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ELITE-AMERICAN

Winchester won the title.

In quarterfinal action, Cam Anderson, who also had an assist, scored the winner with 9:39 left and Cam Marengi scored twice as Lynnfield/Saugus edged Arlington, 3-2, Gould with both goals in the loss; Nick George scored twice in the final minute and Dan Moran had two assists as Waltham nipped Agawam, 4-2 – and Butte scored two goals and set up another in Belmont’s 4-2 victory over Arlington, which got both goals from James Yunes.

In the semis, Winchester downed Waltham, 5-0 – and Drew Damiani forced overtime with a goal with 1:31 remaining and Dom Micieli had the shootout winner as Lynnfield/Saugus edged Belmont,3-2.

In the title game, Mike Nigro wore the hat, David Strong had two goals and an assist, Jack Sheehan set up three goals and Joey Napolitano two in Winchester’s 6-3 triumph over Lynnfield/Saugus, which got two goals and an assist from Nick Lucich and a goal and two assists from Micieli.

PLAYOFF MVP: Mike Nigro, Winchester

ELITE-NATIONAL

Charleston captured the championship.

In the quarterfinals, Pat Harnan wore the hat and had two assists, scoring what turned out to be the winner with 6:15 left and Gerald O’Neil also had two assists as Souith Boston edged Medford, 5-4 – and Newton nipped Wakefield, 5-3.

In the semis, Richard Bova wore the hat and had two assists and Pat Curtatone pitched a shutout in Charlestown’s 7-0 victory over Newton – and Devin Dunlop’s second goal of the game, 41 seconds into overtime, gave South Boston a 4-3 decision over Winthrop, Philly Bonacore forcing OT for Winthrop with 4:27 left in regulation.

In the final, Bova erupted for six goals and two assists, Liam Flaherty scored four goals and set up another, Joe Curtatone had two goals and three assists and Matty Abati also had two assists in Charlestown’s big win over South Boston, which got two goals from Harnan.

PLAYOFF MVP: Richard Bova, Charlestown

AAA-AMERICAN

Malden/East Boston was the winner.

In the quarterfinals, Chris Cecca wore the hat and had an assist and Chad Robertson posted a goal and an assist in M/EB’s 8-2 victory over Amesbury; Brady Ayles wore the hat and had an assist and Nick Muise two goals and an assist in Peabody’s 6-2 win over Newburyport—and Lucas DeMarco scored one goal and set up two others, John Francini scored twice, Garrett Lanagan had a goal and an assist and Lukas Lenkutis also posted two assists in Concord-Carlisle’s 7-1 victory over the Wizards.

In the semifinals; Jake Simpson scored seven straight goals and Cecca had two assists in Malden/East Boston defeated Peabody, 8-3, Ayles with two goals in the loss – and Jack Allard scored his second goal of the game, with 3:24 left in overtime, to give Methuen a 3-2 decision over Concord-Carlisle, Owen Kneeland with two assists in the win and Francini a goal and an assist in the loss.

In the title game, Cecca scored with 3:18 left in overtime – after Simpson scored twice in the second to force OT – as Malden/East Bostin edged Methuen, 3-2.

PLAYOFF MVP: Jake Simpson, Malden/East Boston

AAA-NATIONAL

Lexington/Bedford won the championship.

In the quarterfinals, Mike Robinson wore the hat and Nick Tashjian scored two goals and set up another in Lexington/Bedford’s 8-3 victory over Wakefield; David Swift scored twice as Cambridge trimmed Lynnfield/Saugus, 3-1; Jake Barton wore the hat and had an assist in Everett/Revere’s 5-3 win over Waltham, which got a goal and an assist from Anthony Thibodeau – and Mike Petronio scored four goals, two of them 28 seconds apart, Colin Sullivan delivered two goals and two assists and Manny Pereira a goal and an assist in Needham’s 8-4 triumph over Melrose, which got a goal and an assist from Jonathan Villiote.

In the semifinals, Robinson scored with 8:44 left and Chris Woo, who finished with a hat trick, then snapped a 4-4 tie with 3:53 left and Aidan Hurley had a goal and two assists as Lexington/Bedford downed Wakefield, 8-3 – and Caleb Jaffe wore the hat, Charlie Taft posted a goal and two assists and Tom Fulginiti scored twice as Cambridge stopped Everett/Revere, 6-2.

In the title game, Chris Woo’s second and third goals of the game came 24 seconds apart in the third period and forced overtime and Lexington/Bedford wound up edging Cambridge, 6-5, in a shootout – Hurley with a goal and two assists and Tashjian two assists in the win and Jaffe all five goals and Nicky McCool and Swift with three assists apiece in the loss.

PLAYOFF MVPS: Chris Woo, Lexington/Bedford and Caleb Jaffe, Cambridge 

AA-AMERICAN

Natick won the championship.

In a play-in game, Matt Doherty scored five goals and PJ Civaterise and Ben Rosato both scored twice in Tewksbury’s 8-3 victory over Winthrop, which got all three goals from Robert Rich.

In quarterfinal play, Taejun Tow scored two goals and set up three others, Noah Gurdin wore the hat, Marc Albrechtskirchinger had a goal and two assists and Lucas Grimes also scored twice in Brookline’s 10-3 victory over Chelmsford, which got two goals from Kaiden Belleville and a goal and an assist from Nathan Bernier; Joey Perdoni wore the hat, Brayden McKenna had a goal and an assist, Alex Peck set up a pair and Natick built a 6-1 lead and held off Danvers, 6-5 – Deryn Lanphere with four goals in the loss; Darren Ackerman wore the hat and had a shootout goal and Nathan Brown posted the shootout winner as Haverhill edged Arlington, 4-3, Ryan Pohl forcing OT for Arlington with a goal with six seconds left in regulation and Sean Hogan scoring twice in the loss – and Colin Stevenson delivered two goals and an assist, Tyler Ulwick also scored twice and Max Lowenberg had a goal and an assist in Winchester’s big win over Tewksbury.

In the semifinals, Jason Zagnone scored with 3:03 left to give Natick a 3-2 decision over Winchester, Cayden Miceli with a goal and an assist in the win and Ulwick both goals in the loss – and Tow, Grimes and Josiah Jones all wore hats and added an assist and Luke Elkins and No. 36 both had two assists in Brookline’s 8-2 victory over Haverhill, which got both goals from Ackerman.

In the final, Perdoni wore another hat and Nathan Nardelli had two goals and assist in Natick’s 5-2 win over Brookline, which got both goals from Grimes.

PLAYOFF MVP: Joey Perdoni, Natick

AA-SOUTH AMERICAN

Lynnfield/Saugus won the crown.

In the quarterfinals, Dillon Reilly scored two goals and set up two others, Joe Raffa had a goal and three assists, Tia Picardi wore the hat, Vincent Benvenuto had a goal and an assist, Ben Pimental also had two assists and Justin Plouffe pitched a shutout as Lynnfield/Saugus scored a big win over North Reading; Jason Funaro scored two goals and set up another, Jack Donovan also scored twice and Cam Daly had a goal and an assist in Nashoba’s 8-1 victory over Melrose; Pizzano clicked for two goals and two assists, Kirby and Sylvain both also scored twice and Savageau lost a shutout when Nathan Freelove scored with a minute left as the Saints stopped Nashua, 7-1 – and Evan Haughey wore the hat and had an assist in Agawam’s 5-2 victory over S&S, which got both goals from Adam Green.

In the semifinals, Raffa erupted for seven goals and an assist and Picardi scored two goals and set up another as Lynnfield/Saugus downed the Saints, 11-4, Kirby with two goals and an assist and Tanguay two goals in the loss – and Ben Solari scored two goals and set up another and Nathan Mucci and Cam Daly both scored twice in Nashoba’s 6-2 victory over Agawam.

In the final, Raffa scored all five goals as Lynnfield/Saugus defeatyed Nashoba, 5-2.

PLAYOFF MVP: Joe Raffa, Lynnfield/Saugus

AA-SOUTH NATIONAL

Winchester won the championship.

In the quarterfinals, Wyatt Fajkowski wore the hat in Winchester’s 6-1 victory over Newburyport; Dan Glover scored four goals and set up another in Arlington’s 5-4 decision over Wilmington, Zachary Giordina with a hat trick and an assist and Steve Constantine a goal and two assists in the loss; Jamison Griswold scored the shootout winner to give the Wizards a 3-2 decision over Waltham, which got a goal from Scott Christopher with seven seconds left in regulation to force OT; and Gabriel Aberback scored twice in Wellesley’s 3-1 victory over Concord-Carlisle.

In the semifinals, Fajkowski’s fourth goal of the game, with 10:34 left, gave Winchester a 4-3 decision over the Wizards, who got two goals from Isla Ferrari – and Glover and Ryan Porcano scored six seconds apart in Arlington’s 4-2 victory over Wellesley.

In the final, Fajkowski scored four goals and Sun had a goal and an assist in Winchester’s 6-3 victory over Arlington, which got two goals from Porcano and a goal and an assist from Glover.

PLAYOFF MVP: Wyatt Fajkowski, Winchester

A-NORTH AMERICAN

Burlington won the title.

In the play-in games, Joe Soares scored what turned out to be the winner with 2:15 left in the second period as Lynnfield/Saugus edged Triton, 2-1; Belmont nipped Wakefield, 3-2 – and Jackson Allen wore the hat, Jake Ryan scored twice and Will Carey had a goal and an assist as Danvers downed Cape Ann, 6-4, Jake Pierce with a goal and an assist in the loss.

In the quarterfinals, Maddox Amadin scored twice in Burlington’s 4-2 victory over Belmont; Tatum Walker scored all five goals in Brookline’s 5-1 triumph over Waltham; Liam Kinneman scored twice and Gavin Richard scored what turned out to be the winner with 1:44 left as Lexington/Bedford edged Danvers, 5-4, Brady Plaza with two goals in the loss – and Nick Morley wore the hat and had an assist, Colvin Callahan set up three goals and Ben Meade had a goal and an assist in Waltham’s 4-1 win over Lynnfield/Saugus.

In semifinal play, Amadin wore the hat and had an assist in Burlington’s 5-1 victory over Waltham – and goalie Jack O’Connor was successful against 3-of-5 shots in the shootout as Lexington/Bedford edged Brookline, 2-1, Olivia Vlacich forcing OT for Brookline with a goal with four seconds remaining in regulation.

In the final, Haldenberg scored four goals and Amadin set up a pair in Burlington’s 7-4 victory over Lexington/Bedford, which got a hat trick from Kinneen and a goal and a goal and two assists from Jackson Powers.

PLAYOFF MVP: Maddox Amadin, Burlington

A-SOUTH AMERICAN

Arlington took home the crown.

In the quarterfinals, Liam Gore scored four goals and Nathaniel Tacey two in Arlington’s big win over Billerica; Nathaniel Cantalupo had a goal and three assists, Jack Baker also wore a hat and Joey Duggan and Yianni Grammas both had two assists in Haverhill/Pentucket’s 8-4 triumph over Concord-Carlisle; Gabriela Locke scored with 28 seconds left to give North Andover a 6-5 decision over Wilmington, Jack Curtin with four goals and Henry Schutzbank a goal and an assist in the win and Den Doucette two goals and an assist in the loss; and Brendan Giblin pitched a shutout and Morgan Jone and Sean Herrernan both posted a goal and an assist in Billerica’s 2-0 victory over Masco.

In the semifinals, No. 12 wore the hat, Nolan Russell had two goals and an assist, Gore had a goal and an assist and JP Messuri two assists in Arlington’s 7-1 victory over North Andover – and Nick Moulison scored what turned out to be the winner with 4:32 left in the second period as Haverhill nipped Billerica, 3-1.

In the championship game, Gore wore the hat and Brian Patterson scored twice in Arlington’s 7-4 victory over Haverhill, which got two goals from baker.

PLAYOFF MVP: Liam Gore, Arlington
 
-- MIKE SHALIN, mshalin@valley-associates.com