LHS Boys' Hockey Team Falls to Woburn in Opener
Minutemen hope to build off strong third period.
"Woburn, they'll be a Super 8 team," Greg Fowke, LHS's head coach said. "They're a top 1-2 team.
"They're just a very skilled team. They have four or five skilled players in the league," Fowke continued. "We had a great effort, we just need to work on some things. When you play a team like (Woburn) and you make a couple mistakes, they put it in the back of the net."
Chaz Smith tended goal in the first two periods for Lexington, followed by Cam Massie who took over in the third.
Fowke called it a tough first game for the Minutemen.
"We're a little inexperienced," he said. "We need to get a little bit better on our own end."
But Fowke said that Lexington turned in a good effort nonetheless, and was especially pleased with the play of senior captains David Nardella and Charlie Guthrie.
"They set great examples with their effort," he said. "We saw a lot of positive. We had (some shots) at times. There were some scoring chances there. When you're playing in your own end you have to be able to get out of your end. We were playing in our end for minutes at a time."
Down 4-0 after the second period, Fowke told his players to not give up any more goals and to win the period.
"We didn't give up a goal in the third period," coach said.
Fowke told the Minutemen after the loss that it's a building opportunity.
"You build on that third period and, we're honest with each other," he said. "We're not where we'd like to be. We need to work on some things. Our effort is something we can improve; our hard work is something you're going to create a program on.
"You don't get too high, you don't get too low," the coach continued. "Too excited over a win, too low over a loss. Go in and draw some positives. You just build on it from there."
The Minutemen (0-1) play at Wakefield Memorial High School at 8 p.m. on Saturday.
"It's very early in the season, we're still finding out who we are," Fowke said.