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For the first time in the 25-year history of the prestigious Super 8, a Hockomock League team has qualified as one of the top 10 hockey teams in the state. Franklin (16-2-3) was chosen by the seven-person MIAA selection committee on a 5-2 vote, edging out perennial contenders Hingham and Arlington Catholic for one of four play-in spots.
“We’re not always getting the kudos statewide for our league and this says a lot about the quality of the hockey,” said Spillane after the vote. “We had a couple of games against Canton that were one- or two-goal games that says a lot about their program as well.”
The Panthers are a perennial power within the Hockomock, and long a power in Div. 2 as well, but are in only their second year at the Div. 1 level and the Super 8 process was a mystery to head coach Chris Spillane. In fact, he almost missed his opportunity to address the Massachusetts State Hockey Coaches Association (MSHCA).
As the coaches meeting got underway, with all of the other coaches ready to state their cases for inclusion, Spillane was on the roof of his house battling the snow. It took a timely tweet by Boston Herald reporter Bruce Lerch and the intervention of Spillane’s son Ryan (a senior on the team) to get him and athletic director Brad Sidwell to the meeting.
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BoysD1A (Super 8)#7 Franklin will play #10 Xaverian on Tuesday, 2/24 at Chelmsford Forum at 5:10
The schedule for other Hockomock League teams can be found here