WHITE NORTH AMERICAN
Top-seeded Melrose won the championship. In the quarterfinals, Matt Barbieri snapped a 1-1 tie with 5:36 left in the second period and No. 3 Lexington/Bedford topped No. 6 Chelmsford, 3-1 – and Manthorne wore the hat and had two assists and Bisconti scored twice in No. 5 Peabody’s 6-1 victory over No. 4 Andover. In the semifinals, Jacob Witkowski wore the hat, Zack Mericer had 1-1-2 and Brian Senier had two assists as Melrose bested Peabody, 5-3, despite 1-1-2 apiece by Scholds and Pino – and Ryan McGuirk scored the winner with :59 left in overtime after Tim Wood forced OT with a goal with 3:34 left in regulation as Lexington/Bedford nipped No. 2 Masco, 3-2, as James Currier and Tyler Costello both had 1-1-2 in the loss. In the title game, Joe Taglieri pitched a shutout, Witkowski posted 2-1-3 and Jimmy O’Donnell 1-2-3 as Melrose topped Lexington/Bedford, 3-0.
PLAYOFF MVP: Jacob Witkowski, Melrose
WHITE NORTH NATIONAL
Top-seeded Casco Bay won the title. In the quarterfinals, Mitchell pitched a shutout, Cowans had two goals and an assist and Albano 1-1-2 in No. 3 Beverly’s 5-0 win over No. 6 Concord – and Deslauriers capped a 3-1-4 effort with the winner with :13 left and Bosse posted 1-1-2 as the No. 4 Gladiators got by No. 5 North Reading, which got the tying goal from Dan O’Toole with 41 seconds left and two goals from Jonathon Parece. In the semifinals, Griffin Py delivered 2-1-3, Ted Hart and Colin Merrill both had 1-1-2 and Will Coleman lost a shutout bid when Lemelin scored with 1:16 left as Casco Bay beat the Gladiators, 5-1 – and MacLaughlin posted 2-1-3, Albano set up three goals and Cowans also scored twice in Beverly’s 6-1 win over No. 2 Stoneham. In the title game, Ben Freeman went for 1-3-4, Hart set up four goals, Zach Luce wore the hat, Sam Michaud had 1-1-2, Cody Pierce two assists and Coleman and Dane Pauls the shared shutout in Casco Bay’s 7-0 win over Beverly.
PLAYOFF MVP: Ted Hart, Casco Bay
In the crossover game, Sterling Weatherbie scored 32 seconds into overtime and Hart had two assists as Casco Bay edged Melrose, 4-3 – Witkowski’s second goal of the game, with 2:50 left in regulation, forcing the OT.
WHITE SOUTH AMERICAN
No. 2 Waltham won the title. In the quarterfinals, Kyle Tierney snapped a 1-1 tie with 2:56 left and Mike Keogh had a goal and two assists in No. 3 North Reading’s 3-1 win over No. 6 Saugus – and James Hill scored twice, Austin O’Neil posted 1-1-2 and Madison Roberts added two assists in No. 4 Wilmington’s 4-1 win over No. 5 Woburn. In the semifinals, Ivan Polipas scored with 8:34 left and again with :43 on the clock as Waltham edged Reading, 3-2 – and Glenn Sullivan pitched a shutout and Brandon Gentile and Joe Castellano scored 1:01 apart in the first period of Wilmington’s 3-0 win over No. 1 Burlington. In the championship game, Chris O’Connor pitched a shutout, Brendan Hopkins scored twice and Polipas set up a pair in Waltham’s 3-0 win over Wilmington.
PLAYOFF MVP: Ivan Polipas, Waltham
WHITE SOUTH NATIONAL
No. 3 Danvers won the championship. Jay Calcagno had a goal and an assist and Alex Taylor lost a shutout bid when Connor Murray scored with :33 left as Danvers defeated No. 6 Arlington, 3-1 – and Matt Gilboy pitchded a shutout and Niclas Lemieux scored early in the second period as the No. 5 Renegades blanked No. 4 Nashua, 3-0. In the semifinals, Chris Laverdiere had the deciding shootout goal to give the Renegades a 2-1 decision over No. 1 Newburyport – and Taylor pitched a shutout, Kevin Hodgkins delivered 2-2-4 and Calcagno also scored twice as Danvers defeated No. 2 Watertown, 4-0. In the final game, Hodgkins wore a natural hat and added two assists, Jake Allain posted 2-1-3, Erik D’Orlando, Matt Rybicki and Nick Marraffa all had 1-1-2 and Taylor pitched a shutout as Danvers scored a big win over the Renegades.
PLAYOFF MVP: Alex Taylor, Danvers
In the crossover game, Calcagno scored twice and D’Orlando had two assists as Danvers topped Waltham, 3-1.
BLUE NORTH AMERICAN
Top-seeded Newton won the championship. In the first round, Chase Moulton and Milly Depew both had a goal and an assists and No. 4 Marblehead topped No. 5 Concord-Carlisle, 3-1. In the semifinals, Tucker Marr scored twice and Newton defeated Marblehead, 4-1 – and Jeff Cowles had a goal and two assists and Connor Stevens and Jeremy Binding both scored twice in No. 3 Pentucket’s 5-2 win over No. 2 Winthrop. In the title game, Marr wore the hat and had an assist, Fuller Winton posted 2-1-3 and Josh Gordon 1-1-2 in Newton’s 7-1 win over Pentucket.
PLAYOFF MVP: Tucker Marr, Newton
BLUE NORTH NATIONAL
No. 2 Lynnfield won the title. In the quarterfinals, Brandon Mullarkey and Joe DiBacco both scored in the shootout to give No. 6 Reading a 2-1 decision over Methuen, which got to overtime on a goal by John Bartlett – and Tim Sullivan posted 2-1-3 and Riley Haney two assists in No. 5 Salem’s 4-1 victory over No. 4 Triton. In the semis, No. 21 scored with :25 left in overtime to give Lynnfield a 3-2 win over Reading, which got 1-1-2 from Pat Jordan – and Bella Papapetros wore the hat and added four assists, Cam Kerry had 1-1-2 and Nick Scarpa lost a shutout bid when Zippy Maxwell scored with 1:40 left in No. 1 Andover’s 7-1 handling of Salem. In the championship game, DeBonis pitched a shutout, Flannery had 2-1-3 and Sullivan 1-2-3 in Lynnfield’s 4-0 triumph over Andover.
PLAYOFF MVP: Robbie DeBonis, Lynnfield.
In the crossover game, Mike Barbieri pitched a shutout and Marr scored 27 seconds into the second period of Newton’s 1-0 win over Lynnfield.
BLUE SOUTH AMERICAN
No. 3 S&S won the championship. In the first round, No. 5 Medford scored two goals early in the third period and then scored a 3-2 shootout win over No. 4 Wakefield, which got a goal and an assists from Pat Boyson. In the semifinals, Dan Burke had 2-1-3 and Joey Faia 1-1-2 as S&S topped No. 2 Waltham, 5-1 – and Dom Ramasci scored the winner with :15 left and Zach Gendreau had two assists in Medford’s 3-2 decision over No. 1 Masco. In the title game, Nick Latham had 2-1-3 and Faia 1-1-2 as S&S defeated Medford, 4-1.
PLAYOFF MVP: Joey Faia, S&S
BLUE SOUTH NATIONAL
Top-seeded NH East won the crown. In the quarterfinals, No. 6 North Andover outscored No. 3 Haverhill, 4-2, in the shootout and won the game, 2-1 – and Brandon Devlin wore the hat, Joe Silva had two assists and Ryan Borders and Molly Depew shared the shutouts in No. 5 Lynn’s 4-0 win over Concord. In the semifinals, Duffy wore the hat and had an assist in NH East’s 6-3 victory over Lynn, which got 1-1-2 apiece from Devin and Silva – and Eddie Mahoney set up three goals, William Cornetta scored two, Brett Souza had 1-1-2 and Owen Parisi the shutout in No. 2 Cape Ann’s 5-0 win over North Andover. In the title game, Rancourt posted 1-2-3 and Duffy and Stone both scored twice in NH East’s 5-2 win over Cape Ann.
PLAYOFF MVP: Dan Duffy, NH East
In the crossover game, Latham scored two goals in 1:27 late, Burke delivered 2-1-3 and Ryan Cresta two assists as S&S edged NH East, 5-4.
RED NORTH AMERICAN
No. 3 Greater Lowell won the championship. In the quarterfinals, Justin Lang scored with 3:56 left in overtime to give Lowell a 2-1 decision over No. 6 Lexington/Bedford – and No. 4 Chelmsford edged No. 5 Melrose, 2-1. In the semifinals, Greater Lowell nipped Nashua, 4-3 – and Jake Twombly pitched a shutout and Sam Melisi scored with 8:56 left to give Chelmsford a 1-0 decision over No. 1 Tewksbury. In the title game, Lang and Andrew Sylvester both wore hats, Billy Keating had 1-1-2 and John Krapian and Jack Silk both had two assists in Great Lowell’s 9-2 handling of Chelmsford, which got two assists from Tom Connolly.
PLAYOFF MVP: Justin Lang, Greater Lowell
RED NORTH NATIONAL
Fifth-seeded Danvers won the title. In the quarterfinals, Mike Germano scored twice and Alex Ryan had two assists in No. 3 Stoneham’s 4-2 win over the No. 6 NE Stars – and Zack Armand scored four goals, Sean Lundergam had a goal and two assists, Curtis Cunningham two goals, James Curley 1-1-2 and TJ Deinstadt two assists as No. 5 Danvers upended No. 4 Winthrop, 9-3, John Delsoli and Dylan Driscoll with 1-1-2 apiece in the loss. In the semifinals, Danvers won the shootout, 2-1, to score a 3-2 decision over No. 1 Cape Ann – and Alex Ryan delivered 2-1-3 and Brendan O’Neil, Andrew O’Connell and Greg Beauclair all had two assists in No. 2 Stoneham’s 6-2 win over Newburyport. In the final, Armand scored with 7:06 remaining to give Danvers a 2-1 decision over Stoneham.
PLAYOFF MVP: Zack Armand, Danvers
In the crossover game, Cunningham had what proved to be the winner with 9:54 left and Armand posted 2-1-3 as Danvers nipped Greater Lowell, 5-4, despite two goals by Lang and 1-1-2 by Krapian.
RED SOUTH AMERICAN
No. 2 S&S is your winner. In the first round, Tom McLaughlin scored twice and Geoffrey Wade had two assists in No. 5 Lexington/Bedford’s 6-2 victory over No. 4 Wakefield. In the semifinals, Derrick Zwiercan’s second goal of the game, 39 seconds into overtime, gave S&S a 4-3 decision over Agawam as Nick Botticelli had 2-1-3 in the win and Philippe Goulet-Martel two goals and Sam Rourke 1-1-2 in the loss – and Quarles posted 2-3-5, Brewster wore the hat and had an assist and Barrett pitched a shutout in No. 1 Peabody’s 6-0 win over Lexington/Bedford. In the final game, Ben Rossman forced overtime with 2:57 left and Riley Grondin had the deciding goal in the shootout as S&S edged Peabody, 3-2.
PLAYOFF MVP: Derrick Zwiercan, S&S
RED SOUTH NATIONAL
No. 2 Newton won the crown. In the semifinals, Samaha had a goal and two assists in Newton’s 4-2 win over No. 3 North Reading – and Paul Schnebly and Joe Sweeney both had a goal and two assists and Will Peters pitched a shutout in No. 1 Arlington’s 5-0 victory over No. 4 Amesbury. In the title game, Newton outscored Arlington, 5-4, in the shootout for a 2-1 win, Dinisco scoring twice in the shootout and Pearson tallying in the second period and once in the shootout – Ryan Hood with two shootout goals for Arlington.
PLAYOFF MVP: Nick Dinisco, Newton
In the crossover game, Zwiercan (2-2-4) scored the winner 19 seconds into overtime and Botticelli posted 2-3-5 as S&S got by Newton, 6-5, despite 2-1-3 by Dinisco and two goals by Arsenault.
SILVER NORTH AMERICAN
No. 1 Salem won the title. In the first round, Brodie Curtis pitched a shutout and Maddy Ricci scored in the first period as No. 4 Wilmington edged No. 5 Reading, 1-0. In the semifinals, Chad Desautels scored in the game and then he and Mike Bellmore connected in the shootout as Salem edged Wilmington, 3-2 – and No. 3 Burlington outscored No. 2 Andover, 4-3, in the shootout to score a 3-2 win, Cam Minutti with the deciding goal after Pat Ritchie forced overtime with a late goal. In the championship game, Bellmore wore the hat and Dawson Merrill had two assists in Salem’s 5-0 win over Burlington.
PLAYOFF MVP: Mike Bellmore, Salem
SILVER NORTH NATIONAL
No. 2 Danvers won the crown. In the quarterfinals, Tim Trudel and Dam Wholey scored 21 seconds apart and Alec Medic had two assists in No. 3 Nashua’s 4-0 win over No. 6 North Andover – and Will Vigneron delivered the winner with 5:15 left and Justin Serowick and Sawyer Billings both had a goal and an assist in No. 5 Marblehead’s 3-2 decision over No. 4 Haverhill, which got both goals from Dan Foynes. In the semis, Jay Joyce pitched a shutout and Jay Calcagno had 2-1-3 as Danvers topped Nashua, 5-0 – and Beverly edged Marblehead, 6-5, in a shootout win that saw Hunter Spencer deliver four goals and an assist and Sean Hanlon 1-2-3. Serowick capped a four-goal rally (three goals in the final 1:01) and sent the game into overtime with his third and fourth goals in the last 10 seconds of regulation; Jake Cohen with two assists in the loss. In the title game, Kyle Cahill (1-1-2) had what proved to be the winner with 6:26 left and Troy Fleming also posted 1-1-2 as Danvers nipped Beverly, 3-2, despite two goals by Spencer.
PLAYOFF MVP: Justin Serowick, Marblehead
In the crossover game, Cahill scored twice and Trenton King had 1-1-2 in a three-goal first period that lifted Danvers to a 3-2 decision over Salem, which got 1-1-2 from Bellmore.
SILVER SOUTH AMERICAN
No. 4 Andover won the title. The playoffs started with No. 9 Lynnfield getting a goal from Derek Crampe with :45 left that produced a 2-1 upset of No. 1 Masco. In the quarterfinals, Peter Hodge wore the hat, Tom Wright, Josh Norton, Steve Herman and Josh Katz all had a goal and two assists, Drew Manning posted three assists, Robbie Dutton scored twice and Justin Fague added two assists in Andover’s big win over No. 5 Reading; Matt Parziale scored with 1:44 left in overtime to give Lynnfield a 4-3 win over No. 8 Methuen; Steve Ohanesian and Darian Almonte scored 1:11 apart, with Duncan Leitz assisting on both, in the third period to lift No. 7 Melrose past No. 2 Woburn, 4-2; Kaitlyn Curley (1-1-2) and Jackson Gillis scored 31 seconds apart late to give No. 3 Wilmington a 3-1 win over No. 6 Malden. In the semifinals, Steve Herman scored with 3:59 left in overtime to give Andover a 2-1 decision over Lynnfield, which got a late goals from Mike Gaeta to force OT – and Ed Griffin scored with 1:56 left in overtime to give Wilmington a 2-1 win over Melrose. In the final, Katz snapped a 1-1 tie with 3:26 left in the second period and James Herman had two assists as Andover edged Wilmington, 2-1.
PLAYOFF MVP: James Herman, Andover
GOLD NORTH AMERICAN
No. 5 Salem won the championship. In the first round, Ed Ryan capped a 2-1-3 performance with the winner with 2:40 left to give Salem a 4-3 decision over No. 4 Saugus, which got two goals from Wood and 1-1-2 from Prentice. In the semis, Niko Foti’s second goal (and third point) of the game, with 3:00 left, gave Salem a 4-3 win over No. 1 Peabody, which got two goals from Sam Jensen – and Paolillo had the deciding goal in the shootout to lift No. 2 Woburn past No. 3 Burlington, 2-1. In the final, Foti inclouded a natural hat trick in a four-goal game, George Nikol had 1-2-3 and Jake Briere 1-1-2 in Salem’s 9-2 handling of Woburn.
PLAYOFF MVP: Niko Foti, Salem
GOLD NORTH NATIONAL
Fifth-seeded Pentucket captured the crown. In the quarterfinals, Scott Atwood second goal of the game capped a four-goal rally that included 1-1-2 by Bryan Rizzo and gave Pentucket a 5-3 win over Arlington, Kyle Rooney also with 1-1-2 in the win and Rich Femia 1-1-2 in the loss – and Corey Wojewodzic scored twice in the second period to help No. 6 Lynn get by No. 3 Newburyport, 3-2, despite two goals by Pater Pantelis. In the semifinals, Atwood (2-1-3) scored the winner with 2:36 left in overtime and Rizzo had 1-1-2 as Pentucket edged No. 1 Newton, 3-2, William Slayne with assists on both Newton goals – and Owen Sedille scored late in the first period and No. 2 Stoneham stopped Lynn, 2-0 (coaches, a goalie???). In the title game, Tom Beliveau pitched a shutout and Seth McGrath had 1-1-2 in Pentucket’s 2-0 victory over Lynn.
PLAYOFF MVP: Scott Atwood, Pentucket
In the crossover game, Rizzo wore the hat and had three assists, Rooney posted 2-1-3, Atwood 1-2-3 and McGrath two goals in Pentucket’s 9-3 victory over Salem., which got two goals from Foti and two assists from Ryan Nelson.
GOLD SOUTH AMERICAN
No. 4 Triton won the title. In the first round, Devon Shuman pitched a shutout and Ryan Murdock scored with 3:27 left in the second period as Triton edged No. 5 Lexington/Bedford, 1-0. In the semifinals, Shuman pitched another shutout to record another 1-0 win, this one a shootout triumph over No. 1 Wakefield as Murdock and Brad Small connected in the shootout (Wakefield coaches, a goalie? We were missing the game sheet) – and Ben Hogan scored the winner with 46 seconds left and Tyler Murray scored twice as No, 2 Tewksbury got by No. 3 Chelmsford, 4-3, despite 2-1-3 by Brandon Williams. In the final, Charles Spinale scored with 6:45 left to lift Triton past Tewksbury, 2-1.
PLAYOFF MVP: Devon Shuman, Triton
GOLD SOUTH NATIONAL
The third-seeded Blizzard won the championship. In the quarterfinals, Matt Papalian had a goal and three assists and No. 6 scored twice as the No. 3 Blizzard topped No. 6 Cape Ann, 8-3, Josh Randazzo with two goals and Cam Collins 1-1-2 in the loss; Kia Castonguay pitched a shutout and Kyle Martin scored in the second period as No. 7 Agawam topped No. 2 Haverhill, 1-0 – and Brian Cotter and Miles Danis both posted 2-1-3, Ryan Delaney had 1-2-3, Joe Ferri added two assists and Bradford Lumb pitched a shutout in No. 5 North Reading’s 6-0 victory over No. 4 Winthrop. In the semifinals, Kevin Gates pitched a shutout and Brian Peterson scored late in the second period of Watertown’s 2-0 win over North Reading – and Liam Ross and Bryce Pietrini both scored twice and Papalian had 1-1-2 in the Blizzard’s 5-2 victory over Agawam, which got 1-1-2 apiece from Woodman and Wilson. In the final, Ross had the winner late in the second period of the Blizzard’s 2-1 win over Watertown.
PLAYOFF MVPS: Matt Papalian, Liam Ross, Blizzard
In the crossover game, Ross scored four goals, Papalian also wore the hat, adding an assist, and Steve Deschene added two assists in the Blizzard’s 8-1 win over Triton.
GRAY NORTH NATIONAL
No. 1 Everett/Revere won the title. In the quarterfinals, Bruno Machado had two goals and two assists and No. 1 Everett/Revere defeated No. 8 Pentucket, 7-2; Chris Bosco pitched a shutout and Brett Kochanski had a goal and an assist in North Andover’s 3-0 win over No. 7 Wilmington; Joe Vienneau posted 1-3-4, Aidan McGoff wore a natural hat and Brendon Sheehey had two assists in No. 6 Medford’s 5-2 victory over No. 3 Newton – and Olivia Mombello scored twice, Will Mombello had 1-1-2 and Luke Bugler two assists in No 4. Newburyport’s 4-2 triumph over No. 5 Andover. In the semifinals, Jason Papa posted 2-1-3, No. 8 had 1-2-3 and Machado scored twice in Everett’s 5-2 win over Newburyport – and Kochanski wore the hat in North Andover’s 4-2 win over Medford, which got both goals from Alex Smithy. In the championship game, Mark Gaudet scored what proved to be the winner early in the second period and Papa had two assists in Everett/Revere’s 4-2 decision over North Andover, which got both goals from Jake Reid.
PLAYOFF MVP: Bruno Machado, Everett/Revere
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