Next stop: the postseason. After the Marblehead High boys hockey team (8-3 in the Northeastern Conference, 13-5-2 overall) completed a sensational regular season under the direction of new coach Mark Marfione, it is ready to take on the rest of the state in the Division 2 state tournament.
As the 16th seed, the Magicians will host Norwood (12-6-2), the 17th seed, in a Round of 32 game at Salem State University’s Rockett Arena on Wednesday, March 1, beginning at 7:30 p.m.
In their last four regular season games, the Magicians went 2-1-1 to get ready for March Madness. They defeated Shawsheen (3-2) and Beverly (4-2) before tying Lowell (1-1) and dropping a 2-1 decision to Triton on Feb. 23.
Junior captain Hogan Sedky is one of the team’s leading scorers with 10 goals and 16 assists. Sophomore James Caeran has 12 goals and 11 assists. Sophomore Kyle Hart ended the regular season with six goals and 14 assists.