Head Coach: Don Lowe (8th season)
Last Year’s Record: 6-9-5
Captains: Mike Muniz, Sr., D; Alex Webb, Sr., F; Pete Mondello, Sr., F.
Key Returning Players: Jesse Glidden, Sr., G; Cam DeCoste, Sr., F; Casey Noyes, Jr., F; Matt Lane, Jr., F.
Key Newcomers: Jarrod Favazza, Soph., F; Derek Morris, Soph., G; Eddie Mahoney, Fresh., F; Alex Enes, Fresh., F; Steve Tattoni, Fresh., D.
Strengths: Work Ethic, the Fishermen have competed with some good teams in the preseason constantly bringing the effort and doing the little things.
Concerns: Scoring, Gloucester graduated its top four scorers and has struggled to put the puck in the net during preseason scrimmages.
Coach’s Outlook: “We are going to have to be a lunch pale gang this year. We have a lot of new faces but I like the way the team has worked hard in the preseason.”
Season Opener: Wednesday, December 19 vs. Danvers (6:00 p.m.)
Head Coach: Derek Papalegis (5th season)
Last Year’s Record: 13-6-1 (lost to Bedford 6-2 in Division 3 North Semifinals)
Captains: Conor Douglass, Sr., F; Mike Tupper, Sr., F; Josh Guertin, Sr., F; Kyle Edmonds, Sr., F.
Key Returning Players: Colby Foster, Sr., Alex Amoroso, Sr., F; G; Jonathan Ferrante, Jr., D; Jake O’Maley, Jr., F; Alex Rollins, Jr., D; John Tucker, Jr., F; Marc Castonguay, Soph., D.
Key Newcomers: Anthony Lang, Fresh., F.
Strengths: Experience, the Vikings lost just one senior from last years team and have multiple players with three or four years varsity experience and a wealth of postseason experience.
Concerns: Complacency, Rockport does not want to rely on its raw talent, it wants to work hard and grind out wins as well.
Coach’s Outlook: “I think there’s high expectations for this team. I’m looking for the team not to believe the hype and put in the hard work to live up to those expectations and play up to their potential.”
Season Opener: Saturday, December 15 at Swampscott (3:00 p.m.), at Salem State