Sweep Gives Title to Capitals
opJust as they were during the Leominster Dek Hockey summer league regular season, the MS3 Capitals were the class of the Senior EE division come playoff time.
The top-seeded Caps took care of business in the finals, sweeping the second-seeded Avengers to claim the Senior EE title.
Senior EE Finals (Best-of-3)
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Just 90 seconds into the game, the Capitals got a tip-in by Anthony D’Olimpio off a Stef Caban shot for a 1-0 lead.
The lead held up until late in the second period when Justin Lee converted the rebound of a Nick Maffeo shot to tie the game at 1 with two minutes left in the middle frame.
But with four minutes left in the game, Anthony Lasonde scored from Albe Packard for the game-winning goal and a 1-0 series lead.
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It only took the Caps 15 seconds to jump in front, as D’Olimpio scored on a pass from Caban for the 1-0 advantage. By the end of the period, the lead had grown to two, as Tristan Schluter scored off a feed from D’Olimpio.
But to open the second, the Avengers pulled even as Teddy Housser scored two goals in a three-minute span.
Down 3-2 with 12 seconds left, Jake Tonry scored unassisted for the Capitals to send the game to overtime
In OT, Maffeo potted the game-winner off a beautiful setup by Sophie Schuster, giving the Capitals the championship.