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March 11, 2014

Celly Hard: Beverly wipes out Tewskbury to claim first D2 North title (With photo slideshow)


“We have some skilled players, and when they get open ice, you saw what they can do,” said Gilligan.

Much like they weren’t content with a two or three goal lead last night, the Panthers aren’t fully satisfied with a North title.

“There’s one more to go, and it’s a big one,” Irving said of Sunday’s impending state final. “We know we have to finish this off.”

Beverly 9, Tewksbury 1

Division 2 North final

at Tsongas Center, Lowell

Tewksbury: 1 0 0 — 1

Beverly: 3 5 1 — 9

First period: T, Jack Cash (Ryan Petti, Colin Quinn), 8:07; B, Jake Straw (Jack Morency), JJ Bachini), 9:05; B, Jesse MacLaughlin (Connor Irving, Ryan Santo), 11:55, B Irving (Santo, MacLaughlin), 14:57.

Second Period: B, Nick Albano (Matt Hamor, Bacchini), 5:54; B, Irving (Graham Doherty, Albano), ppg, 8:12; B, Hamor (Straw, Doherty), 10:01; B, Irving (Santo, MacLaughlin), 11:22; B, Irving (Santo), shg, 14:39.

Third Period: Bacchini (Albano), 1:38.

Saves: T, Kyle Paquette 13; B, Tim Birarelli 12, Bryce Mirchell 3.

Records: T, 17-4-2; B, 21-1-1.




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