"I don't know if I can really explain it," said Spillane, who was on the school's last state championship team in 1983. "You know, there's two ways of looking at it. One, we've got here three straight years and lost, or secondly, that we've had three successful years to get here and that's what I'm focusing on with these guys. There's a lot of hockey teams that are home today that would kill to be here and fortunately for us, we've been for the last three years. It's been a great experience and it'll make the kids better people moving on. You're not going to win everything you do.
"The kids know that it's not always roses and that there's going to be some bumps in the road, but they've all handled it with dignity and controlled themselves very well."
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Coach Spillane's comments post match on video via Hockomock Sprts