Hockey wins first playoff game in eight years


Michael Lattof

Junior Sal Costanzo carries the puck in the defensive zone


Fishermen Hockey had its first playoff win since 2008 against North Andover, Monday night . Sporting their new mohawks, The Fishermen played one of their best games all season – and it could not have come at a better time. The team won 4-1 outplaying their opponent from the start to finish.

“It was a great win,” said senior captain Alex Enes, “but we have to focus and prepare for the next game. We are not done yet.”

The Fishermen started the game strong in the first period bringing a physical presence that was lacking in the past. Despite all of Gloucester’s chances, only North Andover scored, leading Gloucester 1-0 after the first.

Although Gloucester was behind a goal, they came out in the second and answered quickly. Junior Sal Costanzo was the first to score sneaking a goal through the five hole of North Andover’s goalie. Then freshman Robby Horne deflected a shot from the point to take the lead late in the second.

Previously, the Fishermen have struggled to finish the game in the third, but this game the team truly played hard until the final minute. Costanzo scored two more goals to complete his hat-trick, and Noah Poliskey had an amazing game, stopping 25 shots. It was an all-around great performance for the Fishermen.

The Gloucester Fishermen have their next match-up against the third seeded Tewksbury after they beat Revere 4-0 Tuesday night. The game will take place Friday at 6:30 p.m. at the Chelmsford forum.