Reading won the crown in dramatic fashion.
In a quarterfinal game, Brett Blackwell wore the hat and had an assist and Matt Lane scored two goals and assisted on two others in Methuen’s 6-4 win over Newburyport, which got two goals from M. Donlan, a goal and an assist from Spence and two assists from Bradbury.
In the semifinals, McCarthy had a goal and an assist and Donahue two assists in Reading’s 4-2 victory over Methuen; and Jarrod Sweeney and Dylan Arnold (second goal) scored 1:45 apart early in the third period to lift Lexington past Chelmsford, 4-2.
In the title game, Lexington defeated Lexington, 1-0, when Jack Giuliotti, Ryan Driscoll and Ray Gallagher scored in the shootout to cap a Mike Driscoll/Matt Coughlin combined shutout and earn the win - Blake Brookes and Xavier Marcoux combining for the game shutout for Lexington.
PLAYOFF MVPS: Mike Driscoll and Matt Coughlin, Reading