Goals by Jake Citrano, Brennan Lagrassa and Brendan Flynn enabled Bedford High to edge Dracut, 3-2, in the season-opening Merrimack Valley/Dual County League boys hockey game for both teams.
In other local action, Nashoba Tech blanked Tri-County and, in a girls hockey game, Chelmsford outlasted Boston Latin 9-7.
Bedford took a 3-1 lead into the third period.
The Middies cut the deficit to 3-2 when Ricky Beckwith scored with an assist from Brian Smith.
Smith scored Dracut's first goal with an assist from Beckwith.
Bedford goalie Matt Judge stopped 18 shots. Dracut goalie Pat Carney made 17 saves.
Nashoba Tech 3
Senior goaltender Carl Marzinelli turned away 32 shots to record the shutout as Nashoba Tech opened its season with a victory in Franklin.
Senior Jordan Gingras and sophomores Brandon Williams and Brendan Conley scored the goals for NT, while Conley, Corey Greeley and Pat White earned assists.
The Vikings host Mystic Valley Monday.
Reading scored four goals in the third period, including two empty netters, while rallying past Wilmington, which entered the final period with a 3-2 lead.
Luke Foley paced Wilmington's offense with 2 goals.
Bill Falter potted the other Wildcat score.
Cody McGowan had 2 assists, while Austin O'Neal, Steve DeFuria, and Justin Collins tallied 1 assist each. Drew Foley (12 saves) was in goal for Wilmington.
Catholic Memorial 6
Catholic Memorial, a perennial power Catholic Conference power, pulled away in the third period of this non-league opener.
Jack Walden, Ed Stokes and Cam Climo scored Billerica High's three goals.
Kevin Faria, Nick Fantasia, Guy petrillo and Ryan Kelleher had 1 assist each.
Senior forward Charlie Canty notched 3 gosls and 1 assist as the Patriots skated past Lincoln-Sudbury.
Nick Brozowski checked in with 2 goals and 1 assist while John Carroll added 3 assists.
Chilly Sample scored a goal.
Cam Hill made 35 saves.
Martha's Vineyard 3
Lowell Catholic 2
Martha's Vineyard scored the winning goal with 2 minutes left to play in this non-league season-opener.
Aaron Crandall and Will O'Neil scored Lowell Catholic's goals. Jesse Caisse, Anthony Bazzinotti, Rick Cincotta and Shane Silvia added 1 assist each.
Crusader goalie Matt Restuccia made 34 saves. Cam Perierra and Griffin Rega had strong games on defense.
Boston Latin 7
A contentious, back-and-forth MVC/DCL opener turned Chelmsford's way in the third period.
Taylor Inman and Julieanne Sheehan both scored 2 goals and assisted on 3 others for the Lions, while Rachel Hopkins had a goal and 4 assists.
Also scoring goals for the winners were Devon Livingston, Alicia Steeves, Julia Squeri and Erin Doonan.
Jessica Hopkins played half the game in net and was outstanding.