Hockey wins two in a row


Sean Lyons

Liam Lyons and Eddie Mahoney celebrate after a shorthanded goal


After losing their home opener against Danvers, Gloucester hockey stepped it up and won two conference games making them 2-0 in the south conference. They won against both Swampscott and Revere, showing they still dominate the conference.

“If we want to keep winning games we need to become more disciplined,” said senior captain Alex Enes. “We can’t afford getting all of these penalty minutes because in the future they will be the reason we lose.”

Even though the Fishermen won both games, the amount of penalty minutes the team had was overwhelming. The only positive that came from these penalty minutes were how well the Fishermen dealt with them. Their penalty kill was amazing in the Revere game killing off all seven penalties, one being a four minute.

One thing Gloucester did very well was taking the body. The physical presence of the Fishermen is back, and by the end of both first periods in both games, Swampscott and Revere did not want to have anything to do with the fighting Fishermen.

The defensive style of Gloucester also contributed to both these wins, helping control the pace and momentum of the entire game. Even being on the penalty kill, the Fishermen still controlled the game.

The Fishermen’s top players have been doing what needs to be done to win games. Ethan Brennan and Robby Horne, two major players returning for their next game, look to continue this momentum against their next matchup, Lynnfield at the McVan/O’Keefe Memorial Rink in Peabody at 8:15.