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U18 Stars Advance to HubCity Championship

Monday, June 25, 2012, 2:37PM

Select Skills U18 team started off the Hub City Midget Major Tournament with a strong showing. Beating the Mass Mustangs 14-0. Mark Ethrington (St. John's Prep) had four goals, Scottie Campbell (Andover) had four goal, James Currier (St John's Prep) had three Goals, Andrew Irving (Beverly) two Goals and Nate MacLaughlin (Beverly) had one. Anthony Selvitella (St. Johns Prep) and Theo Woodbury (Cushing) combined for the shutout. The U18's then took on Mass Attack Grey. Trailing in the second half 2-1 the U18's Scored 3 Unanswered Goals for the victory. Goals were scored by Connor Irving (Beverly), Nate MacLaughlin and Scottie Campbell had a pair. The Jr. Hurricanes were the U18's final opponent in round robin play. With the score 1-1 half way through the second half the U18's scored three unanswered goals to beat the Hurricanes 4-1. Goals came from James Currier, Nate MacLaughlin, Nick Coccoluto (Bishop Fenwick) and Johnny Lavaseur (Melrose).

The U18's entered the Playoffs as the second seed. With a short bench their round one opponent were the Foxboro Stars. Two goals by Connor Irving would be the difference as the U19's beat the Stars 2-0. Anthony Slevitella pitched a shutout and both Matt McLelland (Reading) and Ean Mendazune (St. John;s Prep) were solid on Defense. The Thrashers were the U18's second round opponents. Nate MacLauglin and Connor Irving would provide a goal a piece as the U18's would move past the thrashers 2-1, securing a spot in the finals. Evan Leclerc (St. John's Prep) and Tyler Costello (Masco) were strong in the back end. The U18's would face Boston Hockey in the Finals. A tight 1-1 game opened with 8 minutes remaining when Boston Hockey would score 3 unanswered goals to take the Victory. Nate MacLaughlin scored the loan goal for the U18's.

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