Young hockey team looks to rebuild

Photo by Nicole Harnishfeger

Derrick Marland works on his stick-handling skills during a recent varsity hockey practice.       

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By Jonnie Hersey
Contributing Writer


(Dec. 13, 2012) Last year, the varsity hockey team fell short of the playoffs with a 7-10-1 record, and also said goodbye to longtime head coach Jack Moran. This year, despite losing a handful of core players, the team is looking to stay competitive and find success under new head coach Jon Bell.

The Whalers will open their season at home against Mayflower Athletic Conference foe Blue Hills Wednesday, Dec. 19, before facing non-league Sacred Heart on the road Dec. 22.

Bell said he is looking to build off of the success Moran had in previous years while ultimately aiming to make his program the pinnacle of the youth hockey expe­rience on Nantucket.

 

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