MIAA Massachusetts High School Hockey

Division 1 South Semifinal Game Notes: Marshfield vs. Needham

Division 1 South Semifinals
No. 6 Marshfield vs. No. 10 Needham
Thursday, March 8, 6 p.m., Gallo Arena

Previous meeting: Feb. 21 at Coach Melchiono Showdown in Hyannis. Marshfield won, 3-0
• Marshfield won last season’s meeting, 4-1

Marshfield Rams (13-6-5, 6-1-1 Atlantic Coast League)
• Last postseason: Lost in Super 8 Quarterfinals vs. Malden Catholic, 2-0
• 2018 postseason to date:
o Won 4-0 vs. No. 11 Duxbury, first round, Feb. 28
o Won 3-2 vs. No. 14 Barnstable, quarterfinals, Sunday
 Cole McKenzie, Kevin Moriarty, Chris Sullivan scored
 Moriarty now has three goals in two postseason games
• Finished second in Atlantic Coast League, 13 points (Falmouth-14)
• Record vs. tournament teams (reg. season): 7-6-4
• Goal differential: plus-23 (63-40) | Nonleague differential: plus-3 (34-31)
• Seven wins via shutout, three losses via shutout
• Streak: Won 2 | Reg. season finale: Lost 3-2 vs. Franklin, Feb. 22
• Roster breakdown: Seniors-11 Juniors-11 Sophomores-9 Freshmen-1
• Biggest win: 7-0 at Dennis-Yarmouth, Feb. 3
• Worst loss: 6-1 vs. St. John’s Shrewsbury, Jan. 27
• Last state championship: 2011 | Total championships: 2 (2011, 2006)
• Last Division 1 South final appearance: 2016 (Lost 3-1 vs. Franklin)

Needham Rockets (12-8-4, 5-3-2 Bay State Conference)
• First postseason appearance since 2012; made Super Eight play-in round (Lost 5-4 vs. St. John’s Shrewsbury; Lost in Division 1 South quarterfinals vs. Natick, 3-2)
• 2018 postseason to date:
o Won 4-0 vs. No. 7 Milton, first round, Feb. 28
o Won 2-1 vs. No. 15 Catholic Memorial, quarterfinals, Saturday
 Two goals for Paul Martin; CM goal disallowed in closing seconds
• Finished tied-second in BSC – Carey Division with Braintree 12 points (Framingham-14)
• Record vs. tournament teams (reg. season): 5-8-4
• Goal differential: plus-27 (69-42) | Nonleague differential: plus-16 (42-26)
• Three wins via shutout, two losses via shutout, one scoreless tie
• Streak: Won 3 | Reg. season finale: Won 4-2 vs. Barnstable, Feb. 22
• Roster breakdown: Seniors-7 Juniors-9 Sophomores-5 Freshmen-2
• Biggest win: 8-2 at Brookline, Dec. 13
• Worst loss: 3-0 vs. Marshfield, Feb. 21 – all other losses by two goals or less
• Last state championship: 2008 | Total championships: 7 (’08, ’70, ’69, ’66, ’54, ’46, ’44)
• Last Division 1 South final appearance: 2008 (Won 3-0 vs. Wellesley)