Boys hockey opens season with a win


Michael F. Lattof Jr.

Senior Ethan Brennan scores on Beverly’s open net in Wednesday’s game last year.


The Gloucester Fishermen started their season with a win against the Beverly Panthers last Wednesday in their home opener, ending with a score of 7-3.

The Fishermen came out ready to play in the first period. With 12:27 left in the period, Ethan Brennan found the net after receiving a pass from Sal Costanzo. The Panthers came back with a goal from Ryan Munzing, assisted by Conor Hanlon.

Gloucester’s Timothy White broke the tie with a goal assisted by Harrison Marshall with 4:48 left, but Beverly’s Andrew Mezza answered with another goal assisted by Timmy McCarthy, tying up the game by the end of the first period.

Freshman E.J. Field put Gloucester back in the lead during the second period with an assist from Costanzo. Another goal was scored for Gloucester by senior Eric Chalmers with an assist from John John Mondello. Beverly did not find the net during the second period, giving Gloucester a 4-2 lead.

Both teams came out determined in the third period. John John Mondello scored the first goal for Gloucester in the third period, followed by another scored by Lucas Cornetta. Beverly’s Andrew Mezza scored the last goal for Beverly with an assist from Timmy McCarthy and Steve Hallinan. Ethan Brennan ended the game by scoring with 31.3 seconds left in the game.

The Panthers put up a fight, but fell short to the Fishermen with a final score of 3-7. Junior Goalie Max Churchill finished the game with a total of 22 saves.