Garren LaPlante scored the game-winning goal goal at 12:02 of the second period to spark No. 1 Nashoba to a 4-1 victory over No 5 Fitchburg Wednesday in a Central Mass. Division 3 A semifinal. Nashoba (19-2-0) will play No. 6 Oakmont (10-8-3) in the final on Monday (5:30pm Wallace Civic Center).
Dan Kerble, Devyn Barrett and Bryce Chaput also scored for Nashoba. DJ Fors had a power-play goal for Fitchburg. Charlie Lamplough finished with 16 saves.
Oakmont 3, Assabet 2 (OT)
Brandon Truax’s second goal of the game came 1:41 into overtime to lift No. 6 Oakmont to a 3-2 victory over No. 2 Assabet Valley Wednesday in a Central Mass. Division 3A semifinal. Oakmont (10-8-3) will play Nashoba (19-2-0) on Monday in the final.
Zach Margarian and Payton Brier scored to provide Assabet with a 2-0 lead. Truax scored at 13:40 of the second period and Matt Gauthier tied the game at two apiece at 6:34 in the third period. Greg Mattson finished with 27 saves for Oakmont.