The Braintree Wamps (13-4-3) needed a win Friday night in order to keep their postseason hopes alive, and did just that with three goals in the third period to defeat Catholic Memorial (9-5-3), 3-0.
“It was a great win in all aspects of the game, from the goaltender out,” said Braintree 14-year coach David Fasano.
With the teams in a scoreless tie after two periods, Fasano said his team had “fire in their eyes” just before the puck dropped for the third. “We didn’t have to say much. They knew it was the last chance to get a statement win before the Super 8 Committee made their decision.”
It only took 14 seconds for the Wamps, with senior Nick Ward putting one past the C-M netminder.
Dylan Casserly and Brian Gallagher followed suit, chipping in with goals of their own.
On the back end, senior goalie Nick Anson was prolific in net with 15 saves. “He kept the game at zero,” Fasano said. “We fed off that.”
With Super 8 Selection Saturday coming up, Braintree has made a serious case to be included in the playoffs. They are 8-0-2 in their last 10 games, including an impressive 4-2 victory over Duxbury (15-2-3).
If chosen for the playoffs, Fasano said his team will be ready. “We have 13 seniors on the team. These kids are tournament tested.”
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