Lowell, Mass. -- Tyler Sifferlen and Brian Cameron each scored twice as No. 2 Malden Catholic surged past No. 7 Catholic Memorial for a 6-4 win and a series sweep in Super 8 action at the Tsongas Center on Wednesday night.
Sifferlen, a UMass Lowell recruit, scored the game-winning goal with 1.8 seconds left in the second period when he jammed a rebound home past Catholic Memorial goaltender Brandon Collett. It was the third goal in a span of just less than four minutes that MC erased a two-goal deficit to be up one heading into the final period.
John McLean and Matt Filipe each scored special teams goals for the Lancers. McLean, a defenseman, plays up front on the power play and poked home a rebound. Filipe, a Northeastern commit, scored a four-on-four goal when he forced a turnover just inside the blue line.
Junior Alexis Reissis replaced freshman Kyle Casey after Catholic Memorial's fourth goal and closed the door after that.
Zach Sullivan and Paul Hardiman each had two goals for Bill Hanson's Catholic Memorial team while defenseman Tim Weinstein and forward Aaron Clancy each chipped in with a pair of assists. Collett made some terrific saves to keep Malden Catholic from blowing the game open further.
Malden Catholic will await the winner of the series between Springfield Cathedral and Duxbury. The Panthers of SC currently lead that series 1-0 with game two Thursday evening at Tsongas Center. Cathedral defeated Malden Catholic, 5-2, in the final game of the regular season.
BC High shut out Xaverian to wrap that series up in the first game on Wednesday. The Eagles will play the winner of Austin Prep and Central Catholic.
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