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Massachusetts Division 1 Boys Highlights: Title Games Set In Three Vacation Week Tourneys

Highlights from Monday, Feb. 17:

Buddy Ferreira Classic

Steve Pisani

* No. 17 Duxbury topped Archbishop Williams in OT, 3-2, in a consolation game. TJ Jones, Billy Mrowka and Zach Stewart scored for the Green Dragons and Steve Pisani stopped 25 shots. The game is officially a tie under MIAA guidelines.

Nick Champani

*No. 11 Austin Prep bowled over host Falmouth in a consolation game, 6-1. Six players scored for the Cougars – Ty Wood, Joe Thibodeau, Ryan Ackerley, Nolan Ricci, Doug Russo and Matthew Conte. Falmouth’s Nick Champani registered his 100th career point.

*No. 7 Hingham advanced to the championship game, pouring 40 shots on goal in a 3-0 win against Arlington Catholic. Aiden Brazel, Will Ham (PPG) and Paul Forbes accounted for all the scoring in the second period. Jake Wilson (12 saves) had the shutout, his first.

*No. 2 BC High needed OT to slide past No. 15 Reading, 2-1, in the semifinals. Brian Bulger had the game-winner in extra time (an MIAA tie). The Eagles’ Declan Joyce and the Rockets’ Sean Barbera matched regulation goals. Freshman Tom Kieswetter had 26 saves for the win.

BC High will be seeking its fifth straight tournament title when it squares off with Hingham for the second year in a row Wednesday night (7).

Cahoon Tournament

Will Trischitta

* No. 6 Framingham fought off a determined effort by Chelmsford, 2-1, to advance to the title game. Hunter Balducci gave the Flyers a 1-0 lead in the second period and Will Trischitta’s game-winner made it 2-0 early in the third.

Jacob Vozikis

*Host school No. 10 Burlington raced past Medford, 5-1, in the other semifinal. The Red Devils’ Jacob Vozikis (assist) and Zach Auble both scored two goals and Ryan O’Halloran added one.

Framingham and Burlington meet for the title Wednesday night (7).

Newburyport Bank Classic

*Winchester knocked off No. 14 St. Johns (S), 3-1, in the semifinals. Jace Christakis, Ryan McCarthy and Max Tong scored for the Sachems. Brendan Doherty potted the Pioneers’ goal. Winchester meets tournament host Newburyport for the title Wednesday night (7). Neither team qualified for the post-season but one’s season will still end with a championship.

In other games:

* Catholic Memorial stands alone as Catholic Conference champion for the first time since 2009-10 following its 3-1 win against Malden Catholic. Mac Casper led the Knights with two goals. Brendan McNeil also scored and Dom Walecka made 21 saves.

Nico Carere

* No. 19 Belmont celebrated Senior Day in a big way with a 4-0 whitewash of No. 12 Braintree. Nico Carere posted his sixth shutout of the season and Justin Rocha notched a hat trick for the Marauders.

* Walpole squeezed past Marshfield, 2-1, on goals by Kevin McElaney and Will Blakely to keep its tournament hopes alive.

* In a game that should be played every year as “The Colonials Classic” due to the teams’ shared nickname, Shrewsbury topped Acton-Boxboro, 4-1. Nico Evangelous scored two goals and Eli Cardosi and Connor Lynch had one each for Shrewsbury.

Kevin Doyle

Kevin Doyle

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