It’s day 2 of our winter sports preview week, and today we take a look at both the boys and girls hockey teams, who like their basketball counterparts are both coming off tournament appearances last season. The boys ended last year with a 15-6-1 overall record, good for second place in the Herget and the 2 seed in D1 South, where after beating Natick in the quarterfinals, the team saw their run come to an end against Braintree in the sectional semifinals. This year the boys look once again primed for another run towards a Herget title and a tournament appearance with key returners including sophomore goaltender Andrew Hubbard.
The girls meanwhile unfortunately saw their streak of 3 straight state final appearances come to an end last season, as despite capturing yet another Herget title with a 14-5-3 overall record, the team saw their postseason run come to an end sooner than they would’ve liked, as after a preliminary round victory over Stoneham the girls fell 2-1 in overtime to Westwood. This year’s team will see a lot of familiar faces returning who saw big impacts last season, and look for the Raiders to once again be right there atop the Bay State Conference. Tomorrow we will preview both the indoor track teams!