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Matt Dillon was a defenseman for the first three quarters of the season. Despite playing mostly on the back end, the sophomore was Shrewsbury’s leading scorer.
So when the Colonials needed an offensive spark up front following a loss to Leominster in late January, the sophomore made the switch to forward.
Dillon registered a goal and five assists to lead Shrewsbury over Hanover, 7-1, for the Division 3 state title Sunday at TD Garden. The Colonials (21-2-1) finished on a 12-game unbeaten streak to capture their first state championship since 2009.