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Top-seeded Winchester won the championship.

In the quarterfinals, Matt Egan wore the hat and had an assist, Ryan Lindholm scored one goal and assisted on two others, No. 21 had a goal and an assist and Jackson Irving pitched a shutout as No. 3 Triton beat No. 6 Reading, 6-0; and Jay scored six goals and assisted on another and Dalessio had 1-1-2 as No. 4 Burlington beat No. 5 Andover, 8-5.

In the semifinals, Trevor Mahoney and Will Conway both had 1-1-2 and Niklaus Bloom and Colin Van Stry both posted two assists as Winchester top Burlington, 6-3, despite 2-1-3 by Jay and two assists by Hacker; and Ben Rennick and James Tarto both delivered 1-1-2 as Triton topped No. 2 Wakefield, 5-1.

In the title game, Brendan Monahan scored the winner with 10:27 left and Nathan Cavanaugh and Hudson Durant both had a goal and an assist as Winchester nipped Triton, 4-3.

PLAYOFF MVP: Brendan Monahan, Winchester

NORTH NATIONAL AAA

Top-seeded Wilmington won the title.

In the quarterfinals, Jonathan Groth and Ryan Brennan both scored twice and John Donovan and Tony Lucci each had a goal and an assist in No. 6 Newburyport’s 7-4 win over No. 3 Greater Lowell, which got two goals from A.J. Grenier; and Matt O’Toole wore the hat and DJ Caissie and Tom McShane both had 1-1-2 as No. 5 Waltham trimmed No. 4 Newton, 6-3.

In the semifinals, Andrew Gallucci picked up a pair of assists and Ryan Ackerley scored what turned out to be the winner with 2:43 left in the second period of Wilmington’s 3-2 decision over Waltham; and Bruner scored four goals and assisted on another, scoring what turned out to be the winner with 58 seconds left, Raposa and Groth both had 1-1-2 and Wilson two assists as Newburyport edged No. 2 Arlington, 7-6 – Reid Malatesta with four goals and Chris Kelly two assists in the loss.

In the championship game, Nolan Vigeant had 1-1-2, Nathan Alberti snapped a 1-1 tie with 2:22 left in the second period and Sam Cedrone was again strong in goal as Wilmington nipped Newburyport, 3-1.

PLAYOFF MVP: Sam Cedrone, Wilmington

SOUTH AMERICAN AAA

No. 4 Medford took home the crown.

In the quarterfinals, Owen Christopher and Quinn Curtain both scored twice and Finnian Croston had 1-1-2 as No. 2 Andover topped No. 7 Woburn, 5-2 – Alex Fishlin with 1-1-2 in the loss; Connor Jalbert scored the deciding goal in the shootout at No. 6 Marblehead pulled out a 7-6 win over No. 3 Lynnfield – Kate Hill forcing overtime with her fourth goal of the game, with 3:17 left, Sean O’Brien scoring twice and Matty Titus adding two assists for Marblehead, while Tyler Scoppettuolo wore the hat, Chase Carney scored twice and Chris Merryman had 1-1-2 for Lynnfield; and Aiden Lanphere clicked for 2-1-3 and Shawn Nestor 1-1-2 in Medford’s 5-1 victory over No. 5 Hollis;

In the semifinals, Nestor capped a hat trick with 3:24 left in overtime to give Medford a 6-5 decision over No. 1 Lexington/Bedford – Matt Babineau with three assists and Shane Taddia two goals in the win, while L/B forced overtime with three goals in a 2:44 span of the third period, including two in 17 seconds by Liam Hunt, who also had two assists; and Titus snapped a 3-3 tie with 6:25 left and Charlie McGurrin posted 2-1-3 in Marblehead’s 5-3 win over Andover, which got two goals from Christopher.

In the title game, Nestor had two goals and an assist and Josh Dube pitched a shutout in Medford’s 4-0 win over Marblehead.

PLAYOFF MVP: Shawn Nestor, Medford

SOUTH NATIONAL AAA

No. 2 Nashua rode the strong goaltending of Matt Licata to the title.

In the quarterfinals, No. 5 Danvers, beat No. 4 Natick 2-1 in the shootout and 3-2 in the game as Cam Verna forced overtime for Natick with a third-period goal; Shane Jellison scored twice, Lucas Flagg had 1-1-2 and Caleb Joseph lost a shutout with 2:16 left as No. 6 Twin City topped No. 3 Burlington, 4-1; and Nashua edged  No. 7 Nashoba, 4-3, as Licata starred in a 12-shooter shootout – Dom Carozza with two goals in the win, while Brandon Bailey (2-1-3) forced overtime for Nashoba with a goal with 5:40 left and Ryan McCarthy posted 1-1-2 in the loss.

In the semifinals, Carozza scored four goals and assisted on another, Sean Morrissey tallied twice and Corey Girouard had 1-1-2 in Nashua’s 9-4 victory over Twin City; and Jason Farrell (1-1-2) scored what turned out to be the winner with 14 seconds left in the second period as Danvers edged No. 1 Groton, 5-4.

In the title game, Licata, who had only played in goal in five games during the regular season, came within 1:14 of a shutout (Luke Thibodeau scored), Girouard and Carozza both scored twice and Dylan Troiano and Dan Woodford both had two assists in Nashua’s 5-1 victory over Danvers.

PLAYOFF MVPS: Matt Licata, Dom Carozza, Nashua

NORTH AMERICAN AA

The second-seeded Wizards won the championship.

In the quarterfinals, Tristan DiMeco scored with 8:06 left to force overtime and then scored with 2:11 left in overtime to give No. 3 Wilmington a 6-5 victory over No. 6 Acton-Boxboro – Ryan Dusablon with a goal and an assist in the win, while Nik Anestis wore a hat and Tom Perivolotis had two assists in the loss; and Josh Brann wore the hat, No. 27 posted 1-2-3, Jason Hurford scored twice, Kai Roberto had 1-1-2 and Aidan Holland two assists as No. 5 Masco defeated No. 4 Chelmsford, 8-4 – Timmy Connor with 1-1-2 in the loss.

In the semifinals, Eve Stone pitched a shutout and Raia Schluter had a goal and an assist as the Wizards topped Wilmington, 3-0; and Brann and Chris Esposito both had 1-1-2 in Masco’s 3-1 victory over No. 1 Beverly.

In the title game, Abigail Weiss’s second goal of the game, with 58 seconds left, gave the Wizards a 5-4 decision over Masco, which got two goals from Brann.

PLAYOFF MVPS: Abigail Weiss, Wizards, Josh Brann, Masco

SOUTH AMERICAN AA

No. 1 Malden/East Boston won the title.

In the quarterfinals, Brooke Rogers had two goals and an assist as No. 4 North Andover defeated No. 5 Watertown, 3-1; Jacob McArthur wore the hat and had an assist, Nick Wesley posted 2-2-4, Evan Simoneau scored one goal and assisted on three others, No. 3 had four assists and Matt Elwell clicked for 1-01-2 as No. 3 Wakefield topped No. 6 Arlington, 9-1; and Hunter Lariviere (1-1-2) scored the winner with 9:20 left and Josh Benis scored twice as No. 2 Haverhill/Pentucket edged No. 7 Winthrop, 3-2.

In the semifinals, Brendan Curtis wore the hat and hat an assist, Liam Horkan posted 1-2-3 and Stevie Arsenault and Nick Summers both scored twice in Malden/East Boston’s 10-3 win over North Andover; and McArthur’s second goal of the game, with 3:08 left, gave Wakefield a 3-2 decision over Haverhill/Pentucket – Ryan McGann assisting on all three goals in the win.

In the championship game, Joe Melanson scored four goals, Curtis had 2-1-3 and Liam Horkan and Cam Richard both posted 1-1-2 as Malden/East Boston scored a 9-1 win over Wakefield.

PLAYOFF MVP: Brendan Curtis, Malden/East Boston

SOUTH NATIONAL AA

No. 5 Reading won three games to win the crown.

In the quarterfinals, Tom Sumner capped a 2-1-3 performance with a goal with six seconds left that gave Reading a 6-5 victory over No. 4 Waltham, which tied the game on Anthony Attardo’s fourth goal of the game with a minute left – Maxx Owens with two goals and Declan Reilly and No. 45 with two assists apiece in the win and Julia Wegerbauer; Chris Locke snapped a 1-1 tie with 5:43 left and Connor Kelly scored twice as No. 3 Marblehead defeated No. 6 Saugus, 3-1; and Alex Pescatore scored twice and Jason Cookie and Sean Murphy both had 1-1-2 as No. 2 Tewksbury topped No. 7 Stoneham, 6-1.

In the semifinals, Murphy scored with 25 seconds left to give Tewksbury a 2-1 decision over Marblehead; and Nick Palermo’s goal early in the second period turned out to be the winner as Reading defeated No. 1 Methuen, 3-2 – Colby Scott with both goals in the loss.

In the final, Sumner scored four goals and David McFarland had two assists in Reading’s 6-1 victory over Tewksbury.

PLAYOFF MVP: Tom Sumner, Reading

EAST AMERICAN AA

Top-seeded Newburyport won the championship.

In the quarterfinals, Genaro Fronduto scored 42 seconds into the third period to give No. 4 Peabody a 2-1 decision over No. 5 Andover; Rory McGrath’s goal midway through the second period turned out to be the winner as Newburyport edged No. 8 Newton, 3-2 – Stephen Warming with both goals in the loss; No. 6 Burlington nipped No. 3 Nashua, 1-0 in a shootout, winning the shootout, 3-1, after Burlington’s Lucas Magliozzi and Nashua’s Jack Casey matched shutouts in regulation and then the overtime; and Cole Duncan’s second goal of the game, with 56 seconds left in the second period, gave No. 2 Winchester a 3-2 win over No. 7 Triton.

In the semifinals, Tom Bugler scored with 1:10 left to give Newburyport a 2-1 decision over Peabody – Harrison Dahn and McGrath with assists on both Newburyport goals; and Ray Magliozzi scored with 4:56 left in the second period to give Burlington a 2-1 win over Winchester.

In the title game, Maverick Chedel scored two goals and then hit in the shootout as Newburyport captured the crown with a 3-2 shootout win and 3-2 game decision – Tim Ryan forcing overtime for Burlington with his second goal of the game, with 3: 33 remaining.

PLAYOFF MVP: Lucas Magliozzi, Burlington

EAST NATIONAL AA

Second-seeded PAT won the title.

In the quarterfinal game, Kailen Richards pitched a shutout and Dante Strong scored early as No. 4 Nashoba beat No. 5 Acton-Boxboro, 3-0.

In the semifinals, Ryan Lavery scored four goals and assisted on two others, William Lessard had a goal and three assists and Tyler Goldthwaite 2-1-3 in PAT’s 8-4 win over No. 3 Lynn, which got two goals from Charlie Locke; and Strong erupted for six goals, Owen Brea also wore a hat, adding an assist, and Richards had 1-1-2 in Nashoba’s 9-5 victory over No. 1 Greater Lowell, which got 1-2-3 from Nick DeFelice.

In the championship game, Lavery wore the hat and had an assist, Goldthwaite, Will Lessard and Cole Moore all had 1-1-2 in PAT’s 7-2 win over Nashoba, which got both goals from Strong.

PLAYOFF MVPS: Ryan Lavery, PAT, Dante Strong, Nashoba

NORTH AMERICAN A

The top-seeded Saints won the championship.

In the quarterfinal game, Parece and O’Reilly (1-1-2) scored 1:24 apart late, O’Reilly with 2:52 left, and Scallese had 1-1-2 as No. 4 Woburn edged the No. 5 Andover Girls, 4-3 – Medwar with 1-1-2 in the loss.

In the semifinals, Cam Rouleau scored twice and Brett Levesque had 1-1-2 to lead the Saints to a 4-1 win over Woburn; and Connor O’Leary wore the hat and had an assist, Tyler Hughes posted 2-1-3 and Jeremy Eaton 1-1-2 as Melrose beat No. 2 Waltham, 9-2 – Mike Bean with both goals in the loss.

In the title game, Levesque scored four goals and assisted on two others, Tylor Pappalardo scored one goal and had five assists, Rouleau wore the hat and had an assist and Colin Ross two assists as the Saints beat Melrose, 10-2.

PLAYOFF MVP: Brett Levesque, Saints

NORTH NATIONAL A

Top-seeded Groton won the title.

In the quarterfinals, Jason Scales scored twice and Will Vaccari had 1-1-2 as No. 4 Reading defeated No. 5 North Reading, 4-2; Joe Bucci scored twice and Matt Conte and Chris Johnson each had 1-1-2 as No. 6 Andover topped No. 3 Lynnfield, 6-4 – Will Vansicklin with two assists in the loss; and Mason McSweeney completed a hat trick with goals with 5:25 and 2:26 left and also had an assist and Matt McMillan posted 1-1-2 as No. 2 Masco edged No. 7 Natick, 5-4 – Henry Nimitz with 1-2-3 in the loss.

In the semifinals, Jackson Levasseur scored the deciding goal in the shootout as Groton pulled out a 3-2 decision over Reading, thanks to a 4-3 shootout edge – Vaccari with 1-1-2 and a shootout goal in the loss; and Griffin Hout (1-1-2) scored what turned out to be the winner with 4:15 left and Alan Svendson also had 1-1-2 as Andover edged Masco, 5-4 – McMillan with a hat trick in the loss.

In the championship game, Jarrett Arsenault (second goal), Matt Lesser and Hunter Woolfry scored third-period goals in a 6:06 span to give Groton a 5-4 win over Andover, which got a hat trick from Hout.

PLAYOFF MVP: Jarrett Arsenault, Groton

SOUTH AMERICAN A

No. 3 Andover took home the crown.

In the first round, Max Vieira’s second goal of the game, with 10 minutes left, gave No. 8 Cape Ann a 2-1decision over the No. 9 Wizards.

In the quarterfinals, Vieira had 1-1-2 in Cape Ann’s 3-1 victory over No. 1 Newburyport. Matt Shea posted 2-1-3 and Graham Dalton had 1-1-2 in Andover’s 3-1 win over No. 6 Lynnfield; Owen Atkinson capped a hat trick with 3:11 left and Emma Skafas (1-1-2) followed with 25 seconds left to give No. 2 Haverhill/Pentucket a 5-4 decision over No. 7 Wakefield, which got a hat trick from Drew Riley and two assists from Brendan Jaena; and Declan Murphy scored four goals and assisted on two others, scoring what turned out to be the winner with 1:10 left, and Owen Kneeland also wore a hat as No. 4 Methuen overcame five goals by Tucker Mitton and 1-1-2 by Pat LeBlanc to edged No. 5 Twin City, 8-7.

In the semifinals, Atkinson had 2-2-4 and Shea, Pat Flanagan and Chris Defeo all had 1-1-2 in Andover’s 7-4 win over Haverhill/Pentucket; and Murphy scored five goals and Jack Silverio had 2-1-3 in Methuen’s 8-5 victory over Cape Ann, which got four goals from Vieira.

In the title game, Dalton scored four goals, James Lyman posted 2-2-4, Shea had a goal and three assists and Defeo 1-1-2 in Andover’s 8-2 win over Methuen.

PLAYOFF MVP: Matt Shea, Andover, Declan Murphy, Methuen

SOUTH NATIONAL A

Top-seeded Lexington/Bedford won the championship.

In the quarterfinals, William Dinsmore snapped a 1-1 tie with 5:05 left in the second period as Lexington/Bedford beat No. 8 Acton-Boxboro, 4-1; Connor Howland scored four goals, Braeden McDonald two and Nolan Cole added two assists as No. 6 Triton defeated No. 3 Arlington, 6-2; Dom DiStasio capped a hat trick with the goal that turned out to be the winner with 5:27 left as No. 7 Danvers topped No. 2 S&S, 5-4 – Domeniconi with two goals in the loss; and Chace pitched a shutout and Dockray scored in the first period as No. 5 North Andover beat No. 4 Newton, 2-0.

In the semifinals, Will Buchta pitched a shutout and Mackenzie Graham scored with 8:36 left to give Lexington/Bedford a 1-0 decision over North Andover; and Howland wore the hat and had two assists and Alex Monterio had 1-2-3 in Triton’s 6-3 win over Danvers, which got 1-2-3 from Trevor McNeill and two goals from Bobby Joyce.

In the title game, Collin Fiske scored twice and Buchta had another strong game in goal in Lexington/Bedford’s 3-1 victory over Triton, with Howland scoring the only goal in the loss.

PLAYOFF MVPS: Will Buchta, Lexington/Bedford, Connor Howland, Triton

EAST AMERICAN A

Top-seeded Wilmington won it all.

In the quarterfinal game, Kagan (2-1-3) scored the winner with 3:32 left and Brady had 1-1-2 as No. 4 Agawam edged No. 5 Marblehead, 3-2 – Maddy Dombal and Ashley Hart 1-1-2 with apiece in the loss.

In the semifinals, Anthony (1-1-2) forced overtime with a goal for Agawam with 2:36 left in regulation, but Wilmington took the shootout, 2-1, to win the game, 4-3 – Jason Davey with 1-1-2 in the win; and Moriarty scored four goals and assisted on another, Williams had two goals and three assists, Bowab had three assists and Hout scored what turned out to be the winner with 1:03 left as No. 3 Andover pulled out an 8-7 win over No. 2 Wakefield, which got four goals and an assist from Nick Townshend and 1-1-2 from Cam Wyer.

In the title game, Jason Davey scored five goals, Kevin Ackerley scored four, wearing a hat in the first period, and Jack Anderson set up three goals in Wilmington’s 9-3 win over Andover, which got 1-1-2 from Bowab.

PLAYOFF MVP: Jason Davey, Wilmington

EAST NATIONAL

No. 3 Burlington won the title.

In the quarterfinals, Jonathan Jay scored five goals, Colby Pigott had 1-2-3, Will Curtin and Luke Zermani both scored twice and Alex Healy had 1-1-2 in Burlington’s 13-4 win over Billerica, which got a hat trick from Nolan Dawson; Richie Moretti wore the hat and had three assists, Jackson Hurd-Messom wore a natural hat in a span of 1:51, including three goals in 36 seconds, Deryn Lanphere had a goal and three assists, Jared Carreiro posted three assists, Christian Shurko scored twice and Robert Shumway and Liam Bernardi both had 1-1-2 in No. 1 Medford’s big win over Nashoba; Gerry Visconti had 2-1-3 and Jake Barton 1-2-3 as No. 2 Everett/Revere beat the No. 7 Andover Girls, 4-1; and Tittemore (1-1-2) scored with 10 seconds left to give No. 5 Reading a 3-2 win over No. 4 Masco, which got 1-1-2 apiece from Anthony Caputo and Colin Maloney.

In the semifinals, Jay’s fourth goal of the game snapped a 3-3 tie with 1:27 left as Burlington got by Everett/Revere, 5-3 – John Nowicki with 1-1-2 in the loss; and Reading beat Medford, 3-2 in both the shootout and the game after Lawhorne forced overtime with three seconds left in regulation – Lanphere scoring with 2:34 left to put Medford ahead.

In the championship game, Vurtin forced overtime with a goal with 47.3 seconds left in regulation and Zermani scored with 3:37 left in OT to give Burlington a 3-2 victory over Reading and the title.

PLAYOFF MVP: Jonathan Jay, Burlington

MIKE SHALIN, mshalin@valley-associates.com

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