The Silver Lake High boys’ hockey team continues playing hard against tough competition.
Although the team had a six game winless skid, they snapped it last week with a 5-0 win over North Quincy last week and have kept their competitive season going. At the start of the week, they stood at 4-7-3.
An obstacle faced by the Lakers so far this season has been being on the younger side defensively, but the team certainly is improved in comparison to where they were last year. That time around, they went 5-15-1 during the regular season and made the playoffs via the Sullivan Rule.
Still, the team does have an asset in its offense. Through 14 games, they had put up a respectable 39 goals despite playing a tough and highly competitive Patriot League schedule.
At the start of the week, sophomore forward Kevin Cardarelli had scored a team-high nine goals and was tied for second on the team with 14 points. Junior forward Alex Heffernan led the team in points with 15 as he had netted eight goals and dished out seven assists. His classmate, fellow forward David Marani (eight goals, six assist) was also among the three players on pace to score more than 10 goals by the end of the season while averaging at least a point per game offensively.
Sophomore Nicholas Solari (four goals, four assists) and junior Andrew Johnson (one goal, seven assists) have also been contributors to the Lakers offense.
Also, in net, senior Alden Maguire has been sharp for the Lakers all season. The team’s captains this season are defensemen John Evans, Liam Kelliher and Nick Iarossi. They are among the nine seniors on the squad this season.
The Lakers next game is this Saturday, Feb. 3 at 5:00 p.m. at Hobomock Ice Arena in Pembroke against Plymouth North.