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Boys Prep Semifinals Roundup: Salisbury Wins In OT; Dexter Southfield Blanks Berkshire

The three Boys Prep New England championship games are now set for Sunday, March 8th. All three games are at Trinity College in Hartford, CT.

Stuart/Corkery Tournament (Elite 8)

#4 Dexter Southfield vs #3 Salisbury, 5pm

Martin/Earl Tournament (Large School)

#3 Loomis Chaffee vs #1 Cushing, 2:30pm

Simmons/Piatelli Tournament (Small School)

#8 Pomfret vs #6 Gunnery. 12:30pm

ELITE 8 SEMIFINALS

* Salisbury will be making its third straight trip to the New England final after the Crimson Knights rallied three times from one-goal deficits and then beat #2 seed Avon Old Farms 4-3 in overtime. Matt DeBoer was the hero for Salisbury, scoring 2:08 into extra time. Down 3-2 late, Jake Quillan tied it for the Crimson Knights with a little of 2 minutes remaining. Tommy Rooney and Lucas Mercuri also had goals for the winners. J.P. Turner, Gentry Shamburger and Timur Alishlalov had goals for the Winged Beavers.

Jack Dempsey
Dexter Southfield

* Continuing its strong late-season play, Dexter Southfield advanced to the Elite final with a 3-0 shutout win over Berkshire, ending the Bears nine-game winning streak. Jack Dempsey and Doug Grimes had second period goals for DS, with John Fusco sealing it with a late third period strike.

Cody Sealey
Cushing

MARTIN/EARL TOURNAMENT (Large School)

* Down 2-1 late in second period, top-seeded Cushing scored three unanswered goals, the last one into an open net, to defeat St. Sebastian’s 4-2. Shane Zarcone, Billy Norcross, Cody Sealey and Max Dorrington each had a goal for the Penguins. Brendan Dumas and Cam Collins countered for the Arrows.

* Third-seeded Loomis Chaffee went on the road and posted an impressive 5-2 win over second-seeded Brunswick. Five different players scored for the Pelicans – Cody Hoban, Mathieu Schneider, Luke Steele, Rory Andriole and Alex Krause.

Declan Chapman
Pomfret

SIMMONS/PIATELLI TOURNAMENT (Small School)

* There would be no comeback this time from fourth-seeded Groton, which had rallied from four goals down in its quarterfinal match with Tilton for a win. Eighth-seeded Pomfret won its second straight over an Eberhart Divison foe, blanking the Zebras, 4-0. Pomfret got goals from Declan Chapman, Jake Hughes, Sami Hakkarainen and Kyle Tomaso (ENG) in the win.

* Gunnery also took care of an Eberhart Division foe, downing Rivers, 5-2. The Highlanders jumped out to a 4-0 lead midway through the second period.

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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