The game could have gone either way, but the Silver Lake High boys’ hockey team shined when it mattered most.
The Lakers were tied with the Quincy High Presidents after three periods of play in their opening game of the season. However, the Lakers struck first in overtime and won the game 5-4. It took place on Wednesday, Dec. 15 on the road at the Quincy Youth Arena.
Patrick Murphy gave the Lakers what they needed in overtime, scoring the game-winning goal. It was his first career varsity goal – and it was the one that put his team over the top.
Other Lakers who scored goals in the win include: JD Henley, Sam Dilley, Mark Kelleher, and Brett Evans. Meanwhile, Aiden Dunphy had two assists.
A few days later, the Lakers had their first loss of the season. The Lakers faced the Marshfield Rams at Hobomock Ice Arena on Saturday, Dec. 18; the Rams beat them 9-1.
The Lakers are back to playing a normal season this year, if all goes well. The expectation is that there will be a statewide MIAA tournament after the regular season. And unlike last season, teams are playing some out-of-league games once again.
The Lakers next game will take place after Christmas. They are scheduled to play the Whitman-Hanson Panthers on Monday, Dec. 27 at Rockland Arena; the start time was to be determined..