No. 1 Wakefield held serve and won the title.
In the quarterfinals, Shea Allen wore the hat and had two assists, Josh Tranchina scored two goals and set up two others in Stoneham’s 6-2 win over Lynnfield/Saugus, which got a goal and an assist from Heffron; and Ryan Dolaher scored four goals, Evan Haughey dished out three assists and CJ Miller two in Agawam’s 5-1 win over Melrose.
In the semis, Mike Arria scored four goals and set up another, Brian Purcell also wore a hat, adding two assists and Joe Gaffney scored two goals and set up three others in Wakefield’s 9-3 win over Agawam, which got all three goals from Haughey; and Christian McCarthy capped a hat trick with the goal that turned out to be the winner with 7:02 left as Danvers edged Stoneham, 6-5 – Conor McIntyre with a hat trick in the loss.
In the championship game, Gaffney scored two goals and set up two others and Arria wore the hat in Wakefield’s 6-1 victory over Danvers.
PLAYOFF CO-MVPS: Mike Arria and Joe Gaffney, Wakefield
Top-seeded Winchester won the crown.
In quarterfinal action, Driscoll scored what turned out to be the winner in the first period as Waltham trimmed Lexington/Bedford, 3-1; and Jack Carpenter scored four goals and Aidan Norton clicked for a goal and two assists as Lynnfield/Saugus defeated Needham, 8-5 – Saratella with 2-1-3 and Novak 1-1-2 in the loss.
In the semifinals, David Strong wore the hat and had an assist, Freddy Meyer delivered two goals and an assist and Jack Duncan and William Hood posted 1-1-2 in Winchester’s 9-2 victory over Lynnfield/Saugus, which got 1-1-2 from Carpenter; and Evan Sparks snapped a 1-1 tie with 4:09 left in the second period of Arlington’s 3-1 win over Waltham.
In the final, Strong had a goal and an assists and Max Lowenberg pitched a shutout in Winchester’s 4-0 victory over Arlington.
PLAYOFF MVP: David Strong, Winchester
Second-seeded Charlestown won the title.
In the quarterfinals, Joe Brienze scored twice and Matt Abati had a goal and an assist in Charlestown’s 5-3 victory over Wellesley, which got a goal and two assists from Max Paladino; and Evan Zhang lost a shutout with 2:42 left but Nathan Nardelli scored what turned out to be the winner with 8:43 left as Natick edged Belmont, 2-1.
In the semis, George Mackinnon wore the hat, Aleesandro Capatone had a goal and two assists and Brienze a goal and an assist in Charlestown’s 6-2 win over Natick; and Anthony Santangelo wore the hat, Matt Carrara scored twice and Julian Badger dished out two assists in Hyde Park’s 5-3 win over South Boston, which got two goals from Harry Minucci.
In the championship game, Mackinnon and Capatone both wore hats, Mackinnon adding an assist, and Brienze posted 1-1-2 in Charlestown’s 8-4 victory over Hyde Park, which got 1-1-2 from Aidan Fitzpatrick.
PLAYOFF MVP: George Mackinnon, Charlestown
Top-seeded Chelmsford won the championship.
In the quarterfinals, Owen Crann scored twice in Nashoba’s 3-1 victory over Nashua; and Nick Terilli scored with 4:01 left in overtime to give Haverhill a 2-1 decision over Methuen.
In the semifinals, Connor Cole pitched a shutout and Kaiden Belleville scored early as Chelmsford downed Haverhill/Pentucket, 2-0; and Jason Funaro scored five goals, including four straight, Bryan Fitzgerald had two assists and Tyler Santosuosso lost a shutout when Rowan Dunbar scored with 1:01 left in Nashoba’s 6-1 win over North Reading.
In the final, David Wood wore the hat, Colby Hiott and Jack Donovan both had a goal and an assist and Cole lost a shutout when Devin Marshall scored with 1:01 left in Chelmsford’s 7-1 victory over Nashoba.
PLAYOFF MVP: Connor Cole, Chelmsford
No. 3 Winthrop won the title.
In the only quarterfinal game, Parker Pierre pitched a shutout, Emerson Marengi had a goal and an assist and Hayden Fuller two assists in Triton’s 3-0 win over Malden.
In the semis, Petey Silverman’s fifth goal of the game forced overtime with 32 seconds left in regulation and Silverman, who also had an assist, then scored with 35 seconds left in the OT to give Winthrop a 9-8 triumph over Everett, which got a hat trick and an assist from Jayden Vargas, four assists from Mathew Lacroix, 2-1-3 from Derek Hudson and two goals from Justin Dantonio; and Ryan Jones wore the hat and had an assist and Ryan Tomas scored one goal and set up three others as Malden downed Triton, 6-1.
In the final, the Silverman Show continued as he scored five goals and Billy Hayes had two assists as Winthrop trimmed Malden, 6-3 – Jones with two goals and Joey Hurley two assists in the loss.
PLAYOFF MVP: Petey Silverman, Winthrop
Top-seeded Cape Ann captured the crown.
In the quarterfinal game, Jaiden Driscoll scored two goals in 1:34 in the second period to lead Lynn to a 4-2 victory over Danvers.
In the semifinals, Thatcher Schraft scored one goal and dished out two assists in Cape Ann’s 6-0 win over Lynn – and Logan Bowen wore the hat and had two assists, Jonathan Mezza scored four goals, Tyler Cook also wore a hat and Olivia Chamberlain delivered three assists as Beverly nipped Agawam, 11-9 – Braiden Hurley with four goals and Elijah Greenberg and Joe Coughlin 1-1-2 apiece in the loss.
In the championship game, Tyler Russo capped a hat trick with 9:20 left, Charlie Terelak followed 56 seconds later and Ian Cloutman completed the rally 1:06 after that as Cape Ann charged past Beverly, 8-7 – Colby Warren with 1-1-2 and Jack Caputo two assists in the win and Bowen 2-2-4 and Mezza 1-1-2 in the loss.
PLAYOFF MVP: Logan Bowen, Beverly
Second-seeded Cambridge took home the crowd. In a quarterfinal game, Colby Gund and Emi Biotti both scored twice, Caroline Averill had 1-1-2, Chase van Ogtrop dished out two assists and Ava McKinen lost a shutout when Curry scored with 3:12 left as the Wizards downed Concord-Carlisle, 8-1.
In the semifinals, Cortez Hayworth scored two goals and set up another and Kiernan Crayton-Dillon posted 1-1-2 as Cambridge topped Waltham, 4-2 – Nick Moxley with both goals in the loss; and Kevin Flaherty wore a first-period hat and added another goal and Molly Hickey and Carsten Mangan both clicked for 1-1-2 in Medford’s 8-2 win over the Wizards.
In the championship game, Heyworth erupted for five goals and an assist and Nhan Boebel also wore a hat, adding an assist as Cambridge downed Medford, 9-6 – Mangan and Tyler Morello with 1-1-2 apiece in the loss.
PLAYOFF MVP: Cortez Heyworth, Cambridge
Fourth-seeded Woburn charged all the way to the title.
In a quarterfinal game, Brady MacCutcheon scored twice and William Trainor scored what turned out to be the winner with 2:02 left in the second period as Woburn trimmed Burlington, 5-2.
In the semis, Logan Roderick scored his fourth goal of the game with 5:04 left to give Woburn a 4-3 decision over Winchester, which got two assists from Ryan DeLucia; and P. Curtatone of Somerville and Ciano of Watertown started each other down in a scoreless game and overtime before Hall, DeAngelis and Robertson came through in a 3-1shootout that gave Somerville a 1-0 victory.
In the final, MacCutcheon scored twice and Woburn trimmed Somerville, 3-0.
PLAYOFF MVP: Brady MacCutcheon, Woburn
Top-seeded Arlington won the title.
In quarterfinal play, Ryan Porcaro capped a hat trick with 3:12 left in overtime to give Arlington a 4-3 victory over Winchester – Shawn Boyce with three assists and John Power 1-1-2 in the win and William Fuller all three goals and John Caputo assists on two of them in the loss; Jake Curry pitched a shutout and Logan Cox posted 1-1-2 as Lexington/Bedford downed Dorchester, 3-0; Polipas wore the hat, Flanigan had 1-2-3 and Pelzar two assists in Waltham’s 5-3 win over Wellesley, which got two goals from No. 31; and Kajunski scored twice and Rochford had 1-1-2 in Needham’s 4-2 triumph over Newton.
In the semifinals, Porcaro wore the hat and had two assists to lead Arlington to a 7-4 victory over Needham, which got 2-1-3 from McDonald and 1-1-2 from Kajunski; and Cox, who scored twice, and Kenny Doucet scored 33 seconds apart early in Lexington/Bedford’s 3-1 win over Waltham.
In the championship game, Gavin Yunes scored the winner with 6:31 left and Power posted 1-1-2 in Arlington’s 3-2 decision over Lexington/Bedford.
PLAYOFF MVP: Ryan Porcaro, Arlington
Second-seeded Wilmington won the title.
In the quarterfinal game, Eddie Crowley wore a natural hat in Billerica’s 4-2 victory over Nashua.
In the semis, Ben Doucette wore a first-period natural hat and added two assists, Liam Milne also wore a hat and Brennan Walsh delivered a goal and two assists in Wilmington’s big win over Micro Ice; and Joey Bourgea scored with 2:27 left to give Tewksbury a 3-2 decision over Billerica, Jackson Fuedo with two goals in the win.
In the final, Doucette and Milne both wore hats and added an assist in Wilmington’s 7-3 win over Tewksbury, which got 1-1-2 from No. 13 and two assists from Joey Bourgea.
PLAYOFF CO-MVPs: Ben Doucette and Liam Milne, Wilmington
No. 4 Hollis rallied all the way to the title.
In the quarterfinals, Jack Morowski wore the hat, Aidan Kelley had two goals and an assist, Brendan Doughty scored twice and Alex Gertz posted two assists as Hollis downed Newburyport, 8-2; and Nick Ottaviani, who also had an assist, forced with a goal with 2:50 left in regulation and Jack Curtin then scored his fourth goal of the game with 1:46 left in overtime to give North Andover a 6-5 victory over Wilmington, which got four goals and an assist from Chisholm.
In the semifinals, Doughty posted a goal and an assist and Kelley set up two goals as Hollis trimmed Acton-Boxboro, 4-1; and Curtin clicked for 2-2-4, Ottaviani wore the hat and Chase Nassar had two assists in North Andover’s 7-2 win over Wilmington, which got both goals from Nolan Joyce.
In the final, Kelley wore the hat and Hollis stopped North Andover, 5-1.
PLAYOFF MVP: Aidan Kelley, Hollis
Top-seeded S&S won the championship.
In the quarterfinals, Luke Wile scored four straight goals in the third period, Simon Bissell had a goal and assists and Connor Rumph two assists in Triton’s 5-2 victory over Stoneham; Tyler Roycroft scored five goals and set up another, Trevor Veilleux and Matt Reed both posted 2-1-3 and Andrew Poires clicked for 1-2-3 in Wakefield’s 10-3 victory over Malden; and No. 14 had 1-2-3 and Kyle McClory pitched a shutout as Lynnfield/Saugus 3 topped L/S 4, 6-0.
In the semifinals, Sam Croke wore the hat, Owen Hanson posted 2-1-3, Seamus Cullen also scored twice and Riley Sobezenski had two assists as S&S nipped Lynnfield/Saugus 3, 8-6 – Ferrante with 2-2-4, Sarah Powers two goals and Kyle Simonetti 1-1-2 in the loss; and Roycroft erupted for four goals and three assists, Veilleux had 2-1-3 and Poires 1-1-2 in Wakefield’s 9-2 win over Triton.
In the final, Christian Inello and Croke both scored four goals, Inello with three assists and Croke one, Cullen posted 2-1-3, Sobezenski also scored twice and Kasey Litwin added two assists as S&S downed Wakefield, 13-6 – Roycroft with four goals in the loss.
PLAYOFF CO-MVPs: Sam Croke, S&S and Tyler Roycroft, Wakefield.
No. 1 Brookline won the championship.
In the quarterfinals, Grady Ames and No. 2 scored 1:13 apart early as Brookline trimmed Dorchester 3, 4-1; McDonald had a goal and an assist as Marblehead 1 edged Masco, 3-1; Debon Prince scored with 7:07 left in the second period and that was it for the scoring as Dorchester 2 nipped Marblehead 2, 2-1; and Racki tied the game with 5:35 left and Booth (2—1-3 then came through with 2:26 remaining to give Peabody a 6-5 decision over the Wizards – McKenna also with 2-1-3 in the win, while Jessie Ward wore a hat in the loss.
In the semifinals, Ames scored four goals and set up another, Maddie Driscoll posted 1-1-2 and Elizabeth Allen two assists in Brookline’s 6-1 win over Marblehead 1; and Ronan Sammon snapped a 1-1 tie 48 seconds into the second period, six different players scored goals and nine had one point apiece as Dorchester 2 defeated Marblehead 1, 6-1.
In the finals, Ames wore the hat, scoring once in each period to lead Brookline past Dorchester 2, 3-1.
PLAYOFF MVP Grady Ames, Brookline
Fourth-seeded Newton rallied to the title.
In the quarterfinals, Noah Ciccola set up two goals and Tommy Dolan scored what turned out to be the winner 29 seconds into the second period of Belmont’s 3-1 victory over Natick; Preston Settles scored four goals, Lucas Williams also wore a hat, Chris Gordeau dished out three assists and Dmitri Kasianov two in Newton’s 7-5 win over Arlington, which got 2-1-3 from Charlie Fecteau and 1-1-2 apiece from Arme Vartanian and JP Messuri; and Zhang scored one goal and had three assists, Arcese and Tereau both wore hats, Cedrone delivered three assists and Sullivan scored twice in Newton’s 12-4 victory over South Boston, which got three assists from Rocco Blasi and 1-1-2 from Reilly Forest.
In the semifinals, Settles clicked for two goals and an assist, Gordeau also scored twice and Ross Toma had two assists in Newton’s 5-2 win over Belmont; and Connor Chiasson wore the hat, Sam Hinckley and Tony Mont both posted 1-1-2 and Matt Walsh pitched a shutout in Waltham’s 8-0 victory over Newton.
In the championship game, Toma wore the hat, snapping a 1-1 tie with 10:27 left as Newton trimmed Waltham, 3-1.
PLAYOFF MVP: Ross Toma, Newton
No. 3 Woburn won the title.
In the quarterfinals, Vanessa Privitera had a goal and an assist and seven different players scored in Woburn’s 7-0 win over Wilmington 6, 7-0; Taylor Ehler scored twice in Belmont’s 3-1 victory over North Andover; and Burlington edged Wilmington 5, 1-0.
In the semis, Camden Shanahan forced overtime with a goal with 1:39 left, but Olivia Privitera scored with 1:39 left in the OT to give Woburn a 2-1 decision over Burlington; and John Donaghy wore the hat in Lexington/Bedford’s 7-2 victory over Belmont.
In the final, Nikko Tortola capped a hat trick with the goal that turned out to be the winner with 6:44 left as Woburn edged Lexington/Bedford, 6-5 – Peyton Kennedy with a hat trick and Donaghy two goals in the loss.
PLAYOFF CO-MVPs: Nikko Tortola, Woburn and John Donaghy, L/B
Top-seeded Acton-Boxboro won the championship.
In the quarterfinals, Nathan LoConte and Owen Boyer scored in the second period as Nashoba edged Billerica, 2-1; RJ Grace scored the shootout winner as Greater Lowell edged Concord, 3-2 – Concord’s Shawn Brace forcing overtime with a goal with 2:08 left regulation; and Vincenzo Durso scored twice and Jordan Medugno had two assists in Haverhill/Pentucket’s 3-1 victory over Tewksbury.
In the semis, Ali Sam scored twice in Acton-Boxboro’s 3-1 victory over Haverhill/Pentucket; and LoConte scored twice and Ethan Koehr scored the winner in the second period as Nashoba edged Greater Lowell, 3-2.
In the final, Nate Andrews scored with 1:36 left to give Acton-Boxboro a 2-1 decision over Nashoba.
PLAYOFF MVP: Nate Andrews, Acton-Boxboro
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