Fishermen hockey makes history sweeping Marblehead


Elise Amaral

Gloucester Fishermen Hockey celebrates after their 7-3 win against Marblehead.

YAHIR COLLADO, Sports Writer

This past Wednesday, Fishermen Hockey unleashed an offensive onslaught in the final minutes of the game to win 7-3 against the Marblehead Magicians. Gloucester defended the tank and looked to make history. Everyone got a piece of the biscuit with seven different Fishermen goal scorers in the game. 

“The energy was there from the start of the game and we were all excited to play and sweep Marblehead for the first time in 17 years,” junior Jack Delaney said. “We knew we could win if we worked hard and made the right plays. We were all in and made history and swept Marblehead for the first time in 17 years.”

Gloucester’s Delaney, in his first game back after a nine-game absence, beat the defender on the right-wing to score the game’s opening goal. Marblehead’s Hogan Sedky, came up from the left-wing, scored the game’s next goal top shelf, which tied the game.  The remainder of the first period was a stalemate offensive battle that resulted in a tie of 1-1 at the end of the period.

The Fishermen began the second period with offensive pressure. Their pressure led to a give-and-go play by Gloucester sophomore Emerson Marshall and Delaney that resulted in a goal from Marshall. Gloucester’s Aidan Donald later scored off of a previously rebounded shot on net, leading the game 3-1. Magician Connor Jalbert scored Marblehead’s second goal on a breakaway Gloucester sophomore Brett Cunningham responded with a deflection off of the back of Magician goalie Griffin Winter, leaving Gloucester up 4-2 to conclude the second period.

Both teams started the third period off with defensive energy. Marblehead’s Chris Locke, interrupted a Fishermen pass that led to a Magician goal. Although short-handed, Fishermen captain Jack Costanzo found a way to steal the puck from a Marblehead defender and scored. Shortly after, Gloucester junior Drew White drove up the left board to pass the puck to sophomore Joseph Orlando who slid the biscuit right in front of the crease. The puck remained in Marblehead’s zone for the remainder of the period. Fisherman Colby Jewell scored Gloucester’s seventh goal from the point, on the Fishermen power play. The Fishermen won the game with a final score of 7-3.

“The first two period were fast paced, up and down hockey, the third period was a little more broken up with weird calls affecting both teams,” Head Coach Derek Geary said, “Overall, we were able to match Marblehead’s tenacity and always had an answer when they made a push. Our penalty kill was particularly effective,” Geary said. “I thought Jack Costanzo’s shorthanded goal to make it 5-3 was the most important play, emotionally and momentum-wise in the entire game. Our Goalie Nick Tarantino also made several key saves to maintain our lead in tight moments.”

The Fishermen with their season sweep over Marblehead and move on to 10-2. Gloucester’s next opponent will be the Division 1 Woburn Tanners, this Sunday, at the O’Brien Ice Rink.