North Reading won the title.
In play-in games, Dylan Fitzpatrick scored two goals and set up two others, Brady Tremblay wore the hat, Kyle Donnelly and Colin Wadanoli both had two goals and an assist and Alessio DiBlasi pitched a shutout in North Andover’s big win over Lincoln/Sudbury; Kyle Keith scored one goal and handed out three assists, Caleb Acucena delivered two goals and an assist and Kaiden Cianci also scored twice in Groton’s 6-3 victory over Hamilton/Wenham – Charlie Collins with 1-1-2 in the loss; and Brady Burnham wore the hat and added two assist, Braxton Caswell and Jack Pereri both also posted two assists and Trey Marcotte pitched a shutout in Amesbury’s 7-0 victory over Melrose.
In the quarterfinals, Nolan Degregorio (1-1-2) and Derek Daley scored five minutes apart in the second period as North Reading edged North Andover 2-1; Ciani forced overtime with a goal with 28 seconds left and then scored eight seconds into overtime to give Groton a 4-3 decision over Storm 67 – Acucena with two goals in the win and Smyrnios two goals in the loss, one an apparent winner with 45 seconds left in regulation; Cam Ingram scored two third-period goals to give Amesbury a 4-3 decision over Reading – TJ Michel with 1-1-2 in the loss; and Bedford advanced past Newton.
In the semis, Daley scored four goals, Tyler Morello had a goal and an assist and Theo Skifas had two assists in North Reading’s 7-1 victory over Bedford; and Cianci erupted for seven goals, Acucena scored one goal and dished out three assists and Isaac Idarraga also posted three assists in Groton’s 9-1 victory over Amesbury.
In the title game, Brendan Rooney led a balanced attack with a hat trick, Mat Young had two goals and an assist, Aiden Driscoll and Alex Chaisson both had a goal and two assists and Noah Pineo and Degregorio both had 1-1-2; in North Reading’s big win over Groton – Caden Woolfrey with 1-1-2 in the loss.
PLAYOFF MVP: Cianci, Groton