Boys Hockey Team Heads to the Garden


The SHS hockey team thanks fans for their support during Saturday’s game against Watertown

The Scituate High School boys varsity hockey team will advance to TD Garden after Saturday night’s 4-2 victory over Watertown. The team will compete on Sunday, March 19th, at 5:30 p.m. in the ultimate spot.

The last time the Scituate boy’s team made it to the Garden was in 2017, when they did not come out on top with a victory. However, this loss serves as fuel for a 2023 win. In hopes to stand alongside the 1985 champions, the boys are ready to battle Nashoba Valley with everything they have. After previously playing this team last year and winning 7-1, the team hopes the results will be similar this year. 

After ending the school day on Friday, March 10th, SHS students were eager to attend the Saturday matchup between Watertown and Scituate. Although the hour-long drive takes some time, fans were ready to be loud and cheer on the team. Along with the Sailor pride, fans brought five-gallon jugs that served as drums, providing noise, energy, and a powerful beat. Saturday night’s game left Sailor fans confident in the team’s ability to bring home a win. 

With the back-and-forth battle between the two teams, Scituate started off strong, leading in the first period 2-0. After Watertown’s close comeback toward the final minutes of the game, the Sailors were able to secure the win with a goal from SHS junior John Donahue and an open net goal in the final seconds by senior Teagen Pratt. Donahue said, “Without the great pass from my teammate Teagen Pratt, my goal would not have been possible.” The boys’ close connection off the ice clearly carried onto the ice during the game. 

When asked how they are able to overcome adversity within their games, junior Jackson Belsan commented, “It is important to stay focused on the game no matter the score or how our team is performing.” Junior Jim Sullivan added, “It is important to bring your teammates up when they are down.” With these strong words of inspiration, it is clear the boys are always trying to remain positive in order to perform at the highest level. 

After four years of being on the team, senior Tim Lochiatto said, “To play at the Garden as a senior is huge and is all that I have been working for my whole career. Ending the season at the Garden is awesome.”

Scituate hockey fans are just as excited as the players, rooting alongside their friends for a big win. To win the game Lochiatto said he and his teammates must “focus on doing the little things right, and play the way we know we can play.”