MIAA Massachusetts High School Hockey

Division 1 South Semifinal Game Notes: Xaverian vs. Braintree

Division 1 South Semifinals
No. 8 Xaverian vs. No. 12 Braintree
Thursday, March 8, Gallo Arena, 8 p.m.

• Previous meeting: 2011 Division 1 South first round. Braintree 1, Xaverian 0
• Two of four teams that were also in Division 1 South semifinals last season (Framingham, Wellesley)

Braintree Wamps (10-6-6, 5-3-2 Bay State Conference)
• Last postseason: Lost in Division 1 South final vs. Framingham, 2-1 (2 OT)
• 2018 postseason to date:
o Won 3-1 vs. No. 5 Walpole, first round, Feb. 28
o Won 3-2 vs. No. 4 Natick, quarterfinals, Saturday
• Finished tied-second (Needham) in BSC – Carey Division, 12 points (Framingham-14)
• Record vs. tournament teams (reg. season): 6-4-6
• Goal differential: plus-11 (48-37) | Nonleague differential: plus-2 (25-23)
o 40th out of 50 teams in Division 1 in goals scored | Seventh in goals against
• Three wins via shutout, two losses via shutout, one scoreless tie
• Streak: Won 2 | Reg. season finale: Tied 3-3 vs. St. John’s Prep, Feb. 21
• Roster breakdown: Seniors-15 Juniors-4 Sophomores-5 Freshmen-3
• Biggest win: 8-0 at Brookline, Jan. 31
• Worst loss: 3-0 vs. Framingham, 3-0 vs. Natick and 5-2 vs. Malden Catholic
• Last state championship: None
• Last Division 1 South final appearance: 2017

Xaverian Hawks (11-6-5, 1-4-3 Catholic Conference)
• Last postseason: Lost in Division 1 South semifinals vs. Framingham, 2-0
• 2018 postseason to date:
o Won 6-2 vs. No. 9 Mansfield, first round, Feb. 28
o Won 3-1 vs. No. 1 Wellesley, quarterfinals, Saturday
• Finished last in Catholic Conference, 4 points (BC High-14)
• Record vs. tournament teams (reg. season): 6-5-4
• Goal differential: plus-20 (76-56) | Nonleague differential: plus-37 (62-25)
• Three wins via shutout, three losses via shutout
• Streak: Won 6 | 6-0-3 since losing 5-0 vs. BC High on Jan. 24
• Roster breakdown: Seniors-6 Juniors-8 Sophomores-6 Freshmen-3
• Biggest win: 11-1 vs. Bridgewater-Raynham, Dec. 20 and 8-0 vs. Chelmsford, Dec. 23
• Worst loss: 8-2 at BC High, Jan. 6 and at Malden Catholic, Jan. 17
• Last state championship: None
• Last Division 1 South final appearance: 2015 (Lost vs. Hingham, 4-1)