MIAA Boys Division 3 North First-Round Highlights: Tarmey, Newton South Edge Hamilton-Wenham in 2 OT

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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Tim Dobies
Newton South

* Ed Tarmey scored with 13 seconds left in overtime and No. 7 Newton South pulled out a 3-2 double-overtime thriller against No. 10 Hamilton-Wenham at O’Brien Rink in Woburn. Tarmey’s goal helped the Lions survive a huge 50-save performance from Generals goalie Finn Brophy. The teams traded goals in the first period – Seamus Heney for H-W, then Sebastian Pike for South – before Tim Dobies put the Lions on top 2-1 heading into the third.

Finn Brophy
Hamilton/Wenham

Matt Dearborn’s goal with 1:58 left in regulation tied the game and set up the overtime. Lucas Maregni made 22 saves for Newton South, which faces No. 2 seed Cambridge in the quarterfinals (Sunday, Ryan Arena, 3 p.m.).

* Andrew Sahatjian earned the shutout with 20 saves as No. 6 Latin Academy edged No. 11 Northeast, 1-0 at Ryan Arena. Eamonn Finn scored on assists from Zach Maffeo and Jack Adduci for the Dragons will meet No. 3 Shawsheen in Sunday’s quarterfinals (7:15, Ryan).

Brendan DeMarco
Lowell

* No. 9 Lowell got goals from five different players, and shutout goaltending from Jake Vieira to knock off No. 8 Somerville, 5-0, at Stoneham Arena. Brendan DeMarco, Matt Asselin, Shawn Spring, Owen Goulette and Colin Pickett each scored for the Red Raiders, who will meet top seed Bedford in Sunday’s quarterfinals (Sunday, Ryan Arena, 5 p.m.).

* Drew Olivieri scored both goals and No. 13 Swampscott upset No. 4 Essex Tech. 2-0, at Stoneham Arena. Ronan Locke had two assists and Jack Russo made 17 saves for the Big Blue. Jared McLaughlin made 21 stops in the loss for the Hawks. Swampscott will take on Watertown in Sunday’s quarterfinals at Stoneham Arena (6 p.m.).

* Keith Ricci scored twice, including a back-breaking goal 11 seconds into the third period that propelled No. 5 Watertown past No. 12 Rockport, 3-1, at O’Brien Rink.

Raffi Lachinian
Watertown

Ricci also scored in the first period, then Raffi Lachinian gave the Raiders a 2-0 lead after two. Frew Ronan’s goal got the Vikings on the board with 3:37 left. Kevin Greene made 25 saves for Watertown, Cal Twombly stopped 27 Watertown shots for Rockport, which finished at 9-9-3.

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