Div. I Boys' Hockey: Central pulls the semifinal upset
Noah Duplessis scored twice in the second period and added a late empty-net for Central and goalie Ian Beliveau shut down the Saints with 28 saves for the No. 4 seed Little Green (12-7-0), runners-up a year ago after a 3-2 loss to Manchester Memorial in the final.
Jake Clark added a goal and an assist for Central, which will play Londonderry (16-4-0) for the state title Saturday. The third-seeded Lancers advanced to the finals for the first time in school history with a 5-1 win over Pinkerton in the earlier semifinal.
"We didn't really get much puck luck tonight. It seemed like everything was bouncing or going into his chest or over the net. We just couldn't really buy a goal," St. Thomas coach Andrew Leach said. "It seemed like we just didn't hit our corners. Everything we did was either over the net or wide or in the guy's belly. For some reason tonight it just didn't go our way."
Foster tied it at 1-all with a goal for St. Thomas 3:56 into the second, but the Little Green regained the lead just 16 seconds later on a goal by Duplessis. Duplessis scored again on a backhand from the slot that slipped under Zane Angelopoulos' pads with 2:21 left in the period.