Mass. HS Boys Division 2 First-Round Highlights: Westwood, Bishop Feehan Prevail In OT; Wilmington Upsets Marblehead In North

Jim Clark
Jim Clark
Jim Clark joined Hockey Night in Boston in December 2019, and has covered high school hockey in Massachusetts for more than three decades. He also covers high school hockey and is a multiplatform editor for the Boston Globe, and previously spent two decades as high school hockey reporter at the Boston Herald, where he also served as the high schools editor from 2000-06. Clark was honored by the Mass. State Hockey Coaches Association with its William Stewart Award for contributions to the sport in May 2019, and also received the Joel Perlmutter Award for media coverage in 2006. A graduate of UMass, he also spent eight years as sports editor/reporter at the Sentinel & Enterprise in Fitchburg, and has extensively covered high school hockey in Central and Western Mass. as well as Connecticut.

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* Nick Horsfall scored 50 seconds into the second overtime and 14th seed Westwood stunned No. 3 Norwood, 3-2, in a Division 2 South first-round game at the Canton Ice House. Danny Sullivan scored the tying goal for the Wolverines with 1:46 left in regulation and Johnny Nolte also scored. Anthony Marchant and Jack Lydon had the goals for the Mustangs

* Declan McCarthy scored twice and Evan Monaghan made 14 saves for the shutout as No. 6 Medway blanked No. 11 Apponequet, 7-0. Jack Carr, Sean Murphy, Pari Lykourinos, Alex Infanger and Sam Marchionni added goals for the Mustangs.

Jason Sullivan
Bishop Feehan

* No. 15 seed Bishop Feehan stunned No. 2 Plymouth North, 3-2, on Seth Dunphy’s goal in overtime. Jason Sullivan scored both regulation goals for the Shamrocks, including the equalizer with 2:54 left. Kevin Norwood and Jake Fleet had the goals for the Blue Eagles.

* Grayson Badger scored four goals to lead No. 10 Brookline past No. 7 Dedham, 7-3. Colin Finnegan added a pair of goals for the Warriors, who earned their first postseason victory since the 1991 Division 1 state semifinals. Steve MacDougall had the other goal and Aidan Chin chipped in three assists. Mark Steele, Andrew Mercuri and Michael Flynn scored for the Marauders.

* Mike Tyer scored twice and Kevin Lawson added the other goal for No. 9 Medfield in its 3-0 victory against No. 8 Dighton-Rehoboth/Seekonk.

Evan McBrien

* Brendan Boyle’s hat trick propelled No. 12 Scituate to a 7-3 victory against No. 5 Southeastern. Dylan McDonald also scored twice for the Sailors, while Evan Ames and Evan McBrien had the others. Colin Wilbur, Will Clarke and Liam Lydon struck for the Hawks.

Chris Lavoie

* Matt Solari scored twice and No. 4 Whitman-Hanson took care of No. 13 Wareham/Carver, 8-2. Adam Solari, Chris Stoddard, Kevin Willis, John Ward, Mike Savicke and Calvin Cooper rounded out the scoring for the Panthers.

* Chris Lavoie notched a hat trick and top-seeded Canton opened its state title defense with a 4-0 victory against No. 17 Taunton. Shane Marshall also scored for the Bulldogs.

* Taunton opened the tournament by stunning Hockomock League rival and No. 16 North Attleboro, 2-1. Sean Bunker made 36 saves to backbone the Tigers, who got their goals from Michael Albert and Connor McGrath. Brady Sarro had the goal for the Red Rocketeers.

Division 2 North

Nick Herald
North Andover

* Goals from T.J. Fredo, Thomas Doherty, Jimmy Boyle, Adam Heinze and Nick Herald gave No. 6 North Andover a 5-2 victory against No. 11 Lynnfield. Patrick Green made 17 saves for the Scarlet Knights. Sean Robbins and Robbie Tashjian each had a goal and assist for the Pioneers.

Tucker Hanson

* Joe Hill scored the tiebreaking goal, then added an empty-netter as 13th-seeded Wilmington pulled the lone upset in the first round of the bracket, knocking off No. 4 Marblehead, 3-1. Zach Kincaid also scored for the Wildcats, who got a big game in net from Sam Cedrone. Will Shull had the lone goal for the Headers.

* Brad Killion scored in the game’s opening minute and Wesley Rollins made it stand with 16 saves as No. 5 Triton blanked No. 12 Winthrop, 1-0.

* Goals from Paul Nichols and Richie Guarino gave top-seeded Masconomet a 2-0 victory against No. 16 Stoneham. Tucker Hanson turned in the shutout for the Chieftains.

E.J. Field

* Joe Bova had two goals and five assists as No. 8 Boston Latin rolled past No. 9 Everett, 15-0. Owen O’Brien added two goals and two assists, and Sam Hutchinson two goals and an assist for the Wolfpack. Richie Bova, Tim McGrath and Ryan Quinn all scored their first varsity goals.

Campbell Pierce

* Brendan Quinn scored the tie-breaking goal off a faceoff in the third period and No. 2 Lincoln-Sudbury fended off No. 15 Danvers, 5-3. Tim Duffy scored twice and freshman Frankie DeTraglia once for the Warriors, who also got a late insurance tally from Jacob Noyes. Cal Mansfield had a pair of goals and Brett Baldassare the other for the Falcons.

* E.J. Field had two goals and two assists, Jeremy Abreu scored twice and No. 7 Gloucester outlasted No. 10 Wakefield, 5-1. Jack Costanzo had the other goal for the Fishermen, while Matthew Moniz scored the lone goal for the Warriors.

* Campbell Pierce scored twice, including his 100th career point on his first tally, propelling No. 3 Tewksbury to a 4-0 victory against No. 14 North Reading. Cole Stone and John Beatrice added goals for the Redmen, with Patrick Letourneau earning the shutout.

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