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Boys Prep Playoff Roundup: Elite Tournament top seeds all advance with three-goal wins

ELITE TOURNAMENT

Bryan McGrath
Salisbury

#1 Salisbury 3, #8 Westminster 0

The Crimson Knights moved on with goals from Brett Willets, Nick Lee and Alex DiPaulo and shutout goaltending from Bryan McGrath.

#2 Rivers 4, #7 Cushing 1

This was a 1-1 game in the third period before the second-seeded Red Wings pulled away for the win. Tyler Capello, Pat Lawn, John Kantaros and Billy Shea had the goals for Rivers. Patrick Borella scored the lone Cushing goal.

Sean Dynan
Kimball Union

#3 Kimball Union 3, #6 Phillips Exeter 0

Senior Sean Dynan had a strong game in goal for the Wildcats, making goals from Andranik Armstrong and Jordan Harris stand up. Thomas Samuelsen added an empty net goal for KUA.

#4 Dexter Southfield 4, #5 Milton Academy 1

Two goals from Jack Nisbet and singles from Ian Murphy and Ben Raymond led the win, Dexter’s 13th straight victory. Quenten Fox had Milton Academy’s goal.

LARGE SCHOOL

Devan Tongue
Northfield

#1 Northfield Mt. Hermon 2, #8 Nobles 1

Kyle Valiquette had the game-winner late in the third period for the Hoggers. Devan Tongue also scored. Jerry Harding countered for Nobles. Eric Green was solid in goal for Northfield.

Aidan McDonough
Thayer

#2 St. Sebastian’s 2, #7 Loomis Chaffee 1 (OT)

James Davenport notched the OT game-winner to move the Arrows on to the semifinal round. Liam Devlin also had a goal. Riley Connors had the goal for Loomis Chaffee.

#3 Thayer 6, #6 Trinity Pawling 0

Senior Aidan McDonough had a hat trick to power the Tigers. Jack Murphy, Jake Flynn and Jay O’Brien each scored once for Thayer, who know gets ISL rival St. Sebastian’s in the semifinals.

#5 Brunswick 2, #4 Williston 0

In the only boys playoff game where a lower seed came out on top, the Bruins got a second period goal from Ryan Carmichael. Charles Shaffer iced it with an empty-net goal with just seven seconds to play.

SMALL SCHOOL

Marc Gatcomb
Gunnery

#1 Winchendon 5, #8 Vermont Academy 2

The Wapiti moved on to the semifinals thanks to a pair of goals each from Ryan Black and Matthew Fawcett. Justin Alves also scored for the winners.

#2 Gunnery 4, #7 Canterbury 2

Senior Marc Gatcomb scored twice to lead the Highlanders, who lost 7-1 to Canterbury just two weeks ago. Mark D’Agostino and Jim Rayhill added strikes for Gunnery.

#3 Lawrence Academy 6, #6 St. Mark’s 2

The Spartans balanced scoring attack saw Tyler Young score twice. Gunnar Fontaine, Neil Shea, Sam Colangelo and Ethan Bastien also scored.

#4 New Hampton 3, #5 Millbrook 0

Two goals from Lucas Uhler and one from Michael Kane was all the offense the Huskies needed. They now have a semifinal date with Winchendon on Saturday.

 

Gary Demopoulos
Gary Demopoulos has been covering prep school hockey for the HNIB News for over 30 years, and has been the editor of the HNIB News since 2005. A former sportswriter and news editor at the Woburn (MA) Daily Times Chronicle, he has been the HNIB News' key reporter for Mens Prep School hockey since 1988, as well as womens hockey, both at the prep school and high school levels. for almost 20 years. Gary also helps organize and oversee HNIB's many summer tournaments and festivals for scholastic players.
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