The MIAA Super 8 play-in games are always two of the most exciting games on the high school hockey calendar in Massachusetts.
Four teams vying for the final two spots makes for great theater. This year will likely be no different as four good high school hockey teams will battle it out at the Chelmsford Forum in North Billerica, Mass.
The first game, set for a 5 p.m. puck drop, pits No. 7 Duxbury against No. 10 Xaverian. In the nightcap, No. 8 St. Mary’s will tangle with No. 9 Marshfield. The winner of the first game will move on to face Pope Francis in the first round while the second winner will face defending Super 8 champion BC High.
For those fans, coaches and scouts making the trek and not familiar with the venue, parking can be very sparse so show up early. Route 3 traffic in rush hour is no bargain either.