The Hingham Harbormen and Duxbury Dragons got together for an early season scrimmage with newly chosen teams. The two oceanside rivals played hard and like a game. Hingham scored late to take the 2-1 win. Both teams showed well and all three goalies that played looked sharp.
The scrimmage was played like a real game with two referees and ice cut after each 15 minute period. Hingham did not take a penalty and Duxbury made two trips to the box.
The first period saw Hingham with a slight advantage in chances. They came close to scoring but the first was more about shaking off some rust for both teams with some feeling each other out. Duxbury Senior netminder Mike Cicerone quickly showed that he was ready for the job after playing behind star Steve Pisani (NMH) for a couple years.
Duxbury struck first as senior Grady Abban took a pass in the slot from freshman Hutchison Rose. Abban wristed it home for the lead with 5:07 left in the second. Hingham responded with a snipe by junior 2004 Wyatt Iaria with 1:55 left. After a fairly even second, the teams went to the room knotted at 1-1.
The third saw Hingham’s experienced players start to make a push. Their top line saw a lot of time against an inexperienced Dragons defense. There were a couple posts hit and some icings to get out of trouble by Duxbury. Finally, senior Lars Osterberg broke through with 1:55 left. Paul Forbes drove and had a puck tipped from him. He regained possession and spun away from pressure to feed Lars on the weak side. Osterberg had the whole net to tap home the winner.
First: Mike Cicerone (Duxbury)
Second: Paul Forbes (Hingham)
Third: Bob Falvey (Hingham)