Marlborough – The Central Mass Division 3 boys’ hockey semi-final was held March 5 at the New England Sports Center with the number one seed Shrewsbury High School Colonials hosting the fourth-seed Leominster High School Blue Devils.
Shrewsbury's Sean Hallice (assisted by Brayden Carroll and Matt Ward) had the only score of the first period for a 1-0 Colonials lead.
In the second period, Shrewsbury came out hard and scored three times in succession. ?Matt Dillon (assisted by David Belbin), Tyler O’Keefe (assisted by Ward and Trevor Shea), and Dillon again (unassisted) were the Shrewsbury scorers. Leominster's Matthew LaVanway finally got them on the board (assisted by Matthew Richard) for a 4-1 Shrewsbury lead.
In the third period, the Blue Devils tallied first, with Richard scoring (assisted by Ryan Leger and LaVanway) but the Colonials scored another three times, first O’Keefe (unassisted), then Adam Twitchell (assisted by Derric Dell’Olio and Joe Buduo) and finally Jack Quinlivan (unassisted) to make the final score 7-2 Shrewsbury.
The Colonials will now meet third-seeded Wachusett Regional High School Monday March. 8 at the Wallace Civic Center in Fitchburg for the division title.