Reading beats Braintree to win Division 1 boys’ hockey title

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When the Reading boys’ hockey team makes the 15-mile trip to TD Garden, it makes it count.

Six years after becoming the first public high school to win the Super 8 title, the Rockets returned to Boston to claim the school’s first Division 1 championship, besting Braintree, 4-1, on Sunday.

The Rockets opened the scoring at 7:13 of the first period when Michael Thomson skated deep into the Wamps zone down the left wing, drawing enough of the defense to thread a pass into the slot that was buried by Jake Barbera.

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