Hockey

Triton 9, Somerville 1

Dropped into the preliminary round with a No. 19 seed, Triton (11-9-2) took care of business over an hour away in emphatic fashion. Triton will next play No. 3 seed Boston Latin (14-2-4) in Watertown Thursday at 5:30 p.m.

Fueled by Mike Fish, who was playing with a heavy heart after his grandmother passed away, the junior assistant captain had four assists. Nate Williamson and Schyler Reilly each had four points with three goals and an assist apiece. Jacob Wood had a goal and an assist, Cam D'Agostino had a goal, Jared Salmon had a goal, Kyle Hillick had his first career varsity point with an assist, Tucker Johnson had an assist, and Carl Orlandi had 13 saves in the Vikings win.

"It was kind of a weird game, we played five minutes and then Matt Velonis took a slap shot off the face mask, which bent the case and gashed him just above the eye," Triton coach Drew Wile said. "We had about a 30-minute delay to get him help and clean up all the blood, and then we came back out to play the final 10 minutes of the first period. Over those next 10 minutes we scored two shorthanded goals, one by Nate Williamson and then one by Jacob Wood.

"So it was our first tournament game, one of our top players goes down early, and guys had to pick it up," Wile continued. "I was proud of them. Our defense did a good job keeping Somerville outside and we clogged the neutral zone. I was very pleased with the effort."

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