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A number of teams are shooting to add to their legacy. Others are fighting to create their own.
In the state tournament, every team starts with a clean slate.
The St. Mary’s of Lynn girls ‘ hockey team is the defending Division 1 state champions. But at 10-6-6, the Spartans entered Wednesday night’s preliminary round matchup against Hingham as the 15th seed in a 24-team field.
Frank Pagliuca’s team may have more experience than a year ago, with 10 returning players, but consistency has been an issue.
“Mentally we haven’t been ready to play and that’s cost us a bit this year,” said the St. Mary’s coach. “ We have to focus on coming out to a strong start.”