The Hopkinton High School boys hockey team made quick work of North Attleboro on Wednesday night at New England Sports Center in Marlborough, opening postseason play with a 9-0 rout.
Drew Morse and Charlie Purpura scored in the opening period. The Hillers blew open the game with five goals in the second, including a pair each from Joe Carrazza and Pavit Mehra. James Hayward made it 8-0 in the third, and Purpura scored the final tally with just over a second remaining.
Jack Lang picked up the win in the HHS goal.
Eighth-seeded Hopkinton advances to play Tri-Valley League rival Westwood on Sunday at 2:10 p.m., also at New England Sports Center.
Boys hoops bows out
The HHS boys basketball team saw its season come to an end with a 71-67 loss to host Brookline in a Division 1 preliminary round game.
The game was tied at 36 at the half, but the Hillers could not pull it out down the stretch.
The Hillers take solace in a strong season that ended with a 14-7 record.
“Sad to think I’ll never be stepping on the court again, but I couldn’t have asked for a better group of guys and season to end it off,” senior guard Zach Hyman shared.