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Top-seeded Winchester won the title.

In the quarterfinals, No. 4 Framingham scored a 4-3 shootout win over No. 5 Waltham, which got all three goals from Connor Blanchard, the third forcing overtime with 3:02 left in regulation; Blake Brookes pitched a shutout and Will Jennings scored late in the second period as No. 3 Lexington/Bedford edged No. 6 Arlington, 1-0; and Andrew Carrabis pitched a shutout and Tom Hassett scored twice as No. 2 Greater Lowell defeated No. 7 Casco Bay, 3-0.

In the semifinals, Luke Mix snapped a 1-1 tie with 6:25 left in the second period and Winchester then scored four times in a 6:12 span of the third period as Winchester topped Framingham, 6-1; and Lexington/Bedford edged Greater Lowell, 4-3, as Jennings scored twice in the win, Luke Khozozian had the deciding goal in a 2-1 shootout and Brooks was 4-for-5 in goal in the shootout – Matt Asselin’s second goal of the game, with 31 seconds left, forcing overtime for Greater Lowell.

In the championship game, Jack Houle scored twice, Ryan McCarthy had 1-1-2, Mike Walsh two assists and Luke Streckenbach strong in goal in Winchester’s 6-2 win over Lexington/Bedford, which got 1-1-2 from Anthony Incerto.

PLAYOFF MVP: Luke Streckenbach

SOUTH NATIONAL AAA

Top-seeded Wakefield won the championship. In the quarterfinals, Kyle Donlan scored the winner with 6:47 left and Jacob Grossi-Hogg had 1-1-2 as No. 5 Newburyport defeated No. 3 Concord, 4-1; and No. 3 Lynn advanced past No. 6 Saugus.

In the semifinals, Guarino scored with 49 seconds remaining to give Wakefield a 2-1 decision over Newburyport; and Conor Quinlan scored twice and Sean Savage had 1-1-2 as No. 2 Burlington clipped Lynn, 5-3 – Billy Norcross with two goals in the loss.

In the final, Jaena had three assists and Coggswell and Lucey scored 20 seconds apart in the first period as Wakefield downed Burlington, 5-2.

PLAYOFF MVP: Jaena, Wakefield

EAST AMERICAN AAA

No. 3 Wilmington won the division and also won a crossover game.

In the quarterfinals, Tim Kippenberger scored four goals in Wilmington’s 5-3 win over No. 6 Woburn; Ziegler’s goal with 4:55 left in the second period turned out to be the winner as No. 4 Reading nipped No. 5 Andover, 3-2; and Mike Reagan delivered 2-1-3, Jack Adamson had three assists and Kevin Stolki had 1-1-2 as No. 7 Chelmsford beat No. 2 Hollis, 5-2 – Isaac Rogers with both goals and Brandon Hugh assists on both in the loss.

In the semifinals, Jason Thibert and Matt Pendenza scored 57 seconds apart early in the third period and Christian Robarge had 2-1-3 as Wilmington nipped Chelmsford, 5-3 – Adamson and Ryan Heise with 1-1-2 apiece in the loss; and Charlie Haggerty (1-1-2) scored 35 seconds into overtime to give No. 1 Melrose a 3-2 win over Reading, which forced overtime when Millerick scored with 1:34 left in regulation.

In the title game, Wilmington edged Melrose, 5-4, in a shootout -- Kipppenberger (2-2-4) scoring with 1:24 left to force overtime, while Cody Porcello wore the hat for Melrose.

PLAYOFF MVP: Tim Kippenberger, Melrose

EAST NATIONAL AAA

No. 6 Everett/Revere roared to the title.

In the first round, Lyons pitched a shutout and Thomas had 1-1-2 as the No. 10 Starhawks beat No. 7 Marblehead, 2-0; and O’Brien had 1-1-2 and Ensigman  lost a shutout when Ricky Mingolelli scored with 56 seconds left as the No. 9 Wizards beat No. 8 Natick, 4-1.

In the quarterfinals, Nick Napolitano wore the hat, Dom Saia and Anthony Pimental both posted 1-1-2 and Nick Snook added two assists as Everett/Revere beat No. 3 Agawam, 6-3 – Will Jones with two assists in the loss; Ryan Glass and Gennaro Marra both wore hats and Fred Holmes had two assists as No. 1 NH East beat the Starhawks, 6-1; Montepeluso scored twice and Genovese had two assists as No. 4 Acton-Boxboro beat the No. 5 Blazers, 4-1; and Foster’s second goal of the game, with 8:35 left, gave the Wizards a 3-2 decision over No. 2 Winthrop.

In the semifinals, Marra capped a hat trick with 27 seconds left, Owen Barry followed with the winner with three seconds remaining and Marra also had an assist as NH East edged Acton-Boxboro, 5-4; and Napolitano wore another hat, Owen Forte had 1-01-2, Dante D’Ambrosio two assists and Steve Dileo the shutout in Everett/Revere’s 6-0 victory over the Wizards.


In the championship game, Saia scored the winner with 4:46 left and Napolitano had 2-1-3 in Everett/Revere’s 3-2 win over NH East, which got both goals from Evan Vadeboncoeur.

PLAYOFF MVP: Nick Napolitrano, Everett/Revere

In the crossover game, Kippenberger scored twice as Wilmington scored three time in a 6:39 span of the first period as Wilmington edged Everett/Revere, 3-2.

NORTH AMERICAN AA

No. 3 Medford won the title.

In the first round, Cam Greenwood had 1-2-3, Jake Emery scored twice and Matt Lydon had 1-1-2 as No. 7 Reading defeated No. 10 Newton, 5-2; and Aiden Hollingsworth scored four goals and assisted on another and Sam Delap had 1-1-2 as No. 8 Methuen beat No. 9 Tewksbury, 6-1.

In the quarterfinals, Cam Smith was 5-for-5 in goal in a 1-0 shootout as No. 1 Triton edged Reading, 2-1, Mike Beevers forcing overtime with 3:28 left and Brendan Duffy scoring the deciding goal in the shootout; Scott Elwell scored twice and Chris Coombs 1-1-2 had what turned out to be the winner with 46 seconds left in the second period as No. 2 Wakefield edged Methuen, 3-2 – Justin Ridell with both goals in the loss; Jared McDonald scored the deciding goal in the shootout as Medford nipped the No. 6 Saints, 2-1; and Arpin and Kobelski both scored twice and Devaney had 1-1-2 as No. 4 Andover beat No. 5 Winchester,s 7-2.

In the semifinals, James Ricciardi and McDonald both posted 1-2-3, Christina Gesualdi scored twice and Derek Murray also had two assists as Medford topped Wakefield, 6-1; and Anthony Previte scored 46 seconds in the third period to lift Andover past Triton, 2-1.

In the championship game, Ricciardi’s second goal of the game, with seven seconds left, gave Medford a 3-2 decision over Andover.

PLAYOFF MVP: James Ricciardi, Medford

NORTH  NATIONAL AA

Top-seeded Cape Ann won the championship.

In the quarterfinals, EJ Field had two goals and an assist, Anthony Sandfillipo scored twice and Ryan Webb had 1-1-2 as Cape Ann topped No. 8 Danvers, 6-2; No. 4 North Andover advanced past No. 5 Lynnfield; Blodgett and Zinkann both had 1-1-2, MacDonald had two assists and Aidan Ferrara lost a shutout when Mike Varnum scored with 57 seconds left; and John Hourican wore the hat and Ben McGlashing had 1-1-2 as No. 6 Arlington beat No. 3 Newton, 6-3 – Thomas-Riker Ferry with 2-1-3, Aidan Auclair 1-1-2 and Connor Daley two assists in the loss.

In the semifinals, Sandfilippo (1-1-2) scored the winner as Cape Ann edged North Andover, 3-2 – TJ Fredo with 1-1-2 in the loss; and Blodgett wore the hat and had two assists, Cianci scored two goals and assisted on three others, Costa also wore a hat and Zinkann had 1-2-3 as Groton beat Arlington, 9-3 – McGlashing with all three goals in the loss.

In the final, Field wore the hat and had two assist, Webb had 1-1-2 and Connor Vittand pitched a shutout in Cape Ann’s 5-0 victory over Groton.

PLAYOFF MVP: EJ Field, Cape Ann

SOUTH NATIONAL AA

Sixth-seeded Masco won the title.

In the first round, Ben Canfield, Igor Barinov, Isabella Hillman and Liam Fisher all had a goal and an assist as No. 7 Nashoba defeated No. 10 Twin City, which got 1-1-2 apiece from Alex Archambeault and Noah Razzetti and two assists from Luke Dufresne; and Nick Salvatore (1-1-2) scored the winner with 3:36 left and Nick Muzi also had 1-1-2 as No. 8 Newburyport nipped No. 9 Concord, 3-2;

In the quarterfinals, Mike Rybicki scored what turned out to be the winner early in the second period as No. 5 Amesbury nipped No. 4 Waltham, 4-2; Eamonn McLean snapped a 1-1 tie with 10:23 left as No. 6 Masco beat No. 3 Stoneham, 4-1; Dan Marshall scored with seven seconds left to give Nashoba a 2-1 victory over No. 1 Lynn; and Salvatore scored twice in Newburyport’s 3-1 win over the No. 2 NS Vipers.

In the semifinals, McLean had 2-1-3, Logan Campbell 1-2-3 and Jack Corcoran 1-1-2 in Masco’s 6-2 victory over Newburyport; and Amesbury nipped Nashoba, 4-3, in a shootout as Hillman and Connor Lefebvre scored 43 seconds apart in the third period to force overtime and Blake Bennett had 1-1-2 for Amesbury.

In the final, Bennett (2-1-3) scored the winner with 4:54 left and Max Latam had 1-1-2 as Masco edged Amesbury, 5-4 – Patrick Birmingham with a hat trick and Bennett with 1-2-3 in the loss.

PLAYOFF MVP: William Bennett, Masco

EAST NATIONAL AA

No. 2 Haverhill/Pentucket won the crown.

In the quarterfinals, John Bresnahan and JoJo McDonald both scored twice as Haverhill/Pentucket beat No. 7 Marblehead; Joe Leone posted 1-2-3, Fionn O’Connor scored twice and Nick Tuozzolo and Carson Priante both had 1-1-2 as No. 6 Newton beat No. 3 Waltham, 6-4; and Philip Kidd (1-1-2) scored with 1:53 left in overtime to give No. 4 Acton-Boxboro and 3-2 decision over No. 5 PAT.

In the semifinals, Andrew Hassell had 2-1-3, Ryan Soucey posted three assists, Luke Tucker scored twice and Jake Becker lost a shutout when John Wendlandt scored with 2:54 left in Haverhill/Pentucket’s 6-1 win over Newton; and Peter Nelson (2-1-3 scored with 4:06 left and Ben Anestos (2-2-4) followed with 1:32 remaining to give No. 1 Concord-0Carlisle a 5-4 victory over Acton-Boxboro, which got 2-1-3 from Nick Hart and 1-1-2 from Nick Brown.

In the title game, Bresnahan wore the hat and had an assist, Tucker scored one goal and assisted on three others and Soucey had 1-2-3 in Haverhill/Pentucket’s 7-4 win over Concord-Carlisle, which got a hat trick from Nelson.

PLAYOFF MVP: John Bresnahan, Haverhill/Pentucket

WEST AMERICAN AA

No. 2 Chelmsford won the division and then also won a crossover game.

In the quarterfinals, Andrew Calvert (2-1-3) tied the game with 6:18 left in the third period and then scored with 4:01 left in overtime to give No. 5 Melrose a 4-3 win over No. 4 Woburn – Maggie O’Donnell with two assists in the win and Drew Thomas two goals in the loss; Payton Privitera’s second goal of the game, with 7:23 left in the second period, turned out to be the winner as No. 3 Burlington edged No. 6 Medford, 6-3 – PJ Haberstroh with two goals in the loss; and Mike McNamara scored with 1:11 left to give Chelmsford a 2-1 decision over No. 7 Greater Lowell.

In the semifinals, Jack Hart and Steve Lubinger both had 1-1-2 in Chelmsford’s 4-2 win over Burlington, which got both goals from Luke Butler; and Calvert scored with 47.7 seconds left in overtime to give Melrose a 2-1 decision over No. 1 Andover.

In the championship game, Hart scored with 2:02 left in overtime and McNamara and Matt Miner both had 1-1-2 in Chelmsford’s 3-1 win over Melrose.

PLAYOFF MVP: Jack Hart, Chelmsford

WEST NATIONAL AA

Top-seeded Lexington/Bedford took home the title.

In the first round, Vincent Scaduto pitched a shutout and Jed Sweeney scored late in the second period as No. 7 Saugus beat No. 10 Malden/East Boston, 2-0; and No. 9 scored twice in the first period as No. 8 Hollis edged No. 9 Acton-Boxboro, 2-1;

In the quarterfinals, Sarah Potter pitched a shutout and Mia Biotti and Kara Checchini both had 1-1-2 as the No. 6 Wizards defeated No. 3 Agawam , 3-0; Brian Gillis and Cam Fallon both had 1-1-2 as Lexington/Bedford beat Saugus, 4-1; Ryan Oosting scored twice and Coleman Nee had 1-1-2 as No. 4 Arlington beat No. 5 North Andover, 4-2; and Phillip Maigatter had 1-1-2 as Hollis topped No. 2 Natick, 2-1.

In the semifinals, Tyler Gelormini (1-1-2) scored the winner with 2:52 left and Brendan Vaughan also had 1-1-2 in Lexington/Bedford’s 4-3 win over Arlington, which got 1-1-2 from Adam Lee; and Maigatter had 1-1-2 in the second period, Jared DeBruin scored what turned out to be the winner with 3:30 left in the second period and Preston Wilson lost a shutout on Christina Klinoff with 35.2 seconds left as Hollis edged the Wizards, 2-1.

In the title game, Vaughan clicked for 2-1-3 in Lexington/Bedford’s 4-1 win over Hollis.

PLAYOFF MVP: Brendan Vaughan, Lexington/Bedford

In the crossover game, Miner had three assists and Lubinger two goals in Chelmsford’s 4-2 win over Lexington/Bedford.

NORTH NATIONAL A

No. 3 Stoneham won the championship.

In the quarterfinal game, Adam Bridges pitched a shutout and PJ Drakos scored with 10:25 left as No. 5 Danvers edged No. 4 Billerica, 1-0.

In the semifinals, Maloney scored four goals and assisted on another, McNiff posted a goal and four assists and Oro two assists as Stoneham defeated No. 2 Nashoba, 9-2; and Max Trawick scored with 5:58 left and again with 1:08 remaining to give No. 1 Groton a 3-2 decision over Danvers – Aidan Flood and Ben Miller with two assists apiece in the win and Jeff Lopes both goals in the loss.

In the title game, Foley had 2-1-3, O’Grady two assists and D. Vallesion was again strong in goal as Stoneham scored a 4-1 victory over Grotn.

PLAYOFF MVP: D. Vallesio, Stoneham

SOUTH AMERICAN A

No. 2 Wilmington won the division and then also won a crossover game.

In the quarterfinals, Ryan Silva and Jared Egersheim both scored twice as No. 4 Nashua beat No. 5 Melrose, 4-1; and James Librizio scored with 30 seconds left in overtime to give No. 3 Woburn a 2-1 decision over No. 6 Andover.

In the semifinals, Cam Banks scored two goals and assisted on another in Wilmington’s 6-2 win over Woburn, which got a goal and an assist from Robert Bryan; and Silva (1-2-3) scored with eight seconds left to give Nashua a 3-2 decision over No. 1 Andover – Anthony DeRosa with 1-1-2 in the win and Callie Willey both goals in the loss.

In the title game, Banks wore a natural hat in the third period, Taylor Padulsky had 1-1-2 and Justin Crowley two assists in Wilmington’s 5-4 victory over Nashua, which got two assists from Nick Dapolito.

PLAYOFF MVP: Cam Banks, Wilmington

SOUTH NATIONAL A

Second-seeded Acton-Boxboro won the championship.

In the quarterfinals, Robbie Anderson’s second goal of the game and Noah Schott’s tally came 20 seconds apart in the third period to lift No. 1 Cape Ann past No. 8 Peabody, 3-2; Kyle Kearsley (1-1-2) scored with 3:31 left in overtime to give No. 3 Waltham a 2-1 decision over No. 6 Natick; Matt Adam (2-1-3) snapped a 5-5 tie with 9:24 left, Paul Nichols also had 2-1-3, Blake Buonapane posted 1-1-2 and Evan Oberton had two assists as No. 5 Masco got by No. 4 S&S, 7-5 – Riley Croft wearing the hat and Finn Lacy with 1-1-2 in the loss; and Sean Bambery scored twice and Colin Hatton and Teddy Justice each had two assists as Acton-Boxboro topped No. 7 Newton, 5-3.

In the semifinals, Adams and Nichols both wore hats, Oberton had 1-1-2 and Buonapane and Sam Winchester each had two assists in Masco’s 9-5 win over Cape Ann, which got a hat trick from Schott, 1-1-2 from Anthony Curcuru and two assists from Aaron Thibodeau; and Joe Logue scored twice in nine seconds in the third period and Lilian Day Zavolas had two assists as Acton-Boxboro edged Waltham, 4-3 – Kearsely with two goals and Mike Armstrong two assists in the loss.

In the final, Day Zavolas had 1-1-2 in the final minutes, scoring with 1:13 left to give Acton-Boxboro an 3-2 victory over Masco – Logue also with 1-1-2 in the win.

PLAYOFF MVPS: Lilian Day Zavolas, Joe Logue, Acton-Boxboro

In the crossover game, Alex Fitzler lost a shutout with 58 seconds left and Jared Russell scored what turned out to be the winner with 1:51 remaining as Wilmington edged Acton-Boxboro, 2-1.

EAST NATIONAL A

Third-seeded Beverly captured the title.

In the quarterfinals, Katelyn Gemmell scored twice as the top-seeded NS Vipers defeated No. 8 Amesbury, 4-1; Andrew Mezza’s fourth goal of the game, to go along with an assist, came with 4:31 left and gave Beverly a 5-4 win over No. 6 Winthrop – Colby Delano with 1-1-2 in the win; Ryan Johnson (1-1-2) scored with 8:34 left to give No. 2 PAT a 3-2 decision over No. 7 Newburyport; and Davis Kinne’s second goal of the game, with 2:45 left in regulation, forced overtime and Matt Patrie then scored his second goal of the contest with 2:48 left in the OT to give No. 4 Lynn a 6-5 victory over No. 5 North Reading – Brian Swaczyk with 1-1-2 in the win, while Mike Dee wore the hat, Tim Buckley had 1-2-3 and Joey Robishaw two assists in the loss.

In the semifinals, Patrie pitched a shutout and David Roy scored in the second period of Lynn’s 1-0 win over the Vipers; and Dan Morency scored four goals, Delano wore the hat and had an assist and Jake Dalbon posted 1-1-2 in Beverly’s 10-4 victory over PAT, which got 2-1-3 from Spencer Newsham and 1-2-3 from Johnson.

In the final game, Jon Linehan lost a shutout late, Delano had 1-1-2 and Morency scored what turned out to be the winner with 10:16 left as Beverly got by Lynn, 3-2 – Patrie with a goal and an assist late.

PLAYOFF MVP: Colby Delano, Beverly

WEST AMERICAN A

Top-seeded Reading won the championship.

In the quarterfinals, Owen Brea and Brian Cebula both scored twice in No. 4 Greater Lowell’s 5-2 win over No. 5 Winchester.

In the semifinals, Brian Corcoran and Declan Drew both wore hats and Xavier Metivier scored twice as No. 3 Methuen defeated No. 2 Chelmsford, 8-3 – Colin O’Neill with two goals in the loss; and Kevin Craven, Stephen Needham and Max Giardina scored in a 78-second span of the first period of Reading’s 3-1 win over Greater Lowell.

In the title game, Brendan Hannabury and Spencer Murdin shared the shutout and Stephen Needham scored early in the second period of Reading’s 3-0 win over Methuen.

PLAYOFF MVPS: Brandan Hannabury and Spencer Murdin, Reading

WEST NATIONAL A

No. 5 Lynnfield roared to the title and then won a crossover game.

In the quarterfinal game, Alexandra Nolan and Nick Steigerwald scored 14 seconds apart midway through the second period and Josh Muicherjee lost a shutout on Charlie Ouellette’s goal with 32 seconds left.

In the semifinals, Jack LaCoste wore the hat, Jake DeBenedictis had three assists and John Simonetti 1-1-2 in Lynnfield’s 5-2 win over No. 4 North Andover, which got 1-1-2 from Zac Levin; and Matt Nekoroski pitched a shutout and then went 5-for-5 in the shootout as Lynnfield edged No. 1 Concord-Carlisle, 1-0.

In the championship game, Nekoroski was again 5-for-5 in the shootout and Diranian scored the deciding goal as Lynnfield edged Nashoba, 3-2, despite a last-minute rally that saw Nolan scored with 31 seconds left and again with one second remaining.

PLAYOFF MVPS: Matt Nekoroski, Lynnfield, Alexandra Nolan, Nashoba

In the crossover game, Simonetti had 2-1-3, Diranian also scored twice and Jason Stelman had 1-1-2 in Lynnfield’s 6-2 win over Reading.

CENTRAL AMERICAN A

No. 2 Medford won the division and then also posted a crossover victory.

In the quarterfinals, Luke Shannon had two goals and an assist as No. 1 Burlington defeated No. 8 Wakefield; Wilson and Travaglini both scored twice and Angelini pitched a shutout as No. 4 Winchester topped No. 5 Triton, 5-0; Anthony Petrone scored four goals in Medford’s 5-1 victory over No. 7 Tewksbury; and the No. 3 Wizards advanced with a win over No. 6 Reading.

In the semifinals, Mike Graham pitched a shutout and Jake Quinlan scored twice in Burlington’s 3-0 win over Winchester; and Petrone (1-1-2) scored with 1:23 left in overtime to give Medford a 4-3 decision over the Wizards, the game sent into overtime by a late-game explosion by Wizard Hannah Cunha, who scored three goals in 66 seconds late in regulation.

In the final, Petrone wore the hat to lead Medford to a 4-1 victory over Burlington.

PLAYOFF MVPS: Anthony Petrone, Medford, Hannah Cunha, Wizards

CENTRAL NATIONAL A

Top-seeded Lexington/Bedford won the title.

In the quarterfinals, DeMare wore the hat and had three assists, D’Annolfo posted two goals and two assists and Snook a goal and three assists as No. 6 Everett/Revere topped No. 3 Waltham, 8-4 – Jacob Swanson wearing the hat while Sean McLaughlin had two assists in the loss; and Charlie Rubin scored four goals, Mike Kely also wore a hat and Sean Heffernan had two assists in No. 4 Marblehead’s 8-3 victory over No. 5 Newburyport.

In the semifinals, Ty Blumberg had 2-1-3 and Chris Walsh scored twice in Lexington/Bedford’s 5-2 win over Marblehead, which got both goals from Kelly; and Justin Bishop’s goal with 3:18 left turned out to be the winner as No. 2 Haverhill/Pentucket topped Everett/Revere, 3-2.

In the championship game, Blumberg wore the hat as Lexington/Bedford defeated Haverhill/Pentucket, 7-5 – Pat Archambault wearing a hat in the loss.

PLAYOFF MVP: Ty Blumberg, Lexington/Bedford

In the crossover game, Petrone wore the hat in Medford’s 3-2 win over Lexington/Bedford, which got a goal and an assist from Ty Blumberg.

NORTHEAST NATIONAL A

No. 6 Cape Ann won the championship.

In the quarterfinals, Zack Abbott scored the deciding goal in the shootout to give Cape Ann a 3-2 decision over No. 3 Danvers; and Drew Bernfeld scored with 3:06 left in overtime to give No. 5 Beverly a 2-1 victory over No. 4 Stoneham.

In the semifinals, Abbott and Drew Bouchie scored 1:25 apart in the second period and Jason Rollins had 1-1-2 in Cape Ann’s 3-2 win over No. 2 Agawam; and Liam Harvey scored with 4:49 left to give No. 1 Hollis a 3-2 decision over Beverly, which got 1-1-2 from Gavin Doyle and two assists from Dylan Zocco.

In the final, Ciolino and Abbott (two goals) scored 26 seconds apart in the second period as Cape Ann defeated Hollins, 3-2.

PLAYOFF MVP: Zack Abbott, Cape Ann

SOUTHEAST NATIONAL A

Fourth-seeded Melrose won the title.

In the first round, Isabella Shih wore a natural hat, two of the goals coming 28 seconds apart, Emily Wagner scored twice and Sylvia Zaeder had two assists as the No. 9 Andover Girls topped No. 8 Newton, 5-2.

In the quarterfinals, Aidan Ross scored twice as the No. 2 Saints beat Waltham, 3-0; Josh Nemeth wore the hat, Austin Figueira scored twice and Abbey Spencer had 1-1-2 as Melrose defeated No. 5 Natick, 6-4, despite a Tom Paugh hat trick; Garofolo (1-1-2) scored with 2:30 left to cap a three-goal rally and lift No. 3 Andover past No. 6 Acton-Boxboro – Schirmer also with 1-1-2 in the win; and Kevin Barlow came through with 1-2-3 and Brendan Camelio scored twice as No. 1 Groton defeated the Andover Girls, 5-1.

In the semifinals, Giggey scored what turned out to be the winning goal with 8:43 left as Andover got by the Saints, 3-1; and Figueira’s second goal of the game, with 4:16 left, turned out to be the winner as Melrose scored a 3-2 victory over Groton, which got both goals from Josh McNeil.

In the championship game, Padraic Kelly scored with 1:56 left in overtime and Figueira and Frankie Capaldo each had a goal and an assist as Melrose pulled out a 5-4 triumph over Andover, which got a hat trick from Byers in the loss.

PLAYOFF MVP: Austin Figueira, Melrose

MIKE SHALIN, mshalin@valley-associates.com

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