The Marblehead boys hockey team (1-1 in the NEC, 3-2-1 overall) ended the 2022 portion of its schedule with an electrifying 4-3 overtime win over host Woburn, 4-3, on Dec. 29.
Chris Locke, Hogan Sedky, freshman London McDonald and sophomore James Caeran accounted for the Marblehead lamplighters. Despite the Tanners dominating early, the Magicians maintained their composure to stay close on the scoreboard, and they had goalie Griffin Winter to thank for the opportunity to eventually secure the two points in the extra period.
The Marblehead boys only trailed 1-0 after two but then faced a 2-0 deficit early on in the third period after the Tanners scored a power-play goal. The locals got the comeback started on Locke’s tally, followed by an unassisted marker by Sedky to tie the score.
After the Tanners briefly reclaimed the lead, McDonald tied up the proceedings once again to force overtime, where Caeran netted the game-winner as time was running out.
The Marblehead boys have since been savoring this well-earned victory over the holiday break, before getting back to work to face host Winthrop on Jan. 7, as the Northeastern Conference schedule picked up again in the new year.
Danvers follows on Jan. 11 before the Magicians host the Saugus-Peabody co-op on Saturday, Jan. 14 at Salem State University’s O’Keefe Athletic Center, starting at 7:30 p.m.