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2014 Playoff Summary

NORTH

Top-seeded Lexington won the championship.

In the quarterfinals, Maffeo and Barsagallo both wore hats, Maffeo adding an assist, and Corrieri had a goal and an assist as No. 3 North Reading downed No. 6 Methuen, 7-2 – Pat Cooper with both goals in the loss; and Jake Flynn scored two goals and set up another, Jake Bordonaro also scored twice and Alex Brinkley had two assists as No. 4 Woburn downed No. 5 North Andover, 6-2 – Matt Lucy with assists on both goals in the loss.

In the semifinals, Blake Brookes pitched a shutout and Jarrod Sweeney scored with 8:38 left as Lexington nipped Woburn, 2-0 – and Liam McDonough wore the hat, Cam Stairs had a goal and an assist and Nevin Tardif pitched a shutout as No. 2 Groton/Dunstable topped North Reading, 4-0.

In the title game, Tom Benjes and Sweeney scored third-period goals to force overtime and Brookes was a perfect 5-for-5 in the shootout as Lexington edged Groton/Dunstable, 3-2.

PLAYOFF MVP: Blake Brookes, Lexington

SOUTH

Top seed Reading won the title.

In the quarterfinals Matt Edema scored what turned out to be the game winner with 3:51 left in a three-goal third period that sent No. 3 Acton-Boxboro to a 4-3 win over No. 6 Winthrop, which got two goals and an assist from Brooks – and No. 7 wore the hat and had two assists, Banks scored four goals, Morrow posted two goals and an assist and No. 8 also had two assists as No. 4 Twin City topped No. 6 Londonderry, 9-3, Tuccolo with a goal and two assists and Andrews a goal and a helper in the loss.

In semifinal action, Tobin snapped a 1-1 tie with 6:14 left and Reading went on to a 4-1 triumph over Twin City – and Maiani scored with 2:57 left in overtime to give No. 2 Melrose nipped Acton-Boxboro, 2-1.

In the final, Gallagher, who also had two assists, scored the winner with 9:29 left and Tobin had two assists as Reading edged Melrose, 3-2.

PLAYOFF MVP: Tobin, Reading

EAST

No. 1 Saugus was the winner.

In a play-in game, Lonergan wore the hat, Carvalho had a goal and an assist and DiLeo and Johnston pitched a shutout as No. 7 St. Joseph’s defeated No. 6 Concord-Carlisle, 4-0.

In the quarterfinals, Keating and Lonergan both had a goal and an assist and Henley scored what turned out to be the winner with 2:54 left in the second period as St. Joseph’s downed No. 3 Billerica, 5-3 – and Liam Bowser had two goals and an assist, Connor Walsh delivered a goal and two assists and Chris Bungard scored two goals in 46 seconds as No. 4 Chelmsford scored five goals in the second period and defeated No. 5 Newton, 8-5, Takaoka with two goals and an assist in the loss.

In the semis, Paolo scored two goals and set up another, Cromwick scored twice and LeMoure had two assists as Saugus defeated St. Joseph’s, 5-1 – and Desmaris and Rogers scored in the first period as Lincoln/Sudbury downed Chelmsford, 3-1.

In the title game, Ruszkowski lost a shutout when Desmaris scored with 2:04 remaining, Groark assisted on both goals and McGrane scored what turned out to be the winner 37 seconds into the second period as Saugus edged Lincoln/Sudbury, 2-1.

PLAYOFF MVP: Ruszkowski, Saugus

7-NORTH

Top-seeded Andover won the championship.

In a play-in game, Jacob Montepeluso scored four goals, added an assist and scored what turned out to be the winner with three minutes left, Adam Canfield set up four goals, Danny Angell scored two goals and set up another and Ben Murphy added a goal and an assist as No. 7 Littleton edged No. 6 Newburyport, 8-7 – Hunter McCoy with a hat trick and two assists, Matt Hilse two goals and Cade Beauparlant two assists in the loss.

In the quarterfinals, Field scored with 1:10 left to give Littleton nipped No. 3 Lynnfield, 5-4, Peterson with two goals and an assist and Canfield two goals in the win and Braden Doyle two goals in the loss – and Austin Conley and Conner Cherry shared the shutout and Matt Conner scored early in the second period as No. 4 Exeter nipped the No. 5 Black Bears, 2-0.

In the semifinals, Will Winship and Alex Duncan combined for 11 goals and 12 assists and Willy O’Neil and Jack Fietze both scored twice as Andover scored a big win over Littleton, which got two goals from Murphy, a goal and an assist from Angell and two assists from Canfield – and Marc Borghi scored one goal and set up three others, Garrett Foster had two goals and an assist and Jacob Mathews a goal and two assists as Exeter topped No. 2 Bedford, 6-2, Ryan Flynn with two goals in the loss.

In the title game, Duncan, who also had two assists, scored the winner with 1:30 left in the second period, Winship also posted a goal and two assists and Fietze a goal and an assist in Andover’s 4-3 decision over Exeter.

PLAYOFF MVPs: Winship and Duncan, Andover

7-SOUTH

No. 1 Burlington won the title.

In quarterfinal play, Whitlock scored one goal and set up two others and Deleo and Fredo both scored twice as No. 3 North Andover downed No. 6 North Reading, 5-3 – and Tobin delivered two goals and an assist and McFarland and B. Fay both scored twice in No. 4 Reading’s 7-1 victory over No. 5 Saugus.

In the semis, Jake Doyle, Kevin Urquhart and Mitch Mayda all posted a goal and an assist and Nick Pazzia lost a shutout on Bonfiglio’s late goal as Burlington defeated Reading, 4-1 – and Ryan Mackey scored the shootout winner and Mike Lefebre had three assists as Methuen edged North Andover, 4-3, TJ Regan with two assists in the loss.

In the final game, Mayda scored twice and Joe Barbieri had two assists in Burlington’s 4-1 victory over Methuen.

PLAYOFF MVP: Mitch Mayda, Burlington

7-EAST

Third-seeded Somerville won the championship.

In the quarterfinals, Ryan Vogel pitched a shutout, Anthony Parziale had two assists and Sean Sullivan scored early in Somerville’s 3-0 win over No. 6 Groton/Dunstable; McCarthy pitched a shutout and Brett Richard scored late in the first period as No. 1 Twin City edged No. 8 Acton-Boxboro, 8-1; Mike Swift scored four goal, snapping a 3-3 tie with 2:27 left, and Luke Khozozian had a goal and two assists as No. 7 Lexington nipped No. 2 Newton, 5-3 – and O’Leary went for two goals and two assists, Moulton also scored twice and Connolly also had two assists as No. 5 Amesbury defeated No. 4 Lincoln/Sudbury, 5-1.

In the semis, Parziale wore the hat and had an assist in Somerville’s 6-1 victory over Amesbury – and Khozozian scored two goals and set up another in a three-goal third period and Luke Butler snapped a 1-1 tie with 8:25 left as Lexington downed Twin City, 3-1.

In the championship game, Parziale wore the hat and had two assists, Chris DeSousa had a goal and an assist and Dylan Zraket two assists in Somerville’s 8-1 victory over Lexington.

PLAYOFF MVP: Anthony Parziale, Somerville

6-NORTH

Top-seeded North Andover won the title.

In the quarterfinal game, Desmaris scored two goals and set up another, Graf had a goal and two assists and Dale, Leverone and Duffy all posted a goal and an assist as No. 4 Lincoln/Sudbury beat No. 5 Reading, 9-2.

In the semis, Evan Burke scored four goals and set up two others, James Doucette had a goal and three assists, Jimmy Boyle also set up three goals and Mike Harty two in North Andover’s 9-2 triumph over Lincoln/Sudbury, which got a goal and an assists from Collin Graf – and Tyler Gaulin and Alex Liebl both delivered a goal and an assist and Parker Taylor pitched a shutout in No. 2 Exeter’s 6-9 victory over No. 3 Gate City.

In the final, Jimmy Boyle’s second goal of the game, with 3:09 left in regulation, sent the game into overtime and Pat Moran scored 20 seconds into the OT to give North Andover a 3-2 decision over Exeter, which got a goal and an assist from Padraic Condon and assists on both goals from Carter Renaud.

PLAYOFF MVPS: Boyle and Moran, North Andover

6-SOUTH

Top-seeded Reading won the crown.

In quarterfinal play, Amidon clicked for two goals and an assist, Lessard had a goal and an assist, Morrissey posted two assists and Butler and Granger shared the shutout as No. 3 North Middlesex topped No. 6 Winthrop, 6-0 – and J.P. Kelter and William Flynn scored goals as No. 4 Danvers edged No. 5 Groton/Dunstable, 2-1.

In the semis, Sean Barbera wore the hat, Cam Lawhorne scored two goals and set up another and Steve Jackson and Trystan Bourque both posted three assists as Reading downed No. 2 Danvers, 6-2 – and Smith and Grossi-Hogg both had a goal and an assist and Muzi made it 4-0 in the second period before No. 2 Latitude held off North Middlesex, 4-3.

In the title game, Jake Emery scored what turned out to be the winner in the second period of Reading’s 4-1 victory over Latitude.

PLAYOFF MVP: Sean Barbera, Reading

6-EAST

No. 2 Concord-Carlisle won the championship.

In the quarterfinal game, Mike Lee scored two goals and set up two others, Nick Wang had two goals and an assist and Eric Donlan also posted two assists as No. 5 Newton edged No. 4 Wakefield, 4-3 – Jack Callahan with two goals in the loss.

In the semifinals, No. 57 scored with 6:24 left, Duncan Stephenson followed with the winner with 5:04 remaining and Damon DeMarcoset up three goals as Concord-Carlisle downed No. 3 Littleton, 4-2 – and Nick Castellucci wore the hat, Jack Hourican had a goal and an assist and Coleman Nee two assists as the top-seeded Wolfpack defeated Newton, 6-1.

In the title game, Charlie Lambert pitched a shutout and Ian Moore scored in the first period as Concord-Carlisle nipped the Wolfpack, 2-0.

PLAYOFF MVP: Charlie Lambert, Concord-Carlisle

6-WEST

Third-seeded Lexington won the championship.

In the quarterfinal game, Evan Steele wore the hat, Trevor Lund scored two goals and set up another and Tim Buckley also scored twice as No. 4 North Reading defeated No. 5 North Andover, 8-4 – Herald with two goals and an assist in the loss.

In the semifinals, Aram Tashjian capped a hat trick with 8:17 left, Brian Gillis, who also had an assist, followed with 3:05 remaining and Matt Harding, who also posted an assist, followed 14 seconds later to give Lexington a 5-4 decision over No. 2 Melrose, which got two goals apiece from Cam Marks and No. 1 – and Bobby Marcus scored twice in top-seeded Bedford nipped North Reading, 3-1.

In the title game, Matt Harding, who also had an assist, forced overtime with 7:50 left and Lexington pulled out a 4-3 shootout win over Bedford – Dylan McGlaughlin with two assists in the win and Anthony Incerto a goal and an assist and James Demeo two assists in the loss.

PLAYOFF MVP: Matt Harding, Lexington

-– MIKE SHALIN, mshalin@valley-associates.com

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