The Bedford High School boys’ hockey team will pursue its 12th win of 2021-22 as the regular season draws to a close Thursday beginning at 1:10 p.m. vs. Somerville High at The Edge Sports Center.
Head Coach Brian Seabury said the year so far “has really been a nice surprise. For them to possibly get 12 wins is a fine achievement for the guys. It just shows how hard they’ve worked.”
Monday’s 2-0 triumph over Methuen was the sixth win in seven games for the Bucs, lifting their record to 10-5-3.
Even though they beat Somerville 9-3 less than a month ago, the Bucs are not looking past Thursday’s game. “We definitely need to win that one,” said the coach, with an eye on the Division 3 power rankings. Bedford was slotted 18th out of 32 before beating Methuen.
Seabury pointed to his second line as one of the reasons for the recent surge. Lucas Tucker, James Naylor, and Nick Tatarczuk “have really produced, really been effective now for three-quarters of the season.”
Some of the freshmen seeing meaningful ice time are feeling more comfortable, he added; “they’re no longer afraid to make mistakes.” The team has been more responsive offensively at even strength, Seabury said.
Seabury hopes to scout some potential opponents this weekend. Sunday morning the Bucs will prepare for post-season play with a scrimmage at Melrose High “so we can get some legs under us and stay competitive,” the coach said.
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