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MIAA Central Mass. D3 Semifinal Recap: Wachusett Advances In Shootout; Nashoba Stuns Hudson In OT

Ryan Maki
Nashoba Regional

In the first game of the Central Mass. Division 3 semifinal doubleheader at the Wallace Civic Center on Saturday evening, second-seeded Nashoba Regional came from behind late to stun third-seeded Hudson, 2-1 in OT.  Ryan Maki potted the game-winner with 5:23 left in the first overtime.  Following a Dan Lemanski shot, Maki got to a loose puck in front before hammering it home to touch off a wild celebration for the Chieftains.

Joe Scanlon tied it for Nashoba with just over two minutes remaining in the third when he buried a chance off an odd-man rush.  Hudson scored early in the third period to go up 1-0 on an Anthony Carlman tally.

Donovan Alfama

In the second semifinal of the evening at the Wallace, the defending D3 state champion and top overall seed Wachusett Mountaineers withstood a huge upset bid by fourth-seeded Marlboro, taking a 1-0 win.  The game went scoreless through regulation and both overtime periods before going to a shootout.  Prior to the shootout, both goaltenders were perfect.

Billy McCarthy made 32 stops for the Panthers while Donovan Alfama turned away 15 shots for the Mountaineers.  In the shootout, after the Mountaineers got goals from Kevin Skagerlind and Grant Gardula and the Panthers got goals from Kyle Carroll and Matt Farrell, Peyton Marshall’s backhander into the top left corner clinched it for the Mountaineers in the seventh round.

The Mountaineers will play the Chieftains in the Central Mass. Division 3 championship game on Wednesday, March 4th at Wallace Civic Center (7:30pm). The Mountaineers won both of their regular season matchups against the Chieftains.

Chris Kyne

Chris Kyne

Chris Kyne is a hockey devotee who has spent most of his life playing, coaching, and writing about hockey. The 2019-2020 season is Chris' first year covering Central and Western Mass. hockey for Hockey Night in Boston. Chris has spent the past five years covering hockey and other sports for the Worcester Telegram. He is currently in his 14th season as an assistant coach with the Fitchburg State University Men's Ice Hockey team. Chris also is a Learn to Skate instructor for the Peak Performance program in Fitchburg. Chris grew up in Waterford, CT where he played youth hockey, before playing Jr. A hockey for the Connecticut Jr. Whalers. Chris graduated from the University of Connecticut where earned a Communications degree, while also covering sports for the Daily Campus. Chris currently works at Leominster High School, where he has spent the past 12 years as a history teacher. Chris lives in Sterling, MA with his wife Gabrielle, and his two daughters, Quinn (7) and Delaney (4), who both play hockey.
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