Not even a new format in the Buddy Ferreira Classic could slow down the BC High boys’ hockey team.
In the first year of power seeding for the eight-team tournament, the Eagles were still the last team standing after Thursday night’s 3-0 shutout of Hingham to capture their fourth straight title in Falmouth.
Sophomore Peter Kramer scored twice for top-ranked BC High (16-2-2), earning a spot on the all-tournament team. His older brother, senior Thomas Kramer, was named the tournament’s Most Valuable Player for a third consecutive season.
“The individual award is nice, they don’t really mean a ton,” Thomas Kramer said. “The big plaque, that’s what we like.”
The Eagles became just the second team to shut out Hingham all season, holding the third-ranked Harbormen (17-4-1) scoreless behind senior goalie Chase Congdon — who just so happens to live in Hingham.
“He knows those guys, he plays with them all in the fall,” BC coach John Flaherty said. “We gave him the game puck for getting a shutout against his hometown team.”
Congdon turned aside all 20 shots he faced, half of which came in the first period. The Harbormen had the better of the scoring chances early, but a miscue in their defensive zone led to Peter Kramer’s first goal 12:02 into the first.
Paul Terry increased BC High’s lead to 2-0 at 4:35 of the third, with Peter Kramer supplying the dagger 12:45 into the period.
“I think this is a big stepping stone for the Super 8,” Thomas Kramer said after the game. “I thought we closed out strong.”
Now that the dust has settled on the regular season, the Eagles await their placement in the Super 8, which they’ll find out on Saturday. Are they deserving of the No. 1 overall seed?
“I think we do, but it’s not my decision,” Thomas Kramer said.
Jacob Clark and Jake Higgins (Hingham), Michael Dragon (BC High), Stone Devlin (Falmouth) and Robbie Farrell (Austin Prep) rounded out the Buddy Ferreira Classic all-tournament team.
In addition, Hingham’s Will Kenney was awarded the 10-19 Foundation scholarship, given annually to a senior in the tournament. The scholarship is given in memory of former Falmouth hockey players James Lavin and Owen Higgins, who lost their lives in a car accident in 2016.
Burlington 4, Chelmsford 0 — Junior Ryan O'Halloran and senior Sean Savage scored as the Red Devils (13-7-2) pitched a shutout in the Cahoon Cup Consolation game.
Canton 6, Coyle & Cassidy 1 — Freshman Eamon Kelly scored twice to help the Bulldogs (20-0-1) capture the Joe Quinn Memorial Tournament title and complete an undefeated regular season.
Framingham 5, Medford 2 — Robbie Lopez scored twice for the sixth-ranked Flyers (17-3-2), who closed the regular season with a Cahoon Cup Championship over Medford in Burlington
Walpole 7, Brockton 1 — Freshman Declan Hunter scored two goals, senior captain Connor Foley scored a goal and tallied two assists, and senior Danny Favory notched a goal and two assists for the Rebels (12-7-3).
Wellesley 4, Waltham 1 — Senior Henry Gould tallied 3 points on 2 goals and an assist to lead the Raiders (11-7-2).
Assabet 97, Greater Lowell 84 — Senior Luis Huertas scored 25 points and senior Luis Mata poured in 23 moreas the Aztecs (15-6) advanced to the State Vocational Basketball Championship final.
Brockton 78, Weston 35 — Taejon Silva tallied 15 points for the Boxers (12-8).
Foxborough 67, Walpole 55 — Four double-digit scorers led the way for the Warriors (14-8), who won their fifth straight game heading into the tournament. Junior Brandon Borde scored 16 and senior Anthony Mollica added 13, while sophomore Kevin Gallagher and junior Mike Devlin chipped in 10 points apiece.
Franklin 56, Cambridge 46 — Junior Chris Edgehill scored 18 points and senior Jalen Samuels tallied 16 points to propel the ninth-ranked Panthers (17-5).
Mashpee 82, Martha’s Vineyard 77 — Devaun Ford poured in 39 points for the Falcons.
Old Colony 62, Minuteman 49 — Jake Jason finished with 32 points and 11 rebounds for the Cougars in a State Vocational Tournament semifinal victory.
Tech Boston 86, New Mission 59 — For the second straight year, the Bears (18-2) ran through the field at the Boston City League Championships, sealing another title with an 86-59 win against New Mission (18-5) at Madison Park. TechBoston created turnovers with alacrity and leaned on stud guards Lyron Bennett (28 points, 5 assists) and Shamar Browder (29 points, 6 steals) offensively.
Blackstone Valley 53, Greater Lawrence 43 — Victoria Russian scored a game-high 24 points to send the Beavers (14-5) to the State Vocational Tournament final against Monty Tech on Friday.
Bridgewater-Raynham 64, Bourne 42 — Freshman Shay Bollin (24 points, 3 assists, 3 blocks) led the way for the No. 4 Trojans (19-1) at home.
Fenway 85, Latin Academy 53 — Behind a combined 41 points from senior guards Dasiah Thornton (tournament MVP) and Colby Upchurch (all-tournament team selection), the Panthers (14-1) cruised to an 85-53 victory over Latin Academy at Madison Park Vocational Technical High School to claim their third consecutive City League crown and sixth in the past eight years.
Middleborough 48, Case 31 — Sophomore Mandi Bukunt led the Sachems (12-10) with 12 points and sophomore Emily Benson ollowed closelyf behind, adding 11 in the win.
Oliver Ames 73, Newton North 61 — Caroline Pepper led the way with 31 points, including a perfect 10 for 10 from the free-throw line for the Tigers (12-8).
South Shore Voc-Tech 55, Norfolk Aggie 49 — Rory Sneyd had 13 points and 10 rebounds to lead the Vikings to the Vocational Small Final past the top-seeded Rams.
Acton-Boxborough/Bromfield 3, Arlington Catholic 0 — Sophomore Jillian Loebs (2 goals) and eighth-grader Avery Callison (27 saves) were named MVPs on the final day of the Hingham Hockey Showcase.
Duxbury 3, Needham 2 — The third-ranked Dragons (18-0-2) started fast and held on to knock off No.18 Needham in the Hingham Showcase at Pilgrim Arena. Junior forward Grace High scored the winner late in the second period by tapping home a rebound. Dragons senior goalie Sue Bird played the final half of regulation, making 12 saves. ‘‘We played well all three periods,’’ said Duxbury coach Paul Reissfelder. ‘‘Gameplan was to come out quick and I think everyone stepped up.’’
Hingham 1, Arlington 0 — Senior forward Lizzie Jacobsen scored the lone goal with 56 seconds left in the third period to lead the Harborwomen (13-6-1) to an upset over Arlington in the Hingham Showcase at Pilgrim Arena.
Methuen/Tewksbury 3, Masconomet 0 — Senior Julia Masotta scored two goals and added an assist to lift the second-ranked Red Rangers (18-1-1) to a Newburyport Bank Classic Championship over Masconomet. Chieftains goalie Molly Elmore made 41 saves in the loss.
Notre Dame (Hingham) 5, Andover 2 — Alexa Graziano scored twice for the Cougars (13-4-2) in an upset win over Andover at the Hingham Hockey Showcase.
St. Mary’s 3, Reading 1 — Junior Kelsey Sullivan netted a pair for the sixth-ranked Spartans (16-2-2) as senior netminder Lauren Vaccaro stopped 27 shots. ‘‘Thank goodness Lauren showed up today because if she wasn’t on her game, we would have lost by three or four goals,’’ said St. Mary’s coach Frank Pagliuca. ‘‘It’s unfortunate we came out flat but sometimes the score works for you so we'll take the win.’’ The Rockets (11-3-6) piled on shots throughout the game, including 13 in the second period. St. Mary’s also blocked 11 shots during that middle frame.
Walpole 2, Canton 1 — Junior Sophia Pacella and senior Audra Tosone scored for the No. 9 Rebels (16-3-1) in their final regular-season outing. Canton senior Lauren Fitzpatrick netted the lone goal for the Bulldogs (11-5-5) with 40 seconds left to play.
Westwood 3, Mansfield 1 — Senior forward Kat Keith led the Wolverines (13-2-5) with two goals.
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