Shrewsbury takes Central Division 3 hockey title

The Shrewsbury hockey team celebrates with their trophy after winning the Central Division 3 hockey championship.

By Jeff Slovin, Contributing Writer

Fitchburg  – The Shrewsbury High School boys’ ice hockey team defeated Algonquin Regional High School by a score of 4-1 in the Central Division 3 hockey Championship game, played March 11 at the Wallace Civic Center in Fitchburg.

Shrewsbury and Algonquin split their two regular season meetups, each winning one with identical 2-1 scores, but Shrewsbury was in control of this game right from the start.  Tyler Borys scored just 1:48 into the game. Anthony Quinlivan scored a second period goal, followed by a lucky shot by Jack Tepper that deflected off an Algonquin defender’s skate and into the net, giving the Colonials a 3-0 lead.

Algonquin avoided the shutout with a third period goal by Jack Thibodeau, with Henry Alford getting the assist.

Anthony Quinlivan scored an empty net goal in the closing seconds to complete the scoring.

As Central Division 3 champions, Shrewsbury advances to the state Semifinal and faces the West champions Westfield on Wednesday.  Algonquin’s season concludes with a 12-5-5 overall record.

Photos/Jeff Slovin

The Shrewsbury hockey team celebrates their win over Algonquin in the Central Division 3 hockey Championship game.
Algonquin senior Sean Prendergast reaches out for the puck while holding off Shrewsbury senior Alec Buduo.
Shrewsbury senior captain Liam Quinlivan glances at Algonquin’s Noah Larsen before taking a shot on goal.