had 1-1-2 in Beverly’s 2-1 victory over Lynn – and Jay Masci posted 2-1-3 in the third period and Timmy Mazzei added two assists in No. 1 Arlington’s 3-1 victory over Newton. In the title game, McCarthy scored twice, Colin Desmond had 1-1-2 and Charlie Moss lost a shutout bid when Drew Malatesta scored with 1:19 left in Beverly’s 5-1 triumph over Arlington.

PLAYOFF MVP: Tim McCarthy, Beverly

In the crossover game, McCarthy scored four goals and assisted on another and Ryan Munzing added 1-1-2 in Beverly’s 7-3 win over Burlington, which got 1-1-2 from Urquhart.


RED SOUTH AMERICAN
No. 3 Wilmington was the winner. In the quarterfinals, Chris Robarge capped a hat trick with eight seconds left in overtime and Jared Venezia had two assists as Wilmington got by No. 6 Tewksbury, 3-2 – and Jack Gorton scored two goals and assisted on another, Pat McEleney had three assists and Jacob Pineau lost a shutout bid when Ryan Driscoll scored with 4:47 left in No. 4 Reading’s 5-1 victory over No. 5 Woburn. In the semifinals, Venezia wore a natural hat in the first 3:11 of the game and scored again later and Jared Homola posted 1-1-2 in Wilmington’s 8-2 handling of Methuen – and Jack Adamson (1-1-2) scored with 3:41 left in overtime to give No. 1 Chelmsford a 4-3 decision over Reading, Ben Pitts with 1-2-3 in the win and Pineau 1-1-2 in the loss. In the title game, Venezia scored five goals, Homola had 1-1-2 and Nolan Ricci two assists in Wilmington’s 8-4 victory over Chelmsford, which got two goals from Jack Hartshorn and two assists from Ryan Kennedy.

PLAYOFF MVP: Jared Venezia, Wilmington


RED SOUTH NATIONAL
Top-seeded Amesbury won the championship. In the quarterfinals, Pat Birmingham wore a natural hat in a 6:27 span of the second period, Sage Dodier scored twice and Ben McAfee had two assists in Amesbury’s 6-3 win over No. 8 Wakefield; Jared Mscisz and Jack Thibodeau both scored twice and No. 7 Danvers upended No. 2 Salem, 4-1; Mark Bentley’s goal with 3:49 remaining turned out to be the winner, Mike Hughes collected 1-2-3, Trent Tully scored twice and Joe Moffitt had 1-1-2 in No. 3 Andover’s 5-4 victory over No. 6 North Andover – and Sam Paci pitched a shutout and Kyle Gaffey scored twice as No. 5 Lynnfield stopped No. 4 Masco. In the semifinals, Birmingham wore the hat and had two assists Dalton McCann scored four goals and Deuce Purcell had 1-1-2 in Amesbury’s 10-6 win over Masco, which got four assists from Eddie King, 1-2-3 from Anna Bargman and two goals from Casey Gillis – and Andover edged Danvers, 3-2. In the final game, McCann scored two late goals and Birmingham also scored twice in Amesbury’s 4-2 victory over Andover.

PLAYOFF MVP: Pat Birmingham, Amesbury

In the crossover game, McCann wore the hat, Charlie Baxter had 2-1-3 and Birmingham also scored twice in Amesbury’s 8-4 win over Wilmington, 8-4 – Robarge with two goals and Homola 1-1-2 in the loss.


SILVER NORTH NATIONAL
No. 5 Agawam won the championship. In the quarterfinals, Ben Reynolds wore the hat and Nick Fallon had a goal and an assist in Agawam’s 4-1 win over No. 4 Stoneham – and Collin Hart scored twice and Dean Mellor had 1-1-2 in No 3 Marblehead’s 4-2 victory over No. 6 Haverhill, which got 1-1-2 from Senter. In the semifinals, Fallon posted 2-1-3 and Reynolds 1-1-2 in Agawam’s 6-1 win over Watertown – and Matt Taylor scored both goals and No. 2 Andover defeated Marblehead, 2-0 (coaches, a goalie????). In the final game, Reynolds scored twice and Henry Cabot pitched a shutout in Agawam’s 5-0 win over Andover.

PLAYOFF MVP: Ben Reynolds, Agawam


GOLD NORTH AMERICAN
Top-seeded Newton won the title. In the first round, Bryce Marquis scored with 5:06 left to give No. 4 Peabody a 3-2 decision over No. 4 S&S, which got both goals from Cole Steeves. In the semifinals, Dave McCabe wore the hat and Phil Tresca had a goal and an assist in Newton’s 7-1 handling of Peabody – and Nick Lopardo delivered 2-1-3 and Dan McNamara 1-1-2 in No. 2 Masco’s 7-1 win over No. 3 Medford. In the title game, McCabe wore the hat and had three assists and Tom McCarthy and Amanda Fogarty both posted 1-1-2 in Newton’s 9-2 victory over Masco, which got both goals from Aidan Murray.

PLAYOFF MVP: Dave McCabe, Newton


GOLD NORTH NATIONAL
No. 1 Winthrop, getting strong goaltending from Ryan Skoczylas and a balanced attack, captured the title. In the first round, Tristan Correia wore the hat and Nick Mandeville had two assists as No. 5 Greater Lowell topped No. 4 Triton, 4-1. In the semifinals, John Rogowicz delivered two goals and an assist, Joe Deeb and Sam Guarino both also scored twice and Nick Mattera had two assists in Winthrop’s 6-2 triumph over Greater Lowell – and No. 10’s goal with :27 left in the second period lifted No. 2 Newburyport past the No. 3 Andover Girls, 2-1. In the final game, Brian Chalmers scored his second goal of the game 22 seconds into overtime to give Andover a 3-2 decision over Newburyport, which got both goals from Will Cutrone and assisted on both from Jake Lane.

PLAYOFF MVPS: Brian Chalmers, Ryan Scoczylas, Winthrop

In the crossover game, Skoczylas stopped four of the five shots he faced in the shootout and Nicholas Deeb set up two goals in regulation as Winthrop edged Newton, 4-3 – McCarthy forcing the overtime with a goal with 17.6 seconds remaining in regulation.


GOLD SOUTH AMERICAN
No. 2 Saugus was the winner. In the quarterfinals, Derek Delvecchio capped a hat trick with the winner with :24 left, Ron Paolo scored the other two goals and Dom Paolo had two assists as Saugus edged No. 7 North Andover, 5-4, Mike Halloran with two goals in the loss; Jake Kellher wore the hat, Elise Yabroudy had a goal and two assists and Matt Gover 1-1-2 in No. 1 Nashua’s 7-1 win over No. 8 North Reading; Tyler Veerman’s second goal of the game snapped a 1-1 tie 16 seconds into the third period and No. 3 Wakefield score four more times and topped No. 6 Lexington/Bedford, 6-1, Shane Haggerty with two goals in the win – and Tommy King had the winner with 1:51 left, Joe Hill scored twice and Jillian Miele had two assists in No. 4 Wilmington’s 4-3 win over No. 5 Lynn. In the semifinals, Dom Paolo scored his second goal of the game in overtime and Delvecchio posted 1-1-2 as Saugus nipped Wakefield, 3-2 – and King had 1-1-2 in a three-goal first period and Nolan Sullivan also had 1-1-2 as Wilmington defeated Nashua, 4-2, Ian Maguire with 1-1-2 in the loss. In the final game, Dom Paolo scored his fourth goal of the game with 1:30 left in overtime to give Saugus a 5-4 victory over Wilmington, which got two goals from Hill and another 1-1-2 from King.

PLAYOFF MVP: Dom Paolo, Saugus


GRAY NORTH NATIONAL
No. 2 Pentucket won the championship. In the first round, No. 5 Winchester nipped No. 4 Stoneham, 3-1. In the semifinals, Rich Hardy capped a hat trick with what proved to be the winner with 4:30 left and Adam Greenbaum posted a goal and an assist in Pentucket’s 6-5 decision over No. 3 Masco – and Jayden Kamm and Sam Mellen both scored twice as No. 1 Cape Ann sent Winchester home, 4-1. In the title game, Peter D’Agostino scored with 22 seconds left in overtime to give Pentucket a 4-3 win over Cape Ann – No. 18 with 1-1-2 and Mike Murphy and Nick Neenan with two assists apiece in the win and Mellen with two goals and Josh Vorias two assists in the loss.

PLAYOFF MVP: Rich Hardy, Pentucket


GRAY SOUTH NATIONAL
Top-seeded Newton won the championship. In the quarterfinals, Eric Donlan scored twice and James O’Connor had a goal and an assist in a 7-2 victory over No. 8 Methuen, which got two assists from Robert DiBiasio; Steve Ingram wore the hat and had an assist, Emma Gilmartin and Harry Secor both scored twice, Jack Patten and Romano Duncan both posted 1-1-2, Matty Garesche and Jack Brockelman both had two assists and Jeremy Morgenstern lost a shutout when Donald Walk scored in the last minute of No. 2 Andover’s big win over No. 7 Nashoba; Jonathan Yeltsis wore the hat and had an assist and Cam Martin scored twice as No. 3 North Andover defeated No. 6 Reading, 6-2 – and Connor Ross pitched a shutout as No. 5 Burlington topped No. 4 Melrose, 3-0. In the semifinals, Nick Wang beat Ross with the only goal of the game 37 seconds into overtime and Edward Agamov pitched a shutout to give Newton a 1-0 victory over Burlington – and Jack Murray and Garesche scored in the shootout to give Andover a 2-1 decision over North Andover. In the title game, Donlan capped a three-goal comeback with the winner with one second left as Newton edged Andover, 3-2.

PLAYOFF MVPS: Edward Agamov , Newton and Connor Ross, Burlington


MIKE SHALIN, mshalin@valley-associates.com
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