Let the games begin

Riley Constantine gathers his hockey gear in the parking lot as he prepares to head into the Veteran’s Allied Rink for EHS hockey practice. (Photo by Jim Mahoney)

Hockey will drop the puck March 9, football kicks off April 16

By LORENZO RECUPERO

In recent years, Everett High School hockey’s been heating up. 

Beginning March 9, the official start date of this year’s Coronavirus-shortened regular season, which is slated to stretch over 8 games total, the Crimson Tide will hit the ice looking to assert themselves as one of the Greater Boston League’s (GBL) top teams.

At 4PM on Tuesday, fittingly, they’ll start their mission against Medford, one of the top hockey programs in the area. Getting an opening day win there would immediately put the Tide in the top-teams conversation.  

“Last year, [we didn’t win a championship] there was moral victories, including a big win over Medford,” said longtime EHS coach Alex Naumann, assessing where his team stands now while looking back at a late season win (8-5) over Medford last year. The win meant so much because Medford pummeled the Tide, 17-1, in their first meeting. 

The redemption tour for EHS hockey may have started with the win over Medford last year, as they narrowly missed by just one point their first postseason berth in several years.

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