Bantam - Playoffs
Top-seeded Wilmington won the championship. In the first round, Scott Carson had what proved to be the winner late in the second period as No. 4 Winchester edged No. 5 Chelmsford, 2-1. In the semifinals, Dalton Rolli scored twice and Cam Owens and Chris Newton both had a goal and an assist in Wilmington’s 6-2 victory over Winchester – and No. 16 scored twice and Dan Gill had 1-1-2 in No. 2 Lexington/Bedford’s 6-2 win over No. 3 Methuen. In the title game, Drew Foley of Wilmington and Mason Plourde of Lexington/Bedford both pitched shutouts, with Matt Dee scoring the shootout winner to give Wilmington the 1-0 win.

PLAYOFF MVP: Drew Foley, Wilmington

No. 3 Danvers won the title. In the quarterfinals, Joe Strangie scored four goals, three of them in the first period, Jack Doyle had three assists and Nick Strangie a goal and an assist as Danvers stopped No. 6 Everett, 6-2 – and Lebel scored twice and Emerson had 1-1-2 in No. 5 Concord’s 4-2 win over No. 4 Marblehead. In the semifinals, Seth Kamens pitched a shutout and Nick Strangie had another 1-1-2 as Danvers defeated No. 2 Arlington, 3-0 – and Feeley wore the hat and had an assist, Weites posted 1-3-4, Donahue also had three assists and Amatucci scored twice as No. 1 Winthrop bested Concord, 8-3, Smith with two goals in the loss. In the final, Joe Strangie erupted for all five goals and Danvers beat Winthrop, 5-2 – Lund with 1-1-2 in the loss.

PLAYOFF MVP: Joe Strangie, Danvers

In the crossover game, Rossetti scored three goals in a 3:48 span of the second period and Owens delivered what turned out to be the winner midway through the second as Wilmington topped Danvers, 4-2, despite 1-1-2 by Joe Strangie.

Top-seeded Andover won it all. In the first round, Matt Pinzone beat Drew McKay with the only goal of the game with 2:52 left in overtime and Nick Russo and Justin Deveau shared the shutout in No. 5 Waltham’s 1-0 win over No. 4 Greater Lowell. In the semifinals, Nathaniel Spellacy scored with 6:56 left to give Andover a 2-1 decision over Waltham – and Sean Costa scored twice in the first period in No. 2 Burlington’s 5-2 win over No. 3 Peabody. In the final, Mark Zaury wore the hat and had an assist, Cam Dwyer scored twice, Marin Gang had 1-1-2 and Pat O’Sullivan two assists in Andover’s 6-2 victory over Burlington.

PLAYOFF MVP: Mark Zaury, Andover

No. 1 Nashua took home the crown. In the first round, Charlie Canty wore the hat, Pat McCauley had two assists and Ranger Beguelin pitched a shutout in No. 5 Concord-Carlisle’s 4-0 win over the No. 5 Renegades. In the semifinals, Kyle Russell scored twice and Nick Morin had 1-1-2 in Nashua’s 4-2 victory over Concord-Carlisle, which got 1-1-2 from Pete Anestos and two assists from Canty – and Brad Medline and Korey Wilson scored 1:05 apart midway through the first period and Steve Drury had two assists as the No. 2 NE Stars nipped No. 3 Stoneham, 3-1. In the final, Mike Powers had what proved to be the winner with 1:09 left in the second period and Blaine Washburne lost a shutout bid when Drury scored with 4:29 left in Nashua’s 2-1 decision over the NE Stars.

PLAYOFF MVP: Blaine Washburne, Nashua

In the crossover game, Tyler Weeks (1-1-2) snapped a 2-2 tie with 4:33 left and O’Sullivan had two assists in Andover’s 4-2 victory over Nashua.

Top-seeded Triton won the championship. In the quarterfinals, Charles Shippee wore the hat, Chris Burton had a goal and an assist and Charles Brickley two assists as No. 3 Melrose defeated No. 6 Reading, 6-4, despite a goal and three assists by Davis, 2-1-3 by Spry and 1-1-2 by Ambrose – and John DiRienzo had 1-1-2 and No. 5 Woburn topped No. 4 Salem, 4-1. In the semifinals, Matt Velonis posted 1-3-4 and Schyler Reilly 2-1-3 in Triton’s 6-3 win over Woburn – and Tom Marano had 2-1-3 and Tyler MacDonald 1-2-3 in No. 2 Wakefield’s 4-1 win over Melrose. In the title game, Tucker Johnson had 1-1-2 and Spencer Norton lost a shutout bid when AJ Gorton scored with 2:08 left a as Triton bested Wakefield, 4-1.

PLAYOFF MVP: Spencer Norton, Triton

Fifth-seeded Masco won the title. In the quarterfinals, Joe Emma’s second goal of the game, 44 seconds into the third period, turned out to be the winner, Jeff Panella had 1-1-2 and Anthony Anzalone two assists in Masco’s 5-4 win over No. 4; Paul Crehan (1-1-2) and Conor Douglass (2-1-3) scored 48 seconds apart midway through the third period and Mike Russo posted 1-1-2 in No. 8 Cape Ann’s 4-2 win over No. 1 North Reading; Andrew Zhu had the winner with 1:30 left and Alex Joyce delivered 1-1-2 as No. 7 Newton edged No. 2 Newburyport, 3-2, in a game where the teams scored all five goals in the third period – and Chris Rancourt had 1-1-2 as the No. 3 Gladiators defeated No; 6 Haverhill/Pentucket, 5-1. In the semifinals, Alec DiGiorgio’s second goal of the game, with 5:26 left, was the winner and Anzalone had two more assists in Masco’s 3-2 decision over Cape Ann – and Austin Gervais pitched a shutout, Austin Obie and Willy Desmarais both had 1-1-2 and David Cusson two assists as the Gladiators defeated Newton, 5-0. In the final, Anzalone (1-1-2) and Mike Dillon scored 1:47 apart early in the third period to give Masco a 3-2 win over the Gladiators.

PLAYOFF MVP: Anthony Anzalone, Masco

In the crossover game, Norton pitched a shutout, Reilly scored twice and Velonis posted 1-1-2 in Triton’s 5-0 win over Masco.

No. 1 Andover won the title. In the quarterfinals, Dan Maillett capped a hat trick with the winner with :02 left and Robert Williams had a goal and an assist as No. 3 Waltham trimmed No. 6 S&S, 4-3, despite two goals by Nunzio Morretti and two assists by Tyler Pederson – and Brian Minghella delivered 1-2-3 in No. 4 Burlington’s 4-1 victory over No. 5 Chelmsford. In the semifinals, Halloran scored two goals in the third period and combined with Hubschman for two goals in 19 seconds to give Andover a 3-1 win over Burlington – and Abby Burke pitched a shutout, Matt Piccirillo scored twice, Anthony Cusanello and Sean Isnor both collected 1-1-2 and Eli Ruben added two assists in No. 2 Lexington/Bedford’s 5-0 victory over Waltham., In the final, Kevin Shea pitched a shutout and Joey Comeau scored early in Andover’s 1-0 win over Lexington/Bedford.

PLAYOFF MVP: Kevin Shea, Andover

The top-seeded Blizzard won the championship. In the quarterfinals, Vincent Benincasa had a goal and three assists, Mike Fanaras scored twice, Matt Gudas and Tim Panella both had a goal and an assist and Hunter Berke two assists as No. 2 Concord a 9-3 defeated No. 7 Nashoba, 9-3; Jeff Bucyk pitched a shutout and Joe Lefebvre scored both goals in No; 6 NH East’s 2-0 win over No. 3 Portland – and Connor Irving scored four goals and added two assists, Matt Hamor also wore the hat, adding an assist, and Graham Doherty had 1-1-2 in No. 4 Beverly’s big win over No. 5 North Andover. In the semifinals, Tom Pingree scored twice and John Ryan had 1-1-2 as the Blizzard topped Beverly, 3-1 – and Matt Curtis scored with 4:34 left to give No. 2 Concord a 3-2 decision over NH East. In the final, Steve Troiano pitched a shutout, Ian Kulac had 1-1-2 and Ryan two assists as the Blizzard snowed Concord, 4-0.

PLAYOFF MVP: Steve Troiano, Blizzard

n the crossover game, David Grunbeck had 1-1-2 and Andre Papalian two assists in the Blizzard’s 3-1 victory over Andover.

No. 2 Lynnfield won the title. In the quarterfinals, Camara’s second goal of the game, with 4:14 left, turned out to be the winner as No. 3 Medford edged No. 6 Reading, 4-3, Coccoluto with two assists in the loss – and Tom Derosiers scored what proved to be the winner with 9:27 left as No. 4 Tewksbury nipped No. 5 Wilmington, 2-1. In the semifinals, Ciccio had 2-1-3, Tetrault 1-1-2m Tremblay two assists and Costa the shutout in Lynnfield’s 5-0 win over Medford – and Jonah Hadley (1-1-2) snapped a 1-1 tie with 3:56 left and No. 1 Saugus topped Tewksbury, 3-1. In the final, Anthony Costa scored the winner with 3:33 remaining and Crampe had two assists in Lynnfield’s 3-2 decisioon over Saugus.

PLAYOFF MVP: Dom Costa, Lynnfield

No. 2 Cape Ann is the winner. In the first round, Max Samuels had 1-1-2 and the shootout winner and Peter Block, Robert Anderson and Joe Trask all also had 1-1-2 as No. 5 Newton edged No. 4 Nashua, 6-5, despite 2-2-4 by Jonathan Searles, 1-1-2 apiece from Stephen Barton and Gage Dalaker and two assists by Emmett Plourde. In the semifinals, Kyle Hurst wore the hat and added two assists, Jesse Francis set up three goals, Brian McAuliff scored twice and Sean Brennan had two assists in Cape Ann’s 7-2 win over No. 3 Stoneham – and No. 6 and Zach Levin both scored in the shootout as Newton edged No. 1 Arlington, 4-3, Kyle Hood with 1-1-2 in the loss. In the final, McAuliff scored twice and Brenna had 1-1-2 in Cape Ann’s 6-1 win over Newton.

PLAYOFF MVP: Kyle Hurst, Cape Ann

In the crossover game, Davis scored with 1:48 left in overtime to give Lynnfield a 2-1 decision over Cape Ann.

Third-seeded Burlington 3R won the title. In the quarterfinals, Samantha Reynolds pitched a shutout and Andrew Grasso had a goal and an assist in Burlington’s 3-0 win over No. 6 Woburn – and Matt Curran pitched a shutout, Matt Diorio scored twice and Jake Russell and Mike Diorio both had two assists in No. 4 Wilmington’s 5-0 win over No. 5 Melrose. In the semifinals, Russell had what proved to be the winner with 6:33 left, Jake Gingras assisted on both goals and Curran lost a shutout bid when Louis Sensale scored with 1:48 left in Wilmington’s 2-1 win over Malden – and Scott Hespod scored what proved to be the winner with 6:34 left and Kyle Glennon had 1-1-2 in Burlington’s 4-2 win over No. 2 Salem. In the final, Anthony Forte scored what proved to be the winner with 7:05 left as Burlington edged Wilmington, 2-1.

PLAYOFF MVP: Matt Curran, Wilmington

The fifth-seeded NE Stars won the championship. In the quarterfinals, Cody Solomon had two assists and the Stars topped No. 4 Watertown, 4-2, despite 1-1-2 by Anthony Forman – and Eruzione had 1-1-2 as No. 3 Winthrop topped No. 6 Danvers, 3-1. In the semifinals, Jarrod Fitzpatrick scored four goals and assisted on another as the Stars upended No. 1 Marblehead, 5-2 – and Gosselin had the winner with 9:21 left and O’Neil scored twice in Winthrop’s 4-3 decision over No. 2 Maples, which got two goals from Colin Lysik. In the final, Fitzpatrick scored twice and the Stars stopped Winthrop, 6-3 – Eruzione scoring twice in the loss.

PLAYOFF MVP: Jarrod Fitzpatrick, NE Stars.

In the crossover game, Derek Forti scored with 3:39 left in overtime and Aaron Crandall scored twice as the Stars edged Burlington, 5-4 – Forte with 1-1-2 and Sean Gavin two assists in the loss.

No. 3 Masco won the title. In the quarterfinals, Mike Dooley had a goal and two assists and PJ Criscione a goal and an assist in Masco’s 4-2 win over No. 6 Andover, which got 1-1-2 from Matt Beirne; Nick Cohan scored four goals and assisted on three others, Tim O’Brien scored two goals and assisted on four others, Drew Dearborn posted 1-4-5 and Pat Silk had two assists in No. 2 Greater Lowell’s 9-4 win over No. 7 Melrose, which got a hat trick and an assists from Colin DeMagistris and 1-1-2 from Katie Shreenan – and Mike Devincent collected 2-3-5, Andrew Robertson wore the hat and had an assist, Jacob Oliveira posted 1-2-3, Tom Sheerin scored two goals in 32 seconds, Sean Pickens had 1-1-2 and Charlie Long two assists in No. 4 Wakefield’s big win over No. 5 Lexington/Bedford 3B. In the semifinals, Kent Blaeser pitched a shutout and Dooley had two assists in Masco’s 2-0 win over Greater Lowell – and Robertson snapped a 1-1 tie 20 seconds into the third period and Wakefield defeated No. 1 Lexington/Bedford 3G, 3-1. In the final, Peirce Callanan wore the hat and had an assist and John Sholomith had two assists in Masco’s 4-3 decision over Wakefield.

PLAYOFF MVP: Kent Blaeser, Masco

Top-seeded Haverhill/Pentucket won the championship. In the quarterfinals, Drew Lavigne wore the hat and had two assists, Owen Lemoine had a goal and two assists, Josh Pelletier and Ben Barnes 1-1-2 apiece and Nick Manuel and Taylor Cooper two assists apiece in No. 2 Portland’s 8-0 handling of No. 7 Maples; No. 3 Stoneham edged No, 6 Beverly, 3-2, in a shootout after Steve Toussaint and Danny McCarthy scored 2:00 apart late in the second period for Stoneham and Kreplick scored 18 seconds into the third period for Beverly – and Vince Silvestri (2-1-3) had what proved to be the winner with 8:41 left as No. 4 Nashua nipped No. 5 Everett, 3-2. In the semifinals, Ryan Mahoney pitched a shutout and Shaen Lanceleve had 1-1-2 in Haverhill/Pentucket’s 3-0 win over Nashua – and Lemoine had 2-1-3 and William Bauld two assists in Portland’s 3-1 victory over Stoneham. In the final, Mahoney pitched another shutout, Brian O’Neil had 2-1-3 and Lanceleve 1-1-2 in Haverhill/Pentucket’s 4-0 win over Portland.

PLAYOFF MVP: Ryan Mahoney, Haverhill/Pentucket

In the crossover game, Bobby Hallowell scored twice and Devin Rodgers had 1-1-2 in Haverhill/Pentucket’s 4-2 win over Masco.

No. 2 Triton won the crown. In the quarterfinals, O’Brien forced overtime with :13 left and No. 6 Chelmsford captured a 4-3 shootout win over No. 3 Salem, Armstrong with 1-1-2 and Thomas two assists in the win and Sebastian Belanger 2-1-3 in the loss – and Nick Cervizzi tied the game with his second goal of the game, with :26 left and then capped a hat trick and won the game with :26 left in over as No. 4 Tewksbury edged No. 5  Burlington 3W, 4-3, CJ Foti with 1-1-2 in the win and Mike Goullette two goals in the loss. In the semifinals, Couture wore the hat, had an assist and scored what proved to be the winner with :16 left in the second period and Crimmins posted 1-1-2 in No. 2 Methuen’s 4-3 win over Chelmsford, which got 1-1-2 from Gamst and two assists from Cahill – and Wolcik wore the hat and also scored in the shootout and Germinara delivered the shootout winner as Triton got by Tewksbury, 5-4, despite 2-1-3 by Cervizzi. In the title game, Ed Lozowski (1-2-3) scored the winner with 2:04 left and Matt Fehmel had 1-1-2 as Methuen held off Triton, 3-2.

PLAYOFF MVP: Ed Lozowski, Methuen

No. 2 North Reading won the title. In the quarterfinals, Wesley Waterhouse and Mike Brandano both posted 1-1-2 and Mitch Mahoney had two assists in No 2 North Reading’s 7-1 win over Cape Ann; AJ Williams had two goals and an assist, Drew Beaupre posted 1-2-3, Jack Timony had 1-1-2 and Cam Neumann the shutout in No. 1 Newburyport’s 6-0 win over No. 8 Wilmington; Jon Roberts wore the hat, Derek Richardson collected 2-1-3 and Jack Halling had two assists in No. 3 Arlington’s 7-2 win over No. 6 Marblehead – and No. 4 scored twice and No. 4 Lynn defeated No. 5 Newton, 5-1. In the semifinals, Mahoney went for 1-3-4, Anthony Manganiello also had three assists, Brendan Moore posted 1-1-2 and Brandano two assists in North Reading’s 7-3 victory over Arlington, which got two assists from Sean Mucci – and Neumann pitched a shutout and Williams scored midway through the first period in Newburyport’s 1-0 win over Lynn In the final, Mahoney scored with 4:32 left in overtime to give North Reading a 2-1 win over Newburyport.

PLAYOFFS MVPS: Cam Neumann, Newburyport, Mitch Mahoney, North Reading

MIKE SHALIN, mshalin@valley-associates.com


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