Mass. Boys HS Hockey – MIAA Division 1 Quarterfinals: Winchester, Arlington Catholic Keep Post-Season Runs Going

Gary Demopoulos
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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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The wild and crazy MIAA post-season continued Wednesday night in the Boys Division 1 tournament, as #11 Winchester stunned #3 Catholic Memorial, 4-1, and then #18 Arlington Catholic outlasted #10 Marshfield, 3-2, in a game decided by a shootout.

Both winners got outstanding performances from their goaltenders, Winchester’s Aiden Emerick had over 40 saves, while AC’s Patrick Clair was equally as good in the Cougars upset win over Marshfield.

Winchester and Arlington Catholic will meet in a semifinal matchup Saturday at 7:30pm at Loring Arena.

* Winchester grabbed a 1-0 first period lead against CM on as Caiden Brady tipped home a blue line shot from defenseman Adam Krogmeier. Luke Sardone‘s first of two goals increased the Red & Black’s lead to 2-0 after two periods.

Chris McCarthy got a huge goal for Winchester in the third period, redirecting a centering feed home Sardone wrapped up Winchester’s scoring later in the period. CM finishes at 15-5-3.

Patrick Clair
Arlington Catholic

* In Arlington Catholic’s 4-2 upset win over Pope Francis in the Round of 16, Patrick Clair stood on his head. He had another great outing on Wednesday as the Cougars advanced via the shootout. Marshfield dominated both overtime periods, but couldn’t solve the junior netminder.

Prescott Mulligan
Arlington Catholic

The Cougars got goals in the shootout from Prescott Mulligan and Josh Tranchina, while Cam McGettrick netted the only attempt for Marshfield. McGettrick had given the Rams a 1-0 lead back in the first period, matched by AC’s Jake Pandolfo.

It stayed 1-1 until late in the third period. A power play goal by Tommy Carroll put Marshfield back on top, but AC, with Clair pulled for a sixth attacker, got the equalizer from Ayden Giardina to send the game to overtime.

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