* Sophomore Jack Silva’s power play goal broke a 2-2 tie early in the second period and opened the floodgates as No. 5 Xaverian scored seven unanswered goals in a 9-2 romp past Bishop Hendricken (RI). Sophomore Brock Casey notched a hat trick and senior Ryan Pomposelli had a goal and two assists. Junior Will Fondo, sophomore Max Lockwood, senior Matt Ryan and senior Ty Marchi also scored.
* No. 9 St. John’s Prep jumped Mount St. Charles (RI) with a three-goal first period and controlled play the rest of the way in a 4-1 victory. Senior Ryan Webb had a hand in all four goals, scoring twice in less than a minute for a 2-0 lead then setting up scores by senior Ned Malolepszy and junior Jake DiNapoli (SHG).
*Despite being eliminated from post-season consideration Newburyport had plenty to celebrate Wednesday night as 17-year coach Paul Yameen won his 200th game when the Clippers handled archrival Amesbury, 6-2. Junior Zach Wilson enjoyed a career night with four goals, assisted by junior Colin Richmond each time. Sophomore Jon Groth (SHG) and senior Ben Reynolds also scored.
*No. 4 Framingham wrecked No. 7 Hingham’s Senior Night, 3-1, in a clash with Division 1A Tournament implications. Freshman Ryan Shimelman and seniors Robbie Lopez and Will Trischitta scored for the Flyers. Hingham freshman Aidan Brazel tied it, 1-1, in the first period.
*Independent No. 6 Pope Francis shut out Catholic Central Large champion No. 10 Austin Prep, 2-0, in another game with D1A impact. Junior Ben Zaranek notched the shutout while junior defenseman Stephen Rougeot and junior Brandon Spaulding scored for the Cardinals.
*Independent St. John’s (S) shut down No. 3 Catholic Memorial, 1-0, behind senior goalie Dan Laurson’s stellar 24-save performance. Senior defenseman Evan MacDonald’s first-period goal stood as the game-winner. Sophomore keeper Dom Walecka turned back 29 shots for CM, which has clinched a share of the Catholic Conference crown with one league game to play.
*In non-league action, No. 11 St. Mary’s of the Catholic Central Large toppled Franklin of the Hockomock League, 4-1. The Spartans opened up a 4-0 lead after two periods on goals from Christian Moran, Dante D’Ambrosio, Brady Bullock and Colby Magliozzi.
*In another non-leaguer, Middlesex League Freedom Division champion No. 8 Burlington took down Cape & Islands Atlantic Division foe Barnstable, 4-1. Zach Auble scored twice for the Red Devils and John Condon sealed it with an empty-netter.
*Also in non-league play, Marshfield shut down Falmouth, 4-0. Junior goalie Aidan Healey notched the shutout and seniors Bryce McDonough, Charlie Kolar, Griffin Mudge and Matt Mullaney supplied the offense.
*In a Bay State Conference crossover, senior defenseman Anthony Berejik and sophomore forward Aidan O’Malley both scored their first career goals to lead Needham past Newton North, 5-1.
* Reading officially qualified for the post-season in its final home game of the season, edging Belmont 2-1. Junior Landyn Greatorex had both goals for the Rockets, who now head to the Buddy Ferreira Classic in Falmouth.
* Two goals by senior defensemen Matt O’Brien were key in Malden Catholic’s 4-1 win over Central Catholic. David Bazile also scored for the Lancers, while freshman Daniel Zizza notched his first varsity goal.
*On Monday, Andover surged past Westford, 5-3, to capture the MVC/DCL One championship and qualify for post-season. Tim Kobelski (goal, assist) led the way and Anthony Previte scored the game-winner with less than two minutes to play. Leo Byers, Nate Byers and Mike Feeney also scored while Jake Brezner had 24 saves for the Golden Warriors.
No. 1 Arlington 3, Winchester 2
Bishop Fenwick 5, No. 15 Shrewsbury 3
No. 11 Natick 2, Wellesley 2
No. 13 Braintree 3, Weymouth 0
Hanover 2, No. 14 Duxbury 1