Franklin High boys’ hockey squad embraces move up to Division 1

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Devon Maloof is hungry.

Each of the last three seasons, as the Franklin High boys’ hockey team made a run to the Division 2 state final, the goaltender was there, watching as the excitement of being so close to winning it all gave way — sometimes slowly, sometimes suddenly — to disappointment.

First, his freshman year, it was a 2-1 loss to Tewksbury in the state tournament. Then a 3-2 setback to Wilmington. Last year, he was in net for a 4-0 blowout to Wilmington.

That leaves Maloof, fellow goalie Mike Donadio, and the rest of their senior class with one more shot to get over the hump — a hump that just got a whole lot bigger.

Franklin has been moved up to Division 1 by the Massachusetts Interscholastic Athletic Association this season.

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