Midgets - Playoffs


Top-seeded Malden won the title.

In the quarterfinals, Riley Moore scored late in the first period as the No. 3 Crusaders nipped No. 6 Masco, 2-0; and goalie Christian Barrett went 4-for-4 and Billy Salewala and Dave Curran scored in the shootout as No. 5 Woburn edged No. 4 Reading, 3-2.

In the semifinals, Nick Bertocchi snapped a 1-1 tie with 9:51 left as Malden trimmed Woburn, 5-3; and Danielson scored with 3:47 left in the second period to give Shrewsbury 1F a 2-1 decision over the Crusaders.

In the championship game, Dante Cucuzza scored with 38 seconds left to give Malden a 3-2 victory over Shrewsbury, which got a goal and an assist from Matt Gentile.

PLAYOFF MVP: Dante Cucuzza, Malden

– MIKE SHALIN, mshalin@valley-associates.com