MIDDLETON, Mass. — Central Catholic and BC High will move on Saturday’s final of the Pete Frates Winter Classic.
The Raiders erased a 1-0 deficit to defeat Pope Francis, 2-1, in the first semifinal. BC High and host St. John’s Prep tied 1-1, but the two-time defending Super 8 champion won in a shootout.
The two games, especially the second one, were played in front of a huge crowd at the Essex Sports Center. It’s hard to imagine any young hockey player not wanting to play in that type of environment.