Follow along here for up to the minute updates from all of the games today:
Game 1 - D2 Girls - Wellesley vs Notre Dame
1st Period - Natalie O'Brie scores with 44 seconds left in the first period to give Notre Dame the first lead of the game
2nd Period - Devin Chapman tied the game at 1 on the rebound. Danielle Cimino followed this up with a goal to put Wellesley ahead 2-1. It was quickly tied up as Kelly Morrissey potted the equalizer.
3rd Period - Lily Prendergast and Liddy Shultz hold strong in net to send it to overtime.
OT - Junior Emily Rourke fires one from just left of the slot to win the D2 girls championship for Wellesley!
Game 2 - D3 Boys - Wachusett and Hopkinton
1st Period - Early in the frame Wachusett got on the board off of a breakaway goal from the backhand of Grant Gardula. Trying to go up 2 goals in the first, Joey Jusseaume rang the outside post on a one timer.
2nd Period - After a early period attack by Hopkinton, Grant Gardula strikes again for Wachusett on the wraparound making it 2-0. With just under 2 minutes remaining in the second period, Will Quinlan buries home a goal from a net front scramble to cut the deficit to just one.
3rd Period - On the powerplay, Kevin Skagerlind (C) buries a rebound to put Wachusett up 3-1. With 5 minutes remaining, Kyle Rogers makes it a one goal game on the powerplay for Hopkinton. After a few close calls, Wachusett holds on to win the D3 Championship!
D1 Girls - Austin Prep vs Methuen / Tewksbury
1st Period - Kaia Hollingsworth held down the fort for Methuen Tewksbury by posting two breakaway saves and a sprawling desperation save as the period ended in a scoreless tie.
2nd Period - Maeve Carey's shot from the point fines the top right corner at the start of the second period to put Austin Prep up 1-0. The score remained the same at the end of the period despite Methuen / Tewksbury getting a few great chances.
3rd Period - Austin Prep dominated most of the frame until a beautiful 2 on 1 resulted in a Julia Masotta goal to tie the game at 1. The Austin Prep pressure kept being applied, but Kaia Hollingsworth remained solid, this game will head to overtime.
Overtime - The overtime was all Austin Prep as Kaia Hollingsworthkept flashing the glove to keep her team alive. She would continue to bring the crowd to their feet with repetitive saves and we would head to a second overtime. After a last second penalty, Methuen / Tewksbury would have 1:59 of powerplay time to start the second overtime. The second overtime frame there were tired legs all around. Methuen / Tewksbury finally found a loose puck in the slot and Carolyn Curley buried the winner.
Game 3 - D2 Boys - Canton vs Tewksbury
1st Period - Canton starts this game like they want to continue on and play for the super 8 in the next game. Within the first 12 minutes they are up 3-0, with goals coming from Timmy Kelleher, Ryan Nolte, and Jack Connolly.
2nd Period - Things were looking better for Tewksbury as the period started and they had a powerplay, but John Hagan decided to bury a shorthanded opportunity to put the Bulldogs up 4-0. Aaron Scott was the first Redman to the scoreboard to cut the lead to 3.
3rd Period - To start the period, Tewksbury needed one early to keep them alive and that's exactly what they got when Campbell Pierce rang one in off of the post and in to make it 4-2. With about 8 minutes remaining, Canton got a powerplay and put the game away with a goal from John Hagan on the doorstep. A weird sequence followed with Tewksbury scoring from outside the blueline, but it was waved off because of a delayed offsides. Hagan added the empty netter and Canton completed their undefeated season with a 6-2 victory in the D2 Boys Championship.
Game 4 - Super 8 - BC High vs Pope Francis
1st Period - Early in the game, BC High took a penalty resulting in a Cormac Hayes goal to put Pope Francis up early. BC High soon after got their own chance on the powerplay that they failed to convert on. The score remained 1-0 heading into the intermission despite a number of good looks by BC High.
2nd Period - To start the second period it was obvious that BC High had found their game. They were pushing the flow of the game and had Pope Francis on their heels for some periods of time. A late 2 on 1 was shut down by Pope Francis goalkeeper Ben Zaranek to keep the score at 1-0 heading into the third period.
3rd Period - BC High kept pressuring the Pope Francis, but their usual calmness was not there and plays were not developing as easily as usual. With 2:43 remaining, the Eagles took their timeout to try to draw up an equalizer. Thomas Kramer grabbed the puck in his own end and danced around everyone before being taken down no penalty shot, but a powerplay for the rest of regulation for BC High. TIE GAME JOSEPH KRAMER. The one timer beats Ben Zaranek and we are heading to overtime.
Overtime - This overtime did not disappoint, as a Declan Loughnane snap shot rang bar and had the entire building in a frenzy including the referees and goal judges. No goal is the call. We head to a second overtime. This game may never end actually. We sit here awaiting the 4th overtime. Both teams have had grade A chances and failed to get one past the goal line (we think). Declan Loughnane walks in to the slot in the 4th overtime and snipes it home! BC High is the repeat super 8 champion!!
Game 5 - D1 - Duxbury vs Winchester
1st period - The first period of the D1 championship was a stalemate after the long wait for the 1a game to get over. Neither team got on the board.
2nd Period - Duxbury would be the first to the board as Friend Weiler grabbed his own rebound to put Duxbury up 1-0. The lead did not last long because Luke Mix tied the game under a minute later. The score remained 1-1 heading to the third.
3rd Period - With both teams pressuring to grab the lead, Friend Weiler capitalized on a breakaway opportunity to put Duxbury up 2-1 with only 4 minutes remaining. As Winchester tried to tie the game up, Weiler made a huge block and hit the empty net to give him the hat trick and crowned Duxbury the division 1 champion.