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Girls Prep Semifinal Roundup: All 3 Top Seeds Reach Championship Sunday

All three New England championship games are set for Sunday, March 8th. The three-game slate will be held at the Worcester Ice Center. Games are at 1pm, 3:2opm and 5:20pm.

CHUCK VERNON TOURNAMENT (Elite 8)

#6 Phillips Andover vs #1 Nobles, 5:20pm

PATSY ODDEN TOURNAMENT (Large School)

#2 Choate vs #1 St. Paul’s, 3:20pm

DOROTHY HOWARD TOURNAMENT (Small School)

#6 Cushing vs #1 Rivers, 1pm

Chuck Vernon Tournament Semifinals

* Top-seeded Nobles pitched its second post-season shutout, edging Williston, 1-0. Emma O’Leary tipped home a Cassidy Piersiak shot for the only goal of the game. Taylor Hyland made several key stops to preserve the shutout. Nobles takes a 31-0-1 record into Sunday’s title game. The only tie came February 19th against Andover, which happens to be the opponent in the final.

Abby LaMontagne
Phillips Andover

* Sixth-seeded Andover reached the championship game after blanking seventh-seeded Loomis Chaffee, 2-0. Abby Lamontagne scored in the first period for the Big Blue and Olivia O’Brien added a second period strike.

Cristina Allard
St. Paul’s

Patsy Odden Tournament Semifinals

* Top-seeded St. Paul’s had an easy time coming off the bye, cruising to an 8-0 win over Worcester Academy. Natalie Tulchinsky and Gaby Roy added a pair of goals. Single goals early on came from Cristina Allard, Tiffany Hil, Grace Martin and Eliza Farris.

Mairead Kennedy
Choate

* Second-seeded Choate advanced to face St. Paul’s with a 2-0 win over Milton Academy. Mairead Kennedy and Effie Tournas each had a goal for the Wild Boars.

Dorothy Howard Tournament Semifinals

Sam Taber
Cushing

* Rivers is the third top seed to reach a championship game, as the Red Wings took down New Hampton, 5-1. Rylie Glennon scored a pair of goals. while Mallory Hasselbeck, Abby Weiss and Lauren Glaser each scored once.

* Sixth-seeded Cushing won its second straight againt a higher-seeded club, travelling to Brooks and defeating the #2 seed Bishops, 4-3, holding off a Brooks third period rally. Sam Taber had a pair of goals for the Penguins, while Mia Langlois and Lily Brazis had the others.

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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