Boys’ teams to watch in tourney
Five boys’ teams to keep an eye on in the state tourney:
DUXBURY (14-3-5): Senior goaltender Chris Johnson is playing as well as ever, which is saying a lot for the owner of four shutouts. Senior forward James Marcello and sophomore forward Luke Stevens are difference makers at the other end.
MARSHFIELD (16-6): The Rams stumbled to the finish with a 2-2 record in their last quartet, but don’t discount their more than four goals per game, especially when it comes to senior Michael Carbone and freshman JoJo Carbone , brothers playing their final games together.
NORWOOD (13-5-2): With junior forward Jack Sheehan (17 goals, 14 assists), senior forward Rourke Flynn (12 goals, 14 assists), and senior goalie Jordan Davis (.939 save percentage, 1.53 goals-against average), the Mustangs are as well rounded a team as any.
CANTON (15-3-2): Junior forward Brian Brooks’s 18 goals and 24 assists make him one of the top point-getters in Division 2 and the Bulldogs a threat in their bracket.
XAVERIAN (8-7-5): Don’t let the Hawks’ record deceive you. As members of the Catholic Conference — which sent four teams to the Super 8 — they had one of the toughest schedules around. Xaverian went 7-2-3 in nonconference games.