ISL Independent School League Hockey

Thursday Night Broadcast Notes from Gallo & Tsongas

No. 10 Franklin Panthers vs. No. 14 Archbishop Williams Bishops
Division 1 South Semifinals | March 5, 5:15 p.m., Gallo Arena

Franklin (11-7-4, 5-1-2 Hockomock League)
Seventh straight postseason appearance since moving up to Division 1; made 21 straight postseason appearances under coach Chris Spillane. First year for Anthony Sarno
Last postseason (No. 11 seed): Lost 3-0 vs. Duxbury, Division 1 South final
2020 tournament to date:
Won 7-1 vs. No. 7 King Philip, first round
Won 3-1 vs. No. 2 Natick, quarterfinals
Won Hockomock League - Kelley-Rex Division, 12 points
Goal differential: plus-21 (70-49)
T-13th Division 1 goals scored, 23rd goals against
Streak: Won 2 | Reg. season finale: Lost 3-2 vs. Marshfield, Melchiono Showdown
Home: 4-2-1 | Road/Neutral: 7-5-3
Biggest win: 9-2 vs. Attleboro, Jan. 15
Worst loss: 6-1 at Pope Francis, Dec. 21
Shutouts: 3-2
Last sectional title: 2016 | Won 3-1 vs. Marshfield
Last state title: 2016 | Won 4-3 vs. St. Mary’s (2OT)

Archbishop Williams (10-8-4, 4-4-2 Catholic Central)
Second straight postseason appearance following two-year absence
Clinched tournament berth at Buddy Ferreira Classic with 2-2 tie vs. Duxbury
Last postseason: Lost 1-0 vs. Catholic Memorial, Division 1 South first round
2020 tournament to date:
Won 2-1 vs. No. 3 Bridgewater-Raynham, first round
Won 2-1 vs. No. 11 Wellesley, quarterfinals
Finished fourth in Catholic Central, 10 points
Goal differential: plus-3 (54-41)
T-33rd in Division 1 in goals scored, T-26th in goals against
Streak: Won 2 | Reg. season finale: Lost 4-0 vs. Falmouth, Feb. 18
Home: 3-4-1 | Road/Neutral: 7-4-3
Biggest win: four wins by three goals
Worst loss: 4-0 vs. Austin Prep, Jan. 18, and Falmouth, Feb. 18
Shutouts: 0-4
Last sectional title: 2010 | Lost in Division 1 final vs. Arlington Catholic, 5-0
Last state title: 1997
Coach Derackk Curtis won Division 2 state championship in 2008 at Sandwich

No. 4 Dartmouth Indians vs. No. 9 Bishop Stang Spartans
Division 3 South Semifinals | March 5, 7:45 p.m., Gallo Arena

Notes: Teams split regular season series. Indians won, 2-1, on Dec. 27 and Spartans won, 4-0, on Feb. 12. Both games at Hetland Arena. Over last eight meetings, Stang holds a 5-3 edge dating to 2016-17 season.

Dartmouth (18-3-1, 2-1-1 Southeastern Conference)
Fifth straight postseason appearance
Last postseason (No. 12 seed): Lost 2-1 vs. Bourne, Division 3 South quarterfinals
2020 postseason to date:
Won 3-0 vs. No. 13 Rockland, first round
Won 7-1 vs. No. 12 Martha’s Vineyard, quarterfinals
Finished second in SEC behind Bridgewater-Raynham
Goal differential: plus-82 (109-27)
5th Division 3 goals scored, 1st goals against
Streak: Won 2 | Reg. season finale: Lost 4-3 vs. North Quincy
Hetland Arena: 8-1-1 | Road/Neutral: 10-2
Biggest win: 11-0 vs. Durfee, Jan. 13
Worst loss: 4-0 vs. Bishop Stang, Feb. 12
Shutouts: 9-1
Last state title: None | Lost in 1984 Division 3 state final vs. Shawsheen
Last sectional title: None

Bishop Stang (12-5-5, 2-2 Eastern Athletic Conference)
Seventh straight postseason appearance
Last postseason (No. 6 seed): Lost 4-0 vs. No. 11 Hopkinton, Division 3 South first round
2020 postseason to date:
Won 5-2 vs. No. 8 Nantucket, first round
Won 5-2 vs. No. 1 Hopkinton, quarterfinals
Finished second in EAC behind Bishop Feehan
Goal differential: plus-38 (69-31)
T-20th Division 3 goals scored, 3rd goals against
Streak: Won 2 | Reg. season finale: Tied 3-3 vs. John Paul II
Last loss: 3-1 vs. Wachusett, Feb. 15
Hetland Arena: 7-2-3 | Road/Neutral: 5-3-2
Biggest win: 7-0 vs. Coyle & Cassidy, Jan. 11
Worst loss: 3-0 vs. Bishop Feehan, Feb. 5
Shutouts: 7-1
Last state title: None
Last sectional title: 2005 (Division 3 South) | Lost 2014 final vs. Hanover

No. 1 Reading Rockets vs. No. 4 Belmont Marauders
Division 1 North Semifinals | March 4, 7:30 p.m., Tsongas Arena

Notes: Reading swept regular season series, 2-0. Rockets won 4-3 on Jan. 27 at Viglirolo Rink, 2-1 on Feb. 12 at Burbank -- last game Marauders lost. Over last 10 meetings dating to 2015-16 season, Reading holds 7-0-3 lead over Belmont. Rockets have won four straight overall, all by single goal...last Marauders win: Jan. 31, 2015, 5-1 at Viglirolo...Reading is attempting to become first team from North section to lose Super 8 play-in game and advance to TD Garden since Burlington in 2012. Duxbury (2019) and Braintree (2014) have done it from South since.

Reading (12-6-6, 8-5-2 Middlesex League)
Fifth straight tournament appearance
Last postseason (No. 6 seed): Lost 2-0 vs. No. 11 Bishop Fenwick, D1N first round
2020 tournament to date:
Lost 3-2 (OT) vs. Framingham, Super 8 play-in
Won 4-1 vs. No. 8 Austin Prep, Division 1 North first round
Goal differential: plus-12 (57-45)
T-29th Division 1 goals scored, T-16th goals against
Reg. season finale: Won 4-1 vs. Arlington Catholic
Home: 7-2-2 | Road/Neutral: 5-4-4
Biggest win: 6-1 vs. North Andover, Dec. 23
Worst loss: 4-0 vs. Winchester, Jan. 4 and 5-1 at Woburn, Feb. 8
Shutouts: 3-3
Last sectional title: 2014 | Won 4-3 (SO) vs. Wilmington
Last state title: 2014 | Won 4-1 vs. Braintree

Belmont (12-5-5, 6-5-4 Middlesex League)
First tournament appearance since 2018
2020 tournament to date:
Won 3-2 vs. No. 13 Andover, first round
Won 1-0 (OT) vs. No. 5 St. Mary’s, quarterfinals
Goal differential: plus-22 (52-30)
T-36th Division 1 goals scored, 1st in goals against
Streak: Won 3 | Reg. season finale: Won 4-0 vs. Braintree
Home: 3-3-2 | Road/Neutral: 7-2-3
Biggest win: 4-0 vs. Braintree, Feb. 17 and 4-0 at Salem (N.H.), Dec. 27
Worst loss: 4-1 vs. Melrose, Dec. 21
Shutouts: 7-1
Last sectional title: None | Appeared in sectional final in 2002, 2005
Last state title: None | Lost in 1955 state final vs. Winchester

No. 10 Westford Academy Grey Ghosts vs. No. 11 St. John’s (Shrewsbury) Pioneers
Division 1 North Semifinals | March 5, 5:30 p.m., Tsongas Arena

Westford (12-8-2, 6-4-2 DCL/MVC 1)
Second consecutive tournament appearance
Last postseason: Lost 7-0 vs. St. John’s Prep, Division 1 North first round
Tournament to date:
Won 4-3 vs. No. 7 Bishop Fenwick, first round
Won 3-2 (OT) vs. No. 2 Waltham, quarterfinals
Win vs. Fenwick was first postseason win since 2008 Division 1 North final vs. Austin Prep, 6-0, (March 8, 2008)
Finished T-2nd in DCL/MVC 1, 14 points, with Waltham, Central Catholic (Andover, 18)
Goal differential: plus-18 (80-62)
2nd in Division 1 in goals scored, T-37th in goals against
Streak: Won 2 1 | Reg. season finale: Lost 3-1 vs. Woburn, Irish-American Shootout final
Home: 7-1 | Road/Neutral: 5-7-2
Biggest win: 9-2 vs. Andover, Jan. 8
Worst loss: three losses by three goals (Wellesley, Billerica, Tewksbury)
Shutouts: 1-1
Last state title: None
Last sectional title: 2008 | Lost in Division 1 final vs. Needham, 4-1

St. John’s Shrewsbury (11-8-5, Independent)
Last postseason appearance: 2018 (missed in 2019 by 1 point)
Tournament to date:
Won 6-1 vs. No. 6 Melrose, first round
Won 3-1 vs. No. 3 Shrewsbury, quarterfinals
Goal differential: plus-18 (71-53)
T-11th in Division 1 in goals scored, T-28th in goals against
Streak: Won 2
Home: 5-2-3 | Road/Neutral: 6-6-2
Biggest win: 9-1 vs. Lowell Catholic, Dec. 21
Worst loss: three losses by three goals (Xaverian, Pope Francis, Archies)
Most goals allowed: six (twice) in losses vs. X and Archies
Shutouts: 3-1
Last state title: 2004
Last sectional title: 2004

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