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AMERICAN

Top-seeded Charlestown won the championship. In the quarterfinals, Ryan Toland had a goal and two assists and Declan Reynolds had a goal and an assist in Waltham’s 3-1 win over the Maine Academy; Nick McFarland scored twice, Brendan Keaveny had 1-1-2 and Sean Donovan two assists as Reading nipped Lynnfield/Saugus, 5-3; and Luke Mix scored twice in Winchester’s 3-1 victory over NH east.

In the semifinals, Pat Rosetti scored the shootout winner, Colin Nestor had two goals and an assist and Bobby McCallum had two assists in Charlestown’s 4-3 decision over Reading; and Luke Streckenbach pitched a shutout and Mike Drew scored 51 seconds into the third period as Winchester edged Waltham, 1-0.

In the final, Nestor had two goals and two assists, Gavin Dauer’s second goal of the game, with 2:21 left in the second period, turned out to be the winner and Devin Gallagher also had two assists as Charlestown scored four times in the second period en route to a 5-3 win over Winchester, which got two goals from Drew and two assists from Robbie Falso.

PLAYOFF MVP: Colin Nestor, Charlestown

 

NATIONAL

Sixth-seeded Concord charged all the way to the crown.

In the quarterfinals, Luke O’Brien snapped a 1-1 tie with 8:56 left as Concord trimmed Framingham, 3-1; Pete Manoli posted two assists and Matt Walak snapped a 1-1 tie with 54 seconds left in the second period as Natick nipped Andover, 3-1; Reynolds, Rizzuto and Morin (two goals) scored in a 2:40 span of the second period of Belmont’s 4-1 victory over Winthrop; and Ryan Barrett scored twice in the third period, coming through with 5:51 left to give Wilmington a 2-1 decision over Arlington.

In the semis, the Crusaders advanced to the final; and Tom Harrington had a goal and an assist in Wakefield’s 3-1 win over Wilmington.

In the final, Charlie Fusold lost a shutout when Harrington scored with nine seconds left and Kyle Spurr scored what turned out to be the winner with 8:12 left in the second period as the Crusaders downed Wilmington, 4-1.

PLAYOFF MVP: Charlie Fusold, Crusaders

 

SOUTH AMERICAN

Top-seeded Wellesley won the title.

In the quarterfinals, Owen Desroches scored four goals, Kieran Browne dished out three assists, Tom Derosa had 1-1-2 and Ed Butler two assists in Parkway’s 6-2 win over Needham; Haydn Herrema scored with 5:31 left and John Foney and Charles Flinkstrom followed soon after to give SMS a 3-2 victory over Dorchester, which got 1-1-2 from Pinella; and Logan Colcagni snapped a 1-1 tie with 2:43 left in the second period as the Sharks downed Waltham, 3-1.

In the semifinals, Owen O’Connor scored five goals and set up another and Liam Morgan scored what turned out to be the winner with 1:03 left as Wellesley edged SMS, 7-6 – Brandan Toland with 1-2-3 in the loss; and Desroches scored with 2:30 left in overtime to give Parkway a 4-3 decision over the Sharks – Ronan McCarthy and Derose scoring 31 second apart early in the third period to force OT, which No. 2 scored twice and No., 46 had two assists in the loss.

In the final, Theodore Morrow pitched a shutout and Liam Morgan scored twice in Wellesley’s 3-0 win over Parkway.

PLAYOFF MVP: Owen O’Connor, Wellesley

 

SOUTH NATIONAL

Second-seeded Stoneham won the championship.

In the quarterfinals, Matt Johnston and Brendan Christopher shared the shutout and Joe Briffett scored with 5:43 left as Stoneham edged Burlington, 1-0; Paul Duffy and Collin Hart both had a goal and two assists as Marblehead downed Lynn, 3-1; and Brian Cloherty and Tom Grealy scored in the first period as South Boston nipped the Maine Academy, 2-1.

In the semifinals, Christopher pitched a shutout and Ryan Nolan scored in the second period of Stoneham’s 2-0 win over South Boston; and Phil Tarlong wore the hat and Jack Kidder had 1-1-2 in Casco Bay’s 5-1 victory over Marblehead.

In the final, the goalies combined for the shutout, Nick Feliciano scored twice and Joe Shannon had 1-1-2 in Stoneham’s 4-0 win over Casco Bay.

PLAYOFF MVPs: Matt Johnston and Brendan Christopher, Stoneham

In the crossover game, O’Connor’s second goal of the game, 51 seconds into the third period, gave Wellesley a 3-2 decision over Stoneham, which got 1-1-2 from Kyle Barry.

 

"AA"

NORTH AMERICAN

Second-seeded Framingham won the title.

In the quarterfinals, Luca Ferrari scored two goals and set up another and Nolan Buck posted 1-1-2 in Framingham’s 5-3 victory over the Demons, who got two assists from Franco; Duggan’s fourth goal of the game, with 2:31 left, gave Billerica a 4-3 decision over Dedham, which got 1-1-2 from Ben McCabe; and John O’Dea pitched a shutout and Aiden Murray scored in the third first period of Newton’s 3-0 win over Natick.

In the semifinals, Sean McInnis scored with 1:50 left to give Framingham a 3-2 decision over Newton – CJ Brown with 1-1-2 in the win; and Russell Thompson snapped a 1-1 tie with 10:07 left as Groton got by Billerica, 3-1.

In the final, Austin Villa pitched a shutout and Brown scored in the first period of Framingham’s 2-0 win over Groton.

PLAYOFF MVP: Austin Villa, Framingham

 

NORTH NATIONAL

Third-seeded Melrose won the title.

In the quarterfinals, Zak Farrell scored four goals, Cam Marks posted 1-2-3, Jared Crowell had three assists and Cody Porcello 1-1-2 as Melrose downed Medford, 6-1; Brendan Hannabury pitched a shutout and Zach Abruzzese scored with 10:34 left in Reading’s 2-0 win over Haverhill/Pentucket; and Jonathan Lariviere and Wayne Cintolo (both 1-1-2) scored 1:50 apart in the first period as Everett/Revere trimmed Lynnfield/Saugus, 3-1.

In the semis, Marks scored twice and Farrell posted 1-1-2 as Melrose topped Reading, 5-2; and Griffin Davis scored twice and Zach DeFreitas had two assists in Peabody’s 3-1 triumph over Everett/Revere.

In the final, Austin Figueria scored the winner with 9:25 left and Marks had a goal and an assist as Melrose edged Peabody, 3-2.

PLAYOFF MVP: cam Marks, Melrose

In the crossover, Farrell, who also had an assist, forced overtime with a third-period goal and Danny Broderick (2-1-3) scored 51 seconds into the OT to give Melrose a 3-2 decision over Framingham.

 

SOUTH AMERICAN

Top-seeded Concord won the title.

In a play-in game, Cam O’Brien scored twice, Augustus Chapin had 1-1-2 and O’Brien and Chapin scored 53 seconds apart in the second period as the Starhawks downed Malden/East Boston, 5-2.

In the quarterfinals, Harrison Parent scored two goals and set up three others, Derek Kellehr scored four goals, Elijah Czysz also set up three goals and Zach Painchaud two in Concord’s 7-1 win over the Starhawks; Barry Walsh posted 1-1-2 and Mikie Mackool pitched a shutout as Cambridge topped Triton, 4-0; Lawrence Dupont scored twice, Lachlan Lacoste, Baxter Cardamone and Chris Perri all delivered 1-1-2 and Dan McAuliffe had two assists in Newton’s 6-1 win over Agawam; and Kevin Flahive scored what turned out to be the winner with 47 seconds left as Triboro edged Chelmsford, 3-2.

 

In the semis, Parent scored twice and Concord scored a 3-2 shootout win over Newton, which forced overtime when Henry Bonenfont scored with 1:54 left in regulation – Tim White with assists on both goals for Newton; and Pete Lemoine, who also had an assist, scored 10 seconds into the third period to give Triboro a 2-1 decision over Cambridge.

In the final, Parent scored five goals and set up another, scoring his third with 5:41 left before Crandlemire scored with 2:53 left and Parent came through again with 1:15 remaining as Concord rallied for a 7-5 win over Triboro, which got two goals from Jerry McCarthy, 1-1-2 from Lemoine and two assists from Jared Chaves.

PLAYOFF MVP: Harrison Parent, Concord

 

EAST AMERICAN

Concord-Carlisle won the championship.

In the quarterfinals, Jeff Cohen wore the hat, Jay Jackonowski and Brad Labadini both had 1-1-2, Duncan Stephenson had two assists and Cole Chapman pitched a shutout in Concord-Carlisle’s 7-0 win over the Cyclones; Calvin Fumicello pitched a shutout and Alex Weinreb scored early as Andover edged Methuen, 1-0; Andrew Frost and Matt Guman both scored twice in Nashua’s 6-1 victory over NH East; and Anthony Firmani pitched a shutout and Anthony Romano scored in the first period as Twin City nipped Lexington/Bedford, 1-0.

In the semis, Charlie Cook scored twice, Harrison Hill posted 1-1-2 and Jackinowski had two assists in Concord-Carlisle’s 5-2 win o0ver Twin City; and Ben Ashworth clicked for 2-1-3, Leo Byers had 1-2-3 and Tim Loporchio and Weinreb both clicked for 1-1-2 in Andover’s 8-4 victory over Nashua, which got two goals from Frost.

In the final, Cook had a goal and an assist as Concord-Carlisle nipped Andover, 3-1.

PLAYOFF MVP: Charlie Cook, Concord-Carlisle

 

EAST NATIONAL

Second-seeded Winchester won it all.

In a play-in game, Luke Roberts pitched a shutout and Scott Elwell scored with 9:25 left as Wakefield downed Marblehead/S&S,2-0.

In the quarterfinals, Matt Romagna had a goal and two assists, Lukas Hoertdoerfer, PJ Sullivan, Hunter Healey and Nolan Butler all posted 1-1-2 and Brendan Locke pitched a shutout in Winchester’s 8-0 win over Arlington; Yuichi Watanabe scored one goal and set up three others, Alex Fitzgerald posted 1-2-3, Jack Friedman had three assists, Mike MacDougall scored two goals in 41 seconds and Felix Madsen Harty pitched a shutout in Brookline’s 8-0 win over Lynn; Morrison snapped a 1-1 tie with 10:13 left as Somerville nipped Waltham, 3-1; and Desmond pitched a shutout and Brown and Williams scored late as Wellesley trimmed Wakefield, 2-0.

In the semis, Ricky Welch had 2-1-3, Romagna posted 1-2-3 and Locke pitched another shutout in Winchester’s 4-0 win over Brookline; and Proctor had 1-1-2 and Lafee had two assists in Somerville’s 5-1 victory over Wellesley.

In the final, Quinn Serpa dished out three assists, Steve Vozzella’s second goal of the game snapped a 2-2 tie with 8:02 left in the second period and Welch had 1-1-2 in Winchester’s 4-2 win over Somerville, which got 1-1-2 from Lafee.

PLAYOFF MVP: Brendan Locke, Winchester

In the crossover, Jackinowski and Jack Perkins both posted 1-1-2 and Cohen had two assists as Concord-Carlisle downed Winchester, 6-3 – Sullivan and Welch with 1-1-2 apiece in the loss.

 

"A"

NORTH AMERICAN

Top-seeded North Andover won the title.

In quarterfinal action, Ryan Silva, who also had two assists, scored with 18 seconds left to give Greater Lowell a 6-5 decision over North Reading – Andrew Dickson with 2-1-3, Brian Cebula 1-1-2 and Kyle Knight two assists in the win and Keith Lumb a hat trick, Mark Potter 1-1-2 and Jason DiNapoli two assists in the loss; and Mike Upton scored twice, Jack Silva posted 1-1-2, Jack McIntyre had two assists and Ryan Skoczylas pitched a shutout in Winthrop’s 5-0 victory over the Saints.

In the semifinals, Jack Walsh pitched a shutout, Jimmy Boyle had two assists and Jake Sitak scored late in the first period of North Andover’s 3-0 win over Winthrop; and Dickson delivered 1-2-3 and Josh McPherson had 1-1-2 in Lowell’s 3-1 triumph over Woburn.

In the championship game, Walsh pitched another shutout and Sitak snapped Andrew Carrabis’s shutout with 1:01 left to give North Andover a 1-0 win over Lowell.

PLAYOFF MVP: Jack Walsh, North Andover

 

NORTH NATIONAL

Second-seeded Nashoba won the crown.

In the quarterfinals, Parker Fisher wore a natural hat and added an assist and Robert Smith and Max Strong both clicked for 1-1-2 in Nashoba’s 7-1 win over the Starhawks; Ricky Cellucci scored a third-period goal and then came through with nioe seconds left in overtime to give the Outlaws a 4-3 decision over Groton, which forced OT when William Zinkann scored with 59 seconds left in regulation; and Matt ballard gave his team a 3-0 lead midway through the second period and the Sharks held off SMS.

In the semifinals, Storng went for a goal and two assists and Fisher also posted two assists in Nashoba’s 4-1 win over the Outlaws; and No. 9 had 1-1-2 and Chris Fredericks snapped a 1-1 tie with 5:28 left as the Sharks eliminated the Crusaders, 3-1.

In the final, Fisher scored twice, Sean McCarthy and Smith both had 1-1-2 and Colin Slafkosky delivered two assists in Nashoba’s 4-2 win over the Sharks, who got 1-1-2 from Will Cline.

PLAYOFF MVP: Parker Fisher, Nashoba

In the crossover game, Joe Cornetta scored with 3:11 left in overtime to give Nashoba a 3-2 decision over North Andover, which forced the OT when Boyle scored in the third period.

 

SOUTH AMERICAN

 

Fourth-seeded Stoneham came through with the title.

 

In the quarterfinals, Matt Ahern scored twice and Mike MCNiff had a goal and an assist in Stoneham’s 4-0win over Cape Ann; Andrew Mezza wore a natural hat, Chris Cataldo scored twice, Casey Williamson had 1-1-2 and Jonathan Linehan and Tyler Boudreault lost a combined shutout on a Connor McNinch goal with 30 seconds left as Beverly downed Agawam, 7-1; and James Hollien pitched a shutout, Jason Suppa scored twice and Jack Adducci had a goal and an assist as Charlestown nipped Masco, 3-0.

In the semifinals, Mike DiPlacido scored the shootout winner as Stoneham edged Peabody, 3-2 – William Rooney forcing overtime with a third-period goal for Peabody; and Ryan McGonagle scored twice in Charlestown’s 4-2 triumph over Beverly.

In the final, Colin Campbell was perfect in goal in a 3-0 shootout that carried Stoneham to a 3-2 victory over Charlestown, which forced overtime when Prescott Herbert scored with 1:36 left in regulation.

PLAYOFF MVP: Colin Campbell, Stoneham

 

SOUTH NATIONAL

Top-seeded Acton-Boxboro won the title.

In the quarterfinals, Vittorio Gentile had a goal and an assist and Brian Foulds and Ryan Yeomans both dished out two assists in Hyde Park’s 5-2 win over Belmont, which got 1-1-2 from Chris Miller and two assists from Joe LaFauci; John Paugh pitched a shutout and Conor Lucenta scored early in the second period of Natick’s 3-0 win over Waltham; and Max Walker scored the shootout winner as Natick rallied from two goals down and edged Wellesley, 3-2—Nick Brown with both Wellesley goals in the first period.

In the semis, Mark Potter snapped a 2-2 tie with 1:48 left and Jack Bartle clicked for two goals and an assist in Acton-Boxboro’s 4-2 victory over the Crusaders; and Pat Coyne scored the winner with 4:04 left and Joe Loewen had 1-1-2 in Hyde Park’s 5-4 decision over Natick, which got two goals from Harry Burr.

In the final, Acton-Boxboro took the shootout, 3-1, to nip Hyde Park, 2-1.

PLAYOFF MVP: Jack Bartle, Acton-Boxboro

In the crossover game, Bartle scored twice, Potter and Tom Kearney both posted 1-1-2 and Matt German and Craig Jackson combined for the shutout in Acton-Boxboro’s 5-0 victory over Stoneham.

 

EAST AMERICAN

Third-seeded Reading won the title in dramatic fashion.

In a play-in game, Gunnar Frawley scored twice in the third period to give Melrose a 2-1 decision over Chelmsford.

In the quarterfinals, Gary Short scored with four seconds left to give Reading a 3-2 win over Methuen; Nathan Silva scored with 2:11 left in overtime to give Tewksbury a 5-4 win over Woburn – John Kenneally with two assists ion the win and Charlie Carter two goals in the loss; Oliver Hannon scored what turned out to be the winner with 5:33 left and Liam Gray and Zach McGuire both posted two assists as Melrose edged Andover, 3-2; and JP Kibbee had 2-1-3, Kyle Murray also scored twice and Haverhill/Pentucket won a 5-4 shootout to nip Wilmington, 6-5 – DJ Derose with 2-2-4, Tom King 1-1-2 and Dan McGaffigan two assists for Wilmington.

In the semifinals, Spencer Murrin pitched a shutout, Kyle Dumas assisted on both goals and Short and Jack Cote scored in the first period of Reading’s 2-0 victory over Tewksbury; and Jack Adams scored with 47 seconds left in overtime to give Melrose a 2-1 victory over Haverhill/Pentucket.

In the final, Murrin pitched another shutout and Cam McKenna snapped Adam Kleis’s shutout with 3:48 left in overtime to give Reading a 1-0 win and the title.

PLAYOFF MVPs: Spencer Murrin, Reading and Adam Kleis, Melrose

 

EAST NATIONAL

Fifth-seeded Framingham charged all the way to the title.

In quarterfinal action, Matt Sostilio and Robert Downing both had 1-1-2 and Calvin DeMallie added two assists in Framingham’s 4-0 win over Lexington/Bedford; Ryan Gonzales pitched a shutout and Sam Versoi scored in the second period as SMS downed North Central, 3-0; and Brandon Melanson had 1-2-3, Jake Brindle scored twice, including the goal that turned out to be the winner with 7:57 left in the second period, and Anthony Tocci had two assists in Twin City’s 6-2 win over Dedham.

In the semis, Downing scored the winner in a 2-1 shootout as Framingham nipped Concord-Carlisle, 3-2 – William Beakley forcing overtime for C-C with a goal with 6:25 left in regulation; and Melanson scored one goal and set up three others and Teddy Housser wore the hat in Twin City’s 7-3 victory over SMS, which got two goals from Ethan Winer and two assist.s from Dave Gigliotti.

In the wild final, Framingham won the shootout and captured the game, 9-8 – Downing forcing overtime with a goal with 21 seconds left in regulation – Sostilio with a hat trick and three assists and Downing also wearing a hat in the win while Melanson scored four goals and set up four others and Anthony Tocci also wearing a hat, dishing out two assists in the loss – Tocci scoring with 1:10 left in regulation to give his team an 8-7 lead.

PLAYOFF MVPs: Matt Sostilio, Framingham and Brandon Melanson, Twin City

In the crossover game, Shirt scored with 2:14 left to give Reading a 2-1 decision over Framingham

 

WEST AMERICAN

Top-seeded Amesbury won the title.

In the quarterfinals, Deuce Purcell scored four goals and set up three others and Jack Vachon also dished out three assists in Amesbury’s 8-3 victory over Lynnfield/Saugus, which got 1-2-3 from Fallon and two goals from Aiden; Donald Walk wore the hat, Sean Kelly posted 1-1-2 and Alex MacLeod and Max Sears both had two assists as Hollis downed Newburyport, 8-2; Jason Dion’s second goal of the game, with 3:58 left in overtime, gave Nashua a 5-4 decision over Peabody, which forced OT on Brett Palladino’s second goal of the game with five seconds left in regulation – Dion with an assist and Stephan Bedard 1-1-2 in the win and Jonathan Svenson 1-1-2 in the loss; and Dom Diliegro scored twice and Dave Corston had 1-1-2 as Everett/Revere topped NH East, 5-3—Garret Roberts with 1-1-2 in the loss.

In the semifinals, Harrison Moulton delivered 2-1-3, Purcell and Derek Doherty both posted 1-1-2 and Charlie Baxter pitched a shutout in Amesbury’s 4-0 win over Everett/Revere; and Nashua defeated Hollis, 7-2.

In the final, Leif Riley had a goal and two assists and Moulton scored what turned out to be the winner with 7:17 left as Amesbury edged Nashua, 3-2 – Damien BarahoNa with 1-1-2 in the loss.

Playoff MVP: Deuce Purcell, Amesbury

 

WEST NATIONAL

Sixth-seeded Newton charged all the way to the title.

In a play-in game, Luke McCarthy pitched a shutout and Steve Humphreys scored in the second period of Burlington’s 3-0 win over Wellesley.

In the quarterfinals, Saul Johnson-Green scored four goals, Ethan Donnelly had 1-1-2 and Newton scored four times in the second period and shaded the Sharks, 6-4 – Mathieu Borowski with 2-2-4 and Brendan O’Neil 2-1-3 in the loss; Jack Hilgren scored twice as the Demons nipped Parkway, 3-1; Adi Soni scored twice as Brookline topped Nashoba, 4-2; and Sean Cashell scored twice and Vincent Scali had 1-1-2 as Winchester nipped Burlington, 4-3 – Kraig Larson with 1-1-2 in the loss.

In the semis, Johnson-Green wore the hat and Kevin Eswara had two assists in newton’s 3-1 victory over the Demons; and Justin Johansen clicked for 2-1-3, Cashell also scored twice and Billy Coakley had two assists in Winchester’s 6-3 victory over Brookline, which got two goals from Nick Dahlberg.

In the championship game, Johnson-Green and Yarden Levy both scored twice and Garret Manis had two assists in Newton’s 5-2 triumph over Winchester.

PLAYOFF MVP: Saul Johnson-Green

In the crossover game, Doherty scored four goals, Moulton and Reilly both scored twice, Blake Johnson and Miles Hammond both had two assists and Baxter pitched the shutout in Amesbury’s big win over Newton.

 

CENTRAL AMERICAN

Fifth-seeded Billerica won the title.

In play-in games, Alarie scored twice and Shamp scored what turned out to be the winner in the second period of Waltham’s 5-2 win over the Starhawks; Hosea (2-1-3), Higgins (1-1-2) and Long (second goal) all struck late to give Dorchester a 7-6 decision over Groton – Hayes with 1-1-2 in the win and Joey Robinson two goals, Justin Mayer 1-1-2 and James Corey two assists in the loss; and George Danahy, who also had an assist, forced overtime with a goal with 3:09 left in regulation and Weston Schumacher (1-1-2) then scored with 24 seconds left in the OT to give Natick a 5-4 decision over the Crusaders – Josh Barrett with 2-1-3 and Aaron Pastor two assists in the loss.

In the quarterfinals, Moran pitched a shutout, Valentine scored twice and McIsaac had two assists in Billerica’s 3-0 victory over Needham; Mike Flannery posted 2-1-3, Sky Li had 1-2-3, Josh Lee 1-1-2 and Craig Jackson the shutout as Acton-Boxboro downed Waltham, 6-0; Natick edged Cape Ann, 1-0; and Joe Camara wore the hat, Henri Stocker clicked for 1-1-2 and Justin Steriti had two assists in Medford’s 4-2 win over Dorchester.

In the semifinals, Valentine clicked for two goals and an assist as Billerica nipped Acton-Boxboro, 3-1; and Stocker wore the hat, Rob Greene had 1-1-2, John Lazzaro posted two assists and Pete Torchio pitched a shutout in Medford’s 6-0 victory over Natick.

In the final, Valentine wore the hat as Billerica defeated Medford, 5-2 – Camara with a goal and an assist in the loss.

PLAYOFF MVP: Valentine, Billerica

 

-- MIKE SHALIN, mshalin@valley-associates.com

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