Hockey team ends postseason run in the quarter finals
The Dartmouth High ice hockey team’s postseason journey came to an end at Gallo Arena on March 3, as the team fell to Bourne 2-1.
The Div. 3 South quarter final match was a struggle for the Indians early on, as fourth seeded Bourne took a 1-0 lead early in the first period. In the second period, Damien Meseiros put the Indians' first point on the board, but with three minutes remaining Bourne took the lead once again.
The Indians, who held the 12th seed in the division, were not able to put another point on the board, and lost 2-1.
Despite the loss, Head Coach Mike Cappello felt the team had put forth its best effort in the match.
“It was a battle today,” Cappello said. “It was up and down. I was really happy with the effort that our team put forth today.”
Cappello credit the Indians’ goalie, Charlie Gamache, with playing an excellent game. He noted Bourne’s goalie was a tough challenge for the Indians.
“We never gave up, but their goalie came up big,” Cappello said.
The team had defeated Silver Lake in the preliminary round 5-4 in overtime, and on March 1 defeated Greater New Bedford Vocational Technical High School 10-5.
With the season now over, Cappello noted next season’s team is shaping up to be successful despite the loss of seven seniors.
“We still have a nice group of underclassmen who can play and have a lot of experience,” Cappello said. “The future still looks great. The seniors have left a strong legacy for these guys to build off of.”
The loss closes the Indians’ season with a 13-6-4 record.