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 MVP’S: Winship and Duncan, Andover