The first line of the Malden Catholic boys’ hockey team was kept quiet on Friday night, but it wasn’t a problem for the Lancers.
Sophomore Matt Filipe led the way with a hat trick as Malden Catholic charged past host Franklin, 7-2, thanks to a five-goal second period.
“That’s a good thing for us,” Lancers coach John McLean said of the scoring production beyond the top line. “Teams will key in [on the first line] and the other guys need to pick up the slack. I’m happy they did.”
Starting his first game in net, freshman goalie Kyle Casey made 23 saves. Full story for BostonGlobe.com subscribers.