Hockey Family

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Crimson Tide defenseman Kaleigh Snook (9) chases down a loose puck against Minutemen Regional High School.  (Photo By Joseph Prezioso)

By Lorenzo Recupero

Crimson Tide starting defenseman Kaleigh Snook comes from a long line of EHS hockey alumni, and though she’s the only female on the list, she’s just one of the guys when on the ice.

“I first started at about 2-3 years old and evolved from there,” said EHS junior Kaleigh Snook on where this playing hockey thing all started for her.

Her father, Chris Snook, is a class of 86’ alumni who played hockey for the Tide. His brother, John Snook, a class of 77’ alumni, was a former hockey all-star at EHS. Kaleigh’s two brothers, Ryan (17’) and Nick (19’) also played defenseman for the Tide. So It’s safe to say Kaleigh’s had ice running in her veins since she was born.

“Hockey has been in the family,” said Chris Snook, who coached all three of his children during the developmental youth league years and is proud that hockey has become synonymous with Snook in Everett.

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EHS hockey a draw away from postseason

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Everett goalkeeper DJ Schovanec (30) reaches to deflect the puck during a varsity match against Revere/Malden High School at Allied Veterans Skating Rink. (photo by Joseph Prezioso)

By Lorenzo Recupero

It’s been a long four years since Everett High School put a team on the ice in the postseason.

And now, a win or a draw away from clinching a tournament berth, there’s no one better to tell the tale of how the Crimson Tide have turned it around than senior captain and goalie, DJ Schovanec.

“I know it sounds crazy to think about [EHS in the playoffs] because when you hear Everett you don’t really think about hockey, ” said Schovanec, who was semi-part of the last team to make the postseason four years ago as an eighth grader that participated in practices for the junior varsity.

He was watching that game from the stands four years ago, and his recollections tell him he’s got to make sure he changes how he remembers things.

“[The playoff loss] wasn’t even pretty, as an eighth grader watching I could see that we were getting blown out of the water,” recalled Schovanec, who is 9-4-1 overall in net this season and looking to change Everett hockey’s fortunes for the better this time around. Continue reading EHS hockey a draw away from postseason