Vineyard boys hockey team loses to Coyle & Cassidy, 5-2

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The Martha’s Vineyard Regional High School boys hockey team faced off against the strong and experienced Coyle & Cassidy Warriors on Saturday at the MV Arena. Despite a strong start, the Vineyarders came out on the short end against C&C for the second time this season, losing 5-2.

MV took a 1-0 lead early in the first period when senior Joe Davies stole the puck in the Warriors’ zone and wristed a 15 footer into the net. The visitors, however, followed with three scores of their own and led 3-1 after one period.

C&C added goals in the second and third period, before MV’s Josh Forend converted midway through the third period to end the scoring.

The Warriors’ size and experience were factors throughout the game. “We knew we were in for a tough one,” MV coach Matt Mincone said. “We had some unnecessary penalties that made our job harder.”

The Vineyarders, now at 4-8-3, will play at Bishop Stang on Wednesday. According to Coach Mincone, his team still has an outside chance to qualify for the state tournament. To make it, they’ll need at least four wins in their remaining five games. Anything is possible.