Stunner In Stoneham! Redmen Boys Hockey Ousted By Watertown, 3-2
Tewksbury High dominated play but were doomed by a red-hot goalie.
Division 2 North
Watertown 3, Tewksbury 2
Those who know hockey well will tell you that goaltending can be the great equalizer, especially in a single-elimination tournament.
The Tewksbury High boys hockey team dominated play in their Division 2 North Tournament game against Watertown, Tuesday night in Stoneham. But despite a whopping 47-16 edge in shots on goal, the Redmen were eliminated, 3-2.
The difference in the game was the play of Watertown goaltender Anthony Busconi, who made one spectacular stop after another and finished with 45 saves.
Trailing 1-0, Tewksbury tied the game in the second period on a goal by Collin Quinn, assisted by Ryan Meade and Mike Casey.
But Watertown, seeded 13th, managed to pull ahead again and added an empty-net goal in the final minute to salt away the upset victory.
Tewksbury got a goal in the final few seconds by Meade.
Sophomore goalie Kyle Paquette finished with 14 saves.
The Redmen, just two years removed from a State Championship and seeded 4th in the tournament, end their season at 14-4-1.