With less than two weeks left in the regular season, the ninth-ranked Hingham boys’ hockey team finds itself on the bubble of being a Super 8 team. But with a 3-1 win over No. 12 Winchester Monday, the Harbormen (12-5-1) made a statement in showing that they belong in the tournament. Hingham took an early lead in the first period when senior forward Jack Gordon scored off a rebound from his own shot. The goal was assisted by Luke D’Antuono and Jake Hanlon. “We knew it was going to be a tough game. They are always tough defensively and we got a goal early in the game which really helped,” said Hingham coach Tony Messina. The Sachems (11-4-2) tied the score early in the second period, but Hingham regained the lead for good when junior center Matt Brazel converted a pass from the point from junior defenseman John Carlson for a one-time goal. The Harbormen got an insurance goal late in the third period. Brazel passed the puck to senior defenseman Corbin Robichaud, who fired a shot that was deflected through the five-hole by junior forward Sam D’Antouono to give Hingham a 3-1 lead. Senior goalie John Grienier (11 saves) kept Winchester off the board in the final 5 minutes to preserve the win. Going into the game, Messina said Hingham’s strategy was to pepper the Winchester net. The strategy was successful as the Harbormen outshot the Sachems, 37-12.
Hingham 3, Winchester 1
Monday, Feb. 11, 2013, at Hingham
Updated: Monday, Feb. 11, 2013, 9:38 p.m.