The Saugus High School hockey team got its wish and was awarded a postseason playoff spot. The Sachems played Assabet Valley on Thursday (after press deadline) in the first round of the Div. 4 tournament.
Having finished with a 7-12-1 overall regular-season record, the Sachems actually received a relatively high 24thseed in the tourney. There were 45 teams in the playoff bracket. Assabet Valley (12-5) is seeded ninth with a Div. 4 state ranking the same. The Sachems are the 24th ranked team ahead of 30 other squads among the 54 Div. 4 hockey squads.
If Saugus can pull off a win on Thursday, it will go on to play either Ashland or Amesbury in the semifinal round. It appears Saugus would be on the road either way.