Patrick Lorden and Mike Palmer each scored twice to lead the second-seeded Indians(16-4-1) past the seventh-seeded Patriots (8-9-4) in a Division 3A quarterfinal at Buffone Rink. Palmer added three assists for Grafton, while Cory Hetu capped a three-goal second-period for the Indians with a goal at 12:04 to give his team a 4-2 lead. Josh Miller scored two goals for North Middlesex, which pulled within 4-3 on an unassisted goal by Ryan McCarthy at 3:16 of the third period. Palmer sealed the win with an empty-net goal in the final seconds.
Grafton 5, North Middlesex 3
Wednesday, Feb. 27, 2013, at Grafton
Updated: Wednesday, Feb. 27, 2013, 10:08 p.m.