Central Mass. Top 10 Poll
With little fanfare, No. 5 Lunenburg/Ayer is having quite the season. The Blue Knights have already clinched a tournament berth. Lunenburg is 13-4-1 and poised for a lengthy playoff run.
Connor Viviano has been an offensive force. He scored a pair of goals to spark Lunenburg/Ayer to a 6-0 triumph over Oakmont. Jacob Mauro scored one goal and added two assists. Nathan Bourdelais, who will be a key during the postseason, fashioned the shutout with 20 saves.
Matthew Metras scored two goals and set up another to spark No. 4 North Middlesex to a 5-3 decision over Lunenburg/Ayer. Matthew DeVito, Cameron Stairs and Michael Amari also scored. Viviano, Mauro and Noah Razzetti scored for Lunenburg.
No. 2 Algonquin was shut out, 3-0 by Westfield.
No. 3 Grafton/BV remained unbeaten following a 3-1 win over No. 9 Worcester. Charlie Farrah, Noah Charron and Hatden Meyer had one goal apiece for the 16-0-1 Indians. David Brissette scored for Worcester.
Anthony List, Caleb Mackin and Drew Darger scored one goal apiece to spark No. 6 Auburn to a 3-1 victory over No. 8 Hudson. Nick Werner scored the lone Hudson goal.
Luke Sullivan’s second goal of the game came during a power play at 6:30 of the final period help No. 7 Westborough earn a 5-3 victory over Leominster. Will Schiffman made 21 saves for Westborough.
P.J. Sharry’s fifth goal came with 2:21 remaining to snap a tie and lift No. 9 Worcester to a 5-4 victory over Littleton. Littleton’s Nicholas Brown tied the game, 4-4, 11:25 into the third period. Justin Montepeluso scored two goals for Littleton.
Andrew Berube scored with 33 seconds left to lift Groton Dunstable to a 2-2 tie with No. 10 Wachusett. Liam McDonough added a goal and assist for the Crusaders.. Marc Richards and Liam Comeau scored second period goals for the Mountaineers.
*Aidan Wilde celebrated his 100th career point with a hat trick as Hopedale blanked Assabet Valley 5-0.The Blue Raiders secured a tournament berth. Hunter Dunn set up two goals, while Peter Sanchioni and Mike Harnett added one goal apiece. Matt Shaver had a 15-save shutout.
*Matt McGreevy had a hat trick and set up four goals for a seven-point game as Northbridge grounded Gardner, 14-0. Chris Wells and Brendan Murphy each made five saves for the combined shutout.
*Harrison Carter and Jameson Brideau delivered early first period goals to help Nashoba earn a 2-2 tie with Auburn. Ryan Lempicki and Adam Lanier responded with goals for Auburn.
*Theo Reynolds scored two goals and set up another to lead |Leominster to a 6-1 victory over St. Bernard’s. Joe Russo and Zach Melanson each scored one goal and an assist.