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Here’s the schedule for the six MIAA hockey championship games Sunday at TD Garden

Xaverian has earned a return trip to TD Garden for the Division 1 state hockey final, where the Hawks will play Pope Francis Sunday.Gretchen Ertl for The Boston Globe

Twelve teams and their fans will descend on Causeway Street Sunday for the MIAA’s six boys’ and girls’ championship games at TD Garden.

Puck drop for Game 1 is 9 a.m. for the Division 2 girls’ final between second-seeded Duxbury and No. 4 Canton. Top-seeded St. Mary’s and No. 3 Shrewsbury will close out the day at 7:30 p.m. for the girls’ Division 1 championship.

Four teams return to the Garden from a season ago.

No. 2 Sandwich, which won the 2022 Division 4 title in a double-overtime thriller over Watertown, 3-2, shoots for a repeat against top-seeded Norwell (3 p.m.). No. 7 Xaverian, denied by Catholic Conference rival St. John’s Prep a year ago, takes on Pope Francis in the Division 1 championship (1 p.m.). The Canton boys’ and girls’ teams both earned the right to play for their respective Division 2 championships and will play back-to-back games, similar to last year’s schedule.

Tickets ($15) will be available through TD Garden via TicketMaster on Monday.


Boys’ state hockey finals

Sunday at TD Garden


Pope Francis (20-2-3) vs. Xaverian (16-8-0), 1 p.m.

▪ The Hawks return to the Garden with a roster listing 10 underclassmen, hoping to change their fortune from last season’s final against a potent Cardinals team that dethroned defending champion and top-seeded St. John’s Prep in the semis.


Canton (21-3-0) vs. Hopkinton (20-4-0), 11 a.m.

▪ The Hillers are back in the final for the first time since 2019, which resulted in a 3-2 defeat to Wachusett in the Division 3 title game. Canton has played its way into its fourth straight championship game.


Nashoba (14-5-5) vs. Scituate (20-4-2), 5:30 p.m.

▪ On a prolific run defeating three higher seeds, Nashoba is making its first appearance at the Garden against a Sailors team brimming with talent, in search of the program’s first title since 2007.



Norwell (24-1-0) vs. Sandwich (19-4-1), 3 p.m.

▪ The Blue Knights seek back-to-back championships. But the top-seeded Clippers will be highly motivated — they were eliminated by Sandwich in a 3-2 double-overtime loss in the semifinals last year.

Girls’ state finals

Sunday at TD Garden


Shrewsbury (20-2-2) vs. St. Mary’s (25-1-0), 7:30 p.m.

▪ The Spartans are making their first appearance since their 2013 D1 state championship, while Shrewsbury is playing in the state final for the first time in program history.


Canton (19-2-4) vs. Duxbury (23-1-2), 9 a.m.

▪ Looking to reverse their fortunes after an overtime loss on the Garden ice to Algonquin last March, the Bulldogs meet the Dragons, a program which won three Division 2 championships and a Division 1 crown from 2011-14.

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