Scituate Hockey: A Promising Season Ahead


As the fall sports season has come to a close, it’s time for winter sports to slide into action. One of our most promising sports teams here at SHS has to be the hockey team. After coming off a first-round loss in the MIAA Division III  tournament last year, the Sailors look even more dangerous. 

The Sailors are guided by their senior captains: defenseman Matthew Seghezzi, forward Dan Brown, forward Will Chatterton, and forward Teagen Pratt. All four of the captains were a crucial part of the 2021-2022 season. 

The Sailors opened the season at 1-1 with a win over Norwood and a loss to Norwell.  Both games carried a number of highlights and disappointments. Coach Brian Hurcombe stated that the Sailors simply had a “poor effort” to open the game; however, a strong third period helped to keep the deficit to only one goal. “It was the best third period I’ve seen in a long time,” Hurcombe commented, with three late goals bringing some life to the Sailor’s offense.

Looking forward to the rest of the season, Hanover seems to be the most important game on the schedule. The Hawks are the defending division III state champions, and a bitter semifinal loss to Hanover is still burning in the hearts of our hockey team.

The Sailors are returning 16 players. The biggest loss the team faces is in between the pipes. Star goalie Cole Coyne graduated and is now playing for the Cape Cod Seahawks Juniors Team. Junior Thomas McMellen has taken over as the last line of defense for the team. Several other seniors graduated and have been major losses for the team. Coach Hurcombe overall has a positive attitude on the season and is confident his veteran players can step up and take on roles as leaders for the team.

As fans look to the future during the Sailor’s season, they are extremely optimistic. The sailors have been able to outshoot their competition 211 to 58 in just four games. With the fans rallying behind them, the Sailors are becoming a formidable threat.