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MIAA Super 8: Hingham Blanks Framingham; Xaverian Wins Thriller

Hingham and Xaverian were victorious Saturday in their elimination bracket games, and will now square off Monday at 6:30 pm at Gallo Arena in the next round for the right to meet the loser of Monday’s BC High-Pope Francis matchup.

* The #3 Harbormen moved on with a workmanlike 3-0 win over #5 Framingham, eliminating the Flyers. Hingham scored a goal in each period and got a 17-save shutout from netminder Aaron Richardson.

Hingham would score the only goal it would need just 1:28 into the game. Joe Sullivan wheeled into the slot and fired a wrist shot. Framingham goalie Jake Handy made the stop but Paul Forbes was right there to bang home the rebound. In the second period, Trevor O’Brien, made a nice play along the right wing boards to get the puck to defenseman Mike Carroll at the point, Carroll’s shot was deflected home by Will Kenney.

Ryan Reilly notched a power play goal in the third period for the Harbormen.

Josh Barton
Xaverian

* In Saturday’s nightcap, Xaverian squandered a 4-1 third period lead but senior forward Mike Pitocchelli buried a wrister from the left side with 54 seconds left in regulation giving the Hawks a 5-4 win over #4 Arlington, eliminating the Spy Ponders.

After Will Jennings had given Arlington a 1-0 lead in the first period, Xaverian got successive goals from Eric Wainwright, Matty Ryan, Robbie Barletta and Josh Barton to grab a 4-1 heading into the third period. But, the Spy Ponders stormed back.

Brendan Jones scored a power play goal in the first minute of the third period to cut the margin to 4-2, and that was followed by Jennings’ second of the night, and one from Anthony Messuri to tie the game at 4-4.

Gary Demopoulos
Gary Demopoulos has been covering prep school hockey for the HNIB News for over 30 years, and has been the editor of the HNIB News since 2005. A former sportswriter and news editor at the Woburn (MA) Daily Times Chronicle, he has been the HNIB News' key reporter for Mens Prep School hockey since 1988, as well as womens hockey, both at the prep school and high school levels. for almost 20 years. Gary also helps organize and oversee HNIB's many summer tournaments and festivals for scholastic players.
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