MIAA Massachusetts High School Hockey

2016-17 Boys High School
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Division 1 South Semifinals Game Notes

BOURNE--The final four teams in the Division 1 South will duke it out tonight for the right to go to the sectional finals on Sunday, with the next stop the TD Garden on March 19. Of the four teams still standing, only Framingham has previously won a state title -- and that was back in 1992. Braintree has the most recent appearance at the Garden (2014).

Game 1: No. 5 Framingham Flyers vs. No. 9 Xaverian Hawks, 5:30 p.m.

• Previous meeting: Feb. 18 (Framingham 2, Xaverian 0)
• Winner will face Braintree or Wellesley in Div. 1 Finals
• Common opponents: St. John’s Prep, Catholic Memorial, Marshfield, Bridgewater-Raynham
• Framingham is 1-2-1, Xaverian is 3-3

Framingham Flyers (14-6-4, 10-2-3 Bay State Conference)
• Finished second in BSC Carey Division, 23 points (Braintree, 24)
• Last postseason: Lost vs. Marshfield, 5-0, Div. 1 South Quarterfinals
• Goal differential: plus-27 (74-47); nonleague differential: minus-5 (17-22)
• MHL RPI: 17
• Biggest win: 7-1 vs. Brookline, Jan. 21
• Worst loss: 6-0 vs. Burlington, Feb. 23
• Best win (RPI): No. 16 Braintree, 3-0, Feb. 1
• Streak: Won 2
• Playoffs thus far:
Won 4-1 vs. No. 12 Bridgewater-Raynham, Div. 1 South First Round
• Won 3-0 vs. No. 4 Franklin, Div. 1 South Quarterfinals

• Roster breakdown: Seniors-6 Juniors-9 Sophomores-8 Freshmen-1
• Leading scorer: Scott Swennes, Sr. F (19-14—33)
• Last state championship: 1992 (Division 1)
Total state championships: 2 (1961, 1992)
• Last Division 1 South Final appearance: 2007 (lost 2-1 vs. Duxbury)

Xaverian Hawks (12-7-3, 1-5-2 Catholic Conference)
• Finished last in Catholic Conference, 4 points
• Last postseason: Lost vs. Duxbury, 4-2, Div. 1 South First Round
• Goal differential: plus-39 (82-43); nonleague differential: plus-43 (64-21)
• MHL RPI: 18
• Biggest win: 11-0 vs. Bridgewater-Raynham, Jan. 4 & 12-1 vs. St. Peter Marian, Feb. 4
• Worst loss: three losses by 3 goals (Marshfield, Catholic Memorial, St. John’s Prep)
• Best win (RPI): No. 12 Catholic Memorial (twice)
• Streak: Won 2
• Playoffs thus far:
Won 2-1 vs. No. 8 Mansfield, Div. 1 South First Round
• Won 3-2 (2OT) vs. No. 1 Catholic Memorial, Div. 1 South Quarterfinals

• Roster breakdown: Seniors-13 Juniors-4 Sophomores-3 Freshmen-3
• Leading scorer: Egor Borshchev, So. F (10-16—26)
• Last state championship: none
• Last Division 1 South Final appearance: 2015 (lost 3-0 vs. Hingham)

Game 2: No. 2 Wellesley Raiders vs. No. 3 Braintree Wamps, 7:30 p.m.
• Previous meeting: Jan. 18 (Braintree 4, Wellesley 1)
• Wellesley last beat Braintree in 2014-15 season
• Common opponents: all Bay State Conference opponents

Wellesley Raiders (15-5-1, 12-4-0 Bay State Conference)
• Finished second in BSC Herget Division, 24 points (Walpole, 31)
• Last postseason: Lost vs. Franklin, 2-1, Div. 1 South first round
• Goal differential: plus-29 (62-33); BSC differential: plus-24 (49-25)
• MHL RPI: 15
• Biggest win: five wins by 4 goals (Newton North, Norwood, Milton, Dedham, Natick)
• Worst loss: 4-0 vs. Natick, Feb. 18
• Best win (RPI): No. 17 Framingham, 4-2, Feb. 18
• Streak: Won 1
• Playoffs thus far:
Won 5-1 vs. No. 7 Natick, Div. 1 South Quarterfinals
• Roster breakdown: Seniors-11 Juniors-10 Sophomores-4 Freshmen-2
• Last state championship: None
• Last Division 1 South Final appearance: 2008 (Lost 3-0 vs. Needham)

Braintree Wamps (13-6-2, 11-2-2 Bay State Conference)
• Won BSC Carey Division, 24 points (runner-up: Framingham, 23)
• Last postseason: Lost vs. Newton North, 3-2 (2OT), Div. 1 South Quarterfinals
• Goal differential: plus-36 (72-36); BSC differential: plus-42 (59-17)
• MHL RPI: 16
• Biggest win: 11-0 vs. Brookline, Dec. 21
• Worst loss: three losses by 3 goals (Hingham, Framingham, St. John’s Prep)
• Best win (RPI): No. 15 Wellesley, 4-1, Jan. 18
• Streak: Won 1
• Playoffs thus far:
Won 5-4 vs. No. 6 Falmouth, 5-4, Div. 1 South Quarterfinals
• Roster breakdown: Seniors-14 Juniors-8 Sophomores-3 Freshmen-2
• Leading scorer: Shawn Leslie, Jr. F (10-19—29)
• Last state championship: None
• Last Division 1 South Final appearance: 2014 (Won 5-4 vs. Barnstable)

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