UHL Round Up
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UHL ROUNDUP – 7/30/23 Week 12 (Regular Season)
D-T Summer 5, Patriots 3
Dracut-Tyngsboro earned the top seed in the four-team West Division round-robin playoffs with three-goal, third-period comeback to down the Patriots. Drew DuRoss’ second goal of the game tied the score at 3-3 with 12:23 left before the forward set up Tommy Jackson for the eventual game-winner less than four minutes later. Jake Haubner’s insurance tally two minutes later put the game out of reach for North Middlesex thanks to a perfect 18-for-18 save performance by goalie Aiden Theriault, who relieved starter Connor Cole (11 saves). Conor Lavery and Max Caliri posted a goal and assist for the Patriots.
Ghosts 10, Crusaders 1
The Ghosts dominated Groton to finish the regular season without a loss (7-0-1), setting up a best-of-three showdown playoff series against the Lions for the East Division crown. Nick Burns, J.J. Funaro and Tyler Olsen posted a pair of goals apiece for Westford, while goalie Kerian Humphries (13 saves) was denied a third shutout victory by forward Mac Khawati’s unassisted, second-period goal for the Crusaders.
Lions 11, Huskies 3
The Huskies had no answers in slowing down the Lions offense, which was paced by a four-goal, two-assist performance by David Wood. Nicky Lafreniere registered two goals and two assists in the rout for Chelmsford, while Declan Crowley posted a goal to go along with a pair of assists. Jesse Gertz scored two goals for the Huskies, including a highlight-reel, end-to-end, up-ice rush on the power play in the second period.
Vikings 5, Admirals 2
A three-goal third period allowed the Vikings to hold off the upset-minded Admirals, who appear ready for their best-of-three playoff series against the Crusaders. Cam Auger, Kyle Bouvier (game-winner) and Dan Cregg netted goals during the final 15 minutes after the Admirals cut the deficit to 3-2 with 13 minutes left on Dylan Macleod’s team-best fourth goal of the season. Brody Simmons also recorded a goal and assist for Nashoba Tech, which will compete as part of the four-team West Division round-robin playoffs.