The North will face-off against the East in the title game! The North edged holds a slight edge over the East during the regular season with a 1-0-1 record, but tonight is what counts! The South takes on the West in the consolation game.
The North will face-off against the West in the title game! The North edged the East in the regular season with a 3-0-1 record, but tonight is what counts! The South takes on the East in the consolation game.
While most teams have one final weekend to improve their playoff seed, the Bantam East American "A" division will get the 2017 playoffs underway with Dedham vs. Framingham and Outlaws vs. Waltham facing off in the Quarterfinals on Saturday 3/25.
Medfield Bantam “A” still sits atop the West American division and is on an 8 game unbeaten streak despite a scare from #2 ranked Triboro a couple of weeks ago. Murphy led the Warriors to 4-2 lead late in the 3rd with a goal and assist on the day, but Trinque & Campbell answered the call for the Titans with goals at the 5:21 & 3:38 mark to pull off a 4-4 tie.
The Waltham Squirt A2 team has been on quit a run and just last week increased their unbeaten streak to 18 with a decisive 7-1 win over the Cyclones. That streak was in jeopardy a week ago when they faced the Andover Squirt A2’s and Acton Boxboro A2.
Vanaria & Lesser gave the Hawks an early 2-0 lead over Acton but goals from Falcone and Brown tied the game at 2 late in the 3rd. But another Vanaria goal at the 5:31 mark gave the Hawks a 3-2 win improving the unbeaten streak to 15. The Hawks streak was threatened again the next day, but were able to pull out a 2-2 tie with Andover.
Shrewsbury was at the bottom of the West American "A" division just before the new year, but now find themselves within striking distance of #1 Medfield heading into the last 2 months of the season. Storey and Pickering helped continue the run as they both tallied two goals and an assist each in the Colonials recent 7-1 win over Arlington.
The Jr. Crusaders had been unbeaten since the first week in November. The streak was extend to 9 over the school break with wins over Tewksbury and Dorchester. Terry scored a hat trick while Walsh pitched a shutout in the an 8-0 victory over Tewksbury. Welliver had a goal and an assist in the 3-2 decision over Dorchester. The streak was extended to 10 after a 6-0 win over Chelmsford before finally falling to Concord/Carlisle this past holiday weekend!
MIKE LYNCH COLUMN
Kings Of The Hill
"You've probably read about this quote in some of my previous articles or heard me say it at some point. It’s a phrase Bill Belichick once uttered to me and it’s always stuck with me. "The Price of Success is Always Paid in Advance." It has applied to everything in his life, as a student, player as well a coach and the results make those nine words sound prophetic.
Round 3 regular season schedules have been finalized and published through 3/26.Squirt, Peewee, Bantam & Midgets Playoffs:
Playoffs dates will vary based on each division's last regular season date. The first potential date for a Quarterfinal will be 3/27. The last potential Championship date will be Sunday 4/9.
PLAYERS OF THE WEEK
Andrew Martin - Wakefield
Owen Keefe - Lynnfield/Saugus
Steve Murphy - Reading
Gretta Goorno - SMS
Matt Morimon - SMS
Griffin Moulton - Dedham
Mike Driscoll - Woburn