MIAA Massachusetts High School Hockey

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

North 1 and 2 Finals Notes

Lowell Catholic vs. Stoneham Game Notes
Division 2 North Final
March 13, 2017

• Previous meeting: N/A
• Winner will face Scituate (22-2-1) in Division 2 State Championship
• Common opponenst: North Reading, Groton-Dunstable; both teams are 2-0

No. 1 Lowell Catholic Crusaders (18-2-2, 8-0-0 Catholic Central 2)
• First year in Division 2
• Won Catholic Central 2, 16 points (runner-up: St. Joseph Prep & Cardinal Spellman, 10)
• Last postseason: Lost 6-5 (OT) vs. Shawsheen, Div. 3 North quarterfinals
• Goal differential: plus-79 (108-29); nonleague differential: plus-30 (54-24)
• MHL Div. 2 RPI: 4
• Biggest win: 10-0 vs. St. Joseph Prep, Feb. 11
• Worst loss: 4-1 vs. St. Mary’s Lynn, Dec. 28
• Best win (RPI): No. 7 North Reading, 2-0, Feb. 21
o 5-2-2 vs. Division 1 opponents
• Streak: Won 2
• Postseason thus far:
o Won 3-2 (OT) vs. No. 9 Marblehead, Div. 3 North quarterfinals
o Won 10-2 vs. No. 12 Saugus, Div. 3 North semifinals

• Roster breakdown: Seniors-5 Juniors-7 Sophomores-7 Freshmen-4
• Leading scorer: Connor Doherty, So. F (22-21—43)
• Last state championship: None
• Last division final appearance: None

No. 11 Stoneham Spartans (13-8-2, 5-7-2 Middlesex League)
• Finished second in Middlesex – Freedom Division, 12 points (winner: Burlington, 24)
• Last postseason: Lost 3-1 vs. Lincoln-Sudbury, Div. 2 North first round
• Goal differential: plus-23 (69-46); nonleague differential: plus-22 (31-9)
• MHL Div. 2 RPI: 18
• Biggest win: three wins by 5 goals (Somerville, Lexington, Concord-Carlisle)
• Worst loss: 5-0 vs. Reading, Jan. 28
• Best win (RPI): No. 7 North Reading, 2-1 (2OT), March 7
o 5-7-2 vs. Division 1 opponents
• Streak: Won 3
• Postseason thus far:
o Won 5-2 vs. No. 6 Tewksbury, Div. 3 North first round
o Won 4-0 vs. No. 3 Danvers, Div. 3 North quarterfinals
o Won 2-1 (2OT) vs. No. 2 North Reading, Div. 3 North semifinals

• Roster breakdown: Seniors-8 Juniors-11 Sophomores-2 Freshmen-2
• Last state championship: None
• Last divisional final appearance: 1952 (State championship; lost 4-3 vs. West Springfield)

Andover vs. St. Mary’s Lynn Game Notes
Division 1 North Final
March 13, 2017

• Season series: Tied, 0-0-1 (Feb. 19: Andover 3, St. Mary’s Lynn 3 at Connery Rink)
• Last postseason meeting: March 1, 2002
o St. Mary’s 4, Andover 3, Division 2 North first round
• Winner will face Framingham (16-6-4) in Division 1 State Championship
• Common opponents: Hingham, BC High
o Andover is 0-2, St. Mary’s is 1-2 (split with Hingham)

No. 4 Andover Golden Warriors (15-5-2, 10-1-1 DCL/MVC 1)
• Finished second in DCL/MVC 1, 21 points (winner: Central Catholic, 22)
• Last postseason: Lost 2-1 (OT) vs. Reading, Division 1 North quarterfinals
• Goal differential: plus-47 (77-30); nonleague differential: plus-11 (31-20)
o Third-fewest goals allowed in all Div. 1 (Walpole, BC High)
• MHL RPI: 10; highest among teams not in Super Eight field
• Biggest win: 6-0 vs. Acton-Boxborough, Billerica
• Worst loss: 4-1 vs. BC High, Central Catholic
• Best win (RPI): No. 7 Central Catholic, 1-0, Feb. 11
• Streak: Won 2
• Postseason thus far:
o W 4-1 vs. No. 12 Winchester, Div. 1 North quarterfinals
o W 2-1 vs. No. 1 Austin Prep, Div. 1 North semifinals

• Roster breakdown: Seniors-13 Juniors-7 Sophomores-4 Freshmen-1
• Leading scorer: Caeden Dillman, Jr. F (15-11—26) and Michael Reilly, Jr. F (14-12—26)
• Last state championship: None
• Last div. final appearance: 2007 (W 7-1 v. Lynnfield; lost vs. Hanover in State final, 2-0)

No. 6 St. Mary’s Lynn Spartans (16-7-2, 6-3-1 Catholic Central 1)
• Finished second in Catholic Central 1, 13 points (winner: Austin Prep, 20 points)
• Last postseason: Lost 4-3 (2OT) vs. Franklin, Division 1 State Championship Game
• Goal differential: plus-29 (79-50); nonleague differential: plus-19 (49-30)
• MHL RPI: 11
• Biggest win: 6-0 vs. Matignon, Feb. 8
• Worst loss: three losses by 3 goals (Austin Prep, Hingham, Pope Francis)
• Best win (RPI): No. 5 Hingham, 4-1, Dec.
• Streak: Won 3
• Postseason thus far:
o W 2-1 (OT) vs. No. 11 Reading, Div. 1 North first round
o W 5-1 vs. No. 3 Triton, Div. 1 North quarterfinals
o W 4-2 vs. No. 10 Arlington Catholic, Div. 1 North semifinals

• Roster breakdown: Seniors-6 Juniors-7 Sophomores-5 Freshmen-3 8th graders-3
• Leading scorer: Anthony Bono, Jr. F (20-11—31) and Dante Maribito, Sr. F (12-19—31)
• Last state championship: None
• Last div. final appearance: 2016 (W 3-1 vs. Arlington Catholic)

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