PHOTOS: Big Blue Wins Thriller Over Magicians
A Corey Carmody goal in the third period swept Swampscott into the finals of the Div 3 North Sectionals tournament.
Big Blue hockey won and in dramatic fashion upending the Magicians of Marblehead Wednesday in Chelmsford, 4-1.
Don't let the score fool you. Two of Swampscott's goals were open netters at game's end.
The real drama unfolded on a breakaway with minutes to go in the third period. Corey Carmody scored to make it 2-1.
Then he got two more empty netters, including one at about the 5-second mark.
The win rockets Swampscott into the Div. 3 North Sectional finals on Saturday vs. Bedford, at 4:30 p.m. in Stoneham.
Swampscott advanced to the semis with a convincing 10-1 defeat of St. Joseph Prep last Saturday in Stoneham.
Bedford, 9-8-3, the No. 9 seed, advanced to the finals by defeating Shawsheen, 3-1.
Bedford made it to the semi-finals by ousting the No. 1 seed in the tournament, Lowell, in a shoot-out (4-3).
Big Blue received a bye in the tournament's first round by virtue of its No. 3 seed and 15-5 season record.
The win against Marblehead was Blue's 17th of the season.
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