Hockey team takes Senior Day win
The Dartmouth High boys’ hockey team has a lot to celebrate: The team’s seniors, a win over league rival Bridgewater-Raynham, and an imminent tournament qualification.
The two teams met on Jan. 26 at Hetland Arena, on the same day as the Indians’ Senior Day, and took a 3-1 win over one of the Indians’ two Old Colony League rivals.
“I thought it was one of the best efforts we’ve had all season,” said Head Coach Mike Cappello.
After a scoreless first period, the Indians broke through with a goal midway through the second period. But the Trojans matched with a goal of their own a few minutes later to close out the second period.
In the third period, the Indians picked up another goal to reclaim the lead, 2-1, and played tight defense to keep the Trojans from tying the game - the Indians settled with a tie in an earlier season game against the team.
“We were able to play good defense in the third period, and battle and come up with the win,” Cappello said.
With seconds left, the Indians made the winning score 3-1 with an empty netter.
The win brings the Indians’ record to 8-3-3, just one point shy of a postseason tournament run. In the league, the team’s record is 1-0-1, with the next game on Wednesday against league rival Barnstable.
“We’ll watch the film and their game and see what we can get better at,” Cappello said.