MIAA Boys Division 2 Tournament – Saturday Recap: Dartmouth, Quincy Win Overtime Thrillers; Duxbury, Silver Lake Moving On

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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Dartmouth was just 32.3 seconds away from winning its Division 2 first-round game in regulation, but overtime provided an even more thrilling moment thanks to JC Frates.

The senior converted a feed from senior Damien Medeiros and scored with 3:38 left in overtime, lifting the #12 Indians to a 4-3 win over #21 Westwood at Hetland Arena.

Dartmouth erased a 2-1 deficit entering the third period, getting goals from Nick Howarth and Cullen Larrabee. The Indians then killed off a penalty in the final minutes of regulation, but Westwood pulled its goalie in the final minute and, after a pair of icings on failed Indians attempts at the empty net, the Wolverines finally cashed in on Matt Foley’s second goal of the game.

Foley also gave the Wolverines a 1-0 lead after one, his shorthanded goal coming off a turnover.

Medeiros got a shorthanded goal of his own to tie it for Dartmouth, but on the same power play, Danny Sullivan responded to give Westwood its one-goal lead back entering the third period.

Ashton Machado made 22 saves for Dartmouth, and Declan O’Leary stopped 23 for Westwood.

Quincy 6, Boston Latin 5

In another overtime thriller, Quincy took a power play into the extra period and Joe Hennessy took advantage just 51 seconds in, sending the #13 Presidents past the #20 Wolfpack and into the Round of 16 against #4 Masconomet.

Cam Quigley Quincy

Hennessey finished with a pair of goals in the back-and-forth affair, while Cam Quigley had two goals and three assists, and Will Martin two goals and two assists. Timmy Kelly also had a pair of assists for Quincy.

The Wolfpack had one-goal leads in the second and third periods, but never could put any distance on the Presidents. Colin McGuire, Gavin Wainwright, Patrick Harnan, Ben Young and James Fitzgerald each scored for Latin.

Duxbury 6, Auburn 0

It took nearly two periods for the #5 Dragons to get going, but once they did they never stopped. Brady Glass scored the game-winner with 5:49 left in the second period, and Duxbury eventually pulled away from the #28 Rockets at The Bog.

Still holding a 1-0 lead entering the third, Duxbury finally got rolling as Braeden Hulett scored twice while Tyler Walse, Cormac Weiler and Will Atallah added single goals.

Sam Mazanec earned the shutout for the Dragons, who host Dartmouth in the Round of 16 Wednesday.

Aidan Dunphy Silver Lake

Silver Lake 5, Beverly 2

Senior captain Mark Kelleher had two goals and three assists, and junior alternate captain Aidan Dunphy finished with a pair of goals as the #9 Lakers dispatched the #24 Panthers at Hobomock Ice Arena.

Kelleher scored the only goal of the first period before the Lakers broke things open with a four-goal second period, three of them on the power play. Brett Evans (goal, three assists) got it started on the man advantage, followed by Kelleher’s second of the game. Dunphy then got his pair, sandwiched around a goal off a turnover for Beverly’s Dylan Alves, sending Silver Lake into the third period with a 5-1 lead.

Matthew Mezza got the lone goal in the third for Beverly. Peter Bond finished with 23 saves for the Lakers, and Dylan Hunter 24 for the Panthers.

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