MIAA Massachusetts High School Hockey

2016-17 Boys High School
Division 1 Division 2 Division 3 Division 3A

South Finals Game Notes

BOURNE--Three games, three spots at the TD Garden on the line.

Well, the Division 3 South winner will still have to play the state semifinal game vs. the Division 3 North winner on Wednesday at Harvard, but all three winners on Sunday will still have their sights set on the Garden.

Big thanks to Jim Clark of the Boston Herald, where information such as "last Division final appearance" came from. Nobody does it better than Clarkie; follow him @In_The_Slot on Twitter.

Game 1: Division 2 South Final - No. 1 Scituate Sailors vs. No. 2 Medway Mustangs

• Previous meeting: March 2, 2016 (Division 2 South first round)
Scituate 4, Medway 3 (shootout)
• Teams scrimmaged in Decembe

• Common opponents: Westwood, Medfield, Pembroke, Quincy, Coyle & Cassidy
Scituate is 6-0-0, Medway is 7-0-0

No. 1 Scituate Sailors (21-2-1, 11-1-1 Patriot League)
• Shared Patriot League – Fisher Division with Hanover, 23 points
• Last postseason: Lost 2-1 vs. Medfield, Division 2 South Final
• Goal differential: plus-83 (127-44); nonleague differential: plus-48 (63-15)
• MHL Div. 2 RPI: 1
• Biggest win: 12-0 vs. Silver Lake, Feb. 22
• Worst loss: both losses by 2 goals (Hanover, Norwell)
• Best win (RPI): No. 3 Westwood, 5-1, March 7
o Also beat Division 1’s No. 29, Duxbury, 3-2, Feb. 8
• Streak: Won 4
• Postseason thus far:
o Won 6-2 vs. No. 16 Dedham, Div. 2 South first round
o Won 9-0 vs. No. 8 Oliver Ames, Div. 2 South quarterfinals
o Won 5-1 vs. No. 4 Westwood, Div. 2 South semifinals

• Roster breakdown: Seniors-13 Juniors-7 Sophomores-4 Freshmen-2
• Last state championship: 2007 (Division 3)
o Total state championships: 2 (1985, 2007)
• Last Division 2 South Final appearance: 2016; Lost vs. Medfield, 2-1
o Appeared in six straight Division 3 South finals, 2005-2010

No. 2 Medway Mustangs (18-3-3, 10-1-0 Tri-Valley League)
• Won Tri-Valley League, 20 points
• Last postseason: Lost 4-3 (SO) vs. Scituate, Div. 2 South first round
• Goal differential: plus-55 (82-27); nonleague differential: plus-18 (33-15)
• MHL Div. 2 RPI: 2
• Biggest win: 10-0 vs. Bellingham, Feb. 7
• Worst loss: all three losses by 2 goals (Bridgewater-Raynham, Hopkinton, Shrewsbury)
• Best win (RPI): No. 3 Westwood (twice)
• Streak: Won 4
• Postseason thus far:
o Won 2-0 vs. No. 15 Quincy, Div. 2 South first round
o Won 3-2 vs. No. 7 Coyle & Cassidy, Div. 2 South quarterfinals
o Won 1-0 vs. No. 6 Canton, Div. 2 South semifinals

• Roster breakdown: Seniors-9 Juniors-9 Sophomores-3 Freshmen-3
• Leading scorer: Andrew Diebus, Sr. F (12-15—27)
• Last state championship: None
• Last Div. 2 South final appearance: 2013; Won 6-1 vs. Pembroke

Game 2: Division 3 South Final - No. 3 Rockland Bulldogs vs. No. 5 Old Rochester/Fairhaven Bulldogs

Season series: None; previous meeting N/A
• Common opponents: Dartmouth, Cohasset, Hanover, Plymouth South, Whitman-Hanson
o Rockland is 7-0-3, Old Rochester/Fairhaven is 6-1-0

No. 3 Rockland Bulldogs (21-1-3, 8-1-1 South Shore League)
• Won South Shore League, 17 points (runner-up: Norwell, 16 points)
• Last postseason: Lost 3-2 (OT) vs. Dartmouth, Div. 3 South quarterfinals
• Goal differential: plus-61 (94-33); nonleague differential: plus-37 (57-20)
• MHL Div. 3 RPI: 3
• Biggest win: three 5-0 wins (Whitman-Hanson, East Bridgewater twice)
• Worst (only) loss: 2-1 vs. Norwell, Feb. 4
• Best win (RPI): No. 5 Hanover, 1-0 (SO), March 4
• Streak: Won 4
• Postseason thus far:
o Won 5-1 vs. No. 19 Cardinal Spellman, Div. 3 South first round
o Won 1-0 (SO) vs. No. 6 Hanover, Div. 3 South quarterfinals
o Won 5-2 vs. No. 2 Nantucket, Div. 3 South semifinals

• Roster breakdown: Seniors-5 Juniors-8 Sophomores-6 Freshmen-2
• Leading scorers: Michael Flaherty, Jr. F (11-23—34) & Joe Campanile, Jr. F (10-24—34)
• Last state championship: None
• Last (only) Division 3 South final appearance: 2012; Lost vs. Medway, 4-1

No. 5 Old Rochester/Fairhaven Bulldogs (22-3-0, 10-0-0 South Coast Conference)
• Won South Coast Conference, 20 points (runner-up: Greater New Bedford & Bourne, 12)
• Last postseason: Lost 5-4 (OT) vs. Dover-Sherborn, Div. 3 South first round
• Goal differential: plus-123 (161-38); nonleague differential: plus-43 (76-33)
o Most goals scored in entire state, all divisions
• MHL Div. 3 RPI: 2
• Biggest win: 16-1 vs. Apponequet Co-op, Feb. 15
• Worst loss: 4-1 vs. Hanover, Feb. 18
• Best win (RPI): No. 4 Hopkinton, 4-3, March 4
o Also beat Division 2’s No. 3 team, Westwood, 4-1, Feb. 22
• Streak: Won 4
• Postseason thus far:
o Won 9-0 vs. No. 21Foxboro, Div. 3 South first round
o Won 4-3 (2OT) vs. No. 4 Hopkinton, Div. 3 South quarterfinals
o Won 6-3 vs. No. 16 Dartmouth, Div. 3 South semifinals

• Roster breakdown: Seniors-5 Juniors-4 Sophomores-3 Freshmen-6 8th graders-3
• Leading scorer: Noah Strawn, Sr. F (38-45—83)
• Last state championship: None
• Last Division 3 South final appearance: None

Game 3: Division 1 South Final - No. 3 Braintree Wamps vs. No. 5 Framingham Flyers

• Season series: Tied, 1-1
o Jan. 4: Braintree 3, Framingham 1
o Feb. 1: Framingham 3, Braintree 0

• Third postseason meeting in last four seasons
o 2014: Braintree 2, Framingham 0 (Div. 1 South Semifinals)
o 2015: Braintree 1, Framingham 0 (Div. 1 South first round)

• Since 2013-14 season: Braintree leads series, 5-3-2 (inc. postseason)
• Last meeting in Division 1 South Final: 2004 (Framingham 1, Braintree 0)

No. 3 Braintree Wamps (14-6-2, 11-2-2 Bay State Conference)
• Won BSC Carey Division, 24 points
• Last postseason: Lost 3-2 (2OT) vs. Newton North, Div. 1 South Quarterfinals
• Goal differential: plus-37 (73-36); league differential: plus-42 (59-17)
• MHL RPI: 15
• 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. 16 Framingham, 3-1, Jan. 4
• Streak: Won 2
• Postseason thus far:
o Won 5-4 vs. No. 6 Falmouth, Div. 1 South quarterfinals
o Won 1-0 vs. No. 2 Wellesley, Div. South semifinals

• 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)

No. 5 Framingham Flyers (15-6-4, 10-2-3 Bay State Conference)
• Finished second in BSC Carey Division, 23 points
• Last postseason: Lost 5-0 vs. Marshfield, Div. 1 South Quarterfinals
• Goal differential: plus-29 (76-47); league differential: plus-32 (57-25)
• MHL RPI: 16
• Biggest win: 7-1 vs. Brookline, Jan. 21
• Worst loss: 6-0 vs. Burlington, Feb. 23 (Cahoon Cup final)
• Best win (RPI): No. 15 Braintree, 3-0, Feb. 1
• Streak: Won 3
• Postseason thus far:
o Won 4-1 vs. No. 12 Bridgewater-Raynham, 4-1, Div. 1 South first round
o Won 3-0 vs. No. 4 Franklin, Div. 1 South quarterfinals
o Won 2-0 vs. No. 9 Xaverian, Div. 1 South semifinals

• 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)

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