The Foxboro High boys’ hockey team clinched an MIAA Tournament berth via the Sullivan Rule in downing visiting Norton High 5-2 in a non-league game on Monday at Foxboro Sports Center.
The Warriors (7-3-1) now have five wins against Division 3 foes, but Foxboro coach Mark Cedorchuk and the squad remains focused on qualifying for the tournament with total points for the second-straight year.
In the contest against the Lancers, freshman Jack Watts scored two goals and collected an assist for Foxboro, which pumped in three second period goals in taking a 4-0 lead into the final period.
“We were getting pucks to the net, we just weren’t getting any guys to the net to bang home rebounds,” Cedorchuck said of the adjustment following the opening period. “We did that in the second.”
Junior captain Ronnie MacLellan, sophomore Kirk Leach and sophomore Brady Daly each had one goal and one assist to pace the Warriors.
“We had a lot of good offense,” Cedorchuck said of the Warriors unleashing 45 shots while Norton took 28 at goaltender Espen Reager.
Watts gave Foxboro a 2-0 lead at 1:20 of the second period (assisted by Daly) and scored the Warriors’ fifth goal, a power play goal in the third period at 12:40 (assisted by Leach and MacLellan).