The Groton-Dunstable boys hockey team qualified for the state tournament with a 3-0 victory over Fitchburg.

Boys, girls hockey

Goalie Jason Robes made 13 saves to record his fourth shutout of the season.

Boys

Groton-Dunstable 3

Fitchburg 0

Derek March, Josh Rabbitt and Harry Perrault scored single goals, while March and Anthony Resca had assists to help the Crusaders (10-3-0).

North Middlesex 6

Nashoba Reg. 2

A four-goal second period lifted the Patriots to the victory in Fitchburg.

The Patriots (9-3-2, 4-3-1) punched their ticket into the Central Mass. Division 3A tournament for the third straight season.

North Middlesex’s Jay Cobleigh, left, tries to take the puck away from Nashoba Regional’s duo of Matt LeBlanc and Kevin Gilchrest in
North Middlesex's Jay Cobleigh, left, tries to take the puck away from Nashoba Regional's duo of Matt LeBlanc and Kevin Gilchrest in Fitchburg. SUN/JOHN LOVE

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NM received second-period goals from Brian Walter, Danny McNamara, Devin Blanchard and Ryan McCarthy for a comfortable 5-1 advantage after two.

Winchester 3

Wilmington 1

Wilmington's 11-game unbeaten streak came to an end as Winchester netted a late empty-netter to put the game out of reach.

Senior Austin O'Neal scored a power-play goal on an assist from junior Chris Sartori for the Wildcats, who fell to 7-2-5. Goalie Drew Foley made 29 saves.

It was a 1-1 game after two periods.

Littleton 1

Lunenburg/A-S 1

Littleton earned an impressive tie against powerful Lunenburg/Ayer-Shirley at the Wallace Civic Center in Fitchburg.

Tom Angell made 40 saves for Littleton (5-4-3), which took a 1-0 lead in the first period when Griffin Shoemaker took a pass from Brendan Burke and scored.

Lunenburg/Ayer-Shirley tied it on a tally by Danny Baldino of Ayer in the second period.

Tewksbury 3

Lincoln-Sudbury 3

After sporting L-S to a quick 2-0 lead 90 seconds into the game, the Redmen stormed back and ended in a deadlock tie in a big MVC/DCL Division 2 showdown.

Nashoba Regional’s Brandon Hennessy, right, tries to shield the puck away from T.J. Melanson of North Middlesex.	SUN/JOHN LOVESun staff photos can be
Nashoba Regional's Brandon Hennessy, right, tries to shield the puck away from T.J. Melanson of North Middlesex. SUN/JOHN LOVE

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Tewksbury remains four points behind the Warriors for the league title with a 5-2-1 league record and a 10-2-2 overall mark.

Leading the offense for Tewksbury were Colin Quinn (2 goals), Jack Cash (1 goal, 2 assists), Ryan Petti (3 assists) and Ross Budryk (1 assist).

Lowell 7

Latin Academy 1

Senior Brent Sullivan and junior Ryan Freker had monster games in leading the Raiders to a convincing victory at the Tsongas Center.

Sullivan figured in all seven goals with 2 goals and 5 assists, and Freker had a hat trick and dished out 2 assists. Also, sohomore John Mulei played in his first hockey game of his career and added an assist.

Central Catholic 4

Billerica 1

Callahan Johnson provided the lone offense for the Indians as he scored a shorthanded goal in this MVC contest.

Billerica is now 3-10-1 overall with the loss.

Lowell Catholic 7

St. Peter-Marian 1

Jesse Casey netted a hat trick to help Lowell Catholic improve to 6-4-2 overall with the non-league victory.

Will O'Neil added 2 goals while Dylan Poirier and Rick Cincotta had single tallies. Matt Restuccia made 20 saves in net for the win.

Bishop Guertin 8

Bishop Brady 1

Justin Pearson netted a hat trick and the Cardinals were runaway winners at Everett Arena in Concord, N.H.

Max McCabe collected 2 goals. Lowell resident John Krapian added a goal and 2 assists. Netting single goals were Tim Trudel of Pelham, N.H., and Gary Storace.

Groton's Nick Apostolakes dished out 3 assists. Griffin Scanlon of Groton made 11 saves for BG (2-6-1).

Westford Academy 4

North Andover 1

Senior Cam MacDonald had 2 goals and an assist and Westford Academy (4-5-3) was impressive in the victory.

Anthony Gulliver and Evan Beatty netted the other goals for the Grey Ghosts. Forwards Brian Prato and Jack Conway played well for WA.

Nashoba Tech 4

Minuteman 2

Pat White scored 2 goals, while, Dave Marchessault added a goal and 2 assists and Brendan Connelly had 3 helpers to lead Nashoba Tech (4-8-1) to a CAC victory.

Tim Bernard scored the other goal, while goalie Mark Higgins made 20 saves to record the win in the net. 

Girls

Shawsheen Tech 4

Cambridge R&L 3

Senior Kennedy Harper tallied a hat trick to lift Shawsheen (5-5-1) to the win.

Senior Rachel McLaren also had a goal for the Rams. Goalie Kirby Corcoran played a strong game in net.