No. 3 BC High 1, No. 7 Woburn 0 (Final)
First period notes: Cam McGlashing versus Peter Cronin the goaltending matchup. Not a whole lot of high quality scoring chances to go around early on, but there's a good pace mixed in with some good physical play. Big save by Cronin on Cole Connolly on a breakaway attemp with six minutes to play. BC High has its first power play attempt with 4:08 to play. McGlashing got a little help from the goaltender's best friend when Terence Durkin broke in on a short-handed breakaway attempt, only to have his wrister clang off the right side post. The Eagles outshot the Tanners, 11-6.
Second period notes: The teams traded off unsuccessful power play tries to open up the second. Woburn was shut out on three power play tries during the period, but had several close shaves. The Tanners had perhaps their best chance of the period with 7:20 remaining. On the power play, Woburn worked for a chance in front of Cronin, who made the save on the initial shot, but was out of position for the rebound. The Tanner putback was then stopped by Eagles defensemen Brian Furey's skate on the goal line. With about 2:30 play, Casey Shea had a crack at an open net on a one-timer but whiffed on the attempt as the blade of his stick came undone from the shaft, leaving him to slap his stick down in disgust. A flurry of penalties at the end of the period saw four players head to the box, snuffing out the Tanners' last man-advantage and putting BC High on the power play to start the third. Woburn outshot the Eagles, 8-6.
Third period notes: The Tanners had yet another brush with a goal four minutes into the third, with BC High's Matt Doherty this time doing the honors of playing goal, swiping away a puck that trickled through the crease. McGlashing's turned in several gems of a save in his own end. Meanwhile, the BC High defenders continue to be Cronin's great ally with Jack Buckley making a couple of sprawling blocks in front of his netminder with about five minutes to play.
No. 2 St. John's Prep 5, No. 6 Needham 1 (Final)
First period notes: Connor Murray versus David Letarte the goaltending matchup. Super frosh Shane Eiserman puts Prep out to a 1-0 lead 2:30 into the game, tapping home a feed from Colin Blackwell after the senior center snaked his way through the Rockets' D. John Farrow also assisted on the play. Prep took the first power play of the game with 5:08 remaining on a bench minor for too many men on the ice. Everyone thought the period would end, 1-0, but Prep defenseman Nick Pandalena got off a shot just before time expired, scoring on a blast from the point with no time remaining. Farrow and Blackwell each picked up their second assists of the game. The Eagles carried play almost exclusively and outshot Needham, 11-4.
Second period notes: The Eagles were at it again, 57 seconds into the period with Blackwell notching his third point of the game, breaking through the neutral zone, shaking off the defense and finished on the backhand for a 3-0 Prep lead. Eiserman also picked up his third. Despite having two power plays sandwiched together in the middle of the period, the Rockets were unable to get a single shot off on either man advantage. Needham finally cracked the scoreboard with two minutes left with D.J. Walsh banking home Jamie Arnao's centering pass from the corner.
Third period notes: Prep back on the power play to start the period ... Nothing doing. Ton of icings in this game. Prep went on its third power play of the game with 6:05 remaining on a charging call. Devin Murray provided the Eagles with a three-goal lead with 4:04 to play, picking up a rebound of a Sam Kurker shot. Matt MacDonald also picked up an assist on the play, providing the outlet pass to set up the 3-on-2 rush. Eiserman capped off scoring with his second of the game, coming on yet another perfect crossing pass from Blackwell.
Division 1 North semifinals
St. Mary’s 8, Winchester 2
Wakefield 4, Billerica 3 (OT)
Division 2 South semifinals
Franklin 2, Oliver Ames 1
Plymouth South 3, Coyle-Cassidy 1