No. 3 Bedford 3, No. 6 Exeter 2 (2 OT)
Senior Jack Sylvain beat the buzzer at the end of the second overtime to complete his hat trick and lift the Bulldogs past the Blue Hawks, bringing Exeter coach Jim Tufts’ 42-year career to a close. The goal came off a faceoff with two seconds left, capping 75 minutes of captivating play. Jake Sanclemente and Parker Roberto had assists for Bedford (15-3-1), which takes on No. 2 Concord in Wednesday’s semifinals. Brendan Doyle and Connor McLauglin scored for Exeter, which finished 13-7-0.
Sophomore Brady Roux’s stellar 42-save performance backboned the Blue Devils’ (11-9-1) upset victory. He protected a one-goal lead until Austin Salvetti’s ENG sealed the decision with 1:06 to play. Anthony Survilas and Ryan Allard also scored for Salem, which meets No. 5 Trinity in the semifinals. Ethan Burgess managed the lone goal for the Astros and Dakota Robinson had 28 saves. Pinkerton finished 16-3-0.
No. 2 Concord 3, No. 7 Bishop Guertin 2 (2 OT)
The long-time rivals staged another classic with Shane Riley ending it on the power play. The Crimson Tide’s Matt Hauschild scored with 2:55 left in the third period to tie it. Alex Forward also scored and Parker Taylor had 27 saves for Concord (15-3-1), which meets Bedford in the semifinals. Aidan Wilkie and Declan Wilkie had the goals and Chris Sullivan made 37 saves for Bishop Guertin, which wound up 12-8-0.
No. 5 Trinity 6, No. 4 Hanover 2
Sophomore Anthony DiZillo proved to be a one-man demolition crew as he scored the game’s final four goals in the Pioneers’ upset of the defending State Champs. Marc L’Heureux and Cadin Booth also scored as Trinity (13-5-1) heads to its first semifinal in seven years to take on Salem. Hans Williams and Willie Laycock scored goals for Hanover, which also lost to Trinity in the regular season, finished up 13-5-1.
Wednesday, March 6
At JFK Coliseum
No. 3 Bedford vs. No. 2 Concord 5:30 pm
No. 5 Trinity vs. No. 9 Salem, 7:30 pm