“It was an important win for our program,” said head coach Kristian Hanson, whose Eagles (7-1 Catholic Conference) have won 11 of their last 12 contests. “Xaverian was very physical and played very well; it was 1-1 going into the third period. But we played much better in the third and managed to pull out the win.”
Peabody 2, Winthrop 1: Senior defenseman Chris Minter had a goal and an assist, with his goal being the game-winning tally to snap a tie game in the third period, as the host Tanners (4-9-2) kept their tournament hopes alive with an upset win. Senior goaltender Joe Powers came up big in goal, stopping 32 shots. Mike Vadala also buried the biscuit for the hosts while linemate Matt McIsaac had two assists and Cam Smullen had one helper.
SALEM 6, EVERETT 2: Spencer Bergholtz had a hat trick for the Witches (4-8-3), who won their second straight for the first time in more than two seasons. Linemate Sam Petri added a goal and two assists in the win while Killian Fitzpatrick stepped into the top line and had two assists. Alex Gianelli finished with a goal and an assist; Adam Ngo also scored; and Brett Harring stopped 21 shots for the win.
SWAMPSCOTT 1, LYNN 0: Robert Serino’s rebound goal with just 15 seconds to play gave the Big Blue (11-4) a dramatic victory on the road at the Connery Rink. Chris Carman and Nunzio Morretti assisted on the play while freshman Tristan Bradley had 19 saves for Swampscott, which stopped a two-game losing streak.
MARBLEHEAD 8, REVERE 0: All three Koopman brothers — junior captain Tom (2) and freshman twins Matt and Kyle — had goals as the Headers (12-3) rolled to victory at Salem State. Senior captain Ian Maag also hit the back of the net twice and added two assists while Trip Franzese and Tim Kalinowski also scored in the win. Ty Bates and Tom Koopman also had two helpers while Myles Barry turned aside nine shots for his second shutout of the year and his team’s fifth.