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MIAA Division 1A Tournament Highlights: #4 St. John’s Prep, #2 BC High Win Elimination Games

The field has been culled to four following the elimination of Catholic Memorial and Framingham in Loser’s Bracket elimination games on Wednesday.

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No. 4 St. John’s Prep 5, No. 6 Catholic Memorial 2

In Stoneham, the Eagles finally solved CM’s defensive scheme after scoring just one goal in two regular-season meetings. SJP jumped to a quick 2-0 lead and advanced to the next phase of the elimination process against BC High Saturday night at Loring Arena.

Nick Townshend
St. John’s Prep

Ryan Hart’s first of two goals gave SJP a 1-0 lead a little more than five minutes into the game. Ryan Webb’s shorthanded strike followed, making it a 2-0 game with just under three minutes left in the period. CM’s Glen Considine knocked in his own rebound at 1:30 of the second period to cut the lead in half but SJP’s Nick Townshend tallied twice late in the period to put the Eagles firmly in control. The Knights’ final salvo came on Jonny Nichols’ goal with 2:57 left but Hart matched that 14 seconds later.

St. John’s (13-5-5) tied, 1-1, and lost, 4-2, against BC High during the regular season. Catholic Conference kingpin CM winds up 9-8-6.

No. 2 BC High 2, No. 8 Framingham 1

In Bourne, the two-time defending champion Eagles (15-4-4) started the process of trying to emerge from the elimination round for the second straight year, bringing the Bay State Carey Division champion Flyers’ season to an end.

John Logan broke a 1-1 tie with the GWG with 8:25 remaining in regulation and freshman goalie Tom Kiesewetter closed it out. Junior forward Colin Norton gave BCH a 1-0 lead in the first period with assists by Aidan Carey and Matt Keohane. Framingham’s Cole Deletti tied it on the power play in the third period. Flyers’ goalie Jake Handy turned back 23 shots.

B.C. High will shoot to extend its season Saturday against SJP. Framingham finishes 16-7-3.

Kevin Doyle

Kevin Doyle

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