JP Lynch already was having a memorable night Saturday in a Division 3 first-round game at Hetland Arena, netting a hat trick in regulation for North Quincy.
But the senior put the finishing touch on his masterpiece, tapping home a 2-on-1 pass from Noah Kearney with 1:01 left in double overtime and giving the #24 Red Raiders a stirring 5-4 comeback victory against #9 Bishop Stang.
Lynch also scored twice in the third period as North Quincy erased a 4-2 deficit. But the visitors also jumped out to a quick 2-0 lead on goals from Martin O’Flaherty and Lynch before Stang mounted a comeback of its own.
The Spartans went to their dynamic top line, as Jack Jedrey and Justin Gouveia struck to tie the game. Gouveia added another in the second, and Ryan Barros pushed the Stang lead to 4-2 entering the third.
Nauset 3, North Middlesex 2
The #8 Warriors were on the brink of elimination, down a goal late before sophomore Cam Connery scored the tying goal, Then it took an eight-minute 4-on-4 overtime and nearly all of the 3-on-3 second extra session before junior Logan Valone finally struck, giving Nauset the win over the #25 Patriots at Charles Moore Arena.
Cooper Guiliano gave Nauset a 1-0 lead after one period, but TJ Murphy tied it for North Middlesex in the second, and then Jimmy O’Keefe put the Patriots on top in the third.
Matthew Swanson made 25 saves for Nauset.
Scituate 9, Stoughton/Brockton 1
Teagan Pratt scored twice during a five-goal first period and the #2 Sailors cruised to victory at Gallo Ice Arena.
Will Chatterton, Brendan Boyle and Ben Whitman added goals as Scituate jumped out to a 5-0 lead through 15 minutes. After Sean Farley’s power play goal got the #31 Boxer Knights on the board, Boyle’s second restored the lead to 6-1 after two.
Johnny Donahue, Austin Ryan and Timmy Lochiatto added goals in the third. Dylan McDonald added a pair of assists in the win, and Pratt also had an assist.
Hanover 5, Old Rochester/Fairhaven 0
The #3 Hawks scored four times in the second period to break open a tight game and cruised from there against the #30 Bulldogs at Gallo Arena.
Liam Monahan earned the shutout for Hanover, which got a pair of goals from freshman Mikey Munroe. Charlie Cataldo, Ben Lines and Max Dasilva also scored for Hanover, which will meet up with #14 Dracut/Tyngsboro in the next round.
Lynnfield 10, Northbridge 0
The #4 Pioneers scored seven goals in the first period and were never seriously threatened in rolling past the #29 Rams at McVann-O’Keefe Skating Rink.
Will Steadman had two goals and two assists, Aidan Burke two goals and an assist, and Tyler Scoppettuolo two goals to lead Lynnfield. Lucas Cook and Drew Damiani had a goal and assist apiece, Jarret Scoppettuolo and Nick Lucich single goals, and Chase Carney three assists.
Lynnfield will host Nauset in the second round.
Medway 1, Foxboro 0
Jack Carr scored with 2:33 to play and the #6 Mustangs survived a tough battle with the #27 Warriors at Sgt. Pirelli Veterans Arena.
Evan Monaghan earned the shutout for Medway in a duel with Foxboro’s Trevor Marder. Medway will take on Tri-Valley archrival Medfield in a Round of 16 matchup.
North Reading 3, Triton 1
In a matchup of Cape Ann League rivals, it once again went in favor of the #10 Hornets at Burbank Ice Arena. Sophomore Luke Baker scored his first career goal, then Cole Lopilato converted on an end-to-end rush.
Senior captain Andrew Daley added the insurance goal for North Reading on a perfectly placed shot off a faceoff draw won back by senior Nick Albano.
Senior captain Sam Elliott had a strong game in goal for the Hornets, who advance to take on #7 Nashoba.
Dighton-Rehoboth/Seekonk 7, Cambridge 3
Locked in a 2-2 game early in the third period, the #18 seed broke out with five goals over the final 13 minutes and picked up the first tournament victory in the co-op program’s history at Simoni Memorial Rink.
Devin Dailey scored with 12:56 minutes to play, giving D-R/S a 3-2 lead just moments after Lou Targoff had pulled the #15 hosts even. Four more goals followed as D-R/S took control and set up a Round of 16 game against #2 Scituate.
Dailey and Liam Fecteau finished with two goals each, while Evan Pereira, Aidan Booth and Noah Bastis had the others. Jack Toner and Chris Gould added goals for Cambridge.