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Tide boys co-op hockey grounds the Jets to open season on convincing note

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Everett faces Lynn again in the home opener on Dec. 21 at 4 p.m.

The Everett boys’ co-op hockey team kicked off the coach Craig Richards era on a successful note with a convincing 8-1 win over the Lynn Jets at Lynn’s Connery Rink last Saturday.

The Crimson Tide led, 3-0 after one period, and 6-0 after two. “The kids showed up to play, and played hard throughout the entire game,” said Richards afterwards.

Everett’s David Saia and Revere’s Ollie Svenson paced the offensive attack with two goals apiece. Revere freshman Frankie Annunzita lit the lamp once, along with sophomore Liam Thompson (Mystic Valley), senior Chris Cecca (Revere) and Jacob Cantone (Everett).

Sophomore goalie Ben Rosa (Malden) made 15 saves to help lead his teammates to victory, while the Tide peppered the Malden net with 35 shots. “We played very well on Saturday,” said Richards.

The Everett co-op boys took on Medford at Medford’s LoConte Rink on Dec. 15 after press deadline. It’s a game that always provides a challenge for most Greater Boston League (GBL) teams. The Mustangs consistently have strong clubs that routinely make the state tournament. But Richards’ young club was hoping to continue their fine showing from the Lynn game to give the Mustangs a battle in order to send a message that they are ready to compete on this level.

Everett will then host Lynn in a rematch on Wednesday, Dec. 21, at 4 p.m., before facing off against host Somerville two weeks later on Wednesday, Jan. 4, starting at 5:30 p.m.

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