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Second-seeded Shrewsbury 1 won the title.

In play-in games, PJ Lorenti wore the hat, Tommy Giachetto had a goal and two assists and Phil Leblanc three assists in Andover’s 7-1 victory over Shrewsbury; and Carter O’Rourke scored four goals, Anthony DiPerri posted a goal and three assists, Nick Scabin had a goal and two assists, Max Costodio also dished out two assists and Matt Carey pitched a shutout in Billerica’s 6-0 win over Masco/Haverhill.

In the quarterfinals, Caron and Ripley both clicked for 2-1-3, Abbott also scored twice and Miln and Justin both had two assists as Shrewsbury 1 topped Andover, 6-1; Connor Whitman and McCarron both scored twice, Dickson had a goal and an assist and Wildgrube two assists as the Crusaders downed Billerica, 5-2 – Scabin and DiPerri with 1-1-2 apiece in the loss; Walsh scored twice and Cucuzza posted 1-1-2 as Wilmington edged Manchester, 3-2; and Peter D’Arrigo scored in both regulation and the 3-1 shootout as Woburn edged Reading, 4-3 – Christian Barrett with two assists in the win and Woodman 1-1-2 for Reading, which forced overtime with two goals in the third period.

In the semifinals, Caron scored one goal and set up three others, Petry delivered two goals and an assist, Lekas also scored twice and Berthiaume pitched a shutout in Shrewsbury’s 8-0 victory over Wilmington; and Corey and Connor Whitman both scored in the first period and Levesque came within 1:17 of a shutout, Robbie McGahan scoring to cut the lead in hald, but the Crusaders edged Woburn, 2-1.

In the final, Foster was 5-for-5 in goal for Shrewsbury and Ripley scored the only goal of the shootout as Shrewsbury handed the Crusaders only their second loss of the season – Shrewsbury winning, 4-3 – Lekas with 1-1-2 in regulation in the win and Connor Whitman a goal and two assists for the Crusaders.

PLAYOFF MVP: Foster, Shrewsbury 1


– MIKE SHALIN, mshalin@valley-associates.com


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