The Swampscott Big Blue hockey team celebrates beating Essex Tech in the first round of the Division 3 North tournament Thursday at Stoneham Arena. (Item Photo | Spenser R. Hasak)
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Swampscott boys hockey upsets No. 4 Essex Tech

STONEHAM -- Sometimes, a game can turn on one play. Such was the case Thursday night as the No. 13 Swampscott boys hockey team upset No. 4 Essex Tech with a 2-0 shutout victory in the opening round of the Division 3 North tournament at Stoneham Arena.

Drew Olivieri scored twice and freshman goalie Jack Russo made 17 saves to lead the way for the Big Blue.

Both coaches -- Gino Faia of Swampscott and Mark Leonard of Essex Tech -- said that the big play of the night came in the first period when the game was scoreless. 

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