Disappointing start for GHS hockey

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Michael Lattof

Sal Costanzo scores a goal against Danvers in last Saturday's home opener

EDDIE MAHONEY, Staff Writer

The home opener did not go as well as the Gloucester Fishermen hockey team expected, but it was a battle all the way to the end.  Although they lost to their rivals, the Danvers Falcons 5-4, the team showed a lot of potential.

Danvers is one of the best teams Gloucester will play this season and they are more than ready to get this season going.

Danvers came out strong, scoring two goals in the first period which gave them a 2-0 lead. Being down by two goals was tough to come back from, but the Fishermen answered in the second period by scoring 3 goals.

Freshman Derek Hopkins was the first to score, followed by Eddie Mahoney and Sal Costanzo. After the second period, it was an entirely different game with both teams tied 3-3.

In the third period, both the Fishermen and the Falcons came out to looking to finish the game with a win. Gloucester took a 4-3 lead, their second lead of the game, when Liam Lyons assisted Sal Costanzo for a back door goal.

It looked hopeful for the Fishermen until penalties became their downfall. Danvers took advantage of the small mistakes Gloucester made. With some luck and those little mistakes, Danvers took the lead late in the third period which made the score 5-4.

Even though the game was almost over at this point, the Fishermen did not give up. With under a minute left, they had more than enough chances to tie the game.

It was a hard fought battle between these two rivals. With the win going to Danvers, Gloucester is now 0-1 for the season and are looking for their first win on Wednesday, December 16 against Swampscott at Salem State’s O’Keefe Athletic Center.