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Boys Prep Semifinal Recap: KUA, Salisbury advance to Elite Final

The matchups are all set for Sunday’s three Boys Prep School championship game, all at Sullivan Arena on the campus of St. Anselm College.

Small School – #3 Lawrence Academy vs #4 New Hampton – 12 noon

Large School – #5 Brunswick vs #3 Thayer – 2:30pm

Elite Tournament – #3 Kimball Union vs #1 Salisbury – 5pm

Elite Tournament Semifinals

* A goal late in the first overtime by sophomore Zach Whitehead gave Kimball Union a 2-1 win over Rivers in a rematch of last year’s title game. The Wildcats can now defend their title against Salisbury. Logan Cash also had a goal for KUA in the second period. The Rivers goal came from Tommy Kontaros, also in the second period. A great season for Rivers ends at 27-2-2.

* Salisbury advanced with a 3-1 win over Dexter Southfield. The Crimson Knights got goals from Jacques Boquot, Nick Capone and Arsenii Smekhov. Jason Rathbone had a third period strike for Dexter Southfield.

Large School Semifinals

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* Brunswick surprised top-seeded Northfield, winning 5-0 on the road thanks to two goals from Henry Hill and single tallies from Ed Glassmeyer, Tom Richter and Christian LeSueur.

* In a battle of Keller Division rivals, Thayer advanced to the title game with a 4-2 win over St. Sebastian’s. Evan Googins, Sasha Teleguine and Christian Hayes had goals for the Tigers, and Jay O’Brien added an empty-netter. Wyatt Schlact and Connor Joyce had goals for the Arrows.

Small School Semifinals

* Neil Shea scored in overtime to lift Lawrence Academy over second-seeded Gunnery, 3-2. Sam Colangelo and Ethan Bastien scored goals in regulation for the Spartans.

* Michael Kane, Joe Dunlap and James Hatzepetros had the goals in New Hampton’s 3-2 win over top-seeded Winchendon. Matt Sayles had an outstanding game in goal for the Huskies. Cam Gendron and Ville Rainio had goals for the Wapiti.

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.
Gary Demopoulos
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