Several Valley Hockey League teams wrapped up their 2017-18 season this past Saturday, March 31st. With more action to come this upcoming weekend, here is a look at some of what unfolded!
Squirt North American – AA
Some of the upsets included a seventh seeded Winthrop Squirt AAA team taking down a fourth seeded North Andover Squirt AA1 team 5-1. They defeated Methuen AA 5-4 in the quarterfinal, then North Reading AAA 3-1 in the semifinal before advancing to the championship game.
Peewee South National – A
A seventh seeded Lynnfield-Saugus Peewee AA team took on a first seeded NH East Peewee A team. Lynnfield-Saugus fell short 3-2, however a notable effort from a significantly higher seeded team. NH East Peewee A defeated Woburn AA 4-2 in the quarterfinals, Newburyport A 4-1 in the semifinals and eventually topped Lynnfield Saugus 3-2 in the final.
Bantam West National – AA
Ninth seeded Lynn Bantam AA team took on second seeded Masco Bantam AA. Masco came out with a 4-1 win however, Lynn put up an impressive fight. Masco defeated Triton AA 7-2 in the quarterfinal, shut out Haverhill A1 5-0 in the semifinal and later topped Lynn 4-1.
Peewee North National – AA
Seventh seeded Newton Peewee AAA defeated a first seeded Charlestown Peewee AA in a tight 5-4 championship match. Newton first eliminated South Boston AA in the quarterfinals 4-2 and then Medford AA1 4-3 in the semifinals before advancing to the finals where they upset Charlestown 5-4.
Peewee East National – A
Top seeded Lexington/Bedford Peewee A1 skated past seventh seeded Arlington Peewee A 4-1. Arlington fought an impressive battle against the number 1 seeded team but eventually fell short. Lexington/Bedford shut out Dorchester AA2 4-0 in the quarterfinals and Cape Ann A 4-0 again the semifinals and let up just one goal in the championship against Arlington.
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