MIAA Massachusetts High School Hockey

Wednesday Night Broadcast Notes at Gallo

Division 1 South First Round
No. 6 Falmouth vs. No. 7 Franklin
Wednesday, Feb. 27, 7:45 p.m., Gallo Arena

• First meeting in last 10 seasons; rematch of 1982 State Championship Game (Falmouth won, 4-0).
• Winner will face No. 3 Mansfield (14-5-3) on Saturday. No regular season meetings between Mansfield and Falmouth; Franklin, Mansfield tied, 2-2, on Jan. 21 in Foxboro

Falmouth Clippers (13-7-2, 6-2 Atlantic Coast League)
• Finished second in Atlantic Coast League behind Marshfield
• Last postseason: Lost in Division 1 South first round vs. CM, 4-0
• Last postseason win: 2017, 4-3 vs. Duxbury in first round
• Globe Ranking: N/A | Herald RPI: 21
• Goal differential: plus-23 (69-46) | Nonleague differential: plus-7 (39-22)
• Seniors-11 Juniors-5 Sophomores-4 Freshmen-4
• Streak: Won 1 | Last game: Won 7-3 vs. Arlington Catholic, Feb. 20
• Biggest win: 10-1 vs. Dennis-Yarmouth, Jan. 5
• Worst loss: 5-0 at Marshfield, Jan. 16
• Record in one-goal games: 2-3
• Shutout wins: 3 | Shutout losses: 3
• Last state championship: 1996 | Also won in 1979, 1981, 1982
• Leading scorer: Nick Champani, Jr. (20-13—33)

Franklin Panthers (9-9-4, 5-2-2 Hockomock League)
• Finished T-1st in Hockomock – Kelley-Rex with Mansfield
• Last postseason: Lost in Division 1 South first round vs. Barnstable, 1-0
• Last postseason win: 2017, 3-1 vs. Brockton in first round
• Globe Ranking: N/A | Herald RPI: 23
• Goal differential: plus-5 (60-55) | Nonleague differential: minus-14 (22-36)
• Seniors-13 Juniors-9 Sophomores-8
• Streak: Lost 1 | Last game: Lost 1-0 vs. Barnstable, Feb. 21
• Biggest win: 11-1 vs. Stoughton, Jan. 16
• Worst loss: 7-1 vs. St. John’s Shrewsbury, Feb. 13
• Record in one-goal games: 1-2
• Shutout wins: 2 | Shutout losses: 2
• Last state championship: 2016 | Also won in 1983
• Leading scorer: Joe Lizzotte, Sr. (7-6—13)

Division 2 South First Round
No. 8 Plymouth North vs. No. 9 Oliver Ames
Wednesday, Feb. 27, 5:30 p.m., Gallo Arena

• First meeting since Feb. 16, 2009. Plymouth North won, 4-3, at Asiaf Arena
• Winner will face No. 1 Canton (20-0-1) or No. 17 Medway (9-10-2) on Saturday

Plymouth North Eagles (11-6-3, 7-4-2 Patriot League)
• Finished T-2nd in Patriot League – Keenan with Quincy; Duxbury won
• Last postseason appearance: 2017
o Lost in Division 2 South first round, 2-1 (2OT) vs. N. Attleboro
• Last postseason win: 2001, 6-1 vs. Somerville, in Div. 2 South first round
• Globe Ranking: N/A | Herald RPI (Div. 2): 8
• Goal differential: plus-1 (52-51) | Nonleague differential: plus-2 (20-18)
• Seniors-6 Juniors-5 Sophomores-6 Freshmen-4
• Streak: Won 2 | Last game: Won 5-0 vs. ORR/Fairhaven, Feb. 19
• Biggest win: last game
• Worst loss: 7-1 vs. Duxbury, Feb. 13
• Record in one-goal games: 3-0
• Shutout record: 2-1-1
• Last state championship: None

Oliver Ames Tigers (13-8-1, 5-3-1 Hockomock League)
• Finished third in Hockomock – Kelley-Rex behind Franklin and Mansfield (co-champs)
• Last postseason appearance: 2018
o Lost in Division 2 South first round, 3-2 (OT) vs. Westwood
• Last postseason win: 2017, 5-2, vs. Nauset in Div. 2 South first round
• Globe Ranking: N/A | Herald RPI (Div. 2): 17
• Goal differential: plus-38 (91-53) | Nonleague differential: plus-17 (49-32)
• Seniors-10 Juniors-7 Sophomores-3 Freshmen-2
• Streak: Lost 3 | Last game: Lost 6-1 vs. Westwood, Feb. 18
• Biggest win: 14-0 at Stoughton, Jan. 9
• Worst loss: last game
• Record in one-goal games: 2-1
• Shutout record: 4-1
• Last state championship: None