Final: Hingham 4, Springfield Cathedral 2
Power-plays were the Panthers' undoing, as Hingham converted 3 of 6 over the course of the game to take a 4-2 Super-8 first-round win. Andrew Pompeo opened up scoring in the third with his second power-play goal on an assist from Conor Coveney. Cathedral quickly answered with a goal of their own from Austin Orszulak, assisted by Frank Crinella and Kemo Williams. Hingham's Eric Sherman put the game away with a late goal, assisted by Pompeo.
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End of 2nd period: Hingham 2, Springfield Cathedral 1
Cathedral's Matt Peloquin cut the the Panthers' deficit in half with an early goal, assisted by Austin Orszulak and Shawn Pighetti. A Hingham penalty gave the Panthers a chance at a tie, but the Harbormen killed it with efficiency. With under 10 seconds left, a Harbormen fast break threatened a third score, but Cathedral keeper P.J. D'Amario stifled the shot at the buzzer. D'Amario has 10 saves, Hingham's Derek Mcinnis has 17.
A pair of Springfield Cathedral penalties proved to be a scoring boon for Hingham. The Harbormen are two goals up on the scoreless Panthers after a period thanks to a perfect 2 for 2 power-play run. Tim Driscoll scored the first on an assist by Eric Sherman, and Andrew Pompeo scored the second on an assist by Conor Coveney.
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