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Wednesday Broadcast Notes: Division 1 North first round

No. 7 Bishop Fenwick Crusaders vs. No. 10 Westford Academy Grey Ghosts
Division 1 North First Round | Wednesday, Feb. 26, 5 p.m., Chelmsford Forum
Winner will face No. 2 Waltham (13-6-1) in quarterfinals
Westford split season series with Hawks, 1-1; Fenwick did not face them

Westford (10-8-2, 6-4-2 DCL/MVC 1)
Second consecutive tournament appearance
Last postseason: Lost 7-0 vs. St. John’s Prep, Division 1 North first round
Last postseason win: 2008 Division 1 North final vs. Austin Prep, 6-0, March 8, 2008
Finished T-2nd in DCL/MVC 1, 14 points, with Waltham, Central Catholic (Andover, 18)
Goal differential: plus-16 (73-57) | Nonleague differential: plus-3 (21-18)
T-4th in Division 1 in goals scored, T-35th in goals against
Streak: Lost 1 | Last game: Lost 3-1 vs. Woburn, Irish-American Shootout final
Home: 7-1 | Road/Neutral: 3-7-2
Biggest win: 9-2 vs. Andover, Jan. 8
Worst loss: three losses by three goals (Wellesley, Billerica, Tewksbury)
Shutouts: 1-1
Leading scorer: Jason Bunyon, Sr. (12-20--32)
Last state title: None
Last sectional title: 2008 | Lost in Division 1 final vs. Needham, 4-1

Bishop Fenwick (11-7-3, 6-2-2 Catholic Central)
Second consecutive tournament appearance
Last postseason: Lost 3-2 (SO) vs. Winchester, Division 1 quarterfinals
Won 2-0 vs. Reading in first round
Finished second in Catholic Central, 14 points (Austin Prep, 15)
Goal differential: plus-19 (70-51) | Nonleague differential: plus-10 (39-29)
T-7th in Division 1 in goals scored, 29th in goals against
Streak: Won 1 | 3-0-3 over last six games | Last game: Won 3-1 at Lowell Catholic, Feb. 20 | Last loss: 2-0 at Austin Prep, Feb. 1
Home: 4-2-2 | Road/Neutral: 7-5-1
Biggest win: 10-0 at Peabody, Feb. 17
Worst loss: 6-3 vs. Arlington Catholic, Jan. 25
Shutouts: 2-1
Leading scorer: Ian Worthley, Sr. (15-13--28)
Last state title: None
Last sectional title: None

No. 6 Melrose Red Raiders vs. No. 11 St. John’s Shrewsbury Pioneers
Division 1 North First Round | Wednesday, Feb. 26, 7 p.m., Chelmsford Forum
Winner will face No. 3 Shrewsbury (12-6-2) in Division 1 North quarterfinals
SJS tied Colonials in regular season, 1-1, Jan. 6. Melrose did not face them.

Melrose (11-7-3, 7-5-2 Middlesex League)
Third consecutive postseason appearance
Last postseason: Lost in Division 1 North quarterfinals vs. Billerica, 2-1
Last postseason win:
Finished second in Middlesex League -- Freedom Division behind Burlington
Goal differential: plus-12 (75-63) | Nonleague differential: plus-4 (24-20)
3rd in Division 1 in goals scored, 42nd in goals against
Most goals allowed by postseason team in D1 with winning record
Streak: Won 1 | Last game: Won 4-3 vs. Masconomet, Feb. 20
Record at Stoneham Arena: 6-1-1 | Record elsewhere: 5-6-2
Splits home schedule between Stoneham and Kasabuski in Saugus
Biggest win: 5-1 vs. Wilmington, Feb. 1 | Most goals scored: 7-5 win over Wakefield, Jan. 20 | Worst loss: 5-1 at Woburn, Jan. 6
Shutouts: 0-0
Leading scorer: Brenden Fennell, Jr. (22-28--50)

St. John’s Shrewsbury (9-8-5, Independent)
Last postseason appearance: 2018 (missed in 2019 by 1 point)
Lost in Super 8 1-loss bracket vs. St. John’s Prep, 3-1
Last postseason win: 2018 Super 8 1-loss bracket vs. Andover, 3-2 (OT)
Goal differential: plus-11 (62-51)
19th in Division 1 in goals scored, 30th in goals against
Streak: Tied 1 | Tied 1-1 vs. Andover, Feb. 19
Last win: 1-0 vs. CM, Feb. 12
Home: 5-2-3 | Road/Neutral: 4-6-2
Biggest win: 9-1 vs. Lowell Catholic, Dec. 21
Worst loss: three losses by three goals (Xaverian, Pope Francis, Archies)
Most goals allowed: six (twice) in losses vs. X and Archies
Shutouts: 3-1
Leading scorer: Sean Clark, Sr. (10-10--20)
Last state title: 2004
Last sectional title: 2004

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