Defending Champ Burlington Knocks Melrose From Postseason
A strong campaign by the Melrose High School boys' hockey team came to a close on Thursday in the semifinal round of the North Division 1 boys hockey playoffs, as Burlington won 3-0 at Chelmsford Forum.
Burlington is the defending Division 1 boys' hockey champion. And on Thursday night, the Red Devils showed Melrose High School why.
Despite a strong performance by the Red Raiders, Burlington skated to a 3-0 victory in the North Division 1 semifinal contest inside Chelmsford Forum, though the game was 1-0 for much of the contest.
With the setback, Melrose ended its season at 12-8-4. The team reached the semifinal game with an upset of No. 1 seed Chelmsford earlier in the week.
"I don't think this game can really take away from what this Melrose team accomplished this year," said Melrose head coach Vin Mirasolo. "The guts and determination these boys showed this year was something really to be reckoned with. We were never out of it until the final buzzer, and that's because we've done it all year."