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Super 8 Broadcast Capsules

No. 4 St. John's Prep Eagles vs. No. 5 Xaverian Hawks
Wednesday, Feb. 26, 5:10 p.m., Loring Arena

Season series: Eagles lead, 2-0. Won 3-0 on Jan. 1 in Essex, 5-1 on Jan. 18 in Canton. Hawks swept season series last year. Over last eight meetings, SJP holds 5-2-1 lead.

Xaverian (13-4-3, 2-4-2 Catholic Conference)
Second straight Super 8 appearance
Finished fourth in Catholic Conference, 6 points (CM, BCH, SJP)
Goal differential: plus-28 (69-41) | League differential: minus-8 (13-21)
T-9th in Division 1 in goals scored, 16th in goals against
Streak: Won 5 | Last game: Won 6-3 vs. Melrose, Feb. 18
Wins over Marshfield, SJS, Bishop Hendricken (R.I.), Framingham during streak
Last loss: Feb. 1 at CM, 5-2
Home: 10-1-1 | Road/Neutral: 3-3-2
Record vs. Super 8 teams: 2-4-2
Biggest win: 8-0 vs. Needham, Jan. 4
Worst loss: 3-0 at St. John’s Prep, Jan. 1 and 5-2 at CM, Feb. 1
Shutouts: 4-1
Leading scorer: Matty Ryan, Sr. (15-19--34)
Last postseason: Lost in Super 8 semifinal vs. BC High, 7-4
Won more games in 2019 Super 8 tournament than every previous Super 8 appearance combined

St. John’s Prep (11-4-5, 3-2-3 Catholic Conference)
First Super 8 appearance since 2018
Lost in Super 8 quarterfinal vs. Pope Francis, 5-1
Finished third in Catholic Conference, 9 points (CM, BCH)
Goal differential: plus-29 (68-39) | plus-4 (16-12)
T-13th in goals scored in Division 1, T-12th in goals against
Streak: Won 4 | Last game: Won 9-1 vs. Needham, Feb. 19
Wins over Newburyport, Mount St. Charles (R.I.), Billerica during streak
Outscoring opponents 32-6 over stretch
Last loss: Feb. 1 vs. St. John’s Shrewsbury, 2-1
Home: 7-1-3 | Road/Neutral: 4-3-2
Record vs. Super 8 teams: 4-3-3
Biggest win: 10-2 vs. Newburyport, Feb. 8 and 9-1 vs. Needham, Feb. 19
Worst loss: 9-1 at Hingham, Dec. 21 (season opener)
Shutouts: 2-1
Leading scorer: Ned Malolepszy, Sr. (7-13--20)
Last postseason: Lost in Division 1 North final vs. Winchester, 4-1
Last Super 8 title: 2015 -- only title

No. 2 BC High Eagles vs. No. 7 Burlington Red Devils
Wednesday, Feb. 26, 7:10 p.m., Loring Arena

Previous meeting: BC High won, 6-0, on Jan. 21, 2019 at Clark Athletic Center.

Burlington (15-4-4, 8-3-3 Middlesex League)
First Super 8 appearance since 2018, seventh overall
Lost in loser bracket quarterfinal vs. Pope Francis, 3-2
Won Middlesex League - Freedom Division, 19 points
Goal differential: plus-24 (70-46) | Nonleague differential: plus-17 (33-16)
T-7th in Division 1 in goals scored, 23rd in goals against
Streak: Won 1 | Last game: Won 3-2 vs. Hingham, play-in round
Regular season finale: Tied 2-2 vs. Framingham (won in OT for Cahoon Cup)
Home: 7-1-3 | Road: 8-3-1
Record vs. Super 8 teams: 3-1-1
2-0 vs. Hingham, 1-0 vs. Reading, 0-1 vs. Arlington, tie vs. Framingham
Biggest win: 5-0 at Walpole, Feb. 3
Worst loss: three losses by three goals (Woburn, Arlington, Melrose)
Shutouts: 3-0
Leading scorer: Ryan O’Halloran, Sr. (16-18--34)
Last postseason: Lost in Division 1 North quarterfinals vs. Andover, 3-2
Last state championship: 2013 (Division 1)

BC High (13-3-4, 4-2-2 Catholic Conference)
10th straight Super 8 appearance and 24th in last 25 seasons
Finished second in Catholic Conference, 10 points (CM won, 12)
Goal differential: plus-23 (59-36) | Nonleague differential: plus-17 (35-18)
T-23rd in Division 1 in goals scored, 10th in goals against
Streak: Won 1 | Last game: Won 4-0 vs. Hingham, Feb. 19, Buddy Ferreira Classic Final
Home: 7-0-1 | Road/Neutral: 6-3-3
Record vs. Super 8 teams: 5-3-3
Biggest win: 4-0 vs. Hingham, Feb. 19
Worst loss: 3-1 at Xaverian, Jan. 11 and at Pope Francis, Jan. 18
Shutouts: 2-0
Leading scorer: Matt Keohane, Sr. (14-15--29)
Last postseason: Won Super 8 Final, 2-1 vs. Pope Francis (4OT)
Have won back-to-back Super 8s, both wins coming in OT vs. Pope Francis

No. 3 Pope Francis Cardinals vs. No. 6 Catholic Memorial Knights
Thursday, Feb. 27, 5 p.m., Loring Arena

Previous meeting: Pope Francis won, 7-4, on Feb. 15 in West Springfield. CM is 0-1-1 vs. Cardinals since they became Pope Francis in 2015-16 season

Pope Francis (13-4-2, Independent)
12th straight Super 8 appearance (fifth as Pope Francis)
Goal differential: plus-37 (68-31)
12th in Division 1 in goals scored, T-fifth in goals against
Streak: Won 6 | Last game: Won 1-0 vs. St. Mary’s, Feb. 19, Cardinal Classic
Wins over Delbarton (N.J.), Hendricken (R.I.), AP, CM and Central during streak
Last loss: Feb. 1 vs. Hingham, 2-1
Home: 12-2 | Road/Neutral: 2-4-2 (Three games in Albany don’t count towards MIAA standings)
Record vs. Super 8 teams: 3-3-1
Biggest win: 9-0 vs. Bishop Hendricken (R.I.), Feb. 8 | Season high in goals
Worst loss: 7-2 at Rice (Vt.), Dec. 14 | All four MIAA losses by one goal (Framingham, SJP, Central, Hingham)
Shutouts: 4-0
Last postseason: Lost in Super 8 final vs. BC High, 2-1 (4OT)
Last Super 8 title: None | Last state title: 2009 (Division 1)

Catholic Memorial (8-6-6, 5-1-2 Catholic Conference)
First Super 8 appearance since 2017
Won Catholic Conference, 12 points | First league title since 2010
Fewest wins ever by team to qualify for Super 8
Goal differential: plus-8 (46-38)
T-42nd in Division 1 in goals scored, T-12th in goals against
Streak: Tied 1 | Last game: Tied 1-1 at Fairfield Prep (Conn.), Feb. 19
Home: 6-2-2 | Road/Neutral: 2-4-4
Record vs. Super 8 teams: 3-2-3
Biggest win: 4-0 vs. Delbarton (N.J.), Dec. 22 (MIAA: three wins by 3 goals)
Worst loss: 7-2 at LaSalle (R.I.), Dec. 14 (MIAA: 4-1 at BCH and 7-4 at Pope)
Shutouts: 3-3-1
Last postseason: Lost 5-2 vs. Franklin, Division 1 South semifinals
Last Super 8 title: 2009 | Most overall Super 8 titles, 13

No. 1 Arlington Spy Ponders vs. No. 8 Framingham Flyers
Thursday, Feb. 27, 7:30 p.m., Loring Arena

Previous meeting: Arlington won, 4-3 (OT) in Super 8 first round, 2019. Brendan Jones game-winning goal from Anthony Messuri.

Framingham (15-5-3, 11-1 Bay State Conference)
Second straight Super 8 appearance
Won play-in round vs. Reading, 3-2 (2OT)
Won Bay State Conference - Carey Division, 22 points (Natick, 19)
Goal differential: plus-30 (64-34) | Nonleague differential: even (21-21)
16th in Division 1 in goals scored, T-eighth in goals against
Streak: Won 1 | 2-0-1 over last three games
Last loss: Feb. 15 at Xaverian, 4-2
Home: 6-1-2 | Road/Neutral: 9-4-1
Record vs. Super 8 teams: 3-3-2
Biggest win: 7-1 vs. Newton North, Dec. 18 (season-high in goals)
Worst loss: 4-2 at Xaverian, Feb. 15 | All other losses by one goal
Shutouts: 4-2
Leading scorer: Will Trischitta, Sr. (20-25--45)
Last postseason: As No. 5 seed, lost in Super 8 1-loss bracket vs. Hingham, 3-0
Lost in opener vs. Arlington, won 3-0 vs. Marshfield in elimination game
Last Super 8 title: None
Last state title: 1992

Arlington (16-1-4, 13-0-2 Middlesex League)
Fifth straight Super 8 appearance
First public school to be No. 1 seed since Winchester (2001 -- also coached by John Messuri)
Won Middlesex League - Liberty Division, 28 points (Reading, 18)
Goal differential: plus-40 (69-29) | Nonleague differential: plus-6 (18-12)
Ninth in Division 1 in goals scored, T-first in goals against (Natick, Belmont)
Streak: Won 2 | Last game: Won 3-2 vs. Braintree, Feb. 19
Haven’t lost since Dec. 23 at Pope Francis, 4-2 (14-0-4 since)
Home: 9-0-3 | Road/Neutral: 7-1-1
Record vs. Super 8 teams: 4-1-2
Biggest win: 5-0 at Stoneham, Jan. 29 | Season-high goals: 6 vs. Weymouth, Feb. 17 (6-2 win)
Worst (only) loss: 4-2 at Pope Francis, Dec. 23
Shutouts: 5-0
Last postseason: As No. 4 seed, lost in Super 8 1-loss bracket vs. Xaverian, 5-4
Won opener vs. Framingham, lost winners’ bracket semi vs. BC High, 5-3
Last Super 8 title: 2017 | Won 2-1 (OT) vs. Central Catholic

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